Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 119 70
Rank change year-on-year +4 -49 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2056 2004 2930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.16% 2.09% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.38% 9.88% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1056 1381
England median daily rate £186 £180 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -5.26% -6.17%
10th Percentile £110 £110 £110
90th Percentile £450 £424 £417
UK median daily rate £185 £180 £190
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 428 738
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.00 £20.66 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%

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 19810 20282 22301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.83% 21.11% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12806 12924 13350
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £188
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1172 1776
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.44
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +3.13%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in England over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor 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 12 December 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
London +24 819 £190 +2.70% 85
South East -2 412 £180 -2.70% 30
North of England +33 272 £140 -30.00% 43
Midlands +30 215 £225 +39.53% 13
South West -11 199 £275 +71.88% 27
East of England -32 149 £175 -12.50% 16
Yorkshire +44 136 £125 -16.67% 12
West Midlands +36 124 £219 -14.22% 9
North West +28 119 £166 -11.92% 24
East Midlands +6 91 £225 +50.00% 4
North East +5 17 £145 -47.27% 7
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 England region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 2056 (100.00%) Windows
2 1190 (57.88%) Active Directory
3 963 (46.84%) Windows 10
4 933 (45.38%) Microsoft
5 725 (35.26%) Microsoft Office
6 541 (26.31%) Office 365
7 473 (23.01%) SCCM
8 429 (20.87%) ITIL
9 370 (18.00%) Citrix
10 361 (17.56%) Windows Server
11 353 (17.17%) VMware
12 315 (15.32%) Windows 8
13 311 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 279 (13.57%) MS Exchange
15 278 (13.52%) Windows Server 2012
16 253 (12.31%) Finance
17 247 (12.01%) Migration
18 226 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
19 207 (10.07%) DNS
20 202 (9.82%) LAN
21 199 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 198 (9.63%) Blackberry
23 197 (9.58%) Security Cleared
24 189 (9.19%) Cisco
25 185 (9.00%) HP
26 184 (8.95%) PowerShell
27 172 (8.37%) Apple
28 170 (8.27%) SLA
28 170 (8.27%) DHCP
29 161 (7.83%) WAN

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
1 279 (13.57%) MS Exchange
2 116 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 99 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 91 (4.43%) Skype for Business
5 58 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (2.68%) IBM Notes
7 49 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (1.02%) CMS
8 21 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (0.97%) IIS
10 17 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.24%) GroupWise
14 5 (0.24%) Liferay
14 5 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
15 4 (0.19%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.15%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.15%) LiveLink
Applications
1 725 (35.26%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.44%) Houdini
7 9 (0.44%) Maya
7 9 (0.44%) NUKE
7 9 (0.44%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
8 4 (0.19%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.097%) Revit
9 2 (0.097%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.049%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (1.46%) Eikon
2 11 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.19%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.15%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.097%) assyst
5 2 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.049%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.049%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 541 (26.31%) Office 365
2 88 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.56%) OneDrive
4 20 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (0.68%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.54%) SaaS
7 7 (0.34%) IaaS
8 6 (0.29%) PaaS
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.19%) Yammer
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.097%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.097%) GitHub
12 1 (0.049%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.049%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 207 (10.07%) DNS
2 202 (9.82%) LAN
3 170 (8.27%) DHCP
4 161 (7.83%) WAN
5 159 (7.73%) VPN
6 157 (7.64%) TCP/IP
7 107 (5.20%) Internet
8 89 (4.33%) Skype
9 86 (4.18%) Firewall
10 62 (3.02%) Wireless
11 55 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
12 49 (2.38%) SAN
13 39 (1.90%) VoIP
13 39 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
14 36 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
15 33 (1.61%) Ethernet
15 33 (1.61%) VLAN
16 29 (1.41%) Intranet
17 24 (1.17%) SMS
18 19 (0.92%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.39%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.24%) JasperReports
7 5 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.19%) MySQL
9 3 (0.15%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.15%) GIS
9 3 (0.15%) MS Access
10 2 (0.097%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.097%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.049%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.049%) Power BI
11 1 (0.049%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (3.40%) MSI
2 33 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 18 (0.88%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.63%) JIRA
5 12 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.44%) AdminStudio
8 7 (0.34%) Metasploit
8 7 (0.34%) Subversion
8 7 (0.34%) Xcode
9 6 (0.29%) WiX
10 5 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.15%) Ant
11 3 (0.15%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.097%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.097%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.097%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.049%) StarTeam
General
1 253 (12.31%) Finance
2 87 (4.23%) Banking
3 74 (3.60%) Legal
4 53 (2.58%) Law
5 46 (2.24%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.61%) Retail
7 29 (1.41%) Front Office
8 22 (1.07%) Publishing
9 18 (0.88%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.83%) Advertising
10 17 (0.83%) Back Office
11 15 (0.73%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.63%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.58%) French Language
14 11 (0.54%) Hindi Language
14 11 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.54%) Tamil Language
14 11 (0.54%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 522 (25.39%) Analyst
2 460 (22.37%) Desktop Support
3 428 (20.82%) Support Engineer
4 265 (12.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 263 (12.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 259 (12.60%) Service Analyst
7 254 (12.35%) Service Desk Analyst
8 212 (10.31%) Support Analyst
9 195 (9.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 168 (8.17%) IT Support
11 141 (6.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 134 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 134 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
13 112 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 110 (5.35%) 1st Line Support
15 97 (4.72%) Service Desk Support
16 94 (4.57%) IT Analyst
17 89 (4.33%) IT Engineer
18 79 (3.84%) 3rd Line Support
19 72 (3.50%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (1.80%) .NET
2 31 (1.51%) XML
3 20 (0.97%) WSH
4 15 (0.73%) Web Services
5 13 (0.63%) WPF
6 11 (0.54%) HTML
7 10 (0.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (0.49%) STL
8 9 (0.44%) JSON
8 9 (0.44%) REST
9 8 (0.39%) SOAP
10 7 (0.34%) Cocoa
11 6 (0.29%) Java EE
12 4 (0.19%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.19%) Software Packaging
13 3 (0.15%) DOM
13 3 (0.15%) Flash
13 3 (0.15%) HTML5
13 3 (0.15%) Middleware
13 3 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 198 (9.63%) Blackberry
2 134 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (5.20%) iPhone
4 79 (3.84%) iPad
5 73 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 58 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
7 56 (2.72%) Driving Licence
8 52 (2.53%) Smartphone
9 45 (2.19%) Data Centre
10 34 (1.65%) Client/Server
10 34 (1.65%) NHS
11 33 (1.61%) BYOD
12 22 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (0.97%) CESG
13 20 (0.97%) PKI
13 20 (0.97%) User Experience
14 19 (0.92%) Fat Client
14 19 (0.92%) Thin Client
15 18 (0.88%) CMDB
16 14 (0.68%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2056 (100.00%) Windows
2 963 (46.84%) Windows 10
3 361 (17.56%) Windows Server
4 315 (15.32%) Windows 8
5 311 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 278 (13.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 141 (6.86%) Windows XP
8 137 (6.66%) Apple iOS
9 114 (5.54%) Android
10 99 (4.82%) Linux
11 84 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 66 (3.21%) Mac OS X
13 64 (3.11%) Mac OS
14 31 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (1.41%) Windows Vista
16 23 (1.12%) Unix
17 22 (1.07%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.68%) CentOS
19 13 (0.63%) Windows Phone
20 9 (0.44%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (20.87%) ITIL
2 247 (12.01%) Migration
3 103 (5.01%) Service Management
4 95 (4.62%) Time Management
5 69 (3.36%) Incident Management
6 66 (3.21%) Change Management
6 66 (3.21%) Service Delivery
7 61 (2.97%) Application Packaging
7 61 (2.97%) Mobile Device Management
8 58 (2.82%) ITSM
9 50 (2.43%) Problem Management
10 49 (2.38%) Asset Management
11 48 (2.33%) Break/Fix
12 46 (2.24%) Configuration Management
12 46 (2.24%) Project Management
13 44 (2.14%) Patch Management
14 42 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
16 38 (1.85%) PRINCE2
17 37 (1.80%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 184 (8.95%) PowerShell
2 107 (5.20%) VBScript
3 68 (3.31%) SQL
4 58 (2.82%) Java
5 37 (1.80%) Python
6 30 (1.46%) C#
7 20 (0.97%) C
8 18 (0.88%) Bash Shell
9 14 (0.68%) C++
10 9 (0.44%) Shell Script
10 9 (0.44%) VB
11 7 (0.34%) Apple Swift
11 7 (0.34%) Objective-C
12 5 (0.24%) Perl
13 4 (0.19%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.15%) AWK
15 2 (0.097%) VBA
16 1 (0.049%) ANSI C
16 1 (0.049%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 199 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 197 (9.58%) Security Cleared
3 132 (6.42%) SC Cleared
4 105 (5.11%) MCSE
5 78 (3.79%) MCP
6 64 (3.11%) MCSA
7 62 (3.02%) Degree
8 55 (2.68%) MCDST
9 41 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (1.90%) CCNA
10 39 (1.90%) DV Cleared
11 35 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
12 30 (1.46%) A+ Certification
13 20 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
14 18 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.83%) MCITP
16 16 (0.78%) ACHDS
16 16 (0.78%) MCSM
17 15 (0.73%) ACDT
17 15 (0.73%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (8.27%) SLA
2 34 (1.65%) QA
3 13 (0.63%) PMO
4 8 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.097%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.097%) ECSS
6 2 (0.097%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.049%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.049%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.049%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1190 (57.88%) Active Directory
2 226 (10.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (6.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 113 (5.50%) XenApp
5 84 (4.09%) Hyper-V
6 72 (3.50%) XenDesktop
7 57 (2.77%) BitLocker
8 55 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (1.75%) vSphere
10 31 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
12 22 (1.07%) Docker
13 21 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
15 19 (0.92%) Samba
16 16 (0.78%) XenServer
17 14 (0.68%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.49%) NFS
19 7 (0.34%) Terminal Services
20 4 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 473 (23.01%) SCCM
2 59 (2.87%) AirWatch
3 44 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 37 (1.80%) WSUS
5 35 (1.70%) SCOM
6 31 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 29 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 20 (0.97%) WMI
10 19 (0.92%) DameWare
10 19 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 16 (0.78%) Ansible
12 15 (0.73%) NetBackup
13 13 (0.63%) Backup Exec
13 13 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.39%) EdgeSight
16 7 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
17 6 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
17 6 (0.29%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 933 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 370 (18.00%) Citrix
3 353 (17.17%) VMware
4 189 (9.19%) Cisco
5 185 (9.00%) HP
6 172 (8.37%) Apple
7 89 (4.33%) Dell
8 87 (4.23%) Symantec
9 82 (3.99%) Bloomberg
10 61 (2.97%) LANDesk
11 57 (2.77%) Reuters
12 55 (2.68%) AppSense
12 55 (2.68%) Lotus
13 53 (2.58%) Oracle
14 52 (2.53%) ServiceNow
15 43 (2.09%) Altiris
16 40 (1.95%) McAfee
17 36 (1.75%) NetApp
18 31 (1.51%) Remedy
19 27 (1.31%) Red Hat