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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
England / West Midlands
Rank 66 67 44
Rank change year-on-year +1 -23  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 55 61 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.39% 2.27% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.41% 10.00% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 18
Median daily rate £175 £160 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +4.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £106 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £222 £249
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.08% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 29
Median hourly rate £15.18 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.40% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.22 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £17.38 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 357 610 500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.49% 22.74% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 279 225
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 81
Median hourly rate £14.93 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.71% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Birmingham -7 17 £223 +20.27% 2
Shropshire +36 11 £425 - 1
Warwickshire +2 11 £150 +30.43% 7
Staffordshire +3 6 £150 +11.11% 1
Coventry -7 3 £120 -46.66% 2
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Worcestershire 0 1 £90 -14.28% 1
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (54.46%) Active Directory
3 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
4 31 (30.69%) Windows 10
5 25 (24.75%) MS Office
6 18 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (16.83%) Windows 8
8 16 (15.84%) Windows Server
8 16 (15.84%) SCCM
9 15 (14.85%) VMware
9 15 (14.85%) ITIL
10 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
10 14 (13.86%) Office 365
11 13 (12.87%) MS Exchange
11 13 (12.87%) Migration
12 12 (11.88%) Citrix
13 9 (8.91%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (8.91%) Cisco
13 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
13 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (7.92%) Skype for Business
14 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
14 8 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (7.92%) Android
14 8 (7.92%) MSI
15 7 (6.93%) LANDesk
15 7 (6.93%) Application Packaging
15 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (6.93%) DBS Check
16 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 7
Top Related 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 13 (12.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.92%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (24.75%) MS Office
2 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.99%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Office 365
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.94%) Internet
2 5 (4.95%) LAN
2 5 (4.95%) Skype
3 4 (3.96%) Bluetooth
3 4 (3.96%) VPN
4 3 (2.97%) Intranet
4 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.97%) WebEx
5 2 (1.98%) DNS
5 2 (1.98%) Firewall
5 2 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.98%) WAN
5 2 (1.98%) Wireless
6 1 (0.99%) 3G
6 1 (0.99%) ATM
6 1 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.99%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) MS Access
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MSI
2 5 (4.95%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (3.96%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Banking
2 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.98%) Private Banking
2 2 (1.98%) Retail
2 2 (1.98%) Retail Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Advertising
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
3 1 (0.99%) Law
3 1 (0.99%) Legal
3 1 (0.99%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Analyst
2 18 (17.82%) Support Engineer
3 17 (16.83%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (10.89%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.90%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (8.91%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (7.92%) Desktop Support
8 7 (6.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.93%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.93%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (4.95%) IT Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Project Manager
10 5 (4.95%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (4.95%) Software Packager
10 5 (4.95%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.97%) NHS
3 3 (2.97%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.98%) CMDB
5 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) PMI
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (30.69%) Windows 10
3 18 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (16.83%) Windows 8
5 16 (15.84%) Windows Server
6 9 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.92%) Android
8 6 (5.94%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.95%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.85%) ITIL
2 13 (12.87%) Migration
3 7 (6.93%) Application Packaging
4 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (5.94%) Service Management
5 4 (3.96%) ITIL V3
5 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.97%) Computer Security
6 3 (2.97%) Document Management
6 3 (2.97%) Identity Management
6 3 (2.97%) Line Management
6 3 (2.97%) Logistics
6 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.98%) CRM
7 2 (1.98%) High Availability
7 2 (1.98%) Investment Management
7 2 (1.98%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.98%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.98%) Validation
7 2 (1.98%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.95%) VBScript
3 4 (3.96%) VB
4 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.97%) SQL
5 2 (1.98%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.93%) DBS Check
3 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.95%) Degree
5 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.97%) MCSE
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) MOS
7 2 (1.98%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.98%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.99%) ISEB
8 1 (0.99%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.99%) MCITP
8 1 (0.99%) MCSA
8 1 (0.99%) MCTS
8 1 (0.99%) NVQ Level 4
8 1 (0.99%) PMP
8 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) QA
System Software
1 55 (54.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.91%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.96%) XenApp
5 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.85%) VMware
3 12 (11.88%) Citrix
4 9 (8.91%) Cisco
5 7 (6.93%) LANDesk
6 4 (3.96%) Dell
6 4 (3.96%) Google
6 4 (3.96%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.97%) Remedy
8 2 (1.98%) HP
9 1 (0.99%) Adobe
9 1 (0.99%) Apple
9 1 (0.99%) Avaya
9 1 (0.99%) Capita
9 1 (0.99%) Equitrac
9 1 (0.99%) iManage
9 1 (0.99%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.99%) Oracle
9 1 (0.99%) Toshiba
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