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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 24 33 29
Rank change year-on-year +9 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 12 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.90% 3.23% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 11.30% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Median daily rate £136 £180 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.30% +7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £168 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £216 £174
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £210 £200
% change year-on-year -14.18% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £17.50 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

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 64 115 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 20.78% 28.61% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 57 38
Median daily rate £305 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.29% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £511 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 12
Median hourly rate £18.25 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Cambridge

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (32.00%) MS Office
6 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 7 (28.00%) Office 365
7 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 6 (24.00%) SCCM
8 5 (20.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Dell
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) LAN
8 5 (20.00%) A+ Certification
9 4 (16.00%) Software Distribution
9 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
9 4 (16.00%) X-Windows
9 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
9 4 (16.00%) DameWare
9 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
9 4 (16.00%) LANDesk
9 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) Time Management
10 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.00%) DNS
10 3 (12.00%) SLA
10 3 (12.00%) Apple
10 3 (12.00%) DHCP

Windows 7
Top Related 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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) VPN
2 5 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) ADSL
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
1 9 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Desktop Support
3 7 (28.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (24.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (20.00%) IT Support
6 4 (16.00%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (16.00%) IT Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Desktop Support
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Android
5 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Software Distribution
4 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) DameWare
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) Dell
3 4 (16.00%) LANDesk
4 3 (12.00%) Apple
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.00%) VMware