Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 123 110 126
Rank change year-on-year -13 +16 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 810 2,132 2,126
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.29% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.91% 11.39% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 1,241 1,135
Median daily rate £180 £185 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -17.78% +28.57%
10th Percentile £113 £113 £113
90th Percentile £485 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £174 £225
% change year-on-year +0.72% -22.78% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 414 512
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.11 £11.17
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.10 £29.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.37 £15.86
% change year-on-year +13.86% -3.09% +13.29%

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 8,172 18,712 21,513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.75% 20.11% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,984 11,812 13,494
Median daily rate £425 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +0.29% -
10th Percentile £150 £156 £183
90th Percentile £625 £625 £607
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 1,184 1,461
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.23%

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 2020.

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 3 July 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 -9 705 £180 -4.00% 49
UK excluding London +6 585 £175 +0.72% 43
London -39 206 £190 -8.43% 9
South East +36 152 £185 -12.94% 10
North of England +2 110 £183 +4.29% 9
South West +9 97 £175 +20.69% 9
Midlands +22 79 £155 -6.06% 7
North West +15 70 £175 - 4
East of England +1 59 £213 +57.73% 5
Scotland -8 54 £300 +122.22%
West Midlands +54 47 £153 -12.86% 4
East Midlands +8 32 £156 +4.15% 3
Wales +3 31 £130 -26.76% 3
Yorkshire +20 29 £325 +103.13% 3
Work from Home +20 27 £135 -73.00% 4
North East +4 11 £490 +201.54% 2
Northern Ireland +13 7 £160 -

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 810 (100.00%) Windows
2 614 (75.80%) Windows 10
3 463 (57.16%) Active Directory
4 325 (40.12%) Microsoft
5 282 (34.81%) Office 365
6 217 (26.79%) Microsoft Office
7 185 (22.84%) Windows Server
8 169 (20.86%) SCCM
9 163 (20.12%) ITIL
10 132 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 130 (16.05%) Citrix
12 128 (15.80%) Migration
12 128 (15.80%) VMware
13 126 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 125 (15.43%) PowerShell
15 116 (14.32%) Security Cleared
16 93 (11.48%) Windows Server 2016
17 92 (11.36%) Finance
18 87 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
19 86 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
20 84 (10.37%) Microsoft App-V
21 80 (9.88%) SC Cleared
22 71 (8.77%) Public Sector
23 68 (8.40%) MS Exchange
24 65 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
25 64 (7.90%) Windows 8
26 62 (7.65%) MSI
26 62 (7.65%) DNS
27 58 (7.16%) Cisco
27 58 (7.16%) DHCP

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 68 (8.40%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (2.84%) Skype for Business
5 14 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (1.60%) ArcGIS
6 13 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (0.86%) IIS
9 4 (0.49%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.12%) CMS
12 1 (0.12%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 217 (26.79%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (4.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (4.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
5 20 (2.47%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.60%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.11%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (1.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.49%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.25%) Eikon
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 282 (34.81%) Office 365
2 35 (4.32%) Azure
3 24 (2.96%) OneDrive
4 11 (1.36%) Mimecast
5 9 (1.11%) AWS
5 9 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.25%) Power Automate
6 2 (0.25%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.25%) PowerApps
6 2 (0.25%) SaaS
7 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.12%) IaaS
7 1 (0.12%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 62 (7.65%) DNS
2 58 (7.16%) DHCP
3 44 (5.43%) VPN
4 41 (5.06%) LAN
5 36 (4.44%) Skype
6 35 (4.32%) TCP/IP
7 34 (4.20%) Firewall
7 34 (4.20%) Remote Desktop
8 31 (3.83%) WAN
9 27 (3.33%) NetScaler
10 22 (2.72%) Internet
11 19 (2.35%) VoIP
12 15 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (1.85%) Wireless
13 14 (1.73%) WebEx
13 14 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.48%) SAN
15 9 (1.11%) SSL
16 8 (0.99%) HTTP
16 8 (0.99%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.36%) GIS
3 3 (0.37%) MS Access
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 62 (7.65%) MSI
2 8 (0.99%) AdminStudio
3 6 (0.74%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.37%) Hudson
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.25%) Rational Team Concert
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.12%) JIRA
6 1 (0.12%) Toad
6 1 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 92 (11.36%) Finance
2 71 (8.77%) Public Sector
3 34 (4.20%) Banking
4 20 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.36%) Law
7 10 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (0.99%) Retail
9 7 (0.86%) Electronics
9 7 (0.86%) Local Government
9 7 (0.86%) Marketing
10 6 (0.74%) Advertising
10 6 (0.74%) Front Office
10 6 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.62%) Legal
12 4 (0.49%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 170 (20.99%) Support Engineer
2 155 (19.14%) Desktop Support
3 125 (15.43%) Analyst
4 116 (14.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 100 (12.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (11.85%) Windows Engineer
7 85 (10.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 82 (10.12%) IT Support
9 56 (6.91%) Support Analyst
10 54 (6.67%) IT Engineer
11 52 (6.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 52 (6.42%) Service Analyst
12 51 (6.30%) Service Desk Analyst
13 50 (6.17%) Deployment Engineer
14 47 (5.80%) Applications Packager
15 45 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 40 (4.94%) IT Support Engineer
18 39 (4.81%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 36 (4.44%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.49%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.37%) .NET
2 3 (0.37%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.37%) XML
3 2 (0.25%) ActiveX
3 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.25%) CSS
3 2 (0.25%) HTML
3 2 (0.25%) jQuery
3 2 (0.25%) WinForms
3 2 (0.25%) WPF
3 2 (0.25%) XHTML
3 2 (0.25%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.12%) COM
4 1 (0.12%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.04%) NHS
2 52 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.07%) Driving Licence
4 30 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 24 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.84%) Data Centre
7 17 (2.10%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.98%) Fat Client
8 16 (1.98%) Thin Client
9 14 (1.73%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.23%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.11%) iPhone
11 9 (1.11%) PDA
12 7 (0.86%) User Experience
12 7 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.74%) CMDB
14 5 (0.62%) BYOD
15 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.49%) iPad
15 4 (0.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 810 (100.00%) Windows
2 614 (75.80%) Windows 10
3 185 (22.84%) Windows Server
4 132 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (11.48%) Windows Server 2016
7 64 (7.90%) Windows 8
8 41 (5.06%) Linux
9 38 (4.69%) Android
9 38 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (4.69%) Windows XP
10 36 (4.44%) Apple iOS
11 23 (2.84%) Windows Vista
12 19 (2.35%) Windows Server 2019
13 18 (2.22%) Mac OS X
14 15 (1.85%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.36%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.74%) VMS
17 2 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (20.12%) ITIL
2 128 (15.80%) Migration
3 86 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (7.04%) Application Packaging
4 57 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 42 (5.19%) ITSM
6 30 (3.70%) Break/Fix
6 30 (3.70%) ITIL V3
7 27 (3.33%) Incident Management
7 27 (3.33%) Patch Management
8 24 (2.96%) Service Management
9 22 (2.72%) Problem Management
10 20 (2.47%) Service Delivery
11 19 (2.35%) Information Security
12 18 (2.22%) Configuration Management
13 17 (2.10%) Asset Management
13 17 (2.10%) Data Migration
14 15 (1.85%) Software Distribution
15 14 (1.73%) Change Management
16 13 (1.60%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (15.43%) PowerShell
2 33 (4.07%) SQL
2 33 (4.07%) VB
3 13 (1.60%) VBA
4 12 (1.48%) C
4 12 (1.48%) VBScript
5 8 (0.99%) REXX
5 8 (0.99%) Tcl
6 6 (0.74%) C#
7 2 (0.25%) Java
7 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.25%) VB6
8 1 (0.12%) C++
8 1 (0.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 116 (14.32%) Security Cleared
2 80 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 65 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (4.81%) DV Cleared
5 32 (3.95%) MCSE
6 25 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.85%) CCA
9 15 (1.85%) Degree
10 13 (1.60%) MCP
11 11 (1.36%) CCNA
11 11 (1.36%) DBS Check
12 10 (1.23%) A+ Certification
12 10 (1.23%) MCSA
13 6 (0.74%) CCNP
14 4 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.37%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.56%) SLA
2 19 (2.35%) QA
3 9 (1.11%) GDPR
4 5 (0.62%) PMO
5 2 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 463 (57.16%) Active Directory
2 87 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (10.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 50 (6.17%) XenApp
5 45 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 38 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (3.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (1.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 15 (1.85%) Hyper-V
9 12 (1.48%) VMware NSX
10 11 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.23%) vSphere
12 8 (0.99%) BitLocker
12 8 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.49%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.12%) Firmware
14 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 169 (20.86%) SCCM
2 19 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (1.73%) AppDNA
3 14 (1.73%) WSUS
4 13 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.48%) Ansible
6 10 (1.23%) ServiceCenter
7 8 (0.99%) XenMobile
8 6 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.74%) SCOM
9 5 (0.62%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.62%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.49%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.49%) vRealize
11 3 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.37%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 325 (40.12%) Microsoft
2 130 (16.05%) Citrix
3 128 (15.80%) VMware
4 58 (7.16%) Cisco
5 55 (6.79%) HP
6 40 (4.94%) ServiceNow
7 33 (4.07%) Oracle
8 32 (3.95%) Dell
9 27 (3.33%) Apple
10 24 (2.96%) McAfee
11 22 (2.72%) Ivanti
11 22 (2.72%) Remedy
12 19 (2.35%) Adobe
12 19 (2.35%) Lumension
12 19 (2.35%) Symantec
13 15 (1.85%) Sophos
14 13 (1.60%) Bloomberg
14 13 (1.60%) ESRI
15 12 (1.48%) Bomgar
16 10 (1.23%) Reuters