The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 29 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 > North East
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 71 47
Rank change year-on-year +28 -24  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 58 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.30% 3.58% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.42% 8.08% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 10
North East median daily rate £200 £223 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +43.54%  
10th Percentile £124 £105 £116
90th Percentile £284 £283 £275
England median daily rate £175 £200 £220
% change year-on-year -12.50% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
North East median hourly rate £9.88 £28.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.73% +111.32%  
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.89 £10.38
90th Percentile £13.58 £37.80 £15.73
England median hourly rate £14.20 £15.31 £15.25
% change year-on-year -7.23% +0.37%  

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 North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 138 718 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 24.47% 44.38% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 1492 273
North East median daily rate £338 £285 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00%  
10th Percentile £188 £209 £150
90th Percentile £450 £415 £500
England median daily rate £413 £400 £361
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 154 47
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +86.66%  
10th Percentile £9.50 £13.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.70 £37.00 £31.95
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the North East

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the North East

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the North East over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the North East

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the North East

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tyne and Wear +37 9 £215 -3.37% 6
Durham +1 2 £135 +22.72%
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
5 15 (46.88%) SCCM
5 15 (46.88%) DHCP
5 15 (46.88%) DNS
6 13 (40.63%) Migration
6 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
7 11 (34.38%) SQL
8 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (31.25%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 8 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
9 8 (25.00%) ITIL
10 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
11 5 (15.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
11 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (12.50%) Software Distribution
12 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
12 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
12 4 (12.50%) VMware
13 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (9.38%) 3G

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
1 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) DHCP
1 15 (46.88%) DNS
2 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) 3G
3 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 2 (6.25%) SSL
4 2 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
5 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Support Engineer
2 10 (31.25%) Migration Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
4 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Database Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Deskside Support
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) PC Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) PC Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
1 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 10 (31.25%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Software Distribution
5 3 (9.38%) Software Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.25%) Prototyping
6 2 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (3.13%) Build Automation
7 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.25%) REXX
3 2 (6.25%) Tcl
3 2 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 26 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) SCCM
2 8 (25.00%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (15.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) AppSense
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
3 3 (9.38%) ThinPrint
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) CommVault
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle