Period
to 26 February 2020

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 26 February 2020 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
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 117 119
Rank change year-on-year +39 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1,926 2,202 2,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.83% 2.22% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.78% 10.68% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,117 1,226 1,181
UK median daily rate £175 £177 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.85% -7.11% +2.70%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £113
90th Percentile £451 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £175 £180
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 492 433
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +0.32% +6.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £23.75 £22.89 £27.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +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 13,981 20,609 20,849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.56% 20.79% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,590 12,900 13,374
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £136 £158 £170
90th Percentile £600 £605 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,112 1,306 1,252
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% +0.03%

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 26 February 2020.

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 26 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 16 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 26 February 2020. 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 +33 1,653 £175 -2.78% 419
UK excluding London +42 1,420 £170 -2.86% 372
London +14 472 £195 +4.00% 81
South East +61 316 £170 -6.85% 109
South West +32 300 £165 +10.00% 58
North of England +22 261 £170 -3.00% 59
Midlands +45 193 £150 -14.29% 68
North West +26 158 £170 -2.86% 33
Scotland +26 154 £160 +14.29% 17
West Midlands +67 107 £150 -11.76% 37
East of England +10 107 £219 +31.73% 45
East Midlands +21 86 £150 -25.00% 31
Wales +55 83 £225 +5.88% 13
Yorkshire +28 79 £178 -6.45% 17
North East +4 24 £200 - 9
Northern Ireland +22 12 £138 - 4

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, 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 1,926 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,433 (74.40%) Windows 10
3 996 (51.71%) Active Directory
4 681 (35.36%) Microsoft
5 637 (33.07%) Office 365
6 498 (25.86%) SCCM
7 490 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
8 382 (19.83%) ITIL
9 343 (17.81%) Windows Server
10 319 (16.56%) Migration
11 266 (13.81%) Security Cleared
12 259 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 234 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 227 (11.79%) Citrix
15 203 (10.54%) VMware
16 200 (10.38%) Finance
17 199 (10.33%) PowerShell
18 185 (9.61%) SC Cleared
19 173 (8.98%) Public Sector
20 168 (8.72%) DNS
21 167 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
22 155 (8.05%) Windows 8
23 153 (7.94%) MS Exchange
24 151 (7.84%) DHCP
25 141 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
25 141 (7.32%) Windows XP
26 130 (6.75%) Microsoft App-V
27 128 (6.65%) ITSM
28 126 (6.54%) Android
29 121 (6.28%) 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
1 153 (7.94%) MS Exchange
2 73 (3.79%) SharePoint
3 66 (3.43%) Skype for Business
4 51 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
6 27 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 22 (1.14%) IIS
9 11 (0.57%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.16%) nginx
13 1 (0.052%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.052%) Confluence
13 1 (0.052%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 490 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
2 55 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
4 36 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 26 (1.35%) Acrobat
6 19 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.21%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.052%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.052%) Houdini
8 1 (0.052%) Maya
8 1 (0.052%) Revit
Business Applications
1 34 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.16%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.10%) Eikon
3 2 (0.10%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.052%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.052%) SystmOne
4 1 (0.052%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 637 (33.07%) Office 365
2 110 (5.71%) Azure
3 57 (2.96%) OneDrive
4 41 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (1.25%) AWS
6 18 (0.93%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.52%) IaaS
8 9 (0.47%) SaaS
9 5 (0.26%) G Suite
9 5 (0.26%) GitHub
10 4 (0.21%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.21%) PowerApps
10 4 (0.21%) Yammer
11 3 (0.16%) GCP
12 2 (0.10%) Boomi
12 2 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.10%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.10%) PaaS
13 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.052%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 168 (8.72%) DNS
2 151 (7.84%) DHCP
3 118 (6.13%) VPN
4 116 (6.02%) LAN
5 114 (5.92%) TCP/IP
6 92 (4.78%) Remote Desktop
7 91 (4.72%) WAN
8 86 (4.47%) Skype
9 77 (4.00%) Internet
10 73 (3.79%) Firewall
11 55 (2.86%) VoIP
12 34 (1.77%) Wireless
13 32 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
14 31 (1.61%) NetScaler
15 28 (1.45%) WebEx
16 26 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
17 20 (1.04%) SAN
17 20 (1.04%) VLAN
18 17 (0.88%) WLAN
19 16 (0.83%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
2 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.21%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.10%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.10%) MS Access
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.10%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.052%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.052%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 108 (5.61%) MSI
2 21 (1.09%) AdminStudio
3 19 (0.99%) InstallShield
4 11 (0.57%) StarTeam
5 9 (0.47%) JIRA
6 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.16%) git-flow
7 3 (0.16%) Hudson
7 3 (0.16%) TestRail
7 3 (0.16%) WiX
8 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.052%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.052%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.052%) Rational Team Concert
9 1 (0.052%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.052%) Toad
General
1 200 (10.38%) Finance
2 173 (8.98%) Public Sector
3 81 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 73 (3.79%) Retail
5 66 (3.43%) Banking
6 43 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 40 (2.08%) Marketing
8 37 (1.92%) Electronics
9 27 (1.40%) Law
10 16 (0.83%) Advertising
10 16 (0.83%) Local Government
11 14 (0.73%) Legal
11 14 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
12 11 (0.57%) Back Office
13 10 (0.52%) Front Office
14 8 (0.42%) Investment Banking
15 7 (0.36%) Mandarin Language
16 6 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.26%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 419 (21.75%) Support Engineer
2 331 (17.19%) Desktop Support
3 283 (14.69%) Analyst
4 265 (13.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 258 (13.40%) Windows Engineer
6 210 (10.90%) IT Support
7 203 (10.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 165 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 154 (8.00%) Deployment Engineer
10 148 (7.68%) IT Engineer
11 140 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 139 (7.22%) Service Analyst
13 116 (6.02%) Support Analyst
14 110 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
15 109 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 91 (4.72%) 1st Line Support
16 91 (4.72%) Windows Deployment Engineer
17 89 (4.62%) Rollout Engineer
18 86 (4.47%) Applications Packager
19 82 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (0.73%) 802.1X
2 11 (0.57%) .NET
2 11 (0.57%) Software Packaging
3 8 (0.42%) Universal Windows Platform
4 4 (0.21%) CSS
4 4 (0.21%) ODBC
4 4 (0.21%) XMPP
4 4 (0.21%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.16%) HTML
5 3 (0.16%) XML
6 2 (0.10%) COM
6 2 (0.10%) Java RMI
6 2 (0.10%) JSON
7 1 (0.052%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.052%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.052%) EDI
7 1 (0.052%) J2EE
7 1 (0.052%) SAML
7 1 (0.052%) WSH
7 1 (0.052%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (5.19%) Driving Licence
2 93 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 69 (3.58%) NHS
5 57 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (2.75%) Smartphone
7 52 (2.70%) iPhone
8 49 (2.54%) Data Centre
9 36 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.82%) Fat Client
10 35 (1.82%) Thin Client
11 24 (1.25%) PDA
12 21 (1.09%) Management Information System
13 19 (0.99%) PKI
14 17 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.88%) iPad
15 12 (0.62%) BYOD
15 12 (0.62%) User Experience
16 10 (0.52%) Handset
16 10 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,926 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,433 (74.40%) Windows 10
3 343 (17.81%) Windows Server
4 259 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 234 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 155 (8.05%) Windows 8
7 141 (7.32%) Windows XP
8 126 (6.54%) Android
9 79 (4.10%) Linux
10 74 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 72 (3.74%) Apple iOS
12 48 (2.49%) Mac OS X
13 47 (2.44%) Mac OS
14 36 (1.87%) Windows Vista
15 27 (1.40%) Windows 2000
16 14 (0.73%) VMS
17 6 (0.31%) CentOS
18 5 (0.26%) AIX
18 5 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (19.83%) ITIL
2 319 (16.56%) Migration
3 167 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
4 128 (6.65%) ITSM
5 116 (6.02%) Break/Fix
6 109 (5.66%) Application Packaging
7 99 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 97 (5.04%) Incident Management
9 93 (4.83%) Service Management
10 75 (3.89%) Time Management
11 50 (2.60%) Service Delivery
11 50 (2.60%) Software Distribution
12 49 (2.54%) Asset Management
13 46 (2.39%) Agile Software Development
14 44 (2.28%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (2.23%) User Acceptance Testing
16 41 (2.13%) Patch Management
17 40 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
17 40 (2.08%) Programme Management
18 39 (2.02%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (10.33%) PowerShell
2 64 (3.32%) SQL
3 36 (1.87%) VB
4 25 (1.30%) VBScript
5 18 (0.93%) VBA
6 11 (0.57%) REXX
6 11 (0.57%) Tcl
7 8 (0.42%) C#
8 7 (0.36%) Java
9 6 (0.31%) C
10 4 (0.21%) VB6
11 3 (0.16%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.10%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.10%) Python
12 2 (0.10%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.052%) PHP
13 1 (0.052%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.052%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 266 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 185 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 91 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (3.69%) DV Cleared
5 62 (3.22%) MCSE
6 43 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (2.02%) Degree
7 39 (2.02%) MCP
8 34 (1.77%) DBS Check
9 21 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
10 19 (0.99%) A+ Certification
11 18 (0.93%) MCSA
12 15 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (0.62%) CCNA
15 11 (0.57%) CCA
16 9 (0.47%) MCDST
16 9 (0.47%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.42%) MCITP
18 7 (0.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (6.02%) SLA
2 20 (1.04%) QA
3 11 (0.57%) GDPR
4 8 (0.42%) PMO
5 6 (0.31%) NIST
6 3 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) GxP
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.052%) COBIT
8 1 (0.052%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 996 (51.71%) Active Directory
2 141 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (6.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 78 (4.05%) XenApp
5 61 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 46 (2.39%) Hyper-V
7 43 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 29 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.35%) BitLocker
11 26 (1.35%) vSphere
12 16 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 14 (0.73%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 6 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.26%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.26%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.16%) Docker
17 2 (0.10%) Firmware
17 2 (0.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 498 (25.86%) SCCM
2 51 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (1.92%) AirWatch
4 28 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 25 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
6 21 (1.09%) WSUS
7 19 (0.99%) AppDNA
8 18 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (0.62%) SCOM
10 10 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
11 9 (0.47%) XenMobile
12 8 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
13 7 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.31%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.26%) Netcool
16 4 (0.21%) Clonezilla
17 3 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 681 (35.36%) Microsoft
2 227 (11.79%) Citrix
3 203 (10.54%) VMware
4 121 (6.28%) Apple
5 113 (5.87%) HP
6 107 (5.56%) Cisco
7 84 (4.36%) Dell
8 68 (3.53%) Ivanti
9 63 (3.27%) ServiceNow
10 58 (3.01%) Adobe
11 57 (2.96%) McAfee
12 48 (2.49%) Remedy
13 43 (2.23%) SAP
14 30 (1.56%) Bloomberg
15 29 (1.51%) Symantec
16 26 (1.35%) Google
17 24 (1.25%) Bomgar
17 24 (1.25%) Oracle
17 24 (1.25%) Peregrine
18 21 (1.09%) MobileIron