Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 59 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 -12 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 233 198 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.57% 3.55% 4.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.05% 18.80% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 101 118
South West median daily rate £200 £275 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +71.88% +1.59%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £106
90th Percentile £438 £475 £338
England median daily rate £190 £188 £180
% change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 43 62
South West median hourly rate £16.68 £13.21 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.27% -5.64% -8.94%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.86 £11.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £20.20 £19.20
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.32% +6.90% -3.33%

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 1,548 1,053 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.74% 18.88% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 619 701
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £140 £150 £135
90th Percentile £575 £521 £538
England median daily rate £429 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 98 132
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.05 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +6.56% -12.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.78
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £45.78
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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +13 93 £250 -39.21% 7
Bristol -27 50 £139 -31.48% 10
Gloucestershire -6 39 £220 -12.00% 9
Somerset -17 16 £145 -14.71%
Devon -2 12 £379 +119.75% 1
Cornwall - 11 £200 -
Dorset -12 8 - - 3
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 233 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (56.22%) Windows 10
3 90 (38.63%) Active Directory
4 80 (34.33%) Office 365
5 73 (31.33%) Microsoft
6 65 (27.90%) Security Cleared
7 64 (27.47%) SCCM
8 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (21.03%) Microsoft Office
10 45 (19.31%) Windows Server
11 41 (17.60%) ITIL
12 39 (16.74%) Microsoft App-V
12 39 (16.74%) Windows 8
13 38 (16.31%) Windows XP
13 38 (16.31%) PowerShell
14 34 (14.59%) SC Cleared
14 34 (14.59%) DV Cleared
14 34 (14.59%) Migration
15 33 (14.16%) Linux
16 31 (13.30%) MSI
17 27 (11.59%) Application Packaging
18 25 (10.73%) Service Management
18 25 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (10.30%) Mentoring
19 24 (10.30%) Remote Desktop
19 24 (10.30%) VMware
20 19 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
20 19 (8.15%) Compatibility Testing
20 19 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (8.15%) Customer Engagement

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 12 (5.15%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.86%) Apache
5 2 (0.86%) IIS
5 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (21.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.00%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.43%) Houdini
5 1 (0.43%) Maya
5 1 (0.43%) NUKE
5 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 80 (34.33%) Office 365
2 11 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.30%) Remote Desktop
2 15 (6.44%) LAN
2 15 (6.44%) WAN
3 13 (5.58%) Skype
4 9 (3.86%) Internet
5 8 (3.43%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.58%) DNS
6 6 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.72%) Broadband
7 4 (1.72%) DHCP
7 4 (1.72%) Firewall
7 4 (1.72%) SAN
8 3 (1.29%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.29%) VPN
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.86%) NAS
9 2 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.86%) VLAN
9 2 (0.86%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.58%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (0.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (13.30%) MSI
2 2 (0.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (6.87%) Finance
2 12 (5.15%) Manufacturing
3 10 (4.29%) Electronics
3 10 (4.29%) Marketing
3 10 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.29%) Law
4 3 (1.29%) Local Government
4 3 (1.29%) Military
5 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 50 (21.46%) Support Engineer
2 49 (21.03%) Desktop Engineer
2 49 (21.03%) Desktop Support
3 34 (14.59%) Analyst
4 29 (12.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 28 (12.02%) Applications Packager
6 18 (7.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.44%) Service Analyst
7 15 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
7 15 (6.44%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Customer Engineer
8 14 (6.01%) Deployment Engineer
9 13 (5.58%) DV Cleared Application Packager
9 13 (5.58%) Senior Customer Engineer
10 10 (4.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 10 (4.29%) Administrator
11 9 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) Service Desk Engineer
11 9 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.43%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.86%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.86%) KML
1 2 (0.86%) LDAP
1 2 (0.86%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.72%) Fat Client
2 11 (4.72%) Thin Client
3 10 (4.29%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.43%) NHS
5 6 (2.58%) iPhone
6 5 (2.15%) iPad
6 5 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.15%) PKI
6 5 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.72%) Animation
8 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.86%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.43%) CESG
10 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 233 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (56.22%) Windows 10
3 51 (21.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (19.31%) Windows Server
5 39 (16.74%) Windows 8
6 38 (16.31%) Windows XP
7 33 (14.16%) Linux
8 25 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (4.72%) Mac OS
10 10 (4.29%) CentOS
11 7 (3.00%) Android
11 7 (3.00%) Apple iOS
11 7 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.72%) Solaris
14 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.60%) ITIL
2 34 (14.59%) Migration
3 27 (11.59%) Application Packaging
4 25 (10.73%) Service Management
5 24 (10.30%) Mentoring
6 19 (8.15%) Compatibility Testing
6 19 (8.15%) Customer Engagement
6 19 (8.15%) Software Distribution
6 19 (8.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (6.87%) Service Delivery
8 13 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
8 13 (5.58%) Validation
9 12 (5.15%) Break/Fix
9 12 (5.15%) Time Management
10 11 (4.72%) Data Validation
11 10 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (4.29%) Digital Marketing
11 10 (4.29%) Programme Management
11 10 (4.29%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (3.86%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.31%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.00%) SQL
3 6 (2.58%) Python
3 6 (2.58%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.86%) C
4 2 (0.86%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) PHP
5 1 (0.43%) VB
5 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (27.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.59%) DV Cleared
2 34 (14.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.29%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.86%) Degree
5 2 (0.86%) MCP
5 2 (0.86%) MCSA
5 2 (0.86%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) CCNA
6 1 (0.43%) CCNP
6 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.43%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.86%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) QA
3 2 (0.86%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 90 (38.63%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.58%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.29%) XenApp
6 8 (3.43%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.00%) NFS
7 7 (3.00%) Samba
8 5 (2.15%) vSphere
9 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.43%) Firmware
10 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (27.47%) SCCM
2 7 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (3.00%) SCOM
3 6 (2.58%) BMC PATROL
3 6 (2.58%) ZENworks
4 3 (1.29%) vRealize
4 3 (1.29%) WSUS
5 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.86%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 73 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 24 (10.30%) VMware
3 16 (6.87%) HP
4 13 (5.58%) Apple
5 12 (5.15%) Citrix
6 10 (4.29%) SAP
7 9 (3.86%) Wyse
8 8 (3.43%) CA
8 8 (3.43%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.00%) Cisco
9 7 (3.00%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.58%) Micro Focus
10 6 (2.58%) Novell
10 6 (2.58%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.72%) McAfee
11 4 (1.72%) Symantec
12 3 (1.29%) Juniper
12 3 (1.29%) Sophos
13 2 (0.86%) IBM
13 2 (0.86%) Oracle