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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2310 1989 1742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 4.02% 3.83% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.12% 16.77% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 871 754
Average daily rate
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£205 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £126 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 437 344
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.04 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% -12.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.88 £22.50 £28.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%

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
12749 11860 11950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.81% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7389 6673 6100
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1018 1192
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +1 2108 £213 -22.72% 377
London +10 837 £202 -35.52% 152
South East +7 490 £242 -19.33% 82
City of London +7 194 £225 -18.18% 46
South West -12 158 £203 +1.25% 26
East of England -9 144 £160 -9.85% 23
North West +5 130 £250 -23.07% 39
West Midlands +1 127 £250 - 14
Hampshire -11 117 £256 -15.98% 21
Berkshire +16 107 £300 -23.32% 14
Scotland -13 102 £153 -49.16% 17
East Midlands +8 100 £250 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire -4 81 £185 +12.12% 21
Buckinghamshire +3 67 £200 +23.07% 9
Wiltshire +13 56 £231 +32.14% 7
Surrey -6 55 £190 -36.66% 19
Reading +24 52 £300 -33.33% 8
Milton Keynes -1 51 £185 +23.33% 6
Oxfordshire +5 48 £285 -16.17% 6
Birmingham +4 48 £300 +37.14% 7
Cambridgeshire +10 47 £130 -33.33% 7
West Yorkshire -13 47 £163 -10.95% 12
Manchester +3 43 £203 -37.69% 18
Essex +3 40 £170 +36.00% 3
Edinburgh +6 39 £178 -54.19% 4
Swindon +16 36 £250 +17.64% 3
Wales -21 35 £150 -40.00% 10
Lancashire -14 34 £300 -9.09% 3
South Wales -14 33 £160 -36.00% 3
Leeds -18 33 £163 -10.95% 7

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4642 (100.00%) Windows
2 2017 (43.45%) Active Directory
3 1785 (38.45%) Microsoft
4 1489 (32.08%) MS Office
5 1458 (31.41%) Windows XP
6 973 (20.96%) Citrix
7 942 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 872 (18.79%) MS Excel
9 798 (17.19%) SCCM
10 754 (16.24%) ITIL
11 677 (14.58%) MS Exchange
12 630 (13.57%) Migration
13 613 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 585 (12.60%) VMware
15 538 (11.59%) Finance
16 525 (11.31%) Blackberry
17 456 (9.82%) Windows 8
18 441 (9.50%) Security Cleared
19 353 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 332 (7.15%) Cisco
21 319 (6.87%) TCP/IP
22 312 (6.72%) SC Cleared
23 309 (6.66%) Microsoft Certification
24 303 (6.53%) DNS
25 302 (6.51%) Microsoft App-V
26 294 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
27 290 (6.25%) DHCP
28 287 (6.18%) HP
29 286 (6.16%) LAN
30 254 (5.47%) XenApp

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 677 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 294 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 233 (5.02%) SharePoint
4 171 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 158 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 144 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 138 (2.97%) Lync
8 131 (2.82%) IBM Notes
9 58 (1.25%) IIS
10 54 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
11 51 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
12 33 (0.71%) WorkSite
13 28 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.24%) Apache
16 10 (0.22%) WebSphere
17 9 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
17 9 (0.19%) Documentum
18 8 (0.17%) Tomcat
19 6 (0.13%) FileNet
Applications
1 1489 (32.08%) MS Office
2 872 (18.79%) MS Excel
3 76 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 46 (0.99%) MS Project
5 33 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 29 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 10 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 9 (0.19%) AutoCAD
10 6 (0.13%) RoboHelp
10 6 (0.13%) MicroStation
11 5 (0.11%) InfoPath
11 5 (0.11%) Fireworks
12 4 (0.086%) PaintShop Pro
13 2 (0.043%) Photoshop
13 2 (0.043%) Pro/ENGINEER
14 1 (0.022%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.022%) CATIA
14 1 (0.022%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (0.39%) assyst
2 16 (0.34%) Eikon
3 10 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.086%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.086%) ENOVIA
5 4 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.065%) JDE OneWorld
7 2 (0.043%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.043%) Maximo
7 2 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.043%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.043%) SmartPlant
8 1 (0.022%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.022%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.022%) Sage 300 ERP
8 1 (0.022%) BPCS
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.022%) Academy Housing
8 1 (0.022%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 123 (2.65%) Office 365
2 23 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.15%) SaaS
4 6 (0.13%) Google Apps
5 4 (0.086%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.065%) GitHub
6 3 (0.065%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 319 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 303 (6.53%) DNS
3 290 (6.25%) DHCP
4 286 (6.16%) LAN
5 249 (5.36%) VPN
6 218 (4.70%) WAN
7 174 (3.75%) Firewall
8 162 (3.49%) SAN
9 134 (2.89%) Wireless
10 120 (2.59%) Internet
11 100 (2.15%) VoIP
12 51 (1.10%) NetScaler
13 45 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
13 45 (0.97%) IP Telephony
13 45 (0.97%) 3G
14 36 (0.78%) MPLS
15 32 (0.69%) Intranet
16 26 (0.56%) DSL
16 26 (0.56%) Network Security
17 25 (0.54%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 81 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 50 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 38 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 38 (0.82%) MS Access
5 19 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.28%) Ingres
7 11 (0.24%) DTS
8 8 (0.17%) QlikView
9 7 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.11%) MySQL
11 5 (0.11%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.086%) EDRMS
12 4 (0.086%) DB2
Development Applications
1 181 (3.90%) MSI
2 47 (1.01%) InstallShield
3 42 (0.90%) Wise Package Studio
4 27 (0.58%) AdminStudio
5 16 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (0.26%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.17%) Subversion
8 7 (0.15%) TestDirector
9 6 (0.13%) Selenium
9 6 (0.13%) Moq
10 5 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.11%) NUnit
10 5 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
10 5 (0.11%) WinRunner
11 4 (0.086%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.086%) JIRA
11 4 (0.086%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.086%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.065%) MSBuild
12 3 (0.065%) PVCS
General
1 538 (11.59%) Finance
2 219 (4.72%) Banking
3 154 (3.32%) Legal
4 147 (3.17%) Law
5 90 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 81 (1.74%) Retail
7 71 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 63 (1.36%) Back Office
9 46 (0.99%) Front Office
10 44 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 38 (0.82%) French Language
12 28 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 27 (0.58%) Local Government
14 23 (0.50%) Publishing
15 18 (0.39%) Advertising
16 17 (0.37%) Military
16 17 (0.37%) Marketing
17 14 (0.30%) German Language
17 14 (0.30%) Dutch Language
18 11 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1088 (23.44%) Analyst
2 674 (14.52%) Support Engineer
3 627 (13.51%) Desktop Support
4 518 (11.16%) Support Analyst
5 494 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 402 (8.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 386 (8.32%) Service Analyst
8 382 (8.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 249 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
10 233 (5.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 190 (4.09%) Rollout Engineer
12 179 (3.86%) IT Support
13 173 (3.73%) Project Manager
14 171 (3.68%) Deployment Engineer
15 169 (3.64%) Desktop Analyst
16 165 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
17 157 (3.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 137 (2.95%) Help Desk Analyst
19 126 (2.71%) Applications Packager
20 122 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (3.81%) Application Packaging
2 54 (1.16%) .NET
3 39 (0.84%) XML
4 35 (0.75%) WSH
5 31 (0.67%) HTML
6 27 (0.58%) Software Packaging
7 19 (0.41%) CSS
8 15 (0.32%) XMPP
9 14 (0.30%) Web Services
10 13 (0.28%) JSP
10 13 (0.28%) X-Windows
10 13 (0.28%) AngularJS
11 12 (0.26%) WebSockets
12 11 (0.24%) STL
13 10 (0.22%) OLE
14 9 (0.19%) Middleware
14 9 (0.19%) SOAP
14 9 (0.19%) ODBC
14 9 (0.19%) ASP.NET
14 9 (0.19%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 525 (11.31%) Blackberry
2 175 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 108 (2.33%) Fat Client
3 108 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 101 (2.18%) NHS
5 99 (2.13%) iPhone
6 75 (1.62%) iPad
7 73 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 66 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
9 48 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 37 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 36 (0.78%) Clustering
12 35 (0.75%) PDA
13 28 (0.60%) Handset
14 25 (0.54%) Smartphone
15 24 (0.52%) Statistics
16 22 (0.47%) E-Learning
17 19 (0.41%) CMDB
18 18 (0.39%) Replication
19 17 (0.37%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4642 (100.00%) Windows
2 1458 (31.41%) Windows XP
3 942 (20.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 613 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 456 (9.82%) Windows 8
6 242 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 192 (4.14%) Windows Vista
8 151 (3.25%) Linux
9 79 (1.70%) Android
10 78 (1.68%) Mac OS X
11 77 (1.66%) Apple iOS
12 71 (1.53%) UNIX
13 57 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 38 (0.82%) Mac OS
15 37 (0.80%) Solaris
16 21 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
17 18 (0.39%) AIX
18 15 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
18 15 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 754 (16.24%) ITIL
2 630 (13.57%) Migration
3 171 (3.68%) Incident Management
4 148 (3.19%) Service Management
5 140 (3.02%) Project Management
6 113 (2.43%) Service Delivery
7 97 (2.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 94 (2.02%) PRINCE2
9 90 (1.94%) Change Management
10 85 (1.83%) Asset Management
11 81 (1.74%) Document Management
12 79 (1.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 69 (1.49%) Software Deployment
14 65 (1.40%) Time Management
15 63 (1.36%) Problem Management
16 54 (1.16%) ITSM
17 52 (1.12%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (1.06%) Disaster Recovery
19 46 (0.99%) Test Scripting
20 44 (0.95%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 225 (4.85%) SQL
2 199 (4.29%) PowerShell
3 134 (2.89%) VB
4 120 (2.59%) VBScript
5 67 (1.44%) C#
6 51 (1.10%) C
7 44 (0.95%) VBA
8 43 (0.93%) Java
9 37 (0.80%) JavaScript
10 34 (0.73%) Python
11 30 (0.65%) Perl
12 24 (0.52%) Shell Script
13 17 (0.37%) C++
14 11 (0.24%) Korn
15 10 (0.22%) VB6
15 10 (0.22%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.19%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.17%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.17%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 441 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 312 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 309 (6.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 140 (3.02%) MCSE
5 133 (2.87%) MCP
6 79 (1.70%) MCITP
7 77 (1.66%) DV Cleared
8 64 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 62 (1.34%) Degree
10 59 (1.27%) MCSA
11 48 (1.03%) MCTS
12 47 (1.01%) A+ Certification
13 37 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 30 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 30 (0.65%) MOS
15 27 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 27 (0.58%) MCDST
16 22 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
16 22 (0.47%) ISEB
17 21 (0.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (5.34%) SLA
2 50 (1.08%) QA
3 14 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.043%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2017 (43.45%) Active Directory
2 353 (7.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 302 (6.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 254 (5.47%) XenApp
5 182 (3.92%) Hyper-V
6 145 (3.12%) XenDesktop
7 89 (1.92%) vSphere
8 50 (1.08%) VMware ESX
8 50 (1.08%) Terminal Services
9 35 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 34 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 31 (0.67%) XenServer
12 24 (0.52%) NFS
13 21 (0.45%) Xen
13 21 (0.45%) NLBS
14 15 (0.32%) Terminal Server
15 14 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.19%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
17 8 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 798 (17.19%) SCCM
2 94 (2.02%) WSUS
3 76 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 61 (1.31%) SCOM
5 55 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
6 48 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 45 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 27 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 27 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 26 (0.56%) WMI
10 23 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 20 (0.43%) AppDNA
12 18 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 18 (0.39%) NetBackup
13 16 (0.34%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.34%) ZENworks
14 14 (0.30%) SCDPM
15 11 (0.24%) Unicenter
16 10 (0.22%) DameWare
16 10 (0.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1785 (38.45%) Microsoft
2 973 (20.96%) Citrix
3 585 (12.60%) VMware
4 332 (7.15%) Cisco
5 287 (6.18%) HP
6 178 (3.83%) Symantec
7 156 (3.36%) Dell
8 135 (2.91%) Lotus
8 135 (2.91%) Apple
9 126 (2.71%) AppSense
10 111 (2.39%) Remedy
11 101 (2.18%) McAfee
12 74 (1.59%) Altiris
13 70 (1.51%) Oracle
14 67 (1.44%) EMC
15 60 (1.29%) Lumension
16 58 (1.25%) CA
17 50 (1.08%) Sophos
17 50 (1.08%) Bloomberg
18 48 (1.03%) Wyse
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Austin Fraser
Posted: 10 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
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Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Rate: £235 per day
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Roc Search
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 18 hours ago
Yorkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £140 per day Plus expenses
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13 - 16 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
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Rate: From £0 to £140 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Livingston, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £230 - £280 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
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Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
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