Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 103 122
Rank change year-on-year +25 +19 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 32 78 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.03% 1.76% 1.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.91% 9.48% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 45 29
Median daily rate £400 £160 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £128 £113 £83
90th Percentile £466 £400 £435
England median daily rate £180 £180 £214
% change year-on-year - -15.79% +22.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 27 38
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.13% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £13.98 £11.17 £10.93
90th Percentile £21.20 £20.75 £28.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £15.99 £16.95
% change year-on-year +18.82% -5.66% +16.90%

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 359 823 990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.74% 18.52% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 523 517
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £137 £150 £130
90th Percentile £585 £587 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 55 132
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +4.10% +4.75%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.83
90th Percentile £35.00 £26.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +3.46%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the West Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in the West Midlands.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +22 15 £275 +77.42%
Warwickshire +14 5 £425 -10.53% 1
Staffordshire +5 4 £135 - 1
Coventry +39 3 - - 2
Worcestershire +22 2 £475 +216.67%
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 8 (25.00%) Office 365
5 8 (25.00%) SCCM
6 7 (21.88%) Application Packaging
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (18.75%) Citrix
8 5 (15.63%) NHS
8 5 (15.63%) MSI
8 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (12.50%) Public Sector
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
10 3 (9.38%) Skype
10 3 (9.38%) Azure
10 3 (9.38%) XenApp
10 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
10 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
10 3 (9.38%) Finance
10 3 (9.38%) MCSE
10 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
11 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix

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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Azure
3 2 (6.25%) AWS
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Skype
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MSI
2 1 (3.13%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Publishing
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Applications Packager
3 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
3 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) IT Support
6 2 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Build Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) VMware Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Android
5 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) Application Packaging
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Defect Management
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Project Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery Management
5 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) MCP
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (6.25%) Apple
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) Dell
4 1 (3.13%) Google
4 1 (3.13%) HP