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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 65 47 50
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1643 2252 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.81% 4.05% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.10% 18.02% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 1077 852
Average daily rate
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£200 £210 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 532 418
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £23.20 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
- +7.64%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -15 1526 £200 -6.97% 282
London -27 551 £200 - 106
South East -17 360 £238 -5.00% 59
South West +2 162 £155 -18.42% 38
North West -12 137 £200 -18.69% 35
East of England -12 122 £175 +2.94% 13
City of London -26 122 £240 +12.94% 19
Berkshire -3 97 £310 +3.33% 12
Yorkshire -30 78 £143 -10.78% 12
Manchester -3 69 £195 +2.63% 19
Hampshire -24 68 £225 -12.19% 10
Reading +7 66 £417 +39.00% 7
West Midlands -26 62 £300 -0.08% 5
Scotland -33 62 £175 +9.37% 11
West Yorkshire -11 59 £200 +23.07% 8
Oxfordshire -6 57 £173 -31.68% 9
Bristol +17 47 £130 -8.77% 8
Leeds -20 42 £205 +21.48% 4
Wiltshire -14 38 £175 -30.00% 8
Surrey -18 38 £250 - 14
East Midlands -37 37 £225 -25.00% 12
West Sussex -11 36 £120 -21.31% 3
Essex -6 34 £350 +75.00% 2
Gloucestershire +22 33 £150 -9.09% 4
Wales -10 31 £325 +94.02% 2
Buckinghamshire -33 31 £375 +42.85% 8
Milton Keynes -17 30 £375 +7.14% 3
Cambridgeshire -25 29 £179 +37.50% 6
Swindon -16 25 £195 -22.00% 1
Glasgow +1 24 £235 +46.87% 4

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3409 (100.00%) Windows
2 1734 (50.87%) Active Directory
3 1486 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 1158 (33.97%) MS Office
5 797 (23.38%) Windows XP
6 751 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 715 (20.97%) Citrix
8 683 (20.04%) ITIL
9 659 (19.33%) MS Excel
10 627 (18.39%) SCCM
11 586 (17.19%) VMware
12 515 (15.11%) MS Exchange
13 465 (13.64%) Windows 8
14 436 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
15 428 (12.56%) Finance
16 397 (11.65%) Security Cleared
17 372 (10.91%) Migration
18 368 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 359 (10.53%) Blackberry
20 300 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
21 297 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
22 294 (8.62%) DNS
23 270 (7.92%) Cisco
24 258 (7.57%) SLA
25 256 (7.51%) DHCP
26 255 (7.48%) LAN
27 245 (7.19%) HP
28 241 (7.07%) SQL
29 239 (7.01%) WAN
30 222 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 515 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 222 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 203 (5.95%) SharePoint
4 150 (4.40%) Lync
5 123 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 104 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 80 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 59 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 57 (1.67%) IIS
10 55 (1.61%) IBM Notes
11 51 (1.50%) WorkSite
12 21 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 19 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
15 10 (0.29%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.12%) Node.js
16 4 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.12%) WebSphere
17 3 (0.088%) WordPress
Applications
1 1158 (33.97%) MS Office
2 659 (19.33%) MS Excel
3 61 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 38 (1.11%) MS Project
6 9 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.21%) Maya
8 2 (0.059%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.059%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.029%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 27 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.32%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.23%) assyst
3 8 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.18%) Eikon
4 6 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.12%) Kondor+
5 4 (0.12%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.12%) IntelliMatch
6 3 (0.088%) SAP CCM
6 3 (0.088%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.059%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.059%) BusinessWare
7 2 (0.059%) SAP R/3
7 2 (0.059%) CODA-Financials
7 2 (0.059%) Line 500
7 2 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.059%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.059%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 200 (5.87%) Office 365
2 13 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.26%) Google Apps
3 9 (0.26%) OneDrive
4 6 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.15%) SaaS
6 4 (0.12%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.088%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.059%) Taleo
8 2 (0.059%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.059%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 294 (8.62%) DNS
2 256 (7.51%) DHCP
3 255 (7.48%) LAN
4 239 (7.01%) WAN
5 218 (6.39%) TCP/IP
6 179 (5.25%) Firewall
7 174 (5.10%) VPN
8 141 (4.14%) SAN
9 121 (3.55%) Internet
10 81 (2.38%) Wireless
11 72 (2.11%) VoIP
12 69 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
13 64 (1.88%) MPLS
14 28 (0.82%) DSL
14 28 (0.82%) Intranet
14 28 (0.82%) ATM
14 28 (0.82%) BIG-IP
15 24 (0.70%) NAS
16 23 (0.67%) VLAN
17 21 (0.62%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 55 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (0.62%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.38%) MySQL
7 11 (0.32%) MS Access
8 8 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.18%) SSDT
10 5 (0.15%) Big Data
10 5 (0.15%) IDOL
10 5 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.12%) DTS
11 4 (0.12%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.12%) QlikView
12 3 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.088%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.088%) DB2
12 3 (0.088%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.088%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 83 (2.43%) MSI
2 24 (0.70%) AdminStudio
3 22 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.44%) Jenkins
5 15 (0.44%) InstallShield
6 10 (0.29%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.21%) Subversion
8 6 (0.18%) CruiseControl
8 6 (0.18%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.18%) WinDbg
8 6 (0.18%) MSBuild
8 6 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.15%) Yeoman
9 5 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
9 5 (0.15%) HP UFT
10 4 (0.12%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.088%) WinRunner
11 3 (0.088%) TestDirector
General
1 428 (12.56%) Finance
2 151 (4.43%) Law
3 130 (3.81%) Legal
4 108 (3.17%) Banking
5 76 (2.23%) Retail
6 46 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.23%) Financial Institution
8 41 (1.20%) Back Office
9 25 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 23 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 20 (0.59%) Marketing
12 19 (0.56%) Local Government
12 19 (0.56%) German Language
13 18 (0.53%) French Language
14 13 (0.38%) Publishing
15 10 (0.29%) Advertising
16 9 (0.26%) Games
17 8 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.23%) Dutch Language
18 7 (0.21%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1000 (29.33%) Analyst
2 535 (15.69%) Support Engineer
3 496 (14.55%) Desktop Support
4 440 (12.91%) Service Analyst
5 439 (12.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 430 (12.61%) Support Analyst
7 427 (12.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 315 (9.24%) Desktop Engineer
9 206 (6.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 194 (5.69%) 1st Line Support
11 178 (5.22%) IT Support
12 163 (4.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 137 (4.02%) Desktop Analyst
14 124 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
15 120 (3.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 116 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support
17 114 (3.34%) Project Manager
18 101 (2.96%) Rollout Engineer
19 99 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 86 (2.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (2.29%) Application Packaging
2 74 (2.17%) .NET
3 13 (0.38%) HTML
4 12 (0.35%) XML
5 11 (0.32%) X-Windows
6 10 (0.29%) Flash
6 10 (0.29%) Web Services
6 10 (0.29%) Middleware
7 7 (0.21%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.15%) WinForms
8 5 (0.15%) WCF
8 5 (0.15%) ADO.NET
9 4 (0.12%) COM+
9 4 (0.12%) ODBC
9 4 (0.12%) CSS
9 4 (0.12%) LINQ
10 3 (0.088%) JDBC
10 3 (0.088%) STL
11 2 (0.059%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.059%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 359 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 181 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 105 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 94 (2.76%) NHS
5 91 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 91 (2.67%) Fat Client
6 84 (2.46%) iPhone
7 75 (2.20%) iPad
8 50 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 49 (1.44%) Management Information System
10 40 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
11 26 (0.76%) Clustering
12 24 (0.70%) User Experience
13 22 (0.65%) PDA
14 19 (0.56%) Mathematics
14 19 (0.56%) Smartphone
14 19 (0.56%) HP Storage
15 18 (0.53%) Handset
15 18 (0.53%) EPoS
16 17 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3409 (100.00%) Windows
2 797 (23.38%) Windows XP
3 751 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 465 (13.64%) Windows 8
5 436 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 368 (10.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (4.02%) Android
8 118 (3.46%) Linux
9 104 (3.05%) Mac OS X
10 80 (2.35%) Apple iOS
11 67 (1.97%) Windows Vista
12 40 (1.17%) UNIX
13 38 (1.11%) Mac OS
14 28 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
15 26 (0.76%) Windows 2000
16 17 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.38%) CentOS
19 12 (0.35%) Solaris
20 11 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 683 (20.04%) ITIL
2 372 (10.91%) Migration
3 166 (4.87%) Service Management
4 122 (3.58%) Incident Management
5 103 (3.02%) Project Management
6 89 (2.61%) Change Management
7 73 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 72 (2.11%) Problem Management
9 70 (2.05%) ITSM
10 68 (1.99%) Service Delivery
10 68 (1.99%) Asset Management
11 67 (1.97%) PRINCE2
11 67 (1.97%) Time Management
12 62 (1.82%) CRM
13 60 (1.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 59 (1.73%) Document Management
15 58 (1.70%) Disaster Recovery
16 51 (1.50%) Configuration Management
17 48 (1.41%) Application Discovery
18 43 (1.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 241 (7.07%) SQL
2 147 (4.31%) PowerShell
3 83 (2.43%) VBScript
4 59 (1.73%) C#
5 48 (1.41%) VB
6 33 (0.97%) Java
7 23 (0.67%) C++
8 22 (0.65%) C
9 21 (0.62%) Perl
9 21 (0.62%) VBA
10 20 (0.59%) Python
11 15 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 14 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.26%) JavaScript
14 6 (0.18%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.18%) C++/CLI
15 5 (0.15%) Lua
16 4 (0.12%) Shell Script
17 3 (0.088%) VB.NET
18 2 (0.059%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 397 (11.65%) Security Cleared
2 297 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 211 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 149 (4.37%) MCSE
5 114 (3.34%) DV Cleared
6 110 (3.23%) MCP
7 90 (2.64%) Degree
8 83 (2.43%) MCSA
9 72 (2.11%) MCITP
10 71 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
11 64 (1.88%) CCNA
12 55 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
13 46 (1.35%) A+ Certification
14 39 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 38 (1.11%) MCDST
16 31 (0.91%) MOS
17 30 (0.88%) MCTS
18 20 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 16 (0.47%) CCNP
19 16 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 258 (7.57%) SLA
2 55 (1.61%) QA
3 17 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.029%) GMP
6 1 (0.029%) GxP
6 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.029%) P3O
System Software
1 1734 (50.87%) Active Directory
2 300 (8.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (5.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 188 (5.51%) XenApp
5 138 (4.05%) Hyper-V
6 96 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 90 (2.64%) vSphere
8 58 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
9 51 (1.50%) Xen
10 41 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 35 (1.03%) VMware ESX
12 31 (0.91%) BitLocker
13 28 (0.82%) NLBS
14 26 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 25 (0.73%) XenServer
16 21 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
17 13 (0.38%) ISA Server
18 11 (0.32%) Terminal Server
19 10 (0.29%) DFS Replication
20 4 (0.12%) UAG
Systems Management
1 627 (18.39%) SCCM
2 72 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 67 (1.97%) WSUS
4 43 (1.26%) SCOM
5 36 (1.06%) AirWatch
6 26 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 22 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 20 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 20 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (0.47%) ARCserve
10 15 (0.44%) DameWare
11 14 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 14 (0.41%) SCSM
12 13 (0.38%) Casper Suite
12 13 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.35%) Puppet
14 11 (0.32%) EdgeSight
14 11 (0.32%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
14 11 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1486 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 715 (20.97%) Citrix
3 586 (17.19%) VMware
4 270 (7.92%) Cisco
5 245 (7.19%) HP
6 135 (3.96%) Apple
6 135 (3.96%) Symantec
7 109 (3.20%) Dell
8 82 (2.41%) McAfee
8 82 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 79 (2.32%) AppSense
10 72 (2.11%) Oracle
11 70 (2.05%) Remedy
12 60 (1.76%) Lotus
13 51 (1.50%) Bloomberg
13 51 (1.50%) SAP
14 44 (1.29%) EMC
15 43 (1.26%) LANDesk
16 42 (1.23%) Sophos
16 42 (1.23%) Reuters
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