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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 97 112 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.55% 5.29% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.12% 28.64% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 18
Average daily rate
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£153 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.54% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £111 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -26.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 31 27
Average hourly rate £12.46 £14.00 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.00% -5.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £18.50 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -6.45%
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
482 391 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.63% 18.48% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 196 138
Average daily rate £350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 56 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £28.20 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +3 37 £225 +87.50% 3
Warwickshire +11 27 £95 -44.92% 2
Coventry +4 14 £200 -31.03% 4
Shropshire -9 6 £130 -67.50%
Wolverhampton +1 4 £155 -
Staffordshire -4 4 - - 3
Solihull 0 2 - -
Worcestershire -5 2 £105 -55.78%
Walsall -4 1 - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 219 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (48.86%) Windows XP
3 94 (42.92%) Active Directory
4 76 (34.70%) MS Office
5 52 (23.74%) Migration
6 51 (23.29%) Microsoft
7 39 (17.81%) SCCM
8 34 (15.53%) Citrix
9 31 (14.16%) ITIL
10 29 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (12.79%) Blackberry
12 27 (12.33%) VMware
13 21 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (9.59%) Lync
13 21 (9.59%) Cisco
13 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
14 19 (8.68%) TCP/IP
15 18 (8.22%) MS Exchange
16 15 (6.85%) SQL
17 14 (6.39%) Reuters
17 14 (6.39%) Eikon
18 13 (5.94%) Security Cleared
18 13 (5.94%) XMPP
18 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (5.94%) LAN
18 13 (5.94%) Legal
19 12 (5.48%) HP
19 12 (5.48%) Windows 8
19 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (9.59%) Lync
2 18 (8.22%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.57%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.65%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.83%) WorkSite
6 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.83%) Apache
7 3 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.91%) IIS
9 1 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 76 (34.70%) MS Office
2 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.46%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (6.39%) Eikon
2 4 (1.83%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.46%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) GitHub
2 2 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.68%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.94%) LAN
3 11 (5.02%) WAN
4 7 (3.20%) SAN
5 5 (2.28%) DNS
5 5 (2.28%) DHCP
5 5 (2.28%) NetScaler
6 4 (1.83%) VPN
7 3 (1.37%) Wireless
7 3 (1.37%) VoIP
8 2 (0.91%) Intranet
8 2 (0.91%) Firewall
9 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.46%) Internet
9 1 (0.46%) 3G
9 1 (0.46%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.83%) MS Access
2 2 (0.91%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.91%) MSBuild
2 2 (0.91%) Subversion
2 2 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 13 (5.94%) Legal
2 10 (4.57%) Banking
3 8 (3.65%) Back Office
3 8 (3.65%) Law
4 7 (3.20%) Automotive
5 5 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.28%) Finance
6 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 51 (23.29%) Analyst
2 38 (17.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 34 (15.53%) Desktop Support
4 23 (10.50%) Support Engineer
5 22 (10.05%) Service Analyst
5 22 (10.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (9.13%) Support Analyst
7 16 (7.31%) Help Desk Analyst
8 13 (5.94%) Rollout Engineer
8 13 (5.94%) Desktop Analyst
9 12 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (5.48%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 9 (4.11%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (3.65%) IT Support
11 8 (3.65%) Support Technician
12 7 (3.20%) Support Specialist
12 7 (3.20%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.20%) Consultant
13 6 (2.74%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.94%) XMPP
2 4 (1.83%) Middleware
3 2 (0.91%) jQuery
4 1 (0.46%) OLE
4 1 (0.46%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) HTML
4 1 (0.46%) CSS
4 1 (0.46%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.79%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.65%) NHS
3 7 (3.20%) PDA
4 6 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) CMDB
7 3 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.37%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.37%) FMCG
8 2 (0.91%) CESG
8 2 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.91%) Clustering
9 1 (0.46%) GIS
9 1 (0.46%) Pocket PC
9 1 (0.46%) iPhone
9 1 (0.46%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 219 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (48.86%) Windows XP
3 29 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.48%) Windows 8
4 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.20%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (2.74%) UNIX
6 6 (2.74%) Windows 2000
7 4 (1.83%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.83%) Linux
7 4 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.46%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.74%) Migration
2 31 (14.16%) ITIL
3 8 (3.65%) Incident Management
3 8 (3.65%) Data Migration
4 7 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (2.28%) Asset Management
5 5 (2.28%) Project Planning
6 4 (1.83%) PLM
6 4 (1.83%) Validation
6 4 (1.83%) Project Management
7 3 (1.37%) Change Management
7 3 (1.37%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (1.37%) Problem Management
8 2 (0.91%) System Testing
8 2 (0.91%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (0.91%) Business Analysis
8 2 (0.91%) ITSM
8 2 (0.91%) Service Delivery
8 2 (0.91%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.85%) SQL
2 10 (4.57%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.65%) Java
4 4 (1.83%) VB
5 3 (1.37%) C#
6 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (5.94%) Security Cleared
1 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.74%) MCSE
5 4 (1.83%) MCP
6 2 (0.91%) CNE
6 2 (0.91%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.91%) MCSA
7 1 (0.46%) CCA
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.46%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) QA
3 1 (0.46%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 94 (42.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.65%) XenApp
4 6 (2.74%) vSphere
5 5 (2.28%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.83%) NFS
7 2 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.91%) XenServer
7 2 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (17.81%) SCCM
2 4 (1.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.37%) OpenView
3 3 (1.37%) WMI
3 3 (1.37%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.91%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.46%) DameWare
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
5 1 (0.46%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 51 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.53%) Citrix
3 27 (12.33%) VMware
4 21 (9.59%) Cisco
5 14 (6.39%) Reuters
6 12 (5.48%) HP
7 10 (4.57%) Dell
7 10 (4.57%) Lotus
8 8 (3.65%) Symantec
9 6 (2.74%) NetApp
10 4 (1.83%) Progress
10 4 (1.83%) SAP
10 4 (1.83%) Oracle
10 4 (1.83%) Remedy
11 3 (1.37%) McAfee
11 3 (1.37%) Google
12 2 (0.91%) Computacenter
12 2 (0.91%) Perforce
13 1 (0.46%) Sophos
13 1 (0.46%) Alcatel-Lucent
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