The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 28 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 30 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 12 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.97% 3.65% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.12% 11.11% 6.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £213 £130 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.46% -58.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £121 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £147 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -16.00% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +18.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £17.85 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £20.65 £18.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.65 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.47% +1.66%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 85 117 173
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 28.15% 32.87% 37.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 145 243
Median daily rate £213 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £213 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 19 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.13 £48.75 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Cambridge

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Cambridge

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) SCCM
5 8 (32.00%) Apple
6 7 (28.00%) Office 365
7 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (24.00%) Dell
7 6 (24.00%) DNS
7 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (24.00%) Migration
7 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
8 5 (20.00%) A+ Certification
8 5 (20.00%) SLA
8 5 (20.00%) DHCP
8 5 (20.00%) Break/Fix
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
9 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.00%) Software Distribution
9 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.00%) LAN
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.00%) Time Management
10 3 (12.00%) Degree
10 3 (12.00%) Firewall
10 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (12.00%) VPN
10 3 (12.00%) ITIL

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.00%) LDAP
6 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (4.00%) WebEx
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (32.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Support
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Support
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.00%) BYOD
1 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Android
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) CentOS
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Data Migration
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 4 (16.00%) Software Distribution
3 4 (16.00%) Time Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 2 (8.00%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (12.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Apple
3 6 (24.00%) Dell
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow