Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 115 67
Rank change year-on-year +35 -48 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 127 101 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.34% 1.66% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.89% 7.90% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 86
North West median daily rate £180 £190 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -24.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £109 £114 £124
90th Percentile £368 £645 £339
England median daily rate £190 £180 £185
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 25 79
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.92% +5.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.60 £20.54 £24.50
England median hourly rate £15.68 £14.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.67% -2.92% +3.45%

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 1,068 1,279 1,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.64% 21.05% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 846 885
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £179 £191
90th Percentile £563 £538 £517
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 72 189
North West median hourly rate £17.22 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -5.88% +16.28%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.10
90th Percentile £40.13 £40.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +14 64 £140 -25.33% 38
Cheshire +10 35 £280 +40.00% 17
Merseyside +20 18 £120 -20.00% 10
Lancashire +12 5 £200 - 5
Cumbria -5 4 - - 1
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (59.06%) Active Directory
3 69 (54.33%) Microsoft
4 67 (52.76%) Windows 10
5 36 (28.35%) ITIL
6 33 (25.98%) SCCM
7 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
8 23 (18.11%) Apple
9 20 (15.75%) Office 365
10 19 (14.96%) Windows Server
10 19 (14.96%) Management Information System
10 19 (14.96%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (14.17%) Migration
11 18 (14.17%) VMware
12 17 (13.39%) Finance
13 16 (12.60%) Publishing
13 16 (12.60%) Service Management
13 16 (12.60%) MCP
14 15 (11.81%) DNS
15 14 (11.02%) Time Management
15 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (9.45%) MS Exchange
16 12 (9.45%) DHCP
16 12 (9.45%) Apple iOS
16 12 (9.45%) Windows 8
17 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (7.09%) Citrix
18 9 (7.09%) Android
18 9 (7.09%) Banking

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 12 (9.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 28 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Office 365
2 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) DNS
2 12 (9.45%) DHCP
3 7 (5.51%) LAN
4 6 (4.72%) VPN
5 4 (3.15%) 3G
5 4 (3.15%) 4G
5 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.36%) ADSL
6 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.36%) WAN
7 2 (1.57%) Internet
7 2 (1.57%) SAN
8 1 (0.79%) ATM
8 1 (0.79%) Broadband
8 1 (0.79%) Firewall
8 1 (0.79%) FTP
8 1 (0.79%) HTTP
8 1 (0.79%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.79%) SMS
8 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.57%) MS Access
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.15%) Subversion
1 4 (3.15%) Xcode
2 2 (1.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) Hudson
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 16 (12.60%) Publishing
3 9 (7.09%) Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (2.36%) Back Office
6 3 (2.36%) Legal
6 3 (2.36%) Local Government
7 2 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Retail
8 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (25.98%) Desktop Support
2 31 (24.41%) Analyst
3 28 (22.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 23 (18.11%) Service Analyst
4 23 (18.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (18.11%) Support Engineer
5 20 (15.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (10.24%) Support Analyst
7 12 (9.45%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (9.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 12 (9.45%) IT Engineer
8 11 (8.66%) IT Analyst
9 9 (7.09%) Rollout Engineer
10 8 (6.30%) Developer
11 7 (5.51%) Active Directory Support
11 7 (5.51%) IT Support
12 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Technician
12 6 (4.72%) Service Desk Support
12 6 (4.72%) Support Technician
13 5 (3.94%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) Cocoa
1 4 (3.15%) HTML
1 4 (3.15%) JSON
1 4 (3.15%) REST
1 4 (3.15%) SOAP
1 4 (3.15%) Web Services
1 4 (3.15%) XML
2 2 (1.57%) .NET
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.96%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.72%) NHS
3 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.15%) CMDB
3 4 (3.15%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.15%) iPhone
4 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.36%) iPad
4 3 (2.36%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.57%) Life Science
5 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) EPoS
6 1 (0.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 127 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (52.76%) Windows 10
3 19 (14.96%) Windows Server
4 14 (11.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.45%) Apple iOS
5 12 (9.45%) Windows 8
6 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.09%) Android
8 8 (6.30%) Mac OS X
9 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.35%) ITIL
2 18 (14.17%) Migration
3 16 (12.60%) Service Management
4 14 (11.02%) Time Management
5 8 (6.30%) Break/Fix
5 8 (6.30%) Facilities Management
5 8 (6.30%) Project Management
6 6 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.72%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.94%) Change Control
7 5 (3.94%) Release Management
8 4 (3.15%) iOS Development
8 4 (3.15%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (3.15%) Runbook
8 4 (3.15%) SDLC
9 3 (2.36%) Line Management
9 3 (2.36%) Project Planning
9 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.57%) ETL
10 2 (1.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.30%) C
2 4 (3.15%) Apple Swift
2 4 (3.15%) Objective-C
3 3 (2.36%) SQL
4 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.57%) VBA
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (12.60%) MCP
3 10 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.51%) MCITP
4 7 (5.51%) MCSA
5 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.57%) Degree
8 2 (1.57%) ECDL
8 2 (1.57%) MCSE
8 2 (1.57%) MOS
9 1 (0.79%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.79%) CCIE
9 1 (0.79%) CCNP
9 1 (0.79%) CISM
9 1 (0.79%) CISSP
9 1 (0.79%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 75 (59.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.36%) XenApp
4 3 (2.36%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (25.98%) SCCM
2 6 (4.72%) WSUS
3 3 (2.36%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.57%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 69 (54.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.11%) Apple
3 18 (14.17%) VMware
4 9 (7.09%) Citrix
5 7 (5.51%) HP
6 5 (3.94%) Cisco
7 4 (3.15%) Ivanti
7 4 (3.15%) Sophos
8 3 (2.36%) Dell
9 2 (1.57%) Google
9 2 (1.57%) NetApp
9 2 (1.57%) Nokia
9 2 (1.57%) Symantec
9 2 (1.57%) Wyse
10 1 (0.79%) Altiris
10 1 (0.79%) Avaya
10 1 (0.79%) Hummingbird
10 1 (0.79%) Interwoven
10 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.79%) Twitter