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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 43 29
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.60% 0.91% 4.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.43% 2.76% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Median daily rate - £95 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -67.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -17.33% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.12% +39.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.04% +1.66%  

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 140 145 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 42.04% 33.11% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 89 88
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £16.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Lotus
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (25.00%) ScanSafe
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (25.00%) Canon
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) BeyondTrust
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Information Security
1 1 (25.00%) IT Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Lotus
4 1 (25.00%) BeyondTrust
4 1 (25.00%) Canon
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) ScanSafe
4 1 (25.00%) VMware