The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
England / South West
Rank 62 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 80 99 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.97% 3.35% 3.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.99% 15.23% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 48
Median daily rate £208 £188 £172
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +9.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £200 £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 32
Median hourly rate £15.63 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.90 £30.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.78
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
471 650 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.48% 22.01% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 403 345
Median daily rate £338 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 82
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the South West region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the South West region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 21 February 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
Bristol -1 33 £300 +36.47% 8
Gloucestershire +5 17 £116 -7.00% 1
Wiltshire -6 17 £208 -3.48% 2
Somerset -9 7 £110 -42.10% 1
Dorset +1 3 £264 +111.00%
Devon -8 2 - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 226 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (65.04%) Active Directory
3 95 (42.04%) Microsoft
4 75 (33.19%) MS Office
5 55 (24.34%) ITIL
6 51 (22.57%) Office 365
7 48 (21.24%) MS Excel
7 48 (21.24%) Citrix
8 46 (20.35%) VMware
8 46 (20.35%) Windows Server
9 43 (19.03%) Windows 10
10 41 (18.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 36 (15.93%) SCCM
12 34 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (15.04%) Finance
13 32 (14.16%) MS Exchange
14 29 (12.83%) Security Cleared
14 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (12.39%) DNS
16 27 (11.95%) SC Cleared
16 27 (11.95%) Incident Management
17 23 (10.18%) Windows 8
18 22 (9.73%) DHCP
19 21 (9.29%) XenApp
20 20 (8.85%) Fat Client
20 20 (8.85%) SLA
20 20 (8.85%) Thin Client
20 20 (8.85%) Migration
21 18 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
21 18 (7.96%) HP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 32 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (4.42%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.33%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.88%) Moodle
7 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 75 (33.19%) MS Office
2 48 (21.24%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.77%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (22.57%) Office 365
2 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.39%) DNS
2 22 (9.73%) DHCP
3 16 (7.08%) VPN
4 15 (6.64%) Wireless
5 12 (5.31%) Firewall
5 12 (5.31%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.87%) WAN
7 9 (3.98%) LAN
8 7 (3.10%) Internet
8 7 (3.10%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.77%) SAN
10 3 (1.33%) ADSL
10 3 (1.33%) Broadband
10 3 (1.33%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.88%) IPv4
11 2 (0.88%) VLAN
11 2 (0.88%) VoIP
12 1 (0.44%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.77%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.44%) GIS
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) MSI
General
1 34 (15.04%) Finance
2 4 (1.77%) Banking
3 3 (1.33%) Local Government
4 2 (0.88%) Back Office
4 2 (0.88%) Military
4 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.44%) Electronics
5 1 (0.44%) Front Office
5 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (26.99%) Support Engineer
2 60 (26.55%) Analyst
3 48 (21.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 31 (13.72%) IT Support
4 31 (13.72%) Service Analyst
4 31 (13.72%) Service Desk Analyst
5 30 (13.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 29 (12.83%) Desktop Support
7 28 (12.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 21 (9.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 18 (7.96%) Desktop Engineer
10 15 (6.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 14 (6.19%) Support Analyst
12 13 (5.75%) Deployment Engineer
12 13 (5.75%) Help Desk Analyst
12 13 (5.75%) Service Desk Engineer
13 12 (5.31%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (5.31%) Citrix Analyst
13 12 (5.31%) Help Desk Support
14 11 (4.87%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.44%) ADO
1 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.85%) Fat Client
1 20 (8.85%) Thin Client
2 15 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.42%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.54%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.10%) CMDB
5 7 (3.10%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.65%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.65%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.33%) iPhone
7 3 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (0.88%) CESG
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.44%) iPad
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 226 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (20.35%) Windows Server
3 43 (19.03%) Windows 10
4 41 (18.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (12.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (10.18%) Windows 8
7 15 (6.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (5.75%) Windows XP
9 10 (4.42%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.65%) Android
11 4 (1.77%) Linux
12 3 (1.33%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.88%) VMS
14 1 (0.44%) CentOS
14 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.34%) ITIL
2 27 (11.95%) Incident Management
3 20 (8.85%) Migration
4 14 (6.19%) ITSM
4 14 (6.19%) Service Delivery
5 9 (3.98%) Asset Management
5 9 (3.98%) Data Migration
5 9 (3.98%) Network Management
5 9 (3.98%) Service Management
6 6 (2.65%) Application Packaging
6 6 (2.65%) Application Virtualisation
6 6 (2.65%) ITIL V3
6 6 (2.65%) Time Management
7 5 (2.21%) ERP
7 5 (2.21%) Line Management
7 5 (2.21%) Performance Management
8 3 (1.33%) Change Management
8 3 (1.33%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.54%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.65%) SQL
3 3 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.54%) DBS Check
5 7 (3.10%) A+ Certification
6 6 (2.65%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.21%) CCNA
7 5 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.21%) MCITP
8 3 (1.33%) MCDST
8 3 (1.33%) MCSE
8 3 (1.33%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.44%) Degree
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.85%) SLA
2 4 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 147 (65.04%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.29%) XenApp
4 18 (7.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (6.64%) XenDesktop
6 14 (6.19%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.54%) BitLocker
7 8 (3.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.77%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.33%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.88%) vSphere
11 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (15.93%) SCCM
2 8 (3.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 95 (42.04%) Microsoft
2 48 (21.24%) Citrix
3 46 (20.35%) VMware
4 18 (7.96%) HP
5 17 (7.52%) AppSense
5 17 (7.52%) Cisco
6 16 (7.08%) Apple
7 13 (5.75%) Symantec
7 13 (5.75%) Wyse
8 10 (4.42%) Dell
9 6 (2.65%) CA
10 5 (2.21%) Oracle
10 5 (2.21%) SAP
11 4 (1.77%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.77%) Pegasus
11 4 (1.77%) QAD
11 4 (1.77%) Remedy
11 4 (1.77%) Xerox
12 3 (1.33%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.33%) Toshiba
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