The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 26 38 40
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 10 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.83% 1.44% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.64% 6.06% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Median daily rate £130 £130 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -67.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £114 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £146 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.27% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +52.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 39 66 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 14.94% 23.74% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 66
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.42% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.60 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Southampton

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Southampton

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Southampton

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) MS Office
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
4 4 (21.05%) Lotus
4 4 (21.05%) IBM Notes
4 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
7 1 (5.26%) DNS
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
7 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (5.26%) VoIP
7 1 (5.26%) DHCP
7 1 (5.26%) MCSE
7 1 (5.26%) MCP
7 1 (5.26%) Legal
7 1 (5.26%) Migration

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (21.05%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (26.32%) IT Support
4 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (15.79%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 3 (15.79%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (15.79%) IT Technician
5 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Technician
5 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Support Technician
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 8
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Migration
1 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
1 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
1 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Lotus
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow