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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 109 125 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.68% 5.86% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.29% 29.83% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 36 30
Average daily rate
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£200 £275 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +20.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £90 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 26
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £18.65 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.46%
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
512 419 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.00% 19.64% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 208 165
Average daily rate £338 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 67 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £29.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 46 £213 +82.79% 6
Warwickshire -3 22 £165 -26.25% 1
Shropshire +3 12 £143 -60.95% 3
Coventry -9 12 £200 -32.20% 3
Staffordshire -6 6 - - 2
Wolverhampton -3 2 £200 -
Worcestershire -9 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Solihull -9 1 - -
Halesowen - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (49.58%) Windows XP
3 96 (40.68%) Active Directory
4 68 (28.81%) MS Office
5 58 (24.58%) Microsoft
6 56 (23.73%) Migration
7 45 (19.07%) Citrix
8 41 (17.37%) VMware
9 38 (16.10%) ITIL
10 37 (15.68%) SCCM
10 37 (15.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (12.71%) MS Exchange
13 28 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (11.44%) Blackberry
15 23 (9.75%) MS Excel
15 23 (9.75%) Cisco
16 20 (8.47%) Lync
17 19 (8.05%) TCP/IP
17 19 (8.05%) Windows 8
18 17 (7.20%) XenApp
19 14 (5.93%) Reuters
19 14 (5.93%) SQL
19 14 (5.93%) Eikon
20 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (5.51%) HP
20 13 (5.51%) XMPP
20 13 (5.51%) Incident Management
21 12 (5.08%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 30 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.47%) Lync
3 11 (4.66%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.12%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.69%) Apache
6 4 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 68 (28.81%) MS Office
2 23 (9.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (5.93%) Eikon
2 4 (1.69%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.85%) GitHub
2 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 10 (4.24%) SAN
3 8 (3.39%) LAN
3 8 (3.39%) NetScaler
4 7 (2.97%) WAN
4 7 (2.97%) DHCP
5 6 (2.54%) DNS
6 5 (2.12%) VPN
7 4 (1.69%) Wireless
8 3 (1.27%) VoIP
8 3 (1.27%) Firewall
9 2 (0.85%) 3G
9 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.85%) Intranet
9 2 (0.85%) Internet
10 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.69%) MS Access
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.85%) Subversion
2 2 (0.85%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 10 (4.24%) Banking
2 9 (3.81%) Back Office
2 9 (3.81%) Legal
3 8 (3.39%) Law
4 6 (2.54%) Automotive
5 5 (2.12%) Finance
6 2 (0.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (22.03%) Analyst
2 41 (17.37%) Desktop Support
3 35 (14.83%) Support Engineer
4 34 (14.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (11.02%) Support Analyst
6 20 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
7 17 (7.20%) Service Analyst
8 16 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.93%) Desktop Analyst
9 14 (5.93%) Help Desk Analyst
9 14 (5.93%) 1st Line Support
10 13 (5.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (5.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 10 (4.24%) Rollout Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Administrator
12 8 (3.39%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.39%) Support Specialist
13 7 (2.97%) IT Support
13 7 (2.97%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.51%) XMPP
2 4 (1.69%) Middleware
3 3 (1.27%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.85%) OLE
4 2 (0.85%) jQuery
5 1 (0.42%) CSS
5 1 (0.42%) .NET
5 1 (0.42%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.44%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.54%) NHS
4 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.69%) PDA
6 3 (1.27%) FMCG
6 3 (1.27%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.85%) Clustering
7 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.85%) CESG
7 2 (0.85%) iPad
8 1 (0.42%) iPhone
8 1 (0.42%) Pocket PC
8 1 (0.42%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (49.58%) Windows XP
3 37 (15.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (13.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (8.05%) Windows 8
6 13 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.54%) UNIX
8 4 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.69%) Linux
8 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000
8 4 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.69%) Windows Vista
8 4 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.85%) Android
10 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.73%) Migration
2 38 (16.10%) ITIL
3 13 (5.51%) Incident Management
4 10 (4.24%) Data Migration
5 7 (2.97%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (2.12%) Project Planning
6 5 (2.12%) Asset Management
6 5 (2.12%) Project Management
7 4 (1.69%) Validation
7 4 (1.69%) PLM
8 3 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.27%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (0.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (0.85%) Change Management
9 2 (0.85%) ITSM
9 2 (0.85%) Business Analysis
9 2 (0.85%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (0.85%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.93%) SQL
2 10 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.39%) Java
4 5 (2.12%) VB
5 3 (1.27%) C#
6 2 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.12%) MCSE
5 4 (1.69%) MCP
5 4 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.85%) MCSA
6 2 (0.85%) CNE
6 2 (0.85%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.85%) MCITP
7 1 (0.42%) CCA
7 1 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.54%) SLA
2 2 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 96 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 28 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.20%) XenApp
4 9 (3.81%) vSphere
5 8 (3.39%) XenDesktop
6 6 (2.54%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.54%) XenServer
6 6 (2.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (2.12%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.69%) NFS
9 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (15.68%) SCCM
2 4 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.27%) WMI
3 3 (1.27%) Sysprep
3 3 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.85%) OpenView
4 2 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
5 1 (0.42%) DameWare
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 58 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.07%) Citrix
3 41 (17.37%) VMware
4 23 (9.75%) Cisco
5 14 (5.93%) Reuters
6 13 (5.51%) HP
7 11 (4.66%) Lotus
8 10 (4.24%) Symantec
9 8 (3.39%) NetApp
9 8 (3.39%) Dell
10 5 (2.12%) Google
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle
11 4 (1.69%) SAP
11 4 (1.69%) Apple
12 3 (1.27%) Remedy
12 3 (1.27%) McAfee
13 2 (0.85%) Meru Networks
13 2 (0.85%) Perforce
13 2 (0.85%) Juniper
13 2 (0.85%) EMC
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