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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 23 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 90 62 35
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 55 56 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.65% 2.31% 4.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.60% 14.51% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 42
Median daily rate £215 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £117 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £451 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £195 £213
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 37
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.09 £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
573 386 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.24% 15.90% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 181 229
Median daily rate £390 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% +10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 61 78
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £30.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +1 16 £119 +3.26% 2
Shropshire -17 10 £450 -
Coventry -16 8 - - 3
Birmingham -24 7 £300 - 2
Worcestershire -4 5 £135 -67.85%
Staffordshire +3 3 £110 -31.46% 1
Herefordshire -2 3 £275 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 130 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (56.15%) Active Directory
3 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
4 37 (28.46%) MS Office
5 34 (26.15%) Windows XP
6 33 (25.38%) Windows 8
7 27 (20.77%) ITIL
8 25 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 24 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (16.15%) Windows 10
11 19 (14.62%) Google
12 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
12 18 (13.85%) Citrix
13 17 (13.08%) Intel Security
14 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
15 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (10.77%) Remote Desktop
16 13 (10.00%) HP
17 12 (9.23%) SCCM
17 12 (9.23%) VPN
18 11 (8.46%) VMware
18 11 (8.46%) Android
18 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
18 11 (8.46%) Incident Management
18 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (7.69%) Apple iOS
19 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
19 10 (7.69%) Migration
19 10 (7.69%) MCSE
19 10 (7.69%) SLA

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.38%) IBM Notes
3 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.08%) IBM Domino
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.77%) Documentum
7 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (28.46%) MS Office
2 18 (13.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.77%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.92%) Google Apps
1 9 (6.92%) Office 365
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) Remote Desktop
2 12 (9.23%) VPN
3 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.85%) DHCP
4 5 (3.85%) IPv4
5 4 (3.08%) DNS
5 4 (3.08%) LAN
5 4 (3.08%) WAN
6 3 (2.31%) Wireless
7 2 (1.54%) VLAN
7 2 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.77%) DSL
8 1 (0.77%) Firewall
8 1 (0.77%) IMAP
8 1 (0.77%) Intranet
8 1 (0.77%) SAN
8 1 (0.77%) SMTP
8 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.77%) VoIP
8 1 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.77%) MSI
General
1 4 (3.08%) Advertising
1 4 (3.08%) Finance
2 2 (1.54%) German Language
3 1 (0.77%) Banking
3 1 (0.77%) French Language
3 1 (0.77%) Law
3 1 (0.77%) Legal
3 1 (0.77%) Local Government
3 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (34.62%) Analyst
2 24 (18.46%) Service Analyst
3 22 (16.92%) Support Engineer
4 21 (16.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (12.31%) Help Desk Analyst
6 15 (11.54%) Desktop Support
6 15 (11.54%) Support Analyst
7 13 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 12 (9.23%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (8.46%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) Architect
10 10 (7.69%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
10 10 (7.69%) IT Analyst
11 9 (6.92%) Help Desk Support
12 7 (5.38%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (5.38%) IT Support
12 7 (5.38%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (4.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.77%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.92%) Driving Licence
3 6 (4.62%) User Experience
4 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.08%) NHS
5 3 (2.31%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.31%) Statistics
6 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.54%) CMDB
6 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.54%) Pocket PC
7 1 (0.77%) AS400
7 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.77%) iSeries
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) PDA
7 1 (0.77%) PMI
7 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 130 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (26.15%) Windows XP
3 33 (25.38%) Windows 8
4 25 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 24 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (16.15%) Windows 10
7 11 (8.46%) Android
7 11 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.69%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.08%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.54%) Linux
10 2 (1.54%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.77%) Fedora
11 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.77%) Unix
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.77%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.77%) ITIL
2 11 (8.46%) Incident Management
3 10 (7.69%) Migration
4 9 (6.92%) Service Management
5 8 (6.15%) Identity Management
5 8 (6.15%) ITSM
6 7 (5.38%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.38%) Project Management
7 6 (4.62%) Change Management
7 6 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (4.62%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 4 (3.08%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.08%) Security Management
9 4 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.31%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.31%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.31%) SQL
2 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.54%) VBScript
3 1 (0.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.69%) MCSE
2 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.38%) MCP
4 6 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.08%) CCNA
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.31%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) MCITP
7 2 (1.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.77%) CNE
8 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.77%) ISEB
8 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.77%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.77%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 73 (56.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (9.23%) SCCM
2 4 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.08%) WSUS
3 3 (2.31%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.54%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.77%) DameWare
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.77%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.77%) SCSM
5 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.62%) Google
3 18 (13.85%) Citrix
4 17 (13.08%) Intel Security
5 13 (10.00%) HP
6 11 (8.46%) VMware
7 7 (5.38%) Dell
7 7 (5.38%) Lotus
8 6 (4.62%) Sophos
9 4 (3.08%) Apple
9 4 (3.08%) Cisco
10 3 (2.31%) Becrypt
10 3 (2.31%) Kaseya
10 3 (2.31%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.31%) Lumension
10 3 (2.31%) Symantec
11 2 (1.54%) NetIQ
11 2 (1.54%) Sage
11 2 (1.54%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.77%) Adobe