Period
to 21 April 2018

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 21 April 2018 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 128 89
Rank change year-on-year -1 -39 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,882 1,724 2,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.03% 2.02% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.73% 9.88% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 917 1,212
England median daily rate £205 £180 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £113 £110 £110
90th Percentile £452 £406 £403
UK median daily rate £213 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 360 577
England median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.43
90th Percentile £30.00 £22.66 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -5.33% +7.14%

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 19,343 17,458 21,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.87% 20.49% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,344 11,144 13,160
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £183 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,185 1,060 1,408
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.64 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -2.12% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £47.17
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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 +17 790 £225 +25.00% 151
South East -31 350 £175 -12.50% 96
North of England +17 285 £150 -11.76% 87
Midlands -23 177 £275 +52.78% 43
South West +11 170 £238 +37.68% 34
North West +17 133 £178 -6.58% 51
Yorkshire +13 122 £133 +6.00% 28
East Midlands +13 110 £300 +66.67% 10
East of England -38 110 £200 -5.88% 35
West Midlands -38 67 £175 -1.41% 33
North East +17 30 £205 -3.53% 8
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 1,882 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,112 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 1,008 (53.56%) Windows 10
4 853 (45.32%) Microsoft
5 644 (34.22%) Microsoft Office
6 490 (26.04%) Office 365
7 467 (24.81%) SCCM
8 379 (20.14%) ITIL
9 360 (19.13%) Windows Server
10 336 (17.85%) Citrix
11 317 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 280 (14.88%) VMware
13 269 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 259 (13.76%) Migration
15 255 (13.55%) MS Exchange
16 238 (12.65%) Windows 8
17 219 (11.64%) Finance
18 212 (11.26%) DNS
19 202 (10.73%) Security Cleared
20 196 (10.41%) SLA
21 194 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
22 190 (10.10%) DHCP
23 175 (9.30%) PowerShell
24 168 (8.93%) Windows XP
25 165 (8.77%) VPN
25 165 (8.77%) HP
26 160 (8.50%) LAN
27 157 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
28 156 (8.29%) Apple
29 151 (8.02%) Problem-Solving

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
1 255 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 114 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 100 (5.31%) SharePoint
4 82 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (1.59%) IIS
7 29 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.28%) IBM Notes
10 19 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (0.96%) Apache
12 17 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.27%) CMS
16 4 (0.21%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.21%) JBoss
17 3 (0.16%) IBM Domino
17 3 (0.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 644 (34.22%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 38 (2.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.32%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.16%) Houdini
8 3 (0.16%) Maya
8 3 (0.16%) NUKE
8 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.16%) Revit
9 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.11%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.053%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Eikon
2 9 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.27%) SystmOne
4 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.11%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Primavera
6 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.11%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.053%) assyst
7 1 (0.053%) Demantra
7 1 (0.053%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 490 (26.04%) Office 365
2 84 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.22%) OneDrive
5 13 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (0.69%) SaaS
6 9 (0.48%) G Suite
6 9 (0.48%) IaaS
7 8 (0.43%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.27%) PaaS
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.11%) GitHub
12 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
12 2 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 212 (11.26%) DNS
2 190 (10.10%) DHCP
3 165 (8.77%) VPN
4 160 (8.50%) LAN
5 133 (7.07%) WAN
6 117 (6.22%) Skype
7 104 (5.53%) TCP/IP
8 92 (4.89%) Internet
9 90 (4.78%) Firewall
10 55 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
11 42 (2.23%) SAN
11 42 (2.23%) VoIP
11 42 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
12 34 (1.81%) Wireless
13 30 (1.59%) DSL
14 27 (1.43%) Intranet
15 25 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (1.06%) Ethernet
16 20 (1.06%) IP Telephony
17 19 (1.01%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.48%) GIS
4 9 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.11%) MS Access
10 2 (0.11%) MySQL
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.053%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (2.44%) MSI
2 43 (2.28%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (0.85%) Subversion
5 12 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.64%) Xcode
6 11 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.53%) AdminStudio
7 10 (0.53%) JIRA
8 8 (0.43%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.27%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.11%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.11%) Hudson
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.11%) WinDbg
10 2 (0.11%) WinRunner
10 2 (0.11%) WiX
11 1 (0.053%) TestDirector
General
1 219 (11.64%) Finance
2 83 (4.41%) Banking
3 76 (4.04%) Legal
4 63 (3.35%) Law
5 44 (2.34%) Retail
6 36 (1.91%) Publishing
7 35 (1.86%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.17%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.90%) Back Office
11 10 (0.53%) Advertising
11 10 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.43%) Front Office
13 7 (0.37%) Local Government
14 6 (0.32%) Marketing
15 5 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Military
16 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.21%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 463 (24.60%) Analyst
2 433 (23.01%) Desktop Support
3 356 (18.92%) Support Engineer
4 260 (13.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 235 (12.49%) Service Analyst
6 234 (12.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 225 (11.96%) Desktop Engineer
8 191 (10.15%) Support Analyst
9 157 (8.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 157 (8.34%) IT Support
10 133 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
11 116 (6.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 97 (5.15%) IT Engineer
13 95 (5.05%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 95 (5.05%) IT Analyst
14 94 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 80 (4.25%) 1st Line Support
16 75 (3.99%) Service Desk Support
17 71 (3.77%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 70 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.43%) XML
2 21 (1.12%) Web Services
3 19 (1.01%) .NET
4 16 (0.85%) HTML
4 16 (0.85%) REST
5 15 (0.80%) JSON
6 13 (0.69%) SOAP
7 12 (0.64%) Cocoa
7 12 (0.64%) WPF
8 9 (0.48%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.37%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.32%) LDAP
11 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.16%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.16%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.16%) Core Data
11 3 (0.16%) HTML5
11 3 (0.16%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 131 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (6.80%) Blackberry
3 93 (4.94%) iPhone
4 82 (4.36%) Self-Motivation
5 76 (4.04%) iPad
6 58 (3.08%) Smartphone
7 48 (2.55%) Management Information System
8 44 (2.34%) Data Centre
9 41 (2.18%) PKI
10 38 (2.02%) Driving Licence
11 35 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
12 32 (1.70%) NHS
13 25 (1.33%) Fat Client
13 25 (1.33%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.85%) CMDB
14 16 (0.85%) Computer Science
15 15 (0.80%) Clustering
15 15 (0.80%) User Experience
16 10 (0.53%) BYOD
17 9 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1,882 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,008 (53.56%) Windows 10
3 360 (19.13%) Windows Server
4 317 (16.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 269 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 238 (12.65%) Windows 8
7 168 (8.93%) Windows XP
8 114 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (5.69%) Linux
10 98 (5.21%) Android
11 88 (4.68%) Apple iOS
12 69 (3.67%) Mac OS X
13 54 (2.87%) Unix
14 42 (2.23%) Windows Vista
15 35 (1.86%) Mac OS
16 33 (1.75%) Windows 2000
17 24 (1.28%) Solaris
18 18 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (0.64%) AIX
20 9 (0.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (20.14%) ITIL
2 259 (13.76%) Migration
3 151 (8.02%) Problem-Solving
4 115 (6.11%) Time Management
5 91 (4.84%) Service Management
6 72 (3.83%) Break/Fix
7 65 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 62 (3.29%) Change Management
9 59 (3.13%) Application Packaging
10 54 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
11 53 (2.82%) Incident Management
11 53 (2.82%) Mobile Device Management
11 53 (2.82%) Problem Management
12 50 (2.66%) ITIL V3
13 47 (2.50%) ITSM
14 40 (2.13%) PRINCE2
14 40 (2.13%) Software Deployment
15 39 (2.07%) Configuration Management
16 37 (1.97%) Asset Management
17 34 (1.81%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 175 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 79 (4.20%) VBScript
3 71 (3.77%) SQL
4 31 (1.65%) Bash Shell
5 29 (1.54%) VB
6 25 (1.33%) C
6 25 (1.33%) Java
7 14 (0.74%) C#
8 12 (0.64%) Apple Swift
8 12 (0.64%) Objective-C
8 12 (0.64%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.53%) VBA
10 8 (0.43%) C++
11 6 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.27%) Python
12 5 (0.27%) R
13 3 (0.16%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.16%) VB6
13 3 (0.16%) VC++
13 3 (0.16%) XPath
Qualifications
1 202 (10.73%) Security Cleared
2 157 (8.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 143 (7.60%) SC Cleared
4 82 (4.36%) MCSE
5 71 (3.77%) MCP
6 51 (2.71%) DV Cleared
6 51 (2.71%) MCSA
7 47 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 37 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 37 (1.97%) Degree
9 33 (1.75%) CCNA
10 27 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 23 (1.22%) MCDST
12 20 (1.06%) DBS Check
13 19 (1.01%) PMI Certification
14 18 (0.96%) A+ Certification
15 16 (0.85%) PMP
16 14 (0.74%) MCITP
17 11 (0.58%) CCNP
18 9 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 196 (10.41%) SLA
2 21 (1.12%) QA
3 12 (0.64%) PMO
4 6 (0.32%) GDPR
4 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.053%) ECSS
7 1 (0.053%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.053%) GxP
7 1 (0.053%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.053%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,112 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 194 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 79 (4.20%) XenApp
5 75 (3.99%) Hyper-V
6 66 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 55 (2.92%) vSphere
8 50 (2.66%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (2.44%) BitLocker
10 36 (1.91%) VMware Workstation
11 35 (1.86%) Docker
12 34 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
13 23 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
14 16 (0.85%) XenServer
15 12 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.53%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.37%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.37%) Terminal Services
18 5 (0.27%) Firmware
18 5 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 467 (24.81%) SCCM
2 57 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 54 (2.87%) WSUS
4 41 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 30 (1.59%) SCOM
6 26 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 24 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 22 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 13 (0.69%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.53%) Backup Exec
12 9 (0.48%) NetBackup
13 8 (0.43%) Netcool
13 8 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.37%) Ansible
14 7 (0.37%) DameWare
14 7 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.37%) Jamf Pro
15 5 (0.27%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 853 (45.32%) Microsoft
2 336 (17.85%) Citrix
3 280 (14.88%) VMware
4 165 (8.77%) HP
5 156 (8.29%) Apple
6 149 (7.92%) Cisco
7 98 (5.21%) Ivanti
8 55 (2.92%) Dell
8 55 (2.92%) ServiceNow
9 50 (2.66%) McAfee
9 50 (2.66%) Symantec
10 38 (2.02%) Oracle
11 36 (1.91%) Bloomberg
12 27 (1.43%) Remedy
13 25 (1.33%) Adobe
14 24 (1.28%) NetApp
14 24 (1.28%) Reuters
15 23 (1.22%) Altiris
16 22 (1.17%) Lotus
17 17 (0.90%) Wyse