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 30 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 64 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -24  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 47 30 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.09% 1.82% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.67% 9.01% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 20
Median daily rate £253 £190 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.89% -3.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £146 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £288 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £215 £205
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 22
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.04% +4.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £19.75 £18.00
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 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 300 333 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.75% 20.19% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 160 184
Median daily rate £300 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 48
Median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +6 14 £320 - 3
Derbyshire 0 13 £150 -
Northamptonshire +5 9 £220 +10.00% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 6 £275 +52.77% 2
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (50.54%) Active Directory
3 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
4 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (30.11%) MS Office
6 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (26.88%) Windows 10
7 24 (25.81%) SCCM
8 22 (23.66%) ITIL
8 22 (23.66%) Windows XP
9 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
10 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
12 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
13 16 (17.20%) SQL
14 13 (13.98%) Linux
14 13 (13.98%) Unix
14 13 (13.98%) Windows 8
14 13 (13.98%) Office 365
15 12 (12.90%) Oracle
15 12 (12.90%) Finance
15 12 (12.90%) Manufacturing
16 11 (11.83%) Oracle Applications
16 11 (11.83%) HPUX
16 11 (11.83%) PL/SQL
16 11 (11.83%) Oracle 11i
16 11 (11.83%) Oracle Forms
16 11 (11.83%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database 10g
16 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012

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 10 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (4.30%) IIS
4 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (30.11%) MS Office
2 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.38%) MS Project
4 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Oracle 11i
1 11 (11.83%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (7.53%) Demantra
2 7 (7.53%) SnowdropKCS
3 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Office 365
2 6 (6.45%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.75%) WAN
2 9 (9.68%) SAN
3 7 (7.53%) LAN
4 6 (6.45%) NAS
4 6 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.45%) VoIP
5 5 (5.38%) DNS
5 5 (5.38%) Firewall
6 4 (4.30%) VPN
7 3 (3.23%) 3G
7 3 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.15%) Internet
8 2 (2.15%) Skype
9 1 (1.08%) ADSL
9 1 (1.08%) Broadband
9 1 (1.08%) DHCP
9 1 (1.08%) Network Security
9 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.83%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (11.83%) Oracle Reports
2 11 (11.83%) Relational Database
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.30%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (4.30%) DTS
3 4 (4.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.30%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (11.83%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.30%) JDeveloper
General
1 12 (12.90%) Finance
1 12 (12.90%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.53%) Retail
3 5 (5.38%) Publishing
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.96%) Support Engineer
2 24 (25.81%) Analyst
3 14 (15.05%) Support Analyst
4 12 (12.90%) Applications Support
5 11 (11.83%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (11.83%) Applications Support Analyst
5 11 (11.83%) IT Support
6 10 (10.75%) IT Engineer
6 10 (10.75%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (9.68%) Service Analyst
7 9 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
9 7 (7.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (7.53%) Development Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Development Support Analyst
9 7 (7.53%) Windows Support Engineer
10 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) .NET
2 7 (7.53%) XML
3 2 (2.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) iPad
3 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.15%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.08%) CCTV
6 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (26.88%) Windows 10
3 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (23.66%) Windows XP
5 20 (21.51%) Windows Server
6 19 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (13.98%) Linux
7 13 (13.98%) Unix
7 13 (13.98%) Windows 8
8 11 (11.83%) HPUX
9 10 (10.75%) Android
10 2 (2.15%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) ITIL
2 8 (8.60%) Migration
3 7 (7.53%) Workflow
4 6 (6.45%) Application Packaging
5 5 (5.38%) Asset Management
5 5 (5.38%) Business Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) Change Control
5 5 (5.38%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.38%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 5 (5.38%) QMS
6 4 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.30%) Document Management
6 4 (4.30%) ITSM
6 4 (4.30%) Patch Management
6 4 (4.30%) Personalization
7 3 (3.23%) Data Security
7 3 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.23%) Service Management
8 2 (2.15%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) SQL
2 11 (11.83%) PL/SQL
3 4 (4.30%) Java
3 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.08%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.38%) MCSE
5 4 (4.30%) CCNA
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.30%) DBS Check
5 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) MCITP
7 1 (1.08%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) BitLocker
2 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.15%) vSphere
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (25.81%) SCCM
2 5 (5.38%) SCOM
3 3 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.08%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) Intel Security
3 7 (7.53%) VMware
4 6 (6.45%) Webroot
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco
5 4 (4.30%) Citrix
5 4 (4.30%) Dell
6 2 (2.15%) Apple
6 2 (2.15%) HP
6 2 (2.15%) Novell
6 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.08%) EMC
7 1 (1.08%) Google
7 1 (1.08%) Lotus
7 1 (1.08%) NetApp
7 1 (1.08%) Remedy
7 1 (1.08%) Symantec