The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 24 April 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
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 18 21
Rank change year-on-year -26 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.72% 0.99% 4.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.36% 7.14% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £151 £375 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -59.66% +225.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £375 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £375 £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £205 £215
% change year-on-year -18.29% -4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 119 14 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 51.29% 13.86% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 7 23
Median daily rate £415 £300 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% +39.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £105 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.62% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Northern Ireland

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
County Antrim -28 4 £151 -59.66%
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 8
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (63.64%) IT Asset Management
3 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
3 7 (63.64%) Veeam
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
3 7 (63.64%) Symantec
3 7 (63.64%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
3 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (63.64%) Asset Management
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) Polycom
4 6 (54.55%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (54.55%) VPN
4 6 (54.55%) Network Architecture
5 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (18.18%) MCTS
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 6 (54.55%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (18.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 8
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Asset Management
1 7 (63.64%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (63.64%) IT Asset Management
2 6 (54.55%) Network Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) MCTS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Hyper-V
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
1 7 (63.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (63.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Symantec
1 7 (63.64%) Veeam
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Polycom
3 2 (18.18%) Bloomberg
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Reuters