Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 85 131
Rank change year-on-year +16 +46 -78
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 192 120 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.24% 2.14% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.21% 10.34% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 62 54
North West median daily rate £155 £150 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -27.71% +18.57%
10th Percentile £97 £103 £106
90th Percentile £350 £305 £630
England median daily rate £200 £188 £190
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 30 31
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +1.72% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.81 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £22.05 £19.85
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -1.64%

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 1,262 1,161 1,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.31% 20.67% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 710 931
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.84%
10th Percentile £139 £162 £213
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 103 102
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.51% +22.04% -6.03%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.11 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -3 79 £138 -1.79% 14
Cheshire +6 55 £190 +8.57% 11
Lancashire 0 23 £160 -20.00% 1
Merseyside +11 18 £108 -14.00% 4
Cumbria +7 13 £331 - 2
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (72.92%) Windows 10
3 101 (52.60%) Active Directory
4 95 (49.48%) Microsoft
5 62 (32.29%) Office 365
6 52 (27.08%) SCCM
7 50 (26.04%) Microsoft Office
8 35 (18.23%) Citrix
9 33 (17.19%) Windows Server
10 31 (16.15%) VMware
11 30 (15.63%) MS Exchange
11 30 (15.63%) Windows XP
12 28 (14.58%) ITIL
13 25 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (11.46%) Migration
14 22 (11.46%) Windows 8
15 19 (9.90%) DNS
15 19 (9.90%) Apple
16 18 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 17 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 16 (8.33%) PowerShell
18 16 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (8.33%) LAN
19 14 (7.29%) WAN
19 14 (7.29%) SLA
20 13 (6.77%) Thin Client
20 13 (6.77%) Fat Client
21 12 (6.25%) SC Cleared
21 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared

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 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 25 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.65%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (2.60%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.56%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (26.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (32.29%) Office 365
2 10 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.60%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.52%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.90%) DNS
2 16 (8.33%) LAN
3 14 (7.29%) WAN
4 11 (5.73%) DHCP
4 11 (5.73%) VPN
5 9 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.13%) VoIP
6 6 (3.13%) Wireless
7 3 (1.56%) Skype
8 2 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.04%) Firewall
8 2 (1.04%) SMS
9 1 (0.52%) ATM
9 1 (0.52%) PBX
9 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (5.73%) MSI
2 4 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.08%) Subversion
2 4 (2.08%) Xcode
3 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.52%) Hudson
3 1 (0.52%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (5.73%) Finance
2 6 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 6 (3.13%) Retail
3 3 (1.56%) Publishing
4 2 (1.04%) Back Office
4 2 (1.04%) Legal
4 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (17.71%) Analyst
2 28 (14.58%) Desktop Support
3 24 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 24 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) 1st Line Support
4 21 (10.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 17 (8.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
8 12 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (6.25%) IT Support
9 11 (5.73%) Applications Packager
9 11 (5.73%) IT Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 9 (4.69%) Active Directory Support
11 9 (4.69%) Rollout Engineer
12 8 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.08%) Cocoa
1 4 (2.08%) HTML
1 4 (2.08%) JSON
1 4 (2.08%) REST
1 4 (2.08%) SOAP
1 4 (2.08%) Web Services
1 4 (2.08%) XML
2 3 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.77%) Fat Client
2 13 (6.77%) Thin Client
3 12 (6.25%) NHS
4 7 (3.65%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.13%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.08%) User Experience
7 3 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.04%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.04%) iPhone
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.52%) EPoS
9 1 (0.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.52%) Life Science
9 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (72.92%) Windows 10
3 33 (17.19%) Windows Server
4 30 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 22 (11.46%) Windows 8
6 18 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (5.73%) Apple iOS
8 10 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 7 (3.65%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.08%) Android
12 4 (2.08%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.56%) Linux
13 3 (1.56%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.52%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.58%) ITIL
2 25 (13.02%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (11.46%) Migration
4 12 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 12 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 9 (4.69%) Time Management
6 7 (3.65%) Break/Fix
6 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (3.65%) Software Deployment
7 5 (2.60%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (2.60%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2
7 5 (2.60%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (2.08%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.08%) Change Management
8 4 (2.08%) iOS Development
8 4 (2.08%) ITSM
8 4 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.56%) Data Protection
9 3 (1.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (4.17%) SQL
3 5 (2.60%) VB
4 4 (2.08%) Apple Swift
4 4 (2.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.04%) C
6 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 12 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.21%) MCSE
2 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.13%) MCSA
3 6 (3.13%) MCTS
4 4 (2.08%) MCP
4 4 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.56%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.04%) CCNA
6 2 (1.04%) CCNP
6 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.04%) Degree
6 2 (1.04%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.52%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (52.60%) Active Directory
2 17 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.65%) vSphere
6 5 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.60%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.56%) XenApp
8 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (27.08%) SCCM
2 8 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.13%) WSUS
4 5 (2.60%) vCenter Server
4 5 (2.60%) vMotion
4 5 (2.60%) vRealize
5 2 (1.04%) DameWare
6 1 (0.52%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 95 (49.48%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.23%) Citrix
3 31 (16.15%) VMware
4 19 (9.90%) Apple
5 8 (4.17%) Cisco
5 8 (4.17%) HP
6 7 (3.65%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.60%) Altiris
7 5 (2.60%) Clearswift
7 5 (2.60%) Lotus
7 5 (2.60%) Teradici
7 5 (2.60%) Xerox
8 3 (1.56%) Avaya
8 3 (1.56%) Nortel
9 2 (1.04%) Brocade
9 2 (1.04%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.04%) Dell
9 2 (1.04%) Juniper
9 2 (1.04%) McAfee
9 2 (1.04%) Wyse