Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 156 118
Rank change year-on-year -164 -38 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 435 571 1,810
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.77% 1.71% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.85% 8.81% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 367 1,102
10th Percentile £115 £116 £115
25th Percentile £141 £135 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £190 £180
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -20.00%
75th Percentile £308 £350 £338
90th Percentile £438 £494 £456
UK median daily rate £210 £185 £180
% change year-on-year +13.51% +2.78% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 88 315
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.15 £11.00
25th Percentile £12.75 £13.62 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% -3.03%
75th Percentile £18.38 £20.00 £19.50
90th Percentile £21.00 £24.65 £22.93
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -9.37% +9.38% -

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 8,963 6,484 16,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 19.42% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,918 4,345 10,817
10th Percentile £181 £161 £158
25th Percentile £350 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £547
90th Percentile £653 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £472 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.89% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 377 964
10th Percentile £11.87 £11.71 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.40 £13.49 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +1.43% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £24.35 £33.56
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -165 122 £230 +15.00% 31
South East -50 108 £201 +13.38% 41
Midlands -24 71 £130 -25.71% 33
North of England -56 69 £180 +2.86% 43
West Midlands -24 50 £143 -28.75% 18
North West -38 42 £187 +18.89% 24
South West -56 31 £140 -20.00% 20
Yorkshire -17 21 £163 -65.79% 11
East Midlands -20 21 £125 -19.98% 15
East of England -49 20 £163 -25.79% 17
North East -7 6 £195 -60.20% 8
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 435 (100.00%) Windows
2 329 (75.63%) Windows 10
3 217 (49.89%) Microsoft
4 198 (45.52%) Microsoft 365
5 194 (44.60%) Active Directory
6 133 (30.57%) SCCM
7 118 (27.13%) Microsoft Office
8 110 (25.29%) Social Skills
9 106 (24.37%) ITIL
10 71 (16.32%) Windows 8
11 61 (14.02%) SLA
12 59 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
13 55 (12.64%) Citrix
13 55 (12.64%) Migration
14 54 (12.41%) Cisco
15 51 (11.72%) VPN
15 51 (11.72%) Windows Server
16 50 (11.49%) VMware
17 48 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
18 47 (10.80%) Security Cleared
19 46 (10.57%) Azure
20 43 (9.89%) ServiceNow
20 43 (9.89%) Finance
21 41 (9.43%) DHCP
22 40 (9.20%) DNS
23 38 (8.74%) MS Exchange
24 36 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
25 35 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
25 35 (8.05%) PowerShell
25 35 (8.05%) Apple

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 38 (8.74%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (2.76%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.15%) ArcGIS
5 4 (0.92%) IIS
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.46%) Apache
7 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.23%) CMS
8 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 118 (27.13%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.15%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 198 (45.52%) Microsoft 365
2 46 (10.57%) Azure
3 10 (2.30%) AWS
4 9 (2.07%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.15%) IaaS
5 5 (1.15%) SaaS
6 4 (0.92%) Google Workspace
6 4 (0.92%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.69%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.46%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.23%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.23%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.23%) Kong
9 1 (0.23%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.72%) VPN
2 41 (9.43%) DHCP
3 40 (9.20%) DNS
4 26 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 23 (5.29%) Firewall
6 18 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (3.68%) LAN
8 14 (3.22%) NetScaler
9 12 (2.76%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (2.53%) VoIP
11 10 (2.30%) Skype
11 10 (2.30%) WAN
11 10 (2.30%) Wireless
12 8 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.61%) 802.11
14 6 (1.38%) Internet
15 5 (1.15%) SAN
15 5 (1.15%) SMTP
16 4 (0.92%) IP Telephony
16 4 (0.92%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.99%) MySQL
4 5 (1.15%) GIS
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) Power BI
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (2.76%) MSI
2 5 (1.15%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.92%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.46%) Toad
5 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
General
1 110 (25.29%) Social Skills
2 43 (9.89%) Finance
3 28 (6.44%) Retail
4 27 (6.21%) Public Sector
5 13 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.76%) Banking
7 8 (1.84%) Law
8 7 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.15%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (0.92%) French Language
10 4 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 3 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.46%) Legal
12 2 (0.46%) Publishing
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Electronics
13 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 95 (21.84%) Support Engineer
2 81 (18.62%) Analyst
3 70 (16.09%) IT Support
4 69 (15.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 66 (15.17%) Desktop Support
6 48 (11.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 42 (9.66%) Support Analyst
8 41 (9.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 36 (8.28%) 1st Line Support
10 35 (8.05%) IT Engineer
11 30 (6.90%) Service Analyst
12 29 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
12 29 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
13 28 (6.44%) Service Desk Analyst
14 25 (5.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 17 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 17 (3.91%) Build Engineer
16 16 (3.68%) IT Analyst
17 15 (3.45%) Service Desk Support
18 14 (3.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.30%) XMPP
2 7 (1.61%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.69%) HTML
3 3 (0.69%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.69%) XML
4 2 (0.46%) JSON
4 2 (0.46%) LAMP
4 2 (0.46%) REST
4 2 (0.46%) SOAP
5 1 (0.23%) .NET
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) HTML5
5 1 (0.23%) JMS
5 1 (0.23%) LDAP
5 1 (0.23%) WSH
5 1 (0.23%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (3.22%) BYOD
1 14 (3.22%) Smartphone
2 13 (2.99%) iPad
3 10 (2.30%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.07%) iPhone
4 9 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.38%) User Experience
7 5 (1.15%) Digital Signage
7 5 (1.15%) Driving Licence
8 4 (0.92%) Clustering
8 4 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.92%) NHS
8 4 (0.92%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.69%) CMDB
9 3 (0.69%) EPoS
9 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 435 (100.00%) Windows
2 329 (75.63%) Windows 10
3 71 (16.32%) Windows 8
4 51 (11.72%) Windows Server
5 48 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (6.90%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (5.98%) Android
8 26 (5.98%) Windows XP
9 23 (5.29%) Apple iOS
10 22 (5.06%) Linux
11 18 (4.14%) Windows Server 2019
12 10 (2.30%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.84%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.61%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.61%) Unix
15 5 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.92%) CentOS
17 3 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (24.37%) ITIL
2 59 (13.56%) Problem-Solving
3 55 (12.64%) Migration
4 29 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 22 (5.06%) Application Packaging
6 20 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 19 (4.37%) Break/Fix
7 19 (4.37%) Change Management
8 17 (3.91%) ITSM
9 16 (3.68%) Service Delivery
10 15 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (3.45%) Service Management
11 12 (2.76%) Problem Management
12 11 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (2.53%) Time Management
13 10 (2.30%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.30%) Project Management
14 8 (1.84%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (1.84%) Change Control
14 8 (1.84%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.05%) PowerShell
2 21 (4.83%) SQL
3 9 (2.07%) VB
3 9 (2.07%) VBScript
4 8 (1.84%) C
5 5 (1.15%) Java
5 5 (1.15%) Python
6 3 (0.69%) VBA
7 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 17 (3.91%) MCSE
6 15 (3.45%) Degree
7 11 (2.53%) MCP
8 10 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.84%) MCSA
11 7 (1.61%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.15%) CCNA
13 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.92%) MCITP
14 2 (0.46%) MOS
14 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.23%) CCA
15 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (14.02%) SLA
2 4 (0.92%) GDPR
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) GxP
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) NCSC
4 1 (0.23%) NIST
4 1 (0.23%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 194 (44.60%) Active Directory
2 35 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (4.83%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.68%) XenApp
6 13 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 12 (2.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (2.07%) vSphere
9 8 (1.84%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (1.15%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.92%) Firmware
12 2 (0.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.23%) Docker
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 133 (30.57%) SCCM
2 19 (4.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (4.14%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.30%) WSUS
5 5 (1.15%) Ansible
5 5 (1.15%) SCOM
6 4 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.46%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.46%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 217 (49.89%) Microsoft
2 55 (12.64%) Citrix
3 54 (12.41%) Cisco
4 50 (11.49%) VMware
5 43 (9.89%) ServiceNow
6 35 (8.05%) Apple
7 29 (6.67%) Ivanti
8 15 (3.45%) Dell
9 14 (3.22%) McAfee
9 14 (3.22%) Meraki
10 12 (2.76%) HP
10 12 (2.76%) Symantec
11 10 (2.30%) Sophos
12 9 (2.07%) Oracle
13 6 (1.38%) Avaya
13 6 (1.38%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.38%) Lumension
13 6 (1.38%) MobileIron
14 5 (1.15%) Polycom
14 5 (1.15%) Remedy