The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 25 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 120 120 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.72% 5.82% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.90% 28.44% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 29
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% +12.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £93 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £383 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £217 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.93% -21.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 16
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.48 £17.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Windows 7
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
502 422 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.74% 20.47% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 208 204
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 75 42
Average hourly rate £15.64 £13.87 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -28.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 49 £310 +106.66% 10
Shropshire +3 16 £155 -57.53% 4
Staffordshire -9 11 £150 -25.00% 3
Warwickshire -19 11 £233 -25.00% 2
Coventry -15 9 £500 +17.64% 2
West Bromwich - 6 £250 -
Worcestershire -4 5 £303 - 1
Walsall +1 1 - -
Solihull 0 1 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 235 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (50.64%) Windows XP
3 95 (40.43%) Active Directory
4 60 (25.53%) MS Office
5 57 (24.26%) Microsoft
6 53 (22.55%) Migration
7 47 (20.00%) Citrix
8 42 (17.87%) SCCM
9 38 (16.17%) VMware
10 36 (15.32%) MS Exchange
10 36 (15.32%) ITIL
11 35 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (9.79%) Blackberry
14 23 (9.79%) Windows 8
15 22 (9.36%) TCP/IP
16 21 (8.94%) MS Excel
17 20 (8.51%) Cisco
18 19 (8.09%) Lync
19 18 (7.66%) XenApp
20 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 15 (6.38%) SAN
22 14 (5.96%) HP
22 14 (5.96%) DHCP
22 14 (5.96%) SQL
22 14 (5.96%) Reuters
22 14 (5.96%) Incident Management
22 14 (5.96%) Eikon
23 13 (5.53%) XMPP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (15.32%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.09%) Lync
3 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (4.26%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.70%) Apache
6 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) IIS
8 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
Applications
1 60 (25.53%) MS Office
2 21 (8.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (5.96%) Eikon
2 4 (1.70%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.85%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.36%) TCP/IP
2 15 (6.38%) SAN
3 14 (5.96%) DHCP
4 10 (4.26%) DNS
4 10 (4.26%) LAN
4 10 (4.26%) NetScaler
5 8 (3.40%) VPN
6 5 (2.13%) VoIP
6 5 (2.13%) WAN
7 4 (1.70%) 3G
7 4 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.70%) Wireless
8 3 (1.28%) Firewall
9 2 (0.85%) Internet
10 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.13%) MS Access
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.13%) MSI
2 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.85%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.43%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (4.68%) Banking
2 10 (4.26%) Back Office
3 6 (2.55%) Finance
4 5 (2.13%) Automotive
5 4 (1.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Retail
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (19.57%) Analyst
2 43 (18.30%) Support Engineer
3 39 (16.60%) Desktop Support
4 34 (14.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 30 (12.77%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (7.66%) Desktop Analyst
8 17 (7.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 16 (6.81%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (5.53%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (4.26%) Administrator
12 9 (3.83%) Rollout Engineer
13 8 (3.40%) Support Specialist
13 8 (3.40%) Consultant
13 8 (3.40%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (3.40%) IT Support
14 7 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 6 (2.55%) Messaging Engineer
15 6 (2.55%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.53%) XMPP
2 8 (3.40%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.70%) Middleware
4 3 (1.28%) DCOM
5 2 (0.85%) HTML
5 2 (0.85%) jQuery
6 1 (0.43%) OLE
6 1 (0.43%) .NET
6 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.79%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.13%) NHS
5 3 (1.28%) Device Driver
5 3 (1.28%) FMCG
5 3 (1.28%) iPad
5 3 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.85%) Clustering
6 2 (0.85%) CESG
6 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) GIS
7 1 (0.43%) PDA
7 1 (0.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 235 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (50.64%) Windows XP
3 35 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (9.79%) Windows 8
6 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.11%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.13%) UNIX
9 4 (1.70%) Linux
9 4 (1.70%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.55%) Migration
2 36 (15.32%) ITIL
3 14 (5.96%) Incident Management
4 9 (3.83%) Project Management
5 7 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (2.13%) Data Migration
6 5 (2.13%) Project Planning
6 5 (2.13%) PRINCE2
7 4 (1.70%) Validation
7 4 (1.70%) PLM
7 4 (1.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (1.28%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.28%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (1.28%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (1.28%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.28%) Change Management
9 2 (0.85%) Service Management
9 2 (0.85%) Asset Management
9 2 (0.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.96%) SQL
2 8 (3.40%) Java
3 7 (2.98%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.13%) VB
5 3 (1.28%) C
5 3 (1.28%) C#
6 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.70%) MCP
5 3 (1.28%) MCSE
6 2 (0.85%) MCSA
6 2 (0.85%) MCITP
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.43%) CNE
7 1 (0.43%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.55%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 95 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (7.66%) XenApp
4 12 (5.11%) vSphere
5 10 (4.26%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.98%) XenServer
6 7 (2.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (2.98%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.70%) Firmware
7 4 (1.70%) NFS
7 4 (1.70%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 42 (17.87%) SCCM
2 6 (2.55%) WMI
3 5 (2.13%) Sysprep
4 4 (1.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.28%) WSUS
6 2 (0.85%) DameWare
6 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.85%) SCOM
6 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (24.26%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.00%) Citrix
3 38 (16.17%) VMware
4 20 (8.51%) Cisco
5 14 (5.96%) HP
5 14 (5.96%) Reuters
6 12 (5.11%) Lotus
7 11 (4.68%) Dell
8 10 (4.26%) Symantec
9 4 (1.70%) Apple
9 4 (1.70%) NetApp
9 4 (1.70%) Oracle
9 4 (1.70%) SAP
9 4 (1.70%) Google
10 3 (1.28%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.28%) McAfee
11 2 (0.85%) Meru Networks
11 2 (0.85%) Perforce
11 2 (0.85%) IBM
11 2 (0.85%) EMC
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