Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 80 78
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,447 1,417 1,515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 2.61% 2.64% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.86% 12.60% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 715 749
UK excluding London median daily rate £186 £180 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% +2.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £108 £110 £107
90th Percentile £420 £448 £375
UK median daily rate £190 £186 £180
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 321 386
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.20 £14.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +0.39% -5.70%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.65 £21.75 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £15.13 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.86% +4.31% -3.33%

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 12,203 11,249 12,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.99% 20.99% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,871 6,512 7,236
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% +3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £148 £150 £165
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,144 980 1,065
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.71 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +7.77% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -0.51% +7.69% -1.52%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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
North of England +19 364 £200 +42.86% 69
South East -38 349 £190 +5.56% 51
South West -4 233 £200 -29.20% 29
North West +36 211 £175 +2.94% 35
Midlands -26 183 £161 -28.44% 27
East of England +6 159 £163 -10.96% 26
Yorkshire -17 126 £288 +130.00% 26
Scotland +5 123 £191 -6.71% 7
East Midlands +3 97 £170 -24.44% 12
West Midlands -47 84 £158 -30.00% 15
Wales -53 33 £169 -3.59% 5
North East +8 27 £218 +51.30% 8
Northern Ireland +31 4 - - 2
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 1,447 (100.00%) Windows
2 867 (59.92%) Windows 10
3 828 (57.22%) Active Directory
4 651 (44.99%) Microsoft
5 423 (29.23%) Office 365
6 410 (28.33%) Microsoft Office
7 399 (27.57%) SCCM
8 256 (17.69%) ITIL
9 246 (17.00%) Windows Server
10 241 (16.66%) Migration
11 228 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 221 (15.27%) VMware
13 205 (14.17%) Citrix
14 202 (13.96%) Windows XP
15 174 (12.02%) Windows 8
16 166 (11.47%) Security Cleared
17 155 (10.71%) PowerShell
18 150 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
19 149 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
20 133 (9.19%) DNS
21 130 (8.98%) MS Exchange
22 125 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
23 123 (8.50%) Apple
24 116 (8.02%) SC Cleared
25 112 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
26 110 (7.60%) LAN
27 100 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
28 98 (6.77%) DHCP
29 96 (6.63%) Finance
30 94 (6.50%) SLA

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
1 130 (8.98%) MS Exchange
2 74 (5.11%) SharePoint
3 57 (3.94%) Skype for Business
4 55 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (1.24%) IBM Notes
7 15 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.48%) Apache
11 7 (0.48%) IIS
12 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.069%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.069%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.069%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 410 (28.33%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.14%) Houdini
7 2 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.14%) Maya
7 2 (0.14%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.14%) NUKE
7 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 2 (0.14%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.069%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.21%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.14%) Eikon
4 2 (0.14%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.069%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 423 (29.23%) Office 365
2 73 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (1.17%) OneDrive
5 6 (0.41%) IaaS
6 5 (0.35%) PaaS
7 4 (0.28%) G Suite
8 3 (0.21%) SaaS
9 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.069%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.069%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (9.19%) DNS
2 110 (7.60%) LAN
3 98 (6.77%) DHCP
4 80 (5.53%) WAN
5 58 (4.01%) Skype
6 55 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 55 (3.80%) VPN
7 53 (3.66%) Internet
8 52 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
9 50 (3.46%) Firewall
10 38 (2.63%) Wireless
11 29 (2.00%) SAN
11 29 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
12 24 (1.66%) VoIP
13 21 (1.45%) IP Telephony
14 19 (1.31%) Intranet
15 17 (1.17%) NetScaler
16 13 (0.90%) MPLS
17 10 (0.69%) WLAN
18 7 (0.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 11 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.62%) Electronic Patient Records
6 6 (0.41%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (0.28%) MySQL
9 3 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.14%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.069%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 81 (5.60%) MSI
2 15 (1.04%) AdminStudio
2 15 (1.04%) InstallShield
3 14 (0.97%) Wise Package Studio
4 13 (0.90%) HP UFT
4 13 (0.90%) WinRunner
5 7 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 7 (0.48%) Subversion
5 7 (0.48%) Xcode
6 5 (0.35%) Toad
7 3 (0.21%) Hudson
8 2 (0.14%) JIRA
8 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.069%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.069%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.069%) TestDirector
General
1 96 (6.63%) Finance
2 39 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.42%) Manufacturing
4 25 (1.73%) Retail
5 19 (1.31%) Electronics
6 17 (1.17%) Publishing
7 16 (1.11%) Marketing
8 12 (0.83%) Banking
9 10 (0.69%) Local Government
10 8 (0.55%) Billing
11 7 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.41%) Japanese Language
13 5 (0.35%) Automotive
13 5 (0.35%) Military
14 4 (0.28%) Back Office
14 4 (0.28%) Games
14 4 (0.28%) Law
14 4 (0.28%) Legal
15 3 (0.21%) French Language
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 303 (20.94%) Analyst
2 271 (18.73%) Support Engineer
3 231 (15.96%) Desktop Support
4 208 (14.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 146 (10.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 141 (9.74%) IT Support
7 138 (9.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 138 (9.54%) Service Analyst
7 138 (9.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 118 (8.15%) Support Analyst
9 87 (6.01%) Deployment Engineer
9 87 (6.01%) Windows Engineer
10 84 (5.81%) Applications Packager
11 78 (5.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 67 (4.63%) IT Engineer
13 62 (4.28%) 1st Line Support
13 62 (4.28%) IT Analyst
14 60 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 57 (3.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 49 (3.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.11%) LDAP
2 11 (0.76%) .NET
3 10 (0.69%) Middleware
3 10 (0.69%) Web Services
3 10 (0.69%) XML
4 9 (0.62%) HTML
5 7 (0.48%) Cocoa
5 7 (0.48%) JSON
5 7 (0.48%) OCX
5 7 (0.48%) REST
5 7 (0.48%) SOAP
6 6 (0.41%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.21%) Yocto
9 2 (0.14%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.14%) COM
9 2 (0.14%) KML
10 1 (0.069%) CSS
10 1 (0.069%) XSD
10 1 (0.069%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 59 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 53 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (3.46%) Blackberry
5 49 (3.39%) NHS
6 42 (2.90%) iPhone
7 29 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 27 (1.87%) Driving Licence
9 24 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
10 22 (1.52%) iPad
11 20 (1.38%) Clustering
12 19 (1.31%) Management Information System
12 19 (1.31%) Smartphone
13 17 (1.17%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.17%) PKI
14 14 (0.97%) PDA
15 10 (0.69%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.62%) e-Health
16 9 (0.62%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 1,447 (100.00%) Windows
2 867 (59.92%) Windows 10
3 246 (17.00%) Windows Server
4 228 (15.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 202 (13.96%) Windows XP
6 174 (12.02%) Windows 8
7 149 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 64 (4.42%) Apple iOS
9 58 (4.01%) Android
10 55 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (3.59%) Linux
12 36 (2.49%) Mac OS
13 33 (2.28%) Mac OS X
14 31 (2.14%) Windows Vista
15 29 (2.00%) Unix
16 20 (1.38%) Windows 2000
17 16 (1.11%) AIX
18 15 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 14 (0.97%) CentOS
20 9 (0.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (17.69%) ITIL
2 241 (16.66%) Migration
3 100 (6.91%) Problem-Solving
4 92 (6.36%) Application Packaging
5 87 (6.01%) Time Management
6 75 (5.18%) Service Management
7 69 (4.77%) Break/Fix
8 61 (4.22%) Service Delivery
9 60 (4.15%) Incident Management
10 55 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 50 (3.46%) Change Management
12 48 (3.32%) User Acceptance Testing
13 42 (2.90%) ITSM
14 41 (2.83%) Asset Management
15 34 (2.35%) Mentoring
15 34 (2.35%) Software Deployment
16 33 (2.28%) ITIL V3
16 33 (2.28%) PRINCE2
17 32 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
18 28 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 155 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 62 (4.28%) SQL
3 54 (3.73%) VB
4 31 (2.14%) VBScript
5 13 (0.90%) Java
6 11 (0.76%) C#
7 10 (0.69%) C
8 9 (0.62%) Python
8 9 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.48%) Apple Swift
9 7 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.069%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.069%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.069%) PHP
12 1 (0.069%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 125 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 77 (5.32%) MCSE
5 68 (4.70%) MCSA
6 60 (4.15%) MCP
7 53 (3.66%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.73%) Degree
9 22 (1.52%) DBS Check
9 22 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 19 (1.31%) MCDST
11 16 (1.11%) HNC
12 15 (1.04%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.83%) A+ Certification
13 12 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (0.83%) MOS
14 11 (0.76%) CCNA
14 11 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (6.50%) SLA
2 22 (1.52%) QA
3 10 (0.69%) HL7
4 6 (0.41%) PMO
5 4 (0.28%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.069%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.069%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.069%) GMP
System Software
1 828 (57.22%) Active Directory
2 150 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (7.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 71 (4.91%) Hyper-V
5 54 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
6 51 (3.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 49 (3.39%) XenApp
8 29 (2.00%) vSphere
9 28 (1.94%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.38%) BitLocker
11 16 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 13 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.83%) Terminal Server
13 12 (0.83%) Terminal Services
14 11 (0.76%) NFS
15 10 (0.69%) DFS Replication
15 10 (0.69%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.62%) Samba
17 7 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
18 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 399 (27.57%) SCCM
2 32 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 29 (2.00%) SCOM
4 28 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
5 26 (1.80%) WSUS
6 22 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (1.04%) AirWatch
8 14 (0.97%) HP ALM
9 10 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.62%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.55%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (0.55%) vRealize
11 8 (0.55%) ZENworks
12 6 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
13 5 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.35%) SafeCom
13 5 (0.35%) vMotion
14 4 (0.28%) Backup Exec
14 4 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 651 (44.99%) Microsoft
2 221 (15.27%) VMware
3 205 (14.17%) Citrix
4 123 (8.50%) Apple
5 87 (6.01%) HP
6 72 (4.98%) Cisco
7 47 (3.25%) Ivanti
8 45 (3.11%) McAfee
9 35 (2.42%) Dell
9 35 (2.42%) ServiceNow
10 31 (2.14%) Avaya
11 30 (2.07%) Oracle
11 30 (2.07%) Wyse
12 26 (1.80%) Symantec
13 21 (1.45%) Xerox
14 18 (1.24%) Lotus
14 18 (1.24%) SAP
15 16 (1.11%) Veritas
16 15 (1.04%) Intel
16 15 (1.04%) Red Hat