Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 118 122
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -52
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,210 1,976 2,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.34% 2.12% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.10% 10.10% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,187 1,086 1,060
England median daily rate £200 £180 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.36% -4.49%
10th Percentile £113 £110 £110
90th Percentile £438 £438 £425
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £185
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 379 441
England median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +4.27% -2.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £23.70 £29.00 £22.63
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.17% -4.92%

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 19,909 19,560 21,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.08% 20.97% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,379 12,579 13,400
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £165 £175 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,350 1,193 1,190
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +24 915 £200 +5.26% 114
North of England +15 360 £200 +40.35% 74
South East -29 347 £200 +11.11% 82
North West +22 208 £163 +4.00% 40
South West -10 208 £200 -20.00% 32
Midlands -12 199 £160 -28.89% 37
East of England +8 175 £163 -4.41% 35
Yorkshire -14 128 £250 +100.00% 31
East Midlands +23 111 £155 -27.06% 19
West Midlands -48 86 £161 -28.44% 18
North East 0 24 £218 +8.75% 3
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 2,210 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,362 (61.63%) Windows 10
3 1,226 (55.48%) Active Directory
4 1,035 (46.83%) Microsoft
5 678 (30.68%) Microsoft Office
6 630 (28.51%) Office 365
7 609 (27.56%) SCCM
8 505 (22.85%) ITIL
9 387 (17.51%) Windows Server
10 369 (16.70%) VMware
11 360 (16.29%) Citrix
12 325 (14.71%) Migration
13 323 (14.62%) Finance
14 307 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 289 (13.08%) Windows 8
16 251 (11.36%) Apple
16 251 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
17 245 (11.09%) PowerShell
18 235 (10.63%) DNS
19 229 (10.36%) MS Exchange
20 217 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
21 206 (9.32%) Windows XP
22 200 (9.05%) Cisco
23 192 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
24 190 (8.60%) LAN
25 187 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
26 182 (8.24%) Security Cleared
27 171 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
28 165 (7.47%) DHCP
29 160 (7.24%) SLA

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 (10.36%) MS Exchange
2 125 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 105 (4.75%) Skype for Business
4 95 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.09%) IBM Notes
9 20 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.50%) IIS
12 10 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.41%) Apache
14 6 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.18%) Confluence
15 4 (0.18%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.14%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.090%) CMS
Applications
1 678 (30.68%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (3.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.27%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) InVision
9 2 (0.090%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.090%) Houdini
9 2 (0.090%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.090%) Maya
9 2 (0.090%) NUKE
10 1 (0.045%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.045%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (0.32%) Eikon
2 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.090%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.090%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.090%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.045%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.045%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.045%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.045%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.045%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 630 (28.51%) Office 365
2 121 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.95%) OneDrive
4 30 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (0.81%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.41%) G Suite
7 9 (0.41%) IaaS
8 7 (0.32%) PaaS
9 5 (0.23%) SaaS
10 2 (0.090%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.090%) Slack
11 1 (0.045%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.045%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 235 (10.63%) DNS
2 190 (8.60%) LAN
3 165 (7.47%) DHCP
4 150 (6.79%) WAN
5 128 (5.79%) Skype
6 121 (5.48%) VPN
7 106 (4.80%) TCP/IP
8 98 (4.43%) Internet
9 89 (4.03%) Firewall
10 68 (3.08%) Wireless
11 63 (2.85%) VoIP
12 55 (2.49%) Cisco IOS
13 54 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
14 40 (1.81%) SAN
15 35 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (1.36%) WebEx
17 27 (1.22%) Intranet
17 27 (1.22%) NetScaler
18 25 (1.13%) IP Telephony
19 16 (0.72%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database
5 11 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
7 7 (0.32%) GIS
7 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.27%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (0.23%) MySQL
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.18%) MS Access
11 3 (0.14%) OLTP
11 3 (0.14%) Power BI
11 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.090%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 98 (4.43%) MSI
2 32 (1.45%) AdminStudio
3 17 (0.77%) InstallShield
4 12 (0.54%) Git (software)
5 11 (0.50%) WinDbg
6 10 (0.45%) Xcode
7 8 (0.36%) JIRA
8 7 (0.32%) Subversion
9 5 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.23%) Toad
9 5 (0.23%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.18%) Hudson
10 4 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.14%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.090%) AutoIt
12 2 (0.090%) HP UFT
12 2 (0.090%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.045%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 323 (14.62%) Finance
2 71 (3.21%) Banking
3 66 (2.99%) Retail
4 46 (2.08%) Law
4 46 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.31%) Publishing
7 25 (1.13%) Front Office
8 22 (1.00%) Billing
9 21 (0.95%) Legal
10 20 (0.90%) Marketing
11 19 (0.86%) Spanish Language
12 18 (0.81%) Electronics
13 16 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.59%) Back Office
14 13 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
15 12 (0.54%) Advertising
16 10 (0.45%) French Language
16 10 (0.45%) Local Government
17 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 494 (22.35%) Desktop Support
2 490 (22.17%) Analyst
3 409 (18.51%) Support Engineer
4 277 (12.53%) Desktop Engineer
5 248 (11.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 235 (10.63%) IT Support
7 228 (10.32%) Support Analyst
8 218 (9.86%) Service Analyst
9 215 (9.73%) Service Desk Analyst
10 189 (8.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 137 (6.20%) Windows Engineer
12 118 (5.34%) IT Analyst
13 117 (5.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 116 (5.25%) Deployment Engineer
15 109 (4.93%) IT Engineer
16 104 (4.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 97 (4.39%) Applications Packager
18 95 (4.30%) 1st Line Support
19 91 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 89 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.76%) .NET
2 25 (1.13%) .NET Framework
3 18 (0.81%) LDAP
4 14 (0.63%) HTML
5 13 (0.59%) Web Services
6 12 (0.54%) XML
7 10 (0.45%) Middleware
7 10 (0.45%) Software Packaging
8 7 (0.32%) Cocoa
8 7 (0.32%) JSON
8 7 (0.32%) OCX
8 7 (0.32%) REST
8 7 (0.32%) SOAP
9 4 (0.18%) XSL
10 3 (0.14%) COM
10 3 (0.14%) Core Animation
10 3 (0.14%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.14%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (0.14%) XSD
10 3 (0.14%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.11%) Blackberry
2 118 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.21%) Self-Motivation
4 86 (3.89%) iPhone
5 80 (3.62%) Fat Client
5 80 (3.62%) Thin Client
6 75 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
7 62 (2.81%) Smartphone
8 55 (2.49%) iPad
8 55 (2.49%) NHS
9 51 (2.31%) Data Centre
10 29 (1.31%) Driving Licence
11 26 (1.18%) User Experience
12 23 (1.04%) PKI
13 21 (0.95%) Computer Science
14 20 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 17 (0.77%) Mobile App
16 14 (0.63%) EPoS
17 13 (0.59%) Clustering
18 10 (0.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2,210 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,362 (61.63%) Windows 10
3 387 (17.51%) Windows Server
4 307 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 289 (13.08%) Windows 8
6 217 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (9.32%) Windows XP
8 152 (6.88%) Apple iOS
9 121 (5.48%) Android
10 95 (4.30%) Mac OS X
11 86 (3.89%) Mac OS
12 83 (3.76%) Linux
13 53 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (1.76%) Unix
15 29 (1.31%) Windows Vista
16 21 (0.95%) Windows 2000
17 19 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.72%) CentOS
19 11 (0.50%) Solaris
20 9 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 505 (22.85%) ITIL
2 325 (14.71%) Migration
3 187 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
4 153 (6.92%) Service Management
5 115 (5.20%) Application Packaging
6 108 (4.89%) Time Management
7 84 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 80 (3.62%) Service Delivery
9 79 (3.57%) Asset Management
10 78 (3.53%) Change Management
11 77 (3.48%) ITSM
12 74 (3.35%) Break/Fix
13 69 (3.12%) Incident Management
14 68 (3.08%) ITIL V3
15 62 (2.81%) Mobile Device Management
15 62 (2.81%) Root Cause Analysis
16 54 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 48 (2.17%) Patch Management
18 47 (2.13%) PRINCE2
19 46 (2.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 245 (11.09%) PowerShell
2 90 (4.07%) SQL
3 56 (2.53%) VB
4 54 (2.44%) VBScript
5 34 (1.54%) C
6 31 (1.40%) C#
7 28 (1.27%) C++
8 19 (0.86%) C++/CLI
9 13 (0.59%) Python
10 12 (0.54%) Java
10 12 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.50%) Apple Swift
11 11 (0.50%) Objective-C
11 11 (0.50%) VBA
12 8 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.23%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.14%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.090%) Perl
16 1 (0.045%) PHP
16 1 (0.045%) VB6
Qualifications
1 192 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 182 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 127 (5.75%) SC Cleared
4 103 (4.66%) MCSE
5 95 (4.30%) MCSA
6 82 (3.71%) MCP
7 62 (2.81%) Degree
8 60 (2.71%) DV Cleared
9 53 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 25 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.09%) DBS Check
13 23 (1.04%) A+ Certification
13 23 (1.04%) CCNA
14 18 (0.81%) MCDST
14 18 (0.81%) MCTS
15 15 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.63%) HNC
17 10 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (7.24%) SLA
2 26 (1.18%) QA
3 18 (0.81%) PMO
4 12 (0.54%) HL7
5 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.090%) GMP
8 2 (0.090%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.045%) COBIT
9 1 (0.045%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.045%) GDPR
9 1 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.045%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,226 (55.48%) Active Directory
2 251 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 171 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 92 (4.16%) XenApp
5 90 (4.07%) Hyper-V
6 85 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 82 (3.71%) Virtual Desktop
8 68 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
9 65 (2.94%) BitLocker
10 47 (2.13%) vSphere
11 38 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (0.90%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.54%) NFS
14 12 (0.54%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.45%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.45%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.45%) XenServer
17 9 (0.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 609 (27.56%) SCCM
2 70 (3.17%) WSUS
3 47 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 45 (2.04%) AirWatch
5 39 (1.76%) SCOM
6 38 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 38 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (1.40%) vCenter Server
8 27 (1.22%) Backup Exec
9 15 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 14 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.63%) Jamf Pro
11 13 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 11 (0.50%) Perfmon
13 10 (0.45%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 8 (0.36%) vRealize
15 7 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.32%) ZENworks
16 6 (0.27%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 1,035 (46.83%) Microsoft
2 369 (16.70%) VMware
3 360 (16.29%) Citrix
4 251 (11.36%) Apple
5 200 (9.05%) Cisco
6 150 (6.79%) HP
7 93 (4.21%) Ivanti
8 88 (3.98%) McAfee
9 64 (2.90%) Wyse
10 63 (2.85%) ServiceNow
11 60 (2.71%) Bloomberg
12 59 (2.67%) Symantec
13 58 (2.62%) Dell
14 47 (2.13%) Avaya
15 44 (1.99%) Sophos
16 41 (1.86%) Reuters
17 37 (1.67%) Polycom
18 35 (1.58%) Altiris
19 34 (1.54%) Oracle
20 33 (1.49%) Adobe