Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 137 131
Rank change year-on-year +19 -6 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,750 1,738 1,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.11% 1.91% 1.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.67% 9.17% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 896 834
England median daily rate £185 £225 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +28.57% -14.63%
10th Percentile £113 £114 £108
90th Percentile £450 £450 £427
UK median daily rate £180 £225 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +28.57% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 455 363
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.02% +11.48% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £10.05
90th Percentile £25.15 £29.80 £21.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £14.20
% change year-on-year +0.88% +11.69% -5.33%

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 16,408 18,950 17,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.81% 20.87% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,479 11,979 10,931
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £204
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1,275 1,020
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.17% -2.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 +14 690 £200 -13.98% 28
South East -1 303 £205 -8.89% 23
North of England +20 252 £175 +9.38% 20
South West 0 206 £150 -21.05% 4
Midlands +9 156 £170 -43.33% 9
East of England +16 136 £131 -29.32% 5
North West +2 122 £175 +27.27% 11
Yorkshire +9 86 £158 -1.56% 7
East Midlands +5 82 £150 -50.00% 2
West Midlands +7 72 £175 -39.66% 7
North East +31 44 £175 -14.63% 2
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 1,750 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,238 (70.74%) Windows 10
3 907 (51.83%) Active Directory
4 753 (43.03%) Microsoft
5 589 (33.66%) Office 365
6 528 (30.17%) SCCM
7 475 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
8 346 (19.77%) ITIL
9 298 (17.03%) Windows Server
10 275 (15.71%) Migration
11 267 (15.26%) Finance
12 240 (13.71%) Citrix
13 208 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 206 (11.77%) Windows Server 2008
15 199 (11.37%) VMware
16 194 (11.09%) PowerShell
17 180 (10.29%) Windows 8
18 176 (10.06%) MS Exchange
19 163 (9.31%) Security Cleared
20 143 (8.17%) DNS
21 139 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
22 133 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
23 132 (7.54%) SLA
24 122 (6.97%) VPN
24 122 (6.97%) Skype
25 115 (6.57%) Android
26 113 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
26 113 (6.46%) Application Packaging
27 112 (6.40%) DHCP
27 112 (6.40%) LAN

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
1 176 (10.06%) MS Exchange
2 92 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 85 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 45 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (1.26%) IBM Notes
6 19 (1.09%) IIS
7 16 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.23%) CMS
10 4 (0.23%) Confluence
10 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 475 (27.14%) Microsoft Office
2 52 (2.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.23%) Shockwave
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.057%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.057%) Revit
Business Applications
1 9 (0.51%) Eikon
1 9 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.34%) Carpe Diem
3 2 (0.11%) Retail-J
3 2 (0.11%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.057%) assyst
4 1 (0.057%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 589 (33.66%) Office 365
2 92 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.00%) OneDrive
4 22 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (0.51%) IaaS
6 9 (0.51%) SaaS
7 8 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.40%) G Suite
9 5 (0.29%) PaaS
10 4 (0.23%) Slack
11 3 (0.17%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.057%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.057%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.057%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.057%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.057%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.057%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 143 (8.17%) DNS
2 122 (6.97%) Skype
2 122 (6.97%) VPN
3 112 (6.40%) DHCP
3 112 (6.40%) LAN
4 109 (6.23%) TCP/IP
5 82 (4.69%) WAN
6 68 (3.89%) Firewall
7 58 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
8 54 (3.09%) Wireless
9 47 (2.69%) Internet
10 36 (2.06%) VoIP
11 27 (1.54%) SAN
12 19 (1.09%) WebEx
13 17 (0.97%) NetScaler
13 17 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.80%) Ethernet
14 14 (0.80%) IP Telephony
14 14 (0.80%) Network Security
15 12 (0.69%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.29%) Electronic Patient Records
4 5 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.23%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.11%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.11%) GIS
6 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.057%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.057%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.057%) MS Access
7 1 (0.057%) MySQL
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.057%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 85 (4.86%) MSI
2 28 (1.60%) AdminStudio
2 28 (1.60%) InstallShield
3 13 (0.74%) JIRA
4 9 (0.51%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.40%) WinDbg
6 6 (0.34%) Hudson
7 5 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
8 4 (0.23%) Ant
9 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.17%) ProC
9 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.11%) StarTeam
11 1 (0.057%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 267 (15.26%) Finance
2 107 (6.11%) Banking
3 46 (2.63%) Law
4 38 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 37 (2.11%) Retail
6 31 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.60%) Legal
8 24 (1.37%) Marketing
9 20 (1.14%) Advertising
9 20 (1.14%) Electronics
10 14 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.69%) Front Office
12 8 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
12 8 (0.46%) Local Government
13 7 (0.40%) Games
14 6 (0.34%) Automotive
15 5 (0.29%) Billing
15 5 (0.29%) Military
15 5 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 370 (21.14%) Analyst
2 355 (20.29%) Support Engineer
3 324 (18.51%) Desktop Support
4 245 (14.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 205 (11.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 196 (11.20%) Support Analyst
7 195 (11.14%) Windows Engineer
8 166 (9.49%) Service Analyst
9 159 (9.09%) IT Support
10 157 (8.97%) Service Desk Analyst
11 156 (8.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 108 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 108 (6.17%) IT Engineer
13 105 (6.00%) Deployment Engineer
14 97 (5.54%) Applications Packager
15 79 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 76 (4.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 74 (4.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 74 (4.23%) IT Support Engineer
18 71 (4.06%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.03%) Java RMI
2 16 (0.91%) Software Packaging
3 12 (0.69%) XML
4 10 (0.57%) .NET
4 10 (0.57%) 802.1X
5 8 (0.46%) LDAP
6 5 (0.29%) HTML
7 4 (0.23%) DOM
7 4 (0.23%) Flash
7 4 (0.23%) OCX
7 4 (0.23%) Universal Windows Platform
7 4 (0.23%) XMPP
7 4 (0.23%) XSLT
8 3 (0.17%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.17%) KML
8 3 (0.17%) XML Schema
9 2 (0.11%) WAP
9 2 (0.11%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.057%) LAMP
10 1 (0.057%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.83%) iPhone
3 58 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
4 51 (2.91%) Blackberry
5 50 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.34%) Driving Licence
7 33 (1.89%) iPad
8 32 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 29 (1.66%) Data Centre
10 28 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 28 (1.60%) Smartphone
10 28 (1.60%) Thin Client
11 25 (1.43%) NHS
12 17 (0.97%) User Experience
13 15 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.74%) BYOD
14 13 (0.74%) Clustering
15 11 (0.63%) Handset
15 11 (0.63%) PKI
16 9 (0.51%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1,750 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,238 (70.74%) Windows 10
3 298 (17.03%) Windows Server
4 208 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 206 (11.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 180 (10.29%) Windows 8
7 115 (6.57%) Android
8 109 (6.23%) Windows XP
9 107 (6.11%) Apple iOS
10 68 (3.89%) Mac OS
11 49 (2.80%) Linux
12 43 (2.46%) Mac OS X
13 30 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.91%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.69%) Windows 2000
16 9 (0.51%) Unix
17 8 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.40%) Solaris
18 7 (0.40%) Windows Phone
19 5 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (19.77%) ITIL
2 275 (15.71%) Migration
3 133 (7.60%) Problem-Solving
4 113 (6.46%) Application Packaging
5 98 (5.60%) Service Management
6 84 (4.80%) Time Management
7 79 (4.51%) ITSM
8 74 (4.23%) Break/Fix
9 73 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 67 (3.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 63 (3.60%) Mobile Device Management
12 53 (3.03%) Project Management
13 51 (2.91%) Asset Management
13 51 (2.91%) Incident Management
14 46 (2.63%) Change Management
15 41 (2.34%) Service Delivery
16 40 (2.29%) Root Cause Analysis
17 36 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
18 33 (1.89%) Software Deployment
19 32 (1.83%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 194 (11.09%) PowerShell
2 51 (2.91%) VBScript
3 42 (2.40%) SQL
4 23 (1.31%) VB
5 19 (1.09%) C
6 10 (0.57%) C#
6 10 (0.57%) Java
6 10 (0.57%) Python
7 8 (0.46%) VBA
8 7 (0.40%) Perl
9 5 (0.29%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.23%) AWK
10 4 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.17%) C++
11 3 (0.17%) C++/CLI
12 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.057%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (9.31%) Security Cleared
2 113 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 111 (6.34%) SC Cleared
4 50 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 48 (2.74%) MCSA
5 48 (2.74%) MCSE
6 47 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 35 (2.00%) MCP
8 31 (1.77%) DBS Check
9 30 (1.71%) Degree
10 25 (1.43%) A+ Certification
11 16 (0.91%) MCDST
12 14 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.57%) CCNA
13 10 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 10 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
15 8 (0.46%) PMP
16 6 (0.34%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (7.54%) SLA
2 36 (2.06%) QA
3 8 (0.46%) PMO
4 5 (0.29%) GDPR
4 5 (0.29%) HL7
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.057%) COBIT
8 1 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.057%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.057%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.057%) NCSC
System Software
1 907 (51.83%) Active Directory
2 139 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (5.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 72 (4.11%) XenApp
5 63 (3.60%) Hyper-V
6 61 (3.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 54 (3.09%) XenDesktop
8 32 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.77%) vSphere
10 30 (1.71%) BitLocker
11 28 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
12 20 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
13 14 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.29%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.17%) Firmware
16 3 (0.17%) KVM
16 3 (0.17%) NDS
16 3 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 528 (30.17%) SCCM
2 41 (2.34%) AirWatch
3 34 (1.94%) WSUS
4 31 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
5 27 (1.54%) SCOM
6 26 (1.49%) Perfmon
7 21 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (0.51%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.51%) WMI
12 8 (0.46%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.34%) PaperCut
14 5 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
14 5 (0.29%) ZENworks
15 4 (0.23%) Ansible
15 4 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
15 4 (0.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 753 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 240 (13.71%) Citrix
3 199 (11.37%) VMware
4 111 (6.34%) Cisco
5 101 (5.77%) Apple
6 78 (4.46%) Ivanti
7 73 (4.17%) HP
8 52 (2.97%) ServiceNow
9 45 (2.57%) Dell
10 42 (2.40%) Symantec
11 37 (2.11%) Remedy
12 36 (2.06%) McAfee
13 33 (1.89%) Bloomberg
14 29 (1.66%) SAP
15 26 (1.49%) Sophos
16 25 (1.43%) Adobe
16 25 (1.43%) Reuters
17 24 (1.37%) Avaya
18 22 (1.26%) Google
18 22 (1.26%) Lotus