The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 27 28 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 2.70% 1.80% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.21% 11.76% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £225 £200 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -20.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £134 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £340 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.18% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £10.50
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 Northampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 53 34 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 20.46% 15.32% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 27
Median daily rate £325 £313 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -18.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Northampton

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Northampton

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows XP
3 14 (60.87%) MS Office
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
6 8 (34.78%) SCCM
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
7 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 6 (26.09%) Webroot
7 6 (26.09%) NAS
8 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
9 4 (17.39%) Intel Security
9 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
9 4 (17.39%) BitLocker
9 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
10 3 (13.04%) DBS Check
11 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (8.70%) Migration
12 1 (4.35%) MCITP
12 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (4.35%) Internet
12 1 (4.35%) 3G

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Office
2 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) OneDrive
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) NAS
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) 3G
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Service Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Service Desk Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Service Desk Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) IT Support
5 4 (17.39%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Mac Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows XP
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Application Packaging
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.04%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Webroot
3 4 (17.39%) Intel Security
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec