Period
to 18 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 132 121
Rank change year-on-year +17 -11 -54
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,092 1,761 2,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.22% 1.96% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.68% 9.50% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,084 930 1,020
England median daily rate £205 £190 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -3.80% -1.25%
10th Percentile £113 £108 £112
90th Percentile £438 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £213 £180 £195
% change year-on-year +18.06% -7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 360 425
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.82 £20.90
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.81
% change year-on-year +9.38% -2.08% -1.28%

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 19,581 18,543 21,575
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.81% 20.59% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,212 11,755 13,864
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
10th Percentile £175 £190 £213
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,399 1,109 1,121
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +0.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.02 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.69%

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 2018. 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 +26 882 £215 +7.50% 108
South East +3 345 £219 +37.80% 54
North of England +8 331 £200 +42.86% 62
North West +25 190 £150 - 31
South West -7 187 £250 - 31
Midlands -5 185 £175 -22.22% 36
East of England +6 159 £150 +10.09% 41
Yorkshire -10 122 £300 +140.00% 27
East Midlands +30 96 £185 -17.78% 19
West Midlands -39 88 £171 -27.89% 17
North East -6 19 £160 -20.00% 4
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 2,092 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,272 (60.80%) Windows 10
3 1,207 (57.70%) Active Directory
4 1,010 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 640 (30.59%) Microsoft Office
6 582 (27.82%) SCCM
7 548 (26.20%) Office 365
8 490 (23.42%) ITIL
9 386 (18.45%) Windows Server
10 352 (16.83%) Citrix
11 348 (16.63%) VMware
12 325 (15.54%) Migration
13 314 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 294 (14.05%) Finance
15 265 (12.67%) Windows 8
16 244 (11.66%) MS Exchange
16 244 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
17 238 (11.38%) DNS
18 237 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
19 226 (10.80%) Windows XP
19 226 (10.80%) Apple
20 199 (9.51%) PowerShell
21 184 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
22 181 (8.65%) Security Cleared
23 180 (8.60%) DHCP
24 179 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
25 176 (8.41%) LAN
26 167 (7.98%) SLA
27 166 (7.93%) Cisco
28 148 (7.07%) Skype

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
1 244 (11.66%) MS Exchange
2 133 (6.36%) Skype for Business
3 129 (6.17%) SharePoint
4 102 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 24 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (0.91%) IBM Notes
9 16 (0.76%) IIS
10 14 (0.67%) Apache
11 12 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.19%) CMS
14 4 (0.19%) Confluence
15 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.048%) GroupWise
Applications
1 640 (30.59%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
6 5 (0.24%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.19%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.19%) Windchill
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) InVision
9 2 (0.096%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.048%) Houdini
10 1 (0.048%) Maya
10 1 (0.048%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 8 (0.38%) Eikon
2 6 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.096%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.096%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.048%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.048%) Maximo
6 1 (0.048%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 548 (26.20%) Office 365
2 104 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.91%) OneDrive
4 27 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (0.86%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.48%) SaaS
8 9 (0.43%) IaaS
9 7 (0.33%) PaaS
10 6 (0.29%) G Suite
11 2 (0.096%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.096%) Yammer
12 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.048%) GitHub
12 1 (0.048%) iTunes
12 1 (0.048%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 238 (11.38%) DNS
2 180 (8.60%) DHCP
3 176 (8.41%) LAN
4 148 (7.07%) Skype
5 147 (7.03%) WAN
6 114 (5.45%) TCP/IP
7 112 (5.35%) VPN
8 95 (4.54%) Firewall
9 71 (3.39%) Internet
10 61 (2.92%) VoIP
10 61 (2.92%) Wireless
11 49 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
12 43 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
13 40 (1.91%) SAN
14 39 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
15 28 (1.34%) NetScaler
16 25 (1.20%) WebEx
17 19 (0.91%) IP Telephony
18 18 (0.86%) VLAN
19 16 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (0.43%) GIS
8 7 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.29%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.24%) MySQL
11 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.19%) Power BI
11 4 (0.19%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.14%) MS Access
12 3 (0.14%) OLTP
12 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 72 (3.44%) MSI
2 28 (1.34%) AdminStudio
3 14 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.48%) InstallShield
5 9 (0.43%) JIRA
5 9 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.38%) Subversion
7 6 (0.29%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.24%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.24%) Xcode
9 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.14%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.14%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.14%) Hudson
9 3 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.14%) Toad
9 3 (0.14%) WinRunner
10 2 (0.096%) AutoIt
10 2 (0.096%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 294 (14.05%) Finance
2 77 (3.68%) Banking
3 73 (3.49%) Retail
4 49 (2.34%) Law
5 33 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 30 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.15%) Legal
7 24 (1.15%) Publishing
8 23 (1.10%) Back Office
8 23 (1.10%) Front Office
9 20 (0.96%) Marketing
9 20 (0.96%) Spanish Language
10 15 (0.72%) Advertising
11 14 (0.67%) Electronics
12 13 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
13 12 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.53%) Automotive
14 11 (0.53%) Billing
14 11 (0.53%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.43%) French Language
Job Titles
1 485 (23.18%) Analyst
2 475 (22.71%) Desktop Support
3 367 (17.54%) Support Engineer
4 251 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 233 (11.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 225 (10.76%) Support Analyst
7 216 (10.33%) IT Support
8 195 (9.32%) Service Analyst
9 185 (8.84%) Service Desk Analyst
10 151 (7.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 129 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
12 115 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 113 (5.40%) IT Analyst
14 97 (4.64%) IT Engineer
15 92 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 89 (4.25%) 1st Line Support
16 89 (4.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 89 (4.25%) Deployment Engineer
17 80 (3.82%) IT Support Analyst
18 71 (3.39%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.39%) .NET
2 17 (0.81%) HTML
3 12 (0.57%) Software Packaging
3 12 (0.57%) XML
4 10 (0.48%) .NET Framework
4 10 (0.48%) Web Services
5 9 (0.43%) Middleware
6 8 (0.38%) LDAP
7 4 (0.19%) COM
7 4 (0.19%) CSS
7 4 (0.19%) REST
7 4 (0.19%) WPF
7 4 (0.19%) XSL
8 3 (0.14%) Core Animation
8 3 (0.14%) iOS SDK
8 3 (0.14%) Protocol Buffers
8 3 (0.14%) SOAP
8 3 (0.14%) Universal Windows Platform
8 3 (0.14%) XMPP
8 3 (0.14%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 142 (6.79%) Blackberry
2 126 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (5.07%) Self-Motivation
4 96 (4.59%) iPhone
5 82 (3.92%) Fat Client
5 82 (3.92%) Thin Client
6 80 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
7 73 (3.49%) iPad
8 62 (2.96%) Smartphone
9 54 (2.58%) Data Centre
10 35 (1.67%) NHS
11 29 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 26 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 26 (1.24%) PKI
13 21 (1.00%) User Experience
14 20 (0.96%) Computer Science
15 12 (0.57%) Clustering
15 12 (0.57%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.53%) EPoS
16 11 (0.53%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2,092 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,272 (60.80%) Windows 10
3 386 (18.45%) Windows Server
4 314 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 265 (12.67%) Windows 8
6 237 (11.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 226 (10.80%) Windows XP
8 131 (6.26%) Apple iOS
9 111 (5.31%) Android
10 93 (4.45%) Linux
11 79 (3.78%) Mac OS X
12 78 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (3.49%) Mac OS
14 40 (1.91%) Unix
15 25 (1.20%) Windows 2000
16 22 (1.05%) Windows Vista
17 17 (0.81%) Solaris
18 14 (0.67%) Windows Phone
19 13 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (23.42%) ITIL
2 325 (15.54%) Migration
3 184 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
4 126 (6.02%) Time Management
5 124 (5.93%) Service Management
6 97 (4.64%) Application Packaging
7 89 (4.25%) Break/Fix
8 85 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 82 (3.92%) Incident Management
10 74 (3.54%) ITIL V3
11 73 (3.49%) Change Management
11 73 (3.49%) Service Delivery
12 69 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
13 62 (2.96%) Asset Management
13 62 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
14 57 (2.72%) ITSM
15 54 (2.58%) Patch Management
16 45 (2.15%) Software Deployment
17 41 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
18 40 (1.91%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (9.51%) PowerShell
2 81 (3.87%) SQL
3 59 (2.82%) VB
4 47 (2.25%) VBScript
5 20 (0.96%) C
5 20 (0.96%) C#
6 19 (0.91%) C++
7 13 (0.62%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 9 (0.43%) Apple Swift
9 9 (0.43%) Objective-C
10 8 (0.38%) Java
11 6 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.24%) Python
13 3 (0.14%) C++/CLI
13 3 (0.14%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.14%) VB6
13 3 (0.14%) VBA
14 2 (0.096%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.096%) XPath
Qualifications
1 181 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 179 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.11%) MCSA
4 86 (4.11%) MCSE
5 72 (3.44%) MCP
6 65 (3.11%) Degree
7 48 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 43 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
9 33 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 27 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (1.20%) A+ Certification
11 25 (1.20%) CCNA
12 20 (0.96%) MCTS
13 19 (0.91%) MCDST
14 16 (0.76%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 12 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 11 (0.53%) HNC
18 10 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.98%) SLA
2 23 (1.10%) QA
3 14 (0.67%) PMO
4 4 (0.19%) GDPR
4 4 (0.19%) HL7
4 4 (0.19%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.14%) GxP
5 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.096%) GMP
6 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.048%) COBIT
7 1 (0.048%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,207 (57.70%) Active Directory
2 244 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (6.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 97 (4.64%) XenDesktop
5 93 (4.45%) XenApp
6 84 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 81 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
8 78 (3.73%) Hyper-V
9 48 (2.29%) BitLocker
10 42 (2.01%) vSphere
11 30 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
13 21 (1.00%) XenServer
14 17 (0.81%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.48%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.33%) VMware NSX
17 6 (0.29%) NFS
18 5 (0.24%) DFS Replication
18 5 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 582 (27.82%) SCCM
2 89 (4.25%) WSUS
3 44 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 43 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 38 (1.82%) AirWatch
6 33 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
6 33 (1.58%) SCOM
7 30 (1.43%) Backup Exec
8 25 (1.20%) vCenter Server
9 21 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (0.43%) ZENworks
13 7 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.33%) vRealize
14 6 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.29%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.29%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 1,010 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 352 (16.83%) Citrix
3 348 (16.63%) VMware
4 226 (10.80%) Apple
5 166 (7.93%) Cisco
6 142 (6.79%) HP
7 101 (4.83%) Ivanti
8 81 (3.87%) McAfee
9 65 (3.11%) ServiceNow
10 59 (2.82%) Dell
11 55 (2.63%) Bloomberg
11 55 (2.63%) Wyse
12 46 (2.20%) Symantec
13 40 (1.91%) Reuters
13 40 (1.91%) Sophos
14 37 (1.77%) Remedy
15 32 (1.53%) Adobe
16 31 (1.48%) Veeam
17 30 (1.43%) Altiris
18 29 (1.39%) Oracle