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 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 50 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 107 139 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.57% 4.52% 5.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.93% 20.93% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 63 91
Median daily rate £205 £165 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £111 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £387 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £190 £210
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 26
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Windows 7
England

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
632 664 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.09% 21.57% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 385 361
Median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 89 84
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £27.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 28 June 2016.

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
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 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 33 £313 +123.21% 2
Gloucestershire -18 18 £300 +100.00% 6
Somerset +11 17 £184 -26.79% 1
Wiltshire -24 14 £125 -61.53% 3
Dorset -6 11 £145 +3.57% 2
Devon -1 10 £205 +36.66% 2
Cornwall +8 2 - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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.

1 221 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (73.30%) Active Directory
3 74 (33.48%) Microsoft
4 68 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 65 (29.41%) VMware
6 60 (27.15%) SCCM
7 54 (24.43%) MS Office
8 50 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (17.65%) Windows 8
10 38 (17.19%) ITIL
11 37 (16.74%) Citrix
11 37 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (15.84%) MS Exchange
13 34 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (15.38%) Windows 10
14 30 (13.57%) XenApp
15 29 (13.12%) MS Excel
16 26 (11.76%) Cisco
16 26 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (11.31%) Office 365
18 23 (10.41%) Hyper-V
18 23 (10.41%) DNS
18 23 (10.41%) SQL
18 23 (10.41%) Finance
18 23 (10.41%) Migration
19 21 (9.50%) DHCP
19 21 (9.50%) TCP/IP
19 21 (9.50%) Windows XP
19 21 (9.50%) XenDesktop
19 21 (9.50%) Skype for Business

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 35 (15.84%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.50%) Skype for Business
3 17 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.33%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.17%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.90%) CMS
7 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) IIS
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (24.43%) MS Office
2 29 (13.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.41%) DNS
2 21 (9.50%) DHCP
2 21 (9.50%) TCP/IP
3 18 (8.14%) LAN
4 15 (6.79%) VPN
4 15 (6.79%) WAN
5 10 (4.52%) SAN
6 9 (4.07%) Internet
6 9 (4.07%) Skype
6 9 (4.07%) VoIP
7 8 (3.62%) Firewall
8 2 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.90%) Wireless
9 1 (0.45%) ADSL
9 1 (0.45%) Broadband
9 1 (0.45%) Intranet
9 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.45%) WebEx
9 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.90%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.90%) MSI
3 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 23 (10.41%) Finance
2 6 (2.71%) Banking
3 4 (1.81%) Back Office
3 4 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.36%) Law
4 3 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.36%) Military
5 2 (0.90%) Legal
6 1 (0.45%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 73 (33.03%) Support Engineer
2 54 (24.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 40 (18.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 39 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 39 (17.65%) Desktop Support
5 38 (17.19%) Analyst
6 31 (14.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 27 (12.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 19 (8.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 19 (8.60%) Windows Engineer
9 16 (7.24%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 16 (7.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (6.79%) Service Desk Engineer
11 14 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 14 (6.33%) Service Analyst
12 13 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
12 13 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
13 12 (5.43%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.36%) MFC
1 3 (1.36%) STL
2 1 (0.45%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.24%) Fat Client
1 16 (7.24%) Thin Client
2 15 (6.79%) Blackberry
3 14 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.07%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.71%) iPhone
6 5 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.26%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.36%) iPad
7 3 (1.36%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Statistics
9 1 (0.45%) CESG
9 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 221 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 50 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (17.65%) Windows 8
5 37 (16.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 26 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (9.50%) Windows XP
9 15 (6.79%) Linux
10 6 (2.71%) Android
11 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.19%) ITIL
2 23 (10.41%) Migration
3 9 (4.07%) ITIL V3
3 9 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (3.62%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (3.62%) Service Management
5 7 (3.17%) Incident Management
6 6 (2.71%) ITSM
6 6 (2.71%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.26%) Document Management
7 5 (2.26%) Software Engineering
7 5 (2.26%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (1.81%) Application Packaging
8 4 (1.81%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (1.81%) Configuration Management
8 4 (1.81%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (1.81%) Patch Management
8 4 (1.81%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (1.81%) Server Building
9 3 (1.36%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.41%) SQL
2 19 (8.60%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.17%) VBScript
4 3 (1.36%) C++
4 3 (1.36%) Java
5 2 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.07%) MCDST
4 9 (4.07%) MCP
5 5 (2.26%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.26%) MCSE
6 4 (1.81%) CCNA
6 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.36%) A+ Certification
7 3 (1.36%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.90%) CCNP
9 1 (0.45%) Degree
9 1 (0.45%) HND
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.45%) MCSA
9 1 (0.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.07%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) JSP 440
System Software
1 162 (73.30%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (13.57%) XenApp
4 23 (10.41%) Hyper-V
5 21 (9.50%) XenDesktop
6 14 (6.33%) VMware ESX
7 13 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (4.98%) vSphere
9 6 (2.71%) BitLocker
9 6 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (1.81%) UAG
11 2 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (27.15%) SCCM
2 9 (4.07%) SCOM
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.45%) DameWare
4 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.45%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.45%) SCSM
4 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (33.48%) Microsoft
2 65 (29.41%) VMware
3 37 (16.74%) Citrix
4 26 (11.76%) Cisco
5 20 (9.05%) AppSense
6 15 (6.79%) Dell
7 12 (5.43%) Wyse
8 11 (4.98%) HP
9 9 (4.07%) Remedy
10 8 (3.62%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.62%) Intel Security
11 7 (3.17%) Lotus
11 7 (3.17%) Oracle
12 6 (2.71%) CA
12 6 (2.71%) Sophos
13 5 (2.26%) Apple
14 4 (1.81%) BMC
14 4 (1.81%) EMC
14 4 (1.81%) Polycom
14 4 (1.81%) Veeam
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