Period
to 19 November 2017

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 November 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 103 65
Rank change year-on-year +32 -38 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 124 110 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.61% 1.78% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.57% 10.53% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 51
West Midlands median daily rate £225 £185 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -32.73% +11.11%
10th Percentile £115 £115 £108
90th Percentile £413 £450 £451
England median daily rate £180 £186 £195
% change year-on-year -3.36% -4.49% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 53
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £13.84 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.46% +2.52% +8.00%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £18.40 £16.73 £18.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.87 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.27% -2.52% +5.17%

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 914 1045 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.21% 16.93% 16.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 555 369
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +21.21% +3.13%
10th Percentile £158 £181 £145
90th Percentile £559 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 104 122
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.84% -2.76% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.08 £10.33
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 November 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 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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 45 £238 +28.38% 7
Shropshire +33 27 £160 -51.42%
Coventry +21 15 £115 -20.69% 1
Solihull +18 13 £425 -
Staffordshire +8 6 - -
Warwickshire -16 5 £115 -
Herefordshire +1 3 £150 -45.45%
Wolverhampton 0 3 £113 - 1
Wednesbury - 2 - -
Worcestershire +3 1 - -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (57.26%) Windows 10
3 56 (45.16%) Microsoft Office
4 55 (44.35%) Microsoft
5 52 (41.94%) SCCM
6 50 (40.32%) Active Directory
7 41 (33.06%) Office 365
8 38 (30.65%) VMware
9 35 (28.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (25.81%) Migration
11 29 (23.39%) Citrix
11 29 (23.39%) ITIL
12 25 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (18.55%) PowerShell
14 22 (17.74%) MSI
15 20 (16.13%) VBScript
15 20 (16.13%) WSH
15 20 (16.13%) QA
15 20 (16.13%) WMI
16 19 (15.32%) Application Packaging
16 19 (15.32%) Windows 8
16 19 (15.32%) Application Discovery
17 18 (14.52%) Release Management
18 16 (12.90%) Windows Server
19 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
20 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
21 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
22 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
22 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
22 12 (9.68%) Incident Management

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 15 (12.10%) SharePoint
2 12 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.03%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 56 (45.16%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (33.06%) Office 365
2 13 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (4.84%) DNS
2 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.03%) DHCP
3 5 (4.03%) Internet
3 5 (4.03%) SAN
3 5 (4.03%) Wireless
4 3 (2.42%) LAN
4 3 (2.42%) SMS
4 3 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.61%) 3G
5 2 (1.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.61%) Skype
5 2 (1.61%) SSL
5 2 (1.61%) TACACS
5 2 (1.61%) WAN
6 1 (0.81%) 4G
6 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.81%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (17.74%) MSI
General
1 5 (4.03%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Law
3 2 (1.61%) Automotive
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Desktop Support
2 23 (18.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 23 (18.55%) Support Engineer
3 22 (17.74%) Analyst
4 17 (13.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (10.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 12 (9.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 12 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 11 (8.87%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 11 (8.87%) Applications Packager
7 11 (8.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Application Integration Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Applications Engineer
8 10 (8.06%) Integration Engineer
9 9 (7.26%) IT Support
9 9 (7.26%) Service Analyst
9 9 (7.26%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (6.45%) Administrator
10 8 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.13%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.61%) NHS
3 2 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (0.81%) CMDB
4 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (57.26%) Windows 10
3 19 (15.32%) Windows 8
4 16 (12.90%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.84%) Android
8 6 (4.84%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.42%) Linux
9 3 (2.42%) Unix
10 2 (1.61%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.81%) Migration
2 29 (23.39%) ITIL
3 19 (15.32%) Application Discovery
3 19 (15.32%) Application Packaging
4 18 (14.52%) Release Management
5 12 (9.68%) Incident Management
6 7 (5.65%) ITSM
6 7 (5.65%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (4.84%) Document Management
7 6 (4.84%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.03%) Email Migration
8 5 (4.03%) Service Management
9 3 (2.42%) Identity Management
10 2 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.61%) Coaching
10 2 (1.61%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.61%) Line Management
10 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.61%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.55%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.13%) VBScript
3 5 (4.03%) Java
3 5 (4.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.03%) MCSE
5 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) MCP
6 2 (1.61%) MCSA
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.13%) QA
2 10 (8.06%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 35 (28.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 25 (20.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.03%) BitLocker
6 4 (3.23%) XenApp
7 3 (2.42%) vSphere
7 3 (2.42%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 52 (41.94%) SCCM
2 20 (16.13%) WMI
3 5 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.03%) WSUS
4 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.42%) SCOM
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco LMS
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.61%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (30.65%) VMware
3 29 (23.39%) Citrix
4 12 (9.68%) McAfee
5 9 (7.26%) HP
6 8 (6.45%) Cisco
7 7 (5.65%) Apple
7 7 (5.65%) Dell
8 6 (4.84%) Symantec
9 5 (4.03%) BMC
9 5 (4.03%) Lotus
9 5 (4.03%) Remedy
10 4 (3.23%) IBM
10 4 (3.23%) NetApp
11 3 (2.42%) Veeam
12 2 (1.61%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.61%) Avaya
12 2 (1.61%) Google
12 2 (1.61%) Wyse
13 1 (0.81%) AppSense