Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 143 109
Rank change year-on-year +9 -34 -49
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,864 1,640 2,205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.96% 1.87% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.40% 9.15% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 975 846 1,106
England median daily rate £225 £175 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.72% -6.31%
10th Percentile £113 £106 £113
90th Percentile £450 £439 £438
UK median daily rate £225 £175 £200
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 368 486
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.25 £22.38
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +12.68% -5.33% -

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 19,820 17,915 22,566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 20.42% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,473 11,352 14,389
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,371 1,060 1,214
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +1.85% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.60 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +36 803 £225 +12.50% 107
South East -16 324 £210 +40.00% 55
North of England -12 268 £210 +40.00% 84
Midlands -8 183 £275 +37.50% 39
South West -1 155 £230 +8.88% 17
North West 0 148 £163 +8.33% 38
East of England -15 129 £148 +2.30% 39
East Midlands +27 109 £300 +9.09% 15
Yorkshire -31 96 £310 +148.00% 41
West Midlands -52 73 £175 - 24
North East -8 24 £208 -17.82% 5
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1,864 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,120 (60.09%) Active Directory
3 1,094 (58.69%) Windows 10
4 858 (46.03%) Microsoft
5 598 (32.08%) Microsoft Office
6 547 (29.35%) SCCM
7 473 (25.38%) Office 365
8 404 (21.67%) ITIL
9 382 (20.49%) Windows Server
10 350 (18.78%) Citrix
11 322 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 310 (16.63%) VMware
13 280 (15.02%) Migration
14 252 (13.52%) Windows Server 2012
15 250 (13.41%) Windows 8
16 247 (13.25%) Finance
17 225 (12.07%) MS Exchange
18 217 (11.64%) DNS
19 214 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 199 (10.68%) PowerShell
21 187 (10.03%) Windows XP
22 181 (9.71%) DHCP
23 180 (9.66%) SLA
24 176 (9.44%) Security Cleared
25 165 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
26 158 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
27 152 (8.15%) LAN
28 149 (7.99%) Cisco
29 148 (7.94%) Apple
30 139 (7.46%) 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
1 225 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 131 (7.03%) Skype for Business
3 103 (5.53%) SharePoint
4 97 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (1.02%) IIS
9 17 (0.91%) IBM Notes
10 14 (0.75%) Apache
10 14 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.21%) CMS
13 4 (0.21%) GroupWise
13 4 (0.21%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.16%) Confluence
14 3 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 598 (32.08%) Microsoft Office
2 69 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.21%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.21%) Windchill
8 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.054%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.054%) InDesign
10 1 (0.054%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.054%) Revit
10 1 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.38%) Eikon
2 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.21%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
7 1 (0.054%) assyst
7 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.054%) Maximo
7 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.054%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 473 (25.38%) Office 365
2 90 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.82%) OneDrive
4 22 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.75%) Mimecast
7 11 (0.59%) SaaS
8 8 (0.43%) IaaS
9 7 (0.38%) G Suite
9 7 (0.38%) PaaS
10 4 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.11%) Yammer
12 1 (0.054%) GitHub
12 1 (0.054%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.054%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 217 (11.64%) DNS
2 181 (9.71%) DHCP
3 152 (8.15%) LAN
4 133 (7.14%) Skype
5 130 (6.97%) VPN
6 128 (6.87%) WAN
7 105 (5.63%) TCP/IP
8 97 (5.20%) Firewall
9 80 (4.29%) Internet
10 51 (2.74%) Wireless
11 49 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
11 49 (2.63%) VoIP
12 44 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (1.88%) SAN
14 24 (1.29%) NetScaler
15 23 (1.23%) IP Telephony
16 22 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (0.97%) Intranet
18 17 (0.91%) VLAN
19 15 (0.80%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (3.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (0.48%) GIS
6 8 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.16%) MySQL
11 3 (0.16%) Power BI
11 3 (0.16%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 1 (0.054%) DB2
13 1 (0.054%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 62 (3.33%) MSI
2 26 (1.39%) AdminStudio
3 24 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 15 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 11 (0.59%) Subversion
5 11 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.43%) JIRA
8 6 (0.32%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.27%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.27%) Xcode
10 3 (0.16%) Hudson
10 3 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.11%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.11%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.11%) WinRunner
11 2 (0.11%) WiX
12 1 (0.054%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 247 (13.25%) Finance
2 63 (3.38%) Banking
3 62 (3.33%) Retail
4 55 (2.95%) Law
5 34 (1.82%) Legal
6 29 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.29%) Publishing
9 20 (1.07%) Back Office
10 19 (1.02%) Advertising
11 14 (0.75%) Marketing
12 12 (0.64%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.59%) Automotive
13 11 (0.59%) Front Office
14 8 (0.43%) French Language
15 7 (0.38%) Billing
15 7 (0.38%) Electronics
15 7 (0.38%) Local Government
15 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 430 (23.07%) Analyst
2 424 (22.75%) Desktop Support
3 323 (17.33%) Support Engineer
4 254 (13.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 193 (10.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 191 (10.25%) Support Analyst
7 179 (9.60%) IT Support
8 173 (9.28%) Service Analyst
9 164 (8.80%) Service Desk Analyst
10 128 (6.87%) Windows Engineer
11 117 (6.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 109 (5.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 99 (5.31%) IT Engineer
14 91 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 88 (4.72%) IT Analyst
16 87 (4.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 83 (4.45%) 1st Line Support
18 70 (3.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 70 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 65 (3.49%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.45%) .NET
2 18 (0.97%) XML
3 17 (0.91%) HTML
4 14 (0.75%) Software Packaging
5 12 (0.64%) Web Services
6 7 (0.38%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.38%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.32%) LDAP
7 6 (0.32%) REST
8 5 (0.27%) COM
8 5 (0.27%) XMPP
9 4 (0.21%) CSS
9 4 (0.21%) JSON
9 4 (0.21%) Middleware
9 4 (0.21%) SOAP
9 4 (0.21%) WPF
9 4 (0.21%) XSL
10 3 (0.16%) Cocoa
10 3 (0.16%) OCX
10 3 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.79%) Blackberry
3 86 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 78 (4.18%) iPhone
5 63 (3.38%) Fat Client
5 63 (3.38%) Thin Client
6 61 (3.27%) iPad
6 61 (3.27%) Video Conferencing
7 57 (3.06%) Data Centre
8 49 (2.63%) Smartphone
9 29 (1.56%) PKI
10 28 (1.50%) Management Information System
11 27 (1.45%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.29%) NHS
13 19 (1.02%) Computer Science
14 11 (0.59%) User Experience
15 10 (0.54%) Mobile App
16 8 (0.43%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.43%) Clustering
16 8 (0.43%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1,864 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,094 (58.69%) Windows 10
3 382 (20.49%) Windows Server
4 322 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 252 (13.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 250 (13.41%) Windows 8
7 187 (10.03%) Windows XP
8 103 (5.53%) Apple iOS
8 103 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 100 (5.36%) Linux
10 94 (5.04%) Android
11 70 (3.76%) Mac OS X
12 68 (3.65%) Mac OS
13 37 (1.98%) Unix
14 25 (1.34%) Windows 2000
15 23 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 17 (0.91%) Solaris
17 12 (0.64%) AIX
17 12 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 11 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (21.67%) ITIL
2 280 (15.02%) Migration
3 158 (8.48%) Problem-Solving
4 112 (6.01%) Time Management
5 88 (4.72%) Service Management
6 84 (4.51%) Break/Fix
7 77 (4.13%) Application Packaging
8 68 (3.65%) ITIL V3
9 63 (3.38%) Service Delivery
10 61 (3.27%) Change Management
10 61 (3.27%) Incident Management
10 61 (3.27%) Mobile Device Management
11 57 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 52 (2.79%) Software Deployment
13 51 (2.74%) Asset Management
14 46 (2.47%) ITSM
14 46 (2.47%) PRINCE2
15 42 (2.25%) Problem Management
16 33 (1.77%) Patch Management
17 32 (1.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 199 (10.68%) PowerShell
2 91 (4.88%) SQL
3 66 (3.54%) VB
4 62 (3.33%) VBScript
5 15 (0.80%) C#
6 14 (0.75%) Bash Shell
6 14 (0.75%) C
7 13 (0.70%) C++
7 13 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 10 (0.54%) Java
9 9 (0.48%) Apple Swift
9 9 (0.48%) Objective-C
9 9 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.43%) VBA
11 6 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.27%) R
12 5 (0.27%) VB6
13 3 (0.16%) Python
13 3 (0.16%) VC++
13 3 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 176 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 165 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 139 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.61%) MCSE
5 72 (3.86%) MCSA
6 70 (3.76%) MCP
7 52 (2.79%) Degree
8 40 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 29 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.39%) CCNA
12 25 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 22 (1.18%) A+ Certification
14 18 (0.97%) MCDST
15 16 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 14 (0.75%) MCTS
17 12 (0.64%) DBS Check
17 12 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.54%) PMI Certification
19 9 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 180 (9.66%) SLA
2 22 (1.18%) QA
3 10 (0.54%) PMO
4 6 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.16%) GDPR
7 3 (0.16%) GxP
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.16%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.11%) GMP
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.054%) COBIT
9 1 (0.054%) ECSS
System Software
1 1,120 (60.09%) Active Directory
2 214 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (6.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 91 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 82 (4.40%) XenApp
6 75 (4.02%) Hyper-V
7 70 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
8 57 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 53 (2.84%) vSphere
10 37 (1.98%) BitLocker
11 31 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
12 26 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
13 25 (1.34%) XenServer
14 15 (0.80%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.75%) Docker
16 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.27%) NFS
18 4 (0.21%) Firmware
18 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
19 3 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 547 (29.35%) SCCM
2 78 (4.18%) WSUS
3 51 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 41 (2.20%) AirWatch
5 32 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 27 (1.45%) SCOM
7 22 (1.18%) Backup Exec
8 20 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 20 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (0.91%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 11 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
12 9 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (0.27%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.27%) DameWare
14 5 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
14 5 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.27%) ZENworks
15 4 (0.21%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 858 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 350 (18.78%) Citrix
3 310 (16.63%) VMware
4 149 (7.99%) Cisco
5 148 (7.94%) Apple
6 127 (6.81%) HP
7 94 (5.04%) Ivanti
8 66 (3.54%) ServiceNow
9 55 (2.95%) Dell
9 55 (2.95%) McAfee
10 40 (2.15%) Bloomberg
10 40 (2.15%) Wyse
11 39 (2.09%) Remedy
11 39 (2.09%) Symantec
12 34 (1.82%) Adobe
13 33 (1.77%) Sophos
14 31 (1.66%) NetApp
15 27 (1.45%) Reuters
16 26 (1.39%) Oracle
17 25 (1.34%) Altiris