The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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
South West / Dorset
Rank - 21 21
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 0 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 3.90% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 15.25% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Median daily rate - £345 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +112.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £210 £200
% change year-on-year -14.18% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £8.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.08%  
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 Dorset with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 15 59 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 15.96% 25.54% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 36 23
Median daily rate £150 £313 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +21.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 16
Median hourly rate £10.75 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.40% +31.25%  
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 Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Dorset

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Dorset

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

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 Dorset region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (26.67%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (26.67%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 2 (13.33%) IPv4
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) VMS
8 2 (13.33%) DHCP
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) DNS
8 2 (13.33%) ITSM

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) IPv4
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) IT Trainer
4 2 (13.33%) Trainer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (6.67%) Software Integration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) VMS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
2 3 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) arcserve
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper