The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 92 55
Rank change year-on-year -31 -37  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 911 1231 1808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 2.29% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.75% 10.63% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 600 820
Median daily rate £180 £223 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £204
% change year-on-year -20.45% +7.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 281 422
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.35 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £20.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9341 11582 11667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.65% 21.52% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5962 7205 6613
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 686 967
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 814 £180 -18.91% 215
London -46 268 £188 -16.66% 82
South East -10 187 £200 -20.00% 42
East of England -15 79 £175 -22.22% 12
South West -29 69 £200 -5.66% 9
Hampshire +34 68 £244 +21.87% 9
West Midlands +8 55 £175 +9.37% 11
City of London -15 54 £165 -34.00% 12
Yorkshire +28 47 £125 +4.16% 24
Scotland +1 46 £226 -3.72% 5
East Midlands +10 45 £253 +32.89% 5
North West -7 44 £138 -21.42% 24
Buckinghamshire -3 30 £295 -15.71% 5
West Yorkshire +19 29 £125 +13.63% 19
Surrey -9 27 £175 -20.45% 14
Cambridgeshire +10 26 £145 -15.94% 3
Berkshire +2 24 £195 -44.28% 5
Hertfordshire -5 24 £188 -37.50% 6
Bristol -14 24 £250 -12.28% 4
Gloucestershire +9 21 £120 -5.88% 1
Oxfordshire -18 21 £150 -14.28% 3
South Wales +9 20 £180 +28.57% 1
Milton Keynes +2 20 £295 +145.83% 3
Wales 0 20 £180 +27.43% 1
Manchester -1 19 £150 -11.76% 18
North East -6 19 £290 +16.00% 6
Birmingham -5 18 £225 +21.62% 1
Tyne and Wear -3 17 £290 +23.40% 6
Edinburgh +16 16 £111 -64.17% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 16 £290 +23.40% 1

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 2001 (100.00%) Windows
2 1231 (61.52%) Active Directory
3 942 (47.08%) Microsoft
4 686 (34.28%) MS Office
5 512 (25.59%) Windows 10
6 484 (24.19%) ITIL
7 457 (22.84%) Windows Server
8 424 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 402 (20.09%) VMware
10 395 (19.74%) SCCM
11 393 (19.64%) Citrix
12 366 (18.29%) MS Excel
13 310 (15.49%) Office 365
13 310 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 309 (15.44%) Windows 8
15 277 (13.84%) MS Exchange
16 270 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
17 243 (12.14%) Finance
18 236 (11.79%) DNS
19 231 (11.54%) Security Cleared
20 222 (11.09%) Windows XP
21 213 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
22 210 (10.49%) Cisco
23 204 (10.19%) Migration
24 182 (9.10%) TCP/IP
25 178 (8.90%) DHCP
25 178 (8.90%) PowerShell
26 173 (8.65%) Blackberry
27 171 (8.55%) SC Cleared
28 169 (8.45%) HP

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 277 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 140 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 118 (5.90%) SharePoint
4 98 (4.90%) Skype for Business
5 73 (3.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 59 (2.95%) IBM Notes
7 48 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 46 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 39 (1.95%) IIS
10 23 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (0.30%) Tuxedo
15 5 (0.25%) JBoss
15 5 (0.25%) WildFly
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 686 (34.28%) MS Office
2 366 (18.29%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.60%) MS Project
4 12 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.20%) InDesign
7 4 (0.20%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 4 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.75%) Eikon
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.35%) Demantra
3 7 (0.35%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.20%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
7 2 (0.100%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.100%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.100%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.100%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 310 (15.49%) Office 365
2 73 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.60%) OneDrive
4 14 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.70%) IaaS
5 13 (0.65%) G Suite
6 12 (0.60%) SaaS
7 6 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (0.25%) PaaS
8 5 (0.25%) Yammer
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.15%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 236 (11.79%) DNS
2 182 (9.10%) TCP/IP
3 178 (8.90%) DHCP
4 147 (7.35%) VPN
5 135 (6.75%) LAN
6 117 (5.85%) Firewall
6 117 (5.85%) WAN
7 83 (4.15%) SAN
8 77 (3.85%) VoIP
9 76 (3.80%) Wireless
10 64 (3.20%) Internet
11 63 (3.15%) Skype
12 48 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
13 41 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
14 31 (1.55%) SSL
15 23 (1.15%) NAS
16 19 (0.95%) 3G
16 19 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.35%) MS Access
8 6 (0.30%) DB2
8 6 (0.30%) MySQL
8 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.20%) DTS
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 52 (2.60%) MSI
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.30%) JIRA
4 6 (0.30%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.25%) CA Gen
5 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.20%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.20%) eggPlant
6 4 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.20%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.100%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.100%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.100%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.100%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.050%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.050%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.050%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.050%) Subversion
8 1 (0.050%) Xcode
General
1 243 (12.14%) Finance
2 79 (3.95%) Legal
3 67 (3.35%) Banking
4 60 (3.00%) Law
5 42 (2.10%) Retail
6 35 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.20%) Telecoms
8 21 (1.05%) Back Office
9 17 (0.85%) Local Government
10 16 (0.80%) Advertising
11 13 (0.65%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.60%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.50%) Marketing
13 10 (0.50%) Publishing
14 8 (0.40%) Military
15 7 (0.35%) Games
16 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.25%) Front Office
18 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 530 (26.49%) Analyst
2 463 (23.14%) Support Engineer
3 333 (16.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 298 (14.89%) Desktop Support
5 259 (12.94%) Service Analyst
6 253 (12.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 241 (12.04%) Support Analyst
8 211 (10.54%) IT Support
9 196 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
10 170 (8.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 168 (8.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 158 (7.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 147 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 137 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
15 128 (6.40%) Service Desk Support
16 126 (6.30%) 1st Line Support
17 121 (6.05%) IT Analyst
18 119 (5.95%) IT Engineer
19 94 (4.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
20 86 (4.30%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.45%) XML
2 19 (0.95%) .NET
3 8 (0.40%) HTML
4 7 (0.35%) Web Services
5 6 (0.30%) Middleware
6 5 (0.25%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.20%) XMPP
8 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.15%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.15%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.15%) WAP
9 2 (0.100%) ADO
9 2 (0.100%) Electron Framework
9 2 (0.100%) HTML5
9 2 (0.100%) Node.js
9 2 (0.100%) React
9 2 (0.100%) SAP Smart Forms
9 2 (0.100%) WPF
10 1 (0.050%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.050%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 173 (8.65%) Blackberry
2 109 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (4.80%) iPad
4 71 (3.55%) iPhone
5 63 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 58 (2.90%) Smartphone
7 56 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 55 (2.75%) Fat Client
8 55 (2.75%) Thin Client
9 44 (2.20%) Data Centre
10 30 (1.50%) Driving Licence
11 23 (1.15%) Computer Science
12 21 (1.05%) BYOD
12 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 20 (1.00%) NHS
14 18 (0.90%) Clustering
15 14 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
16 13 (0.65%) User Experience
17 10 (0.50%) CMDB
18 9 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2001 (100.00%) Windows
2 512 (25.59%) Windows 10
3 457 (22.84%) Windows Server
4 424 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 310 (15.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 309 (15.44%) Windows 8
7 222 (11.09%) Windows XP
8 213 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 143 (7.15%) Android
10 100 (5.00%) Linux
11 84 (4.20%) Mac OS X
12 79 (3.95%) Apple iOS
13 41 (2.05%) Mac OS
14 28 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.30%) Unix
16 19 (0.95%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.80%) HPUX
17 16 (0.80%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.65%) AIX
19 10 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (24.19%) ITIL
2 204 (10.19%) Migration
3 114 (5.70%) Incident Management
4 81 (4.05%) Problem Management
5 79 (3.95%) Service Management
6 64 (3.20%) Asset Management
7 60 (3.00%) Service Delivery
7 60 (3.00%) Time Management
8 53 (2.65%) Data Migration
8 53 (2.65%) ITSM
9 51 (2.55%) Configuration Management
10 49 (2.45%) Project Management
11 47 (2.35%) Change Management
12 46 (2.30%) Application Packaging
13 45 (2.25%) Patch Management
14 40 (2.00%) Software Distribution
15 39 (1.95%) Mobile Device Management
15 39 (1.95%) Root Cause Analysis
16 38 (1.90%) PRINCE2
16 38 (1.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (8.90%) PowerShell
2 151 (7.55%) SQL
3 65 (3.25%) VBScript
4 35 (1.75%) C
5 32 (1.60%) VB
6 21 (1.05%) Java
7 14 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 13 (0.65%) REXX
8 13 (0.65%) Tcl
9 12 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.55%) C#
11 10 (0.50%) Python
12 9 (0.45%) JavaScript
13 8 (0.40%) VBA
14 7 (0.35%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.20%) C++
16 1 (0.050%) Objective-C
16 1 (0.050%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.050%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.050%) XAML
Qualifications
1 231 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 171 (8.55%) SC Cleared
3 164 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (3.95%) MCSE
5 68 (3.40%) MCP
6 59 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
7 54 (2.70%) DBS Check
8 53 (2.65%) DV Cleared
9 52 (2.60%) Degree
10 49 (2.45%) MCSA
11 46 (2.30%) MCITP
12 43 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
13 40 (2.00%) CCNA
14 22 (1.10%) A+ Certification
15 21 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 21 (1.05%) MCDST
16 20 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
17 16 (0.80%) MCTS
18 13 (0.65%) ISTQB
19 8 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (8.20%) SLA
2 26 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (0.95%) JSP 440
4 11 (0.55%) QA
5 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 2 (0.100%) BS25999
8 2 (0.100%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1231 (61.52%) Active Directory
2 270 (13.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (7.25%) XenApp
4 115 (5.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 96 (4.80%) VMware ESX
6 90 (4.50%) XenDesktop
7 86 (4.30%) Hyper-V
8 73 (3.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 49 (2.45%) vSphere
10 37 (1.85%) BitLocker
11 18 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.70%) XenServer
14 12 (0.60%) Firmware
14 12 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.50%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.40%) Xen
17 4 (0.20%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 395 (19.74%) SCCM
2 50 (2.50%) WSUS
3 39 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 30 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 30 (1.50%) SCOM
5 26 (1.30%) AirWatch
6 24 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 21 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
9 17 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
12 12 (0.60%) NetBackup
13 10 (0.50%) DameWare
14 9 (0.45%) Netcool
15 8 (0.40%) BladeLogic
15 8 (0.40%) Sysprep
16 7 (0.35%) EdgeSight
16 7 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 6 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 942 (47.08%) Microsoft
2 402 (20.09%) VMware
3 393 (19.64%) Citrix
4 210 (10.49%) Cisco
5 169 (8.45%) HP
6 162 (8.10%) Apple
7 90 (4.50%) Dell
8 64 (3.20%) Remedy
8 64 (3.20%) Symantec
9 59 (2.95%) Lotus
10 56 (2.80%) LANDesk
11 52 (2.60%) Avaya
11 52 (2.60%) Bloomberg
12 49 (2.45%) ServiceNow
13 48 (2.40%) Reuters
14 47 (2.35%) AppSense
15 41 (2.05%) Google
16 37 (1.85%) Intel Security
16 37 (1.85%) Oracle
17 34 (1.70%) NetApp
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour + Ext
Posted: 5 hours ago
Greenock, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £16.18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Ocado Technology
Rate: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 14 days ago