Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 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
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 105 73
Rank change year-on-year -11 -32 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,150 2,148 2,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.14% 2.24% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.33% 10.67% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,186 1,151 1,409
UK median daily rate £190 £185 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £113 £110 £107
90th Percentile £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £188 £200
% change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 449 735
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.35
90th Percentile £27.73 £22.63 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

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 20,808 20,128 23,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.99% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,329 12,721 13,842
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £190 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,251 1,283 1,713
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +4.85%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 17 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 24 February 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
England +1 1,954 £190 +5.56% 443
UK excluding London -8 1,337 £180 -4.00% 332
London +24 794 £200 +14.29% 137
South East -14 392 £178 -16.24% 90
North of England +16 287 £150 -25.00% 88
Midlands +6 194 £238 +39.71% 57
South West -15 167 £200 +33.33% 34
Yorkshire +15 134 £133 +3.92% 30
North West +37 133 £180 - 51
East of England -27 129 £238 +15.15% 37
West Midlands +7 100 £180 -6.49% 33
Scotland -41 99 £205 -24.07% 18
East Midlands +3 94 £250 +66.67% 24
Wales +12 70 £213 +28.79% 7
North East +2 20 £208 -24.55% 7
Northern Ireland -17 4 £99 -56.11% 1
Channel Islands -2 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 2,150 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,264 (58.79%) Active Directory
3 1,114 (51.81%) Windows 10
4 964 (44.84%) Microsoft
5 733 (34.09%) Microsoft Office
6 582 (27.07%) Office 365
7 532 (24.74%) SCCM
8 467 (21.72%) ITIL
9 404 (18.79%) Windows Server
10 377 (17.53%) Citrix
11 376 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 335 (15.58%) VMware
13 313 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 302 (14.05%) MS Exchange
15 290 (13.49%) Windows 8
16 288 (13.40%) Migration
17 249 (11.58%) DNS
18 234 (10.88%) Finance
19 228 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
20 227 (10.56%) Security Cleared
21 213 (9.91%) PowerShell
22 207 (9.63%) DHCP
22 207 (9.63%) SLA
23 203 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
24 198 (9.21%) HP
25 188 (8.74%) Cisco
25 188 (8.74%) LAN
26 174 (8.09%) VPN
27 166 (7.72%) Apple
28 165 (7.67%) SC Cleared

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
1 302 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 122 (5.67%) SharePoint
3 102 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (3.91%) Skype for Business
5 46 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 38 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (1.67%) IIS
8 35 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (1.35%) IBM Notes
10 20 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.47%) Apache
12 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.37%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.28%) CMS
15 4 (0.19%) Apache Solr
15 4 (0.19%) GroupWise
15 4 (0.19%) JBoss
16 3 (0.14%) FileNet
16 3 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 733 (34.09%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (0.14%) Houdini
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) NUKE
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Revit
7 3 (0.14%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.093%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.093%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) Eikon
2 11 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.19%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
5 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.093%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.093%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.093%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.093%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.093%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.093%) Primavera
6 2 (0.093%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.047%) Demantra
7 1 (0.047%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 582 (27.07%) Office 365
2 98 (4.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.12%) OneDrive
4 22 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.56%) SaaS
6 10 (0.47%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.42%) IaaS
8 7 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.33%) G Suite
9 5 (0.23%) PaaS
10 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.093%) GitHub
11 2 (0.093%) Yammer
12 1 (0.047%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.047%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.047%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 249 (11.58%) DNS
2 207 (9.63%) DHCP
3 188 (8.74%) LAN
4 174 (8.09%) VPN
5 154 (7.16%) WAN
6 153 (7.12%) TCP/IP
7 106 (4.93%) Internet
8 101 (4.70%) Firewall
9 78 (3.63%) Skype
10 54 (2.51%) Remote Desktop
11 52 (2.42%) SAN
12 45 (2.09%) Wireless
13 43 (2.00%) VoIP
14 36 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (1.49%) VLAN
16 27 (1.26%) Intranet
17 25 (1.16%) SMS
18 24 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (0.84%) 3G
19 18 (0.84%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.33%) GIS
6 6 (0.28%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.093%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.093%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.093%) MySQL
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.093%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.047%) JasperReports
11 1 (0.047%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.047%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (2.74%) MSI
2 35 (1.63%) Git (software)
3 21 (0.98%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.65%) JIRA
6 13 (0.60%) InstallShield
7 10 (0.47%) AdminStudio
8 9 (0.42%) Subversion
8 9 (0.42%) Xcode
9 8 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.33%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.23%) StarTeam
12 4 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
13 3 (0.14%) Ant
13 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.14%) WiX
14 2 (0.093%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.093%) Hudson
14 2 (0.093%) Selenium
14 2 (0.093%) WinDbg
General
1 234 (10.88%) Finance
2 89 (4.14%) Banking
3 83 (3.86%) Legal
4 52 (2.42%) Law
5 40 (1.86%) Retail
6 39 (1.81%) Publishing
7 37 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.16%) Back Office
9 25 (1.16%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.74%) Advertising
10 16 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.51%) French Language
12 10 (0.47%) Front Office
13 9 (0.42%) Local Government
13 9 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.33%) Aerospace
15 5 (0.23%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 558 (25.95%) Analyst
2 470 (21.86%) Desktop Support
3 394 (18.33%) Support Engineer
4 282 (13.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 282 (13.12%) Service Analyst
5 277 (12.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 259 (12.05%) Desktop Engineer
7 224 (10.42%) Support Analyst
8 186 (8.65%) IT Support
9 181 (8.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 139 (6.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 138 (6.42%) Windows Engineer
12 120 (5.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 112 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 111 (5.16%) IT Analyst
15 101 (4.70%) IT Engineer
16 96 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
17 91 (4.23%) Service Desk Support
18 74 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 74 (3.44%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.16%) .NET
2 22 (1.02%) XML
3 17 (0.79%) Web Services
4 13 (0.60%) WPF
5 12 (0.56%) JSON
5 12 (0.56%) REST
6 11 (0.51%) HTML
6 11 (0.51%) LDAP
6 11 (0.51%) WSH
7 10 (0.47%) SOAP
8 9 (0.42%) Cocoa
9 8 (0.37%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.19%) DOM
11 3 (0.14%) Core Data
11 3 (0.14%) Middleware
11 3 (0.14%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.14%) XSLT
12 2 (0.093%) Java EE
12 2 (0.093%) XMPP
12 2 (0.093%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.16%) Blackberry
2 110 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (4.84%) iPhone
4 86 (4.00%) iPad
5 65 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 57 (2.65%) Smartphone
7 53 (2.47%) Driving Licence
8 45 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
9 39 (1.81%) Data Centre
10 37 (1.72%) NHS
11 32 (1.49%) PKI
12 26 (1.21%) Fat Client
12 26 (1.21%) Thin Client
13 18 (0.84%) CMDB
14 17 (0.79%) User Experience
15 15 (0.70%) Computer Science
16 13 (0.60%) BYOD
16 13 (0.60%) Clustering
17 11 (0.51%) CESG
17 11 (0.51%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2,150 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,114 (51.81%) Windows 10
3 404 (18.79%) Windows Server
4 376 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 313 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 290 (13.49%) Windows 8
7 162 (7.53%) Windows XP
8 107 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (4.74%) Apple iOS
9 102 (4.74%) Linux
10 100 (4.65%) Android
11 62 (2.88%) Mac OS X
12 44 (2.05%) Windows Vista
13 43 (2.00%) Unix
14 42 (1.95%) Mac OS
15 28 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 26 (1.21%) Windows 2000
17 12 (0.56%) Solaris
18 9 (0.42%) CentOS
19 6 (0.28%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (21.72%) ITIL
2 288 (13.40%) Migration
3 114 (5.30%) Service Management
4 99 (4.60%) Time Management
5 72 (3.35%) Incident Management
6 67 (3.12%) Service Delivery
7 64 (2.98%) ITSM
8 62 (2.88%) Application Packaging
9 59 (2.74%) Break/Fix
9 59 (2.74%) Change Management
10 55 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
11 53 (2.47%) Problem Management
12 49 (2.28%) Root Cause Analysis
13 47 (2.19%) PRINCE2
14 45 (2.09%) Agile Software Development
14 45 (2.09%) Asset Management
14 45 (2.09%) ITIL V3
15 42 (1.95%) Project Management
16 39 (1.81%) Configuration Management
16 39 (1.81%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 213 (9.91%) PowerShell
2 97 (4.51%) VBScript
3 89 (4.14%) SQL
4 42 (1.95%) Java
5 29 (1.35%) C
6 21 (0.98%) C#
7 20 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 19 (0.88%) VB
9 18 (0.84%) Python
10 11 (0.51%) C++
11 9 (0.42%) Apple Swift
11 9 (0.42%) Objective-C
11 9 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.28%) VBA
13 5 (0.23%) Perl
14 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.19%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.19%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.14%) AWK
15 3 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 227 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 203 (9.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 165 (7.67%) SC Cleared
4 102 (4.74%) MCSE
5 78 (3.63%) MCP
6 63 (2.93%) MCSA
7 55 (2.56%) Degree
8 54 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
9 49 (2.28%) DV Cleared
10 39 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
11 34 (1.58%) CCNA
12 31 (1.44%) MCDST
13 27 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 19 (0.88%) DBS Check
14 19 (0.88%) PMI Certification
15 18 (0.84%) MCITP
15 18 (0.84%) PMP
16 16 (0.74%) A+ Certification
17 13 (0.60%) CCNP
18 12 (0.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (9.63%) SLA
2 36 (1.67%) QA
3 14 (0.65%) PMO
4 10 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.28%) GDPR
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.047%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,264 (58.79%) Active Directory
2 228 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (5.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 114 (5.30%) XenApp
5 81 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 70 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 64 (2.98%) BitLocker
7 64 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (2.47%) vSphere
9 38 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
11 25 (1.16%) Docker
12 15 (0.70%) Terminal Services
12 15 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (0.56%) Terminal Server
14 11 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
14 11 (0.51%) XenServer
15 10 (0.47%) DFS Replication
16 9 (0.42%) Samba
17 5 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 532 (24.74%) SCCM
2 58 (2.70%) AirWatch
3 55 (2.56%) WSUS
4 40 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (1.67%) SCOM
5 36 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 23 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 21 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
7 21 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 18 (0.84%) NetBackup
10 16 (0.74%) Backup Exec
11 13 (0.60%) Ansible
11 13 (0.60%) DameWare
11 13 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 13 (0.60%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.51%) WMI
13 8 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 964 (44.84%) Microsoft
2 377 (17.53%) Citrix
3 335 (15.58%) VMware
4 198 (9.21%) HP
5 188 (8.74%) Cisco
6 166 (7.72%) Apple
7 96 (4.47%) Ivanti
8 85 (3.95%) Symantec
9 73 (3.40%) Dell
10 56 (2.60%) McAfee
11 52 (2.42%) Bloomberg
12 48 (2.23%) ServiceNow
13 45 (2.09%) Oracle
14 33 (1.53%) Altiris
14 33 (1.53%) Avaya
15 32 (1.49%) NetApp
15 32 (1.49%) Reuters
16 29 (1.35%) Lotus
17 27 (1.26%) Remedy
18 25 (1.16%) Sophos