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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 96 56
Rank change year-on-year -36 -40  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 798 1120 1625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.27% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.36% 10.59% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 537 729
Median daily rate £180 £215 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.08% +2.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £120 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £214 £200
% change year-on-year -18.12% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 266 394
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £22.50 £20.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8529 10579 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.50% 21.41% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5485 6632 6178
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 645 904
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 262 £188 -14.77% 77
South East -21 179 £200 -11.11% 41
East of England -12 77 £175 -22.22% 19
South West -28 70 £200 -6.32% 8
West Midlands +5 54 £175 +2.94% 12
Yorkshire +25 48 £125 +8.69% 20
East Midlands +8 45 £253 +32.89% 7
North West -10 43 £138 -21.42% 26
North East -13 19 £290 +16.00% 5
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1763 (100.00%) Windows
2 1091 (61.88%) Active Directory
3 832 (47.19%) Microsoft
4 591 (33.52%) MS Office
5 440 (24.96%) Windows 10
6 434 (24.62%) ITIL
7 416 (23.60%) Windows Server
8 358 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 347 (19.68%) SCCM
10 343 (19.46%) VMware
11 329 (18.66%) Citrix
12 327 (18.55%) MS Excel
13 279 (15.83%) Office 365
14 272 (15.43%) Windows 8
15 241 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
16 235 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 226 (12.82%) MS Exchange
18 217 (12.31%) Finance
19 213 (12.08%) DNS
20 202 (11.46%) Security Cleared
21 193 (10.95%) Windows XP
22 185 (10.49%) Migration
23 183 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
24 177 (10.04%) Cisco
25 168 (9.53%) TCP/IP
26 158 (8.96%) DHCP
26 158 (8.96%) Blackberry
27 152 (8.62%) HP
28 147 (8.34%) SLA
29 146 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 226 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 116 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 102 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 95 (5.39%) Skype for Business
5 61 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 56 (3.18%) IBM Notes
7 43 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (2.16%) IIS
9 36 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 22 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
11 19 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.34%) Tuxedo
15 5 (0.28%) JBoss
15 5 (0.28%) WildFly
16 4 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 591 (33.52%) MS Office
2 327 (18.55%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.68%) MS Project
5 12 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (0.34%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.23%) InDesign
8 4 (0.23%) SOLIDWORKS
9 3 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.85%) Eikon
2 11 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.40%) Demantra
3 7 (0.40%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.23%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.23%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.11%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.057%) assyst
7 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.057%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 279 (15.83%) Office 365
2 66 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.64%) OneDrive
4 14 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.68%) SaaS
6 11 (0.62%) G Suite
6 11 (0.62%) IaaS
7 6 (0.34%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.28%) PaaS
8 5 (0.28%) Yammer
9 4 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.17%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.057%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 213 (12.08%) DNS
2 168 (9.53%) TCP/IP
3 158 (8.96%) DHCP
4 126 (7.15%) LAN
5 124 (7.03%) VPN
6 108 (6.13%) Firewall
7 104 (5.90%) WAN
8 77 (4.37%) SAN
9 72 (4.08%) Wireless
10 70 (3.97%) VoIP
11 59 (3.35%) Skype
12 49 (2.78%) Internet
13 45 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
14 39 (2.21%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (1.25%) NAS
16 21 (1.19%) SSL
17 19 (1.08%) 3G
17 19 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
19 14 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 11 (0.62%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (0.40%) MS Access
10 6 (0.34%) DB2
10 6 (0.34%) MySQL
11 4 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.23%) DTS
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.23%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (2.44%) MSI
2 11 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 8 (0.45%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.34%) JIRA
5 5 (0.28%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.23%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.23%) eggPlant
6 4 (0.23%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.23%) JDeveloper
6 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.11%) NMock
7 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.11%) WiX
8 1 (0.057%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.057%) git-flow
8 1 (0.057%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.057%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.057%) Xcode
General
1 217 (12.31%) Finance
2 77 (4.37%) Legal
3 63 (3.57%) Banking
4 54 (3.06%) Law
5 42 (2.38%) Retail
6 29 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.13%) Back Office
9 17 (0.96%) Local Government
10 16 (0.91%) Advertising
11 13 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.68%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.57%) Marketing
15 8 (0.45%) Military
16 7 (0.40%) Games
16 7 (0.40%) Publishing
17 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
18 4 (0.23%) Electronics
18 4 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 468 (26.55%) Analyst
2 417 (23.65%) Support Engineer
3 303 (17.19%) 2nd Line Support
4 278 (15.77%) Desktop Support
5 231 (13.10%) Service Analyst
6 225 (12.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 223 (12.65%) Support Analyst
8 186 (10.55%) IT Support
9 177 (10.04%) Desktop Engineer
10 147 (8.34%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 143 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 141 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 130 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
14 127 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 118 (6.69%) 1st Line Support
16 116 (6.58%) Service Desk Support
17 104 (5.90%) IT Analyst
17 104 (5.90%) IT Engineer
18 88 (4.99%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 75 (4.25%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.76%) XML
2 22 (1.25%) .NET
3 8 (0.45%) HTML
3 8 (0.45%) Web Services
4 6 (0.34%) .NET Framework
4 6 (0.34%) Middleware
5 5 (0.28%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 4 (0.23%) XMPP
7 3 (0.17%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.17%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.17%) WAP
8 2 (0.11%) ADO
8 2 (0.11%) Electron Framework
8 2 (0.11%) HTML5
8 2 (0.11%) Node.js
8 2 (0.11%) React
8 2 (0.11%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (0.11%) WPF
9 1 (0.057%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.96%) Blackberry
2 97 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.59%) iPad
4 59 (3.35%) iPhone
5 54 (3.06%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.89%) Fat Client
6 51 (2.89%) Thin Client
6 51 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
7 46 (2.61%) Smartphone
8 38 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.59%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.25%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.19%) BYOD
12 19 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 19 (1.08%) NHS
13 13 (0.74%) User Experience
14 11 (0.62%) Clustering
15 10 (0.57%) CMDB
15 10 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
16 9 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1763 (100.00%) Windows
2 440 (24.96%) Windows 10
3 416 (23.60%) Windows Server
4 358 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 272 (15.43%) Windows 8
6 241 (13.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 193 (10.95%) Windows XP
8 183 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 132 (7.49%) Android
10 82 (4.65%) Mac OS X
11 78 (4.42%) Linux
12 70 (3.97%) Apple iOS
13 37 (2.10%) Mac OS
14 27 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 25 (1.42%) Unix
16 19 (1.08%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.91%) HPUX
17 16 (0.91%) Windows 2000
18 9 (0.51%) Solaris
18 9 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (24.62%) ITIL
2 185 (10.49%) Migration
3 105 (5.96%) Incident Management
4 81 (4.59%) Problem Management
5 77 (4.37%) Service Management
6 55 (3.12%) Asset Management
7 54 (3.06%) Time Management
8 53 (3.01%) ITSM
8 53 (3.01%) Service Delivery
9 47 (2.67%) Project Management
10 46 (2.61%) Data Migration
11 42 (2.38%) Change Management
12 40 (2.27%) Application Packaging
13 37 (2.10%) PRINCE2
14 34 (1.93%) CRM
15 33 (1.87%) Mobile Device Management
15 33 (1.87%) Patch Management
16 32 (1.82%) Virtual Environments
17 31 (1.76%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (1.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 141 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 126 (7.15%) SQL
3 63 (3.57%) VBScript
4 30 (1.70%) C
5 23 (1.30%) Java
6 21 (1.19%) VB
7 14 (0.79%) C#
7 14 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 12 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 10 (0.57%) Python
10 9 (0.51%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.45%) VBA
12 7 (0.40%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.23%) C++
14 3 (0.17%) REXX
14 3 (0.17%) Tcl
14 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.057%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.057%) Progress 4GL
15 1 (0.057%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 202 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 146 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 144 (8.17%) SC Cleared
4 69 (3.91%) MCSE
5 57 (3.23%) MCP
6 53 (3.01%) DBS Check
7 52 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
8 51 (2.89%) DV Cleared
9 49 (2.78%) Degree
10 43 (2.44%) MCSA
11 40 (2.27%) MCITP
12 33 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
13 30 (1.70%) CCNA
14 21 (1.19%) A+ Certification
15 15 (0.85%) MCDST
16 14 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 8 (0.45%) MOS
18 8 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
18 8 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (8.34%) SLA
2 18 (1.02%) JSP 440
3 11 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.28%) QA
7 3 (0.17%) PMO
8 2 (0.11%) BS25999
8 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1091 (61.88%) Active Directory
2 235 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (6.58%) XenApp
4 96 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 78 (4.42%) VMware ESX
6 70 (3.97%) XenDesktop
7 69 (3.91%) Hyper-V
8 68 (3.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 47 (2.67%) vSphere
10 35 (1.99%) BitLocker
11 14 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.68%) Firmware
12 12 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (0.51%) XenServer
14 8 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.45%) Xen
15 4 (0.23%) ProxySG
16 3 (0.17%) ISA Server
16 3 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 347 (19.68%) SCCM
2 43 (2.44%) WSUS
3 29 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (1.47%) AirWatch
5 22 (1.25%) SCOM
6 18 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
7 17 (0.96%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 15 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.68%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.57%) DameWare
14 8 (0.45%) BladeLogic
14 8 (0.45%) Sysprep
15 7 (0.40%) EdgeSight
15 7 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
16 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 6 (0.34%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 832 (47.19%) Microsoft
2 343 (19.46%) VMware
3 329 (18.66%) Citrix
4 177 (10.04%) Cisco
5 152 (8.62%) HP
6 145 (8.22%) Apple
7 80 (4.54%) Dell
8 57 (3.23%) Remedy
9 56 (3.18%) Lotus
10 54 (3.06%) LANDesk
11 48 (2.72%) Bloomberg
11 48 (2.72%) ServiceNow
11 48 (2.72%) Symantec
12 46 (2.61%) AppSense
13 44 (2.50%) Avaya
13 44 (2.50%) Reuters
14 39 (2.21%) Google
15 36 (2.04%) Oracle
16 34 (1.93%) NetApp
17 32 (1.82%) Sophos
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £16.18 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Rullion
Rate: £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Omni RMS
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Rate: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago