The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 7
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 90 71
Rank change year-on-year -12 -19  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 64 65 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.00% 1.86% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.16% 8.86% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 45 101
Median daily rate £200 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £475 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £212 £220
% change year-on-year -22.26% -3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 22
Median hourly rate £21.25 £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.40% +29.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £19.75 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.00 £30.00 £19.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 £14.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -2.75% +4.54%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 699 734 1154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 21.84% 21.02% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 591 882
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 43
Median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.29 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £27.55 £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the City of London

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the City of London

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the City of London

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the City of London

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (58.41%) Active Directory
3 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
4 39 (34.51%) Microsoft Office
5 36 (31.86%) Finance
6 35 (30.97%) Windows 10
7 34 (30.09%) SCCM
8 33 (29.20%) Citrix
9 31 (27.43%) Windows Server
10 28 (24.78%) ITIL
11 22 (19.47%) Windows 8
12 21 (18.58%) Apple
13 20 (17.70%) Office 365
13 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
15 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (15.04%) Blackberry
16 17 (15.04%) DHCP
17 16 (14.16%) DNS
18 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
18 15 (13.27%) MS Exchange
18 15 (13.27%) VMware
19 13 (11.50%) MCSE
19 13 (11.50%) Banking
20 12 (10.62%) PowerShell
20 12 (10.62%) VPN
21 11 (9.73%) Microsoft App-V
21 11 (9.73%) Migration
22 10 (8.85%) Remedy

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (13.27%) MS Exchange
1 15 (13.27%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.08%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 39 (34.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.70%) Office 365
2 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) TCP/IP
2 17 (15.04%) DHCP
3 16 (14.16%) DNS
4 12 (10.62%) VPN
5 9 (7.96%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (5.31%) WAN
7 5 (4.42%) Firewall
7 5 (4.42%) LAN
7 5 (4.42%) SAN
7 5 (4.42%) Wireless
8 4 (3.54%) Skype
8 4 (3.54%) VLAN
9 3 (2.65%) Internet
9 3 (2.65%) SSL
10 2 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.77%) Extranet
10 2 (1.77%) HTTP
10 2 (1.77%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.77%) PBX
10 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) MSI
2 5 (4.42%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 36 (31.86%) Finance
2 13 (11.50%) Banking
3 7 (6.19%) Law
4 4 (3.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.88%) Advertising
6 1 (0.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.88%) Front Office
6 1 (0.88%) Games
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) Analyst
2 30 (26.55%) Desktop Support
3 25 (22.12%) Support Engineer
4 20 (17.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (15.93%) Service Analyst
5 18 (15.93%) Service Desk Analyst
6 14 (12.39%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 12 (10.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (10.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (9.73%) Support Analyst
8 11 (9.73%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (7.08%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (7.08%) IT Support
10 7 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.19%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 7 (6.19%) Applications Packager
11 6 (5.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 6 (5.31%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.77%) XMPP
3 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.04%) Blackberry
2 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.08%) iPad
4 4 (3.54%) BYOD
4 4 (3.54%) iPhone
4 4 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.77%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.77%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.88%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (30.97%) Windows 10
3 31 (27.43%) Windows Server
4 22 (19.47%) Windows 8
5 20 (17.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.96%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.31%) Mac OS
8 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.54%) Android
10 3 (2.65%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.65%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.77%) Unix
12 1 (0.88%) Linux
12 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) ITIL
2 11 (9.73%) Migration
3 9 (7.96%) Application Packaging
4 7 (6.19%) Change Management
5 6 (5.31%) Coaching
5 6 (5.31%) Ticket Management
6 5 (4.42%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.42%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.54%) Application Discovery
7 4 (3.54%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.54%) Change Control
7 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.54%) Service Management
7 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.65%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.65%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (2.65%) Operations Management
8 3 (2.65%) Patch Management
8 3 (2.65%) Project Management
8 3 (2.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.31%) VBScript
3 3 (2.65%) C
4 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.88%) SQL
4 1 (0.88%) VB
4 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.50%) MCSE
3 8 (7.08%) CCNA
3 8 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.31%) MCSA
5 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.65%) MCP
5 3 (2.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.77%) MOS
6 2 (1.77%) SSCP
7 1 (0.88%) CCA
7 1 (0.88%) Degree
7 1 (0.88%) MCDST
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) MCTS
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 66 (58.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) XenApp
4 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.42%) vSphere
6 4 (3.54%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.54%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.65%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 34 (30.09%) SCCM
2 4 (3.54%) SCOM
3 3 (2.65%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco CME
5 1 (0.88%) DameWare
5 1 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.88%) SCSM
5 1 (0.88%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 54 (47.79%) Microsoft
2 33 (29.20%) Citrix
3 21 (18.58%) Apple
4 15 (13.27%) VMware
5 10 (8.85%) Remedy
6 6 (5.31%) Altiris
6 6 (5.31%) Cisco
6 6 (5.31%) Dell
6 6 (5.31%) HP
6 6 (5.31%) MobileIron
6 6 (5.31%) ServiceNow
7 5 (4.42%) AppSense
7 5 (4.42%) Avaya
7 5 (4.42%) Lotus
8 4 (3.54%) Bloomberg
8 4 (3.54%) NetApp
8 4 (3.54%) Wyse
9 3 (2.65%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.65%) Reuters
9 3 (2.65%) Symantec
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