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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 70 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 53 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.61% 2.29% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.91% 11.94% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 23
Median daily rate £145 £120 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -46.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £95 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £330 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £195 £190
% change year-on-year -20.51% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.19 £9.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £18.28 £17.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.94 £15.23 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.48% +1.51%  

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 381 578 425
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 18.76% 19.20% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 301 245
Median daily rate £375 £375 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 48 62
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -17.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.99 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £36.00 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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
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 23 June 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 +12 13 £180 +2.85% 7
Coventry +17 10 £135 +12.50% 4
Solihull - 10 - -
Warwickshire -2 6 £115 - 2
Staffordshire -1 5 £200 +81.81% 1
Shropshire +15 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 3 £113 -
Worcestershire +8 1 - -
Herefordshire -5 1 £360 -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (52.78%) Active Directory
3 47 (43.52%) Microsoft
4 40 (37.04%) Windows 10
5 32 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
6 28 (25.93%) SCCM
7 24 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 24 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (22.22%) Citrix
8 23 (21.30%) Office 365
9 21 (19.44%) ITIL
10 20 (18.52%) Windows Server
11 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
12 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
13 13 (12.04%) Cisco
13 13 (12.04%) VMware
14 12 (11.11%) Migration
14 12 (11.11%) Blackberry
14 12 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (8.33%) TCP/IP
15 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
16 8 (7.41%) MSI
17 7 (6.48%) DNS
17 7 (6.48%) Windows XP
17 7 (6.48%) Knowledge 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 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 32 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.30%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 9 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.48%) DNS
4 5 (4.63%) Internet
4 5 (4.63%) WAN
5 4 (3.70%) LAN
6 3 (2.78%) Intranet
6 3 (2.78%) SAN
6 3 (2.78%) VLAN
6 3 (2.78%) WebEx
7 2 (1.85%) 3G
7 2 (1.85%) DHCP
7 2 (1.85%) VPN
7 2 (1.85%) Wireless
8 1 (0.93%) ATM
8 1 (0.93%) Firewall
8 1 (0.93%) SMS
8 1 (0.93%) Softphone
8 1 (0.93%) VoIP
8 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) MS Access
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MSI
2 4 (3.70%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (4.63%) Finance
2 1 (0.93%) Electronics
2 1 (0.93%) Law
2 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) 2nd Line Support
2 24 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 19 (17.59%) Desktop Support
4 16 (14.81%) Analyst
5 15 (13.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 14 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (8.33%) IT Support
9 8 (7.41%) Service Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
9 8 (7.41%) Support Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (6.48%) IT Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (5.56%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.93%) OAuth
1 1 (0.93%) SAML
1 1 (0.93%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.70%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) CMDB
6 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Handset
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
6 1 (0.93%) Robotics
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (37.04%) Windows 10
3 24 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 20 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 18 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.48%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.78%) Unix
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.85%) Android
9 2 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) Migration
3 7 (6.48%) Incident Management
3 7 (6.48%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 5 (4.63%) Line Management
5 5 (4.63%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.78%) Document Management
7 3 (2.78%) Network Management
7 3 (2.78%) Service Management
8 2 (1.85%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (1.85%) High Availability
8 2 (1.85%) Integration Testing
8 2 (1.85%) Logistics
8 2 (1.85%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.85%) Software Deployment
8 2 (1.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.63%) VBScript
3 2 (1.85%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.85%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) C#
4 1 (0.93%) VB
4 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) DBS Check
4 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.70%) Degree
6 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.85%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) CWAP
8 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) ISEB
8 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.93%) MCITP
8 1 (0.93%) MCSE
8 1 (0.93%) MCTS
8 1 (0.93%) MOS
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 57 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.85%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (25.93%) SCCM
2 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.85%) SafeCom
2 2 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 47 (43.52%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.22%) Citrix
3 13 (12.04%) Cisco
3 13 (12.04%) VMware
4 5 (4.63%) Dell
4 5 (4.63%) McAfee
5 4 (3.70%) Google
6 3 (2.78%) HP
6 3 (2.78%) Symantec
7 2 (1.85%) IBM
7 2 (1.85%) LANDesk
7 2 (1.85%) NetApp
7 2 (1.85%) Wyse
8 1 (0.93%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.93%) iManage
8 1 (0.93%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.93%) Lumension
8 1 (0.93%) Polycom
8 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds
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