Period
to 24 May 2018

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 6 months to 24 May 2018 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
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 73 51
Rank change year-on-year +10 -22 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 154 149 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.04% 2.87% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.49% 17.07% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 62 97
South West median daily rate £200 £195 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -4.88% +20.59%
10th Percentile £113 £115 £106
90th Percentile £348 £336 £380
England median daily rate £225 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 41
South West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -5.08%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £31.50 £17.77 £17.50
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% +3.45%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,063 873 1,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.02% 16.81% 21.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 511 769
South West median daily rate £380 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +1.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £162 £135 £156
90th Percentile £550 £538 £520
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 91 128
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -11.90% +23.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £11.29
90th Percentile £47.45 £47.50 £46.08
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the South West over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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
Bristol +5 56 £165 -34.00% 9
Wiltshire +29 33 £290 +39.76% 4
Gloucestershire -12 19 £130 +8.33% 2
Devon +1 10 - -
Somerset 0 10 £145 -17.14% 3
Dorset -11 10 £381 +29.24% 2
Cornwall - 7 £250 - 2
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (59.74%) Active Directory
3 80 (51.95%) Windows 10
4 56 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 47 (30.52%) Microsoft Office
6 40 (25.97%) Windows Server
6 40 (25.97%) SCCM
7 39 (25.32%) Office 365
8 37 (24.03%) ITIL
9 32 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (11.69%) SLA
11 17 (11.04%) Windows XP
11 17 (11.04%) MS Exchange
11 17 (11.04%) HP
11 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (11.04%) Windows 8
12 16 (10.39%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.39%) VMware
13 14 (9.09%) Citrix
14 13 (8.44%) Migration
14 13 (8.44%) Finance
14 13 (8.44%) Firewall
15 12 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (7.79%) SC Cleared
15 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (7.14%) Skype
16 11 (7.14%) Skype for Business
16 11 (7.14%) SharePoint
16 11 (7.14%) Linux

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 17 (11.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 11 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 10 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.60%) Apache Solr
4 4 (2.60%) IIS
4 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 47 (30.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (25.32%) Office 365
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.44%) Firewall
2 11 (7.14%) Skype
3 10 (6.49%) DNS
4 9 (5.84%) LAN
4 9 (5.84%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.84%) WAN
5 5 (3.25%) DHCP
5 5 (3.25%) Internet
5 5 (3.25%) VoIP
5 5 (3.25%) VPN
6 4 (2.60%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.30%) Wireless
8 1 (0.65%) Intranet
8 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.65%) Junos
8 1 (0.65%) MPLS
8 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.65%) SAN
8 1 (0.65%) SMS
8 1 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 13 (8.44%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Law
3 7 (4.55%) Legal
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
4 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (24.03%) Support Engineer
2 34 (22.08%) Desktop Support
3 29 (18.83%) Analyst
4 22 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (13.64%) IT Support
6 16 (10.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 16 (10.39%) Service Analyst
6 16 (10.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (7.79%) IT Engineer
8 11 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (5.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (5.84%) Help Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.55%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.19%) iPhone
3 7 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.95%) iPad
5 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.30%) PKI
6 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (51.95%) Windows 10
3 40 (25.97%) Windows Server
4 32 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (20.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.04%) Windows 8
5 17 (11.04%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.14%) Linux
7 7 (4.55%) Unix
7 7 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.90%) Android
8 6 (3.90%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.95%) AIX
9 3 (1.95%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.95%) Solaris
9 3 (1.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.03%) ITIL
2 13 (8.44%) Migration
3 9 (5.84%) Break/Fix
3 9 (5.84%) ITIL V3
4 7 (4.55%) Document Management
4 7 (4.55%) Time Management
5 6 (3.90%) Incident Management
5 6 (3.90%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.90%) Service Desk Management
5 6 (3.90%) Software Deployment
5 6 (3.90%) Ticket Management
6 5 (3.25%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.25%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (3.25%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (3.25%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (3.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.60%) Application Packaging
7 4 (2.60%) Application Virtualisation
7 4 (2.60%) CRM
7 4 (2.60%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.84%) PowerShell
2 6 (3.90%) SQL
3 4 (2.60%) Java
4 2 (1.30%) VB
4 2 (1.30%) VBScript
5 1 (0.65%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.65%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.79%) SC Cleared
4 10 (6.49%) MCSA
5 5 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.60%) MCP
7 2 (1.30%) ISEB
7 2 (1.30%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.30%) MCDST
7 2 (1.30%) MCSE
8 1 (0.65%) CCNA
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.65%) Degree
8 1 (0.65%) MCITP
8 1 (0.65%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.69%) SLA
2 6 (3.90%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (59.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.90%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.25%) XenServer
6 3 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.30%) XenApp
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (25.97%) SCCM
2 5 (3.25%) SCOM
2 5 (3.25%) WSUS
3 4 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.95%) SCSM
4 3 (1.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.95%) ZENworks
5 2 (1.30%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.65%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.65%) OfficeScan
Vendors
1 56 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 17 (11.04%) HP
3 16 (10.39%) VMware
4 14 (9.09%) Citrix
5 7 (4.55%) Symantec
6 5 (3.25%) Apple
7 4 (2.60%) Cisco
7 4 (2.60%) Oracle
7 4 (2.60%) Veeam
8 3 (1.95%) Hummingbird
8 3 (1.95%) iManage
8 3 (1.95%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.95%) Meridio
8 3 (1.95%) Micro Focus
8 3 (1.95%) Novell
8 3 (1.95%) OpenText
8 3 (1.95%) Sophos
9 2 (1.30%) Juniper
9 2 (1.30%) McAfee
10 1 (0.65%) arcserve