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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 57 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1713 2247 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.26% 4.44% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.79% 20.13% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 806 914 700
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -21.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £440 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
- -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 512 347
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-7.93% -0.85%

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
11583 11161 9717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.05% 22.04% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6682 6054 5145
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 1035 1027
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -3.03%
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 £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 1534 £200 -11.11% 339
London -20 558 £200 -20.79% 112
South East -14 424 £275 +37.50% 83
Berkshire +7 124 £325 +36.84% 21
Hampshire -3 122 £276 +53.33% 18
City of London -21 120 £198 -12.22% 24
North West -30 103 £250 +11.11% 41
South West -20 100 £150 -29.41% 27
Scotland -8 99 £130 -19.25% 16
East of England -14 98 £160 -31.91% 26
West Midlands -7 94 £200 -27.27% 9
Yorkshire -34 65 £128 -32.00% 20
East Midlands -6 64 £159 +41.11% 12
Reading +14 62 £230 -11.53% 11
Buckinghamshire -19 53 £219 -15.86% 8
Manchester -29 45 £188 -24.19% 17
Surrey -24 43 £194 +1.97% 18
Birmingham +5 42 £205 +35.53% 4
Wales +7 36 £160 -1.53% 4
West Yorkshire -40 35 £119 -32.14% 11
Milton Keynes -20 34 £200 -27.27% 4
West Sussex -15 31 £395 +31.66% 6
Glasgow +3 29 £114 -24.16% 3
Bristol -1 29 £153 -32.11% 7
Oxfordshire -27 26 £275 +189.47% 7
Cambridgeshire +10 25 £110 -53.19% 3
Nottinghamshire -7 24 £281 -19.64% 1
Essex -6 22 £155 -61.25% 4
Southampton -17 22 £400 +201.88% 3
Devon -1 21 £238 +61.18% 4

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3887 (100.00%) Windows
2 1728 (44.46%) Active Directory
3 1486 (38.23%) Microsoft
4 1282 (32.98%) MS Office
5 1146 (29.48%) Windows XP
6 800 (20.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 732 (18.83%) Citrix
8 719 (18.50%) MS Excel
9 686 (17.65%) SCCM
10 644 (16.57%) ITIL
11 553 (14.23%) MS Exchange
12 547 (14.07%) Migration
13 504 (12.97%) Security Cleared
14 498 (12.81%) Finance
15 494 (12.71%) VMware
16 489 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 482 (12.40%) Blackberry
18 450 (11.58%) Windows 8
19 363 (9.34%) SC Cleared
20 312 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
21 307 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
22 284 (7.31%) SQL
23 281 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
24 264 (6.79%) TCP/IP
25 261 (6.71%) DNS
26 255 (6.56%) Cisco
27 248 (6.38%) VPN
28 246 (6.33%) LAN
29 238 (6.12%) SLA
30 226 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 553 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 226 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 191 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 149 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 125 (3.22%) Lync
6 107 (2.75%) IBM Notes
7 104 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 93 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 60 (1.54%) IIS
10 54 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (0.93%) WorkSite
12 34 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
14 13 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.26%) OpenStack
16 9 (0.23%) JBoss
17 8 (0.21%) Apache
18 7 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
19 6 (0.15%) Confluence
20 5 (0.13%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1282 (32.98%) MS Office
2 719 (18.50%) MS Excel
3 51 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 36 (0.93%) MS Project
6 22 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
8 4 (0.10%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.077%) PaintShop Pro
9 3 (0.077%) Quicktime
9 3 (0.077%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.077%) Final Cut Pro
10 2 (0.051%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.051%) Maya
10 2 (0.051%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.026%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.026%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 17 (0.44%) assyst
2 14 (0.36%) Eikon
3 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.051%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.051%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.026%) Maximo
6 1 (0.026%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.026%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.026%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.026%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.026%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.026%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.026%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.026%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 93 (2.39%) Office 365
2 12 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.18%) Google Apps
5 5 (0.13%) SaaS
6 3 (0.077%) OpenShift
6 3 (0.077%) IaaS
7 2 (0.051%) Yammer
8 1 (0.026%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 264 (6.79%) TCP/IP
2 261 (6.71%) DNS
3 248 (6.38%) VPN
4 246 (6.33%) LAN
5 212 (5.45%) DHCP
6 209 (5.38%) WAN
7 171 (4.40%) Firewall
8 124 (3.19%) Internet
9 102 (2.62%) VoIP
10 85 (2.19%) SAN
11 80 (2.06%) Wireless
12 50 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (0.95%) VLAN
14 35 (0.90%) MPLS
15 28 (0.72%) NetScaler
16 26 (0.67%) ATM
17 25 (0.64%) NAS
18 23 (0.59%) Cisco IOS
19 20 (0.51%) FTP
19 20 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 45 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (0.57%) MySQL
4 18 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.39%) MS Access
6 12 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (0.21%) DB2
9 7 (0.18%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.18%) FileMaker
10 5 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.13%) DTS
10 5 (0.13%) Ingres
11 3 (0.077%) SQL Server 7
11 3 (0.077%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.077%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.051%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 138 (3.55%) MSI
2 24 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 22 (0.57%) TestDirector
4 21 (0.54%) WinRunner
5 19 (0.49%) InstallShield
5 19 (0.49%) StarTeam
6 17 (0.44%) AdminStudio
7 10 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 9 (0.23%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.18%) PVCS
10 5 (0.13%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.13%) Subversion
10 5 (0.13%) SoapUI
10 5 (0.13%) GitLab
10 5 (0.13%) VisualVM
10 5 (0.13%) FishEye
11 4 (0.10%) Trac
11 4 (0.10%) JIRA
11 4 (0.10%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.077%) Dreamweaver
General
1 498 (12.81%) Finance
2 179 (4.61%) Banking
3 116 (2.98%) Law
4 103 (2.65%) Legal
5 85 (2.19%) Telecoms
6 78 (2.01%) Retail
7 48 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 34 (0.87%) Back Office
9 33 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 30 (0.77%) Manufacturing
11 18 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 17 (0.44%) French Language
13 15 (0.39%) Local Government
14 12 (0.31%) Advertising
15 11 (0.28%) Marketing
16 10 (0.26%) Dutch Language
16 10 (0.26%) Military
16 10 (0.26%) Front Office
17 9 (0.23%) Games
17 9 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1014 (26.09%) Analyst
2 579 (14.90%) Desktop Support
3 552 (14.20%) Support Engineer
4 437 (11.24%) Service Analyst
5 433 (11.14%) Support Analyst
5 433 (11.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 411 (10.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 360 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 237 (6.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 210 (5.40%) 1st Line Support
10 200 (5.15%) IT Support
11 170 (4.37%) Rollout Engineer
12 146 (3.76%) Desktop Analyst
13 135 (3.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 128 (3.29%) Deployment Engineer
15 116 (2.98%) Help Desk Analyst
16 110 (2.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 108 (2.78%) Help Desk Support
17 108 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
18 107 (2.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (3.29%) Application Packaging
2 68 (1.75%) .NET
3 30 (0.77%) HTML
4 27 (0.69%) XML
5 18 (0.46%) X-Windows
6 16 (0.41%) CSS
7 14 (0.36%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.28%) STL
9 9 (0.23%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 8 (0.21%) XMPP
11 6 (0.15%) Middleware
11 6 (0.15%) OLE
12 5 (0.13%) JSP
12 5 (0.13%) Flash
12 5 (0.13%) APPC
12 5 (0.13%) JSON
12 5 (0.13%) CSS3
12 5 (0.13%) HTML5
12 5 (0.13%) jQuery
12 5 (0.13%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 482 (12.40%) Blackberry
2 183 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (2.91%) iPhone
4 108 (2.78%) NHS
5 94 (2.42%) iPad
6 76 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 76 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 57 (1.47%) PDA
8 54 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 53 (1.36%) Clustering
10 42 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
11 40 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 36 (0.93%) Smartphone
13 31 (0.80%) Handset
14 30 (0.77%) Hedge funds
15 21 (0.54%) FMCG
16 20 (0.51%) Computer Science
17 17 (0.44%) Mobile App
17 17 (0.44%) Open Source
18 15 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3887 (100.00%) Windows
2 1146 (29.48%) Windows XP
3 800 (20.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 489 (12.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 450 (11.58%) Windows 8
6 281 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (3.83%) Windows Vista
8 135 (3.47%) Linux
9 115 (2.96%) Mac OS X
10 100 (2.57%) Android
11 98 (2.52%) Apple iOS
12 79 (2.03%) UNIX
13 32 (0.82%) AIX
14 31 (0.80%) Windows 2000
14 31 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
16 21 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 15 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
18 14 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
19 13 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 644 (16.57%) ITIL
2 547 (14.07%) Migration
3 126 (3.24%) Incident Management
4 112 (2.88%) Project Management
4 112 (2.88%) Service Delivery
5 111 (2.86%) Service Management
6 98 (2.52%) Change Management
7 82 (2.11%) Asset Management
8 72 (1.85%) Problem Management
9 65 (1.67%) Time Management
10 63 (1.62%) Configuration Management
10 63 (1.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 60 (1.54%) Data Migration
12 56 (1.44%) PRINCE2
13 53 (1.36%) Document Management
13 53 (1.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 51 (1.31%) Validation
15 47 (1.21%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (1.21%) Disaster Recovery
16 45 (1.16%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 284 (7.31%) SQL
2 178 (4.58%) PowerShell
3 96 (2.47%) VBScript
4 90 (2.32%) VB
5 66 (1.70%) Java
6 37 (0.95%) C#
7 35 (0.90%) C
8 33 (0.85%) VBA
9 27 (0.69%) Python
10 26 (0.67%) C++
10 26 (0.67%) JavaScript
10 26 (0.67%) Perl
11 18 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 13 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.18%) VB6
15 5 (0.13%) RPG
15 5 (0.13%) COBOL
15 5 (0.13%) Korn
15 5 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 504 (12.97%) Security Cleared
2 363 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 307 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 180 (4.63%) MCSE
5 112 (2.88%) MCP
6 97 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 79 (2.03%) MCITP
8 76 (1.96%) MCSA
9 73 (1.88%) Degree
10 64 (1.65%) A+ Certification
11 62 (1.60%) VCP4
12 60 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
13 57 (1.47%) MCTS
14 52 (1.34%) CCNA
15 43 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (0.82%) MCDST
17 31 (0.80%) MOS
18 28 (0.72%) ISTQB
19 19 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 15 (0.39%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 238 (6.12%) SLA
2 30 (0.77%) QA
3 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.13%) COBIT
4 5 (0.13%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.051%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.051%) GxP
7 1 (0.026%) HL7
7 1 (0.026%) DICOM
7 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.026%) P3O
System Software
1 1728 (44.46%) Active Directory
2 312 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (4.66%) Microsoft App-V
4 169 (4.35%) XenApp
5 165 (4.24%) Hyper-V
6 110 (2.83%) XenDesktop
7 71 (1.83%) vSphere
8 49 (1.26%) VMware ESX
9 32 (0.82%) Terminal Services
10 25 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
11 23 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 23 (0.59%) Xen
12 19 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.41%) NFS
14 13 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 13 (0.33%) XenServer
15 10 (0.26%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.23%) Samba
17 8 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
17 8 (0.21%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 686 (17.65%) SCCM
2 64 (1.65%) WSUS
3 58 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 52 (1.34%) SCOM
5 51 (1.31%) Backup Exec
6 48 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 35 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 33 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 27 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 22 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 20 (0.51%) NetBackup
12 19 (0.49%) SCVMM
13 18 (0.46%) Netcool
14 17 (0.44%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.33%) EdgeSight
16 12 (0.31%) SCDPM
16 12 (0.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 12 (0.31%) ZENworks
17 10 (0.26%) OVSD
18 9 (0.23%) DameWare
Vendors
1 1486 (38.23%) Microsoft
2 732 (18.83%) Citrix
3 494 (12.71%) VMware
4 255 (6.56%) Cisco
5 225 (5.79%) HP
6 152 (3.91%) Apple
7 144 (3.70%) Symantec
8 122 (3.14%) McAfee
9 106 (2.73%) Lotus
10 91 (2.34%) Remedy
11 90 (2.32%) Dell
11 90 (2.32%) Oracle
12 80 (2.06%) AppSense
13 78 (2.01%) Reuters
14 73 (1.88%) Bloomberg
15 61 (1.57%) Altiris
16 49 (1.26%) Sophos
17 46 (1.18%) NetApp
18 41 (1.05%) Adobe
19 39 (1.00%) Avaya
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £12.5 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £225 to £230 per day 7.5 hour day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £387 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Falmouth, Cornwall
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £130 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £535 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Falmouth, Cornwall
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 20 hours ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
Coal IT Services
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £20 - £21.50 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 21 hours ago
Central London / West End
@ITS
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day - 3 Month Contract +
Posted: Yesterday