Period
to 29 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 months to 29 May 2020 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
England > South East
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 70 133 117
Rank change year-on-year +63 -16 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 181 269 343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.55% 1.83% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.18% 8.60% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 128 173
Median daily rate £193 £189 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.99% -10.12% +20.86%
10th Percentile £120 £120 £114
90th Percentile £438 £472 £450
England median daily rate £180 £185 £225
% change year-on-year -2.70% -17.78% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 75 80
Median hourly rate £18.16 £15.80 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% -2.29% +7.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £23.21 £25.28
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.46 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.36% +2.88% +10.34%

Windows 7 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,486 3,127 3,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.96% 21.32% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1,876 2,071
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £163 £160
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
England median daily rate £425 £441 £445
% change year-on-year -3.52% -1.01% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 255 293
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +15.70%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.07 £10.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £51.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.97%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 in the South East over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 7 in the South East over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 29 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +58 77 £200 +17.65% 2
Hampshire +32 52 £233 -15.45% 1
Berkshire +46 39 £190 -24.00%
Surrey +32 32 £150 -11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +40 26 £310 +72.22%
Oxfordshire +27 12 £200 +33.33% 2
East Sussex +30 9 £200 +25.00%
West Sussex +25 8 £173 -60.57% 1
Kent +19 3 £200 -37.50% 1
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 132 (72.93%) Windows 10
3 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
4 67 (37.02%) Windows Server
5 57 (31.49%) Microsoft
6 55 (30.39%) Office 365
7 48 (26.52%) Microsoft Office
8 44 (24.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (19.89%) SCCM
10 34 (18.78%) ITIL
11 33 (18.23%) VMware
12 32 (17.68%) HP
13 31 (17.13%) Migration
14 30 (16.57%) MS Exchange
15 28 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
16 26 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (14.36%) ITSM
17 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
18 24 (13.26%) NHS
18 24 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (12.71%) Security Cleared
19 23 (12.71%) Firewall
20 21 (11.60%) Windows 8
20 21 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 20 (11.05%) DNS
21 20 (11.05%) SLA
21 20 (11.05%) Windows Vista
22 19 (10.50%) Incident Management
22 19 (10.50%) DHCP
22 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 30 (16.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 48 (26.52%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (7.73%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (7.73%) MS Visio
4 12 (6.63%) Acrobat
5 10 (5.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (7.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (30.39%) Office 365
2 4 (2.21%) Azure
2 4 (2.21%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.55%) AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) GCP
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.71%) Firewall
2 20 (11.05%) DNS
3 19 (10.50%) DHCP
4 16 (8.84%) VPN
5 15 (8.29%) Internet
5 15 (8.29%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (7.73%) WebEx
7 13 (7.18%) LAN
8 12 (6.63%) VoIP
8 12 (6.63%) Wireless
9 11 (6.08%) VLAN
9 11 (6.08%) WAN
10 8 (4.42%) IKE
10 8 (4.42%) IPsec
10 8 (4.42%) Multicast
10 8 (4.42%) Spanning Tree
10 8 (4.42%) WLAN
11 7 (3.87%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (3.31%) TCP/IP
13 3 (1.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (3.87%) MSI
2 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 18 (9.94%) Finance
2 17 (9.39%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.76%) Back Office
3 5 (2.76%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.21%) Electronics
4 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.21%) Marketing
5 3 (1.66%) Law
5 3 (1.66%) Legal
5 3 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (25.97%) Support Engineer
2 42 (23.20%) Desktop Support
3 34 (18.78%) Analyst
3 34 (18.78%) IT Support
4 33 (18.23%) Windows Engineer
5 31 (17.13%) IT Engineer
6 26 (14.36%) Desktop Engineer
7 24 (13.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 24 (13.26%) IT Support Engineer
8 21 (11.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (9.94%) Service Analyst
9 18 (9.94%) Service Desk Analyst
10 15 (8.29%) Deployment Engineer
11 14 (7.73%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 14 (7.73%) Help Desk Support
11 14 (7.73%) Support Analyst
12 12 (6.63%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (6.63%) Field Engineer
12 12 (6.63%) Windows Support Engineer
13 11 (6.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.10%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.26%) NHS
2 14 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.73%) Blackberry
2 14 (7.73%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.18%) PDA
4 12 (6.63%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.87%) PKI
6 6 (3.31%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.66%) iPhone
8 2 (1.10%) CMDB
8 2 (1.10%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.10%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) EPoS
9 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 132 (72.93%) Windows 10
3 67 (37.02%) Windows Server
4 44 (24.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (11.60%) Windows 8
8 20 (11.05%) Windows Vista
9 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (9.94%) Windows XP
11 14 (7.73%) Windows 2000
12 10 (5.52%) Linux
13 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
14 4 (2.21%) Android
14 4 (2.21%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (1.10%) VMS
17 1 (0.55%) CentOS
17 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.78%) ITIL
2 31 (17.13%) Migration
3 28 (15.47%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (14.36%) ITSM
5 21 (11.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (10.50%) Incident Management
7 10 (5.52%) Proactive Monitoring
7 10 (5.52%) Service Management
8 9 (4.97%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.42%) System Testing
10 7 (3.87%) Line Management
10 7 (3.87%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.31%) Application Packaging
11 6 (3.31%) Coaching
11 6 (3.31%) Patch Management
11 6 (3.31%) Preventative Maintenance
11 6 (3.31%) Security Patching
11 6 (3.31%) Statistics
12 5 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.18%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.08%) SQL
3 5 (2.76%) VB
4 4 (2.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.18%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.97%) Degree
5 9 (4.97%) MCSE
6 3 (1.66%) CCNA
6 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.66%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.10%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.10%) CCNP
7 2 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.10%) MCDST
7 2 (1.10%) MCITP
7 2 (1.10%) MCP
7 2 (1.10%) MCSA
7 2 (1.10%) VCAP
7 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.05%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (4.42%) vSphere
5 6 (3.31%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (2.21%) XenApp
7 3 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.10%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 36 (19.89%) SCCM
2 14 (7.73%) ServiceCenter
2 14 (7.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (5.52%) WSUS
4 8 (4.42%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (2.76%) BladeLogic
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 57 (31.49%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.23%) VMware
3 32 (17.68%) HP
4 18 (9.94%) Remedy
5 15 (8.29%) Adobe
5 15 (8.29%) Cisco
6 14 (7.73%) Bomgar
6 14 (7.73%) Peregrine
7 13 (7.18%) Citrix
8 11 (6.08%) Dell
8 11 (6.08%) ServiceNow
9 8 (4.42%) Apple
9 8 (4.42%) McAfee
10 7 (3.87%) Juniper
11 6 (3.31%) Lumension
11 6 (3.31%) Oracle
12 4 (2.21%) SAP
13 3 (1.66%) Avaya
13 3 (1.66%) Intel
13 3 (1.66%) Red Hat