Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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 > Manchester
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 92 41
Rank change year-on-year +19 -51 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 62 62 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.20% 1.69% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.16% 8.83% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 51
Manchester median daily rate £150 £175 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £102 £102 £133
90th Percentile £390 £293 £463
North West median daily rate £150 £178 £210
% change year-on-year -15.49% -15.48% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 30
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -5.01% -8.77%
10th Percentile £11.02 £12.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £168.75 £17.55 £18.83
North West median hourly rate £12.75 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.27% -1.79% -13.37%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 510 702 636
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.13% 19.12% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 390 316
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +14.50% +3.31%
10th Percentile £171 £175 £161
90th Percentile £545 £511 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 73
Manchester median hourly rate £16.06 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.98% - -4.41%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.05 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £24.05 £21.40
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.52% -3.57% -15.15%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Manchester

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Manchester over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 July 2017. 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
Stockport - 3 - - 2
Salford - 2 £400 -
Oldham - 1 £175 -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (48.39%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
4 27 (43.55%) Windows 10
5 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
6 17 (27.42%) Office 365
7 16 (25.81%) Windows 8
8 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
9 12 (19.35%) Blackberry
10 11 (17.74%) ITIL
10 11 (17.74%) VMware
10 11 (17.74%) SCCM
10 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (16.13%) Citrix
11 10 (16.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
14 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
14 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
14 7 (11.29%) VPN
14 7 (11.29%) DNS
15 6 (9.68%) DHCP
15 6 (9.68%) VoIP
15 6 (9.68%) Manufacturing
15 6 (9.68%) Migration
16 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V

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 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (48.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.61%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.42%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.23%) PaaS
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
2 7 (11.29%) VPN
3 6 (9.68%) DHCP
3 6 (9.68%) VoIP
4 4 (6.45%) LAN
4 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.84%) NAS
5 3 (4.84%) PPTP
6 2 (3.23%) Skype
6 2 (3.23%) VLAN
6 2 (3.23%) WAN
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.61%) Firewall
7 1 (1.61%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MSI
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (24.19%) Analyst
2 13 (20.97%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (14.52%) Desktop Support
4 8 (12.90%) IT Support
5 7 (11.29%) Support Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Applications Packager
6 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Technician
7 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.45%) iPhone
3 3 (4.84%) iPad
3 3 (4.84%) Life Science
3 3 (4.84%) Replication
3 3 (4.84%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (4.84%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.23%) BYOD
5 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (43.55%) Windows 10
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server
4 16 (25.81%) Windows 8
5 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.23%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Incident Management
3 6 (9.68%) Migration
4 4 (6.45%) Line Management
4 4 (6.45%) People Management
4 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.84%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
5 3 (4.84%) Service Management
6 2 (3.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.23%) Time Management
7 1 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.61%) Data Entry
7 1 (1.61%) Data Management
7 1 (1.61%) Document Management
7 1 (1.61%) ITSM
7 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.61%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.23%) MOS
4 1 (1.61%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) MCSA
System Software
1 28 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.61%) XenApp
6 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (17.74%) SCCM
2 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.74%) VMware
3 10 (16.13%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Synology
4 4 (6.45%) Veeam
4 4 (6.45%) Wyse
5 3 (4.84%) Adobe
5 3 (4.84%) Avaya
5 3 (4.84%) Dell
5 3 (4.84%) HP
5 3 (4.84%) Lotus
5 3 (4.84%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.23%) AppSense
7 1 (1.61%) Altiris
7 1 (1.61%) Apple
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco
7 1 (1.61%) Google
7 1 (1.61%) Hummingbird
7 1 (1.61%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.61%) Remedy