Period
to 19 January 2020

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 19 January 2020 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
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 62 60
Rank change year-on-year +31 -2 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 337 236 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.81% 3.72% 3.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.10% 15.61% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 128 79
South West median daily rate £165 £172 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% -31.40% +66.67%
10th Percentile £120 £108 £110
90th Percentile £380 £438 £440
England median daily rate £175 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -6.67% -1.32% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 55 48
South West median hourly rate £15.86 £14.25 £13.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.30% +8.30% -6.02%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.92 £11.40
90th Percentile £21.90 £18.22 £19.87
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £15.86
% change year-on-year +4.43% -0.38% +7.98%

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 1,459 1,512 1,036
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.14% 23.86% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 894 585
South West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £130 £132 £150
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 100
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £24.91 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.48% +42.34% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.54 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.13 £48.75 £43.14
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +0.40% +5.64%

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020.

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 19 January 2020. 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 +39 111 £175 +17.65% 11
Wiltshire +9 99 £150 -42.20% 9
Dorset +24 44 £220 - 4
Gloucestershire -7 29 £165 -19.02% 8
Devon +24 27 £153 - 5
Somerset +11 23 £140 -3.45% 1
Cornwall +2 2 £250 +25.00% 2
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, 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.

1 337 (100.00%) Windows
2 260 (77.15%) Windows 10
3 147 (43.62%) Active Directory
4 131 (38.87%) SCCM
5 128 (37.98%) Microsoft
6 124 (36.80%) Office 365
7 95 (28.19%) Microsoft Office
8 82 (24.33%) ITIL
9 67 (19.88%) Security Cleared
10 61 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (16.62%) PowerShell
12 52 (15.43%) Windows Server
13 51 (15.13%) Public Sector
13 51 (15.13%) SC Cleared
14 43 (12.76%) Microsoft App-V
15 37 (10.98%) MSI
16 36 (10.68%) Migration
17 35 (10.39%) Telecoms
18 34 (10.09%) Application Packaging
19 31 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 31 (9.20%) Finance
20 29 (8.61%) Service Management
21 28 (8.31%) Manufacturing
21 28 (8.31%) Marketing
22 27 (8.01%) Digital Marketing
22 27 (8.01%) Programme Management
22 27 (8.01%) Electronics
22 27 (8.01%) SAP
22 27 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
23 26 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing

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 18 (5.34%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.45%) Skype for Business
3 13 (3.86%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.89%) IIS
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 95 (28.19%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.89%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 124 (36.80%) Office 365
2 14 (4.15%) Azure
3 7 (2.08%) AWS
4 4 (1.19%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.30%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.64%) VPN
2 18 (5.34%) DNS
3 16 (4.75%) Skype
4 14 (4.15%) DHCP
5 12 (3.56%) LAN
5 12 (3.56%) WAN
6 8 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (2.37%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.08%) Firewall
8 4 (1.19%) Internet
9 3 (0.89%) SAN
9 3 (0.89%) WAAS
10 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.59%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (0.59%) WebEx
10 2 (0.59%) Wireless
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.30%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.30%) Network Security
11 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (10.98%) MSI
2 12 (3.56%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.19%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 51 (15.13%) Public Sector
2 35 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 31 (9.20%) Finance
4 28 (8.31%) Manufacturing
4 28 (8.31%) Marketing
5 27 (8.01%) Electronics
6 12 (3.56%) Retail
7 9 (2.67%) Banking
8 6 (1.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Back Office
9 2 (0.59%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 123 (36.50%) Support Engineer
2 72 (21.36%) Desktop Support
3 63 (18.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 60 (17.80%) Windows Engineer
5 58 (17.21%) IT Support
6 47 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 47 (13.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 47 (13.95%) IT Engineer
7 45 (13.35%) Deployment Engineer
8 41 (12.17%) IT Support Engineer
9 34 (10.09%) Applications Packager
10 33 (9.79%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 33 (9.79%) Windows Support Engineer
11 28 (8.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 25 (7.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (6.23%) 1st Line Support
14 19 (5.64%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 19 (5.64%) Analyst
15 18 (5.34%) SC Cleared Application Packager
16 17 (5.04%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.97%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.08%) Universal Windows Platform
3 3 (0.89%) .NET
3 3 (0.89%) ODBC
4 1 (0.30%) KML
4 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.72%) Smartphone
2 16 (4.75%) Driving Licence
3 10 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.78%) NHS
5 5 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.89%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.89%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.89%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.59%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (0.59%) iPad
8 2 (0.59%) PDA
9 1 (0.30%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 337 (100.00%) Windows
2 260 (77.15%) Windows 10
3 61 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (15.43%) Windows Server
5 31 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (5.04%) Windows 8
6 17 (5.04%) Windows XP
7 10 (2.97%) Linux
8 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.78%) CentOS
10 4 (1.19%) Android
10 4 (1.19%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.33%) ITIL
2 36 (10.68%) Migration
3 34 (10.09%) Application Packaging
4 29 (8.61%) Service Management
5 27 (8.01%) Business Intelligence
5 27 (8.01%) Digital Marketing
5 27 (8.01%) Programme Management
6 26 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
7 23 (6.82%) Break/Fix
7 23 (6.82%) Compatibility Testing
7 23 (6.82%) Software Distribution
8 19 (5.64%) Customer Engagement
8 19 (5.64%) Mentoring
9 18 (5.34%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.86%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (3.56%) Change Management
11 12 (3.56%) Infrastructure Management
12 10 (2.97%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (2.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.48%) VB
3 4 (1.19%) VBScript
4 3 (0.89%) VB6
5 2 (0.59%) Java
6 1 (0.30%) Python
6 1 (0.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (19.88%) Security Cleared
2 51 (15.13%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.42%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
5 11 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (1.78%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.48%) ISEB
8 5 (1.48%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.19%) MCSE
10 3 (0.89%) CEH
10 3 (0.89%) MCSA
10 3 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.59%) CCNA
11 2 (0.59%) CCNP
11 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.59%) MCDST
11 2 (0.59%) MCP
11 2 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.97%) SLA
2 3 (0.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 147 (43.62%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (4.45%) XenApp
4 13 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (2.37%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 131 (38.87%) SCCM
2 10 (2.97%) SCOM
3 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.48%) WSUS
4 2 (0.59%) Nessus
4 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.59%) vRealize
5 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.30%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 128 (37.98%) Microsoft
2 27 (8.01%) SAP
3 20 (5.93%) VMware
4 19 (5.64%) Citrix
5 18 (5.34%) HP
6 13 (3.86%) Dell
7 12 (3.56%) Apple
8 11 (3.26%) Cisco
9 7 (2.08%) Remedy
10 6 (1.78%) Ivanti
10 6 (1.78%) McAfee
10 6 (1.78%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.48%) Google
11 5 (1.48%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.19%) Adobe
12 4 (1.19%) BMC
13 3 (0.89%) IBM
13 3 (0.89%) Northgate
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle
13 3 (0.89%) Sophos