The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 68 51
Rank change year-on-year -8 -17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 27 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.76% 1.94% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.13% 10.49% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 17
Median daily rate £263 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -16.00% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.00 £10.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £18.38 £17.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.81 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% +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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 332 286 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.59% 18.49% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 163
Median daily rate £338 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +24.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.60 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the East Midlands

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Leicestershire -1 10 £273 -27.33% 3
Derbyshire -10 7 - - 4
Lincolnshire -8 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 2 - -
Northamptonshire -3 2 £110 -32.30% 1
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
4 20 (27.78%) SCCM
4 20 (27.78%) Windows 10
5 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Office
6 18 (25.00%) Office 365
7 16 (22.22%) Windows 8
8 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (20.83%) SQL
9 14 (19.44%) Migration
10 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.28%) ITIL
11 11 (15.28%) Windows XP
12 10 (13.89%) Linux
13 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (11.11%) Unix
14 8 (11.11%) Finance
14 8 (11.11%) Android
14 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
15 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (9.72%) Break/Fix
15 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
15 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
15 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
15 7 (9.72%) Oracle Applications
15 7 (9.72%) Oracle Forms

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 6 (8.33%) IIS
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) GroupWise
3 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.17%) Demantra
2 3 (4.17%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) WAN
2 5 (6.94%) VPN
2 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (5.56%) 3G
3 4 (5.56%) Firewall
3 4 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.17%) SAN
4 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.17%) VoIP
5 2 (2.78%) DNS
5 2 (2.78%) Skype
6 1 (1.39%) DHCP
6 1 (1.39%) Internet
6 1 (1.39%) Network Security
6 1 (1.39%) VLAN
6 1 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (11.11%) Finance
2 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Analyst
1 19 (26.39%) Support Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.28%) Support Analyst
4 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) IT Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) IT Support
5 7 (9.72%) Service Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 6 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Oracle Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Oracle Support Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) AS400
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 16 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (15.28%) Windows XP
7 10 (13.89%) Linux
8 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (11.11%) Android
9 8 (11.11%) Unix
9 8 (11.11%) Windows Server
10 7 (9.72%) HPUX
11 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Migration
2 11 (15.28%) ITIL
3 7 (9.72%) Break/Fix
4 6 (8.33%) Time Management
5 5 (6.94%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.56%) Workflow
7 3 (4.17%) Change Control
7 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) Data Security
7 3 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.17%) QMS
8 2 (2.78%) Network Design
8 2 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.39%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.39%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.39%) Change Management
9 1 (1.39%) ITSM
9 1 (1.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.83%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) MCP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (27.78%) SCCM
2 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.78%) WSUS
4 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (43.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Citrix
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) Dell
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) Xerox
7 2 (2.78%) Novell
8 1 (1.39%) Apple
8 1 (1.39%) EMC
8 1 (1.39%) HP
8 1 (1.39%) McAfee
8 1 (1.39%) NetApp
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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