Period
to 19 January 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 19 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 102 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 -42 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 121 98 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.57% 1.78% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.66% 11.29% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 46
West Midlands median daily rate £231 £243 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +21.25% -
10th Percentile £125 £103 £109
90th Percentile £413 £410 £438
England median daily rate £190 £185 £180
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +12.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.38
90th Percentile £18.76 £16.68 £16.50
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.69 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.98% -2.08% +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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 886 868 925
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.84% 15.81% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 459 407
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £156 £125 £163
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 92 114
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.51 £10.27
90th Percentile £37.24 £27.25 £21.68
England median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 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
Birmingham +7 47 £231 +11.45% 4
Shropshire +31 27 £155 -43.64% 3
Coventry +14 14 £173 +1.47% 1
Solihull +12 10 £350 -17.65% 1
Staffordshire +9 7 - - 3
Wolverhampton -2 4 - - 3
Warwickshire -9 3 £231 +83.17% 5
Herefordshire -1 2 £150 +50.00%
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (61.16%) Windows 10
3 53 (43.80%) Active Directory
4 50 (41.32%) Microsoft Office
5 47 (38.84%) Microsoft
6 44 (36.36%) SCCM
7 43 (35.54%) VMware
8 39 (32.23%) Migration
9 33 (27.27%) Office 365
10 30 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (21.49%) PowerShell
12 25 (20.66%) ITIL
13 23 (19.01%) Windows Server
14 22 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
15 20 (16.53%) MSI
15 20 (16.53%) VBScript
15 20 (16.53%) WSH
15 20 (16.53%) WMI
15 20 (16.53%) Application Packaging
15 20 (16.53%) QA
16 19 (15.70%) Windows 8
16 19 (15.70%) Application Discovery
16 19 (15.70%) Citrix
17 18 (14.88%) Release Management
18 17 (14.05%) Windows XP
19 16 (13.22%) MS Exchange
20 15 (12.40%) SharePoint
20 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
21 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
21 13 (10.74%) 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 (13.22%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.40%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.13%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (41.32%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.27%) Office 365
2 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) G Suite
4 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.09%) DHCP
1 11 (9.09%) DNS
2 9 (7.44%) SAN
3 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.13%) Internet
4 5 (4.13%) LAN
4 5 (4.13%) Wireless
5 4 (3.31%) VPN
6 3 (2.48%) 802.11
6 3 (2.48%) WAN
6 3 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.65%) 3G
7 2 (1.65%) Firewall
7 2 (1.65%) Skype
7 2 (1.65%) SMS
7 2 (1.65%) SSL
7 2 (1.65%) TACACS
8 1 (0.83%) ADSL
8 1 (0.83%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (16.53%) MSI
General
1 3 (2.48%) Law
2 2 (1.65%) Automotive
2 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) 3rd Line Support
1 21 (17.36%) Analyst
2 20 (16.53%) Desktop Support
3 19 (15.70%) Support Engineer
4 15 (12.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (10.74%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.92%) Applications Packager
6 12 (9.92%) Support Analyst
7 10 (8.26%) Application Integration Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Applications Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (6.61%) Service Analyst
9 8 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.79%) IT Support
10 7 (5.79%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) WSH
2 3 (2.48%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.65%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.31%) Driving Licence
1 4 (3.31%) NHS
2 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.65%) PKI
3 1 (0.83%) Analytical Mindset
3 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.83%) CMDB
3 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
3 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (61.16%) Windows 10
3 23 (19.01%) Windows Server
4 19 (15.70%) Windows 8
5 17 (14.05%) Windows XP
6 15 (12.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.61%) Linux
8 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.96%) Apple iOS
10 5 (4.13%) Android
11 3 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.48%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.65%) CentOS
12 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.23%) Migration
2 25 (20.66%) ITIL
3 20 (16.53%) Application Packaging
4 19 (15.70%) Application Discovery
5 18 (14.88%) Release Management
6 7 (5.79%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.79%) Service Management
7 6 (4.96%) Document Management
8 5 (4.13%) Email Migration
8 5 (4.13%) ITSM
8 5 (4.13%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.48%) Change Control
9 3 (2.48%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.48%) Problem Management
10 2 (1.65%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.65%) Demand Management
10 2 (1.65%) Project Management
10 2 (1.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.65%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.53%) VBScript
3 5 (4.13%) Java
3 5 (4.13%) SQL
4 2 (1.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.79%) MCSE
3 4 (3.31%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) CCNA
4 3 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.48%) MCP
4 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.65%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.65%) MCSA
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.53%) QA
2 13 (10.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (43.80%) Active Directory
2 30 (24.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.96%) BitLocker
6 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.31%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.31%) XenApp
7 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (36.36%) SCCM
2 20 (16.53%) WMI
3 10 (8.26%) WSUS
4 3 (2.48%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.48%) SCOM
5 2 (1.65%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.65%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.83%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (38.84%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.54%) VMware
3 19 (15.70%) Citrix
4 13 (10.74%) HP
5 9 (7.44%) Apple
5 9 (7.44%) Dell
5 9 (7.44%) McAfee
6 6 (4.96%) Cisco
7 5 (4.13%) BMC
7 5 (4.13%) Lotus
7 5 (4.13%) Remedy
8 4 (3.31%) Symantec
8 4 (3.31%) Veeam
9 2 (1.65%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.65%) Avaya
9 2 (1.65%) Google
9 2 (1.65%) IBM
9 2 (1.65%) NetApp
10 1 (0.83%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat