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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 43 29 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 91 123 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.34% 5.20% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.50% 25.36% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 31
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £114 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £442 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £17.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.44 £15.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-10.41% +2.56%
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
520 485 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.10% 20.51% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 234 155
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £163 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 69 54
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -16 30 £200 -16.66% 7
Coventry +13 18 £175 -16.66% 1
Warwickshire -3 14 £108 -33.53% 2
Solihull - 7 - - 2
Staffordshire -15 3 £160 - 1
Shropshire -25 3 - - 2
Walsall -1 2 - -
Worcestershire -3 1 £105 -66.12% 2
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 190 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (53.16%) Active Directory
3 100 (52.63%) Windows XP
4 64 (33.68%) MS Office
5 56 (29.47%) Microsoft
6 38 (20.00%) SCCM
7 29 (15.26%) ITIL
8 25 (13.16%) MS Excel
9 23 (12.11%) Citrix
10 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (11.58%) MS Exchange
11 21 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (10.00%) LAN
12 19 (10.00%) Blackberry
12 19 (10.00%) Migration
13 18 (9.47%) VMware
13 18 (9.47%) WAN
14 16 (8.42%) SLA
15 14 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (6.84%) NHS
16 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (6.84%) Legal
17 12 (6.32%) HP
17 12 (6.32%) DNS
17 12 (6.32%) TCP/IP
17 12 (6.32%) Security Cleared
18 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
18 9 (4.74%) Lync
18 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (4.74%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 22 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.74%) Lync
2 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.16%) WorkSite
4 5 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.58%) IIS
5 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.53%) Apache
7 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (33.68%) MS Office
2 25 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.53%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.00%) LAN
2 18 (9.47%) WAN
3 12 (6.32%) TCP/IP
3 12 (6.32%) DNS
4 9 (4.74%) DHCP
5 6 (3.16%) Internet
6 3 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.58%) Wireless
6 3 (1.58%) VoIP
7 2 (1.05%) SAN
7 2 (1.05%) VPN
7 2 (1.05%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (1.05%) Firewall
8 1 (0.53%) Broadband
8 1 (0.53%) 3G
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.53%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.53%) MSI
General
1 13 (6.84%) Legal
2 7 (3.68%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.68%) Law
3 5 (2.63%) Finance
4 3 (1.58%) Automotive
5 2 (1.05%) Retail
5 2 (1.05%) Local Government
6 1 (0.53%) French Language
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (23.16%) Analyst
2 30 (15.79%) Desktop Support
3 29 (15.26%) Support Engineer
4 28 (14.74%) 2nd Line Support
5 27 (14.21%) Service Analyst
5 27 (14.21%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (9.47%) Help Desk Analyst
7 15 (7.89%) IT Support
8 14 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.79%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (5.79%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
11 9 (4.74%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (4.74%) Support Technician
12 8 (4.21%) Administrator
12 8 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 7 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 6 (3.16%) Deployment Engineer
14 6 (3.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 5 (2.63%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) OLE
1 1 (0.53%) XMPP
1 1 (0.53%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.84%) NHS
3 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.68%) PDA
5 6 (3.16%) CMDB
6 3 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.05%) User Experience
7 2 (1.05%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.05%) Statistics
7 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) CESG
8 1 (0.53%) Pocket PC
8 1 (0.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 190 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (52.63%) Windows XP
3 22 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (11.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (4.74%) Windows 8
5 9 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.68%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (3.16%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.11%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.11%) Android
9 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.53%) UNIX
10 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.53%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.53%) AIX
10 1 (0.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.26%) ITIL
2 19 (10.00%) Migration
3 7 (3.68%) Asset Management
4 6 (3.16%) Service Management
4 6 (3.16%) Data Migration
5 5 (2.63%) ITSM
6 4 (2.11%) Change Management
6 4 (2.11%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.11%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.58%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.58%) CAD
8 2 (1.05%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.05%) Information Security
8 2 (1.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.05%) Line Management
8 2 (1.05%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (0.53%) Coaching
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (0.53%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.16%) SQL
2 5 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.53%) VBScript
3 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.21%) MCSE
5 6 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.63%) MCITP
7 4 (2.11%) MCP
8 2 (1.05%) CNE
8 2 (1.05%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.53%) MOS
9 1 (0.53%) MCTS
9 1 (0.53%) ISEB
9 1 (0.53%) CCA
9 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.53%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 101 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.68%) XenApp
4 6 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.58%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.05%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.05%) vSphere
6 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.58%) DameWare
3 3 (1.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (1.58%) OpenView
4 2 (1.05%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.53%) WSUS
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 56 (29.47%) Microsoft
2 23 (12.11%) Citrix
3 18 (9.47%) VMware
4 12 (6.32%) HP
5 9 (4.74%) Cisco
6 8 (4.21%) Dell
6 8 (4.21%) McAfee
7 7 (3.68%) Lotus
8 6 (3.16%) NetApp
8 6 (3.16%) Progress
9 5 (2.63%) Remedy
10 4 (2.11%) Google
11 3 (1.58%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.05%) Computacenter
13 1 (0.53%) ProCurve
13 1 (0.53%) Panasonic
13 1 (0.53%) Spiceworks
13 1 (0.53%) MobileIron
13 1 (0.53%) Becrypt
13 1 (0.53%) Meraki
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