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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 55 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1789 2361 1741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.25% 4.36% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.72% 19.21% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 1101 743
Average daily rate
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£210 £215 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £435 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 491 340
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £22.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average 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
12155 12288 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.07% 22.67% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7037 7005 5527
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1062 968
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.94 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -14 1617 £215 -2.27% 294
London -26 587 £225 -9.09% 101
South East -8 431 £275 +28.65% 73
City of London -7 150 £240 +6.66% 29
South West -3 138 £150 -31.81% 18
East of England -16 128 £175 -7.89% 22
Berkshire +16 126 £364 +9.81% 16
North West -17 117 £183 -13.60% 37
Scotland -1 115 £125 -7.40% 8
Hampshire +12 106 £354 +23.04% 16
Reading +26 86 £338 +17.39% 11
Yorkshire -18 75 £160 -8.57% 9
West Midlands -29 69 £140 -50.53% 11
Surrey -5 63 £173 +23.21% 16
Manchester +4 58 £173 +10.40% 17
East Midlands -38 47 £215 -2.27% 18
Oxfordshire -14 46 £160 -35.35% 7
West Yorkshire -11 45 £188 +7.14% 8
Edinburgh +3 41 £139 +2.77% 3
Cambridgeshire +3 38 £200 -5.88% 2
Leeds -8 37 £160 -8.57% 4
Buckinghamshire -24 36 £250 -3.84% 13
Norfolk +9 31 £175 - 4
Wiltshire -5 31 £325 +44.44% 6
Bristol +3 29 £150 -6.25% 4
Gloucestershire -1 28 £150 +3.44% 6
Milton Keynes -13 27 £250 -1.96% 5
North East -1 25 £120 -40.74% 4
Havant +11 23 £375 - 2
Tyne and Wear +2 23 £120 -40.74% 2

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 3505 (100.00%) Windows
2 1705 (48.64%) Active Directory
3 1440 (41.08%) Microsoft
4 1118 (31.90%) MS Office
5 940 (26.82%) Windows XP
6 792 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 670 (19.12%) Citrix
8 635 (18.12%) ITIL
9 633 (18.06%) SCCM
10 632 (18.03%) MS Excel
11 522 (14.89%) VMware
12 517 (14.75%) MS Exchange
13 491 (14.01%) Windows 8
14 477 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 449 (12.81%) Security Cleared
16 441 (12.58%) Migration
17 392 (11.18%) Finance
18 354 (10.10%) Blackberry
19 328 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
20 288 (8.22%) SC Cleared
21 279 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
22 278 (7.93%) DNS
23 275 (7.85%) SQL
24 272 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
25 259 (7.39%) Cisco
26 253 (7.22%) LAN
27 243 (6.93%) HP
28 228 (6.50%) TCP/IP
29 226 (6.45%) SLA
29 226 (6.45%) WAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 517 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 210 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 171 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 132 (3.77%) Lync
5 110 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 93 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 77 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 69 (1.97%) IBM Notes
9 61 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 54 (1.54%) IIS
11 41 (1.17%) WorkSite
12 32 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
13 17 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
15 14 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
16 9 (0.26%) Tomcat
17 8 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
18 7 (0.20%) Confluence
19 5 (0.14%) Apache
Applications
1 1118 (31.90%) MS Office
2 632 (18.03%) MS Excel
3 57 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 43 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 34 (0.97%) MS Project
6 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 7 (0.20%) Maya
9 5 (0.14%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.057%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.057%) Shockwave
10 2 (0.057%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.029%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 21 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.34%) assyst
3 9 (0.26%) SAP CRM
3 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.20%) Eikon
5 4 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
5 4 (0.11%) Misys Midas
5 4 (0.11%) Kondor+
6 3 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.057%) Remedy AR System
7 2 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.057%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.029%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.029%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.029%) RMDS
8 1 (0.029%) Line 500
8 1 (0.029%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.029%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.029%) TeleForm
8 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 147 (4.19%) Office 365
2 13 (0.37%) Google Apps
3 12 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (0.31%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.20%) SaaS
6 6 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.11%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
8 4 (0.11%) Yammer
9 2 (0.057%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.057%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.057%) IaaS
10 1 (0.029%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 278 (7.93%) DNS
2 253 (7.22%) LAN
3 228 (6.50%) TCP/IP
4 226 (6.45%) WAN
5 216 (6.16%) VPN
6 208 (5.93%) DHCP
7 193 (5.51%) Firewall
8 114 (3.25%) Internet
9 113 (3.22%) SAN
10 71 (2.03%) VoIP
11 67 (1.91%) Wireless
12 55 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
13 54 (1.54%) MPLS
14 35 (1.00%) NAS
15 33 (0.94%) ATM
16 29 (0.83%) VLAN
17 28 (0.80%) HTTP
17 28 (0.80%) SMTP
18 24 (0.68%) iSCSI
18 24 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (4.45%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 19 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (0.54%) MySQL
5 15 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.23%) MS Access
8 6 (0.17%) FileMaker
9 5 (0.14%) DB2
9 5 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.14%) IDOL
9 5 (0.14%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.11%) QlikView
10 4 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.086%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.086%) DTS
11 3 (0.086%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 107 (3.05%) MSI
2 25 (0.71%) InstallShield
3 21 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
3 21 (0.60%) AdminStudio
4 18 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 17 (0.49%) TestDirector
6 16 (0.46%) WinRunner
7 15 (0.43%) Visual Studio
7 15 (0.43%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.14%) IntelliJ
8 5 (0.14%) CruiseControl
8 5 (0.14%) FishEye
8 5 (0.14%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.14%) VisualVM
8 5 (0.14%) GitLab
9 4 (0.11%) Yeoman
9 4 (0.11%) Trac
9 4 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
9 4 (0.11%) Subversion
9 4 (0.11%) LabVIEW
General
1 392 (11.18%) Finance
2 115 (3.28%) Legal
3 103 (2.94%) Law
4 98 (2.80%) Banking
4 98 (2.80%) Retail
5 65 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 31 (0.88%) Back Office
8 27 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.49%) Local Government
11 16 (0.46%) Marketing
12 13 (0.37%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.34%) Dutch Language
14 11 (0.31%) Games
14 11 (0.31%) German Language
14 11 (0.31%) Japanese Language
15 9 (0.26%) Advertising
15 9 (0.26%) Publishing
15 9 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 937 (26.73%) Analyst
2 544 (15.52%) Desktop Support
3 493 (14.07%) Support Engineer
4 408 (11.64%) Service Analyst
5 401 (11.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 398 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 388 (11.07%) Support Analyst
8 342 (9.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 216 (6.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 197 (5.62%) 1st Line Support
11 170 (4.85%) IT Support
12 138 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
13 131 (3.74%) Rollout Engineer
14 126 (3.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 125 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 118 (3.37%) Deployment Engineer
17 116 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 111 (3.17%) Project Manager
19 106 (3.02%) Applications Packager
20 82 (2.34%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 70 (2.00%) .NET
3 23 (0.66%) HTML
4 16 (0.46%) XML
5 10 (0.29%) X-Windows
6 9 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.26%) Middleware
7 7 (0.20%) CSS
8 6 (0.17%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.17%) Flash
9 5 (0.14%) Web Services
10 4 (0.11%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.11%) WebSockets
10 4 (0.11%) APPC
10 4 (0.11%) JSP
10 4 (0.11%) XSLT
11 2 (0.057%) HTML5
11 2 (0.057%) CSS3
11 2 (0.057%) jQuery
11 2 (0.057%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 354 (10.10%) Blackberry
2 185 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (2.91%) iPhone
4 91 (2.60%) NHS
5 85 (2.43%) iPad
6 71 (2.03%) Thin Client
6 71 (2.03%) Fat Client
6 71 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 52 (1.48%) PDA
8 49 (1.40%) Clustering
9 43 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 33 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 29 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
12 24 (0.68%) Handset
13 23 (0.66%) Smartphone
14 22 (0.63%) Hedge funds
15 21 (0.60%) Computer Science
16 20 (0.57%) EPoS
17 19 (0.54%) FMCG
18 17 (0.49%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3505 (100.00%) Windows
2 940 (26.82%) Windows XP
3 792 (22.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 491 (14.01%) Windows 8
5 477 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 328 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 123 (3.51%) Linux
8 108 (3.08%) Mac OS X
9 100 (2.85%) Android
10 77 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 73 (2.08%) Windows Vista
12 58 (1.65%) UNIX
13 31 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
14 24 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 24 (0.68%) Mac OS
15 23 (0.66%) AIX
16 19 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 14 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 635 (18.12%) ITIL
2 441 (12.58%) Migration
3 131 (3.74%) Service Management
4 123 (3.51%) Project Management
5 105 (3.00%) Incident Management
6 96 (2.74%) Change Management
7 89 (2.54%) Service Delivery
8 83 (2.37%) Problem Management
9 71 (2.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 69 (1.97%) Configuration Management
11 64 (1.83%) Time Management
12 62 (1.77%) Asset Management
13 57 (1.63%) PRINCE2
14 48 (1.37%) User Acceptance Testing
15 46 (1.31%) ITSM
16 43 (1.23%) Validation
16 43 (1.23%) Document Management
17 41 (1.17%) CRM
18 40 (1.14%) Software Testing
19 39 (1.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 275 (7.85%) SQL
2 158 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 85 (2.43%) VBScript
4 69 (1.97%) VB
5 53 (1.51%) Java
6 47 (1.34%) C#
7 28 (0.80%) C
8 25 (0.71%) Python
9 23 (0.66%) VBA
10 22 (0.63%) C++
11 17 (0.49%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.46%) Perl
13 15 (0.43%) JavaScript
14 13 (0.37%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.31%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.23%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.11%) Lua
17 4 (0.11%) RPG
17 4 (0.11%) COBOL
17 4 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 449 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 288 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 279 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 148 (4.22%) MCSE
5 110 (3.14%) DV Cleared
6 103 (2.94%) MCP
7 90 (2.57%) Degree
8 82 (2.34%) MCITP
9 74 (2.11%) MCSA
10 66 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (1.80%) CCNA
12 53 (1.51%) MCTS
13 44 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.06%) A+ Certification
15 35 (1.00%) MCDST
16 27 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 25 (0.71%) MOS
18 20 (0.57%) ISTQB
18 20 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 17 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (6.45%) SLA
2 32 (0.91%) QA
3 17 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.14%) COBIT
6 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.086%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.057%) GxP
9 1 (0.029%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.029%) GMP
9 1 (0.029%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.029%) P3O
System Software
1 1705 (48.64%) Active Directory
2 272 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 186 (5.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 163 (4.65%) XenApp
5 148 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 94 (2.68%) XenDesktop
7 80 (2.28%) vSphere
8 55 (1.57%) VMware ESX
9 40 (1.14%) Xen
10 36 (1.03%) Terminal Services
11 34 (0.97%) BitLocker
12 30 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
13 24 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
14 17 (0.49%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.37%) NLBS
16 12 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.31%) XenServer
18 10 (0.29%) ISA Server
18 10 (0.29%) NFS
19 8 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 633 (18.06%) SCCM
2 57 (1.63%) Backup Exec
3 55 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 46 (1.31%) WSUS
5 36 (1.03%) SCOM
6 34 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 29 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
8 27 (0.77%) AirWatch
9 25 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
10 15 (0.43%) Casper Suite
11 14 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.40%) Netcool
11 14 (0.40%) ARCserve
11 14 (0.40%) DameWare
12 13 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 12 (0.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.31%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.31%) Puppet
15 10 (0.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 1440 (41.08%) Microsoft
2 670 (19.12%) Citrix
3 522 (14.89%) VMware
4 259 (7.39%) Cisco
5 243 (6.93%) HP
6 147 (4.19%) Apple
7 127 (3.62%) Symantec
8 107 (3.05%) McAfee
9 84 (2.40%) Dell
10 73 (2.08%) Lotus
10 73 (2.08%) AppSense
11 72 (2.05%) Oracle
12 65 (1.85%) Remedy
13 59 (1.68%) CheckPoint
14 45 (1.28%) Sophos
15 42 (1.20%) LANDesk
15 42 (1.20%) Bloomberg
16 41 (1.17%) Reuters
17 40 (1.14%) Adobe
18 37 (1.06%) Wyse
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