Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 128 140
Rank change year-on-year +16 +12 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 926 1,725 1,765
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.15% 2.06% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.77% 10.31% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 1,027 917
Median daily rate £180 £185 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -17.78% +25.00%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £114
90th Percentile £438 £439 £450
UK median daily rate £180 £180 £225
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 342 443
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +0.88% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.10 £11.17
90th Percentile £30.51 £23.25 £30.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.80 £15.86
% change year-on-year +10.76% -0.38% +11.69%

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 8,600 16,739 19,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.95% 19.97% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,329 10,678 12,171
Median daily rate £425 £440 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 985 1,242
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.73 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in England

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 7 in England over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -24 250 £188 -6.25% 10
South East +56 192 £193 -1.28% 14
North of England +27 168 £175 - 5
South West +11 144 £175 +20.69% 5
North West +31 107 £170 -2.86% 1
Midlands +33 106 £150 -14.29% 9
East of England +5 67 £206 +54.95% 4
West Midlands +52 56 £140 -20.00% 6
East Midlands +15 50 £168 -6.94% 3
Yorkshire +24 44 £190 +15.15% 1
North East -1 17 £490 +180.00% 3
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 926 (100.00%) Windows
2 697 (75.27%) Windows 10
3 521 (56.26%) Active Directory
4 323 (34.88%) Microsoft
5 317 (34.23%) Office 365
6 228 (24.62%) Microsoft Office
7 206 (22.25%) SCCM
8 197 (21.27%) Windows Server
9 192 (20.73%) ITIL
10 133 (14.36%) VMware
11 132 (14.25%) Security Cleared
11 132 (14.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 130 (14.04%) Citrix
13 129 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
14 128 (13.82%) Migration
15 119 (12.85%) PowerShell
16 98 (10.58%) Finance
17 96 (10.37%) Windows Server 2016
18 95 (10.26%) SC Cleared
19 91 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
20 85 (9.18%) Public Sector
20 85 (9.18%) DNS
21 84 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
22 82 (8.86%) MS Exchange
23 79 (8.53%) DHCP
24 77 (8.32%) HP
24 77 (8.32%) Microsoft App-V
25 72 (7.78%) Cisco
26 69 (7.45%) VPN
27 62 (6.70%) Windows 8

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 82 (8.86%) MS Exchange
2 33 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (2.81%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 18 (1.94%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (0.76%) ArcGIS
9 7 (0.76%) IIS
10 6 (0.65%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.11%) CMS
12 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 228 (24.62%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (3.13%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (1.73%) Acrobat
7 11 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.76%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.22%) Eikon
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 317 (34.23%) Office 365
2 41 (4.43%) Azure
3 21 (2.27%) OneDrive
4 12 (1.30%) AWS
4 12 (1.30%) Mimecast
5 11 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.43%) Power Automate
6 4 (0.43%) Power Platform
6 4 (0.43%) PowerApps
7 2 (0.22%) IaaS
7 2 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.11%) G Suite
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.11%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 85 (9.18%) DNS
2 79 (8.53%) DHCP
3 69 (7.45%) VPN
4 53 (5.72%) LAN
5 45 (4.86%) WAN
6 43 (4.64%) TCP/IP
7 41 (4.43%) Firewall
8 36 (3.89%) Internet
8 36 (3.89%) Remote Desktop
9 33 (3.56%) Skype
10 27 (2.92%) NetScaler
10 27 (2.92%) VoIP
11 22 (2.38%) WebEx
12 21 (2.27%) Wireless
13 19 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
14 16 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (1.51%) VLAN
16 12 (1.30%) SAN
17 9 (0.97%) FTP
17 9 (0.97%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (1.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.65%) GIS
3 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.22%) MS Access
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.11%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 56 (6.05%) MSI
2 8 (0.86%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.54%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.32%) Hudson
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) Toad
6 1 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 98 (10.58%) Finance
2 85 (9.18%) Public Sector
3 36 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.35%) Banking
5 22 (2.38%) Retail
6 21 (2.27%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.73%) Marketing
8 15 (1.62%) Electronics
8 15 (1.62%) Law
9 11 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.65%) Advertising
10 6 (0.65%) Legal
10 6 (0.65%) Local Government
11 5 (0.54%) Back Office
11 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.43%) Front Office
13 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.22%) Games
13 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 223 (24.08%) Support Engineer
2 189 (20.41%) Desktop Support
3 136 (14.69%) Analyst
4 131 (14.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 122 (13.17%) Windows Engineer
6 119 (12.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 109 (11.77%) IT Support
8 100 (10.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 78 (8.42%) IT Engineer
10 67 (7.24%) Deployment Engineer
11 64 (6.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 61 (6.59%) IT Support Engineer
13 58 (6.26%) Service Analyst
13 58 (6.26%) Service Desk Analyst
13 58 (6.26%) Support Analyst
14 53 (5.72%) Applications Packager
15 51 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 49 (5.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 47 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 44 (4.75%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.32%) .NET
1 3 (0.32%) Software Packaging
1 3 (0.32%) XML
2 2 (0.22%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.22%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.22%) CSS
2 2 (0.22%) HTML
2 2 (0.22%) jQuery
2 2 (0.22%) WinForms
2 2 (0.22%) WPF
2 2 (0.22%) XHTML
2 2 (0.22%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.11%) COM
3 1 (0.11%) Universal Windows Platform
3 1 (0.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.05%) NHS
3 41 (4.43%) Driving Licence
4 39 (4.21%) Blackberry
5 35 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (3.13%) Data Centre
7 19 (2.05%) iPhone
7 19 (2.05%) Management Information System
7 19 (2.05%) Smartphone
8 16 (1.73%) PDA
9 13 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 13 (1.40%) Thin Client
10 12 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.86%) iPad
13 7 (0.76%) PKI
14 6 (0.65%) BYOD
15 4 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.43%) Fibre Optics
15 4 (0.43%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 926 (100.00%) Windows
2 697 (75.27%) Windows 10
3 197 (21.27%) Windows Server
4 132 (14.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 129 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (10.37%) Windows Server 2016
7 62 (6.70%) Windows 8
8 57 (6.16%) Windows XP
9 48 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 43 (4.64%) Android
11 37 (4.00%) Linux
12 36 (3.89%) Apple iOS
13 31 (3.35%) Windows Vista
14 24 (2.59%) Mac OS X
15 18 (1.94%) Mac OS
15 18 (1.94%) Windows 2000
16 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2019
17 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.43%) VMS
18 2 (0.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (20.73%) ITIL
2 128 (13.82%) Migration
3 91 (9.83%) Problem-Solving
4 61 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 59 (6.37%) Application Packaging
6 52 (5.62%) ITSM
7 42 (4.54%) Break/Fix
8 39 (4.21%) Incident Management
9 33 (3.56%) ITIL V3
10 32 (3.46%) Service Management
11 27 (2.92%) Service Delivery
12 22 (2.38%) Workflow
13 21 (2.27%) Patch Management
14 20 (2.16%) Asset Management
14 20 (2.16%) Time Management
15 19 (2.05%) Problem Management
16 18 (1.94%) Proactive Monitoring
17 16 (1.73%) Project Management
17 16 (1.73%) Software Distribution
18 15 (1.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (12.85%) PowerShell
2 29 (3.13%) SQL
3 28 (3.02%) VB
4 15 (1.62%) VBScript
5 9 (0.97%) C
6 6 (0.65%) C#
7 5 (0.54%) REXX
7 5 (0.54%) Tcl
8 3 (0.32%) Java
9 2 (0.22%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.22%) VB6
9 2 (0.22%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) C++
10 1 (0.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 132 (14.25%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 53 (5.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (3.67%) DV Cleared
4 34 (3.67%) MCSE
5 26 (2.81%) Citrix Certification
6 22 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (1.62%) CCA
8 15 (1.62%) Degree
8 15 (1.62%) MCP
9 14 (1.51%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.08%) CCNA
11 8 (0.86%) A+ Certification
11 8 (0.86%) MCSA
12 6 (0.65%) CCNP
13 5 (0.54%) PMI Certification
14 4 (0.43%) MCDST
14 4 (0.43%) PMP
14 4 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (5.40%) SLA
2 21 (2.27%) QA
3 2 (0.22%) PMO
4 1 (0.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.11%) GxP
4 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 521 (56.26%) Active Directory
2 84 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (8.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 43 (4.64%) XenApp
5 42 (4.54%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 22 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (2.27%) Hyper-V
9 20 (2.16%) vSphere
10 9 (0.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 9 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.86%) BitLocker
11 8 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.65%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.11%) vCloud
16 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 206 (22.25%) SCCM
2 20 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 18 (1.94%) ServiceCenter
5 15 (1.62%) AppDNA
6 12 (1.30%) WSUS
7 10 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
8 9 (0.97%) XenMobile
9 7 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.65%) Ansible
10 6 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.54%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (0.54%) SCOM
11 5 (0.54%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.43%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.43%) vRealize
13 3 (0.32%) Perfmon
13 3 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 323 (34.88%) Microsoft
2 133 (14.36%) VMware
3 130 (14.04%) Citrix
4 77 (8.32%) HP
5 72 (7.78%) Cisco
6 45 (4.86%) Dell
7 43 (4.64%) ServiceNow
8 38 (4.10%) Apple
9 31 (3.35%) Ivanti
10 30 (3.24%) Remedy
11 28 (3.02%) Adobe
12 26 (2.81%) McAfee
13 20 (2.16%) Oracle
13 20 (2.16%) Symantec
14 19 (2.05%) Bomgar
15 17 (1.84%) Peregrine
16 15 (1.62%) SAP
17 14 (1.51%) Bloomberg
17 14 (1.51%) Lumension
18 13 (1.40%) Sophos