Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 79 66
Rank change year-on-year -40 -13 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 67 110 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.41% 2.37% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.05% 15.28% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 41
West Midlands median daily rate £175 £178 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% +10.94% -
10th Percentile £110 £101 £95
90th Percentile £380 £429 £325
England median daily rate £205 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -1.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +12.00% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.40 £10.35
90th Percentile £16.74 £17.60 £17.85
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% +4.57%

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 832 720 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 17.45% 15.53% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 395 499
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -0.64% +20.00%
10th Percentile £161 £122 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 87 101
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.93 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +6.61% -
10th Percentile £9.53 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.55 £25.00 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.64 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -2.12% +6.25%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -29 23 £135 -33.33% 10
Solihull +5 9 £350 -17.65% 1
Coventry -5 8 £259 +84.82% 5
Wolverhampton +3 7 - -
Staffordshire -2 7 - - 6
Warwickshire -17 6 £250 +88.68% 2
Herefordshire +1 2 £150 - 1
Shropshire -24 2 £140 -67.06%
Walsall - 1 - - 2
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
3 37 (55.22%) Windows 10
4 24 (35.82%) ITIL
5 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
6 17 (25.37%) SCCM
7 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
8 15 (22.39%) Office 365
9 14 (20.90%) DNS
9 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
9 14 (20.90%) DHCP
10 13 (19.40%) VMware
10 13 (19.40%) Windows 8
10 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
11 12 (17.91%) Citrix
11 12 (17.91%) VPN
12 11 (16.42%) SLA
12 11 (16.42%) HP
13 10 (14.93%) Migration
13 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (13.43%) Apple
15 8 (11.94%) 802.11
15 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (11.94%) Windows Vista
15 8 (11.94%) 802.1X
16 7 (10.45%) Driving Licence
16 7 (10.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.49%) Apache
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Office 365
2 3 (4.48%) G Suite
3 2 (2.99%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) DHCP
1 14 (20.90%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) VPN
3 8 (11.94%) 802.11
4 7 (10.45%) SAN
5 6 (8.96%) LAN
6 5 (7.46%) Skype
7 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.48%) WAN
8 2 (2.99%) Firewall
8 2 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.49%) 3G
9 1 (1.49%) 4G
9 1 (1.49%) ADSL
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (1.49%) Internet
9 1 (1.49%) IPsec
9 1 (1.49%) Network Security
9 1 (1.49%) SMS
9 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.49%) Automotive
2 1 (1.49%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Desktop Support
2 15 (22.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (20.90%) Analyst
4 11 (16.42%) Support Engineer
5 9 (13.43%) Support Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 8 (11.94%) Technical Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (10.45%) IT Support
7 7 (10.45%) Support Technician
8 6 (8.96%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (8.96%) Service Analyst
8 6 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Technician
10 4 (5.97%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.99%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.46%) NHS
3 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.48%) iPhone
4 3 (4.48%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.49%) BYOD
6 1 (1.49%) CMDB
6 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.49%) iPad
6 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (55.22%) Windows 10
3 16 (23.88%) Windows Server
4 13 (19.40%) Windows 8
4 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
6 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (11.94%) Windows Vista
8 7 (10.45%) Linux
9 6 (8.96%) Android
9 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.99%) CentOS
11 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.99%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Migration
3 4 (5.97%) Data Analysis
3 4 (5.97%) Disk Encryption
4 3 (4.48%) Change Control
4 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.48%) Service Management
5 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.99%) Break/Fix
5 2 (2.99%) Data Security
5 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.99%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (2.99%) Process Improvement
5 2 (2.99%) Project Management
6 1 (1.49%) Coaching
6 1 (1.49%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (1.49%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.48%) VB
3 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (7.46%) MCSE
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) CCNA
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.99%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCP
4 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (16.42%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (67.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.46%) BitLocker
5 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.49%) NFS
6 1 (1.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (25.37%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) WSUS
3 3 (4.48%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.40%) VMware
3 12 (17.91%) Citrix
4 11 (16.42%) HP
5 9 (13.43%) Apple
6 6 (8.96%) Dell
6 6 (8.96%) McAfee
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco
7 4 (5.97%) Google
8 3 (4.48%) Fujitsu
9 2 (2.99%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.49%) ShoreTel
10 1 (1.49%) Symantec
10 1 (1.49%) Veeam