The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 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
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 50 37
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 87 109 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.25% 3.66% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.46% 17.33% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 66
Median daily rate £195 £205 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.87% +30.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £123 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £379 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -17.33% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 40
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.23 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -19.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.04% +1.66%  

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 447 629 682
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.70% 21.11% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 360 392
Median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 92
Median hourly rate £42.00 £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.82 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.75 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the South West

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the South West

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the South West

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Gloucestershire +20 33 £190 -20.83% 4
Bristol -17 18 £175 -44.00% 5
Dorset +9 12 £325 +124.13% 2
Wiltshire -1 9 £175 +40.00% 2
Devon -7 7 £158 -23.17%
Somerset -19 5 £190 +3.40%
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (62.42%) Active Directory
3 74 (44.85%) Microsoft
4 45 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 42 (25.45%) Security Cleared
6 38 (23.03%) SC Cleared
6 38 (23.03%) Windows Server
7 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
8 32 (19.39%) VMware
8 32 (19.39%) SCCM
9 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (18.18%) Office 365
10 30 (18.18%) Citrix
11 27 (16.36%) Migration
12 23 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (13.94%) Windows 8
12 23 (13.94%) ITIL
13 22 (13.33%) Incident Management
14 21 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (12.73%) Finance
15 18 (10.91%) MS Exchange
16 17 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (9.09%) DNS
18 13 (7.88%) PowerShell
18 13 (7.88%) Skype for Business
19 12 (7.27%) SQL Server
20 11 (6.67%) DHCP
20 11 (6.67%) SLA
20 11 (6.67%) Dell

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 18 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.21%) Apache
4 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.61%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Pegasus Opera
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.09%) DNS
2 11 (6.67%) DHCP
3 8 (4.85%) SAN
3 8 (4.85%) VPN
3 8 (4.85%) Wireless
4 7 (4.24%) Firewall
4 7 (4.24%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (3.64%) Skype
6 5 (3.03%) WAN
6 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.21%) Broadband
7 2 (1.21%) LAN
7 2 (1.21%) Network Security
7 2 (1.21%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.61%) ADSL
8 1 (0.61%) Internet
8 1 (0.61%) IPsec
8 1 (0.61%) NAS
8 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.61%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.21%) MSI
2 1 (0.61%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.61%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.61%) Redmine
General
1 21 (12.73%) Finance
2 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.21%) Law
3 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.61%) Electronics
4 1 (0.61%) Front Office
4 1 (0.61%) Local Government
4 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (28.48%) Analyst
2 43 (26.06%) Support Engineer
3 35 (21.21%) Desktop Support
4 26 (15.76%) IT Support
5 23 (13.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 22 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (10.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 18 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 18 (10.91%) Support Analyst
8 15 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
8 15 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 11 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
10 10 (6.06%) IT Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) Service Analyst
11 9 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 9 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.61%) .NET
1 1 (0.61%) LAMP
1 1 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 10 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 7 (4.24%) CMDB
3 7 (4.24%) Smartphone
3 7 (4.24%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (3.64%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.64%) iPad
4 6 (3.64%) iPhone
5 4 (2.42%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.82%) FMCG
6 3 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (1.21%) Digital Signage
8 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 38 (23.03%) Windows Server
4 31 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (13.94%) Windows 8
6 21 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (5.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.64%) Android
8 6 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.03%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.21%) Linux
11 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.36%) Migration
2 23 (13.94%) ITIL
3 22 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 10 (6.06%) Application Packaging
4 10 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 9 (5.45%) Software Deployment
6 8 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.24%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.24%) Time Management
8 6 (3.64%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.03%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.03%) Security Patching
10 4 (2.42%) Application Virtualisation
10 4 (2.42%) ERP
10 4 (2.42%) Line Management
10 4 (2.42%) Project Management
11 3 (1.82%) Change Management
11 3 (1.82%) ITSM
11 3 (1.82%) Network Management
11 3 (1.82%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.88%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.03%) SQL
3 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.21%) VBScript
4 1 (0.61%) C
4 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 38 (23.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.42%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.21%) CCNA
4 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) MCDST
5 1 (0.61%) MCITP
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.61%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.67%) SLA
2 4 (2.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (62.42%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (6.67%) XenApp
3 11 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 7 (4.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (3.03%) BitLocker
5 5 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.61%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 32 (19.39%) SCCM
2 9 (5.45%) WSUS
3 8 (4.85%) AirWatch
4 5 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (3.03%) SCOM
4 5 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 74 (44.85%) Microsoft
2 32 (19.39%) VMware
3 30 (18.18%) Citrix
4 11 (6.67%) Dell
4 11 (6.67%) Symantec
5 10 (6.06%) AppSense
5 10 (6.06%) Cisco
5 10 (6.06%) Wyse
6 8 (4.85%) Apple
6 8 (4.85%) Oracle
7 5 (3.03%) HP
7 5 (3.03%) McAfee
7 5 (3.03%) MobileIron
7 5 (3.03%) SAP
8 4 (2.42%) Pegasus
8 4 (2.42%) QAD
8 4 (2.42%) Sage
8 4 (2.42%) Xerox
9 3 (1.82%) CA
9 3 (1.82%) Remedy
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