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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
England / North East
Rank 61 57 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 19 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.64% 1.95% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.27% 11.56% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Median daily rate £290 £250 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £173 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £357 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £210 £200
% change year-on-year -14.18% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Median hourly rate £24.75 £13.50 £14.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £13.10 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £14.90 £16.26
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 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 205 147 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.43% 16.86% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -16.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.25 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the North East

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the North East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 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
Tyne and Wear -5 17 £290 +23.40% 4
Durham -5 2 - -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (79.73%) Active Directory
3 47 (63.51%) Microsoft
4 46 (62.16%) Windows Server
5 40 (54.05%) DNS
6 36 (48.65%) DHCP
7 35 (47.30%) MS Excel
7 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
8 34 (45.95%) SCCM
9 29 (39.19%) ITIL
10 28 (37.84%) SC Cleared
11 25 (33.78%) SQL
12 22 (29.73%) Migration
12 22 (29.73%) PowerShell
13 21 (28.38%) TCP/IP
14 20 (27.03%) VMware
14 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (27.03%) Virtual Environments
15 18 (24.32%) HP SiteScope
16 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
18 15 (20.27%) XenApp
18 15 (20.27%) Citrix
19 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
19 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
20 11 (14.86%) Microsoft App-V
20 11 (14.86%) AppSense
21 10 (13.51%) Windows 8
22 8 (10.81%) Java

Windows 7
Top Related 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 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.11%) Tuxedo
2 6 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.76%) JBoss
3 5 (6.76%) WildFly
4 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 35 (47.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) IaaS
1 4 (5.41%) Office 365
1 4 (5.41%) PaaS
1 4 (5.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.05%) DNS
2 36 (48.65%) DHCP
3 21 (28.38%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.11%) 3G
4 6 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.70%) HTTP
5 2 (2.70%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.70%) SSL
5 2 (2.70%) VLAN
6 1 (1.35%) Firewall
6 1 (1.35%) SAN
6 1 (1.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.76%) DB2
1 5 (6.76%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) CA Gen
1 5 (6.76%) MSI
2 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.70%) NMock
3 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.70%) WiX
General
1 2 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 20 (27.03%) Migration Engineer
3 12 (16.22%) Desktop Support
4 9 (12.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (9.46%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Customer Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Database Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) DBA
7 4 (5.41%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Development Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) Middleware
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.70%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) XML
5 1 (1.35%) HTML
5 1 (1.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Fat Client
1 8 (10.81%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (62.16%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
6 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
7 10 (13.51%) Windows 8
8 7 (9.46%) Linux
9 6 (8.11%) MVS
10 5 (6.76%) AIX
10 5 (6.76%) HPUX
10 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (6.76%) zOS
11 1 (1.35%) OS/2
11 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) ITIL
2 22 (29.73%) Migration
3 20 (27.03%) Virtual Environments
4 8 (10.81%) Software Delivery
5 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.11%) DevOps
6 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
6 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
6 6 (8.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 5 (6.76%) Software Distribution
8 4 (5.41%) Change Management
8 4 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.41%) High Availability
8 4 (5.41%) Open Source
8 4 (5.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Data Management
9 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.05%) Mathematics
9 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) SQL
2 22 (29.73%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.81%) Java
4 5 (6.76%) C
5 4 (5.41%) C#
6 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.05%) VB
7 2 (2.70%) REXX
7 2 (2.70%) Tcl
8 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (47.30%) Security Cleared
2 28 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (6.76%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCDST
6 1 (1.35%) MCP
6 1 (1.35%) MCSA
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
2 5 (6.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (79.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.27%) XenApp
4 11 (14.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.05%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (45.95%) SCCM
2 18 (24.32%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (6.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (63.51%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.03%) VMware
3 15 (20.27%) Citrix
4 11 (14.86%) AppSense
5 8 (10.81%) ThinPrint
6 7 (9.46%) Oracle
7 6 (8.11%) TIBCO
8 5 (6.76%) CA
9 3 (4.05%) Cisco
9 3 (4.05%) HP
10 2 (2.70%) Apple
11 1 (1.35%) CommVault
11 1 (1.35%) Dell