Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 111 73
Rank change year-on-year 0 -38 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,249 2,138 3,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.24% 2.20% 2.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.81% 10.42% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,227 1,119 1,434
UK median daily rate £190 £185 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -0.27% -7.25%
10th Percentile £110 £110 £106
90th Percentile £450 £395 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £190 £193
% change year-on-year -5.26% -1.30% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 463 758
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 £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £28.90 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.65 £14.45 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.38% -3.67% +1.90%

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 20,798 20,526 23,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,264 12,890 13,641
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +3.99% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,281 1,814
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +13 2,056 £190 +5.56% 477
UK excluding London -5 1,385 £180 -5.26% 358
London +33 840 £200 +14.29% 155
South East -3 403 £180 -15.29% 77
North of England +35 281 £150 -25.00% 112
Midlands +17 214 £225 +38.46% 50
South West -13 187 £250 +66.67% 43
East of England -27 140 £230 -2.13% 40
Yorkshire +36 138 £140 -6.67% 34
North West +38 123 £180 -10.00% 70
West Midlands +28 121 £231 -4.64% 23
Scotland -35 97 £165 -35.29% 17
East Midlands +8 93 £225 +50.00% 27
Wales +9 66 £175 +6.06% 19
North East -2 20 £200 -23.88% 8
Northern Ireland -28 4 £99 -56.11%
Channel Islands +2 2 £625 +72.41%

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 2,249 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,307 (58.11%) Active Directory
3 1,095 (48.69%) Windows 10
4 1,026 (45.62%) Microsoft
5 787 (34.99%) Microsoft Office
6 600 (26.68%) Office 365
7 549 (24.41%) SCCM
8 488 (21.70%) ITIL
9 409 (18.19%) Windows Server
10 400 (17.79%) Citrix
11 380 (16.90%) VMware
12 358 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 330 (14.67%) Windows 8
14 314 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
15 311 (13.83%) MS Exchange
16 284 (12.63%) Migration
17 261 (11.61%) Finance
18 249 (11.07%) DNS
19 245 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
20 232 (10.32%) Security Cleared
21 228 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
22 221 (9.83%) PowerShell
23 210 (9.34%) DHCP
24 205 (9.12%) SLA
24 205 (9.12%) Cisco
25 204 (9.07%) HP
26 201 (8.94%) LAN
27 190 (8.45%) Apple
28 186 (8.27%) Blackberry
29 177 (7.87%) TCP/IP

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
1 311 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 136 (6.05%) SharePoint
3 98 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 84 (3.73%) Skype for Business
5 51 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 46 (2.05%) IBM Notes
7 41 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (1.65%) IIS
9 31 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 19 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (0.67%) CMS
11 15 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.53%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.36%) Apache
15 5 (0.22%) Liferay
15 5 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.18%) Apache Solr
17 3 (0.13%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 787 (34.99%) Microsoft Office
2 86 (3.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.31%) Houdini
7 7 (0.31%) Maya
7 7 (0.31%) NUKE
7 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.13%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.13%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.089%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.089%) Revit
10 2 (0.089%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 25 (1.11%) Eikon
2 11 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.13%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.089%) assyst
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.089%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.089%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.044%) Demantra
7 1 (0.044%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.044%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.044%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.044%) Summit
7 1 (0.044%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 600 (26.68%) Office 365
2 100 (4.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.47%) OneDrive
4 17 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (0.67%) Mimecast
6 14 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.44%) SaaS
8 8 (0.36%) IaaS
9 5 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.22%) Yammer
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.18%) G Suite
10 4 (0.18%) PaaS
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.089%) GitHub
13 1 (0.044%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.044%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 249 (11.07%) DNS
2 210 (9.34%) DHCP
3 201 (8.94%) LAN
4 177 (7.87%) TCP/IP
5 167 (7.43%) VPN
6 154 (6.85%) WAN
7 121 (5.38%) Internet
8 104 (4.62%) Firewall
9 85 (3.78%) Skype
10 64 (2.85%) Wireless
11 58 (2.58%) SAN
12 52 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
13 51 (2.27%) VoIP
14 39 (1.73%) VLAN
14 39 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
15 32 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
15 32 (1.42%) Ethernet
16 30 (1.33%) Intranet
17 25 (1.11%) SMS
18 19 (0.84%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.44%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.22%) GIS
7 5 (0.22%) JasperReports
7 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.18%) MS Access
8 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.13%) MySQL
9 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.089%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.089%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.089%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.044%) Big Data
11 1 (0.044%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 68 (3.02%) MSI
2 34 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.84%) InstallShield
4 18 (0.80%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.58%) JIRA
7 9 (0.40%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.40%) Subversion
7 9 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (0.40%) Xcode
8 7 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 5 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (0.22%) WiX
10 4 (0.18%) StarTeam
11 3 (0.13%) Ant
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.089%) ClearCase
13 1 (0.044%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.044%) HP UFT
13 1 (0.044%) LoadRunner
General
1 261 (11.61%) Finance
2 101 (4.49%) Banking
3 80 (3.56%) Legal
4 55 (2.45%) Law
5 45 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 43 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 37 (1.65%) Retail
8 30 (1.33%) Publishing
9 25 (1.11%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.02%) Back Office
11 19 (0.84%) Front Office
12 18 (0.80%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.76%) Advertising
14 15 (0.67%) French Language
15 13 (0.58%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.49%) Hindi Language
16 11 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.49%) Tamil Language
16 11 (0.49%) Urdu Language
17 8 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 572 (25.43%) Analyst
2 499 (22.19%) Desktop Support
3 436 (19.39%) Support Engineer
4 284 (12.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 281 (12.49%) Desktop Engineer
5 281 (12.49%) Service Analyst
6 274 (12.18%) Service Desk Analyst
7 239 (10.63%) Support Analyst
8 200 (8.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 192 (8.54%) IT Support
10 146 (6.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 130 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
12 124 (5.51%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 116 (5.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 113 (5.02%) IT Analyst
15 107 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
16 95 (4.22%) IT Engineer
17 89 (3.96%) Service Desk Support
18 83 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
19 73 (3.25%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (1.38%) .NET
2 29 (1.29%) XML
3 20 (0.89%) WSH
4 17 (0.76%) Web Services
5 15 (0.67%) WPF
6 12 (0.53%) HTML
6 12 (0.53%) JSON
7 11 (0.49%) REST
7 11 (0.49%) SOAP
8 9 (0.40%) Cocoa
9 6 (0.27%) Java EE
10 5 (0.22%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.18%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.13%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (0.13%) Core Data
12 3 (0.13%) DOM
12 3 (0.13%) Middleware
12 3 (0.13%) STL
12 3 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 186 (8.27%) Blackberry
2 116 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.16%) iPhone
3 97 (4.31%) iPad
4 78 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 60 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 57 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
7 56 (2.49%) Smartphone
8 44 (1.96%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.60%) NHS
10 26 (1.16%) BYOD
10 26 (1.16%) PKI
11 25 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 21 (0.93%) CESG
12 21 (0.93%) Fat Client
12 21 (0.93%) Thin Client
12 21 (0.93%) User Experience
13 18 (0.80%) CMDB
14 15 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.62%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2,249 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,095 (48.69%) Windows 10
3 409 (18.19%) Windows Server
4 358 (15.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 330 (14.67%) Windows 8
6 314 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 165 (7.34%) Windows XP
8 126 (5.60%) Apple iOS
9 112 (4.98%) Android
10 107 (4.76%) Linux
11 95 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 59 (2.62%) Mac OS X
13 54 (2.40%) Mac OS
14 42 (1.87%) Windows Vista
15 39 (1.73%) Unix
16 34 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 24 (1.07%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.62%) CentOS
19 13 (0.58%) Solaris
20 12 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (21.70%) ITIL
2 284 (12.63%) Migration
3 112 (4.98%) Service Management
4 106 (4.71%) Time Management
5 85 (3.78%) Incident Management
6 75 (3.33%) Change Management
7 72 (3.20%) Application Packaging
8 71 (3.16%) Service Delivery
9 70 (3.11%) ITSM
10 63 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
11 60 (2.67%) Problem Management
12 52 (2.31%) Asset Management
12 52 (2.31%) Break/Fix
13 49 (2.18%) Patch Management
14 47 (2.09%) Project Management
15 44 (1.96%) Configuration Management
16 43 (1.91%) Agile Software Development
17 42 (1.87%) PRINCE2
17 42 (1.87%) Root Cause Analysis
18 40 (1.78%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 221 (9.83%) PowerShell
2 118 (5.25%) VBScript
3 86 (3.82%) SQL
4 64 (2.85%) Java
5 30 (1.33%) C
6 29 (1.29%) C#
6 29 (1.29%) Python
7 18 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 14 (0.62%) C++
8 14 (0.62%) VB
9 9 (0.40%) Apple Swift
9 9 (0.40%) Objective-C
9 9 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.31%) T-SQL
11 6 (0.27%) Perl
12 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.13%) AWK
13 3 (0.13%) VBA
14 2 (0.089%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.089%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 232 (10.32%) Security Cleared
2 228 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 159 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 125 (5.56%) MCSE
5 86 (3.82%) MCP
6 76 (3.38%) MCSA
7 67 (2.98%) Degree
8 53 (2.36%) MCDST
9 50 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
10 47 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
11 45 (2.00%) DV Cleared
12 44 (1.96%) CCNA
13 29 (1.29%) A+ Certification
14 24 (1.07%) MCITP
15 23 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 20 (0.89%) DBS Check
16 20 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 19 (0.84%) Network+ Certification
18 15 (0.67%) ACHDS
18 15 (0.67%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (9.12%) SLA
2 40 (1.78%) QA
3 15 (0.67%) PMO
4 9 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.27%) GDPR
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.044%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.044%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1,307 (58.11%) Active Directory
2 245 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (5.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 127 (5.65%) XenApp
5 82 (3.65%) Hyper-V
6 77 (3.42%) XenDesktop
7 73 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (2.98%) BitLocker
9 49 (2.18%) vSphere
10 39 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
11 24 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
11 24 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
12 22 (0.98%) Docker
13 16 (0.71%) Samba
14 13 (0.58%) XenServer
15 12 (0.53%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.49%) Terminal Services
17 10 (0.44%) DFS Replication
18 8 (0.36%) NFS
Systems Management
1 549 (24.41%) SCCM
2 57 (2.53%) WSUS
3 55 (2.45%) AirWatch
4 54 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 42 (1.87%) SCOM
6 30 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 29 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 28 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 24 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 21 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (0.89%) WMI
12 18 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (0.76%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.71%) DameWare
15 15 (0.67%) Ansible
16 13 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 13 (0.58%) vCenter Server
17 7 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
18 6 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,026 (45.62%) Microsoft
2 400 (17.79%) Citrix
3 380 (16.90%) VMware
4 205 (9.12%) Cisco
5 204 (9.07%) HP
6 190 (8.45%) Apple
7 111 (4.94%) Ivanti
8 95 (4.22%) Symantec
9 90 (4.00%) Dell
10 73 (3.25%) Bloomberg
11 59 (2.62%) Oracle
12 55 (2.45%) McAfee
13 51 (2.27%) Reuters
14 47 (2.09%) ServiceNow
15 46 (2.05%) Lotus
16 42 (1.87%) Altiris
17 36 (1.60%) NetApp
18 35 (1.56%) Remedy
19 32 (1.42%) Avaya
20 27 (1.20%) Red Hat