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 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
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 76 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 -39  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 187 243 453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.38% 2.60% 4.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.92% 10.31% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 121 200
Median daily rate £200 £250 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -11.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £375 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £204
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 49 83
Median hourly rate £14.63 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.90 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £45.51 £19.71
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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1713 2356 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.77% 25.21% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1003 1446 1158
Median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 164 220
Median hourly rate £14.75 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.36% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the South East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the South East

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Hampshire +34 68 £244 +21.87% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 30 £295 -15.71% 5
Surrey -9 27 £175 -20.45% 13
Berkshire +2 24 £195 -44.28% 5
Oxfordshire -18 21 £150 -14.28% 3
Kent +3 6 £220 +17.33% 2
East Sussex -11 5 £139 -44.50% 2
West Sussex -9 4 £188 -37.50% 2
Middlesex +2 3 £550 +96.42%
Windows 7
England

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 South East region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 395 (100.00%) Windows
2 248 (62.78%) Active Directory
3 172 (43.54%) Microsoft
4 137 (34.68%) MS Office
5 101 (25.57%) Windows Server
6 94 (23.80%) Windows 10
7 89 (22.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (20.25%) SCCM
9 78 (19.75%) Security Cleared
9 78 (19.75%) VMware
10 73 (18.48%) ITIL
11 59 (14.94%) TCP/IP
11 59 (14.94%) SC Cleared
12 57 (14.43%) PowerShell
13 51 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 50 (12.66%) Office 365
14 50 (12.66%) Citrix
15 49 (12.41%) Windows XP
15 49 (12.41%) MS Exchange
16 48 (12.15%) MS Excel
17 46 (11.65%) Windows 8
18 45 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
18 45 (11.39%) Firewall
18 45 (11.39%) DNS
19 42 (10.63%) Migration
20 41 (10.38%) Cisco
21 38 (9.62%) Incident Management
21 38 (9.62%) Skype for Business
22 37 (9.37%) LAN
23 36 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification

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 49 (12.41%) MS Exchange
2 38 (9.62%) Skype for Business
3 24 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.54%) IBM Notes
5 7 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.77%) IIS
6 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.25%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 137 (34.68%) MS Office
2 48 (12.15%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 50 (12.66%) Office 365
2 13 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.28%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 59 (14.94%) TCP/IP
2 45 (11.39%) DNS
2 45 (11.39%) Firewall
3 37 (9.37%) LAN
4 34 (8.61%) Skype
4 34 (8.61%) WAN
5 32 (8.10%) DHCP
6 27 (6.84%) VPN
7 25 (6.33%) SAN
8 21 (5.32%) VoIP
9 15 (3.80%) Wireless
10 8 (2.03%) SSL
11 7 (1.77%) ATM
12 6 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (1.52%) Internet
13 5 (1.27%) NAS
13 5 (1.27%) SNMP
13 5 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.76%) 3G
14 3 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (1.01%) MySQL
3 3 (0.76%) MS Access
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) DB2
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.54%) MSI
2 4 (1.01%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) git-flow
3 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.25%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (6.33%) Finance
2 15 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.78%) Legal
4 5 (1.27%) Advertising
4 5 (1.27%) Back Office
4 5 (1.27%) Law
5 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.76%) Korean Language
6 3 (0.76%) Retail
7 2 (0.51%) German Language
7 2 (0.51%) Local Government
7 2 (0.51%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 102 (25.82%) Support Engineer
2 86 (21.77%) Analyst
3 64 (16.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 55 (13.92%) Desktop Support
5 46 (11.65%) Support Analyst
6 44 (11.14%) IT Support
7 42 (10.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 40 (10.13%) Service Analyst
9 39 (9.87%) 1st Line Support
9 39 (9.87%) Windows Engineer
10 37 (9.37%) Service Desk Analyst
11 33 (8.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 33 (8.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 31 (7.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 31 (7.85%) Service Desk Support
13 30 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (7.09%) IT Engineer
15 24 (6.08%) 1st Line Engineer
15 24 (6.08%) IT Analyst
16 21 (5.32%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.06%) XML
2 4 (1.01%) Web Services
3 3 (0.76%) HTML
4 2 (0.51%) .NET
4 2 (0.51%) SAP Smart Forms
5 1 (0.25%) ADO
5 1 (0.25%) ODBC
5 1 (0.25%) WPF
5 1 (0.25%) XPages
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.08%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.32%) Blackberry
4 14 (3.54%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.54%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.29%) Smartphone
6 11 (2.78%) iPad
7 9 (2.28%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.28%) iPhone
8 8 (2.03%) Clustering
8 8 (2.03%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.01%) BYOD
10 4 (1.01%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.01%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.01%) Replication
10 4 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 395 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (25.57%) Windows Server
3 94 (23.80%) Windows 10
4 89 (22.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (12.41%) Windows XP
6 46 (11.65%) Windows 8
7 45 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (8.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (6.58%) Android
10 13 (3.29%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.53%) Linux
12 9 (2.28%) Windows Vista
13 8 (2.03%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.03%) Solaris
14 7 (1.77%) Unix
15 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (18.48%) ITIL
2 42 (10.63%) Migration
3 38 (9.62%) Incident Management
4 16 (4.05%) Service Management
5 14 (3.54%) Problem Management
5 14 (3.54%) Software Deployment
6 12 (3.04%) Data Migration
6 12 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
6 12 (3.04%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.04%) Validation
7 11 (2.78%) Patch Management
8 10 (2.53%) Configuration Management
8 10 (2.53%) Time Management
9 9 (2.28%) Application Virtualisation
10 8 (2.03%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (2.03%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (1.77%) Asset Management
11 7 (1.77%) ITIL V3
11 7 (1.77%) Security Patching
12 6 (1.52%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.43%) PowerShell
2 35 (8.86%) VBScript
3 18 (4.56%) SQL
4 8 (2.03%) Java
5 6 (1.52%) VB
6 5 (1.27%) C
7 3 (0.76%) C#
7 3 (0.76%) C++
8 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.25%) LotusScript
9 1 (0.25%) Python
9 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 36 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.06%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.06%) MCSA
5 19 (4.81%) MCITP
6 11 (2.78%) MCSE
7 8 (2.03%) Degree
8 7 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.27%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.27%) MCP
10 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.51%) CCNA
12 1 (0.25%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.25%) MCDST
12 1 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (7.34%) SLA
2 6 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 248 (62.78%) Active Directory
2 51 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.58%) VMware ESX
4 24 (6.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (4.81%) XenApp
6 15 (3.80%) vSphere
7 14 (3.54%) Hyper-V
8 13 (3.29%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.53%) BitLocker
10 8 (2.03%) Firmware
11 6 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.76%) ProxySG
12 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.51%) Samba
13 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 80 (20.25%) SCCM
2 23 (5.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (4.30%) WSUS
4 7 (1.77%) EdgeSight
4 7 (1.77%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.52%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.52%) SCOM
5 6 (1.52%) Unicenter
6 5 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.01%) AppDNA
7 4 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.76%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.76%) Netcool
8 3 (0.76%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.51%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 172 (43.54%) Microsoft
2 78 (19.75%) VMware
3 50 (12.66%) Citrix
4 41 (10.38%) Cisco
5 35 (8.86%) HP
6 23 (5.82%) Dell
7 22 (5.57%) Apple
8 16 (4.05%) NetApp
9 15 (3.80%) ServiceNow
10 14 (3.54%) Lotus
10 14 (3.54%) Sophos
11 13 (3.29%) Remedy
12 8 (2.03%) Adobe
13 7 (1.77%) Altiris
13 7 (1.77%) CA
13 7 (1.77%) Symantec
14 6 (1.52%) Intel Security
14 6 (1.52%) Oracle
14 6 (1.52%) Wyse
15 5 (1.27%) EMC
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