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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 66 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1619 2308 1854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.84% 4.22% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.36% 18.68% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 1104 818
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 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 523 382
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.75 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%

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
12121 12354 11379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 22.57% 22.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7173 7015 6241
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 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1044 1014
Average hourly rate £16.95 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -20 1504 £200 -5.43% 284
London -31 547 £200 -4.76% 96
South East -12 369 £275 +10.00% 63
South West -8 148 £150 -16.66% 23
North West -13 131 £175 -16.66% 35
East of England -17 131 £178 - 26
City of London -37 130 £225 - 23
Berkshire +9 109 £363 +20.83% 17
Reading +24 76 £417 +39.00% 9
Hampshire -7 74 £251 -11.84% 11
Scotland -21 70 £175 +3.70% 10
Manchester +3 67 £175 -4.10% 12
Yorkshire -33 63 £125 -21.87% 20
West Midlands -29 56 £300 -0.08% 9
West Yorkshire -13 44 £188 +15.38% 12
Wiltshire -6 43 £319 +34.21% 2
Oxfordshire -15 43 £170 -24.44% 5
Surrey -22 43 £175 -22.22% 10
Essex -11 37 £356 +58.33% 3
East Midlands -38 37 £225 -25.00% 10
West Sussex -12 35 £120 -7.69% 5
Leeds -20 35 £198 +12.85% 8
Gloucestershire +13 34 £150 +3.44% 2
Norfolk +7 33 £175 -
Bristol +5 33 £130 -18.75% 10
Swindon -2 27 £195 -32.75%
Buckinghamshire -33 27 £375 +25.00% 10
Cambridgeshire -34 26 £288 +121.15% 4
Milton Keynes -15 24 £375 +7.14% 1
North East -24 23 £190 -15.55% 2

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 3494 (100.00%) Windows
2 1739 (49.77%) Active Directory
3 1486 (42.53%) Microsoft
4 1136 (32.51%) MS Office
5 845 (24.18%) Windows XP
6 776 (22.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 690 (19.75%) Citrix
8 681 (19.49%) ITIL
9 652 (18.66%) SCCM
10 641 (18.35%) MS Excel
11 575 (16.46%) VMware
12 540 (15.46%) MS Exchange
13 486 (13.91%) Windows 8
14 439 (12.56%) Windows Server 2003
15 429 (12.28%) Security Cleared
16 416 (11.91%) Migration
17 407 (11.65%) Finance
18 374 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
19 340 (9.73%) Blackberry
20 308 (8.82%) DNS
21 306 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
22 287 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 272 (7.78%) Cisco
24 263 (7.53%) SQL
25 258 (7.38%) LAN
26 253 (7.24%) HP
27 249 (7.13%) DHCP
28 248 (7.10%) SLA
29 237 (6.78%) WAN
30 235 (6.73%) SC Cleared

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 540 (15.46%) MS Exchange
2 233 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 205 (5.87%) SharePoint
4 159 (4.55%) Lync
5 117 (3.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 109 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 87 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 73 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 59 (1.69%) IBM Notes
10 48 (1.37%) IIS
11 46 (1.32%) WorkSite
12 32 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 19 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
16 10 (0.29%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
18 5 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
19 4 (0.11%) Node.js
20 3 (0.086%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 1136 (32.51%) MS Office
2 641 (18.35%) MS Excel
3 56 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 53 (1.52%) MS Visio
5 41 (1.17%) MS Project
6 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.20%) Maya
8 6 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.057%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.029%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.029%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.31%) SAP CRM
3 8 (0.23%) assyst
4 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.17%) Eikon
5 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.11%) Kondor+
6 4 (0.11%) Misys Midas
6 4 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
7 3 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.057%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.057%) SAP CCM
8 2 (0.057%) CODA-Financials
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.029%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.029%) TeleForm
9 1 (0.029%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 195 (5.58%) Office 365
2 13 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.31%) Google Apps
3 11 (0.31%) OneDrive
4 6 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.17%) SaaS
5 4 (0.11%) Google Drive
6 3 (0.086%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.086%) Yammer
7 2 (0.057%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.057%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 308 (8.82%) DNS
2 258 (7.38%) LAN
3 249 (7.13%) DHCP
4 237 (6.78%) WAN
5 220 (6.30%) TCP/IP
6 205 (5.87%) VPN
7 188 (5.38%) Firewall
8 135 (3.86%) SAN
9 109 (3.12%) Internet
10 73 (2.09%) MPLS
11 70 (2.00%) VoIP
12 69 (1.97%) Wireless
13 58 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (0.94%) ATM
15 29 (0.83%) VLAN
16 28 (0.80%) DSL
17 26 (0.74%) BIG-IP
17 26 (0.74%) Intranet
18 25 (0.72%) IP Telephony
18 25 (0.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (5.55%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 19 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (0.52%) MySQL
7 9 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.23%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.23%) MS Access
9 6 (0.17%) SSDT
9 6 (0.17%) FileMaker
10 5 (0.14%) IDOL
11 4 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.11%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.11%) QlikView
11 4 (0.11%) DTS
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.086%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.086%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.086%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 93 (2.66%) MSI
2 25 (0.72%) AdminStudio
3 23 (0.66%) InstallShield
4 21 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 13 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.31%) HP UFT
7 10 (0.29%) Git (software)
8 8 (0.23%) WinRunner
8 8 (0.23%) TestDirector
9 7 (0.20%) Subversion
10 6 (0.17%) CruiseControl
10 6 (0.17%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.17%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.17%) MSBuild
10 6 (0.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.14%) Yeoman
11 5 (0.14%) StarTeam
11 5 (0.14%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 407 (11.65%) Finance
2 131 (3.75%) Law
3 115 (3.29%) Legal
4 101 (2.89%) Banking
5 85 (2.43%) Retail
6 55 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.20%) Back Office
8 37 (1.06%) Financial Institution
9 27 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 21 (0.60%) Marketing
12 19 (0.54%) Local Government
12 19 (0.54%) French Language
13 18 (0.52%) German Language
14 13 (0.37%) Dutch Language
14 13 (0.37%) Publishing
15 9 (0.26%) Japanese Language
16 8 (0.23%) Spanish Language
16 8 (0.23%) Games
16 8 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 979 (28.02%) Analyst
2 518 (14.83%) Support Engineer
3 495 (14.17%) Desktop Support
4 425 (12.16%) Service Analyst
5 418 (11.96%) Support Analyst
5 418 (11.96%) Service Desk Analyst
6 410 (11.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 311 (8.90%) Desktop Engineer
8 201 (5.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 199 (5.70%) 1st Line Support
10 166 (4.75%) IT Support
11 142 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 138 (3.95%) Desktop Analyst
13 134 (3.84%) Deployment Engineer
14 118 (3.38%) Project Manager
14 118 (3.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 114 (3.26%) Rollout Engineer
16 108 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
17 102 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 97 (2.78%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (2.98%) Application Packaging
2 71 (2.03%) .NET
3 17 (0.49%) HTML
4 16 (0.46%) XML
5 10 (0.29%) Web Services
5 10 (0.29%) Middleware
6 9 (0.26%) X-Windows
7 8 (0.23%) Flash
8 7 (0.20%) CSS
8 7 (0.20%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.14%) WCF
10 4 (0.11%) LINQ
10 4 (0.11%) ODBC
11 3 (0.086%) JDBC
11 3 (0.086%) STL
11 3 (0.086%) J2EE
12 2 (0.057%) MFC
12 2 (0.057%) COM+
12 2 (0.057%) WSH
13 1 (0.029%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 340 (9.73%) Blackberry
2 182 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (2.78%) iPhone
4 89 (2.55%) Fat Client
4 89 (2.55%) NHS
4 89 (2.55%) Thin Client
5 87 (2.49%) Data Centre
6 86 (2.46%) iPad
7 45 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 44 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 32 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
10 31 (0.89%) Clustering
11 27 (0.77%) PDA
12 24 (0.69%) Smartphone
13 23 (0.66%) EPoS
14 22 (0.63%) User Experience
15 21 (0.60%) Computer Science
16 19 (0.54%) Handset
17 18 (0.52%) Mathematics
17 18 (0.52%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 3494 (100.00%) Windows
2 845 (24.18%) Windows XP
3 776 (22.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 486 (13.91%) Windows 8
5 439 (12.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 374 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 124 (3.55%) Android
8 111 (3.18%) Linux
9 103 (2.95%) Mac OS X
10 75 (2.15%) Apple iOS
11 65 (1.86%) Windows Vista
12 42 (1.20%) UNIX
13 31 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
14 30 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 22 (0.63%) Windows 2000
16 19 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
17 14 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 13 (0.37%) CentOS
19 11 (0.31%) Windows Phone
19 11 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 681 (19.49%) ITIL
2 416 (11.91%) Migration
3 158 (4.52%) Service Management
4 116 (3.32%) Incident Management
5 111 (3.18%) Project Management
6 103 (2.95%) Change Management
7 77 (2.20%) Problem Management
8 75 (2.15%) PRINCE2
9 74 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
10 70 (2.00%) Service Delivery
11 67 (1.92%) Asset Management
11 67 (1.92%) Time Management
12 64 (1.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 59 (1.69%) ITSM
14 58 (1.66%) CRM
15 55 (1.57%) Configuration Management
15 55 (1.57%) Document Management
16 49 (1.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 49 (1.40%) Application Discovery
17 44 (1.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 263 (7.53%) SQL
2 148 (4.24%) PowerShell
3 95 (2.72%) VBScript
4 55 (1.57%) VB
5 52 (1.49%) C#
6 36 (1.03%) Java
7 25 (0.72%) Perl
8 24 (0.69%) VBA
9 23 (0.66%) C
10 22 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 22 (0.63%) C++
11 20 (0.57%) Python
12 15 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.26%) PL/SQL
14 8 (0.23%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.17%) C++/CLI
16 5 (0.14%) Lua
17 4 (0.11%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.086%) VB.NET
19 2 (0.057%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 429 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 306 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 235 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 155 (4.44%) MCSE
5 123 (3.52%) DV Cleared
6 118 (3.38%) MCP
7 89 (2.55%) Degree
8 86 (2.46%) MCSA
9 79 (2.26%) MCITP
10 66 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
11 61 (1.75%) CCNA
12 49 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (1.20%) A+ Certification
14 41 (1.17%) MCTS
15 35 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 34 (0.97%) MCDST
17 27 (0.77%) MOS
18 22 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 18 (0.52%) CCNP
20 15 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (7.10%) SLA
2 48 (1.37%) QA
3 17 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.17%) 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
6 1 (0.029%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1739 (49.77%) Active Directory
2 287 (8.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 200 (5.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 173 (4.95%) XenApp
5 154 (4.41%) Hyper-V
6 95 (2.72%) XenDesktop
7 90 (2.58%) vSphere
8 56 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (1.37%) Xen
10 40 (1.14%) Terminal Services
11 38 (1.09%) VMware ESX
12 31 (0.89%) BitLocker
13 26 (0.74%) NLBS
14 22 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
15 16 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 16 (0.46%) XenServer
16 14 (0.40%) Terminal Server
17 12 (0.34%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.26%) ISA Server
19 5 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 652 (18.66%) SCCM
2 67 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 66 (1.89%) WSUS
4 39 (1.12%) AirWatch
5 35 (1.00%) SCOM
6 28 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 26 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 24 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 14 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (0.37%) SCSM
12 13 (0.37%) Casper Suite
12 13 (0.37%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.37%) DameWare
12 13 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (0.34%) ARCserve
13 12 (0.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (0.34%) Puppet
14 11 (0.31%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1486 (42.53%) Microsoft
2 690 (19.75%) Citrix
3 575 (16.46%) VMware
4 272 (7.78%) Cisco
5 253 (7.24%) HP
6 144 (4.12%) Apple
7 134 (3.84%) Symantec
8 105 (3.01%) Dell
9 91 (2.60%) McAfee
10 77 (2.20%) CheckPoint
10 77 (2.20%) AppSense
11 76 (2.18%) Oracle
12 71 (2.03%) Remedy
13 64 (1.83%) Lotus
14 48 (1.37%) Sophos
15 47 (1.35%) LANDesk
16 45 (1.29%) SAP
17 40 (1.14%) Bloomberg
18 37 (1.06%) EMC
18 37 (1.06%) Reuters
Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £20.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
The One Group
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Mold, Clwyd
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £9 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day + £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day + dep on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £395 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £17.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £95.70 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Suffolk
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £140 - £170 per day
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
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Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
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