Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 2021 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
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 225 93
Rank change year-on-year -78 -132 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 565 310 2,046
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.85% 1.17% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.38% 6.30% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 197 1,258
10th Percentile £122 £110 £118
25th Percentile £143 £125 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £193 £185 £175
Median % change year-on-year +4.05% +5.71% -12.50%
75th Percentile £288 £369 £319
90th Percentile £479 £496 £438
UK median daily rate £205 £185 £175
% change year-on-year +10.54% +5.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 46 341
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £12.75 £12.61 £12.50
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.88 £15.86
Median % change year-on-year +4.20% -6.21% -
75th Percentile £18.00 £19.47 £18.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £20.13 £22.25
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.01% -10.31% +0.88%

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 10,507 4,922 15,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.78% 18.52% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,214 3,195 10,213
10th Percentile £163 £181 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £580 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 246 1,000
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.83 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.53 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.95 £50.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 -166 162 £220 - 31
Midlands -14 110 £144 -10.16% 35
South East -34 110 £180 +9.59% 38
North of England -22 109 £190 +51.60% 39
West Midlands -22 74 £130 -18.75% 25
North West -23 69 £190 +57.92% 24
East Midlands -13 36 £181 +13.28% 9
South West -35 36 £158 -3.08% 10
Yorkshire -26 29 £180 +2.86% 13
East of England -44 25 £229 +1.67% 18
North East -2 11 £175 +1.45% 2
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, 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.

1 565 (100.00%) Windows
2 422 (74.69%) Windows 10
3 274 (48.50%) Active Directory
4 270 (47.79%) Microsoft 365
5 265 (46.90%) Microsoft
6 182 (32.21%) Social Skills
7 162 (28.67%) Microsoft Office
8 160 (28.32%) SCCM
9 139 (24.60%) ITIL
10 80 (14.16%) SLA
10 80 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
11 78 (13.81%) VPN
12 75 (13.27%) Citrix
12 75 (13.27%) Windows 8
13 72 (12.74%) ServiceNow
13 72 (12.74%) Windows Server
14 68 (12.04%) VMware
15 67 (11.86%) Migration
16 62 (10.97%) Security Cleared
17 61 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
18 59 (10.44%) Cisco
19 54 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
20 52 (9.20%) DNS
21 51 (9.03%) Finance
21 51 (9.03%) PowerShell
22 50 (8.85%) Apple
23 49 (8.67%) DHCP
24 48 (8.50%) Azure
25 45 (7.96%) Public Sector
26 44 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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 40 (7.08%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 21 (3.72%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.12%) ArcGIS
4 12 (2.12%) IIS
5 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.35%) Apache
6 2 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 162 (28.67%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.12%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Eikon
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 270 (47.79%) Microsoft 365
2 48 (8.50%) Azure
3 26 (4.60%) OneDrive
4 9 (1.59%) Mimecast
5 8 (1.42%) AWS
6 7 (1.24%) IaaS
6 7 (1.24%) SaaS
7 6 (1.06%) Google Workspace
8 5 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.71%) PaaS
10 2 (0.35%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.35%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.18%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.18%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.18%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 78 (13.81%) VPN
2 52 (9.20%) DNS
3 49 (8.67%) DHCP
4 36 (6.37%) Firewall
5 29 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 27 (4.78%) LAN
7 23 (4.07%) Skype
7 23 (4.07%) WAN
8 19 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
9 17 (3.01%) Wireless
10 16 (2.83%) VoIP
11 9 (1.59%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.42%) SAN
13 7 (1.24%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.06%) 802.11
14 6 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (1.06%) Junos
15 5 (0.88%) Bluetooth
15 5 (0.88%) MPLS
15 5 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.12%) GIS
3 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.06%) MySQL
5 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.18%) MS Access
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (1.42%) MSI
2 5 (0.88%) AdminStudio
2 5 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.53%) JIRA
4 2 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 182 (32.21%) Social Skills
2 51 (9.03%) Finance
3 45 (7.96%) Public Sector
4 30 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.25%) Retail
6 17 (3.01%) Banking
7 13 (2.30%) Law
8 11 (1.95%) Documentation Skills
8 11 (1.95%) Organisational Skills
9 10 (1.77%) French Language
10 6 (1.06%) German Language
10 6 (1.06%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.88%) Automotive
11 5 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.88%) Legal
12 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.71%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 163 (28.85%) Support Engineer
2 109 (19.29%) Analyst
3 98 (17.35%) Desktop Support
4 88 (15.58%) Desktop Engineer
5 74 (13.10%) IT Support
6 71 (12.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 64 (11.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 62 (10.97%) Service Analyst
9 61 (10.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 46 (8.14%) IT Engineer
11 45 (7.96%) Support Analyst
12 42 (7.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 39 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
14 33 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
15 30 (5.31%) IT Support Engineer
16 29 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 27 (4.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 23 (4.07%) IT Analyst
19 22 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 21 (3.72%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.01%) XMPP
2 6 (1.06%) 802.1X
3 4 (0.71%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.53%) HTML
4 3 (0.53%) JSON
4 3 (0.53%) XML
5 1 (0.18%) .NET
5 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.18%) HTML5
5 1 (0.18%) JMS
5 1 (0.18%) LAMP
5 1 (0.18%) REST
5 1 (0.18%) SOAP
5 1 (0.18%) WSH
5 1 (0.18%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.36%) BYOD
1 19 (3.36%) Smartphone
2 18 (3.19%) Blackberry
2 18 (3.19%) iPhone
3 17 (3.01%) Driving Licence
4 16 (2.83%) iPad
4 16 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
5 15 (2.65%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.48%) NHS
7 13 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (1.95%) CMDB
10 8 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.42%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.88%) Digital Signage
12 5 (0.88%) EPoS
12 5 (0.88%) Life Science
12 5 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 565 (100.00%) Windows
2 422 (74.69%) Windows 10
3 75 (13.27%) Windows 8
4 72 (12.74%) Windows Server
5 61 (10.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (9.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (7.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (5.66%) Android
8 32 (5.66%) Windows XP
9 31 (5.49%) Windows Server 2019
10 30 (5.31%) Apple iOS
11 16 (2.83%) Linux
12 11 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.77%) Mac OS
13 10 (1.77%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.24%) Unix
15 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (24.60%) ITIL
2 80 (14.16%) Problem-Solving
3 67 (11.86%) Migration
4 38 (6.73%) Incident Management
5 31 (5.49%) ITSM
6 29 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 28 (4.96%) Change Management
8 24 (4.25%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.89%) Break/Fix
10 21 (3.72%) Problem Management
11 17 (3.01%) Application Packaging
12 16 (2.83%) Data Protection
12 16 (2.83%) Mobile Device Management
12 16 (2.83%) Project Delivery
12 16 (2.83%) Service Management
12 16 (2.83%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (2.65%) Data Migration
13 15 (2.65%) Project Management
14 14 (2.48%) Time Management
15 13 (2.30%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (9.03%) PowerShell
2 27 (4.78%) SQL
3 17 (3.01%) VB
4 14 (2.48%) C
5 7 (1.24%) VBScript
6 5 (0.88%) Java
6 5 (0.88%) Python
7 4 (0.71%) VBA
8 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.18%) C#
9 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 62 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 43 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.78%) DV Cleared
5 18 (3.19%) MCP
6 15 (2.65%) MCSE
7 14 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.30%) Degree
9 9 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.06%) MCSA
11 5 (0.88%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.53%) MCITP
13 2 (0.35%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.35%) CCNA
14 1 (0.18%) CCA
14 1 (0.18%) CISM
14 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.18%) MCTS
14 1 (0.18%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (14.16%) SLA
2 5 (0.88%) GDPR
3 3 (0.53%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) DICOM
4 1 (0.18%) GxP
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) NCSC
4 1 (0.18%) NIST
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 274 (48.50%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.30%) BitLocker
3 13 (2.30%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.30%) vSphere
4 12 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (2.12%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (2.12%) VMware NSX
4 12 (2.12%) XenApp
5 11 (1.95%) XenDesktop
6 8 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.35%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.18%) Docker
10 1 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 160 (28.32%) SCCM
2 33 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (2.65%) AirWatch
4 12 (2.12%) Ansible
4 12 (2.12%) WSUS
5 7 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.06%) SCOM
7 5 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.53%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 2 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.18%) DameWare
11 1 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.18%) Nagios
11 1 (0.18%) Nessus
11 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.18%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 265 (46.90%) Microsoft
2 75 (13.27%) Citrix
3 72 (12.74%) ServiceNow
4 68 (12.04%) VMware
5 59 (10.44%) Cisco
6 50 (8.85%) Apple
7 34 (6.02%) HP
8 26 (4.60%) Dell
8 26 (4.60%) Ivanti
9 22 (3.89%) Oracle
10 17 (3.01%) Lumension
11 16 (2.83%) Sophos
12 14 (2.48%) McAfee
13 12 (2.12%) ESRI
14 11 (1.95%) Polycom
14 11 (1.95%) Symantec
15 10 (1.77%) Adobe
16 8 (1.42%) Snow
17 7 (1.24%) Avaya
17 7 (1.24%) Bloomberg