Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 114 44
Rank change year-on-year +35 -70 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 94 58 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.32% 1.35% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.02% 7.15% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 75
Berkshire median daily rate £190 £165 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -34.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £119 £106 £128
90th Percentile £475 £438 £488
South East median daily rate £180 £195 £238
% change year-on-year -7.69% -17.89% +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 68
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £23.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -35.65% +37.12%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.25 £14.40
90th Percentile £17.70 £17.59 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -14.71% +17.24%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 782 811 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.28% 18.90% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 439 497
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +14.81%
10th Percentile £183 £206 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 60 119
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.63 £17.03 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.99% -20.97% +26.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.76% -10.37% +20.79%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Reading +22 35 £145 -12.12% 1
Slough +8 12 £303 +68.06% 1
Bracknell +4 12 £450 +5.88%
Newbury +2 7 £150 +7.14%
Windsor +4 6 - -
Wokingham +10 2 £170 -51.43% 1
Maidenhead -7 1 £225 -43.82% 1
Windows 7
South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (68.09%) Active Directory
3 54 (57.45%) Windows 10
4 36 (38.30%) Microsoft
5 35 (37.23%) Office 365
6 26 (27.66%) ITIL
7 25 (26.60%) VMware
8 24 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
9 21 (22.34%) SCCM
10 20 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
12 18 (19.15%) Windows 8
13 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (17.02%) Citrix
14 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (15.96%) SLA
15 15 (15.96%) Security Cleared
16 13 (13.83%) XenApp
16 13 (13.83%) XenDesktop
16 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (13.83%) Firewall
16 13 (13.83%) HP
17 12 (12.77%) DNS
17 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
18 11 (11.70%) LAN
18 11 (11.70%) WAN
19 10 (10.64%) DHCP
19 10 (10.64%) Linux
19 10 (10.64%) MCSE
19 10 (10.64%) Migration

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 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.64%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.26%) Liferay
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (37.23%) Office 365
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.19%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) GitHub
5 2 (2.13%) IaaS
5 2 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) Firewall
2 12 (12.77%) DNS
3 11 (11.70%) LAN
3 11 (11.70%) WAN
4 10 (10.64%) DHCP
5 9 (9.57%) VLAN
5 9 (9.57%) VPN
6 8 (8.51%) Skype
6 8 (8.51%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.19%) SMS
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.13%) Internet
8 2 (2.13%) SMTP
8 2 (2.13%) Wireless
9 1 (1.06%) ADSL
9 1 (1.06%) ATM
9 1 (1.06%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.06%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.06%) NAS
9 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.26%) JasperReports
2 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.06%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) French Language
3 3 (3.19%) Back Office
3 3 (3.19%) Finance
4 2 (2.13%) Electronics
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (22.34%) Analyst
1 21 (22.34%) Support Engineer
2 17 (18.09%) Desktop Support
3 15 (15.96%) IT Support
3 15 (15.96%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) IT Technician
5 8 (8.51%) Support Technician
6 7 (7.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.45%) Consultant
6 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) IT Support Technician
6 7 (7.45%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) Java EE
2 3 (3.19%) Web Services
3 2 (2.13%) JSON
3 2 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Smartphone
1 10 (10.64%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.32%) iPhone
3 5 (5.32%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.19%) CESG
4 3 (3.19%) iPad
5 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.06%) CMDB
6 1 (1.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.06%) PDA
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (57.45%) Windows 10
3 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
4 18 (19.15%) Windows 8
5 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.64%) Linux
8 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
9 5 (5.32%) Android
9 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.66%) ITIL
2 10 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.64%) Migration
3 8 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (7.45%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.32%) Application Packaging
5 5 (5.32%) Chat Support
5 5 (5.32%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.26%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.26%) Coaching
6 4 (4.26%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.26%) Disk Encryption
6 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.26%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (4.26%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.19%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.32%) Java
2 5 (5.32%) VBScript
3 2 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.64%) MCSE
4 7 (7.45%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.19%) CCNA
6 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.19%) Degree
6 3 (3.19%) MCP
7 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.13%) CCENT
7 2 (2.13%) MCSA
8 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) CCA
8 1 (1.06%) CCAA
8 1 (1.06%) CCNP
8 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.96%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 64 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.83%) XenApp
3 13 (13.83%) XenDesktop
4 8 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.32%) BitLocker
5 5 (5.32%) Docker
5 5 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (22.34%) SCCM
2 9 (9.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (5.32%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.32%) Ansible
4 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.60%) VMware
3 16 (17.02%) Citrix
4 13 (13.83%) HP
5 9 (9.57%) Dell
5 9 (9.57%) Symantec
6 8 (8.51%) Cisco
7 7 (7.45%) Apple
7 7 (7.45%) Oracle
8 6 (6.38%) MobileIron
9 5 (5.32%) Forcepoint
9 5 (5.32%) LANDesk
9 5 (5.32%) Polycom
10 4 (4.26%) Canon
10 4 (4.26%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (4.26%) Talend
11 3 (3.19%) Altiris
11 3 (3.19%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.13%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (2.13%) Kaspersky