Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 99 90
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,218 1,268 1,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.48% 2.37% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 11.26% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 607 594
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £230 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +31.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £107
90th Percentile £424 £438 £393
UK median daily rate £180 £225 £180
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 355 317
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.92 £11.17 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.53 £20.43 £19.50
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £15.86 £14.20
% change year-on-year -0.38% +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 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 10,721 11,261 10,322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.86% 21.07% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,361 6,474 6,016
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £143 £160 £165
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 883 996 903
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +1.96% -5.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.38 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 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
South East -10 282 £189 -14.20% 10
North of England +19 254 £175 +7.69% 20
South West -3 210 £145 -27.50% 19
Midlands +6 157 £175 -41.67% 4
East of England +27 133 £133 -27.97% 12
North West +13 126 £175 +25.00% 13
Scotland -8 123 £135 -49.06% 6
Yorkshire +4 84 £165 +3.13% 6
East Midlands +16 82 £180 -40.00% 2
West Midlands +2 73 £175 -39.66% 2
Wales +5 51 £178 -44.53% 2
North East +24 44 £175 -14.63% 1
Northern Ireland +12 6 - -
Channel Islands -3 3 £600 -4.00%
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 1,218 (100.00%) Windows
2 855 (70.20%) Windows 10
3 627 (51.48%) Active Directory
4 468 (38.42%) Microsoft
5 372 (30.54%) Office 365
6 336 (27.59%) SCCM
7 309 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
8 227 (18.64%) Windows Server
9 192 (15.76%) ITIL
10 187 (15.35%) Migration
11 151 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 151 (12.40%) Windows 8
12 144 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 135 (11.08%) Windows XP
14 130 (10.67%) Citrix
14 130 (10.67%) Security Cleared
15 123 (10.10%) VMware
16 100 (8.21%) MS Exchange
17 94 (7.72%) SC Cleared
18 91 (7.47%) Finance
19 90 (7.39%) Time Management
19 90 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
20 88 (7.22%) PowerShell
21 87 (7.14%) Skype
22 86 (7.06%) SLA
23 84 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
24 82 (6.73%) Break/Fix
25 77 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
26 74 (6.08%) VPN
26 74 (6.08%) DNS

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
1 100 (8.21%) MS Exchange
2 61 (5.01%) Skype for Business
3 54 (4.43%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (0.90%) IBM Notes
5 11 (0.90%) IIS
6 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.16%) CMS
9 2 (0.16%) Confluence
9 2 (0.16%) SAS
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.082%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.082%) Site Server
Applications
1 309 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.99%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.16%) MicroStation
6 2 (0.16%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.16%) Siemens NX
6 2 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.33%) Eikon
3 1 (0.082%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 372 (30.54%) Office 365
2 62 (5.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.56%) OneDrive
4 15 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (0.74%) IaaS
7 7 (0.57%) SaaS
8 6 (0.49%) Mimecast
9 5 (0.41%) PaaS
10 2 (0.16%) G Suite
11 1 (0.082%) Azure Stack
11 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.082%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.082%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 87 (7.14%) Skype
2 74 (6.08%) DNS
2 74 (6.08%) VPN
3 64 (5.25%) LAN
4 61 (5.01%) DHCP
5 60 (4.93%) Remote Desktop
6 55 (4.52%) TCP/IP
7 50 (4.11%) WAN
8 48 (3.94%) Firewall
9 32 (2.63%) Internet
10 18 (1.48%) Wireless
11 16 (1.31%) SAN
12 15 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (1.07%) Intranet
13 13 (1.07%) Network Security
14 12 (0.99%) VoIP
15 9 (0.74%) Ethernet
15 9 (0.74%) WebEx
16 8 (0.66%) NetScaler
16 8 (0.66%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
5 4 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.082%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.082%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.082%) MS Access
8 1 (0.082%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.082%) Power BI
8 1 (0.082%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.082%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (2.55%) MSI
2 25 (2.05%) AdminStudio
3 9 (0.74%) InstallShield
4 8 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
5 7 (0.57%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.49%) Hudson
6 6 (0.49%) JIRA
7 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.25%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 91 (7.47%) Finance
2 29 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 27 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.72%) Retail
5 18 (1.48%) Electronics
5 18 (1.48%) Law
5 18 (1.48%) Marketing
6 15 (1.23%) Banking
7 12 (0.99%) Legal
8 9 (0.74%) Advertising
8 9 (0.74%) Billing
8 9 (0.74%) Local Government
9 6 (0.49%) Games
10 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.33%) Automotive
11 4 (0.33%) Front Office
12 3 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.25%) Back Office
12 3 (0.25%) Publishing
13 2 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 274 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 223 (18.31%) Desktop Support
3 208 (17.08%) Analyst
4 202 (16.58%) Desktop Engineer
5 134 (11.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 126 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 121 (9.93%) IT Support
8 118 (9.69%) Windows Engineer
9 103 (8.46%) Service Analyst
10 99 (8.13%) Service Desk Analyst
11 98 (8.05%) IT Engineer
12 92 (7.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 88 (7.22%) Support Analyst
14 68 (5.58%) IT Support Engineer
15 65 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 65 (5.34%) Deployment Engineer
16 60 (4.93%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 52 (4.27%) Applications Packager
18 51 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 48 (3.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.48%) Java RMI
2 10 (0.82%) Software Packaging
3 7 (0.57%) OCX
4 6 (0.49%) .NET
5 4 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.33%) LDAP
6 3 (0.25%) KML
6 3 (0.25%) Universal Windows Platform
6 3 (0.25%) XMPP
6 3 (0.25%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.082%) COM
7 1 (0.082%) CSS
7 1 (0.082%) HTML
7 1 (0.082%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.082%) Web Services
7 1 (0.082%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 42 (3.45%) iPhone
2 41 (3.37%) Driving Licence
3 34 (2.79%) NHS
4 29 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 27 (2.22%) Data Centre
6 25 (2.05%) Blackberry
7 22 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 22 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 17 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.31%) iPad
9 16 (1.31%) Smartphone
10 12 (0.99%) PKI
11 11 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.82%) BYOD
13 9 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.57%) CMDB
14 7 (0.57%) User Experience
15 6 (0.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1,218 (100.00%) Windows
2 855 (70.20%) Windows 10
3 227 (18.64%) Windows Server
4 151 (12.40%) Windows 8
4 151 (12.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 144 (11.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 135 (11.08%) Windows XP
7 70 (5.75%) Android
8 66 (5.42%) Apple iOS
9 45 (3.69%) Mac OS
10 40 (3.28%) Linux
11 37 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.07%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.66%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.57%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.57%) Windows Phone
16 4 (0.33%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.33%) CentOS
16 4 (0.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (15.76%) ITIL
2 187 (15.35%) Migration
3 90 (7.39%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (7.39%) Time Management
4 82 (6.73%) Break/Fix
5 60 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 52 (4.27%) ITSM
7 50 (4.11%) Service Management
8 45 (3.69%) Asset Management
9 44 (3.61%) Incident Management
10 42 (3.45%) Application Packaging
11 40 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 32 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
12 32 (2.63%) Project Management
13 29 (2.38%) Change Management
14 26 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
14 26 (2.13%) Service Delivery
15 23 (1.89%) Network Management
16 19 (1.56%) Compatibility Testing
16 19 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (7.22%) PowerShell
2 30 (2.46%) SQL
3 29 (2.38%) VBScript
4 24 (1.97%) VB
5 10 (0.82%) C
6 9 (0.74%) C#
7 5 (0.41%) Java
7 5 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.33%) Python
9 3 (0.25%) Perl
9 3 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.082%) VBA
Qualifications
1 130 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 94 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 77 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (3.45%) MCSE
5 33 (2.71%) MCSA
6 31 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 27 (2.22%) MCP
8 21 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.64%) DBS Check
10 16 (1.31%) Degree
11 14 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 11 (0.90%) MCDST
13 10 (0.82%) A+ Certification
13 10 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
14 8 (0.66%) CCNA
14 8 (0.66%) MOS
15 4 (0.33%) GNVQ
16 3 (0.25%) CCNP
16 3 (0.25%) HNC
16 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (7.06%) SLA
2 11 (0.90%) QA
3 10 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.49%) GDPR
5 5 (0.41%) HL7
5 5 (0.41%) PMO
6 4 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.082%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.082%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 627 (51.48%) Active Directory
2 84 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 44 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 37 (3.04%) XenApp
6 30 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 21 (1.72%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.99%) BitLocker
11 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (0.74%) vSphere
12 8 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.57%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.41%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.25%) NDS
15 3 (0.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 3 (0.25%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 336 (27.59%) SCCM
2 28 (2.30%) SCOM
3 21 (1.72%) WSUS
4 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (1.48%) AirWatch
6 16 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.41%) PaperCut
8 5 (0.41%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.33%) Ansible
9 4 (0.33%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
9 4 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.33%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.25%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.25%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.25%) vRealize
10 3 (0.25%) WMI
Vendors
1 468 (38.42%) Microsoft
2 130 (10.67%) Citrix
3 123 (10.10%) VMware
4 62 (5.09%) Cisco
5 61 (5.01%) Apple
6 41 (3.37%) HP
7 33 (2.71%) Ivanti
8 30 (2.46%) Dell
9 27 (2.22%) ServiceNow
10 24 (1.97%) Avaya
10 24 (1.97%) Symantec
11 23 (1.89%) SAP
12 21 (1.72%) McAfee
12 21 (1.72%) Wyse
13 18 (1.48%) Remedy
14 12 (0.99%) Sophos
15 11 (0.90%) Google
15 11 (0.90%) Lotus
15 11 (0.90%) Xerox
16 9 (0.74%) CA