Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 117 130
Rank change year-on-year +19 +13 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,991 2,063 1,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.47% 2.23% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.15% 10.74% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,179 1,065 950
England median daily rate £175 £200 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.40% -2.69%
10th Percentile £115 £113 £108
90th Percentile £444 £438 £450
UK median daily rate £175 £210 £180
% change year-on-year -16.67% +16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 534 356
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.38% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.75 £25.00 £24.42
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £14.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +9.38% -0.85%

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 16,390 19,216 18,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.37% 20.79% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,345 11,971 11,794
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £175 £188
90th Percentile £625 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 1,385 1,110
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.32 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.06%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 -3 707 £205 -3.53% 132
South East +39 376 £180 -15.29% 120
North of England +16 309 £160 -20.00% 69
South West +16 276 £150 -34.78% 67
Midlands +24 176 £163 -5.80% 65
North West +4 169 £160 +6.67% 46
East of England +3 136 £160 +6.76% 40
Yorkshire +18 105 £170 -43.33% 19
West Midlands +37 88 £170 -0.73% 36
East Midlands +12 86 £150 -13.04% 29
North East +40 35 £155 +20.16% 4
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 1,991 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,456 (73.13%) Windows 10
3 1,005 (50.48%) Active Directory
4 854 (42.89%) Microsoft
5 669 (33.60%) Office 365
6 596 (29.93%) Microsoft Office
7 591 (29.68%) SCCM
8 462 (23.20%) ITIL
9 375 (18.83%) Migration
10 348 (17.48%) Windows Server
11 262 (13.16%) Finance
12 239 (12.00%) Citrix
13 229 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 227 (11.40%) Security Cleared
15 209 (10.50%) VMware
16 207 (10.40%) SLA
17 198 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
18 194 (9.74%) PowerShell
19 188 (9.44%) MS Exchange
20 187 (9.39%) Windows 8
21 176 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
22 168 (8.44%) SC Cleared
23 154 (7.73%) DNS
24 151 (7.58%) Public Sector
25 149 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
26 144 (7.23%) Apple
27 136 (6.83%) Windows XP
28 130 (6.53%) LAN
28 130 (6.53%) Cisco
29 129 (6.48%) DHCP

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
1 188 (9.44%) MS Exchange
2 98 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 89 (4.47%) Skype for Business
4 68 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (1.51%) IBM Notes
6 28 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.10%) IIS
8 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.15%) Confluence
13 3 (0.15%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.10%) CMS
14 2 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.050%) nginx
Applications
1 596 (29.93%) Microsoft Office
2 63 (3.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.35%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.10%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.050%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.050%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.45%) Eikon
3 6 (0.30%) Misys Opics
4 4 (0.20%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.10%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.10%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.050%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.050%) Global One
7 1 (0.050%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 669 (33.60%) Office 365
2 117 (5.88%) Azure
3 35 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (1.71%) OneDrive
5 31 (1.56%) AWS
6 10 (0.50%) G Suite
7 9 (0.45%) SaaS
8 8 (0.40%) IaaS
8 8 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 5 (0.25%) PaaS
10 4 (0.20%) Slack
11 3 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.10%) Boomi
12 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.10%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.10%) Yammer
13 1 (0.050%) GCP
13 1 (0.050%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 154 (7.73%) DNS
2 130 (6.53%) LAN
3 129 (6.48%) DHCP
4 127 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 126 (6.33%) VPN
6 112 (5.63%) Skype
7 88 (4.42%) WAN
8 62 (3.11%) Remote Desktop
9 55 (2.76%) Firewall
10 54 (2.71%) Internet
10 54 (2.71%) Wireless
11 41 (2.06%) VoIP
12 32 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (1.31%) IP Telephony
14 21 (1.05%) SAN
15 20 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
16 18 (0.90%) Ethernet
17 14 (0.70%) Intranet
17 14 (0.70%) SMTP
17 14 (0.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2017
11 3 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.10%) GIS
12 2 (0.10%) MS Access
12 2 (0.10%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 99 (4.97%) MSI
2 49 (2.46%) InstallShield
3 18 (0.90%) AdminStudio
4 11 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 10 (0.50%) JIRA
6 7 (0.35%) WinDbg
7 5 (0.25%) Hudson
8 4 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.15%) ProC
9 3 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.10%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.050%) Ant
11 1 (0.050%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.050%) git-flow
11 1 (0.050%) WiX
General
1 262 (13.16%) Finance
2 151 (7.58%) Public Sector
3 121 (6.08%) Banking
4 84 (4.22%) Telecoms
5 67 (3.37%) Retail
6 49 (2.46%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.71%) Marketing
8 33 (1.66%) Law
9 31 (1.56%) Electronics
10 27 (1.36%) Advertising
11 23 (1.16%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.80%) Legal
13 15 (0.75%) Front Office
14 13 (0.65%) Back Office
15 11 (0.55%) Publishing
16 10 (0.50%) Local Government
17 9 (0.45%) Automotive
18 6 (0.30%) Games
18 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 426 (21.40%) Support Engineer
2 383 (19.24%) Analyst
3 369 (18.53%) Desktop Support
4 294 (14.77%) Desktop Engineer
5 248 (12.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 244 (12.26%) Windows Engineer
7 191 (9.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 190 (9.54%) Support Analyst
9 187 (9.39%) IT Support
10 181 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
11 180 (9.04%) Service Analyst
12 142 (7.13%) Deployment Engineer
12 142 (7.13%) IT Engineer
13 108 (5.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 103 (5.17%) Applications Packager
15 96 (4.82%) IT Support Engineer
16 90 (4.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 89 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 88 (4.42%) 1st Line Support
19 86 (4.32%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (0.80%) Software Packaging
2 12 (0.60%) XML
3 11 (0.55%) Java RMI
4 10 (0.50%) .NET
5 9 (0.45%) ODBC
6 8 (0.40%) JDBC
7 6 (0.30%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.30%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.25%) LDAP
9 4 (0.20%) JSON
10 3 (0.15%) Universal Windows Platform
11 2 (0.10%) COM
11 2 (0.10%) CSS
11 2 (0.10%) Flash
11 2 (0.10%) XMPP
12 1 (0.050%) ActiveX
12 1 (0.050%) DOM
12 1 (0.050%) HTML
12 1 (0.050%) J2EE
12 1 (0.050%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 97 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (3.62%) Blackberry
3 69 (3.47%) Driving Licence
4 64 (3.21%) iPhone
5 62 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
6 59 (2.96%) Smartphone
7 52 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
8 51 (2.56%) NHS
9 47 (2.36%) Data Centre
10 32 (1.61%) Management Information System
11 28 (1.41%) iPad
12 16 (0.80%) Fat Client
12 16 (0.80%) Thin Client
13 15 (0.75%) BYOD
14 14 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.70%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.50%) Device Driver
15 10 (0.50%) User Experience
16 9 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
17 8 (0.40%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1,991 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,456 (73.13%) Windows 10
3 348 (17.48%) Windows Server
4 229 (11.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 198 (9.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 187 (9.39%) Windows 8
7 136 (6.83%) Windows XP
8 118 (5.93%) Android
9 97 (4.87%) Apple iOS
10 75 (3.77%) Mac OS
11 68 (3.42%) Linux
12 64 (3.21%) Mac OS X
13 35 (1.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (0.70%) Unix
15 12 (0.60%) Windows Vista
16 11 (0.55%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.50%) CentOS
18 7 (0.35%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.25%) Solaris
19 5 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (23.20%) ITIL
2 375 (18.83%) Migration
3 176 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
4 127 (6.38%) Service Management
5 122 (6.13%) Application Packaging
6 106 (5.32%) Break/Fix
7 98 (4.92%) Time Management
8 89 (4.47%) ITSM
9 78 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 60 (3.01%) Asset Management
11 58 (2.91%) Service Delivery
12 57 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 56 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
14 51 (2.56%) Incident Management
15 50 (2.51%) Business Intelligence
16 42 (2.11%) Change Management
17 37 (1.86%) Problem Management
17 37 (1.86%) Root Cause Analysis
18 34 (1.71%) Software Deployment
19 33 (1.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 194 (9.74%) PowerShell
2 52 (2.61%) SQL
3 43 (2.16%) VBScript
4 19 (0.95%) VB
4 19 (0.95%) VBA
5 17 (0.85%) C
6 11 (0.55%) Java
7 10 (0.50%) T-SQL
8 7 (0.35%) Python
9 5 (0.25%) C#
10 2 (0.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.050%) AWK
11 1 (0.050%) Perl
11 1 (0.050%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.050%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.050%) VB6
Qualifications
1 227 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 168 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 125 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 76 (3.82%) ITIL Certification
5 63 (3.16%) MCSE
6 59 (2.96%) DV Cleared
7 50 (2.51%) MCP
8 43 (2.16%) Degree
9 35 (1.76%) MCSA
10 26 (1.31%) DBS Check
11 22 (1.10%) A+ Certification
12 19 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (0.75%) MCDST
14 13 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.60%) CCNA
16 9 (0.45%) MCITP
17 7 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 6 (0.30%) PMI Certification
19 5 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
20 4 (0.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (10.40%) SLA
2 49 (2.46%) QA
3 8 (0.40%) GDPR
4 5 (0.25%) PMO
5 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.050%) COBIT
8 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.050%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.050%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1,005 (50.48%) Active Directory
2 149 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 75 (3.77%) XenApp
5 72 (3.62%) Hyper-V
6 57 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 57 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 34 (1.71%) vSphere
8 33 (1.66%) BitLocker
9 26 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
10 22 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (0.40%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.25%) Firmware
15 4 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.15%) LXC
16 3 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
16 3 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 591 (29.68%) SCCM
2 49 (2.46%) AirWatch
2 49 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 29 (1.46%) WSUS
4 25 (1.26%) Perfmon
5 21 (1.05%) SCOM
6 13 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.50%) ZENworks
9 9 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.45%) vCenter Server
10 8 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
10 8 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (0.30%) AppDNA
12 6 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
12 6 (0.30%) PaperCut
12 6 (0.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 854 (42.89%) Microsoft
2 239 (12.00%) Citrix
3 209 (10.50%) VMware
4 144 (7.23%) Apple
5 130 (6.53%) Cisco
6 99 (4.97%) HP
7 94 (4.72%) Ivanti
8 85 (4.27%) ServiceNow
9 78 (3.92%) Dell
10 48 (2.41%) Remedy
11 45 (2.26%) McAfee
12 44 (2.21%) Bloomberg
12 44 (2.21%) SAP
13 35 (1.76%) Symantec
14 30 (1.51%) Reuters
15 29 (1.46%) Google
16 28 (1.41%) Sophos
17 27 (1.36%) Adobe
17 27 (1.36%) Lotus
17 27 (1.36%) Novell