Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 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 > Manchester
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 78 103
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 -58
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 78 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.47% 2.20% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.85% 11.90% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 30
Manchester median daily rate £144 £140 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.68% -30.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £93 £105 £120
90th Percentile £366 £380 £339
North West median daily rate £150 £150 £225
% change year-on-year - -33.33% +23.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 12
Manchester median hourly rate £12.75 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.25% +37.93% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.08 £12.28
90th Percentile £30.60 £168.75 £18.74
North West median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year +5.77% -8.77% +1.79%

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 607 538 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.21% 18.46% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 318 434
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £171 £205
90th Percentile £538 £538 £507
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 49 39
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% +8.20% +11.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.95 £10.05
90th Percentile £34.40 £44.60 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.88% +11.58% -4.40%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 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
Oldham 0 3 - - 1
Stockport +3 2 - - 3
Salford -3 2 £175 -
Bolton - 1 £80 - 1
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (65.38%) Windows 10
3 45 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
5 27 (34.62%) SCCM
6 17 (21.79%) Citrix
7 15 (19.23%) Windows XP
8 14 (17.95%) Office 365
9 13 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (15.38%) VMware
10 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (15.38%) ITIL
11 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
12 9 (11.54%) NHS
12 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (10.26%) Windows 8
13 8 (10.26%) MCSE
14 7 (8.97%) VoIP
14 7 (8.97%) HP
14 7 (8.97%) SLA
14 7 (8.97%) Cisco
14 7 (8.97%) Migration
14 7 (8.97%) vSphere
14 7 (8.97%) MCTS
15 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
16 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
16 5 (6.41%) Altiris

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 6 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.41%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.95%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) VoIP
2 5 (6.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
3 4 (5.13%) DNS
3 4 (5.13%) VPN
3 4 (5.13%) Wireless
4 3 (3.85%) LAN
4 3 (3.85%) WAN
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.28%) ATM
6 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.28%) Skype
6 1 (1.28%) SMS
6 1 (1.28%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Hudson
1 1 (1.28%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.28%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.41%) Retail
2 3 (3.85%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Law
3 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (17.95%) Desktop Support
2 13 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Deployment Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) IT Support
3 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (10.26%) Applications Packager
4 8 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
6 6 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Exchange Support
8 4 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) NHS
2 5 (6.41%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.41%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.41%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.28%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.28%) EPoS
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
5 1 (1.28%) Life Science
5 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (65.38%) Windows 10
3 15 (19.23%) Windows XP
4 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.26%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.13%) Android
8 4 (5.13%) Linux
9 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.56%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (15.38%) ITIL
3 7 (8.97%) Migration
4 5 (6.41%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (6.41%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.41%) Proactive Monitoring
5 4 (5.13%) Change Management
6 3 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.56%) Analytics
7 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (2.56%) Data Analytics
7 2 (2.56%) Data Management
7 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.56%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.56%) ITSM
7 2 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.56%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.13%) VB
2 3 (3.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.28%) C
3 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.26%) MCSE
3 7 (8.97%) MCTS
4 4 (5.13%) MCP
4 4 (5.13%) MCSA
4 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.85%) CCNA
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.85%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.56%) CCNP
6 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.56%) MCITP
6 2 (2.56%) MOS
7 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) vSphere
3 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (6.41%) VMware NSX
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.41%) vMotion
2 5 (6.41%) vRealize
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) Citrix
3 12 (15.38%) VMware
4 7 (8.97%) Cisco
4 7 (8.97%) HP
5 5 (6.41%) Altiris
5 5 (6.41%) Lotus
5 5 (6.41%) Xerox
6 3 (3.85%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.56%) Apple
7 2 (2.56%) Brocade
7 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.56%) Meraki
7 2 (2.56%) NetApp
7 2 (2.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.28%) Dell
8 1 (1.28%) McAfee
8 1 (1.28%) Novell
8 1 (1.28%) Sophos
8 1 (1.28%) Symantec