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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 56 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 62 127 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.48% 4.90% 3.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.86% 23.83% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 35
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 42 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £21.70 £16.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year
- +8.14%
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
391 533 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.67% 20.56% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 237 204
Average daily rate £350 £309 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.19% +2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 87 50
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.75 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £31.50 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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 -14 24 £300 -0.08%
Coventry +10 13 £295 -39.48% 2
Worcestershire +3 8 £420 +36.03%
Warwickshire +1 7 £115 -57.79%
Herefordshire 0 3 - -
Staffordshire -19 3 £161 -15.52%
Walsall +5 1 - -
Wolverhampton +4 1 - -
Dudley +4 1 £120 -
Shropshire -7 1 - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (44.53%) Active Directory
3 49 (38.28%) Windows XP
4 46 (35.94%) Microsoft
5 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (25.78%) MS Office
7 27 (21.09%) SCCM
8 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (17.19%) ITIL
9 20 (15.63%) MS Excel
10 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
11 17 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (13.28%) Windows 8
12 16 (12.50%) Citrix
13 15 (11.72%) VMware
14 14 (10.94%) HP
15 12 (9.38%) LAN
15 12 (9.38%) WAN
16 11 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (8.59%) SLA
17 10 (7.81%) Cisco
17 10 (7.81%) DNS
17 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (7.81%) Blackberry
17 10 (7.81%) Finance
17 10 (7.81%) Android
18 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
18 9 (7.03%) Windows Vista
18 9 (7.03%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.25%) Lync
4 6 (4.69%) WorkSite
4 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.13%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.34%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.56%) IIS
8 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.78%) Apache
9 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (25.78%) MS Office
2 20 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Yammer
2 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) WAN
1 12 (9.38%) LAN
2 10 (7.81%) DNS
3 9 (7.03%) DHCP
4 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.69%) Internet
5 6 (4.69%) Wireless
6 5 (3.91%) VPN
7 4 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.34%) VoIP
8 3 (2.34%) Firewall
9 2 (1.56%) 3G
9 2 (1.56%) SAN
9 2 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.78%) Intranet
10 1 (0.78%) MPLS
10 1 (0.78%) Broadband
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) HOLAP
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.78%) MS Access
4 1 (0.78%) MOLAP
4 1 (0.78%) ROLAP
4 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MSI
General
1 10 (7.81%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Legal
3 4 (3.13%) Law
3 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (29.69%) Analyst
2 19 (14.84%) Service Analyst
2 19 (14.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (11.72%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (10.16%) Desktop Support
5 12 (9.38%) Support Analyst
5 12 (9.38%) IT Support
6 10 (7.81%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Support Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (4.69%) Architect
8 6 (4.69%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.91%) Applications Packager
9 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.91%) Administrator
9 5 (3.91%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (3.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.34%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) Flash
3 1 (0.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.69%) NHS
4 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) PDA
5 2 (1.56%) Statistics
5 2 (1.56%) CMDB
6 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) User Experience
6 1 (0.78%) Informatics
6 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (38.28%) Windows XP
3 36 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (13.28%) Windows 8
5 17 (13.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.81%) Android
7 9 (7.03%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.34%) Linux
9 3 (2.34%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.19%) ITIL
2 7 (5.47%) Migration
3 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (3.91%) Service Management
3 5 (3.91%) Office Automation
3 5 (3.91%) Application Discovery
4 4 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 4 (3.13%) Project Management
4 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 3 (2.34%) ITSM
5 3 (2.34%) Patch Management
5 3 (2.34%) Data Protection
6 2 (1.56%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (1.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (1.56%) Identity Management
6 2 (1.56%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.56%) Asset Management
6 2 (1.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.91%) SQL
2 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.69%) MCP
3 6 (4.69%) MCSE
4 5 (3.91%) Degree
5 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.56%) MCSA
6 2 (1.56%) MCTS
6 2 (1.56%) MCITP
7 1 (0.78%) APMP
7 1 (0.78%) ISEB
7 1 (0.78%) CCA
7 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.78%) MOS
7 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 6 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 57 (44.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.13%) XenApp
5 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.56%) vSphere
6 2 (1.56%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (21.09%) SCCM
2 4 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.34%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.56%) DameWare
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.78%) SCOM
5 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 46 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.50%) Citrix
3 15 (11.72%) VMware
4 14 (10.94%) HP
5 10 (7.81%) Cisco
6 7 (5.47%) McAfee
7 6 (4.69%) Lotus
7 6 (4.69%) Dell
8 5 (3.91%) SAP
8 5 (3.91%) Veeam
9 4 (3.13%) Google
10 3 (2.34%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.34%) ArcSight
10 3 (2.34%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.56%) Remedy
11 2 (1.56%) Progress
12 1 (0.78%) Adobe
12 1 (0.78%) Juniper
12 1 (0.78%) Motorola
12 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint