The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 April 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 47 34
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.97% 2.74% 1.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.12% 16.25% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Median daily rate £145 £325 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.38% +109.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £180 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £388 £167
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £211 £220
% change year-on-year -21.80% -4.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.40%  

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 Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 80 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 15.81% 16.88% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 61 25
Median daily rate £338 £351 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.91% -24.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +122.22%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Kent

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Kent over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Kent

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Kent

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Tunbridge Wells +5 1 £288 -11.53%
Maidstone - 1 £100 -
Windows 7
South East

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

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) SAN
4 6 (60.00%) Solaris
4 6 (60.00%) Unix
4 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (20.00%) SLA
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (20.00%) Advertising
7 2 (20.00%) Remedy
8 1 (10.00%) NHS
8 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Unix Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Solaris
3 6 (60.00%) Unix
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Remedy
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow