Period
to 8 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 8 August 2020 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 > Manchester
6 months to
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 54 73 91
Rank change year-on-year +19 +18 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 23 77 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 2.35% 2.72% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.36% 12.69% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 40
Median daily rate £150 £175 £159
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.24% +5.83%
10th Percentile £103 £105 £93
90th Percentile £198 £353 £425
North West median daily rate £163 £168 £175
% change year-on-year -2.99% -4.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 11
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% +7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £19.25 £11.07 £11.00
90th Percentile £19.75 £17.63 £17.00
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.72 £13.50
% change year-on-year -1.37% +16.41% +3.85%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 222 607 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.70% 21.41% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 398 375
Median daily rate £400 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £134 £150 £150
90th Percentile £538 £591 £563
North West median daily rate £365 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -8.75% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 42
Median hourly rate £18.83 £15.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.50% -24.39% +32.26%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.00 £23.94 £39.88
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.34% +4.00% -4.69%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 in Manchester over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in Manchester.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 8 August 2020. 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
Bolton +11 1 - -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £130 -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows 10
3 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
4 9 (39.13%) Citrix
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Office 365
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Banking
8 4 (17.39%) SCCM
9 3 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (13.04%) QA
9 3 (13.04%) XenApp
9 3 (13.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
9 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (8.70%) Google
10 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
10 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
10 2 (8.70%) ITIL
10 2 (8.70%) Cisco
10 2 (8.70%) DHCP
10 2 (8.70%) DNS
10 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
10 2 (8.70%) Apple
10 2 (8.70%) NHS

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (8.70%) Wireless
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Hudson
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Desktop Support
2 7 (30.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (26.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Deskside Support
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) NHS
1 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 3 (13.04%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (13.04%) XenApp
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Citrix
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.35%) VMware