Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 74 105
Rank change year-on-year 0 +31 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 80 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.54% 2.26% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.44% 11.69% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 31 28
Manchester median daily rate £163 £140 £189
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -25.83% +3.42%
10th Percentile £95 £103 £120
90th Percentile £356 £330 £329
North West median daily rate £163 £156 £195
% change year-on-year +4.00% -19.87% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 11
Manchester median hourly rate £15.38 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.79% +20.21% +20.83%
10th Percentile £11.00 £13.22 £12.25
90th Percentile £30.60 £113.85 £16.38
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +9.38% +3.57%

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 643 573 761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.40% 19.33% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 342 511
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £130 £141 £200
90th Percentile £525 £543 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 53 38
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +17.18% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.35 £9.95
90th Percentile £33.20 £41.65 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.42
% change year-on-year +2.94% +17.89% -6.97%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +5 3 - - 2
Stockport +2 2 - - 5
Salford -8 2 £175 - 1
Bolton - 2 £84 - 4
Rochdale -1 1 - -
Bury - 1 £270 - 1
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (76.25%) Windows 10
3 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
4 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
5 32 (40.00%) SCCM
6 27 (33.75%) Office 365
7 24 (30.00%) Citrix
8 18 (22.50%) VMware
9 15 (18.75%) Windows XP
10 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
10 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (11.25%) ITIL
13 9 (11.25%) VPN
13 9 (11.25%) NHS
13 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (10.00%) MCSE
15 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
15 7 (8.75%) VB
15 7 (8.75%) Xerox
15 7 (8.75%) Virtual Desktop
15 7 (8.75%) Windows 8
15 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (7.50%) vSphere
16 6 (7.50%) SLA
16 6 (7.50%) HP
16 6 (7.50%) Thin Client

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 10 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (33.75%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) VPN
2 5 (6.25%) VoIP
3 4 (5.00%) Wireless
4 3 (3.75%) LAN
4 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.75%) WAN
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.50%) DHCP
5 2 (2.50%) DNS
6 1 (1.25%) ATM
6 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.25%) MPLS
6 1 (1.25%) Skype
6 1 (1.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 4 (5.00%) MSI
2 2 (2.50%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.50%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.25%) Hudson
General
1 5 (6.25%) Retail
2 2 (2.50%) Billing
2 2 (2.50%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (13.75%) 1st Line Support
1 11 (13.75%) Applications Packager
1 11 (13.75%) Deployment Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Analyst
2 9 (11.25%) Desktop Support
3 8 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) IT Support
5 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) OCX
2 1 (1.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) NHS
2 6 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (7.50%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.50%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) EPoS
5 1 (1.25%) Life Science
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (76.25%) Windows 10
3 15 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 14 (17.50%) Windows Server
5 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.75%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.25%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (11.25%) ITIL
3 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
4 6 (7.50%) Change Management
4 6 (7.50%) Data Protection
4 6 (7.50%) Migration
5 5 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 5 (6.25%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.50%) Analytics
8 2 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.50%) Data Analytics
8 2 (2.50%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.50%) Software Distribution
8 2 (2.50%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) VB
2 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) VBScript
3 2 (2.50%) C#
3 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (10.00%) MCSE
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.50%) MCTS
3 4 (5.00%) MCP
3 4 (5.00%) MCSA
3 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (3.75%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.50%) CCNA
5 2 (2.50%) CCNP
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 47 (58.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (7.50%) vSphere
5 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (6.25%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.75%) XenApp
7 1 (1.25%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (40.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.25%) vMotion
2 5 (6.25%) vRealize
3 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 46 (57.50%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) Citrix
3 18 (22.50%) VMware
4 7 (8.75%) Xerox
5 6 (7.50%) HP
6 5 (6.25%) Altiris
6 5 (6.25%) Apple
6 5 (6.25%) Avaya
6 5 (6.25%) Lotus
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco
8 2 (2.50%) Ivanti
8 2 (2.50%) Meraki
9 1 (1.25%) Brocade
9 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.25%) Dell
9 1 (1.25%) McAfee
9 1 (1.25%) Novell