The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 86 30
Rank change year-on-year +16 -56  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 29 33 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.58% 1.42% 4.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.32% 7.28% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 54
Median daily rate £131 £148 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.01% -60.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £116 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £291 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -18.53% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 41
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -18.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £20.70 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.84 £15.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.57% +2.01%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 281 453 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.30% 19.48% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 247 232
Median daily rate £365 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £26.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Berkshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Berkshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Berkshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Berkshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Reading +18 13 £118 -18.96%
Bracknell +7 9 £269 -9.73% 2
Slough +3 2 £140 -20.00%
Windows 7
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (72.55%) Active Directory
3 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
4 17 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 12 (23.53%) HP
6 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
7 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (17.65%) Office 365
8 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
8 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
8 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (15.69%) Migration
9 7 (13.73%) ITIL
9 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
10 6 (11.76%) MCSE
10 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
10 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 6 (11.76%) DNS
10 6 (11.76%) SLA
10 6 (11.76%) DHCP
10 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
10 6 (11.76%) SCCM
11 5 (9.80%) VMware
11 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
12 4 (7.84%) Skype
12 4 (7.84%) Thin Client
12 4 (7.84%) SAN
12 4 (7.84%) EMC

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.92%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.92%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Office 365
2 3 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) DHCP
1 6 (11.76%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) Skype
3 3 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) NAS
5 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.96%) SMS
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) VLAN
5 1 (1.96%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (43.14%) Support Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Desktop Support
3 9 (17.65%) Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Service Analyst
4 8 (15.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (13.73%) 1st Line Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (13.73%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (9.80%) Service Desk Support
7 5 (9.80%) Technical Support
8 4 (7.84%) IT Support
8 4 (7.84%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.84%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Fat Client
1 4 (7.84%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.88%) Clustering
2 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.88%) Android
6 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.92%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.92%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.92%) ITSM
7 1 (1.96%) Application Virtualisation
7 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.96%) Case Management
7 1 (1.96%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.96%) IT Strategy
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.96%) Programme Delivery
7 1 (1.96%) Project Governance
7 1 (1.96%) Project Management
7 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.69%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) MCSE
3 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) MCP
6 1 (1.96%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (72.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) BitLocker
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (5.88%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.88%) Netcool
2 3 (5.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (5.88%) Unicenter
3 2 (3.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.96%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) VMware
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix
4 4 (7.84%) EMC
5 3 (5.88%) Meridio
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (5.88%) Veritas
6 2 (3.92%) Dell
6 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) CommVault
7 1 (1.96%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.96%) McAfee
7 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) Sophos
Bracknell, Berkshire
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