Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 91 125
Rank change year-on-year +4 +34 -77
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 147 123 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.39% 2.15% 1.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.30% 10.62% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 48
North West median daily rate £163 £150 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -15.49% -15.48%
10th Percentile £93 £101 £95
90th Percentile £425 £398 £407
England median daily rate £225 £175 £201
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.72% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 33 48
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -10.71% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.90 £18.94 £23.17
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% -

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 1,195 1,158 1,641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.43% 20.27% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 722 922
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £155 £171 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £512
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 101 116
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +16.36% -1.79%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £44.00 £42.63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -21 63 £153 +1.67% 21
Cheshire +10 52 £120 -31.43% 6
Merseyside +14 11 £150 +20.00% 6
Lancashire -6 11 £138 - 4
Cumbria -1 8 £340 - 1
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (54.42%) Active Directory
3 79 (53.74%) Windows 10
4 77 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 48 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (21.77%) Office 365
7 31 (21.09%) Windows XP
8 29 (19.73%) Citrix
9 28 (19.05%) SCCM
9 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 27 (18.37%) ITIL
10 27 (18.37%) Migration
11 24 (16.33%) VMware
12 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (10.88%) SLA
13 15 (10.20%) DNS
14 14 (9.52%) MS Exchange
14 14 (9.52%) SQL
15 13 (8.84%) Time Management
15 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (8.84%) Break/Fix
15 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
16 12 (8.16%) Finance
16 12 (8.16%) LAN
17 11 (7.48%) WAN
17 11 (7.48%) DHCP
17 11 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
18 10 (6.80%) Windows 8

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 14 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.72%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (32.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.77%) Office 365
2 10 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) G Suite
4 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.20%) DNS
2 12 (8.16%) LAN
3 11 (7.48%) DHCP
3 11 (7.48%) WAN
4 9 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 8 (5.44%) VPN
6 5 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.40%) Wireless
7 4 (2.72%) VoIP
8 3 (2.04%) Skype
9 2 (1.36%) Broadband
9 2 (1.36%) SSL
10 1 (0.68%) ATM
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.68%) VLAN
10 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.08%) MSI
2 2 (1.36%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.36%) WiX
3 1 (0.68%) Hudson
General
1 12 (8.16%) Finance
2 6 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.40%) Banking
3 5 (3.40%) Legal
4 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.72%) Law
4 4 (2.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Back Office
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (22.45%) Analyst
2 31 (21.09%) Desktop Support
3 23 (15.65%) Service Analyst
3 23 (15.65%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (8.84%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (8.84%) Support Engineer
7 11 (7.48%) Support Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) IT Support
8 10 (6.80%) Rollout Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) IT Engineer
10 7 (4.76%) Active Directory Support
10 7 (4.76%) Administrator
10 7 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.08%) Senior Windows Administrator
11 6 (4.08%) Windows Administrator
12 5 (3.40%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 5 (3.40%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.04%) COM
2 2 (1.36%) .NET
2 2 (1.36%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.36%) DOM
2 2 (1.36%) HTML
2 2 (1.36%) HTML5
2 2 (1.36%) REST
2 2 (1.36%) SAX
2 2 (1.36%) WPF
2 2 (1.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) Fat Client
1 9 (6.12%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.40%) NHS
4 4 (2.72%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.72%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.36%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.36%) EPoS
6 2 (1.36%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 147 (100.00%) Windows
2 79 (53.74%) Windows 10
3 31 (21.09%) Windows XP
4 28 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 16 (10.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.80%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (4.76%) Android
9 6 (4.08%) Linux
9 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.72%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.72%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.04%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.36%) Scientific Linux
12 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.36%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.37%) ITIL
1 27 (18.37%) Migration
2 13 (8.84%) Break/Fix
2 13 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (8.84%) Time Management
3 7 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (4.08%) Application Packaging
5 5 (3.40%) ITIL V3
5 5 (3.40%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.72%) Change Management
6 4 (2.72%) Information Security
6 4 (2.72%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.72%) Service Management
6 4 (2.72%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.04%) Computer Security
7 3 (2.04%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.04%) ITSM
7 3 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.52%) SQL
2 9 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.40%) VB
4 2 (1.36%) C
4 2 (1.36%) C#
4 2 (1.36%) C++
4 2 (1.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (6.12%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.40%) MCP
4 5 (3.40%) MCTS
5 4 (2.72%) MCSE
5 4 (2.72%) MOS
6 3 (2.04%) MCSA
6 3 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.36%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.36%) CCNA
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) Degree
8 1 (0.68%) MCITP
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) GDPR
3 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 80 (54.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.12%) vSphere
4 7 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.04%) XenApp
8 2 (1.36%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.36%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.36%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (19.05%) SCCM
2 6 (4.08%) WSUS
3 5 (3.40%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.36%) DameWare
5 2 (1.36%) vMotion
5 2 (1.36%) vRealize
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.68%) SCOM
6 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.73%) Citrix
3 24 (16.33%) VMware
4 8 (5.44%) Apple
4 8 (5.44%) Cisco
5 5 (3.40%) Capita
5 5 (3.40%) Clearswift
5 5 (3.40%) Teradici
6 4 (2.72%) Altiris
6 4 (2.72%) HP
6 4 (2.72%) Lotus
6 4 (2.72%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.04%) Brocade
7 3 (2.04%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.04%) MobileIron
8 2 (1.36%) McAfee
8 2 (1.36%) Sophos
8 2 (1.36%) Symantec
8 2 (1.36%) Wyse
8 2 (1.36%) Xerox