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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 55 40 52
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1708 2122 1514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.36% 4.36% 3.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.87% 19.38% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 879 651
Average daily rate
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£188 £238 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.84% -18.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 471 351
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £27.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%

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
11484 10952 10122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.49% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6021 5352
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 996 1116
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -14 1552 £190 -24.00% 375
London -20 578 £200 -33.38% 132
South East -11 387 £224 -5.68% 96
City of London -14 141 £250 -19.35% 34
Hampshire +10 133 £283 +57.22% 29
South West -4 131 £174 +16.16% 22
East of England -9 110 £159 -16.44% 27
West Midlands -5 101 £165 -40.00% 16
North West -16 90 £191 -15.00% 35
Scotland -11 81 £125 - 11
Berkshire -19 73 £180 -30.76% 25
East Midlands +3 66 £153 +38.63% 8
Yorkshire -14 63 £198 +19.69% 34
Manchester 0 52 £188 -20.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -24 46 £150 -28.57% 6
Reading +3 42 £150 -29.41% 14
Birmingham +5 38 £213 +82.79% 4
West Yorkshire -16 38 £198 +16.17% 20
Oxfordshire -16 38 £160 +14.28% 3
Surrey -23 37 £205 +5.12% 12
Cambridgeshire +2 33 £150 -36.17% 6
Bristol -7 33 £150 -10.44% 7
Essex +6 31 £170 -43.33% 3
Wales -14 31 £155 -4.61% 9
Milton Keynes -27 31 £193 -35.83% 2
Warwickshire +14 28 £95 -57.54% 2
Northamptonshire -5 25 £120 -69.03% 1
South Wales -8 25 £178 +9.23% 8
Somerset +15 24 £187 -8.22% 4
Glasgow +6 23 £100 -33.33% 2

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3971 (100.00%) Windows
2 1731 (43.59%) Active Directory
3 1482 (37.32%) Microsoft
4 1345 (33.87%) MS Office
5 1191 (29.99%) Windows XP
6 801 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 757 (19.06%) Citrix
8 741 (18.66%) MS Excel
9 661 (16.65%) ITIL
10 659 (16.60%) SCCM
11 614 (15.46%) Migration
12 556 (14.00%) MS Exchange
13 539 (13.57%) Finance
14 507 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 507 (12.77%) Blackberry
15 483 (12.16%) VMware
16 467 (11.76%) Security Cleared
17 402 (10.12%) Windows 8
18 339 (8.54%) SC Cleared
19 320 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
20 295 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
21 285 (7.18%) SQL
22 278 (7.00%) TCP/IP
23 267 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
24 260 (6.55%) Cisco
24 260 (6.55%) LAN
25 256 (6.45%) DNS
26 247 (6.22%) SLA
27 234 (5.89%) VPN
27 234 (5.89%) HP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 556 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 232 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 204 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 146 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 128 (3.22%) Lync
6 114 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 112 (2.82%) IBM Notes
8 96 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 68 (1.71%) IIS
10 51 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 38 (0.96%) WorkSite
12 23 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
15 12 (0.30%) Apache
16 10 (0.25%) OpenStack
17 8 (0.20%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.18%) OpenROAD
19 6 (0.15%) JBoss
20 5 (0.13%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 1345 (33.87%) MS Office
2 741 (18.66%) MS Excel
3 48 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 38 (0.96%) MS Visio
5 35 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 35 (0.88%) MS Project
6 9 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.076%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.076%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.076%) MicroStation
8 3 (0.076%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.050%) Quicktime
9 2 (0.050%) Maya
9 2 (0.050%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (0.50%) Eikon
2 18 (0.45%) assyst
3 9 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.10%) ENOVIA
5 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.050%) Maximo
6 2 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.025%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.025%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.025%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.025%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.025%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.025%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.025%) SmartPlant
7 1 (0.025%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 83 (2.09%) Office 365
2 13 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.18%) SaaS
5 5 (0.13%) IaaS
6 3 (0.076%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.076%) GitHub
6 3 (0.076%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.025%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 278 (7.00%) TCP/IP
2 260 (6.55%) LAN
3 256 (6.45%) DNS
4 234 (5.89%) VPN
5 224 (5.64%) DHCP
6 220 (5.54%) WAN
7 147 (3.70%) Firewall
8 121 (3.05%) Internet
9 104 (2.62%) SAN
10 95 (2.39%) VoIP
11 90 (2.27%) Wireless
12 48 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (0.78%) VLAN
14 26 (0.65%) NAS
14 26 (0.65%) MPLS
14 26 (0.65%) 3G
15 25 (0.63%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (0.60%) Broadband
17 23 (0.58%) NetScaler
18 20 (0.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 53 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (0.55%) MS Access
5 20 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (0.43%) MySQL
7 11 (0.28%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.20%) DB2
10 8 (0.20%) Ingres
11 6 (0.15%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.13%) DTS
13 4 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.076%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.076%) EDMS
14 3 (0.076%) SQL Server 7
14 3 (0.076%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.076%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 137 (3.45%) MSI
2 18 (0.45%) StarTeam
3 16 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (0.38%) WinRunner
4 15 (0.38%) TestDirector
5 14 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.35%) AdminStudio
6 12 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.28%) InstallShield
8 8 (0.20%) Jenkins
8 8 (0.20%) Subversion
9 7 (0.18%) PVCS
9 7 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.10%) Trac
10 4 (0.10%) JIRA
10 4 (0.10%) LabVIEW
11 3 (0.076%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.076%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.076%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.050%) GitLab
General
1 539 (13.57%) Finance
2 197 (4.96%) Banking
3 127 (3.20%) Law
4 124 (3.12%) Legal
5 81 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 73 (1.84%) Retail
7 51 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 41 (1.03%) Back Office
9 35 (0.88%) Manufacturing
10 31 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.45%) French Language
12 17 (0.43%) Advertising
12 17 (0.43%) Local Government
13 13 (0.33%) Front Office
13 13 (0.33%) Military
13 13 (0.33%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.30%) Marketing
14 12 (0.30%) Publishing
15 10 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1059 (26.67%) Analyst
2 572 (14.40%) Desktop Support
3 569 (14.33%) Support Engineer
4 457 (11.51%) Support Analyst
5 436 (10.98%) Service Desk Analyst
6 435 (10.95%) Service Analyst
7 423 (10.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 371 (9.34%) Desktop Engineer
9 242 (6.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 206 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
11 205 (5.16%) IT Support
12 186 (4.68%) Rollout Engineer
13 152 (3.83%) Desktop Analyst
14 142 (3.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 136 (3.42%) Deployment Engineer
16 127 (3.20%) Help Desk Analyst
17 123 (3.10%) 3rd Line Support
18 115 (2.90%) Project Manager
19 110 (2.77%) Help Desk Support
20 105 (2.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (2.92%) Application Packaging
2 73 (1.84%) .NET
3 28 (0.71%) XML
4 27 (0.68%) HTML
5 19 (0.48%) X-Windows
6 17 (0.43%) STL
7 15 (0.38%) CSS
8 14 (0.35%) ASP.NET
9 13 (0.33%) XMPP
10 12 (0.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 11 (0.28%) AngularJS
12 10 (0.25%) WebSockets
12 10 (0.25%) Middleware
13 9 (0.23%) Software Packaging
14 8 (0.20%) OLE
15 7 (0.18%) WSH
15 7 (0.18%) ODBC
15 7 (0.18%) Web Services
15 7 (0.18%) JSP
15 7 (0.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 507 (12.77%) Blackberry
2 182 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (2.54%) NHS
4 99 (2.49%) iPhone
5 87 (2.19%) iPad
6 82 (2.06%) Thin Client
6 82 (2.06%) Fat Client
7 59 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 53 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
9 52 (1.31%) PDA
9 52 (1.31%) Clustering
10 36 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 36 (0.91%) Smartphone
11 35 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 33 (0.83%) Handset
13 22 (0.55%) FMCG
14 21 (0.53%) Computer Science
15 18 (0.45%) Open Source
16 17 (0.43%) Fixed Income
17 16 (0.40%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3971 (100.00%) Windows
2 1191 (29.99%) Windows XP
3 801 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 507 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 402 (10.12%) Windows 8
6 267 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (3.88%) Windows Vista
8 145 (3.65%) Linux
9 102 (2.57%) Mac OS X
10 88 (2.22%) UNIX
10 88 (2.22%) Apple iOS
11 83 (2.09%) Android
12 40 (1.01%) Windows 2000
13 33 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 29 (0.73%) AIX
15 24 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
16 22 (0.55%) Mac OS
17 13 (0.33%) Solaris
18 11 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
19 10 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 661 (16.65%) ITIL
2 614 (15.46%) Migration
3 148 (3.73%) Incident Management
4 117 (2.95%) Service Management
5 110 (2.77%) Service Delivery
6 100 (2.52%) Project Management
7 94 (2.37%) Asset Management
8 82 (2.06%) Change Management
9 74 (1.86%) Problem Management
9 74 (1.86%) Time Management
10 69 (1.74%) Document Management
11 68 (1.71%) User Acceptance Testing
12 64 (1.61%) Data Migration
12 64 (1.61%) Configuration Management
13 63 (1.59%) PRINCE2
14 57 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
15 53 (1.33%) Validation
16 52 (1.31%) Disaster Recovery
17 51 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (1.01%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 285 (7.18%) SQL
2 187 (4.71%) PowerShell
3 112 (2.82%) VB
4 104 (2.62%) VBScript
5 66 (1.66%) Java
6 51 (1.28%) C#
7 39 (0.98%) Python
7 39 (0.98%) C
8 36 (0.91%) VBA
9 33 (0.83%) JavaScript
10 30 (0.76%) Perl
11 28 (0.71%) C++
12 21 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.23%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.23%) Korn
13 9 (0.23%) Bourne shell
14 8 (0.20%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.18%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.18%) VB6
16 5 (0.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 467 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 339 (8.54%) SC Cleared
3 295 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 160 (4.03%) MCSE
5 105 (2.64%) MCP
6 84 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 71 (1.79%) A+ Certification
8 66 (1.66%) Degree
8 66 (1.66%) MCITP
9 62 (1.56%) MCSA
10 54 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 53 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
12 45 (1.13%) CCNA
13 38 (0.96%) MCDST
14 34 (0.86%) MCTS
15 31 (0.78%) MOS
16 22 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 19 (0.48%) ISTQB
18 17 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
19 14 (0.35%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (6.22%) SLA
2 39 (0.98%) QA
3 7 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.13%) COBIT
4 5 (0.13%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.076%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.050%) GxP
8 1 (0.025%) HL7
8 1 (0.025%) DICOM
8 1 (0.025%) P3O
System Software
1 1731 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 320 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (4.89%) XenApp
3 194 (4.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 149 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 114 (2.87%) XenDesktop
6 68 (1.71%) vSphere
7 50 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 32 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 25 (0.63%) NFS
9 25 (0.63%) Xen
10 24 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (0.43%) Terminal Server
12 17 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 14 (0.35%) XenServer
14 10 (0.25%) NLBS
14 10 (0.25%) MetaFrame
15 7 (0.18%) Samba
16 6 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 659 (16.60%) SCCM
2 72 (1.81%) WSUS
3 57 (1.44%) SCOM
4 55 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 50 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 49 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 45 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 35 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
9 27 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 25 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 24 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
12 20 (0.50%) Tivoli
13 19 (0.48%) SCVMM
14 16 (0.40%) WMI
15 15 (0.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
16 14 (0.35%) ZENworks
17 13 (0.33%) Netcool
17 13 (0.33%) Nagios
17 13 (0.33%) SCDPM
18 11 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1482 (37.32%) Microsoft
2 757 (19.06%) Citrix
3 483 (12.16%) VMware
4 260 (6.55%) Cisco
5 234 (5.89%) HP
6 159 (4.00%) Symantec
7 129 (3.25%) Apple
8 116 (2.92%) McAfee
9 112 (2.82%) Dell
10 110 (2.77%) Lotus
11 101 (2.54%) Oracle
12 98 (2.47%) Remedy
13 87 (2.19%) AppSense
14 83 (2.09%) Reuters
15 76 (1.91%) Bloomberg
16 73 (1.84%) Altiris
17 52 (1.31%) Sophos
18 47 (1.18%) NetApp
19 44 (1.11%) EMC
19 44 (1.11%) IBM
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £140 - £150 per day
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Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
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West Midlands
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Erskine, Renfrewshire
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Rate: £375.00 per day
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North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
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London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £380 - £415 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
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Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
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Senitor Associates
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City, London
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Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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