Period
to 19 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 83 86
Rank change year-on-year -39 +3 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 72 105 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.39% 2.39% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.25% 13.62% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 43 43
West Midlands median daily rate £175 £175 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.63% -22.86%
10th Percentile £97 £103 £96
90th Percentile £445 £392 £448
England median daily rate £225 £175 £201
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.72% -6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 22 51
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.05 £17.95 £18.41
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% -

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 993 771 1,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.21% 17.54% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 466 619
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £135 £188 £200
90th Percentile £538 £557 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 62 97
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £23.55 £31.00 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.14% +1.85% +2.10%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -30 14 £115 -48.89% 8
Warwickshire -5 10 £168 +45.65% 1
Staffordshire -9 8 £175 -6.67% 2
Solihull -15 6 £335 -
Coventry -22 6 £523 +354.35% 5
Herefordshire +11 4 £140 -61.11% 1
Wolverhampton -4 4 - - 3
Worcestershire -4 3 £288 +219.44% 3
Walsall - 3 - -
Dudley -5 1 - - 1
Shropshire -38 1 £175 -58.82% 1
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 24 (33.33%) ITIL
6 20 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (26.39%) Office 365
8 18 (25.00%) SCCM
9 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (22.22%) Migration
10 16 (22.22%) VMware
11 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
12 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (19.44%) Windows XP
13 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (16.67%) HP
14 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
15 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
15 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
16 10 (13.89%) Cisco
16 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
17 9 (12.50%) VPN
17 9 (12.50%) Windows 8
18 7 (9.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
18 7 (9.72%) SLA
18 7 (9.72%) MCSE
18 7 (9.72%) Citrix

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 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.17%) Apache
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.56%) PTC Creo
2 4 (5.56%) Windchill
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) ENOVIA
2 2 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.39%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.78%) IaaS
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.78%) SaaS
4 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.39%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) VPN
2 7 (9.72%) Firewall
3 6 (8.33%) DHCP
3 6 (8.33%) DNS
3 6 (8.33%) Skype
4 5 (6.94%) 802.11
4 5 (6.94%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) SAN
5 4 (5.56%) WAN
5 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (2.78%) Intranet
7 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.39%) IPsec
8 1 (1.39%) SMS
8 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (9.72%) Automotive
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.56%) Mandarin Language
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 14 (19.44%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (19.44%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.28%) IT Support
4 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Desktop Technician
9 3 (4.17%) Support Officer
9 3 (4.17%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Data Centre
1 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
1 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.94%) Driving Licence
2 5 (6.94%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.17%) iPhone
3 3 (4.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) BYOD
5 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (19.44%) Windows Server
5 14 (19.44%) Windows XP
6 9 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Vista
9 4 (5.56%) Android
9 4 (5.56%) Linux
10 3 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (4.17%) Unix
11 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.39%) CentOS
12 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Migration
3 6 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 6 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.33%) Network Management
4 5 (6.94%) Software Deployment
4 5 (6.94%) Time Management
5 4 (5.56%) CAD
5 4 (5.56%) Change Management
5 4 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.17%) Data Security
6 3 (4.17%) PLM
6 3 (4.17%) Project Management
6 3 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (9.72%) MCSE
3 5 (6.94%) CCNA
3 5 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.94%) MCP
3 5 (6.94%) MCSA
4 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.33%) vSphere
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.17%) NFS
5 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) WSUS
3 4 (5.56%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (4.17%) SafeCom
5 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.39%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.22%) VMware
3 12 (16.67%) HP
4 10 (13.89%) Cisco
5 7 (9.72%) Citrix
6 4 (5.56%) NetApp
6 4 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 4 (5.56%) PTC
7 3 (4.17%) Apple
7 3 (4.17%) Dell
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle
7 3 (4.17%) Wyse
8 2 (2.78%) BMC
8 2 (2.78%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.78%) Google
8 2 (2.78%) McAfee
8 2 (2.78%) Remedy
8 2 (2.78%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.39%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.39%) ShoreTel