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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 59 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 72 125 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.82% 5.41% 4.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.55% 25.51% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 45 23
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£140 £290 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.81% +28.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £125 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 14
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.91% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.82 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.30 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
463 490 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.12% 21.21% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 229 116
Average daily rate £330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £163 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.74 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -26 19 £125 -9.09% 3
Coventry +7 12 £225 +7.14% 1
Warwickshire -8 10 £108 -42.40% 1
Shropshire -13 7 £150 -59.31%
Wolverhampton +2 5 £295 +7.27%
Staffordshire -9 5 £203 - 1
Solihull - 5 - -
Dudley -7 4 £125 -
Worcestershire 0 2 £115 -63.49% 3
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 81 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 55 (33.95%) Microsoft
4 51 (31.48%) MS Office
5 34 (20.99%) SCCM
6 29 (17.90%) ITIL
7 27 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (14.20%) MS Exchange
10 21 (12.96%) Citrix
11 19 (11.73%) LAN
12 17 (10.49%) WAN
12 17 (10.49%) VMware
13 16 (9.88%) SLA
13 16 (9.88%) Windows 8
14 15 (9.26%) DNS
14 15 (9.26%) HP
14 15 (9.26%) MS Excel
14 15 (9.26%) Migration
15 14 (8.64%) Blackberry
15 14 (8.64%) NHS
16 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (7.41%) DHCP
17 10 (6.17%) TCP/IP
17 10 (6.17%) Cisco
17 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (6.17%) Legal
18 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
18 9 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 23 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.32%) WorkSite
5 5 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.09%) Lync
6 3 (1.85%) IIS
6 3 (1.85%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.23%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) Apache
Applications
1 51 (31.48%) MS Office
2 15 (9.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.56%) Office 365
2 3 (1.85%) Yammer
3 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.73%) LAN
2 17 (10.49%) WAN
3 15 (9.26%) DNS
4 12 (7.41%) DHCP
5 10 (6.17%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.32%) Internet
7 6 (3.70%) Wireless
8 4 (2.47%) VPN
9 3 (1.85%) SAN
9 3 (1.85%) VoIP
9 3 (1.85%) Firewall
9 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.23%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.62%) NAS
11 1 (0.62%) 3G
11 1 (0.62%) Intranet
11 1 (0.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (0.62%) MOLAP
3 1 (0.62%) ROLAP
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.62%) HOLAP
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 10 (6.17%) Legal
2 9 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.32%) Finance
4 3 (1.85%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Automotive
5 2 (1.23%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Polish Language
6 1 (0.62%) Electronics
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) Advertising
6 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 38 (23.46%) Analyst
2 26 (16.05%) 2nd Line Support
3 24 (14.81%) Desktop Support
4 22 (13.58%) Support Engineer
4 22 (13.58%) Service Analyst
4 22 (13.58%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (8.64%) IT Support
5 14 (8.64%) Help Desk Analyst
6 11 (6.79%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.94%) Support Technician
9 8 (4.94%) Administrator
9 8 (4.94%) Rollout Engineer
10 7 (4.32%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
12 5 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (3.09%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.85%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.62%) OLE
2 1 (0.62%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.62%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.64%) NHS
1 14 (8.64%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.32%) CMDB
4 6 (3.70%) PDA
5 4 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.23%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) Statistics
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.62%) Informatics
7 1 (0.62%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 27 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.88%) Windows 8
6 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.09%) Android
8 5 (3.09%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.85%) Linux
11 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.62%) UNIX
12 1 (0.62%) AIX
12 1 (0.62%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.90%) ITIL
2 15 (9.26%) Migration
3 6 (3.70%) Service Management
3 6 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 5 (3.09%) Incident Management
4 5 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (2.47%) Service Delivery
5 4 (2.47%) Change Management
5 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.47%) Problem Management
6 3 (1.85%) Project Management
6 3 (1.85%) ITSM
6 3 (1.85%) CAD
6 3 (1.85%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.23%) ITIL V3
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.62%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (0.62%) Line Management
8 1 (0.62%) Coaching
8 1 (0.62%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.94%) SQL
2 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.62%) VBScript
3 1 (0.62%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.70%) MCSE
2 6 (3.70%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.09%) MCITP
3 5 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.85%) Degree
4 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) MCP
6 1 (0.62%) APMP
6 1 (0.62%) MOS
6 1 (0.62%) MCTS
6 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB
6 1 (0.62%) CCA
6 1 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.88%) SLA
2 6 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.32%) XenApp
5 3 (1.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.23%) vSphere
6 2 (1.23%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.62%) Xen
7 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (20.99%) SCCM
2 7 (4.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.47%) Windows Intune
4 3 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.85%) OpenView
5 2 (1.23%) DameWare
6 1 (0.62%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.62%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 55 (33.95%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.96%) Citrix
3 17 (10.49%) VMware
4 15 (9.26%) HP
5 10 (6.17%) Cisco
6 8 (4.94%) Dell
7 7 (4.32%) Progress
8 6 (3.70%) NetApp
9 5 (3.09%) Lotus
9 5 (3.09%) McAfee
10 4 (2.47%) Remedy
11 3 (1.85%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.23%) Meraki
12 2 (1.23%) Panasonic
12 2 (1.23%) Veeam
12 2 (1.23%) Spiceworks
12 2 (1.23%) Google
12 2 (1.23%) SAP
13 1 (0.62%) Business Objects
13 1 (0.62%) Juniper
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