Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 114 123
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -50
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,072 2,068 1,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.27% 2.23% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.86% 10.70% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,141 1,145 991
England median daily rate £185 £190 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -2.70%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £110
90th Percentile £425 £450 £392
UK median daily rate £185 £190 £185
% change year-on-year -2.63% +2.70% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 406 406
England median hourly rate £15.75 £15.68 £14.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% +7.67% -2.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.38 £30.00 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +6.90% -3.33%

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 19,075 19,319 18,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.89% 20.86% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,967 12,474 11,931
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £162 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,173 1,133
England median hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.21% +6.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.07
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% -1.20%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -1 814 £190 -5.00% 105
South East -15 353 £189 +4.86% 54
North of England +1 345 £200 +42.86% 59
South West -9 235 £163 -34.80% 18
North West +16 184 £175 -2.78% 37
Midlands -18 175 £160 -28.89% 32
East of England +5 145 £170 -27.27% 25
Yorkshire -31 117 £200 +53.85% 16
East Midlands -1 88 £145 -35.56% 18
West Midlands -48 86 £175 -24.32% 14
North East +25 44 £200 - 6
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 2,072 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,321 (63.75%) Windows 10
3 1,094 (52.80%) Active Directory
4 962 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 656 (31.66%) Microsoft Office
6 625 (30.16%) Office 365
7 539 (26.01%) SCCM
8 433 (20.90%) ITIL
9 330 (15.93%) Windows Server
10 321 (15.49%) Citrix
11 317 (15.30%) VMware
12 305 (14.72%) Migration
13 288 (13.90%) Windows 8
14 276 (13.32%) Finance
15 265 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 220 (10.62%) Apple
16 220 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 206 (9.94%) MS Exchange
18 202 (9.75%) DNS
19 199 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
20 185 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
21 184 (8.88%) PowerShell
22 180 (8.69%) Cisco
23 179 (8.64%) Windows XP
24 178 (8.59%) LAN
25 159 (7.67%) SLA
25 159 (7.67%) Service Management
25 159 (7.67%) Security Cleared
26 152 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
27 151 (7.29%) Microsoft App-V

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
1 206 (9.94%) MS Exchange
2 103 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 90 (4.34%) Skype for Business
4 72 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 22 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (0.92%) IBM Notes
9 13 (0.63%) IIS
10 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.29%) Apache
12 5 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.097%) CMS
15 2 (0.097%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.048%) Tomcat
Applications
1 656 (31.66%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (0.14%) Maya
8 3 (0.14%) NUKE
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.097%) Houdini
9 2 (0.097%) MicroStation
9 2 (0.097%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.097%) Shockwave
9 2 (0.097%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.048%) CATIA
10 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.048%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Eikon
2 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.19%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.097%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.097%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.048%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.048%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.048%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 625 (30.16%) Office 365
2 110 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.45%) OneDrive
4 25 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (0.48%) IaaS
6 10 (0.48%) SaaS
7 9 (0.43%) G Suite
7 9 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.34%) PaaS
9 1 (0.048%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.048%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.048%) iTunes
9 1 (0.048%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 202 (9.75%) DNS
2 178 (8.59%) LAN
3 144 (6.95%) DHCP
4 140 (6.76%) WAN
5 122 (5.89%) Skype
6 121 (5.84%) VPN
7 118 (5.69%) TCP/IP
8 100 (4.83%) Internet
9 74 (3.57%) Firewall
10 67 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
11 62 (2.99%) VoIP
12 51 (2.46%) Cisco IOS
13 47 (2.27%) Wireless
14 39 (1.88%) SAN
15 31 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (1.25%) Intranet
17 24 (1.16%) WebEx
18 23 (1.11%) IP Telephony
19 22 (1.06%) NetScaler
20 16 (0.77%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
4 10 (0.48%) Oracle Database
5 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.24%) GIS
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.19%) MS Access
7 4 (0.19%) MySQL
8 3 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.14%) OLTP
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.14%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.097%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 98 (4.73%) MSI
2 42 (2.03%) AdminStudio
3 24 (1.16%) InstallShield
4 9 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
5 8 (0.39%) WinDbg
6 7 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.34%) Subversion
6 7 (0.34%) Xcode
7 6 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.24%) Toad
9 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.14%) Hudson
10 3 (0.14%) JIRA
10 3 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.097%) AutoIt
11 2 (0.097%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.097%) WinRunner
12 1 (0.048%) Ant
12 1 (0.048%) StarTeam
General
1 276 (13.32%) Finance
2 72 (3.47%) Banking
3 52 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.36%) Law
5 39 (1.88%) Retail
6 32 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.40%) Publishing
8 28 (1.35%) Legal
9 23 (1.11%) Billing
10 21 (1.01%) Front Office
11 19 (0.92%) Marketing
12 18 (0.87%) Electronics
13 17 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
14 15 (0.72%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.68%) Local Government
15 14 (0.68%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.58%) Investment Banking
17 8 (0.39%) Advertising
17 8 (0.39%) Back Office
18 7 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 481 (23.21%) Analyst
2 411 (19.84%) Support Engineer
3 358 (17.28%) Desktop Support
4 291 (14.04%) Desktop Engineer
5 236 (11.39%) Service Analyst
6 234 (11.29%) Service Desk Analyst
7 223 (10.76%) IT Support
8 221 (10.67%) Support Analyst
9 212 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 210 (10.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 155 (7.48%) Windows Engineer
12 126 (6.08%) Deployment Engineer
13 124 (5.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 119 (5.74%) IT Analyst
15 115 (5.55%) Applications Packager
16 96 (4.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 94 (4.54%) IT Engineer
18 91 (4.39%) IT Support Analyst
19 88 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 78 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.98%) .NET
2 30 (1.45%) .NET Framework
3 15 (0.72%) LDAP
4 11 (0.53%) Web Services
4 11 (0.53%) XML
5 10 (0.48%) HTML
6 9 (0.43%) OCX
6 9 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 8 (0.39%) Middleware
8 7 (0.34%) 802.1X
8 7 (0.34%) Cocoa
8 7 (0.34%) JSON
8 7 (0.34%) REST
8 7 (0.34%) SOAP
9 3 (0.14%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.14%) Universal Windows Platform
9 3 (0.14%) Yocto
10 2 (0.097%) Flash
10 2 (0.097%) Java RMI
10 2 (0.097%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 106 (5.12%) Blackberry
2 97 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.20%) iPhone
4 81 (3.91%) Video Conferencing
5 76 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (3.19%) Smartphone
7 56 (2.70%) Fat Client
7 56 (2.70%) Thin Client
8 51 (2.46%) iPad
9 49 (2.36%) NHS
10 47 (2.27%) Data Centre
11 30 (1.45%) User Experience
12 26 (1.25%) Driving Licence
13 24 (1.16%) PKI
14 22 (1.06%) Mobile App
15 19 (0.92%) Management Information System
16 14 (0.68%) Public Cloud
17 12 (0.58%) Handset
18 11 (0.53%) EPoS
18 11 (0.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,072 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,321 (63.75%) Windows 10
3 330 (15.93%) Windows Server
4 288 (13.90%) Windows 8
5 265 (12.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 199 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 179 (8.64%) Windows XP
8 144 (6.95%) Apple iOS
9 137 (6.61%) Android
10 91 (4.39%) Mac OS X
11 74 (3.57%) Mac OS
12 62 (2.99%) Linux
13 47 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (1.83%) Unix
15 26 (1.25%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.92%) Windows 2000
17 15 (0.72%) CentOS
18 14 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 10 (0.48%) Solaris
20 9 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (20.90%) ITIL
2 305 (14.72%) Migration
3 159 (7.67%) Service Management
4 152 (7.34%) Problem-Solving
5 112 (5.41%) Application Packaging
6 104 (5.02%) Time Management
7 83 (4.01%) Break/Fix
8 77 (3.72%) ITSM
9 76 (3.67%) Service Delivery
10 71 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 70 (3.38%) Incident Management
12 68 (3.28%) Asset Management
12 68 (3.28%) Change Management
13 67 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 57 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
14 57 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
15 55 (2.65%) ITIL V3
16 48 (2.32%) Project Management
17 47 (2.27%) Mentoring
17 47 (2.27%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 184 (8.88%) PowerShell
2 69 (3.33%) SQL
3 49 (2.36%) VBScript
4 46 (2.22%) C
5 42 (2.03%) C#
6 33 (1.59%) VB
7 32 (1.54%) C++
8 26 (1.25%) C++/CLI
9 15 (0.72%) Shell Script
10 13 (0.63%) Python
11 11 (0.53%) VBA
12 9 (0.43%) Java
13 7 (0.34%) Apple Swift
13 7 (0.34%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.34%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.24%) Perl
15 3 (0.14%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.14%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.097%) VB6
Qualifications
1 185 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 159 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 103 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 100 (4.83%) MCSE
5 86 (4.15%) MCSA
6 75 (3.62%) MCP
7 53 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 53 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
8 48 (2.32%) Degree
9 39 (1.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 25 (1.21%) DBS Check
11 24 (1.16%) A+ Certification
12 23 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
13 22 (1.06%) CCNA
14 20 (0.97%) MCDST
15 14 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
15 14 (0.68%) HNC
16 13 (0.63%) MOS
17 9 (0.43%) MCITP
17 9 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (7.67%) SLA
2 22 (1.06%) QA
3 20 (0.97%) PMO
4 10 (0.48%) HL7
5 5 (0.24%) GDPR
5 5 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.048%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.048%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.048%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,094 (52.80%) Active Directory
2 220 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (7.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 94 (4.54%) XenApp
5 86 (4.15%) Hyper-V
6 75 (3.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 72 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 52 (2.51%) BitLocker
9 47 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (1.79%) vSphere
11 29 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
12 21 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
14 15 (0.72%) Terminal Server
15 13 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 13 (0.63%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (0.48%) DFS Replication
18 9 (0.43%) NFS
18 9 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 539 (26.01%) SCCM
2 51 (2.46%) AirWatch
3 41 (1.98%) WSUS
4 36 (1.74%) SCOM
5 32 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
6 30 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 28 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 25 (1.21%) vCenter Server
9 24 (1.16%) Backup Exec
10 15 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (0.43%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.29%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.24%) ZENworks
16 4 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 962 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 321 (15.49%) Citrix
3 317 (15.30%) VMware
4 220 (10.62%) Apple
5 180 (8.69%) Cisco
6 132 (6.37%) HP
7 90 (4.34%) Ivanti
8 80 (3.86%) McAfee
9 59 (2.85%) Symantec
10 56 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 56 (2.70%) Wyse
11 51 (2.46%) Avaya
11 51 (2.46%) Bloomberg
12 43 (2.08%) Dell
13 40 (1.93%) Polycom
14 37 (1.79%) Sophos
15 34 (1.64%) Reuters
16 30 (1.45%) Adobe
17 27 (1.30%) iManage
17 27 (1.30%) Oracle