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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 131 43
Rank change year-on-year +62 -88  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 74 34 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.51% 0.91% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.40% 4.26% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 55
Median daily rate £180 £198 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% +3.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -18.53% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 37
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.40 £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.84 £15.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.57% +2.01%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 649 799 809
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.01% 21.30% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 469 426
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 86
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.85 £21.00 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Manchester +36 43 £204 +2.12% 12
Cheshire +34 19 £180 -18.64% 5
Merseyside +3 8 £125 - 1
Lancashire +2 2 - - 2
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 60 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 56 (47.86%) Microsoft Office
4 45 (38.46%) Windows 10
5 34 (29.06%) Windows Server
6 33 (28.21%) Citrix
7 31 (26.50%) Office 365
8 29 (24.79%) MS Exchange
9 28 (23.93%) Windows 8
10 27 (23.08%) ITIL
11 23 (19.66%) VMware
12 22 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (13.68%) SCCM
15 16 (13.68%) Windows XP
16 14 (11.97%) Blackberry
17 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
17 13 (11.11%) VPN
18 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
18 12 (10.26%) Remote Desktop
18 12 (10.26%) HP
19 11 (9.40%) Finance
19 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
19 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
20 9 (7.69%) Migration
20 9 (7.69%) SQL
21 8 (6.84%) IBM Notes

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 29 (24.79%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (6.84%) IBM Notes
3 8 (6.84%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Moodle
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 56 (47.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 31 (26.50%) Office 365
2 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.11%) VPN
2 12 (10.26%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (6.84%) DNS
4 7 (5.98%) DHCP
5 6 (5.13%) Firewall
5 6 (5.13%) VoIP
6 5 (4.27%) LAN
6 5 (4.27%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.56%) NAS
8 3 (2.56%) PPTP
8 3 (2.56%) WAN
9 2 (1.71%) Internet
9 2 (1.71%) Skype
10 1 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.85%) SAN
10 1 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
2 1 (0.85%) OLAP
2 1 (0.85%) OLTP
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.42%) Subversion
1 4 (3.42%) Xcode
2 1 (0.85%) MSI
2 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 11 (9.40%) Finance
3 4 (3.42%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Legal
4 2 (1.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
5 1 (0.85%) Electronics
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (23.08%) Analyst
2 25 (21.37%) 2nd Line Support
3 22 (18.80%) Support Engineer
4 21 (17.95%) Desktop Support
5 14 (11.97%) Service Analyst
6 13 (11.11%) IT Support
6 13 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (10.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 8 (6.84%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (6.84%) IT Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) Applications Packager
10 6 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) IT Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (5.13%) Support Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.42%) Cocoa
1 4 (3.42%) HTML
1 4 (3.42%) JSON
1 4 (3.42%) REST
1 4 (3.42%) SOAP
1 4 (3.42%) Web Services
1 4 (3.42%) XML
2 3 (2.56%) EDI
3 1 (0.85%) .NET
3 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.85%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.97%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.84%) Life Science
2 8 (6.84%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.27%) iPhone
4 4 (3.42%) Replication
5 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.56%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.85%) Handset
6 1 (0.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) NHS
6 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (38.46%) Windows 10
3 34 (29.06%) Windows Server
4 28 (23.93%) Windows 8
5 22 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (13.68%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.27%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.42%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) ITIL
2 12 (10.26%) Incident Management
3 9 (7.69%) Migration
4 5 (4.27%) Line Management
4 5 (4.27%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.42%) Change Management
5 4 (3.42%) iOS Development
5 4 (3.42%) Mobile Development
5 4 (3.42%) People Management
6 3 (2.56%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.56%) ERP
6 3 (2.56%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (2.56%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.56%) Scrum
6 3 (2.56%) Time Management
6 3 (2.56%) Trend Analysis
7 2 (1.71%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.71%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.71%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (3.42%) Apple Swift
2 4 (3.42%) Objective-C
3 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.40%) SC Cleared
1 11 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.13%) MCP
3 6 (5.13%) MCSA
4 5 (4.27%) MCSE
5 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) MCDST
6 1 (0.85%) MCITP
6 1 (0.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.85%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 60 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.71%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (13.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.56%) WSUS
3 2 (1.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.85%) DameWare
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.21%) Citrix
3 23 (19.66%) VMware
4 12 (10.26%) HP
5 8 (6.84%) Cisco
5 8 (6.84%) Lotus
6 5 (4.27%) Apple
6 5 (4.27%) Polycom
7 4 (3.42%) Synology
7 4 (3.42%) Veeam
7 4 (3.42%) Wyse
8 3 (2.56%) Adobe
8 3 (2.56%) Avaya
8 3 (2.56%) Dell
8 3 (2.56%) SonicWALL
9 2 (1.71%) Symantec
10 1 (0.85%) Google
10 1 (0.85%) IBM
10 1 (0.85%) NetApp
10 1 (0.85%) Remedy
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