Period
to 8 May 2021

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 8 May 2021 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
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 306 103 134
Rank change year-on-year -203 +31 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 340 1,066 1,705
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.76% 2.29% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.71% 11.42% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 641 1,024
10th Percentile £120 £120 £113
25th Percentile £150 £140 £133
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £180 £180
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -18.18%
75th Percentile £338 £288 £338
90th Percentile £451 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £178
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.41% -21.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 178 335
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.75 £10.92
25th Percentile £12.50 £14.42 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% +0.88%
75th Percentile £18.56 £20.00 £18.70
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.50 £22.40
UK median hourly rate £15.23 £17.50 £15.65
% change year-on-year -12.97% +11.82% -1.32%

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 7,213 9,336 16,929
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.13% 20.05% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,747 6,100 11,046
10th Percentile £185 £145 £160
25th Percentile £329 £263 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +0.57%
75th Percentile £544 £530 £540
90th Percentile £638 £620 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 706 965
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.72 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.30 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +1.75% -
75th Percentile £42.75 £21.48 £29.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.25 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% +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 8 May 2021.

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 8 May 2021.

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 8 May 2021. 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 -176 99 £250 +31.58% 17
South East -59 70 £240 +26.32% 18
Midlands -38 53 £160 +2.42% 21
North of England -65 50 £180 +2.86% 23
West Midlands -17 41 £160 +3.23% 10
South West -48 36 £190 +8.57% 3
North West -49 36 £180 +5.88% 14
East of England -27 21 £140 -31.71% 5
East Midlands -26 12 £132 -17.35% 10
Yorkshire -20 9 £163 -14.47% 7
North East +15 5 £265 +76.67% 2
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, 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.

1 340 (100.00%) Windows
2 281 (82.65%) Windows 10
3 168 (49.41%) Microsoft
4 166 (48.82%) Active Directory
5 142 (41.76%) Microsoft 365
6 97 (28.53%) SCCM
7 91 (26.76%) Microsoft Office
8 80 (23.53%) Social Skills
9 70 (20.59%) ITIL
10 57 (16.76%) Windows Server
11 56 (16.47%) Migration
12 55 (16.18%) Cisco
13 51 (15.00%) Security Cleared
14 50 (14.71%) VMware
15 49 (14.41%) Windows 8
16 45 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
18 42 (12.35%) Citrix
19 41 (12.06%) VPN
19 41 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
20 35 (10.29%) Azure
20 35 (10.29%) SC Cleared
21 34 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
21 34 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
22 31 (9.12%) MS Exchange
23 30 (8.82%) DNS
23 30 (8.82%) DHCP
23 30 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
23 30 (8.82%) Apple
24 29 (8.53%) 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 31 (9.12%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.94%) ArcGIS
3 10 (2.94%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.29%) Apache
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 91 (26.76%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.94%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 142 (41.76%) Microsoft 365
2 35 (10.29%) Azure
3 9 (2.65%) AWS
4 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.47%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.18%) SaaS
6 2 (0.59%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.29%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.29%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (12.06%) VPN
2 30 (8.82%) DHCP
2 30 (8.82%) DNS
3 16 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.12%) Firewall
5 13 (3.82%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (3.53%) LAN
6 12 (3.53%) NetScaler
7 11 (3.24%) Wireless
8 10 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (2.65%) WAN
10 8 (2.35%) Internet
10 8 (2.35%) Skype
11 7 (2.06%) 802.11
11 7 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.76%) SAN
12 6 (1.76%) VoIP
13 5 (1.47%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.18%) VLAN
15 3 (0.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.35%) GIS
3 8 (2.35%) MySQL
4 1 (0.29%) MS Access
4 1 (0.29%) Power BI
4 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (2.94%) MSI
2 3 (0.88%) Hudson
3 2 (0.59%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
4 1 (0.29%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 80 (23.53%) Social Skills
2 29 (8.53%) Finance
3 20 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 17 (5.00%) Retail
5 14 (4.12%) Banking
6 7 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.76%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.88%) Law
10 3 (0.88%) Legal
11 2 (0.59%) Back Office
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
11 2 (0.59%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.29%) Automotive
12 1 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) International Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 58 (17.06%) Support Engineer
2 50 (14.71%) Analyst
3 44 (12.94%) IT Support
4 43 (12.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 42 (12.35%) Desktop Support
6 29 (8.53%) Windows Engineer
7 28 (8.24%) 1st Line Support
8 24 (7.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 24 (7.06%) IT Engineer
9 22 (6.47%) Support Analyst
10 21 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
11 20 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
12 19 (5.59%) Service Analyst
13 18 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (5.29%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (4.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 15 (4.41%) Service Desk Engineer
15 14 (4.12%) Deployment Engineer
16 13 (3.82%) Build Engineer
17 12 (3.53%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.06%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.59%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.29%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.29%) COM
3 1 (0.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.29%) HTML
3 1 (0.29%) LAMP
3 1 (0.29%) LDAP
3 1 (0.29%) REST
3 1 (0.29%) SOAP
3 1 (0.29%) WSH
3 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (2.94%) Data Centre
1 10 (2.94%) iPad
1 10 (2.94%) NHS
1 10 (2.94%) Smartphone
2 8 (2.35%) Fat Client
2 8 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (2.35%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.76%) iPhone
5 5 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 5 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.18%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.88%) Clustering
7 3 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.59%) BYOD
8 2 (0.59%) Equities
8 2 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 340 (100.00%) Windows
2 281 (82.65%) Windows 10
3 57 (16.76%) Windows Server
4 49 (14.41%) Windows 8
5 41 (12.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 22 (6.47%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (5.00%) Android
9 16 (4.71%) Apple iOS
10 14 (4.12%) Linux
11 13 (3.82%) Windows XP
12 12 (3.53%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.18%) CentOS
15 3 (0.88%) Unix
16 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.29%) HPUX
17 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.59%) ITIL
2 56 (16.47%) Migration
3 43 (12.65%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (4.12%) Incident Management
6 13 (3.82%) Application Packaging
7 12 (3.53%) Break/Fix
7 12 (3.53%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (3.53%) PRINCE2
8 11 (3.24%) Change Management
8 11 (3.24%) Data Migration
8 11 (3.24%) ITSM
8 11 (3.24%) Project Management
9 10 (2.94%) Project Delivery
9 10 (2.94%) Service Management
9 10 (2.94%) Systems Engineering
10 9 (2.65%) DevOps
10 9 (2.65%) Disk Encryption
10 9 (2.65%) Patch Management
10 9 (2.65%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.53%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.71%) SQL
3 12 (3.53%) VB
4 10 (2.94%) C
5 5 (1.47%) VBScript
6 1 (0.29%) C++
6 1 (0.29%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) PHP
6 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.71%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.12%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.12%) MCSE
6 9 (2.65%) DBS Check
6 9 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.35%) Degree
8 7 (2.06%) CCNA
9 5 (1.47%) MCITP
9 5 (1.47%) MCSA
10 4 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.59%) CCNP
12 2 (0.59%) MCP
12 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.53%) SLA
2 3 (0.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.29%) DICOM
3 1 (0.29%) GxP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 166 (48.82%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (4.12%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.24%) vSphere
7 9 (2.65%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.35%) BitLocker
8 8 (2.35%) XenApp
9 6 (1.76%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.88%) Firmware
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 97 (28.53%) SCCM
2 21 (6.18%) AirWatch
3 19 (5.59%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.65%) Ansible
5 5 (1.47%) SCOM
6 4 (1.18%) WSUS
7 3 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.59%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.59%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.29%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 168 (49.41%) Microsoft
2 55 (16.18%) Cisco
3 50 (14.71%) VMware
4 42 (12.35%) Citrix
5 30 (8.82%) Apple
6 22 (6.47%) ServiceNow
7 20 (5.88%) Ivanti
8 15 (4.41%) HP
9 12 (3.53%) Oracle
10 11 (3.24%) Lumension
10 11 (3.24%) Sophos
11 10 (2.94%) Dell
11 10 (2.94%) ESRI
11 10 (2.94%) McAfee
11 10 (2.94%) Meraki
12 9 (2.65%) Symantec
13 7 (2.06%) Avaya
13 7 (2.06%) MobileIron
14 6 (1.76%) Remedy
15 5 (1.47%) Bloomberg