Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 118 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 -43 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,979 1,898 2,659
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.12% 2.13% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.21% 10.27% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,104 1,006 1,248
England median daily rate £190 £180 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £113 £110 £110
90th Percentile £450 £400 £410
UK median daily rate £190 £183 £200
% change year-on-year +3.99% -8.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 409 682
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £29.00 £22.53 £24.68
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.48 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% -3.47% +3.45%

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 19,385 18,479 20,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.78% 20.77% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,528 11,756 12,610
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £191
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,167 1,157 1,619
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.16 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +26 808 £200 +14.29% 127
South East -19 397 £178 -16.24% 91
North of England +27 288 £145 -27.50% 87
Midlands +6 194 £225 +30.43% 59
South West -13 170 £206 +37.50% 35
Yorkshire +16 135 £128 - 33
North West +40 133 £180 - 48
East of England -23 132 £260 +26.06% 38
West Midlands +3 101 £180 -15.29% 33
East Midlands +10 93 £238 +55.74% 26
North East -13 20 £208 -24.55% 6
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 1,979 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,162 (58.72%) Active Directory
3 1,028 (51.95%) Windows 10
4 857 (43.30%) Microsoft
5 690 (34.87%) Microsoft Office
6 550 (27.79%) Office 365
7 467 (23.60%) SCCM
8 412 (20.82%) ITIL
9 359 (18.14%) Citrix
10 353 (17.84%) Windows Server
11 329 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 303 (15.31%) VMware
13 283 (14.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 280 (14.15%) MS Exchange
15 262 (13.24%) Migration
16 257 (12.99%) Windows 8
17 232 (11.72%) Finance
18 216 (10.91%) DNS
19 204 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
19 204 (10.31%) PowerShell
20 199 (10.06%) Security Cleared
21 197 (9.95%) SLA
22 179 (9.04%) DHCP
22 179 (9.04%) LAN
23 177 (8.94%) HP
24 176 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
25 170 (8.59%) Apple
26 160 (8.08%) Cisco
27 154 (7.78%) VPN
28 152 (7.68%) Blackberry

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
1 280 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 116 (5.86%) SharePoint
3 89 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (4.09%) Skype for Business
5 42 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 38 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (1.62%) IBM Notes
8 28 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (1.36%) IIS
10 20 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.51%) Apache
12 10 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.30%) CMS
15 4 (0.20%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.20%) GroupWise
15 4 (0.20%) JBoss
16 3 (0.15%) MS Project Server
16 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 690 (34.87%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.15%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (0.15%) Houdini
7 3 (0.15%) Maya
7 3 (0.15%) NUKE
7 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.15%) Revit
7 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.10%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.051%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (0.91%) Eikon
2 10 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.20%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.15%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.15%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.15%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.10%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.10%) Primavera
6 2 (0.10%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.051%) assyst
7 1 (0.051%) Demantra
7 1 (0.051%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 550 (27.79%) Office 365
2 88 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.41%) OneDrive
4 21 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.61%) SaaS
6 10 (0.51%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.45%) IaaS
8 7 (0.35%) G Suite
9 6 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.25%) PaaS
11 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.10%) GitHub
13 1 (0.051%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.051%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.051%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.051%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 216 (10.91%) DNS
2 179 (9.04%) DHCP
2 179 (9.04%) LAN
3 154 (7.78%) VPN
4 140 (7.07%) WAN
5 136 (6.87%) TCP/IP
6 98 (4.95%) Internet
7 82 (4.14%) Firewall
8 79 (3.99%) Skype
9 51 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
9 51 (2.58%) Wireless
10 46 (2.32%) SAN
11 42 (2.12%) VoIP
12 34 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (1.41%) Intranet
14 24 (1.21%) SMS
15 23 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (1.11%) VLAN
17 20 (1.01%) Ethernet
18 18 (0.91%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.30%) GIS
5 6 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.15%) MS Access
9 2 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.10%) MySQL
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.051%) Big Data
10 1 (0.051%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.051%) JasperReports
10 1 (0.051%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (2.93%) MSI
2 34 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 20 (1.01%) Jenkins
4 13 (0.66%) JIRA
5 12 (0.61%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.56%) InstallShield
7 9 (0.45%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.45%) Subversion
7 9 (0.45%) Xcode
8 8 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.35%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.25%) StarTeam
11 4 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
12 3 (0.15%) Ant
13 2 (0.10%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.10%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.10%) WinDbg
13 2 (0.10%) WiX
14 1 (0.051%) ReSharper
14 1 (0.051%) Selenium
General
1 232 (11.72%) Finance
2 84 (4.24%) Banking
3 77 (3.89%) Legal
4 49 (2.48%) Law
5 38 (1.92%) Retail
6 37 (1.87%) Publishing
6 37 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.77%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.26%) Back Office
9 21 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.81%) Advertising
11 15 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.51%) French Language
12 10 (0.51%) Front Office
13 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.40%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.40%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.35%) Local Government
16 6 (0.30%) Tamil Language
16 6 (0.30%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 514 (25.97%) Analyst
2 445 (22.49%) Desktop Support
3 363 (18.34%) Support Engineer
4 264 (13.34%) Service Analyst
5 261 (13.19%) Service Desk Analyst
6 257 (12.99%) 2nd Line Support
7 246 (12.43%) Desktop Engineer
8 205 (10.36%) Support Analyst
9 171 (8.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 161 (8.14%) IT Support
11 131 (6.62%) Windows Engineer
12 123 (6.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 111 (5.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 99 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 98 (4.95%) IT Analyst
16 92 (4.65%) IT Engineer
17 89 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
18 83 (4.19%) Service Desk Support
19 63 (3.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 63 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.06%) XML
2 18 (0.91%) .NET
3 16 (0.81%) Web Services
4 13 (0.66%) WPF
4 13 (0.66%) WSH
5 12 (0.61%) JSON
6 11 (0.56%) HTML
6 11 (0.56%) REST
7 10 (0.51%) LDAP
7 10 (0.51%) SOAP
8 9 (0.45%) Cocoa
9 8 (0.40%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.15%) Core Data
10 3 (0.15%) DOM
10 3 (0.15%) Middleware
10 3 (0.15%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.15%) XSLT
11 2 (0.10%) CSS
11 2 (0.10%) OCX
11 2 (0.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 152 (7.68%) Blackberry
2 103 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.70%) iPhone
4 77 (3.89%) iPad
5 66 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.68%) Smartphone
7 46 (2.32%) Driving Licence
8 41 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
9 39 (1.97%) Data Centre
10 34 (1.72%) NHS
11 32 (1.62%) PKI
12 21 (1.06%) User Experience
13 20 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 20 (1.01%) Thin Client
14 18 (0.91%) CMDB
15 17 (0.86%) CESG
16 13 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.66%) Clustering
17 12 (0.61%) BYOD
17 12 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1,979 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,028 (51.95%) Windows 10
3 353 (17.84%) Windows Server
4 329 (16.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 283 (14.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 257 (12.99%) Windows 8
7 151 (7.63%) Windows XP
8 106 (5.36%) Apple iOS
9 97 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 96 (4.85%) Linux
11 88 (4.45%) Android
12 62 (3.13%) Mac OS X
13 43 (2.17%) Mac OS
14 42 (2.12%) Windows Vista
15 39 (1.97%) Unix
16 26 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (1.16%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.61%) Solaris
19 8 (0.40%) CentOS
20 6 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (20.82%) ITIL
2 262 (13.24%) Migration
3 108 (5.46%) Service Management
4 103 (5.20%) Time Management
5 65 (3.28%) Service Delivery
6 59 (2.98%) Application Packaging
6 59 (2.98%) Incident Management
7 58 (2.93%) Change Management
8 56 (2.83%) Break/Fix
9 49 (2.48%) Mobile Device Management
10 46 (2.32%) ITSM
10 46 (2.32%) Root Cause Analysis
11 45 (2.27%) Problem Management
12 43 (2.17%) PRINCE2
13 41 (2.07%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (2.07%) Project Management
14 40 (2.02%) Configuration Management
15 38 (1.92%) Asset Management
16 35 (1.77%) Disk Encryption
16 35 (1.77%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 204 (10.31%) PowerShell
2 105 (5.31%) VBScript
3 64 (3.23%) SQL
4 47 (2.37%) Java
5 26 (1.31%) C
6 20 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 20 (1.01%) VB
7 18 (0.91%) Python
8 15 (0.76%) C#
9 9 (0.45%) Apple Swift
9 9 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 8 (0.40%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.30%) VBA
12 5 (0.25%) Perl
13 4 (0.20%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.15%) AWK
14 3 (0.15%) C++
14 3 (0.15%) R
15 2 (0.10%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 199 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 176 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 139 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 89 (4.50%) MCSE
5 81 (4.09%) MCP
6 61 (3.08%) MCSA
7 50 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
8 45 (2.27%) DV Cleared
9 41 (2.07%) Degree
10 37 (1.87%) MCDST
11 36 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (1.57%) CCNA
13 21 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 20 (1.01%) DBS Check
15 19 (0.96%) A+ Certification
15 19 (0.96%) PMI Certification
16 18 (0.91%) PMP
17 16 (0.81%) MCITP
18 13 (0.66%) CCNP
19 12 (0.61%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (9.95%) SLA
2 32 (1.62%) QA
3 16 (0.81%) PMO
4 6 (0.30%) GDPR
4 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.051%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.051%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,162 (58.72%) Active Directory
2 204 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.56%) XenApp
4 103 (5.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 79 (3.99%) Hyper-V
6 70 (3.54%) XenDesktop
7 59 (2.98%) BitLocker
8 50 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (2.17%) vSphere
10 34 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (1.26%) Docker
11 25 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
12 18 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.61%) Terminal Server
15 11 (0.56%) XenServer
16 9 (0.45%) Samba
17 8 (0.40%) Terminal Services
18 7 (0.35%) DFS Replication
19 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 467 (23.60%) SCCM
2 56 (2.83%) AirWatch
3 49 (2.48%) WSUS
4 37 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 30 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 29 (1.47%) SCOM
7 27 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 22 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 14 (0.71%) NetBackup
10 14 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 13 (0.66%) Ansible
11 13 (0.66%) DameWare
11 13 (0.66%) WMI
12 12 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (0.56%) Backup Exec
14 9 (0.45%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.35%) Failover Clustering
15 7 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.35%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 857 (43.30%) Microsoft
2 359 (18.14%) Citrix
3 303 (15.31%) VMware
4 177 (8.94%) HP
5 170 (8.59%) Apple
6 160 (8.08%) Cisco
7 98 (4.95%) Ivanti
8 76 (3.84%) Symantec
9 69 (3.49%) Dell
10 49 (2.48%) Oracle
11 48 (2.43%) Bloomberg
11 48 (2.43%) ServiceNow
12 41 (2.07%) McAfee
13 38 (1.92%) Altiris
14 32 (1.62%) Lotus
15 30 (1.52%) Avaya
15 30 (1.52%) NetApp
16 28 (1.41%) Reuters
17 23 (1.16%) Sophos
18 21 (1.06%) Remedy