The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 37 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 -20  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 12 36 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.82% 3.54% 8.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 12.41% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 54
Median daily rate £178 £158 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.69% -46.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £142 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £350 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £204
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.55 £76.44 £20.03
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 120 290 261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.24% 28.54% 25.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 173 136
Median daily rate £463 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.71% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £32.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.52% +124.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Reading

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Reading

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (40.00%) Migration
5 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) Office 365
8 3 (15.00%) OneDrive
8 3 (15.00%) BitLocker
8 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (15.00%) MS Office
8 3 (15.00%) DHCP
8 3 (15.00%) DNS
9 2 (10.00%) Firewall
9 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (10.00%) SCCM
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
10 1 (5.00%) Skype
10 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (5.00%) Case Management
10 1 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) IT Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) IT Support
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) FMCG
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.00%) Case Management
3 1 (5.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) HP
2 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (5.00%) Remedy
2 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (5.00%) Sophos