Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 October 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 91 87
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,442 1,269 1,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.63% 2.43% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.21% 11.45% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 617 722
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £175 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £109 £105 £106
90th Percentile £425 £438 £375
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £190
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 307 394
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £14.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -4.10% -1.28%
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.36 £10.30
90th Percentile £20.40 £21.85 £20.18
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.87
% change year-on-year +9.38% -2.46% -2.52%

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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,808 11,086 13,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.52% 21.25% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,524 6,329 8,035
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £184
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,188 958 1,066
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.81 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +5.03% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK excluding London

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 17 October 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
South East -9 354 £213 +21.43% 65
North of England +11 341 £200 +33.33% 63
Midlands -3 199 £170 -22.29% 51
North West +26 194 £158 +5.00% 33
South West -12 183 £228 -9.00% 40
East of England +7 171 £150 -11.76% 30
Scotland +18 156 £260 +72.76% 14
Yorkshire -6 125 £300 +130.77% 25
East Midlands +34 107 £170 -5.56% 25
West Midlands -40 90 £169 -25.00% 26
Wales -28 33 £189 +7.86% 5
North East +4 22 £157 -21.38% 5
Northern Ireland +37 6 £145 +75.15% 1
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 1,442 (100.00%) Windows
2 853 (59.15%) Windows 10
3 850 (58.95%) Active Directory
4 680 (47.16%) Microsoft
5 405 (28.09%) SCCM
6 379 (26.28%) Microsoft Office
7 368 (25.52%) Office 365
8 277 (19.21%) ITIL
9 264 (18.31%) Migration
10 263 (18.24%) VMware
11 260 (18.03%) Windows Server
12 258 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
13 230 (15.95%) Citrix
14 194 (13.45%) Security Cleared
14 194 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 192 (13.31%) Windows XP
16 169 (11.72%) Windows 8
17 157 (10.89%) DNS
18 150 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
18 150 (10.40%) SC Cleared
19 148 (10.26%) PowerShell
20 135 (9.36%) MS Exchange
21 124 (8.60%) DHCP
22 115 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
23 109 (7.56%) HP
24 103 (7.14%) Time Management
25 101 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
26 100 (6.93%) Finance
26 100 (6.93%) Apple
27 97 (6.73%) Microsoft App-V

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 135 (9.36%) MS Exchange
2 75 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 64 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (4.23%) Skype for Business
5 19 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.11%) IBM Notes
7 14 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.62%) Apache
10 8 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.49%) IIS
12 6 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.069%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.069%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 379 (26.28%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.28%) PTC Creo
5 4 (0.28%) Windchill
6 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.069%) CATIA
7 1 (0.069%) Houdini
7 1 (0.069%) Maya
7 1 (0.069%) NUKE
7 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.14%) Eikon
3 2 (0.14%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.069%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 368 (25.52%) Office 365
2 85 (5.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (1.32%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.42%) IaaS
6 4 (0.28%) G Suite
6 4 (0.28%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.28%) PaaS
6 4 (0.28%) SaaS
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.069%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 157 (10.89%) DNS
2 124 (8.60%) DHCP
3 91 (6.31%) LAN
4 73 (5.06%) WAN
5 59 (4.09%) Skype
6 54 (3.74%) Firewall
7 52 (3.61%) VPN
8 47 (3.26%) TCP/IP
9 42 (2.91%) Internet
10 32 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
12 29 (2.01%) SAN
12 29 (2.01%) VoIP
13 27 (1.87%) Wireless
14 19 (1.32%) NetScaler
15 12 (0.83%) Intranet
16 11 (0.76%) VLAN
17 9 (0.62%) 3G
17 9 (0.62%) IP Telephony
18 8 (0.55%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (0.42%) Data Mining
6 6 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
7 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.28%) MySQL
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.069%) DB2
11 1 (0.069%) MS Access
11 1 (0.069%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 73 (5.06%) MSI
2 28 (1.94%) HP UFT
2 28 (1.94%) WinRunner
3 11 (0.76%) Subversion
4 10 (0.69%) AdminStudio
4 10 (0.69%) InstallShield
5 6 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.42%) Xcode
6 5 (0.35%) Toad
6 5 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
7 4 (0.28%) Hudson
8 3 (0.21%) JIRA
8 3 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.14%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.069%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.069%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.069%) WinDbg
General
1 100 (6.93%) Finance
2 39 (2.70%) Retail
3 36 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 32 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.53%) Marketing
6 21 (1.46%) Electronics
7 17 (1.18%) Publishing
8 15 (1.04%) Banking
9 11 (0.76%) Back Office
10 10 (0.69%) Automotive
11 6 (0.42%) Japanese Language
11 6 (0.42%) Law
11 6 (0.42%) Legal
11 6 (0.42%) Mandarin Language
12 5 (0.35%) Games
12 5 (0.35%) Local Government
12 5 (0.35%) Military
12 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.28%) Advertising
13 4 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 335 (23.23%) Desktop Support
2 315 (21.84%) Analyst
3 235 (16.30%) Support Engineer
4 189 (13.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 148 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 140 (9.71%) IT Support
7 138 (9.57%) Service Analyst
8 132 (9.15%) Service Desk Analyst
9 117 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 106 (7.35%) Support Analyst
11 92 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
12 76 (5.27%) Deployment Engineer
13 69 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 65 (4.51%) Applications Packager
15 64 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
16 63 (4.37%) IT Analyst
17 61 (4.23%) IT Engineer
18 53 (3.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 53 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 48 (3.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.04%) .NET
2 13 (0.90%) HTML
2 13 (0.90%) Web Services
3 11 (0.76%) LDAP
3 11 (0.76%) XML
4 10 (0.69%) Middleware
5 7 (0.49%) JSON
5 7 (0.49%) REST
5 7 (0.49%) SOAP
6 6 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.42%) Cocoa
7 4 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.21%) XSD
8 3 (0.21%) XSL
8 3 (0.21%) Yocto
9 2 (0.14%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.14%) COM
9 2 (0.14%) KML
9 2 (0.14%) Qt
9 2 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 69 (4.79%) Fat Client
1 69 (4.79%) Thin Client
2 68 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
4 46 (3.19%) NHS
5 43 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 43 (2.98%) iPhone
6 42 (2.91%) Blackberry
7 37 (2.57%) Clustering
8 34 (2.36%) PDA
9 30 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
10 25 (1.73%) Driving Licence
11 21 (1.46%) iPad
12 19 (1.32%) Computer Science
12 19 (1.32%) PKI
12 19 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 16 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 13 (0.90%) Mobile App
15 7 (0.49%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1,442 (100.00%) Windows
2 853 (59.15%) Windows 10
3 260 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 258 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 192 (13.31%) Windows XP
6 169 (11.72%) Windows 8
7 150 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (3.81%) Android
10 53 (3.68%) Linux
11 50 (3.47%) Apple iOS
12 31 (2.15%) AIX
13 29 (2.01%) Mac OS
13 29 (2.01%) Unix
14 27 (1.87%) Mac OS X
15 25 (1.73%) Windows Vista
16 18 (1.25%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.76%) CentOS
17 11 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (19.21%) ITIL
2 264 (18.31%) Migration
3 103 (7.14%) Time Management
4 101 (7.00%) Problem-Solving
5 87 (6.03%) Application Packaging
6 72 (4.99%) Break/Fix
7 69 (4.79%) Change Management
8 62 (4.30%) Incident Management
9 55 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 55 (3.81%) Service Management
10 50 (3.47%) Service Delivery
11 47 (3.26%) ITIL V3
12 42 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
13 41 (2.84%) Asset Management
14 35 (2.43%) Software Deployment
15 33 (2.29%) PRINCE2
15 33 (2.29%) Test Automation
15 33 (2.29%) Test Scripting
16 32 (2.22%) Software Testing
16 32 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 79 (5.48%) SQL
3 51 (3.54%) VB
4 19 (1.32%) VBScript
5 11 (0.76%) C#
6 9 (0.62%) Java
7 8 (0.55%) C
7 8 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 7 (0.49%) C++
8 7 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 6 (0.42%) Apple Swift
9 6 (0.42%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.28%) Python
10 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.14%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.069%) PHP
12 1 (0.069%) VB6
Qualifications
1 194 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 150 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 115 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 61 (4.23%) MCSE
5 58 (4.02%) MCSA
6 50 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 45 (3.12%) MCP
8 30 (2.08%) Degree
9 29 (2.01%) ISTQB
10 18 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (1.11%) MCDST
12 14 (0.97%) HNC
13 13 (0.90%) DBS Check
13 13 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.83%) A+ Certification
15 11 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
16 10 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
16 10 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 9 (0.62%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (5.62%) SLA
2 22 (1.53%) QA
3 9 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.55%) HL7
5 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) GDPR
7 2 (0.14%) GMP
7 2 (0.14%) GxP
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.069%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 850 (58.95%) Active Directory
2 194 (13.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (6.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 87 (6.03%) Hyper-V
5 83 (5.76%) VMware ESXi
6 67 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 59 (4.09%) XenApp
8 44 (3.05%) XenDesktop
9 35 (2.43%) vSphere
10 22 (1.53%) BitLocker
11 17 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (0.83%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.69%) XenServer
14 8 (0.55%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.49%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.42%) NFS
17 5 (0.35%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.28%) Samba
18 4 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 405 (28.09%) SCCM
2 49 (3.40%) WSUS
3 42 (2.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 39 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 29 (2.01%) HP ALM
6 27 (1.87%) SCOM
7 26 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.11%) AirWatch
9 14 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (0.83%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 8 (0.55%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (0.55%) vRealize
13 7 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.49%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
15 5 (0.35%) SafeCom
15 5 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
15 5 (0.35%) vMotion
Vendors
1 680 (47.16%) Microsoft
2 263 (18.24%) VMware
3 230 (15.95%) Citrix
4 109 (7.56%) HP
5 100 (6.93%) Apple
6 81 (5.62%) Cisco
7 70 (4.85%) Ivanti
8 65 (4.51%) McAfee
9 37 (2.57%) Dell
10 32 (2.22%) Wyse
11 29 (2.01%) Symantec
12 28 (1.94%) ServiceNow
12 28 (1.94%) Veritas
13 27 (1.87%) Oracle
14 20 (1.39%) SAP
15 19 (1.32%) Avaya
16 17 (1.18%) Intel
16 17 (1.18%) Sophos
17 16 (1.11%) Altiris
18 15 (1.04%) NetApp