Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 213 95 117
Rank change year-on-year -118 +22 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 308 2,009 2,087
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.19% 2.51% 2.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.46% 12.32% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 1,209 1,097
Median daily rate £190 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +5.54%
10th Percentile £110 £115 £113
90th Percentile £500 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £190 £175 £200
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 352 532
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £22.40 £24.23
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.99 £15.86
% change year-on-year +0.06% +0.82% +9.38%

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 4,770 16,312 19,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.40% 20.37% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 10,299 12,047
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 1,052 1,375
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.18 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -99 114 £240 +20.00% 8
South East -18 51 £150 -14.29% 24
North of England -42 40 £120 -25.00% 21
Midlands -11 38 £400 +146.15% 22
North West -22 33 £120 -25.00% 13
East of England +13 32 £250 +55.91% 9
South West -40 29 £164 +9.17% 11
West Midlands +13 28 £400 +135.29% 12
East Midlands -9 10 £148 +5.36% 10
Yorkshire -8 4 £175 +9.38% 6
North East +9 3 £173 +13.11% 2
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 244 (79.22%) Windows 10
3 177 (57.47%) Active Directory
4 155 (50.32%) Microsoft
5 108 (35.06%) Microsoft Office
6 101 (32.79%) Office 365
7 69 (22.40%) SCCM
8 65 (21.10%) Windows Server
9 63 (20.45%) Migration
10 54 (17.53%) ITIL
11 53 (17.21%) VMware
12 44 (14.29%) Citrix
13 43 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 41 (13.31%) PowerShell
16 39 (12.66%) Windows Server 2016
17 38 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (12.01%) Security Cleared
19 36 (11.69%) Windows 8
20 35 (11.36%) NHS
20 35 (11.36%) Cisco
21 32 (10.39%) Finance
22 31 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
23 28 (9.09%) DNS
23 28 (9.09%) SQL Server
23 28 (9.09%) Public Sector
24 27 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
25 25 (8.12%) VB
26 23 (7.47%) DHCP
26 23 (7.47%) Microsoft App-V

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 21 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.84%) ArcGIS
3 11 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.25%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.60%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.30%) IIS
7 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.32%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 108 (35.06%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (5.84%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (32.79%) Office 365
2 23 (7.47%) Azure
3 8 (2.60%) OneDrive
4 7 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.30%) AWS
5 4 (1.30%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.97%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.97%) Yammer
7 1 (0.32%) Power Automate
7 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.32%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.09%) DNS
2 23 (7.47%) DHCP
3 22 (7.14%) VPN
4 16 (5.19%) WAN
5 15 (4.87%) LAN
6 14 (4.55%) Firewall
6 14 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.55%) Wireless
7 13 (4.22%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (3.90%) Skype
9 10 (3.25%) VoIP
9 10 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (2.27%) Internet
11 6 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.95%) NetScaler
12 5 (1.62%) Network Security
13 3 (0.97%) WebEx
14 2 (0.65%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (0.65%) Telepresence
14 2 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.55%) GIS
3 5 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.97%) Power BI
5 2 (0.65%) MS Access
5 2 (0.65%) MySQL
5 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) MSI
2 6 (1.95%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.97%) Hudson
4 2 (0.65%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (10.39%) Finance
2 28 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.25%) Banking
5 5 (1.62%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.30%) Local Government
6 4 (1.30%) Multimedia
6 4 (1.30%) Retail
7 3 (0.97%) Advertising
7 3 (0.97%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Publishing
8 2 (0.65%) Back Office
8 2 (0.65%) Electronics
8 2 (0.65%) French Language
8 2 (0.65%) Front Office
8 2 (0.65%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.32%) International Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (21.10%) Support Engineer
2 50 (16.23%) Desktop Support
3 40 (12.99%) Desktop Engineer
4 39 (12.66%) Analyst
5 38 (12.34%) 2nd Line Support
6 30 (9.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 28 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
8 27 (8.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 25 (8.12%) IT Engineer
10 23 (7.47%) IT Support
10 23 (7.47%) Service Analyst
11 22 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (5.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 14 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 13 (4.22%) IT Support Engineer
16 12 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
16 12 (3.90%) Applications Packager
17 11 (3.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
18 10 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.97%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.65%) .NET
2 2 (0.65%) ActiveX
3 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.32%) CSS
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
3 1 (0.32%) jQuery
3 1 (0.32%) WinForms
3 1 (0.32%) WPF
3 1 (0.32%) XHTML
3 1 (0.32%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.36%) NHS
2 11 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 7 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 6 (1.95%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.95%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.62%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.30%) iPhone
7 4 (1.30%) User Experience
7 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.97%) BYOD
8 3 (0.97%) CCTV
8 3 (0.97%) CMDB
8 3 (0.97%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.65%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 244 (79.22%) Windows 10
3 65 (21.10%) Windows Server
4 43 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (12.66%) Windows Server 2016
6 38 (12.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (11.69%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.84%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (5.19%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.92%) Android
11 8 (2.60%) Linux
12 7 (2.27%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.97%) HPUX
13 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.65%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.32%) Unix
15 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (20.45%) Migration
2 54 (17.53%) ITIL
3 27 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (6.82%) Data Migration
5 20 (6.49%) Application Packaging
6 18 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 17 (5.52%) Test Scripting
8 16 (5.19%) DevOps
9 14 (4.55%) Image Processing
10 10 (3.25%) Change Control
10 10 (3.25%) Change Management
10 10 (3.25%) Patch Management
10 10 (3.25%) Systems Engineering
11 9 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (2.92%) Service Design
12 8 (2.60%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.60%) Project Delivery
12 8 (2.60%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (2.60%) Software Distribution
12 8 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.31%) PowerShell
2 25 (8.12%) VB
3 20 (6.49%) C
4 10 (3.25%) SQL
5 9 (2.92%) VBScript
6 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.65%) C#
7 2 (0.65%) VBA
8 1 (0.32%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 31 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.27%) MCSE
7 6 (1.95%) A+ Certification
7 6 (1.95%) DBS Check
7 6 (1.95%) MCP
8 4 (1.30%) Degree
9 3 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.97%) CCNA
10 2 (0.65%) HND
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.32%) CCA
11 1 (0.32%) CCNP
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.32%) MCSA
11 1 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.84%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 177 (57.47%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (4.55%) VMware NSX
5 13 (4.22%) XenApp
6 12 (3.90%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.60%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.97%) vSphere
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (22.40%) SCCM
2 14 (4.55%) Ansible
2 14 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.60%) WSUS
4 5 (1.62%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.97%) MaaS360
5 3 (0.97%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.97%) SCOM
6 2 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.65%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.65%) Nessus
6 2 (0.65%) QRadar
6 2 (0.65%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.32%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 155 (50.32%) Microsoft
2 53 (17.21%) VMware
3 44 (14.29%) Citrix
4 35 (11.36%) Cisco
5 22 (7.14%) Oracle
6 19 (6.17%) Sophos
7 18 (5.84%) ESRI
7 18 (5.84%) Lumension
8 17 (5.52%) ServiceNow
9 12 (3.90%) Apple
10 11 (3.57%) HP
11 9 (2.92%) Ivanti
12 7 (2.27%) Symantec
13 5 (1.62%) Dell
13 5 (1.62%) Twitter
14 4 (1.30%) Facebook
14 4 (1.30%) Juniper
14 4 (1.30%) MobileIron
14 4 (1.30%) Remedy
14 4 (1.30%) Wyse