The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 28 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 / Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 29 24
Rank change year-on-year +11 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.00% 0.55% 0.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 5.56% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +70.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -16.66% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13 18 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 13.00% 9.84% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 9
Median daily rate £400 £475 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +76.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £500 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the 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 Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the Midlands

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the Midlands

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

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft