Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 88 103
Rank change year-on-year +19 +15 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 92 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.08% 2.05% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.86% 10.73% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 23
Manchester median daily rate £175 £160 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% -20.00%
10th Percentile £101 £112 £121
90th Percentile £403 £375 £314
North West median daily rate £175 £180 £200
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% -18.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 9
Manchester median hourly rate £13.50 £17.43 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.55% +29.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.83 £12.56
90th Percentile £30.60 £30.70 £17.05
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £14.77
% change year-on-year +4.04% +7.38% -1.53%

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 664 531 700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.25% 19.06% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 335 478
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £175 £177
90th Percentile £538 £563 £501
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 25
Manchester median hourly rate £19.18 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.92% +26.67% -0.83%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.35 £11.53
90th Percentile £31.91 £40.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.40% +14.30% -10.29%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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
Rochdale +4 3 £325 -
Oldham +1 3 - - 2
Stockport +1 2 - - 1
Salford -14 2 £175 +59.09% 2
Bolton - 2 £84 -
Bury - 2 £270 -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (81.52%) Windows 10
3 51 (55.43%) Microsoft
4 49 (53.26%) Active Directory
5 39 (42.39%) SCCM
6 34 (36.96%) Office 365
7 29 (31.52%) Citrix
8 23 (25.00%) VMware
9 17 (18.48%) Windows XP
9 17 (18.48%) Windows Server
10 16 (17.39%) Application Packaging
11 15 (16.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (15.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (15.22%) ITIL
12 14 (15.22%) VB
13 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (14.13%) Windows 8
14 12 (13.04%) VBScript
14 12 (13.04%) SLA
15 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
15 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (11.96%) MSI
15 11 (11.96%) Xerox
15 11 (11.96%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
16 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (10.87%) VPN
17 9 (9.78%) NHS
17 9 (9.78%) XenApp
17 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012

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 11 (11.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.26%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) VPN
2 5 (5.43%) LAN
2 5 (5.43%) WAN
3 4 (4.35%) Wireless
4 3 (3.26%) DNS
4 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.26%) VoIP
5 2 (2.17%) DHCP
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.09%) MPLS
6 1 (1.09%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) MSI
2 8 (8.70%) AdminStudio
2 8 (8.70%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (5.43%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (8.70%) Billing
2 3 (3.26%) Retail
3 2 (2.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Applications Packager
2 12 (13.04%) Deployment Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (10.87%) Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Service Desk Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) IT Support
8 5 (5.43%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Active Directory Support
9 4 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) OCX
2 1 (1.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) NHS
2 7 (7.61%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (5.43%) Driving Licence
4 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.09%) Life Science
5 1 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (81.52%) Windows 10
3 17 (18.48%) Windows Server
3 17 (18.48%) Windows XP
4 13 (14.13%) Windows 8
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.52%) Android
8 2 (2.17%) Linux
9 1 (1.09%) CentOS
9 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) Application Packaging
2 15 (16.30%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (15.22%) ITIL
4 11 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (8.70%) Application Virtualisation
5 8 (8.70%) Migration
5 8 (8.70%) Personalization
5 8 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 8 (8.70%) Visualisation
5 8 (8.70%) Workflow
6 7 (7.61%) Change Management
6 7 (7.61%) Data Protection
6 7 (7.61%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.26%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (3.26%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (3.26%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.17%) Data Analytics
8 2 (2.17%) Release Management
8 2 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.22%) VB
2 12 (13.04%) VBScript
3 8 (8.70%) C#
4 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.43%) SQL
6 3 (3.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) Python
7 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) MCSE
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.43%) MCP
2 5 (5.43%) MCTS
3 4 (4.35%) MCSA
3 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.09%) CCNA
5 1 (1.09%) CCNP
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) SLA
2 8 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 49 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (11.96%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (9.78%) XenApp
6 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
7 3 (3.26%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.26%) vSphere
8 2 (2.17%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.09%) NFS
9 1 (1.09%) Samba
9 1 (1.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 39 (42.39%) SCCM
2 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.26%) vMotion
2 3 (3.26%) vRealize
3 2 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (55.43%) Microsoft
2 29 (31.52%) Citrix
3 23 (25.00%) VMware
4 11 (11.96%) Xerox
5 8 (8.70%) Ivanti
6 7 (7.61%) Apple
7 6 (6.52%) Avaya
8 5 (5.43%) HP
9 4 (4.35%) Altiris
10 3 (3.26%) Lotus
11 1 (1.09%) Adobe
11 1 (1.09%) Cisco
11 1 (1.09%) Dell
11 1 (1.09%) McAfee
11 1 (1.09%) Meraki
11 1 (1.09%) Mitel
11 1 (1.09%) Novell
11 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.09%) Sophos