The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 120 70 47
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1099 1603 2263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 2.80% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.75% 13.25% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 766 1110
Median daily rate £188 £191 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £415 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £186 £200 £210
% change year-on-year
-6.87% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 378 537
Median hourly rate £14.45 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -

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
11271 12097 12627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.06% 21.14% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7078 7187 7343
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 628 948 1098
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -56 978 £185 -2.63% 232
London -69 325 £188 -1.31% 84
South East -44 192 £160 -28.88% 53
South West -12 125 £150 - 16
East of England -1 85 £195 +30.00% 19
Scotland +7 74 £245 -1.50% 3
North West -16 67 £238 +35.71% 27
West Midlands -22 59 £263 -12.50% 5
Yorkshire -19 57 £150 +5.26% 15
Hampshire -4 54 £260 +15.55% 13
East Midlands -1 43 £163 +41.30% 9
City of London -40 43 £186 -17.22% 12
Surrey +16 40 £145 -17.14% 13
Oxfordshire -21 38 £150 -35.13% 6
Bristol -13 36 £160 +28.00% 2
Berkshire -36 34 £206 -22.16% 5
Manchester -21 32 £200 +14.28% 15
West Yorkshire -31 31 £175 -11.39% 7
Essex +16 30 £198 +107.89% 4
Leeds -11 26 £175 +7.69% 6
Edinburgh +22 25 £160 -44.34% 1
Wales +14 25 £213 -34.61% 1
Wiltshire -3 23 £140 -12.50% 2
North East -16 23 £276 +45.00% 4
Somerset +13 22 £200 -20.00%
Hertfordshire +2 22 £260 +48.57% 7
Tyne and Wear -16 22 £276 +62.05% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 22 £276 +62.05% 2
Colchester +3 21 - - 1
Oxford -14 21 £150 -32.58% 1

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 2291 (100.00%) Windows
2 1434 (62.59%) Active Directory
3 1027 (44.83%) Microsoft
4 863 (37.67%) MS Office
5 594 (25.93%) Windows Server
6 529 (23.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 519 (22.65%) Citrix
8 514 (22.44%) ITIL
9 482 (21.04%) SCCM
10 478 (20.86%) MS Excel
11 438 (19.12%) Windows 8
12 410 (17.90%) Windows 10
13 393 (17.15%) Windows XP
14 375 (16.37%) VMware
15 346 (15.10%) MS Exchange
16 344 (15.02%) Office 365
17 337 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 323 (14.10%) Finance
19 251 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
20 226 (9.86%) Blackberry
20 226 (9.86%) DNS
21 216 (9.43%) Security Cleared
22 214 (9.34%) DHCP
23 213 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
24 210 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 195 (8.51%) PowerShell
26 178 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
27 172 (7.51%) Migration
27 172 (7.51%) SLA
28 169 (7.38%) SQL

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 346 (15.10%) MS Exchange
2 178 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 139 (6.07%) SharePoint
4 108 (4.71%) Skype for Business
5 89 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 66 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 64 (2.79%) IBM Notes
8 60 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 46 (2.01%) IIS
10 35 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 18 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.39%) Documentum
14 8 (0.35%) CMS
14 8 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
14 8 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 5 (0.22%) Apache
15 5 (0.22%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
16 4 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 863 (37.67%) MS Office
2 478 (20.86%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.31%) MS Project
7 5 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.22%) InDesign
8 3 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.087%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.087%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.044%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.044%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.044%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.52%) Eikon
1 12 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.13%) BASE24
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.087%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.087%) Primavera
5 2 (0.087%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.044%) assyst
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.044%) Orchard Housing
6 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 344 (15.02%) Office 365
2 49 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (0.65%) PaaS
4 14 (0.61%) OneDrive
5 13 (0.57%) Google Apps
5 13 (0.57%) Mimecast
6 7 (0.31%) IaaS
7 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.17%) SaaS
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.13%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.087%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.087%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.087%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.087%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 226 (9.86%) DNS
2 214 (9.34%) DHCP
3 167 (7.29%) TCP/IP
4 128 (5.59%) LAN
5 112 (4.89%) WAN
6 110 (4.80%) VPN
7 109 (4.76%) Internet
8 92 (4.02%) SAN
9 90 (3.93%) Firewall
10 67 (2.92%) Wireless
11 52 (2.27%) VoIP
12 47 (2.05%) Skype
13 45 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
14 38 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (1.27%) Ethernet
16 28 (1.22%) Intranet
17 24 (1.05%) IP Telephony
18 22 (0.96%) 3G
18 22 (0.96%) VLAN
19 19 (0.83%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 40 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (0.70%) MySQL
3 16 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.48%) MS Access
7 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.31%) GIS
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.26%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.22%) QlikView
11 4 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.17%) OLTP
12 3 (0.13%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.13%) Power BI
13 2 (0.087%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.087%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 56 (2.44%) MSI
2 20 (0.87%) StarTeam
3 19 (0.83%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.65%) InstallShield
5 12 (0.52%) TestDirector
6 10 (0.44%) TeamCity
7 9 (0.39%) HP UFT
7 9 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.39%) WinRunner
8 8 (0.35%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.35%) JIRA
8 8 (0.35%) MSBuild
8 8 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.31%) ClearCase
9 7 (0.31%) WinDbg
10 5 (0.22%) AdminStudio
10 5 (0.22%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.13%) Subversion
13 2 (0.087%) NuGet
General
1 323 (14.10%) Finance
2 88 (3.84%) Law
3 86 (3.75%) Legal
4 76 (3.32%) Banking
5 45 (1.96%) Retail
6 30 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 20 (0.87%) Back Office
7 20 (0.87%) Billing
8 19 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.61%) Local Government
10 14 (0.61%) Marketing
11 13 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.52%) Advertising
13 11 (0.48%) French Language
14 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.44%) Military
15 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
16 7 (0.31%) Publishing
17 5 (0.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 755 (32.96%) Analyst
2 443 (19.34%) Support Engineer
3 409 (17.85%) Desktop Support
4 356 (15.54%) Service Analyst
5 348 (15.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 337 (14.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 334 (14.58%) Support Analyst
8 274 (11.96%) Desktop Engineer
9 217 (9.47%) IT Support
10 206 (8.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 188 (8.21%) Windows Engineer
12 181 (7.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 165 (7.20%) IT Analyst
14 153 (6.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 137 (5.98%) Help Desk Analyst
16 133 (5.81%) 1st Line Support
17 132 (5.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 129 (5.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 123 (5.37%) Service Desk Support
20 106 (4.63%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (1.88%) .NET
2 17 (0.74%) Web Services
3 9 (0.39%) HTML
4 8 (0.35%) .NET Framework
5 7 (0.31%) XML
6 6 (0.26%) CSS
6 6 (0.26%) ODBC
6 6 (0.26%) WPF
6 6 (0.26%) X-Windows
7 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.17%) HTML5
8 4 (0.17%) Middleware
8 4 (0.17%) SAML
8 4 (0.17%) XMPP
9 3 (0.13%) JDBC
9 3 (0.13%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.087%) DHTML
10 2 (0.087%) OOXML
10 2 (0.087%) WinForms
10 2 (0.087%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 226 (9.86%) Blackberry
2 105 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (3.49%) iPhone
4 68 (2.97%) Fat Client
4 68 (2.97%) Thin Client
5 65 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 65 (2.84%) iPad
5 65 (2.84%) Smartphone
6 48 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.79%) Clustering
8 40 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 31 (1.35%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 27 (1.18%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.00%) Statistics
13 18 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.79%) NHS
14 16 (0.70%) Mathematics
15 13 (0.57%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2291 (100.00%) Windows
2 594 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 529 (23.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 438 (19.12%) Windows 8
5 410 (17.90%) Windows 10
6 393 (17.15%) Windows XP
7 337 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 251 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (3.67%) Linux
10 68 (2.97%) Apple iOS
10 68 (2.97%) Mac OS X
11 60 (2.62%) Android
12 40 (1.75%) Windows Vista
13 35 (1.53%) Mac OS
14 26 (1.13%) Unix
15 25 (1.09%) AIX
16 14 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (0.61%) Solaris
16 14 (0.61%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 514 (22.44%) ITIL
2 172 (7.51%) Migration
3 166 (7.25%) Incident Management
4 129 (5.63%) Service Management
5 93 (4.06%) Change Management
6 92 (4.02%) Problem Management
7 91 (3.97%) Service Delivery
8 78 (3.40%) ITSM
9 72 (3.14%) Document Management
10 63 (2.75%) Project Management
11 50 (2.18%) ITIL V3
12 48 (2.10%) Asset Management
13 46 (2.01%) Application Packaging
14 45 (1.96%) Configuration Management
15 42 (1.83%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (1.66%) Software Delivery
17 36 (1.57%) Time Management
18 35 (1.53%) Patch Management
19 33 (1.44%) Software Deployment
20 32 (1.40%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 195 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 169 (7.38%) SQL
3 75 (3.27%) VBScript
4 58 (2.53%) Java
5 47 (2.05%) VB
6 31 (1.35%) C
7 24 (1.05%) C#
8 23 (1.00%) T-SQL
9 15 (0.65%) VBA
10 14 (0.61%) JavaScript
11 13 (0.57%) C++
12 12 (0.52%) PHP
13 10 (0.44%) Python
14 8 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.31%) Perl
15 7 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.17%) Ruby
16 4 (0.17%) XAML
17 3 (0.13%) Go
18 2 (0.087%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 216 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 213 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 135 (5.89%) MCSE
4 125 (5.46%) SC Cleared
5 91 (3.97%) MCP
6 87 (3.80%) MCSA
7 82 (3.58%) Degree
8 56 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 54 (2.36%) MCITP
10 52 (2.27%) MCTS
11 51 (2.23%) A+ Certification
12 47 (2.05%) DV Cleared
13 45 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
14 44 (1.92%) MCDST
15 41 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
16 39 (1.70%) CCNA
17 28 (1.22%) ISTQB
18 26 (1.13%) DBS Check
19 23 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
20 15 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.51%) SLA
2 44 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.61%) QA
4 10 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.044%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.044%) DICOM
7 1 (0.044%) HL7
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.044%) MiFID
7 1 (0.044%) PMBOK
System Software
1 1434 (62.59%) Active Directory
2 210 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (7.11%) XenApp
4 129 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 115 (5.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 87 (3.80%) XenDesktop
7 55 (2.40%) vSphere
8 41 (1.79%) BitLocker
9 38 (1.66%) VMware ESX
10 34 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 23 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 23 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
14 20 (0.87%) XenServer
15 9 (0.39%) Docker
15 9 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.35%) Firmware
17 6 (0.26%) ProxySG
18 5 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 482 (21.04%) SCCM
2 50 (2.18%) WSUS
3 49 (2.14%) SCOM
3 49 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 38 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
5 31 (1.35%) Netcool
6 30 (1.31%) Backup Exec
7 25 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 19 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 16 (0.70%) NetBackup
10 15 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.57%) AirWatch
11 13 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (0.52%) Casper Suite
12 12 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 11 (0.48%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.44%) SCSM
14 10 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 9 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1027 (44.83%) Microsoft
2 519 (22.65%) Citrix
3 375 (16.37%) VMware
4 154 (6.72%) Cisco
4 154 (6.72%) HP
5 136 (5.94%) Apple
6 79 (3.45%) Oracle
7 78 (3.40%) Symantec
8 76 (3.32%) Intel Security
9 74 (3.23%) Dell
10 66 (2.88%) AppSense
11 64 (2.79%) Lotus
12 44 (1.92%) Bloomberg
13 40 (1.75%) Veritas
14 39 (1.70%) Remedy
15 38 (1.66%) Reuters
16 35 (1.53%) NetApp
17 34 (1.48%) Altiris
18 33 (1.44%) Avaya
18 33 (1.44%) ServiceNow
Billingham, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11 - £30000 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: Market Leading
Posted: 1 hour ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £14.83 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: 19 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Rate: Up to £28,000 per annum Pro Rata + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £12.66 per hour + £12.66 per hour, £18.99 weekend shifts
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £251 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + opportunity to go permanent
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Lennon Wright
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £140 - £175 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 4 days ago