Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 48 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 23 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.28% 0.86% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.77% 2.58% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Lancashire median daily rate £174 £190 £95
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.55% +100.00% -62.00%
10th Percentile £142 £182 £93
90th Percentile £263 £198 £101
North West median daily rate £175 £166 £189
% change year-on-year +5.26% -11.92% -21.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 1 4
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -71.07% +133.82%
10th Percentile £9.75 £11.25 £16.98
90th Percentile £18.94 £11.75 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £13.88 £14.40
% change year-on-year +18.92% -3.61% +2.82%

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 167 155 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 23.79% 33.41% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 114 95
Lancashire median daily rate £500 £433 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.61% +15.33% -
10th Percentile £312 £306 £218
90th Percentile £713 £611 £511
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 11
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.50 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.59% +16.44% -1.35%
10th Percentile £9.95 £36.91 £11.65
90th Percentile £21.30 £44.00 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%

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 11 December 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
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 11 December 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 - 15 £160 - 2
Ormskirk - 3 - -
Blackburn - 2 £250 -
Blackpool -11 1 - -
Burnley - 1 - -
Lancaster - 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 19 (82.61%) Windows 10
3 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
5 11 (47.83%) Office 365
6 9 (39.13%) VMware
7 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
8 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
9 5 (21.74%) Citrix
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
10 3 (13.04%) Smartphone
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
10 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
10 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
10 3 (13.04%) LAN
10 3 (13.04%) WAN
11 2 (8.70%) VPN
11 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (8.70%) MCSE
11 2 (8.70%) MCSA
11 2 (8.70%) Juniper
11 2 (8.70%) Firewall
11 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) 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
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows 10
3 14 (60.87%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
2 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Security
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
3 1 (4.35%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCSA
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) 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 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) Nortel