Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 128 79
Rank change year-on-year +70 -49 +29
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 117 80 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.18% 1.55% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.83% 7.43% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 34 56
West Midlands median daily rate £160 £161 £219
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% -26.40% -14.22%
10th Percentile £113 £107 £115
90th Percentile £395 £364 £413
England median daily rate £175 £190 £188
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 34 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £10.98
90th Percentile £20.00 £28.25 £17.95
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +2.32% +6.90%

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 789 1,076 939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.42% 20.86% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 561 544
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £132 £140 £158
90th Percentile £568 £525 £553
England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 107 88
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.67% -0.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £10.68
90th Percentile £22.18 £24.35 £41.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 8 December 2019.

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
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 8 December 2019. 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 +20 50 £150 -20.00% 6
Coventry +21 21 £180 +38.46% 4
Staffordshire +34 16 £135 -22.86% 2
Warwickshire +9 9 £575 +389.36% 3
Shropshire +66 7 £366 - 4
Worcestershire +6 6 £213 -34.62% 5
Wolverhampton +5 1 £150 -
Solihull -2 1 - - 4
Herefordshire - 1 £200 - 2
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (78.63%) Windows 10
3 53 (45.30%) Active Directory
4 43 (36.75%) SCCM
5 31 (26.50%) Migration
6 30 (25.64%) Public Sector
7 29 (24.79%) Microsoft
8 23 (19.66%) Office 365
9 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (11.11%) Apple
11 11 (9.40%) Break/Fix
11 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
11 11 (9.40%) Windows XP
12 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
13 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
13 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
14 8 (6.84%) Citrix
14 8 (6.84%) Driving Licence
15 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (5.98%) Android
15 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (5.98%) VPN
15 7 (5.98%) DHCP
15 7 (5.98%) Time Management
15 7 (5.98%) Service Management
16 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
16 6 (5.13%) DNS
16 6 (5.13%) Dell
16 6 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
16 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS

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 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (11.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 23 (19.66%) Office 365
2 4 (3.42%) Azure
3 1 (0.85%) AWS
3 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.98%) DHCP
2 7 (5.98%) VPN
3 6 (5.13%) DNS
4 5 (4.27%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.56%) Firewall
5 3 (2.56%) LAN
6 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.71%) WAN
6 2 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.85%) Internet
7 1 (0.85%) Intranet
7 1 (0.85%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.85%) Skype
7 1 (0.85%) VLAN
7 1 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.71%) MSI
General
1 30 (25.64%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.56%) Electronics
3 2 (1.71%) Advertising
3 2 (1.71%) Finance
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (22.22%) Windows Engineer
2 21 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 20 (17.09%) Desktop Support
4 18 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
4 18 (15.38%) IT Engineer
5 16 (13.68%) Analyst
6 14 (11.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (11.97%) Rollout Engineer
7 13 (11.11%) IT Support
8 9 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 9 (7.69%) Windows Rollout Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (6.84%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.98%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 5 (4.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 4 (3.42%) Problem Manager
12 4 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) Java RMI
2 1 (0.85%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Driving Licence
2 3 (2.56%) NHS
2 3 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (78.63%) Windows 10
3 11 (9.40%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.40%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.98%) Android
4 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (4.27%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.56%) Linux
8 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.50%) Migration
2 11 (9.40%) Break/Fix
3 7 (5.98%) Service Management
3 7 (5.98%) Time Management
4 6 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.27%) Change Management
5 5 (4.27%) Email Filtering
5 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.27%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (4.27%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.27%) Product Management
5 5 (4.27%) Web Filtering
6 3 (2.56%) Analytics
6 3 (2.56%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.56%) ITIL
6 3 (2.56%) User Stories
7 2 (1.71%) Network Management
7 2 (1.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (1.71%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.71%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.42%) MCP
4 2 (1.71%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.71%) MCDST
4 2 (1.71%) MCSE
4 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.71%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (45.30%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 43 (36.75%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (24.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.11%) Apple
3 8 (6.84%) Citrix
4 6 (5.13%) Dell
5 2 (1.71%) Cisco
5 2 (1.71%) SAP
6 1 (0.85%) HP
6 1 (0.85%) IBM
6 1 (0.85%) Ivanti
6 1 (0.85%) Lotus
6 1 (0.85%) McAfee
6 1 (0.85%) Mitel
6 1 (0.85%) Remedy
6 1 (0.85%) Sophos
6 1 (0.85%) Veeam
6 1 (0.85%) VMware