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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 113 61
Rank change year-on-year -21 -52  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 827 1068 1631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.92% 2.16% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.32% 9.47% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 538 822
Median daily rate £175 £200 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £405 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £198 £188
% change year-on-year -23.79% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 216 408
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.39 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.78% +2.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £21.63 £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.23 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.06% +1.51%  

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 8873 11282 11429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.61% 22.78% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5534 7245 6756
Median daily rate £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 581 906
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 -37 280 £213 +6.25% 90
South East -19 154 £150 -40.00% 27
South West -9 87 £195 -6.47% 13
East of England -29 79 £130 -14.75% 19
North West +61 75 £180 -8.86% 19
West Midlands +11 54 £163 +35.41% 17
Yorkshire +32 52 £125 -52.06% 18
East Midlands -7 31 £275 +10.00% 8
North East +23 11 £200 -10.11% 5
Midlands +11 1 - - 25
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 1625 (100.00%) Windows
2 947 (58.28%) Active Directory
3 743 (45.72%) Microsoft
4 512 (31.51%) Microsoft Office
4 512 (31.51%) Windows 10
5 370 (22.77%) ITIL
6 348 (21.42%) SCCM
7 342 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 317 (19.51%) Office 365
9 287 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 277 (17.05%) Citrix
11 268 (16.49%) Windows 8
12 266 (16.37%) VMware
13 223 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 196 (12.06%) Security Cleared
15 191 (11.75%) Migration
16 189 (11.63%) MS Exchange
17 185 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 167 (10.28%) Cisco
19 162 (9.97%) Finance
20 161 (9.91%) Windows XP
21 154 (9.48%) DNS
22 151 (9.29%) Blackberry
23 150 (9.23%) HP
24 140 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
25 139 (8.55%) SLA
26 138 (8.49%) SC Cleared
27 132 (8.12%) TCP/IP
28 129 (7.94%) VPN
29 125 (7.69%) Apple

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
1 189 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 105 (6.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 101 (6.22%) SharePoint
4 91 (5.60%) Skype for Business
5 59 (3.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 48 (2.95%) IBM Notes
7 35 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (1.72%) IIS
9 23 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.43%) CMS
15 4 (0.25%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
17 2 (0.12%) Apache
17 2 (0.12%) Live Communications Server
17 2 (0.12%) Moodle
17 2 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 512 (31.51%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 13 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.68%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.18%) InDesign
9 3 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.12%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.12%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.12%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.062%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 11 (0.68%) Eikon
2 8 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.31%) SystmOne
5 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.25%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.25%) thinkFolio
6 3 (0.18%) Demantra
6 3 (0.18%) SnowdropKCS
7 2 (0.12%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.062%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.062%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.062%) Sage 1000
8 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.062%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.062%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 317 (19.51%) Office 365
2 50 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.78%) OneDrive
4 10 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.62%) Mimecast
5 8 (0.49%) SaaS
6 6 (0.37%) IaaS
6 6 (0.37%) Yammer
7 3 (0.18%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.12%) G Suite
9 1 (0.062%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 154 (9.48%) DNS
2 132 (8.12%) TCP/IP
3 129 (7.94%) VPN
4 123 (7.57%) LAN
5 114 (7.02%) DHCP
6 107 (6.58%) WAN
7 91 (5.60%) Firewall
8 72 (4.43%) SAN
9 63 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
9 63 (3.88%) Skype
10 54 (3.32%) Internet
10 54 (3.32%) Wireless
11 49 (3.02%) VoIP
12 36 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
14 20 (1.23%) VLAN
15 16 (0.98%) 3G
15 16 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (0.80%) NetScaler
17 12 (0.74%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.55%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.37%) MS Access
10 5 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.12%) Big Data
12 2 (0.12%) GIS
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.062%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 1 (0.062%) Oracle Database 11g
13 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.062%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.062%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 39 (2.40%) MSI
2 12 (0.74%) InstallShield
3 8 (0.49%) AdminStudio
4 7 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.25%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.25%) Subversion
5 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.25%) Xcode
6 3 (0.18%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.12%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.12%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.062%) JIRA
8 1 (0.062%) Redmine
8 1 (0.062%) StarTeam
General
1 162 (9.97%) Finance
2 59 (3.63%) Banking
3 54 (3.32%) Legal
4 35 (2.15%) Law
5 30 (1.85%) Retail
6 27 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.92%) Local Government
7 15 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 14 (0.86%) Front Office
9 12 (0.74%) Back Office
10 9 (0.55%) Advertising
11 8 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.43%) Marketing
13 6 (0.37%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.25%) Automotive
14 4 (0.25%) Billing
14 4 (0.25%) Electronics
14 4 (0.25%) Military
15 3 (0.18%) Italian Language
16 2 (0.12%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 430 (26.46%) Analyst
2 358 (22.03%) Support Engineer
3 322 (19.82%) Desktop Support
4 257 (15.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 196 (12.06%) Service Analyst
6 194 (11.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 191 (11.75%) Support Analyst
8 175 (10.77%) IT Support
9 171 (10.52%) Desktop Engineer
10 129 (7.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 128 (7.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 128 (7.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 116 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 112 (6.89%) Windows Engineer
14 98 (6.03%) 1st Line Support
15 97 (5.97%) IT Engineer
16 96 (5.91%) IT Analyst
17 93 (5.72%) Service Desk Support
18 68 (4.18%) IT Support Analyst
19 67 (4.12%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.72%) XML
2 21 (1.29%) .NET
3 9 (0.55%) HTML
4 7 (0.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (0.43%) STL
5 6 (0.37%) SOAP
6 4 (0.25%) 802.1X
6 4 (0.25%) Cocoa
6 4 (0.25%) HTML5
6 4 (0.25%) JSON
6 4 (0.25%) Node.js
6 4 (0.25%) REST
6 4 (0.25%) Web Services
7 3 (0.18%) EDI
7 3 (0.18%) WAP
7 3 (0.18%) XMPP
8 2 (0.12%) Flash
8 2 (0.12%) Laravel
8 2 (0.12%) Middleware
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 151 (9.29%) Blackberry
2 111 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 55 (3.38%) Video Conferencing
5 48 (2.95%) iPad
6 47 (2.89%) Data Centre
6 47 (2.89%) iPhone
7 36 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 36 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.03%) Fat Client
8 33 (2.03%) Thin Client
9 27 (1.66%) BYOD
10 21 (1.29%) NHS
11 20 (1.23%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.98%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.86%) Replication
14 13 (0.80%) RSA SecurID
15 11 (0.68%) User Experience
16 9 (0.55%) e-Learning
16 9 (0.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1625 (100.00%) Windows
2 512 (31.51%) Windows 10
3 342 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 287 (17.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 268 (16.49%) Windows 8
6 223 (13.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 161 (9.91%) Windows XP
8 122 (7.51%) Android
9 116 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 63 (3.88%) Apple iOS
10 63 (3.88%) Mac OS X
11 59 (3.63%) Linux
12 33 (2.03%) Mac OS
13 22 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.29%) Unix
14 21 (1.29%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.74%) Windows 2000
16 10 (0.62%) Windows Phone
17 9 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
18 8 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 370 (22.77%) ITIL
2 191 (11.75%) Migration
3 96 (5.91%) Incident Management
4 59 (3.63%) Service Management
5 58 (3.57%) Time Management
6 54 (3.32%) Project Management
7 52 (3.20%) Service Delivery
8 46 (2.83%) Asset Management
9 44 (2.71%) Data Migration
10 43 (2.65%) ITSM
11 40 (2.46%) Application Packaging
11 40 (2.46%) Break/Fix
12 39 (2.40%) Change Management
12 39 (2.40%) Patch Management
12 39 (2.40%) Problem Management
13 36 (2.22%) Configuration Management
14 33 (2.03%) PRINCE2
15 32 (1.97%) Mobile Device Management
16 31 (1.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 30 (1.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 123 (7.57%) PowerShell
2 98 (6.03%) SQL
3 46 (2.83%) VBScript
4 21 (1.29%) C
5 15 (0.92%) Python
5 15 (0.92%) VB
6 13 (0.80%) C#
7 12 (0.74%) Java
8 10 (0.62%) C++
9 7 (0.43%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.31%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.25%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.25%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.18%) PHP
12 3 (0.18%) REXX
12 3 (0.18%) Tcl
13 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 196 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 140 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 138 (8.49%) SC Cleared
4 62 (3.82%) MCSE
5 52 (3.20%) MCP
6 42 (2.58%) Degree
7 37 (2.28%) DV Cleared
8 36 (2.22%) MCSA
9 34 (2.09%) MCITP
10 33 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (1.91%) DBS Check
12 29 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (1.66%) CCNA
14 16 (0.98%) A+ Certification
15 13 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
15 13 (0.80%) MCDST
16 12 (0.74%) SSCP
17 11 (0.68%) MCTS
18 10 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (8.55%) SLA
2 15 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.80%) QA
4 9 (0.55%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.25%) PMO
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) BS25999
8 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.12%) ECSS
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.062%) GxP
9 1 (0.062%) MiFID
System Software
1 947 (58.28%) Active Directory
2 185 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (6.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 70 (4.31%) Hyper-V
5 69 (4.25%) XenApp
6 56 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 56 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (3.08%) XenDesktop
8 31 (1.91%) vSphere
9 23 (1.42%) BitLocker
10 13 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (0.62%) XenServer
12 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.37%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.25%) KVM
13 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.18%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.18%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.12%) Samba
Systems Management
1 348 (21.42%) SCCM
2 36 (2.22%) WSUS
3 26 (1.60%) AirWatch
4 23 (1.42%) SCOM
5 22 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 18 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 13 (0.80%) NetBackup
10 12 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
11 11 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (0.55%) BladeLogic
12 9 (0.55%) HP SiteScope
12 9 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 9 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.43%) Unicenter
13 7 (0.43%) vCenter Server
14 4 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
14 4 (0.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 743 (45.72%) Microsoft
2 277 (17.05%) Citrix
3 266 (16.37%) VMware
4 167 (10.28%) Cisco
5 150 (9.23%) HP
6 125 (7.69%) Apple
7 76 (4.68%) Dell
8 57 (3.51%) Symantec
9 50 (3.08%) ServiceNow
10 47 (2.89%) Lotus
11 46 (2.83%) Remedy
12 41 (2.52%) LANDesk
13 37 (2.28%) Bloomberg
14 36 (2.22%) AppSense
15 33 (2.03%) Avaya
16 32 (1.97%) Reuters
17 29 (1.78%) McAfee
18 27 (1.66%) Altiris
18 27 (1.66%) NetApp
18 27 (1.66%) Sophos
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £9.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sutton, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Tria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Roc Search
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £23000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago