Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 109 74
Rank change year-on-year +12 -35 -25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 133 98 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.30% 1.79% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.03% 8.97% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 83
North West median daily rate £180 £185 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -29.52% +16.67%
10th Percentile £100 £105 £111
90th Percentile £475 £404 £350
England median daily rate £205 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 29 69
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.25 £18.74 £27.71
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% +6.99%

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 1,106 1,093 1,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.14% 19.94% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 635 723 857
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £178 £213
90th Percentile £563 £538 £519
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 79 143
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -4.99% +20.29%
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.59 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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
Manchester +2 65 £145 -21.62% 34
Cheshire -1 41 £256 +28.13% 9
Merseyside +14 15 £120 -18.64% 7
Lancashire -1 7 £240 - 2
Cumbria -9 4 £600 -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 North West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (60.90%) Active Directory
3 77 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 73 (54.89%) Windows 10
5 40 (30.08%) Microsoft Office
6 27 (20.30%) Migration
7 25 (18.80%) SCCM
7 25 (18.80%) ITIL
8 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 17 (12.78%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (12.03%) Windows XP
10 16 (12.03%) Finance
10 16 (12.03%) Office 365
11 15 (11.28%) Apple
11 15 (11.28%) MCP
11 15 (11.28%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (10.53%) Service Management
12 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
13 13 (9.77%) Publishing
13 13 (9.77%) Time Management
14 12 (9.02%) VMware
14 12 (9.02%) Break/Fix
15 11 (8.27%) Citrix
16 10 (7.52%) Windows 8
17 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (6.77%) Banking
17 9 (6.77%) Facilities Management
17 9 (6.77%) DNS
17 9 (6.77%) SQL Server

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 3 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 40 (30.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.77%) DNS
2 8 (6.02%) DHCP
3 6 (4.51%) LAN
3 6 (4.51%) WAN
3 6 (4.51%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.26%) Broadband
5 3 (2.26%) VPN
6 2 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.50%) SAN
6 2 (1.50%) SSL
6 2 (1.50%) VoIP
7 1 (0.75%) 3G
7 1 (0.75%) 4G
7 1 (0.75%) ADSL
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.75%) Internet
7 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.50%) MS Access
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.01%) Subversion
2 4 (3.01%) Xcode
3 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.50%) WiX
5 1 (0.75%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.75%) Hudson
5 1 (0.75%) MSI
General
1 16 (12.03%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Publishing
3 9 (6.77%) Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.01%) Legal
6 3 (2.26%) Back Office
6 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.26%) Law
6 3 (2.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (25.56%) Desktop Support
2 33 (24.81%) Analyst
3 26 (19.55%) Service Analyst
3 26 (19.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (15.04%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (11.28%) 1st Line Support
5 15 (11.28%) Support Engineer
6 14 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.02%) IT Engineer
8 11 (8.27%) IT Analyst
9 10 (7.52%) Active Directory Support
9 10 (7.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (7.52%) Support Analyst
10 9 (6.77%) Rollout Engineer
11 8 (6.02%) Developer
12 7 (5.26%) IT Support
13 6 (4.51%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 6 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Technician
13 6 (4.51%) Support Technician
14 5 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.51%) HTML
1 6 (4.51%) REST
1 6 (4.51%) XML
2 4 (3.01%) Cocoa
2 4 (3.01%) JSON
2 4 (3.01%) SOAP
2 4 (3.01%) Web Services
3 3 (2.26%) .NET
3 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.50%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.50%) COM
4 2 (1.50%) DOM
4 2 (1.50%) HTML5
4 2 (1.50%) SAX
4 2 (1.50%) WPF
5 1 (0.75%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.28%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.26%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.26%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) EPoS
5 2 (1.50%) iPhone
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (54.89%) Windows 10
3 19 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.03%) Windows XP
5 10 (7.52%) Windows 8
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.02%) Android
8 6 (4.51%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.26%) Linux
11 2 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.75%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.75%) Unix
12 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (20.30%) Migration
2 25 (18.80%) ITIL
3 14 (10.53%) Service Management
4 13 (9.77%) Time Management
5 12 (9.02%) Break/Fix
6 9 (6.77%) Facilities Management
7 4 (3.01%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (3.01%) iOS Development
7 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.26%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.26%) ITSM
8 3 (2.26%) Line Management
8 3 (2.26%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.26%) Project Management
8 3 (2.26%) Project Planning
9 2 (1.50%) Computer Security
9 2 (1.50%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.50%) MVC
9 2 (1.50%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.02%) SQL
2 7 (5.26%) C
3 4 (3.01%) Apple Swift
3 4 (3.01%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.50%) C#
4 2 (1.50%) C++
4 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.50%) VBA
5 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.75%) VB
5 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) ITIL Certification
2 15 (11.28%) MCP
3 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 4 (3.01%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.01%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.26%) MOS
5 2 (1.50%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.50%) CCNA
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.75%) MCTS
6 1 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) GDPR
2 1 (0.75%) GxP
System Software
1 81 (60.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.76%) vSphere
4 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.26%) XenApp
5 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (18.80%) SCCM
2 3 (2.26%) WSUS
3 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.28%) Apple
3 12 (9.02%) VMware
4 11 (8.27%) Citrix
5 6 (4.51%) Cisco
6 3 (2.26%) NetApp
6 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.50%) Google
7 2 (1.50%) Ivanti
7 2 (1.50%) Lotus
7 2 (1.50%) McAfee
7 2 (1.50%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.50%) Sophos
7 2 (1.50%) Symantec
7 2 (1.50%) Wyse
8 1 (0.75%) Bomgar
8 1 (0.75%) Brocade
8 1 (0.75%) Capita
8 1 (0.75%) Nokia
8 1 (0.75%) Twitter