Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 62 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 170 179 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.09% 3.30% 3.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.83% 18.86% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 84 98
South West median daily rate £250 £250 £237
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.60% +52.74%
10th Percentile £118 £125 £117
90th Percentile £438 £450 £389
England median daily rate £215 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +19.44% -10.00% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 35 37
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -3.57% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.88 £9.53
90th Percentile £32.50 £17.50 £18.30
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.79% -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 1,146 949 1,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.86% 17.49% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 559 730
South West median daily rate £375 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -1.02% -2.33%
10th Percentile £163 £157 £175
90th Percentile £549 £489 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 86 100
South West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +5.61% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +21 57 £313 -9.09% 11
Bristol -11 47 £160 -9.86% 3
Gloucestershire -28 18 £160 -15.79% 7
Cornwall - 14 £250 -
Dorset -10 9 £388 -3.13% 4
Somerset +5 8 £175 - 7
Devon 0 8 £379 +98.20%
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (58.24%) Active Directory
2 99 (58.24%) Windows 10
3 78 (45.88%) Microsoft
4 59 (34.71%) Windows Server
5 55 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
6 53 (31.18%) SCCM
7 52 (30.59%) Office 365
8 49 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (24.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 37 (21.76%) ITIL
11 27 (15.88%) VMware
12 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (12.94%) HP
15 21 (12.35%) Windows 8
16 19 (11.18%) Skype
16 19 (11.18%) Skype for Business
17 18 (10.59%) SC Cleared
17 18 (10.59%) Migration
17 18 (10.59%) Citrix
17 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (10.59%) Linux
17 18 (10.59%) MS Exchange
18 15 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
18 15 (8.82%) SharePoint
18 15 (8.82%) Windows XP
18 15 (8.82%) DNS
18 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (8.82%) PowerShell

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 19 (11.18%) Skype for Business
2 18 (10.59%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.18%) Apache
5 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.18%) IIS
5 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 55 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 52 (30.59%) Office 365
2 15 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.18%) Skype
2 15 (8.82%) DNS
3 14 (8.24%) LAN
3 14 (8.24%) WAN
4 13 (7.65%) Firewall
5 9 (5.29%) DHCP
5 9 (5.29%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.12%) Internet
6 7 (4.12%) VPN
7 5 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 5 (2.94%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (2.94%) SAN
7 5 (2.94%) VoIP
8 3 (1.76%) VLAN
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.18%) Junos
9 2 (1.18%) NAS
9 2 (1.18%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.94%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (7.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.59%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 13 (7.65%) Finance
2 6 (3.53%) Law
3 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.18%) Electronics
5 2 (1.18%) Legal
5 2 (1.18%) Marketing
5 2 (1.18%) Military
6 1 (0.59%) Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Local Government
6 1 (0.59%) Publishing
6 1 (0.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (27.06%) Desktop Support
2 43 (25.29%) Support Engineer
3 29 (17.06%) Analyst
4 22 (12.94%) Desktop Engineer
5 19 (11.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (10.00%) IT Support
7 16 (9.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (6.47%) Service Analyst
8 11 (6.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 9 (5.29%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.71%) Applications Packager
10 8 (4.71%) IT Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Service Desk Engineer
10 8 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.12%) Consultant
11 7 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.29%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.71%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.71%) Fat Client
3 8 (4.71%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.12%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.53%) iPad
5 6 (3.53%) iPhone
6 5 (2.94%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.76%) PKI
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.18%) NHS
8 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.18%) Wiki
9 1 (0.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 99 (58.24%) Windows 10
3 59 (34.71%) Windows Server
4 49 (28.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (24.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (12.35%) Windows 8
7 18 (10.59%) Linux
8 15 (8.82%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.88%) Android
10 7 (4.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 7 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.53%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.94%) Solaris
12 5 (2.94%) Unix
13 3 (1.76%) AIX
14 2 (1.18%) CentOS
14 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.76%) ITIL
2 18 (10.59%) Migration
3 15 (8.82%) Application Packaging
4 12 (7.06%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
5 10 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (5.29%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.29%) ITIL V3
6 9 (5.29%) Service Management
6 9 (5.29%) Software Deployment
7 8 (4.71%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.71%) Data Protection
7 8 (4.71%) Document Management
7 8 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (4.12%) Break/Fix
8 7 (4.12%) Data Validation
8 7 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.12%) Validation
9 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (3.53%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.18%) VB
3 1 (0.59%) C
3 1 (0.59%) SQL
3 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.47%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.47%) MCSA
4 6 (3.53%) MCP
5 5 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.76%) MCDST
6 3 (1.76%) MCSE
7 2 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.18%) Degree
7 2 (1.18%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.59%) MCITP
8 1 (0.59%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) QA
1 8 (4.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 99 (58.24%) Active Directory
2 24 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (7.65%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (6.47%) XenDesktop
6 8 (4.71%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (3.53%) XenApp
8 5 (2.94%) XenServer
9 4 (2.35%) vSphere
10 2 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.59%) Firmware
11 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (31.18%) SCCM
2 9 (5.29%) SCOM
3 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.12%) ZENworks
4 6 (3.53%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (3.53%) WSUS
5 4 (2.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.76%) SCSM
6 3 (1.76%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.18%) vRealize
8 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 78 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.88%) VMware
3 22 (12.94%) HP
4 18 (10.59%) Citrix
5 10 (5.88%) Symantec
6 7 (4.12%) Ivanti
6 7 (4.12%) Micro Focus
6 7 (4.12%) Novell
7 6 (3.53%) McAfee
7 6 (3.53%) Wyse
8 5 (2.94%) CA
8 5 (2.94%) Cisco
8 5 (2.94%) Hummingbird
8 5 (2.94%) iManage
8 5 (2.94%) Meridio
8 5 (2.94%) OpenText
9 4 (2.35%) Sophos
10 3 (1.76%) Apple
10 3 (1.76%) Juniper
10 3 (1.76%) Veeam