The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 16 19 27
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.38% 3.82% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 17.14% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £150 £135 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.18% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.84%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 35 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.33% 22.29% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 11
Median daily rate £225 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £410 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Staffordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Staffordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent +3 5 £150 -
Windows 7
West Midlands

Windows 7
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) NHS
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Citrix
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco