Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 55 52
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 186 195 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.08% 3.57% 4.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.90% 20.14% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 101 104
South West median daily rate £225 £250 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +53.85% +4.84%
10th Percentile £113 £111 £108
90th Percentile £438 £475 £343
England median daily rate £200 £190 £191
% change year-on-year +5.54% -0.94% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 33 51
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +8.93% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £20.94 £20.20 £18.00
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.73% - -1.64%

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 1,338 968 1,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.13% 17.72% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 559 727
South West median daily rate £394 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £151 £150 £135
90th Percentile £552 £489 £550
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 87 112
South West median hourly rate £33.50 £18.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.08% +17.46% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Wiltshire +11 67 £325 -16.93% 12
Bristol -13 48 £160 -8.57% 8
Gloucestershire -25 20 £251 +18.93% 9
Somerset -12 16 £145 -14.71% 4
Cornwall - 12 £200 - 1
Devon -4 9 £379 +68.47% 1
Dorset -8 8 - - 4
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (61.83%) Windows 10
3 94 (50.54%) Active Directory
4 70 (37.63%) Microsoft
5 58 (31.18%) SCCM
6 55 (29.57%) Windows Server
7 52 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 50 (26.88%) Office 365
9 45 (24.19%) Security Cleared
10 41 (22.04%) Microsoft Office
11 38 (20.43%) ITIL
12 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (17.20%) Migration
14 28 (15.05%) VMware
15 27 (14.52%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (14.52%) Linux
16 26 (13.98%) PowerShell
17 25 (13.44%) DV Cleared
18 23 (12.37%) SC Cleared
19 22 (11.83%) Application Packaging
19 22 (11.83%) MSI
20 21 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 20 (10.75%) HP
21 20 (10.75%) Windows 8
22 18 (9.68%) WAN
22 18 (9.68%) Windows XP
22 18 (9.68%) LAN
23 16 (8.60%) Service Management
23 16 (8.60%) Finance
24 15 (8.06%) Citrix

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 11 (5.91%) Skype for Business
2 10 (5.38%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.08%) Apache
4 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.08%) IIS
4 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 41 (22.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.54%) Houdini
5 1 (0.54%) Maya
5 1 (0.54%) NUKE
5 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 50 (26.88%) Office 365
2 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.68%) LAN
1 18 (9.68%) WAN
2 12 (6.45%) DNS
3 11 (5.91%) Skype
4 8 (4.30%) Internet
4 8 (4.30%) Remote Desktop
5 7 (3.76%) DHCP
5 7 (3.76%) NetScaler
6 6 (3.23%) Firewall
7 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.69%) VPN
8 4 (2.15%) SAN
8 4 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.61%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.61%) VLAN
10 2 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.08%) Junos
10 2 (1.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (11.83%) MSI
General
1 16 (8.60%) Finance
2 7 (3.76%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.23%) Electronics
3 6 (3.23%) Marketing
4 3 (1.61%) Law
4 3 (1.61%) Local Government
4 3 (1.61%) Military
5 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.54%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Publishing
5 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (30.65%) Desktop Support
2 45 (24.19%) Support Engineer
3 35 (18.82%) Desktop Engineer
4 25 (13.44%) Analyst
5 22 (11.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 18 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (9.14%) Applications Packager
8 13 (6.99%) IT Support
8 13 (6.99%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 9 (4.84%) DV Cleared Application Packager
10 9 (4.84%) Service Desk Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Administrator
11 8 (4.30%) Service Analyst
11 8 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.76%) Consultant
12 7 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.08%) 802.1X
1 2 (1.08%) KML
1 2 (1.08%) LDAP
2 1 (0.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.91%) Blackberry
1 11 (5.91%) Fat Client
1 11 (5.91%) Thin Client
2 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.76%) NHS
5 6 (3.23%) iPhone
5 6 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.69%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.15%) iPad
7 4 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (2.15%) PKI
8 3 (1.61%) Animation
8 3 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.08%) Wiki
10 1 (0.54%) CESG
10 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (61.83%) Windows 10
3 55 (29.57%) Windows Server
4 52 (27.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (18.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (14.52%) Linux
7 20 (10.75%) Windows 8
8 18 (9.68%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.38%) Android
10 8 (4.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (3.76%) CentOS
12 6 (3.23%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (2.15%) Solaris
13 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.61%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.43%) ITIL
2 32 (17.20%) Migration
3 22 (11.83%) Application Packaging
4 16 (8.60%) Service Management
5 14 (7.53%) Service Delivery
6 13 (6.99%) Mentoring
7 12 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (5.91%) Compatibility Testing
8 11 (5.91%) Customer Engagement
8 11 (5.91%) Software Distribution
8 11 (5.91%) Time Management
8 11 (5.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (5.38%) Data Validation
9 10 (5.38%) Validation
10 9 (4.84%) Data Protection
11 8 (4.30%) Incident Management
11 8 (4.30%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (3.76%) Application Virtualisation
12 7 (3.76%) ITIL V3
13 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.61%) Python
2 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.08%) C
3 2 (1.08%) Java
3 2 (1.08%) SQL
4 1 (0.54%) PHP
4 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (24.19%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.44%) DV Cleared
3 23 (12.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.69%) MCSA
6 3 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.08%) MCP
7 2 (1.08%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.54%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.54%) Degree
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCDST
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.69%) SLA
2 4 (2.15%) QA
3 2 (1.08%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (50.54%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 21 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.38%) XenDesktop
6 9 (4.84%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (4.30%) XenApp
8 5 (2.69%) vSphere
9 4 (2.15%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.15%) NFS
9 4 (2.15%) Samba
10 2 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.08%) XenServer
11 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.54%) Firmware
11 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 58 (31.18%) SCCM
2 8 (4.30%) ZENworks
3 6 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (3.23%) SCOM
4 5 (2.69%) WSUS
5 3 (1.61%) vRealize
6 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.54%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 70 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.05%) VMware
3 20 (10.75%) HP
4 15 (8.06%) Citrix
5 9 (4.84%) Apple
5 9 (4.84%) Wyse
6 8 (4.30%) Micro Focus
6 8 (4.30%) Novell
7 7 (3.76%) CA
7 7 (3.76%) Ivanti
8 6 (3.23%) Cisco
8 6 (3.23%) SAP
9 5 (2.69%) McAfee
9 5 (2.69%) Symantec
10 4 (2.15%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.61%) Hummingbird
11 3 (1.61%) iManage
11 3 (1.61%) Meridio
11 3 (1.61%) OpenText
12 2 (1.08%) Sophos