The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 29 25
Rank change year-on-year -22 -4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 20 32 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.15% 5.43% 6.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 20.92% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 19
Median daily rate £150 £150 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £345 £232
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £195 £190
% change year-on-year -20.51% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £14.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +4.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.94 £15.23 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.48% +1.51%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 115 153 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 18.11% 25.98% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 98 113
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 35
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in Oxfordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Oxford -8 11 £135 - 1
Abingdon -1 4 £231 +12.80%
Kidlington -3 2 £145 -
Windows 7
South East

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

1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (32.50%) ITIL
3 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
6 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (12.50%) Office 365
7 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (12.50%) SCCM
7 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) Service Management
7 5 (12.50%) Break/Fix
8 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (7.50%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (7.50%) Skype
9 3 (7.50%) OneDrive
9 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (7.50%) VMware
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco
10 2 (5.00%) Firewall
10 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
10 2 (5.00%) VoIP
10 2 (5.00%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) VPN

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Skype
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (5.00%) VoIP
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) 3G
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Analyst
2 12 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Service Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Support Engineer
4 10 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
5 9 (22.50%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (22.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (22.50%) IT Analyst
5 9 (22.50%) IT Support
5 9 (22.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 9 (22.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 8 (20.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (17.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 7 (17.50%) Desktop Support
8 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
9 5 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 5 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Driving Licence
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows 8
3 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Debian
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) OpenBSD
7 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Break/Fix
2 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (7.50%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.50%) Network Management
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
1 1 (2.50%) PHP
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.50%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Nessus
3 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco
2 3 (7.50%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) Avaya
3 2 (5.00%) F5
3 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (2.50%) CommVault
4 1 (2.50%) Freshdesk
4 1 (2.50%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.50%) Sony
4 1 (2.50%) Veritas