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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 63 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 57 118 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.37% 4.82% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.04% 23.46% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 42 34
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £252
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £125 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £399 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.20 £18.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
379 503 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 20.54% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 166
Average daily rate £325 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 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
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 31 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 -22 16 £300 -2.51% 2
Coventry +8 10 £350 -12.50% 3
Worcestershire +3 9 £420 +33.33%
Warwickshire -8 5 - - 1
Staffordshire -11 5 £218 +14.60% 2
Shropshire -4 4 £150 -
Wolverhampton +2 3 £315 +14.54%
Herefordshire -1 3 - -
Dudley +4 1 £120 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (43.97%) Active Directory
3 55 (39.01%) Windows XP
4 50 (35.46%) Microsoft
5 39 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (26.24%) MS Office
7 33 (23.40%) SCCM
8 25 (17.73%) ITIL
9 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
10 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (13.48%) Windows 8
11 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
12 18 (12.77%) Citrix
13 17 (12.06%) VMware
14 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (10.64%) DNS
15 15 (10.64%) LAN
16 14 (9.93%) WAN
16 14 (9.93%) HP
16 14 (9.93%) SLA
17 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (9.22%) DHCP
17 13 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (8.51%) Cisco
19 10 (7.09%) TCP/IP
19 10 (7.09%) Microsoft App-V
20 9 (6.38%) Windows Vista
20 9 (6.38%) Office 365
20 9 (6.38%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 31 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 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 13 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.38%) Lync
4 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.84%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (2.13%) IIS
6 3 (2.13%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) Apache
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (26.24%) MS Office
2 19 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Office 365
2 3 (2.13%) Yammer
3 2 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.64%) LAN
1 15 (10.64%) DNS
2 14 (9.93%) WAN
3 13 (9.22%) DHCP
4 10 (7.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.96%) Internet
6 6 (4.26%) Wireless
7 5 (3.55%) VPN
8 4 (2.84%) VoIP
8 4 (2.84%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.13%) Firewall
10 2 (1.42%) 3G
10 2 (1.42%) SAN
10 2 (1.42%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.42%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.71%) Intranet
11 1 (0.71%) Broadband
11 1 (0.71%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) HOLAP
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.71%) MS Access
4 1 (0.71%) MOLAP
4 1 (0.71%) ROLAP
4 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MSI
General
1 6 (4.26%) Telecoms
1 6 (4.26%) Finance
2 4 (2.84%) Retail
3 3 (2.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.42%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Military
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.71%) French Language
5 1 (0.71%) German Language
5 1 (0.71%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (22.70%) Analyst
2 19 (13.48%) Desktop Support
2 19 (13.48%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 13 (9.22%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (9.22%) Service Analyst
5 12 (8.51%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.51%) IT Support
6 10 (7.09%) Deployment Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (5.67%) Help Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.26%) Support Technician
9 6 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Architect
9 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.55%) Applications Packager
10 5 (3.55%) Administrator
10 5 (3.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.13%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.71%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.96%) NHS
2 7 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.13%) Statistics
4 3 (2.13%) CMDB
4 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.42%) PDA
5 2 (1.42%) User Experience
6 1 (0.71%) EPoS
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) Informatics
6 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (39.01%) Windows XP
3 39 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (16.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.48%) Windows 8
6 16 (11.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.38%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.26%) Android
9 4 (2.84%) Linux
10 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.42%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.73%) ITIL
2 7 (4.96%) Service Management
2 7 (4.96%) Migration
3 5 (3.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2
3 5 (3.55%) Office Automation
3 5 (3.55%) Application Discovery
4 4 (2.84%) Project Management
4 4 (2.84%) Service Delivery
5 3 (2.13%) Change Management
5 3 (2.13%) ITSM
5 3 (2.13%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.13%) Patch Management
5 3 (2.13%) Data Protection
6 2 (1.42%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (1.42%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (1.42%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.42%) CAD
6 2 (1.42%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.71%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.67%) SQL
2 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
2 1 (0.71%) VBScript
2 1 (0.71%) VB
2 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.67%) MCSE
2 8 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) MCP
4 4 (2.84%) MCITP
4 4 (2.84%) Degree
5 3 (2.13%) MCTS
5 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.42%) MCSA
6 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MOS
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ISEB
7 1 (0.71%) CCA
7 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.71%) APMP
7 1 (0.71%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 6 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 62 (43.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.67%) XenApp
5 4 (2.84%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.13%) vSphere
6 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.13%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.42%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (23.40%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.13%) Windows Intune
3 3 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.42%) DameWare
4 2 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 50 (35.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (12.77%) Citrix
3 17 (12.06%) VMware
4 14 (9.93%) HP
5 12 (8.51%) Cisco
6 7 (4.96%) Dell
7 6 (4.26%) Lotus
8 5 (3.55%) McAfee
8 5 (3.55%) Veeam
9 4 (2.84%) SAP
10 3 (2.13%) Progress
10 3 (2.13%) Remedy
10 3 (2.13%) LANDesk
10 3 (2.13%) ArcSight
11 2 (1.42%) Sophos
11 2 (1.42%) Google
12 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.71%) webMethods
12 1 (0.71%) Juniper
12 1 (0.71%) CommVault