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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 66 29 30
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 52 116 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.25% 4.96% 4.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.76% 23.67% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 41 31
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£275 £315 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +24.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £108 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 40 19
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.05 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.85% +4.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.50 £16.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
378 490 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.34% 20.94% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 218 151
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £163 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 80 60
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.87 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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 -18 17 £300 -4.76% 5
Worcestershire +6 7 £360 +14.28% 1
Shropshire -4 7 £150 -19.90%
Coventry +8 5 £275 +27.16% 7
Wolverhampton +2 4 £295 +7.27%
Staffordshire -10 4 £203 +6.57% 4
Warwickshire -13 4 - -
Dudley -2 2 £125 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 150 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (46.00%) Active Directory
3 66 (44.00%) Windows XP
4 49 (32.67%) Microsoft
5 42 (28.00%) MS Office
6 35 (23.33%) SCCM
7 31 (20.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (16.00%) MS Exchange
9 23 (15.33%) ITIL
10 20 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (12.67%) Citrix
11 19 (12.67%) LAN
12 17 (11.33%) WAN
12 17 (11.33%) MS Excel
12 17 (11.33%) SLA
12 17 (11.33%) Windows 8
13 16 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (9.33%) DNS
15 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (8.67%) HP
16 12 (8.00%) VMware
17 11 (7.33%) NHS
17 11 (7.33%) DHCP
17 11 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (6.67%) TCP/IP
18 10 (6.67%) Cisco
19 9 (6.00%) Blackberry
19 9 (6.00%) Telecoms
19 9 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 24 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.33%) Lync
3 8 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.33%) WorkSite
5 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.00%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.33%) IIS
7 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.67%) Apache
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 42 (28.00%) MS Office
2 17 (11.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.00%) Office 365
2 3 (2.00%) Yammer
3 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.67%) LAN
2 17 (11.33%) WAN
3 14 (9.33%) DNS
4 11 (7.33%) DHCP
5 10 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.67%) Internet
7 6 (4.00%) Wireless
8 4 (2.67%) VPN
8 4 (2.67%) VoIP
9 3 (2.00%) Firewall
9 3 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.33%) SAN
10 2 (1.33%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.33%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.33%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.67%) Broadband
11 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.67%) Intranet
11 1 (0.67%) 3G
11 1 (0.67%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.67%) HOLAP
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.67%) MS Access
3 1 (0.67%) MOLAP
3 1 (0.67%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 9 (6.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.00%) Finance
3 5 (3.33%) Legal
4 4 (2.67%) Retail
5 2 (1.33%) Local Government
5 2 (1.33%) Automotive
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) French Language
6 1 (0.67%) German Language
6 1 (0.67%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Advertising
6 1 (0.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (21.33%) Analyst
2 26 (17.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 24 (16.00%) Desktop Support
4 21 (14.00%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 15 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (9.33%) IT Support
7 12 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (7.33%) Support Analyst
9 10 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (5.33%) Support Technician
10 8 (5.33%) Deployment Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.67%) Rollout Engineer
12 6 (4.00%) Administrator
12 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 5 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
13 5 (3.33%) Applications Packager
13 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (2.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.33%) NHS
2 10 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.33%) CMDB
5 5 (3.33%) PDA
6 3 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.33%) User Experience
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.33%) Statistics
8 1 (0.67%) Informatics
8 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 150 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (44.00%) Windows XP
3 31 (20.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (11.33%) Windows 8
6 16 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.33%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.67%) Android
8 4 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.67%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.00%) Linux
10 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.33%) ITIL
2 8 (5.33%) Migration
3 7 (4.67%) Service Management
4 5 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (2.67%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.67%) Change Management
5 4 (2.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (2.67%) Project Management
6 3 (2.00%) Office Automation
6 3 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.00%) ITSM
6 3 (2.00%) CAD
6 3 (2.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.33%) Patch Management
7 2 (1.33%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (1.33%) ITIL V3
8 1 (0.67%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (0.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.67%) VBScript
3 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.67%) MCSE
3 6 (4.00%) MCP
4 5 (3.33%) MCITP
4 5 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.00%) MCTS
6 3 (2.00%) Degree
6 3 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.33%) MCSA
8 1 (0.67%) ISEB
8 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.67%) MOS
8 1 (0.67%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.33%) SLA
2 6 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 69 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) XenApp
4 3 (2.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.33%) vSphere
5 2 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (23.33%) SCCM
2 5 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.00%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.33%) DameWare
5 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.67%) Citrix
3 13 (8.67%) HP
4 12 (8.00%) VMware
5 10 (6.67%) Cisco
6 8 (5.33%) Dell
7 5 (3.33%) Lotus
7 5 (3.33%) McAfee
7 5 (3.33%) Progress
8 4 (2.67%) Veeam
8 4 (2.67%) Remedy
9 3 (2.00%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.33%) SAP
10 2 (1.33%) Google
11 1 (0.67%) Sophos
11 1 (0.67%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.67%) webMethods
11 1 (0.67%) Business Objects
11 1 (0.67%) Juniper
11 1 (0.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
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