The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
North West / Merseyside
Rank 30 35 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.47% 1.18% 6.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.94% 5.06% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Median daily rate £125 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 - £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.08% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £16.18 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.85% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 67 79 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.68% 23.30% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 45
Median daily rate £310 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £248 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.65 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Merseyside

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Merseyside

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Merseyside over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Merseyside

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Merseyside

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +5 5 £125 -
Wirral - 1 £95 - 1
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 4 (36.36%) MS Office
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) Internet
8 1 (9.09%) Nagios
8 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
8 1 (9.09%) Firewall
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (9.09%) XenApp
8 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (9.09%) F5
8 1 (9.09%) Unix
8 1 (9.09%) Solaris
8 1 (9.09%) Linux
8 1 (9.09%) Citrix
8 1 (9.09%) NetApp

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 4 (36.36%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Support
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Support
2 3 (27.27%) Server Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Sourcefire