Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 71 106
Rank change year-on-year -48 +35 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 90 120 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.77% 2.61% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.38% 14.00% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 51 45
West Midlands median daily rate £169 £225 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +28.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £82 £115 £109
90th Percentile £390 £413 £450
England median daily rate £200 £188 £191
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.99% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 44
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.02% +4.54%
10th Percentile £10.71 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £19.75 £18.41
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,074 857 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.17% 18.64% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 507 595
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £183
90th Percentile £538 £563 £523
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 82 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.37 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +2.66% -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.65 £33.50 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 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
Birmingham -8 28 £170 -42.13% 5
Coventry -25 9 £495 +280.77% 3
Warwickshire +9 7 £118 +2.17% 1
Staffordshire -8 6 £175 -12.50% 3
Wolverhampton -2 5 - -
Worcestershire -1 4 £288 - 6
Solihull -11 4 £335 -21.18% 1
Herefordshire -11 3 £140 -45.10%
Walsall - 3 £110 - 1
Shropshire -69 2 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Dudley - 1 - -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 16 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (67.78%) Active Directory
3 54 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 51 (56.67%) Microsoft
5 31 (34.44%) Microsoft Office
6 30 (33.33%) ITIL
6 30 (33.33%) Office 365
7 23 (25.56%) VMware
8 19 (21.11%) Migration
8 19 (21.11%) SCCM
9 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 17 (18.89%) Windows XP
11 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
11 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (15.56%) Thin Client
13 14 (15.56%) Fat Client
14 13 (14.44%) Data Centre
15 11 (12.22%) Cisco
15 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
15 11 (12.22%) Break/Fix
16 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
16 10 (11.11%) WSUS
17 9 (10.00%) Software Deployment
17 9 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
18 8 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (8.89%) Wyse
18 8 (8.89%) HP

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.22%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.22%) Apache
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (34.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.44%) PTC Creo
2 4 (4.44%) Windchill
3 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Eikon
1 2 (2.22%) ENOVIA
1 2 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.22%) IaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (7.78%) LAN
3 6 (6.67%) Firewall
4 5 (5.56%) WAN
5 3 (3.33%) Internet
5 3 (3.33%) SAN
6 2 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.22%) Intranet
6 2 (2.22%) Skype
6 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (1.11%) DHCP
7 1 (1.11%) DNS
7 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.11%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.11%) SMS
7 1 (1.11%) VoIP
7 1 (1.11%) Wireless
7 1 (1.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (6.67%) Automotive
2 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.44%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (3.33%) Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.22%) Finance
5 2 (2.22%) Front Office
6 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.89%) Desktop Support
3 14 (15.56%) Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (12.22%) IT Support
5 9 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Service Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.78%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) 1st Line Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.56%) Support Officer
10 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Windows Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) IT Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) IT Engineer
11 3 (3.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 3 (3.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Fat Client
1 14 (15.56%) Thin Client
2 13 (14.44%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.22%) BYOD
5 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) NHS
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) CMDB
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 18 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (18.89%) Windows XP
5 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (7.78%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.44%) Linux
10 3 (3.33%) Android
11 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.22%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (2.22%) Unix
12 1 (1.11%) CentOS
12 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.33%) ITIL
2 19 (21.11%) Migration
3 11 (12.22%) Break/Fix
4 9 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 8 (8.89%) ITIL V3
5 8 (8.89%) Network Management
5 8 (8.89%) Time Management
6 6 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.56%) Change Management
7 5 (5.56%) Coaching
7 5 (5.56%) Data Security
7 5 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Line Management
7 5 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.11%) VB
3 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.78%) MCP
2 7 (7.78%) MCSE
3 6 (6.67%) MCSA
4 5 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.44%) CCNA
5 4 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.22%) Degree
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.11%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.11%) ACDT
7 1 (1.11%) ACHDS
7 1 (1.11%) ACTC
7 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.11%) MCDST
7 1 (1.11%) MCSM
7 1 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 61 (67.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.78%) vSphere
6 5 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 5 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.22%) NFS
8 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (21.11%) SCCM
2 10 (11.11%) WSUS
3 5 (5.56%) SafeCom
4 4 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 51 (56.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (25.56%) VMware
3 11 (12.22%) Cisco
4 8 (8.89%) Citrix
4 8 (8.89%) HP
4 8 (8.89%) Wyse
5 4 (4.44%) Avaya
5 4 (4.44%) NetApp
5 4 (4.44%) Palo Alto
5 4 (4.44%) PTC
6 3 (3.33%) Altiris
6 3 (3.33%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (2.22%) BMC
7 2 (2.22%) Dell
7 2 (2.22%) Lotus
7 2 (2.22%) NEC
7 2 (2.22%) Remedy
7 2 (2.22%) Reuters
8 1 (1.11%) IBM