Period
to 20 June 2019

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 20 June 2019 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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 125 122
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,027 2,026 1,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.03% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.16% 9.74% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,176 1,070 933
UK median daily rate £185 £225 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.78% +28.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £105
90th Percentile £450 £450 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £230 £175
% change year-on-year -23.91% +31.43% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 498 401
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +11.69% -5.33%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.17 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.07 £30.00 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +10.71% -7.93%

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 18,167 20,805 18,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.02% 20.84% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,480 13,092 11,916
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,146 1,394 1,121
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.00% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -6.06%

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 2019. 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 +22 1,764 £188 -16.67% 83
UK excluding London +16 1,259 £175 -23.91% 69
London +7 699 £205 -8.89% 25
South East +16 307 £203 -10.00% 22
North of England +24 257 £175 +9.38% 17
South West -2 204 £150 -21.05% 5
Midlands +2 154 £164 -44.49% 7
East of England +15 136 £130 -23.53% 8
Scotland -9 134 £155 -41.51% 7
North West +13 126 £175 +29.63% 8
Yorkshire +17 88 £170 +6.25% 7
East Midlands +6 83 £150 -50.00% 2
West Midlands -6 69 £175 -39.66% 5
Wales +14 56 £163 -48.62% 4
North East +29 43 £175 -15.66% 2
Northern Ireland +15 9 - -
Channel Islands - 3 £600 -

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, 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 2,027 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,444 (71.24%) Windows 10
3 1,069 (52.74%) Active Directory
4 844 (41.64%) Microsoft
5 642 (31.67%) Office 365
6 600 (29.60%) SCCM
7 545 (26.89%) Microsoft Office
8 387 (19.09%) ITIL
9 355 (17.51%) Windows Server
10 322 (15.89%) Migration
11 286 (14.11%) Finance
12 255 (12.58%) Citrix
13 249 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 243 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 242 (11.94%) VMware
16 214 (10.56%) PowerShell
17 210 (10.36%) Windows 8
18 193 (9.52%) Security Cleared
19 184 (9.08%) MS Exchange
20 171 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 164 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
22 156 (7.70%) DNS
23 139 (6.86%) SC Cleared
24 138 (6.81%) SLA
25 136 (6.71%) Windows XP
26 131 (6.46%) VPN
27 130 (6.41%) Skype
28 126 (6.22%) Cisco
29 125 (6.17%) LAN
30 124 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 184 (9.08%) MS Exchange
2 98 (4.83%) Skype for Business
3 94 (4.64%) SharePoint
4 50 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (1.13%) IBM Notes
6 19 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (0.84%) IIS
8 14 (0.69%) Confluence
9 5 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.20%) CMS
10 4 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.15%) nginx
12 2 (0.099%) Apache
12 2 (0.099%) SAS
12 2 (0.099%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.049%) Site Server
Applications
1 545 (26.89%) Microsoft Office
2 65 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
5 14 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.20%) Shockwave
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.099%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.099%) SPSS
9 1 (0.049%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.049%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (0.49%) Eikon
1 10 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.30%) Carpe Diem
3 3 (0.15%) Retail-J
4 2 (0.099%) assyst
4 2 (0.099%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.049%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 642 (31.67%) Office 365
2 105 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.83%) OneDrive
4 24 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (0.49%) IaaS
7 8 (0.39%) Mimecast
7 8 (0.39%) SaaS
8 7 (0.35%) G Suite
9 6 (0.30%) PaaS
10 4 (0.20%) Slack
11 3 (0.15%) OpenDNS
12 2 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.049%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.049%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.049%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.049%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.049%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.049%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 156 (7.70%) DNS
2 131 (6.46%) VPN
3 130 (6.41%) Skype
4 125 (6.17%) LAN
5 123 (6.07%) DHCP
6 113 (5.57%) TCP/IP
7 90 (4.44%) WAN
8 79 (3.90%) Firewall
9 60 (2.96%) Remote Desktop
10 58 (2.86%) Wireless
11 52 (2.57%) Internet
12 37 (1.83%) VoIP
13 28 (1.38%) SAN
14 19 (0.94%) WebEx
15 18 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (0.84%) NetScaler
17 16 (0.79%) Ethernet
17 16 (0.79%) IP Telephony
18 14 (0.69%) Network Security
19 12 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.25%) Electronic Patient Records
4 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (0.25%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2017
5 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.099%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.099%) GIS
6 2 (0.099%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.049%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.049%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.049%) MS Access
7 1 (0.049%) MySQL
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.049%) Power BI
7 1 (0.049%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 90 (4.44%) MSI
2 31 (1.53%) InstallShield
3 27 (1.33%) AdminStudio
4 23 (1.13%) JIRA
5 12 (0.59%) Hudson
6 10 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.39%) WinDbg
8 5 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
9 4 (0.20%) Ant
9 4 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.20%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.15%) ProC
10 3 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.099%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.049%) git-flow
12 1 (0.049%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.049%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.049%) WiX
General
1 286 (14.11%) Finance
2 117 (5.77%) Banking
3 48 (2.37%) Law
4 43 (2.12%) Manufacturing
4 43 (2.12%) Telecoms
5 40 (1.97%) Retail
6 32 (1.58%) Legal
7 28 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.33%) Marketing
9 24 (1.18%) Electronics
10 22 (1.09%) Advertising
11 15 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.59%) Front Office
13 9 (0.44%) Local Government
14 8 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.35%) Games
16 6 (0.30%) Automotive
16 6 (0.30%) Billing
17 5 (0.25%) Military
17 5 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 431 (21.26%) Support Engineer
2 404 (19.93%) Analyst
3 375 (18.50%) Desktop Support
4 302 (14.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 238 (11.74%) 2nd Line Support
6 232 (11.45%) Windows Engineer
7 205 (10.11%) Support Analyst
8 195 (9.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 188 (9.27%) Service Analyst
10 183 (9.03%) IT Support
11 179 (8.83%) Service Desk Analyst
12 126 (6.22%) IT Engineer
13 125 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 121 (5.97%) Deployment Engineer
15 104 (5.13%) Applications Packager
16 95 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 87 (4.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 85 (4.19%) IT Support Engineer
19 83 (4.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
20 81 (4.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (0.94%) Software Packaging
2 18 (0.89%) Java RMI
3 15 (0.74%) .NET
4 12 (0.59%) XML
5 9 (0.44%) LDAP
6 7 (0.35%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.25%) HTML
7 5 (0.25%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.20%) DOM
8 4 (0.20%) Flash
8 4 (0.20%) OCX
8 4 (0.20%) Universal Windows Platform
8 4 (0.20%) WAP
8 4 (0.20%) XMPP
8 4 (0.20%) XSLT
9 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.15%) KML
9 3 (0.15%) Web Services
9 3 (0.15%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.049%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 89 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (3.80%) iPhone
3 63 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
4 62 (3.06%) Blackberry
5 56 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (2.52%) Driving Licence
7 39 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 39 (1.92%) NHS
8 37 (1.83%) iPad
9 33 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 30 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 30 (1.48%) Thin Client
11 29 (1.43%) Smartphone
12 17 (0.84%) User Experience
13 15 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.64%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.64%) Clustering
15 12 (0.59%) AS400
15 12 (0.59%) BYOD
16 11 (0.54%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2,027 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,444 (71.24%) Windows 10
3 355 (17.51%) Windows Server
4 249 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 243 (11.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 210 (10.36%) Windows 8
7 136 (6.71%) Windows XP
8 120 (5.92%) Android
9 112 (5.53%) Apple iOS
10 73 (3.60%) Mac OS
11 63 (3.11%) Linux
12 47 (2.32%) Mac OS X
12 47 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (0.89%) Windows Vista
14 13 (0.64%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.44%) Unix
16 8 (0.39%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.35%) Solaris
17 7 (0.35%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (19.09%) ITIL
2 322 (15.89%) Migration
3 164 (8.09%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (6.12%) Application Packaging
5 109 (5.38%) Time Management
6 108 (5.33%) Service Management
7 87 (4.29%) Break/Fix
7 87 (4.29%) ITSM
8 79 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 77 (3.80%) Mobile Device Management
10 71 (3.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 66 (3.26%) Asset Management
12 59 (2.91%) Incident Management
13 54 (2.66%) Project Management
14 51 (2.52%) Change Management
15 47 (2.32%) Root Cause Analysis
16 46 (2.27%) Service Delivery
17 40 (1.97%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (1.87%) PRINCE2
19 36 (1.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 214 (10.56%) PowerShell
2 59 (2.91%) VBScript
3 53 (2.61%) SQL
4 29 (1.43%) VB
5 19 (0.94%) C
6 16 (0.79%) Python
7 15 (0.74%) C#
8 13 (0.64%) Java
9 9 (0.44%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.39%) VBA
11 5 (0.25%) Perl
12 4 (0.20%) AWK
12 4 (0.20%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.15%) C++
13 3 (0.15%) C++/CLI
14 2 (0.099%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.099%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.049%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.049%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 193 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 139 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 124 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (2.71%) MCSE
5 53 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 50 (2.47%) MCSA
7 48 (2.37%) DV Cleared
8 41 (2.02%) MCP
9 36 (1.78%) Degree
10 32 (1.58%) DBS Check
11 25 (1.23%) A+ Certification
12 17 (0.84%) MCDST
13 16 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
14 14 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 12 (0.59%) CCNA
15 12 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 10 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (0.44%) PMI Certification
18 8 (0.39%) PMP
19 7 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (6.81%) SLA
2 39 (1.92%) QA
3 11 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.35%) PMO
5 6 (0.30%) GDPR
6 5 (0.25%) HL7
6 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.099%) NIST
8 2 (0.099%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.049%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.049%) NCSC
System Software
1 1,069 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 171 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 74 (3.65%) Hyper-V
5 72 (3.55%) XenApp
6 62 (3.06%) Virtual Desktop
7 54 (2.66%) XenDesktop
8 33 (1.63%) vSphere
9 31 (1.53%) BitLocker
9 31 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
10 24 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.15%) NetIQ eDirectory
15 3 (0.15%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 600 (29.60%) SCCM
2 44 (2.17%) AirWatch
3 38 (1.87%) WSUS
4 32 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 29 (1.43%) SCOM
6 27 (1.33%) Perfmon
7 21 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (0.49%) vCenter Server
11 9 (0.44%) WMI
12 8 (0.39%) Ansible
12 8 (0.39%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
13 6 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.30%) PaperCut
13 6 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.25%) ZENworks
15 4 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 844 (41.64%) Microsoft
2 255 (12.58%) Citrix
3 242 (11.94%) VMware
4 126 (6.22%) Cisco
5 115 (5.67%) Apple
6 81 (4.00%) HP
6 81 (4.00%) Ivanti
7 57 (2.81%) ServiceNow
8 49 (2.42%) Dell
9 47 (2.32%) Symantec
10 46 (2.27%) McAfee
11 41 (2.02%) Remedy
12 37 (1.83%) SAP
13 34 (1.68%) Bloomberg
14 28 (1.38%) Avaya
14 28 (1.38%) Sophos
15 26 (1.28%) Google
15 26 (1.28%) Reuters
16 25 (1.23%) Adobe
17 23 (1.13%) Lotus