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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 30 31
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.98% 4.49% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 13.10% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Median daily rate - £369 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +36.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £215 £205
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 10
Median hourly rate £11.25 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £40.30 £13.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 38 145 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.63% 34.28% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 85 54
Median daily rate £431 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £43.00 £13.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancaster - 2 - -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus

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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft