Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 127 53
Rank change year-on-year +44 -74 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 128 106 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.25% 1.54% 2.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.29% 7.33% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 52 104
North West median daily rate £156 £193 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.83% -8.33% -6.67%
10th Percentile £101 £105 £126
90th Percentile £362 £660 £384
England median daily rate £180 £188 £200
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 76
North West median hourly rate £15.93 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £19.84 £20.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.87 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.27% -2.52% +4.38%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1134 1446 1712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.95% 20.97% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 926 920
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £160 £187 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 93 184
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.95 £10.83
90th Percentile £43.78 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the North West

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the North West

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the North West

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the North West

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the North West over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the North West

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 November 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
Manchester +36 70 £140 -25.33% 8
Cheshire +23 41 £180 -10.00% 3
Merseyside +9 11 £153 +17.31% 3
Cumbria -3 3 - -
Lancashire +7 2 £190 +100.00% 1
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (53.91%) Microsoft
3 65 (50.78%) Active Directory
4 55 (42.97%) Windows 10
5 42 (32.81%) Microsoft Office
6 36 (28.13%) Windows Server
7 35 (27.34%) ITIL
8 30 (23.44%) MS Exchange
9 29 (22.66%) Office 365
10 27 (21.09%) SCCM
10 27 (21.09%) VMware
11 21 (16.41%) Citrix
11 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (13.28%) Migration
13 17 (13.28%) Apple
13 17 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 16 (12.50%) Windows 8
15 14 (10.94%) Blackberry
15 14 (10.94%) DNS
15 14 (10.94%) Time Management
16 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
16 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
16 13 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (10.16%) Finance
17 11 (8.59%) DHCP
18 10 (7.81%) Apple iOS
18 10 (7.81%) Project Management
18 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (7.81%) Management Information System

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 30 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (32.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.66%) Office 365
2 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.56%) PaaS
3 2 (1.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.94%) DNS
2 11 (8.59%) DHCP
3 9 (7.03%) LAN
3 9 (7.03%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (7.03%) VPN
4 8 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (4.69%) VoIP
6 5 (3.91%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.13%) 3G
7 4 (3.13%) 4G
8 3 (2.34%) Firewall
8 3 (2.34%) NAS
8 3 (2.34%) PPTP
8 3 (2.34%) Skype
8 3 (2.34%) VLAN
8 3 (2.34%) WAN
9 2 (1.56%) ADSL
10 1 (0.78%) FTP
10 1 (0.78%) HTTP
10 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) MySQL
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (0.78%) OLAP
3 1 (0.78%) OLTP
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.56%) Subversion
1 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.56%) Xcode
General
1 13 (10.16%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.69%) Publishing
4 4 (3.13%) Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Local Government
5 2 (1.56%) Legal
5 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (30.47%) Desktop Support
2 30 (23.44%) Support Engineer
3 29 (22.66%) Analyst
4 24 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (16.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 19 (14.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (11.72%) Service Analyst
7 15 (11.72%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (11.72%) Support Analyst
8 11 (8.59%) IT Support
9 8 (6.25%) IT Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.47%) IT Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
10 7 (5.47%) Service Desk Support
11 6 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support
12 5 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.56%) .NET
1 2 (1.56%) Cocoa
1 2 (1.56%) HTML
1 2 (1.56%) JSON
1 2 (1.56%) REST
1 2 (1.56%) SOAP
1 2 (1.56%) Web Services
1 2 (1.56%) XML
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.78%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.69%) iPhone
3 6 (4.69%) NHS
4 5 (3.91%) iPad
5 4 (3.13%) CMDB
5 4 (3.13%) Replication
5 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.34%) Life Science
6 3 (2.34%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.34%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.56%) BYOD
7 2 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Clustering
8 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (42.97%) Windows 10
3 36 (28.13%) Windows Server
4 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.81%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.69%) Android
8 6 (4.69%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) ITIL
2 17 (13.28%) Migration
3 14 (10.94%) Time Management
4 10 (7.81%) Project Management
5 9 (7.03%) Service Management
6 8 (6.25%) Incident Management
7 7 (5.47%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.91%) Change Control
9 5 (3.91%) Release Management
10 4 (3.13%) Break/Fix
10 4 (3.13%) Runbook
10 4 (3.13%) SDLC
11 3 (2.34%) Identity Management
11 3 (2.34%) ITSM
11 3 (2.34%) Line Management
11 3 (2.34%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.34%) Project Planning
12 2 (1.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.91%) SQL
2 3 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.56%) Apple Swift
3 2 (1.56%) C
3 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.78%) C#
4 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (7.03%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (6.25%) MCSA
5 7 (5.47%) MCITP
6 6 (4.69%) MCP
7 4 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.56%) Degree
9 2 (1.56%) ECDL
9 2 (1.56%) MCSE
9 2 (1.56%) MOS
10 1 (0.78%) CCDP
10 1 (0.78%) CCIE
10 1 (0.78%) CCNP
10 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.78%) CISM
10 1 (0.78%) CISSP
10 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 65 (50.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.69%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.34%) XenApp
5 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.56%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 27 (21.09%) SCCM
2 6 (4.69%) WSUS
3 5 (3.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.78%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (53.91%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.09%) VMware
3 21 (16.41%) Citrix
4 17 (13.28%) Apple
5 9 (7.03%) HP
6 6 (4.69%) Dell
7 5 (3.91%) Symantec
8 4 (3.13%) AppSense
8 4 (3.13%) Cisco
8 4 (3.13%) Sophos
8 4 (3.13%) Synology
8 4 (3.13%) Veeam
9 3 (2.34%) Adobe
9 3 (2.34%) Avaya
9 3 (2.34%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.56%) Google
10 2 (1.56%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.56%) Nokia
10 2 (1.56%) Wyse
11 1 (0.78%) Polycom