The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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
Berkshire / Slough
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 22 29
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.17% 2.50% 2.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 13.16% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £350 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +137.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £205 £215
% change year-on-year -18.29% -4.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 30 38 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 21.74% 19.00% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 35
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £150 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.85 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -44.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £22.50 £38.50
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 Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Slough

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Slough

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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft