Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 97 69
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 -38
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 210 197 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.58% 2.04% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.92% 12.47% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 80 71
Midlands median daily rate £219 £166 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.58% -26.11% -3.74%
10th Percentile £115 £110 £103
90th Percentile £419 £438 £425
England median daily rate £180 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -4.00% -1.32% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 70 91
Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.59 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.02% +8.72% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.95 £18.76 £18.00
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.87 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.27% -2.52% +5.17%

Windows 7 is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1625 1580 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.93% 16.35% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 864 661
Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +17.42% +1.54%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £155
90th Percentile £538 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 171 228
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.84 £36.50 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the Midlands

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +37 126 £219 +13.64% 11
East Midlands +1 84 £213 +41.67% 8
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (56.19%) Windows 10
3 91 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 87 (41.43%) Microsoft
5 75 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
6 69 (32.86%) SCCM
7 57 (27.14%) Office 365
8 50 (23.81%) Migration
9 49 (23.33%) VMware
10 42 (20.00%) ITIL
10 42 (20.00%) Windows 8
11 37 (17.62%) Citrix
12 35 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 31 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 30 (14.29%) Windows Server
15 27 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (10.95%) PowerShell
17 22 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (10.48%) MSI
17 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
18 21 (10.00%) Security Cleared
19 20 (9.52%) WMI
19 20 (9.52%) Application Packaging
19 20 (9.52%) QA
19 20 (9.52%) WSH
19 20 (9.52%) VBScript
20 19 (9.05%) Application Discovery
21 18 (8.57%) Linux
21 18 (8.57%) MS Exchange

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:

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.38%) IBM Notes
5 5 (2.38%) IIS
6 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.95%) GroupWise
7 2 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 75 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (27.14%) Office 365
2 22 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.48%) IaaS
3 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.48%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.19%) DSL
2 11 (5.24%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.76%) LAN
3 10 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (4.29%) DNS
4 9 (4.29%) SAN
4 9 (4.29%) WAN
5 8 (3.81%) DHCP
5 8 (3.81%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (3.33%) 3G
7 6 (2.86%) Internet
7 6 (2.86%) VLAN
7 6 (2.86%) VoIP
7 6 (2.86%) VPN
8 5 (2.38%) Firewall
8 5 (2.38%) SMS
8 5 (2.38%) Wireless
9 4 (1.90%) Skype
10 2 (0.95%) ADSL
10 2 (0.95%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 22 (10.48%) MSI
2 15 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 13 (6.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.95%) Subversion
4 2 (0.95%) Xcode
5 1 (0.48%) JIRA
General
1 9 (4.29%) Finance
2 3 (1.43%) Law
3 2 (0.95%) Automotive
3 2 (0.95%) Banking
3 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.48%) Advertising
4 1 (0.48%) Electronics
4 1 (0.48%) Marketing
4 1 (0.48%) Publishing
4 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (21.43%) Desktop Support
1 45 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 36 (17.14%) Analyst
3 27 (12.86%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (12.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 19 (9.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 16 (7.62%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 16 (7.62%) IT Support
9 15 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 13 (6.19%) Service Analyst
10 13 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) Administrator
12 11 (5.24%) Applications Packager
12 11 (5.24%) DevOps Engineer
12 11 (5.24%) Operations Engineer
13 10 (4.76%) Application Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.52%) WSH
2 5 (2.38%) .NET
3 2 (0.95%) Cocoa
3 2 (0.95%) HTML
3 2 (0.95%) JSON
3 2 (0.95%) REST
3 2 (0.95%) SOAP
3 2 (0.95%) Web Services
3 2 (0.95%) XML
4 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.81%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.81%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.43%) NHS
7 2 (0.95%) PKI
8 1 (0.48%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (56.19%) Windows 10
3 42 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 30 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 27 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (10.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (8.57%) Linux
8 17 (8.10%) Windows XP
9 15 (7.14%) Apple iOS
10 11 (5.24%) Android
11 5 (2.38%) Unix
12 4 (1.90%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (23.81%) Migration
2 42 (20.00%) ITIL
3 20 (9.52%) Application Packaging
4 19 (9.05%) Application Discovery
5 18 (8.57%) Release Management
6 17 (8.10%) Incident Management
7 13 (6.19%) DevOps
8 11 (5.24%) Break/Fix
8 11 (5.24%) Time Management
9 9 (4.29%) ITSM
10 8 (3.81%) Service Management
11 7 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
12 6 (2.86%) Data Migration
12 6 (2.86%) Document Management
12 6 (2.86%) Email Migration
12 6 (2.86%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (2.38%) Patch Management
14 3 (1.43%) Coaching
14 3 (1.43%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.95%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.52%) VBScript
3 16 (7.62%) SQL
4 13 (6.19%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.81%) Java
6 2 (0.95%) Apple Swift
6 2 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 21 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.29%) CCNA
4 9 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.86%) MCSE
6 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.90%) MCSA
7 3 (1.43%) CCNP
7 3 (1.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.43%) MCP
8 2 (0.95%) Degree
9 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.52%) QA
2 16 (7.62%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 35 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.19%) Docker
5 12 (5.71%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.86%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.86%) XenApp
7 3 (1.43%) vSphere
7 3 (1.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.95%) Firmware
8 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (32.86%) SCCM
2 20 (9.52%) WMI
3 6 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.38%) WSUS
5 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.43%) SCOM
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (0.95%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 87 (41.43%) Microsoft
2 49 (23.33%) VMware
3 37 (17.62%) Citrix
4 16 (7.62%) Cisco
5 14 (6.67%) HP
6 13 (6.19%) Dell
7 12 (5.71%) McAfee
8 9 (4.29%) Apple
9 8 (3.81%) Oracle
10 6 (2.86%) Symantec
11 5 (2.38%) BMC
11 5 (2.38%) Lotus
11 5 (2.38%) Remedy
12 4 (1.90%) IBM
12 4 (1.90%) NetApp
13 3 (1.43%) Google
13 3 (1.43%) Veeam
13 3 (1.43%) Xerox
14 2 (0.95%) ArcSight
14 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow