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 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 58 9
Rank change year-on-year +14 -49  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 13 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.22% 1.49% 10.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.62% 9.03% 37.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 38
Median daily rate £118 £148 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.33% -64.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £120 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £203 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £195 £190
% change year-on-year -20.51% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -35.03%  
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 103 144 230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.61% 16.55% 26.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 87 107
Median daily rate £367 £375 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.26% -8.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £21.60 £24.12
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 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

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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 7 (29.17%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Migration
6 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (20.83%) SLA
7 5 (20.83%) MCSE
8 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
9 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
9 3 (12.50%) BitLocker
9 3 (12.50%) MCP
9 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (12.50%) SCCM
9 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
10 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (8.33%) Cisco
10 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (8.33%) DHCP
10 2 (8.33%) VPN
10 2 (8.33%) DNS
10 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business

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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) DHCP
1 2 (8.33%) DNS
1 2 (8.33%) Skype
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
4 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support
5 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (4.17%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) ITSM
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) MCSE
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee
4 1 (4.17%) MobileIron
4 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.17%) Sophos