Period
to 18 June 2021

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 6 months to 18 June 2021 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
6 months to
18 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 343 118 114
Rank change year-on-year -225 -4 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 432 866 2,016
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 2.02% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.48% 10.21% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 537 1,195
10th Percentile £116 £118 £113
25th Percentile £143 £135 £133
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £210 £188 £180
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -20.00%
75th Percentile £335 £338 £348
90th Percentile £438 £488 £447
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £175 £170
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 128 384
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.93 £11.17
25th Percentile £12.43 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.46 £17.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.66% +9.38% +0.88%
75th Percentile £18.00 £20.05 £19.36
90th Percentile £21.00 £24.50 £25.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £15.37
% change year-on-year -9.37% +13.86% -0.71%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,635 8,482 18,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 19.83% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,286 5,553 11,708
10th Percentile £188 £150 £157
25th Percentile £350 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 558 1,110
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year - +1.45% +1.47%
75th Percentile £45.00 £24.50 £33.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.93 £47.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +0.88%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 18 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 18 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 6 months to 18 June 2021. 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
England -194 359 £200 +6.67% 88
UK excluding London -119 286 £180 +2.86% 82
London -178 99 £230 +15.00% 9
South East -55 93 £240 +26.32% 23
Midlands -36 55 £138 -21.43% 18
North of England -57 53 £185 +4.23% 17
Work from Home -243 50 £305 +69.44% 6
West Midlands -33 39 £160 -8.57% 9
North West -42 36 £190 +8.29% 10
South West -55 26 £145 -17.14% 11
East of England -35 20 £155 -24.39% 11
Scotland -79 19 £256 -14.58% 3
East Midlands -19 16 £132 -17.35% 9
Yorkshire -11 12 £150 -53.85% 3
Wales -13 12 £300 +103.39%
Northern Ireland -3 6 £115 -20.69%
North East +8 5 £265 -19.08% 4
Channel Islands - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2021, 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 with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 432 (100.00%) Windows
2 344 (79.63%) Windows 10
3 228 (52.78%) Microsoft
4 221 (51.16%) Active Directory
5 197 (45.60%) Microsoft 365
6 132 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
7 123 (28.47%) SCCM
8 103 (23.84%) ITIL
9 101 (23.38%) Social Skills
10 73 (16.90%) Migration
11 64 (14.81%) Cisco
11 64 (14.81%) Windows Server
12 63 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
13 61 (14.12%) Windows 8
14 59 (13.66%) VMware
15 57 (13.19%) Citrix
15 57 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 55 (12.73%) VPN
17 53 (12.27%) SLA
18 49 (11.34%) Azure
19 48 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 47 (10.88%) Security Cleared
21 42 (9.72%) PowerShell
21 42 (9.72%) DNS
21 42 (9.72%) MS Exchange
22 41 (9.49%) DHCP
22 41 (9.49%) Finance
22 41 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
23 39 (9.03%) Windows Server 2016
24 38 (8.80%) Apple

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 42 (9.72%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.85%) ArcGIS
6 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (0.93%) IIS
7 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.23%) CMS
9 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 132 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.85%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 197 (45.60%) Microsoft 365
2 49 (11.34%) Azure
3 14 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.31%) Power Platform
5 8 (1.85%) AWS
5 8 (1.85%) PowerApps
6 6 (1.39%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (1.16%) SaaS
8 4 (0.93%) IaaS
9 3 (0.69%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.69%) PaaS
9 3 (0.69%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.23%) Kong
10 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.73%) VPN
2 42 (9.72%) DNS
3 41 (9.49%) DHCP
4 27 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 20 (4.63%) Firewall
5 20 (4.63%) NetScaler
6 16 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (3.70%) Wireless
7 14 (3.24%) LAN
8 12 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
9 11 (2.55%) WAN
10 10 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (2.31%) Skype
11 9 (2.08%) 802.11
11 9 (2.08%) SAN
12 8 (1.85%) Internet
12 8 (1.85%) VoIP
13 5 (1.16%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.16%) VLAN
14 4 (0.93%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.78%) MySQL
4 7 (1.62%) GIS
5 4 (0.93%) Power BI
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.46%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (2.08%) MSI
2 2 (0.46%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.23%) Toad
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 101 (23.38%) Social Skills
2 41 (9.49%) Finance
3 25 (5.79%) Public Sector
4 21 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.63%) Retail
6 12 (2.78%) Banking
7 10 (2.31%) Documentation Skills
8 7 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.39%) Law
9 6 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (0.93%) Back Office
10 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 3 (0.69%) Presentation Skills
12 2 (0.46%) French Language
12 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.46%) Legal
13 1 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.23%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (18.06%) Support Engineer
2 69 (15.97%) Analyst
3 64 (14.81%) IT Support
4 56 (12.96%) Desktop Support
5 49 (11.34%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 35 (8.10%) 1st Line Support
7 35 (8.10%) Support Analyst
8 32 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
10 28 (6.48%) Windows Engineer
11 25 (5.79%) Service Analyst
12 24 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 23 (5.32%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (3.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 17 (3.94%) Build Engineer
14 17 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (3.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 14 (3.24%) Deskside Engineer
16 14 (3.24%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.39%) .NET
2 6 (1.39%) XMPP
3 5 (1.16%) J2EE
4 2 (0.46%) HTML
4 2 (0.46%) LAMP
4 2 (0.46%) LDAP
4 2 (0.46%) REST
4 2 (0.46%) SOAP
4 2 (0.46%) XML
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.23%) COM
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) HTML5
5 1 (0.23%) JMS
5 1 (0.23%) JSON
5 1 (0.23%) WSH
5 1 (0.23%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.94%) Smartphone
2 14 (3.24%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.01%) iPad
4 12 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 11 (2.55%) iPhone
6 10 (2.31%) BYOD
7 9 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.08%) NHS
8 7 (1.62%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.62%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.39%) Clustering
10 4 (0.93%) Digital Signage
11 3 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.69%) EPoS
11 3 (0.69%) Replication
11 3 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 432 (100.00%) Windows
2 344 (79.63%) Windows 10
3 64 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 61 (14.12%) Windows 8
5 57 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (9.03%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (6.02%) Windows Server 2019
9 22 (5.09%) Android
9 22 (5.09%) Apple iOS
9 22 (5.09%) Linux
10 20 (4.63%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.94%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.93%) CentOS
14 4 (0.93%) Unix
15 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (23.84%) ITIL
2 73 (16.90%) Migration
3 63 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 24 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (4.40%) ITSM
7 17 (3.94%) Application Packaging
7 17 (3.94%) Break/Fix
8 16 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
9 15 (3.47%) Project Management
9 15 (3.47%) Service Management
10 13 (3.01%) Change Management
11 11 (2.55%) Disk Encryption
11 11 (2.55%) PRINCE2
11 11 (2.55%) Time Management
12 10 (2.31%) Change Control
12 10 (2.31%) Data Migration
12 10 (2.31%) DevOps
13 9 (2.08%) CRM
13 9 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.72%) PowerShell
2 23 (5.32%) SQL
3 12 (2.78%) VBScript
4 11 (2.55%) VB
5 10 (2.31%) C
6 9 (2.08%) Java
7 6 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.16%) Python
9 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.69%) VBA
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (10.88%) Security Cleared
2 37 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (6.48%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.40%) MCSE
5 17 (3.94%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (2.31%) Degree
9 9 (2.08%) MCP
10 8 (1.85%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.85%) MCSA
11 7 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.39%) CCNA
13 4 (0.93%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.93%) MCITP
14 3 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.46%) MOS
15 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 1 (0.23%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (12.27%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) GDPR
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) DICOM
4 1 (0.23%) GxP
4 1 (0.23%) NIST
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 221 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 48 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.79%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (3.94%) XenApp
7 16 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 11 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.31%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.85%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.85%) vSphere
11 5 (1.16%) Firmware
12 4 (0.93%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 123 (28.47%) SCCM
2 27 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (4.86%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.31%) Ansible
5 5 (1.16%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.16%) WSUS
6 4 (0.93%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.69%) SCOM
7 3 (0.69%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.46%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.46%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.46%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 228 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 64 (14.81%) Cisco
3 59 (13.66%) VMware
4 57 (13.19%) Citrix
5 38 (8.80%) Apple
6 34 (7.87%) ServiceNow
7 31 (7.18%) Ivanti
8 18 (4.17%) Oracle
9 14 (3.24%) HP
10 13 (3.01%) Meraki
10 13 (3.01%) Symantec
11 12 (2.78%) Dell
11 12 (2.78%) McAfee
11 12 (2.78%) Sophos
12 9 (2.08%) Lumension
13 8 (1.85%) ESRI
14 7 (1.62%) Avaya
14 7 (1.62%) Bloomberg
14 7 (1.62%) MobileIron
14 7 (1.62%) SAP