The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 30 April 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 62 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 -21  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 15 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.42% 1.88% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.34% 9.43% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 8
Median daily rate £125 £350 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -64.28% +43.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £141 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £372 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £212 £220
% change year-on-year -22.26% -3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.77% +76.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 £14.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -2.75% +4.54%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 281 212 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 26.61% 19.96% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 88 92
Median daily rate £445 £373 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 19
Median hourly rate £17.40 £14.20 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.53% -11.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £40.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Buckinghamshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Buckinghamshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Milton Keynes -8 5 £170 +9.67% 4
Aylesbury - 4 - -
High Wycombe +2 2 £125 -64.28%
Windows 7
South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
3 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 19 (48.72%) Microsoft Office
5 14 (35.90%) WAN
6 12 (30.77%) SCCM
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
8 10 (25.64%) SLA
8 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
8 10 (25.64%) ITIL
8 10 (25.64%) HP
8 10 (25.64%) LAN
8 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
9 9 (23.08%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) Office 365
10 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
10 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
11 7 (17.95%) Service Management
11 7 (17.95%) ATM
12 6 (15.38%) Patch Management
12 6 (15.38%) Security Patching
12 6 (15.38%) Time Management
12 6 (15.38%) Windows Vista
12 6 (15.38%) WSUS
12 6 (15.38%) Android

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) WAN
2 10 (25.64%) LAN
3 9 (23.08%) VPN
4 7 (17.95%) ATM
5 4 (10.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) German Language
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) IT Support
2 8 (20.51%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (17.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 7 (17.95%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Coordinator
5 5 (12.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Deployment Specialist
5 5 (12.82%) IT Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
6 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (2.56%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) RSA SecurID
2 4 (10.26%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
4 8 (20.51%) Windows 8
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.38%) Android
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Vista
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Incident Management
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Service Management
3 6 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 6 (15.38%) Security Patching
3 6 (15.38%) Time Management
4 4 (10.26%) Coaching
4 4 (10.26%) DNA
4 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Software Deployment
5 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
1 4 (10.26%) VB
1 4 (10.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 9 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) SCCM
2 6 (15.38%) BladeLogic
2 6 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) HP
3 5 (12.82%) NCR
3 5 (12.82%) SAP
4 4 (10.26%) Apple
4 4 (10.26%) Dell
4 4 (10.26%) Remedy
4 4 (10.26%) Toshiba
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Adobe
6 2 (5.13%) Lotus