Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 318 186 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 4.96% 3.04% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.38% 13.86% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 90 102
South West median daily rate £150 £223 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.58% -11.00% +61.29%
10th Percentile £118 £113 £111
90th Percentile £438 £438 £473
England median daily rate £175 £200 £186
% change year-on-year -12.50% +7.53% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 47 34
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £10.89
90th Percentile £38.38 £20.94 £20.18
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +5.73% -

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 1,641 1,342 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.58% 21.96% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 743 576
South West median daily rate £425 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +12.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £149
90th Percentile £576 £563 £494
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 138 89
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £29.25 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.59% +57.05% +16.41%
10th Percentile £13.79 £11.17 £11.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +5 107 £175 -46.15% 12
Bristol +45 94 £150 -6.25% 20
Dorset +23 37 £220 - 18
Gloucestershire -11 27 £150 -40.30% 7
Devon +7 26 £326 -13.93% 8
Somerset +7 25 £140 -3.45% 8
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 318 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (78.62%) Windows 10
3 142 (44.65%) Active Directory
4 133 (41.82%) Microsoft
5 121 (38.05%) Office 365
6 119 (37.42%) SCCM
7 97 (30.50%) Microsoft Office
8 92 (28.93%) ITIL
9 74 (23.27%) Security Cleared
10 71 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (21.38%) Windows Server
12 57 (17.92%) SC Cleared
13 51 (16.04%) PowerShell
14 49 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (14.15%) Migration
16 42 (13.21%) Public Sector
17 37 (11.64%) Microsoft App-V
18 36 (11.32%) VMware
19 33 (10.38%) Finance
19 33 (10.38%) MSI
20 32 (10.06%) Service Management
21 31 (9.75%) Telecoms
22 30 (9.43%) MS Exchange
23 29 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
23 29 (9.12%) DV Cleared
24 28 (8.81%) Citrix
25 26 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
26 25 (7.86%) Smartphone
27 23 (7.23%) Marketing
27 23 (7.23%) Digital Marketing

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 30 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 18 (5.66%) Skype for Business
3 11 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.57%) IIS
5 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.26%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 97 (30.50%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.26%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (38.05%) Office 365
2 13 (4.09%) Azure
3 7 (2.20%) AWS
4 3 (0.94%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.94%) SoftLayer
5 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.66%) DNS
1 18 (5.66%) Skype
1 18 (5.66%) VPN
2 17 (5.35%) LAN
2 17 (5.35%) WAN
3 13 (4.09%) DHCP
4 10 (3.14%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.52%) Firewall
6 6 (1.89%) SAN
6 6 (1.89%) Wireless
7 5 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (1.26%) Internet
9 3 (0.94%) Network Security
10 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.63%) WebEx
11 1 (0.31%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.31%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (10.38%) MSI
2 8 (2.52%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.26%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.63%) JIRA
5 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 42 (13.21%) Public Sector
2 33 (10.38%) Finance
3 31 (9.75%) Telecoms
4 23 (7.23%) Electronics
4 23 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 23 (7.23%) Marketing
5 12 (3.77%) Retail
6 10 (3.14%) Banking
7 6 (1.89%) Publishing
8 3 (0.94%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Law
Job Titles
1 104 (32.70%) Support Engineer
2 59 (18.55%) Desktop Support
3 56 (17.61%) Windows Engineer
4 52 (16.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 48 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 43 (13.52%) Deployment Engineer
6 43 (13.52%) IT Support
7 42 (13.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 40 (12.58%) IT Engineer
9 32 (10.06%) IT Support Engineer
9 32 (10.06%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 29 (9.12%) Windows Support Engineer
11 26 (8.18%) Analyst
11 26 (8.18%) Applications Packager
12 23 (7.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 22 (6.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 18 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 14 (4.40%) 1st Line Support
16 14 (4.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.14%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.89%) Universal Windows Platform
3 3 (0.94%) .NET
3 3 (0.94%) ODBC
4 2 (0.63%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) KML
5 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.86%) Smartphone
2 19 (5.97%) Driving Licence
3 10 (3.14%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.52%) NHS
5 7 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.26%) iPad
8 3 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.94%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.94%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.31%) iPhone
10 1 (0.31%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 318 (100.00%) Windows
2 250 (78.62%) Windows 10
3 71 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 68 (21.38%) Windows Server
5 49 (15.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (6.92%) Linux
6 22 (6.92%) Windows 8
7 17 (5.35%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.83%) CentOS
9 8 (2.52%) Apple iOS
9 8 (2.52%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.57%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.63%) Android
11 2 (0.63%) Unix
11 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.31%) AIX
12 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.31%) Solaris
12 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (28.93%) ITIL
2 45 (14.15%) Migration
3 32 (10.06%) Service Management
4 26 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (7.23%) Compatibility Testing
5 23 (7.23%) Digital Marketing
5 23 (7.23%) Programme Management
6 22 (6.92%) Software Distribution
7 21 (6.60%) Application Packaging
8 19 (5.97%) Break/Fix
8 19 (5.97%) Customer Engagement
9 17 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (4.72%) Mentoring
11 14 (4.40%) Change Management
12 13 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (3.46%) Service Delivery
14 9 (2.83%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (2.83%) Waterfall
15 8 (2.52%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.04%) PowerShell
2 10 (3.14%) VBScript
3 7 (2.20%) SQL
4 5 (1.57%) Java
4 5 (1.57%) VB
5 3 (0.94%) VB6
6 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 74 (23.27%) Security Cleared
2 57 (17.92%) SC Cleared
3 29 (9.12%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.35%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.89%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.57%) ISEB
8 5 (1.57%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.57%) MCSE
9 4 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.26%) MCP
9 4 (1.26%) MCSA
10 3 (0.94%) CCNA
10 3 (0.94%) CEH
10 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.63%) CCNP
11 2 (0.63%) MBCS
11 2 (0.63%) MCDST
11 2 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.31%) GDPR
System Software
1 142 (44.65%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 29 (9.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (5.97%) XenApp
5 12 (3.77%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.20%) BitLocker
6 7 (2.20%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.94%) vSphere
10 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 119 (37.42%) SCCM
2 17 (5.35%) SCOM
3 4 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.26%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (1.26%) vRealize
3 4 (1.26%) WSUS
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.94%) vCenter Server
5 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.63%) Nessus
5 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.31%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 133 (41.82%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.32%) VMware
3 28 (8.81%) Citrix
4 23 (7.23%) SAP
5 19 (5.97%) HP
6 18 (5.66%) Apple
7 17 (5.35%) Cisco
8 12 (3.77%) Dell
8 12 (3.77%) McAfee
9 9 (2.83%) ServiceNow
10 7 (2.20%) Remedy
11 6 (1.89%) Ivanti
12 5 (1.57%) Adobe
12 5 (1.57%) Symantec
13 4 (1.26%) BMC
13 4 (1.26%) Google
13 4 (1.26%) Lotus
13 4 (1.26%) MobileIron
14 3 (0.94%) AVG
14 3 (0.94%) Northgate