The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 55 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1872 2399 1816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.35% 4.40% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.19% 19.79% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 1108 763
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £204 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.20% -25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 490 348
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £22.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12327 12123 10253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.21% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7024 6832 5517
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 1061 994
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 1672 £225 - 318
London -18 602 £225 -10.00% 97
South East -6 463 £300 +50.00% 67
Berkshire +17 151 £338 +15.38% 20
City of London -4 149 £230 +2.22% 34
North West -11 136 £266 +19.23% 41
Scotland 0 128 £178 +31.48% 11
South West -9 125 £200 -30.43% 23
Hampshire 0 114 £333 +55.78% 13
East of England -12 101 £166 -23.56% 25
Reading +32 91 £325 +25.00% 10
West Midlands -17 83 £161 -32.81% 12
Yorkshire -34 77 £263 +38.15% 30
Surrey -8 63 £175 +16.66% 15
East Midlands -23 62 £223 +30.88% 19
Manchester -3 61 £190 -22.76% 20
Buckinghamshire -20 46 £250 -3.84% 10
Edinburgh -12 42 £175 +1.74% 1
West Yorkshire -19 42 £275 +57.14% 21
Oxfordshire -24 40 £173 +43.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 35 £165 -26.66% 6
Milton Keynes -11 34 £225 -13.46% 5
Leeds -18 33 £300 +71.42% 16
Birmingham -10 30 £200 -13.04% 5
Bristol +6 27 £225 -30.76% 6
Glasgow -7 27 £181 +51.04% 6
Gloucestershire -14 27 £180 +2.85% 5
Wales -22 25 £160 -27.68% 4
West Sussex -31 25 £265 +10.41% 2
Merseyside +1 24 £325 +56.62% 5

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 3547 (100.00%) Windows
2 1698 (47.87%) Active Directory
3 1416 (39.92%) Microsoft
4 1115 (31.44%) MS Office
5 1003 (28.28%) Windows XP
6 773 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 670 (18.89%) Citrix
8 636 (17.93%) SCCM
9 626 (17.65%) ITIL
10 624 (17.59%) MS Excel
11 526 (14.83%) MS Exchange
12 505 (14.24%) VMware
13 493 (13.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 471 (13.28%) Migration
15 463 (13.05%) Security Cleared
16 453 (12.77%) Windows 8
17 402 (11.33%) Finance
18 371 (10.46%) Blackberry
19 327 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 314 (8.85%) SC Cleared
21 282 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
21 282 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
22 271 (7.64%) SQL
23 257 (7.25%) Cisco
24 256 (7.22%) DNS
25 243 (6.85%) LAN
26 221 (6.23%) HP
27 220 (6.20%) WAN
28 218 (6.15%) TCP/IP
29 204 (5.75%) VPN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 526 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 200 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 174 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 127 (3.58%) Lync
5 122 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 91 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 89 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 78 (2.20%) IBM Notes
9 62 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 58 (1.64%) IIS
11 40 (1.13%) WorkSite
12 33 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.25%) OpenStack
15 9 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (0.25%) Tomcat
16 8 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
17 7 (0.20%) Confluence
18 6 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 1115 (31.44%) MS Office
2 624 (17.59%) MS Excel
3 55 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 38 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.87%) MS Project
6 10 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.20%) Maya
9 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.085%) Quicktime
11 2 (0.056%) 3ds Max
11 2 (0.056%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.056%) Final Cut Pro
12 1 (0.028%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.028%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 16 (0.45%) assyst
2 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.20%) Eikon
4 2 (0.056%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.056%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.056%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.056%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.028%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.028%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.028%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.028%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.028%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.028%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.028%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.028%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.028%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.028%) TeleForm
5 1 (0.028%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.028%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 131 (3.69%) Office 365
2 11 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (0.23%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.17%) Mimecast
5 6 (0.17%) SaaS
6 5 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.11%) Yammer
8 3 (0.085%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.085%) IaaS
8 3 (0.085%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.056%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.028%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 256 (7.22%) DNS
2 243 (6.85%) LAN
3 220 (6.20%) WAN
4 218 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 204 (5.75%) VPN
6 191 (5.38%) DHCP
7 180 (5.07%) Firewall
8 111 (3.13%) Internet
9 93 (2.62%) SAN
10 75 (2.11%) VoIP
11 73 (2.06%) Wireless
12 51 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
13 48 (1.35%) MPLS
14 34 (0.96%) ATM
15 33 (0.93%) NAS
16 26 (0.73%) VLAN
17 24 (0.68%) HTTP
18 23 (0.65%) SMTP
19 22 (0.62%) iSCSI
20 21 (0.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (0.62%) MySQL
4 19 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.17%) FileMaker
8 6 (0.17%) DB2
8 6 (0.17%) MS Access
9 5 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.14%) IDOL
9 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.14%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.085%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.085%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.085%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.085%) DTS
10 3 (0.085%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 111 (3.13%) MSI
2 27 (0.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 24 (0.68%) InstallShield
4 23 (0.65%) TestDirector
5 22 (0.62%) WinRunner
6 21 (0.59%) StarTeam
7 19 (0.54%) AdminStudio
8 17 (0.48%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.39%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.14%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.14%) CruiseControl
10 5 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.14%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.14%) FishEye
10 5 (0.14%) VisualVM
10 5 (0.14%) GitLab
11 4 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.11%) Trac
11 4 (0.11%) Yeoman
11 4 (0.11%) Subversion
General
1 402 (11.33%) Finance
2 122 (3.44%) Banking
3 109 (3.07%) Legal
4 103 (2.90%) Law
5 88 (2.48%) Retail
6 74 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 33 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 27 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 26 (0.73%) Back Office
11 17 (0.48%) Local Government
12 14 (0.39%) Marketing
13 13 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.34%) Dutch Language
15 11 (0.31%) French Language
15 11 (0.31%) German Language
15 11 (0.31%) Advertising
15 11 (0.31%) Games
16 10 (0.28%) Japanese Language
17 8 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 940 (26.50%) Analyst
2 538 (15.17%) Desktop Support
3 477 (13.45%) Support Engineer
4 406 (11.45%) Service Analyst
5 400 (11.28%) Service Desk Analyst
6 386 (10.88%) Support Analyst
7 380 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
8 322 (9.08%) Desktop Engineer
9 203 (5.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 188 (5.30%) 1st Line Support
11 177 (4.99%) IT Support
12 139 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
13 136 (3.83%) Rollout Engineer
13 136 (3.83%) Deployment Engineer
14 125 (3.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 114 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 113 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 107 (3.02%) Applications Packager
18 98 (2.76%) Project Manager
19 94 (2.65%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (3.50%) Application Packaging
2 66 (1.86%) .NET
3 24 (0.68%) HTML
4 16 (0.45%) XML
5 13 (0.37%) X-Windows
6 10 (0.28%) Middleware
7 9 (0.25%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.23%) CSS
9 5 (0.14%) JSP
9 5 (0.14%) Web Services
9 5 (0.14%) APPC
9 5 (0.14%) Flash
10 4 (0.11%) XSLT
10 4 (0.11%) WSH
10 4 (0.11%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.11%) jQuery
10 4 (0.11%) HTML5
10 4 (0.11%) CSS3
10 4 (0.11%) WebSockets
10 4 (0.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 371 (10.46%) Blackberry
2 171 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (2.79%) iPhone
4 97 (2.73%) NHS
5 83 (2.34%) iPad
6 67 (1.89%) Fat Client
6 67 (1.89%) Thin Client
7 61 (1.72%) PDA
8 53 (1.49%) Clustering
9 48 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 32 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 28 (0.79%) Smartphone
12 27 (0.76%) Handset
12 27 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
13 23 (0.65%) Hedge funds
14 19 (0.54%) FMCG
14 19 (0.54%) Open Source
15 17 (0.48%) Computer Science
16 15 (0.42%) CMDB
16 15 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3547 (100.00%) Windows
2 1003 (28.28%) Windows XP
3 773 (21.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 493 (13.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 453 (12.77%) Windows 8
6 327 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (3.67%) Linux
8 98 (2.76%) Mac OS X
9 92 (2.59%) Android
10 91 (2.57%) Windows Vista
11 75 (2.11%) Apple iOS
12 66 (1.86%) UNIX
13 34 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
14 29 (0.82%) AIX
15 24 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 23 (0.65%) Mac OS
16 23 (0.65%) Windows 2000
17 18 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (0.42%) CentOS
19 14 (0.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (17.65%) ITIL
2 471 (13.28%) Migration
3 126 (3.55%) Service Management
4 114 (3.21%) Project Management
5 100 (2.82%) Change Management
6 97 (2.73%) Incident Management
7 95 (2.68%) Service Delivery
8 77 (2.17%) Configuration Management
8 77 (2.17%) Problem Management
9 72 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 57 (1.61%) Time Management
11 56 (1.58%) PRINCE2
12 55 (1.55%) Asset Management
13 45 (1.27%) Software Testing
14 43 (1.21%) Data Migration
15 42 (1.18%) Validation
16 41 (1.16%) ITSM
16 41 (1.16%) Disaster Recovery
17 40 (1.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 38 (1.07%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 271 (7.64%) SQL
2 165 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 95 (2.68%) VBScript
4 82 (2.31%) VB
5 54 (1.52%) Java
6 44 (1.24%) C#
7 30 (0.85%) C
8 25 (0.70%) Python
9 22 (0.62%) VBA
9 22 (0.62%) C++
10 20 (0.56%) Perl
11 17 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.45%) JavaScript
13 15 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 10 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.23%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.14%) RPG
16 5 (0.14%) COBOL
16 5 (0.14%) VB6
17 4 (0.11%) Lua
Qualifications
1 463 (13.05%) Security Cleared
2 314 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 282 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 156 (4.40%) MCSE
5 106 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 104 (2.93%) MCP
7 87 (2.45%) MCITP
8 76 (2.14%) MCSA
9 75 (2.11%) Degree
10 68 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
11 60 (1.69%) CCNA
12 57 (1.61%) MCTS
13 45 (1.27%) A+ Certification
13 45 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (0.90%) MCDST
15 25 (0.70%) ISTQB
16 23 (0.65%) MOS
17 22 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 21 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 14 (0.39%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (5.55%) SLA
2 26 (0.73%) QA
3 11 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.14%) COBIT
6 4 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.056%) GxP
7 2 (0.056%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.056%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.028%) GMP
8 1 (0.028%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.028%) P3O
System Software
1 1698 (47.87%) Active Directory
2 282 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (5.07%) Microsoft App-V
4 167 (4.71%) XenApp
5 161 (4.54%) Hyper-V
6 92 (2.59%) XenDesktop
7 76 (2.14%) vSphere
8 63 (1.78%) VMware ESX
9 35 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 33 (0.93%) BitLocker
11 26 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
12 22 (0.62%) Xen
13 20 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
14 16 (0.45%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.39%) NLBS
16 13 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 12 (0.34%) XenServer
18 10 (0.28%) NFS
19 8 (0.23%) ISA Server
19 8 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 636 (17.93%) SCCM
2 60 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 49 (1.38%) WSUS
4 40 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 37 (1.04%) SCOM
6 36 (1.01%) Backup Exec
7 32 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 31 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 20 (0.56%) AirWatch
10 19 (0.54%) Netcool
11 15 (0.42%) Tivoli
12 14 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 13 (0.37%) DameWare
13 13 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 11 (0.31%) Casper Suite
15 10 (0.28%) ARCserve
15 10 (0.28%) WMI
16 9 (0.25%) ZENworks
16 9 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1416 (39.92%) Microsoft
2 670 (18.89%) Citrix
3 505 (14.24%) VMware
4 257 (7.25%) Cisco
5 221 (6.23%) HP
6 137 (3.86%) Apple
7 113 (3.19%) McAfee
8 101 (2.85%) Symantec
9 85 (2.40%) Dell
10 82 (2.31%) Lotus
11 77 (2.17%) Oracle
12 69 (1.95%) Remedy
13 64 (1.80%) AppSense
14 54 (1.52%) Reuters
15 53 (1.49%) Bloomberg
16 50 (1.41%) CheckPoint
17 45 (1.27%) Sophos
17 45 (1.27%) NetApp
18 39 (1.10%) Altiris
19 37 (1.04%) LANDesk
North West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per day
Posted: 31 minutes ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: 15 p/h +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150 - 200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Norfolk
Connectus
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £100 - £120 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £35 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £110 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £120 - 130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: From £250 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £150 - 180 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago