The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 114 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.81% 3.92% 3.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.94% 21.15% 16.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 37
Average daily rate
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£275 £265 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% +39.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £149 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £458 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 18
Average hourly rate £12.38 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £19.34 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.80%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
497 364 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.97% 18.51% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 161 223
Average daily rate £300 £325 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 57 64
Average hourly rate £13.94 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +16 48 £301 -6.09% 9
Warwickshire -2 14 £200 -20.63%
Staffordshire +3 8 £190 - 1
West Bromwich - 8 £239 -
Worcestershire -2 7 £315 -3.07% 2
Dudley 0 5 - -
Coventry -13 5 £400 +332.43% 3
Shropshire -7 3 - - 1
Wolverhampton +3 2 £275 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Bilston - - - -
Willenhall - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (48.35%) Windows XP
3 105 (43.39%) Active Directory
4 70 (28.93%) Microsoft
5 49 (20.25%) MS Office
6 44 (18.18%) Migration
7 43 (17.77%) SCCM
8 38 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (15.29%) Citrix
10 35 (14.46%) MS Exchange
10 35 (14.46%) MS Excel
11 32 (13.22%) VMware
12 31 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (12.40%) ITIL
14 26 (10.74%) Windows 8
15 18 (7.44%) XenApp
16 17 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (7.02%) HP
16 17 (7.02%) LAN
17 16 (6.61%) TCP/IP
17 16 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (6.20%) DHCP
19 14 (5.79%) Windows Vista
20 13 (5.37%) Incident Management
20 13 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
20 13 (5.37%) Blackberry
20 13 (5.37%) MSI
21 12 (4.96%) Project Management
21 12 (4.96%) DNS
21 12 (4.96%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 35 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (2.89%) Lync
4 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.07%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.65%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.83%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.83%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 49 (20.25%) MS Office
2 35 (14.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.02%) LAN
2 16 (6.61%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.20%) DHCP
4 12 (4.96%) DNS
5 11 (4.55%) SAN
6 9 (3.72%) WAN
6 9 (3.72%) NetScaler
6 9 (3.72%) VPN
7 8 (3.31%) Wireless
8 4 (1.65%) 3G
8 4 (1.65%) Internet
9 3 (1.24%) VoIP
9 3 (1.24%) Firewall
9 3 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.41%) Broadband
10 1 (0.41%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.65%) MS Access
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (5.37%) MSI
2 3 (1.24%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.83%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.41%) CA Gen
General
1 11 (4.55%) Finance
2 5 (2.07%) Legal
3 4 (1.65%) Retail
4 3 (1.24%) Back Office
5 2 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 45 (18.60%) Support Engineer
2 35 (14.46%) Desktop Support
3 34 (14.05%) Analyst
4 30 (12.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (7.44%) 1st Line Support
6 16 (6.61%) Support Analyst
7 15 (6.20%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (5.37%) Project Manager
9 11 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Deployment Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Administrator
10 10 (4.13%) Service Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (3.72%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (3.31%) IT Support
12 8 (3.31%) Field Engineer
12 8 (3.31%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.13%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.07%) Software Packaging
3 3 (1.24%) DCOM
3 3 (1.24%) WSH
4 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.41%) HTML
4 1 (0.41%) J2EE
4 1 (0.41%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.37%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.72%) NHS
3 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.65%) iPad
5 3 (1.24%) Firmware
6 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.83%) PDA
6 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.41%) CMDB
7 1 (0.41%) FMCG
7 1 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 242 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (48.35%) Windows XP
3 38 (15.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (12.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (10.74%) Windows 8
6 14 (5.79%) Windows Vista
7 8 (3.31%) Android
8 7 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.24%) UNIX
11 2 (0.83%) AIX
11 2 (0.83%) Linux
11 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.83%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.18%) Migration
2 30 (12.40%) ITIL
3 13 (5.37%) Incident Management
4 12 (4.96%) Project Management
5 6 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2
7 4 (1.65%) Test Strategy
8 3 (1.24%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.24%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (1.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (1.24%) Service Management
9 2 (0.83%) ERP
9 2 (0.83%) Configuration Management
9 2 (0.83%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (0.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (0.83%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (0.83%) Logistics
9 2 (0.83%) Data Migration
9 2 (0.83%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (0.83%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.07%) C
2 4 (1.65%) SQL
2 4 (1.65%) VB
3 3 (1.24%) VBA
4 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.41%) VBScript
5 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.41%) Java
5 1 (0.41%) Perl
5 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.72%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.89%) MCSE
5 5 (2.07%) MCP
6 4 (1.65%) MCTS
7 3 (1.24%) MCITP
7 3 (1.24%) CNE
7 3 (1.24%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.83%) Degree
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) PMP
9 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.48%) SLA
2 4 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 105 (43.39%) Active Directory
2 18 (7.44%) XenApp
3 16 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (4.96%) vSphere
6 10 (4.13%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.48%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.07%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (2.07%) XenServer
9 2 (0.83%) Nmap
9 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.41%) IAG
10 1 (0.41%) UAG
Systems Management
1 43 (17.77%) SCCM
2 8 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.24%) WMI
4 3 (1.24%) WSUS
4 3 (1.24%) DameWare
5 2 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.83%) Nessus
5 2 (0.83%) SCOM
5 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.83%) Sysprep
5 2 (0.83%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 70 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 37 (15.29%) Citrix
3 32 (13.22%) VMware
4 17 (7.02%) HP
5 10 (4.13%) Apple
6 7 (2.89%) Lotus
7 6 (2.48%) Cisco
8 5 (2.07%) Dell
8 5 (2.07%) Google
9 4 (1.65%) LANDesk
9 4 (1.65%) McAfee
10 3 (1.24%) Symantec
10 3 (1.24%) NetApp
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle
11 2 (0.83%) EMC
11 2 (0.83%) Juniper
11 2 (0.83%) Meru Networks
11 2 (0.83%) Riverbed
12 1 (0.41%) Kaseya
12 1 (0.41%) BT
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