Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 27 January 2022 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
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 306 257 82
Rank change year-on-year -49 -175 +39
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 601 362 1,849
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.04% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 5.78% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 227 1,116
10th Percentile £123 £113 £120
25th Percentile £150 £140 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £191 £175
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% +9.14% -2.78%
75th Percentile £306 £325 £294
90th Percentile £538 £441 £438
UK median daily rate £200 £190 £175
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 46 312
10th Percentile £12.48 £10.71 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.08 £13.19
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.45 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -9.72% +3.23%
75th Percentile £22.25 £18.56 £18.70
90th Percentile £25.50 £20.00 £21.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +3.23%

Windows 7 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,114 6,268 13,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.91% 18.00% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,759 4,070 8,628
10th Percentile £160 £163 £143
25th Percentile £313 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £430 £413
Median % change year-on-year +15.12% +4.24% -2.94%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £525
90th Percentile £688 £618 £606
UK median daily rate £495 £431 £408
% change year-on-year +14.85% +5.77% -4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 596 366 1,003
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.80 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £17.10
Median % change year-on-year +12.68% +3.80% -0.87%
75th Percentile £47.72 £42.00 £22.97
90th Percentile £64.12 £53.75 £48.57
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% +2.94%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 7 in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -113 181 £225 +4.05% 39
Midlands -9 123 £169 +5.31% 19
South East -27 113 £200 -20.00% 36
North of England +5 108 £189 +7.71% 39
North West -12 69 £190 +8.57% 23
West Midlands -31 68 £153 -4.69% 9
East Midlands +11 54 £184 +31.70% 10
South West -50 41 £200 +14.29% 15
Yorkshire -11 29 £160 +6.67% 11
East of England -47 20 £233 +49.21% 15
North East +2 10 £183 -18.89% 5
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 601 (100.00%) Windows
2 461 (76.71%) Windows 10
3 310 (51.58%) Microsoft 365
4 306 (50.92%) Active Directory
5 304 (50.58%) Microsoft
6 174 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
7 172 (28.62%) Social Skills
8 143 (23.79%) SCCM
9 118 (19.63%) ITIL
10 91 (15.14%) Windows Server
11 89 (14.81%) Security Cleared
12 81 (13.48%) Cisco
13 80 (13.31%) VMware
14 76 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
15 74 (12.31%) Citrix
15 74 (12.31%) SC Cleared
16 73 (12.15%) VPN
17 66 (10.98%) Migration
17 66 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
19 64 (10.65%) ServiceNow
20 63 (10.48%) Windows 8
21 61 (10.15%) SLA
22 58 (9.65%) DNS
22 58 (9.65%) SQL Server
22 58 (9.65%) PowerShell
23 57 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
23 57 (9.48%) Finance
24 50 (8.32%) Apple
25 49 (8.15%) Azure

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 34 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.66%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.99%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.00%) ArcGIS
4 12 (2.00%) IIS
5 9 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.17%) Apache
Applications
1 174 (28.95%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (5.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.00%) Photoshop
4 10 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.17%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Eikon
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP WM
2 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 310 (51.58%) Microsoft 365
2 49 (8.15%) Azure
3 32 (5.32%) OneDrive
4 21 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.16%) Mimecast
6 6 (1.00%) AWS
7 5 (0.83%) IaaS
8 4 (0.67%) Google Workspace
8 4 (0.67%) PaaS
8 4 (0.67%) SaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.17%) GCP
10 1 (0.17%) Google Docs
10 1 (0.17%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 73 (12.15%) VPN
2 58 (9.65%) DNS
3 48 (7.99%) DHCP
4 38 (6.32%) LAN
5 34 (5.66%) Firewall
6 32 (5.32%) Wireless
7 30 (4.99%) TCP/IP
7 30 (4.99%) WAN
8 28 (4.66%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (4.33%) Skype
10 21 (3.49%) VoIP
11 20 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (1.83%) Internet
13 11 (1.83%) IP Telephony
14 9 (1.50%) MPLS
14 9 (1.50%) SAN
14 9 (1.50%) Telepresence
15 7 (1.16%) Junos
16 5 (0.83%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.00%) GIS
4 10 (1.66%) MySQL
5 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 7 (1.16%) JIRA
2 4 (0.67%) MSI
3 3 (0.50%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.50%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.50%) Toad
4 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.33%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.17%) Hudson
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 172 (28.62%) Social Skills
2 57 (9.48%) Finance
3 35 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.33%) Public Sector
5 23 (3.83%) Retail
6 16 (2.66%) Banking
7 15 (2.50%) French Language
8 12 (2.00%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (1.66%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.50%) German Language
10 9 (1.50%) Italian Language
11 8 (1.33%) Documentation Skills
11 8 (1.33%) Legal
11 8 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 8 (1.33%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (1.16%) Front Office
13 6 (1.00%) Law
13 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.67%) Automotive
15 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 192 (31.95%) Support Engineer
2 98 (16.31%) Analyst
3 85 (14.14%) Desktop Support
4 78 (12.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 70 (11.65%) IT Support
6 68 (11.31%) Desktop Engineer
7 64 (10.65%) IT Engineer
7 64 (10.65%) Service Analyst
7 64 (10.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 55 (9.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 50 (8.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 42 (6.99%) Windows Engineer
11 39 (6.49%) IT Support Engineer
12 33 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
12 33 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 33 (5.49%) Support Analyst
13 25 (4.16%) Service Desk Support
14 24 (3.99%) Field Engineer
14 24 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.66%) XMPP
2 4 (0.67%) 802.1X
2 4 (0.67%) XML
3 2 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.17%) .NET
4 1 (0.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.17%) Itk
4 1 (0.17%) JSON
4 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.17%) Spring
4 1 (0.17%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.83%) iPad
2 22 (3.66%) iPhone
2 22 (3.66%) NHS
2 22 (3.66%) Smartphone
3 20 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 20 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 20 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 15 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 14 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 14 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 14 (2.33%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.00%) BYOD
7 10 (1.66%) CMDB
8 8 (1.33%) Life Science
8 8 (1.33%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.83%) EPoS
10 5 (0.83%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 601 (100.00%) Windows
2 461 (76.71%) Windows 10
3 91 (15.14%) Windows Server
4 65 (10.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (10.48%) Windows 8
6 57 (9.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (6.82%) Windows Server 2016
8 36 (5.99%) Android
9 32 (5.32%) Apple iOS
10 27 (4.49%) Linux
10 27 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
11 23 (3.83%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.66%) Windows XP
13 12 (2.00%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.16%) Windows Vista
17 6 (1.00%) HPUX
17 6 (1.00%) Unix
18 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (19.63%) ITIL
2 76 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
3 66 (10.98%) Migration
4 43 (7.15%) Incident Management
5 32 (5.32%) Data Protection
6 31 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 27 (4.49%) Change Management
7 27 (4.49%) ITSM
8 22 (3.66%) Service Delivery
9 19 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
10 18 (3.00%) Asset Management
10 18 (3.00%) Service Management
11 17 (2.83%) Inventory Management
12 16 (2.66%) Project Delivery
13 15 (2.50%) Data Migration
13 15 (2.50%) Problem Management
13 15 (2.50%) Server Management
14 14 (2.33%) Project Management
14 14 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (2.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.65%) PowerShell
2 38 (6.32%) SQL
3 17 (2.83%) VB
4 15 (2.50%) C
5 6 (1.00%) VBScript
6 4 (0.67%) VBA
7 3 (0.50%) Java
8 2 (0.33%) C++
8 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.17%) C#
9 1 (0.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 89 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 74 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 43 (7.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.16%) DV Cleared
5 18 (3.00%) DBS Check
6 14 (2.33%) A+ Certification
7 12 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.00%) MCP
8 11 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.16%) Degree
9 7 (1.16%) MCSE
10 3 (0.50%) MCITP
10 3 (0.50%) MCSA
11 2 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.33%) HND
11 2 (0.33%) MCTS
11 2 (0.33%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.17%) CCA
12 1 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (10.15%) SLA
2 12 (2.00%) GDPR
3 7 (1.16%) QA
4 4 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) DICOM
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 306 (50.92%) Active Directory
2 66 (10.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 19 (3.16%) vSphere
5 17 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (2.00%) VMware NSX
7 11 (1.83%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.66%) XenApp
9 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.50%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.17%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 143 (23.79%) SCCM
2 34 (5.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (2.33%) AirWatch
3 14 (2.33%) WSUS
4 12 (2.00%) Ansible
5 10 (1.66%) SCOM
6 7 (1.16%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 7 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.83%) vRealize
9 4 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.67%) ThinApp
9 4 (0.67%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.17%) DameWare
12 1 (0.17%) Nessus
12 1 (0.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 304 (50.58%) Microsoft
2 81 (13.48%) Cisco
3 80 (13.31%) VMware
4 74 (12.31%) Citrix
5 64 (10.65%) ServiceNow
6 50 (8.32%) Apple
7 44 (7.32%) HP
8 29 (4.83%) Dell
8 29 (4.83%) Oracle
9 20 (3.33%) Lumension
10 17 (2.83%) McAfee
10 17 (2.83%) Polycom
11 16 (2.66%) Sophos
12 13 (2.16%) Meraki
13 12 (2.00%) ESRI
13 12 (2.00%) Ivanti
13 12 (2.00%) Symantec
14 11 (1.83%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.66%) Adobe
15 10 (1.66%) MobileIron