The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 27 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 2.13% 1.09% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 7.27% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £225 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £134 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £340 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.27% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 72 55 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 19.20% 15.03% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 46
Median daily rate £325 £325 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Northamptonshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Northamptonshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Northampton +1 7 £225 +12.50% 1
Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) MS Office
3 15 (53.57%) Windows XP
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) ITIL
6 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (35.71%) SCCM
6 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 6 (21.43%) Application Packaging
9 6 (21.43%) Webroot
9 6 (21.43%) NAS
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (21.43%) SAN
9 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
9 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.86%) Intel Security
10 5 (17.86%) OneDrive
10 5 (17.86%) BitLocker
11 4 (14.29%) ISO 9001
12 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
12 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
13 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
13 2 (7.14%) SLA
13 2 (7.14%) Migration
14 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (3.57%) Internet

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (57.14%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) NAS
1 6 (21.43%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) 3G
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Service Desk Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Support Engineer
5 5 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (17.86%) IT Support
6 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) IT Engineer
6 4 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Deskside Support
8 2 (7.14%) Deskside Support Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows XP
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Webroot
3 5 (17.86%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec