Period
to 18 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 120 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 -52 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1828 2040 3039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.00% 2.07% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.65% 9.44% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 987 1023 1473
England median daily rate £188 £190 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £108 £110 £115
90th Percentile £443 £425 £419
UK median daily rate £180 £188 £200
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 453 750
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.64% +1.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.99 £20.75 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.87 £15.25
% change year-on-year -2.46% -2.52% +1.67%

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 18950 21619 22559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.75% 21.92% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12072 13796 13444
England median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +5.13% +4.00%
10th Percentile £180 £206 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1177 1796
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 +1 711 £192 -4.00% 81
South East -12 350 £175 -6.67% 61
North of England +46 256 £150 -32.58% 49
South West -8 196 £250 +56.25% 18
Midlands +21 175 £219 +31.58% 29
East of England -37 147 £170 +0.74% 18
North West +47 120 £150 -27.71% 33
West Midlands +35 120 £225 +25.00% 14
Yorkshire +31 116 £130 -13.33% 14
East Midlands -14 55 £180 +20.00% 15
North East +7 20 £200 -14.89% 2
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 1828 (100.00%) Windows
2 1056 (57.77%) Active Directory
3 827 (45.24%) Microsoft
4 758 (41.47%) Windows 10
5 634 (34.68%) Microsoft Office
6 431 (23.58%) SCCM
7 420 (22.98%) Office 365
8 387 (21.17%) ITIL
9 333 (18.22%) Windows Server
10 326 (17.83%) Citrix
11 317 (17.34%) VMware
12 277 (15.15%) Windows 8
13 274 (14.99%) Windows Server 2008
14 243 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 229 (12.53%) MS Exchange
16 214 (11.71%) Finance
17 209 (11.43%) Migration
17 209 (11.43%) Blackberry
18 205 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
19 199 (10.89%) Security Cleared
20 177 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
21 174 (9.52%) DNS
22 164 (8.97%) Cisco
23 162 (8.86%) PowerShell
24 160 (8.75%) TCP/IP
25 154 (8.42%) LAN
26 147 (8.04%) SLA
27 144 (7.88%) DHCP
27 144 (7.88%) HP
28 142 (7.77%) SC Cleared

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
1 229 (12.53%) MS Exchange
2 112 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (4.49%) Skype for Business
5 66 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 53 (2.90%) IBM Notes
7 48 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (1.42%) CMS
9 23 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (1.20%) IIS
11 15 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.44%) GroupWise
14 8 (0.44%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.27%) Liferay
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.22%) Live Communications Server
17 3 (0.16%) LiveLink
17 3 (0.16%) Moodle
Applications
1 634 (34.68%) Microsoft Office
2 88 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.82%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.33%) Houdini
7 6 (0.33%) Maya
7 6 (0.33%) NUKE
7 6 (0.33%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.22%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.055%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.055%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.055%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.055%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.055%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 29 (1.59%) Eikon
2 10 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.055%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.055%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 420 (22.98%) Office 365
2 65 (3.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.86%) OneDrive
4 11 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (0.60%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.27%) SaaS
6 4 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.22%) PaaS
6 4 (0.22%) Yammer
7 3 (0.16%) IaaS
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.055%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.055%) G Suite
8 1 (0.055%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 174 (9.52%) DNS
2 160 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 154 (8.42%) LAN
4 144 (7.88%) DHCP
5 120 (6.56%) VPN
6 118 (6.46%) WAN
7 95 (5.20%) Internet
8 80 (4.38%) Firewall
9 73 (3.99%) Skype
10 59 (3.23%) Wireless
11 58 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
12 45 (2.46%) VoIP
13 42 (2.30%) SAN
14 38 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
15 36 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (1.64%) Ethernet
16 30 (1.64%) VLAN
17 19 (1.04%) Intranet
18 18 (0.98%) SMS
19 16 (0.88%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.01%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.44%) Oracle Database
4 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.27%) JasperReports
6 5 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.22%) MS Access
8 3 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (0.16%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.16%) MySQL
9 2 (0.11%) GIS
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.055%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.055%) Power BI
10 1 (0.055%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 71 (3.88%) MSI
2 21 (1.15%) InstallShield
3 11 (0.60%) AdminStudio
4 10 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.55%) Metasploit
5 9 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.33%) WiX
7 5 (0.27%) JIRA
7 5 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.16%) Ant
10 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.055%) Redmine
11 1 (0.055%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.055%) Subversion
11 1 (0.055%) Xcode
General
1 214 (11.71%) Finance
2 68 (3.72%) Banking
3 52 (2.84%) Legal
4 43 (2.35%) Law
5 39 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 33 (1.81%) Retail
8 32 (1.75%) Front Office
9 16 (0.88%) Advertising
10 13 (0.71%) French Language
11 12 (0.66%) Back Office
11 12 (0.66%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.60%) Hindi Language
12 11 (0.60%) Local Government
12 11 (0.60%) Tamil Language
12 11 (0.60%) Urdu Language
13 10 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 10 (0.55%) Publishing
13 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 467 (25.55%) Analyst
2 404 (22.10%) Desktop Support
3 371 (20.30%) Support Engineer
4 252 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 215 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 206 (11.27%) Support Analyst
7 200 (10.94%) Service Analyst
8 196 (10.72%) Service Desk Analyst
9 163 (8.92%) IT Support
10 151 (8.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 125 (6.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 120 (6.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 114 (6.24%) Windows Engineer
14 99 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 96 (5.25%) 1st Line Support
16 90 (4.92%) Service Desk Support
17 89 (4.87%) IT Analyst
18 76 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
19 73 (3.99%) IT Engineer
20 68 (3.72%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.52%) .NET
2 32 (1.75%) XML
3 19 (1.04%) WSH
4 15 (0.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 15 (0.82%) STL
5 7 (0.38%) HTML
5 7 (0.38%) WPF
6 6 (0.33%) Java EE
6 6 (0.33%) Web Services
7 5 (0.27%) HTML5
7 5 (0.27%) Middleware
8 4 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.22%) Flash
8 4 (0.22%) SOAP
8 4 (0.22%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.16%) DOM
9 3 (0.16%) EDI
9 3 (0.16%) OAuth
9 3 (0.16%) SAML
9 3 (0.16%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 209 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 119 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.43%) iPhone
4 67 (3.67%) Video Conferencing
5 62 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 61 (3.34%) iPad
7 48 (2.63%) Driving Licence
8 46 (2.52%) Smartphone
9 39 (2.13%) Client/Server
9 39 (2.13%) Data Centre
10 36 (1.97%) BYOD
11 21 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
12 20 (1.09%) CESG
12 20 (1.09%) Fat Client
12 20 (1.09%) Thin Client
13 19 (1.04%) Fixed Income
13 19 (1.04%) NHS
14 16 (0.88%) PDA
15 15 (0.82%) Derivative
15 15 (0.82%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 1828 (100.00%) Windows
2 758 (41.47%) Windows 10
3 333 (18.22%) Windows Server
4 277 (15.15%) Windows 8
5 274 (14.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 243 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 133 (7.28%) Windows XP
8 115 (6.29%) Apple iOS
9 110 (6.02%) Android
10 86 (4.70%) Linux
11 74 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 68 (3.72%) Mac OS
13 51 (2.79%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (1.31%) Windows Vista
16 20 (1.09%) Unix
17 15 (0.82%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.77%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.66%) Ubuntu
20 10 (0.55%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (21.17%) ITIL
2 209 (11.43%) Migration
3 80 (4.38%) Service Management
3 80 (4.38%) Time Management
4 76 (4.16%) Incident Management
5 71 (3.88%) Service Delivery
6 57 (3.12%) Application Packaging
7 56 (3.06%) Change Management
8 50 (2.74%) Asset Management
9 49 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
9 49 (2.68%) Project Management
10 46 (2.52%) ITSM
11 44 (2.41%) Problem Management
12 42 (2.30%) Patch Management
13 41 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
14 35 (1.91%) Coaching
15 34 (1.86%) Configuration Management
16 33 (1.81%) Break/Fix
16 33 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
17 31 (1.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 162 (8.86%) PowerShell
2 86 (4.70%) VBScript
3 76 (4.16%) SQL
4 49 (2.68%) Java
5 46 (2.52%) Python
6 32 (1.75%) C#
7 20 (1.09%) C++
8 12 (0.66%) C
9 10 (0.55%) VB
10 7 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.33%) Perl
12 5 (0.27%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.16%) AWK
13 3 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.055%) Apple Swift
15 1 (0.055%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 1 (0.055%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.055%) VBA
Qualifications
1 199 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 177 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 142 (7.77%) SC Cleared
4 90 (4.92%) MCSE
5 67 (3.67%) MCP
6 62 (3.39%) MCSA
7 53 (2.90%) Degree
8 49 (2.68%) MCDST
9 29 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 29 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 27 (1.48%) A+ Certification
10 27 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.42%) CCNA
12 20 (1.09%) MCITP
12 20 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
14 16 (0.88%) ACHDS
14 16 (0.88%) MCSM
15 15 (0.82%) ACDT
15 15 (0.82%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (8.04%) SLA
2 33 (1.81%) QA
3 18 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.55%) PMO
5 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.11%) ECSS
6 2 (0.11%) GDPR
7 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.055%) MiFID
7 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1056 (57.77%) Active Directory
2 205 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (7.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 94 (5.14%) XenApp
5 72 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 51 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 47 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 33 (1.81%) BitLocker
10 28 (1.53%) vSphere
11 22 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.88%) Samba
14 14 (0.77%) XenServer
15 11 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.44%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.44%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.38%) NFS
18 6 (0.33%) KVM
19 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 431 (23.58%) SCCM
2 42 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 40 (2.19%) AirWatch
4 38 (2.08%) WSUS
5 36 (1.97%) SCOM
6 26 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 25 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 19 (1.04%) WMI
10 17 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (0.82%) DameWare
12 14 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (0.77%) NetBackup
13 11 (0.60%) Ansible
14 10 (0.55%) Backup Exec
15 6 (0.33%) ThinApp
16 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 4 (0.22%) Nagios
16 4 (0.22%) PowerCLI
16 4 (0.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 827 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 326 (17.83%) Citrix
3 317 (17.34%) VMware
4 164 (8.97%) Cisco
5 144 (7.88%) HP
6 128 (7.00%) Apple
7 84 (4.60%) Symantec
8 74 (4.05%) Bloomberg
8 74 (4.05%) Dell
9 57 (3.12%) LANDesk
10 53 (2.90%) Lotus
10 53 (2.90%) Reuters
11 44 (2.41%) AppSense
12 42 (2.30%) Oracle
12 42 (2.30%) ServiceNow
13 40 (2.19%) Altiris
14 36 (1.97%) McAfee
15 33 (1.81%) Red Hat
16 30 (1.64%) NetApp
16 30 (1.64%) Remedy