Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 7
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 49 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 23 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.56% 0.40% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.75% 1.01% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Lancashire median daily rate £160 £200 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +110.53% -64.81%
10th Percentile £123 £200 £93
90th Percentile £258 £200 £101
North West median daily rate £153 £150 £208
% change year-on-year +1.67% -27.71% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.25 £11.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.52% -68.49% +170.37%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.75 £12.40
90th Percentile £18.08 £12.25 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +1.79% -3.45% +3.57%

Windows 7 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 146 199 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.60% 40.12% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 125 139
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £270 £306 £263
90th Percentile £650 £595 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 15
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% +165.63% -50.62%
10th Percentile £9.75 £21.20 £11.79
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.43 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.11% +21.55% -5.19%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Lancashire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Lancashire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Lancashire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Lancashire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Lancashire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Lancashire over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in Lancashire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 14 £160 -
Ormskirk - 3 - -
Blackburn - 2 £250 -
Burnley - 1 - -
Colne - 1 £115 -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Newton-le-Willows - 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 10
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
5 9 (39.13%) Office 365
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
10 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 4 (17.39%) LAN
10 4 (17.39%) WAN
10 4 (17.39%) Smartphone
10 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
11 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
11 3 (13.04%) ITIL
12 2 (8.70%) MCSE
12 2 (8.70%) MCSA
12 2 (8.70%) Cisco
12 2 (8.70%) VPN
12 2 (8.70%) Firewall
12 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (8.70%) Juniper
12 2 (8.70%) Computer Security

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (39.13%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
1 4 (17.39%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) PBX
3 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (21.74%) Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
1 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) IT Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 10
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Security
2 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (8.70%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
3 1 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCSA
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) Apple
4 1 (4.35%) Avaya
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Nortel
4 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard