Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 237 80 116
Rank change year-on-year -157 +36 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 358 1,873 2,081
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.06% 2.85% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.82% 13.71% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 1,139 1,172
Median daily rate £198 £175 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -5.41% -2.63%
10th Percentile £113 £120 £113
90th Percentile £479 £438 £425
UK median daily rate £195 £175 £185
% change year-on-year +11.43% -5.41% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 323 480
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +2.89% +0.32%
10th Percentile £10.89 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £21.00 £22.54
UK median hourly rate £14.39 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.06% +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 6,151 13,663 19,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.19% 20.77% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,958 8,779 12,183
Median daily rate £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £163 £143 £160
90th Percentile £615 £607 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 1,012 1,203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.12 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -1.21% +1.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +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 18 January 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
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 18 January 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 -135 114 £220 +10.00% 15
South East -47 67 £300 +80.03% 17
Midlands -31 60 £160 -7.25% 9
West Midlands -2 48 £160 -8.57% 6
North of England -65 47 £175 +6.06% 20
South West -44 41 £175 - 6
North West -39 37 £175 +9.03% 11
East of England -20 22 £150 -23.08% 4
East Midlands -25 12 £240 +60.00% 3
North East +17 5 £225 +70.93% 1
Yorkshire -33 5 £150 -21.05% 8
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 358 (100.00%) Windows
2 300 (83.80%) Windows 10
3 188 (52.51%) Active Directory
4 140 (39.11%) Microsoft
5 132 (36.87%) Office 365
6 95 (26.54%) Microsoft Office
7 93 (25.98%) SCCM
8 71 (19.83%) Migration
9 54 (15.08%) Windows Server
10 52 (14.53%) VMware
11 49 (13.69%) Security Cleared
12 47 (13.13%) ITIL
13 44 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (12.01%) Windows 8
14 43 (12.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (11.17%) Windows Server 2016
16 39 (10.89%) Citrix
17 38 (10.61%) DNS
18 37 (10.34%) VPN
19 36 (10.06%) DHCP
19 36 (10.06%) PowerShell
20 35 (9.78%) SC Cleared
20 35 (9.78%) Azure
20 35 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
21 34 (9.50%) Public Sector
22 33 (9.22%) Finance
23 29 (8.10%) Cisco
23 29 (8.10%) SQL Server
24 22 (6.15%) NHS

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 20 (5.59%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.63%) ArcGIS
4 9 (2.51%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.56%) IIS
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 95 (26.54%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.63%) Photoshop
3 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 132 (36.87%) Office 365
2 35 (9.78%) Azure
3 12 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.07%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.12%) AWS
6 3 (0.84%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.84%) Yammer
7 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 2 (0.56%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) G Suite
8 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.61%) DNS
2 37 (10.34%) VPN
3 36 (10.06%) DHCP
4 22 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 22 (6.15%) WAN
5 19 (5.31%) Firewall
5 19 (5.31%) LAN
5 19 (5.31%) Wireless
6 13 (3.63%) Internet
7 9 (2.51%) NetScaler
7 9 (2.51%) Skype
8 8 (2.23%) Network Security
9 7 (1.96%) VoIP
9 7 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (1.40%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.12%) 802.11
11 4 (1.12%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.12%) SAN
12 2 (0.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.96%) GIS
3 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.84%) Power BI
5 2 (0.56%) MySQL
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.79%) MSI
2 5 (1.40%) Hudson
3 2 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (9.50%) Public Sector
2 33 (9.22%) Finance
3 15 (4.19%) Retail
3 15 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.07%) Banking
5 4 (1.12%) Back Office
5 4 (1.12%) Legal
5 4 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.84%) French Language
7 2 (0.56%) Billing
7 2 (0.56%) Electronics
7 2 (0.56%) Front Office
7 2 (0.56%) Local Government
7 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 77 (21.51%) Support Engineer
2 59 (16.48%) Desktop Support
3 56 (15.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 47 (13.13%) Analyst
5 43 (12.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 39 (10.89%) Windows Engineer
7 32 (8.94%) IT Support
8 30 (8.38%) IT Engineer
9 28 (7.82%) 2nd Line Support
10 27 (7.54%) Service Analyst
10 27 (7.54%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (5.87%) 1st Line Support
13 20 (5.59%) Deployment Engineer
14 18 (5.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (4.19%) Support Analyst
16 14 (3.91%) Field Engineer
16 14 (3.91%) IT Support Engineer
17 13 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 13 (3.63%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.40%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.12%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.56%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) COM
4 1 (0.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.15%) NHS
2 11 (3.07%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.07%) Smartphone
3 9 (2.51%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.51%) Driving Licence
3 9 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.68%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.68%) iPad
5 6 (1.68%) iPhone
5 6 (1.68%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.12%) CCTV
6 4 (1.12%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.56%) Equities
8 2 (0.56%) PKI
8 2 (0.56%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 358 (100.00%) Windows
2 300 (83.80%) Windows 10
3 54 (15.08%) Windows Server
4 44 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (12.01%) Windows 8
5 43 (12.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (11.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (4.75%) Apple iOS
7 17 (4.75%) Windows Server 2019
8 16 (4.47%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.63%) Android
10 11 (3.07%) Linux
11 8 (2.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.84%) CentOS
12 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.28%) HPUX
14 1 (0.28%) Unix
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (19.83%) Migration
2 47 (13.13%) ITIL
3 35 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (4.19%) Data Migration
5 15 (4.19%) Line Management
5 15 (4.19%) Project Delivery
6 14 (3.91%) Information Security
7 13 (3.63%) Application Packaging
7 13 (3.63%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (3.63%) Patch Management
8 12 (3.35%) Change Management
8 12 (3.35%) Incident Management
8 12 (3.35%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (3.35%) Test Scripting
8 12 (3.35%) Web Filtering
9 11 (3.07%) Systems Engineering
10 10 (2.79%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (2.79%) Requirements Analysis
10 10 (2.79%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.06%) PowerShell
2 17 (4.75%) VB
3 16 (4.47%) C
4 15 (4.19%) SQL
5 6 (1.68%) VBScript
6 2 (0.56%) C++
6 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.91%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.96%) DBS Check
6 7 (1.96%) MCSE
7 5 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.12%) Degree
9 3 (0.84%) CCNA
9 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.84%) MCP
10 2 (0.56%) CCNP
10 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.56%) MCSA
11 1 (0.28%) CCA
11 1 (0.28%) MCITP
11 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.75%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.56%) QA
3 1 (0.28%) DICOM
3 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (52.51%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.07%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (3.07%) vSphere
4 9 (2.51%) XenApp
5 8 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.23%) VMware NSX
6 6 (1.68%) BitLocker
6 6 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.28%) LXC
9 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (25.98%) SCCM
2 22 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (3.35%) AirWatch
4 8 (2.23%) Ansible
5 5 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (1.40%) WSUS
6 4 (1.12%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (1.12%) MaaS360
6 4 (1.12%) Nessus
6 4 (1.12%) QRadar
6 4 (1.12%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.28%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.28%) Puppet
8 1 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 140 (39.11%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.53%) VMware
3 39 (10.89%) Citrix
4 29 (8.10%) Cisco
5 18 (5.03%) Apple
5 18 (5.03%) HP
6 15 (4.19%) ServiceNow
6 15 (4.19%) Sophos
7 14 (3.91%) Ivanti
7 14 (3.91%) Oracle
8 13 (3.63%) ESRI
8 13 (3.63%) Lumension
9 12 (3.35%) Remedy
10 9 (2.51%) Symantec
11 8 (2.23%) McAfee
12 7 (1.96%) Twitter
13 5 (1.40%) Adobe
13 5 (1.40%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.40%) Juniper
13 5 (1.40%) MobileIron