Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 114 62
Rank change year-on-year -19 -52 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1883 2326 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.97% 2.14% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.47% 9.59% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1168 1702
UK median daily rate £179 £200 £202
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.38% -1.11% -5.93%
10th Percentile £105 £110 £113
90th Percentile £450 £419 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £171 £190 £200
% change year-on-year -9.87% -5.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 490 833
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.88 £21.00 £23.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% -3.33%

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19887 24257 24490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.30% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12502 15309 14286
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1142 1289 1943
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 1694 £180 -10.00% 234
UK excluding London -8 1223 £171 -9.87% 178
London -24 631 £200 - 65
South East -31 294 £150 -28.57% 43
North of England +39 254 £150 -30.23% 61
South West -12 180 £250 +2.04% 26
Midlands 0 179 £225 +45.16% 27
East of England -30 153 £134 -16.56% 13
North West +27 117 £150 -18.37% 26
Scotland +29 116 £250 +19.05% 5
West Midlands +15 112 £223 +64.81% 18
Yorkshire +47 108 £125 -28.57% 32
East Midlands -7 67 £225 +25.00% 9
Wales -17 45 £180 +33.33% 4
North East +12 29 £208 -9.78% 3
Northern Ireland -48 5 £78 -38.00%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, 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 1883 (100.00%) Windows
2 1076 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 855 (45.41%) Microsoft
4 709 (37.65%) Windows 10
5 614 (32.61%) Microsoft Office
6 435 (23.10%) SCCM
7 397 (21.08%) ITIL
8 388 (20.61%) Windows Server
9 372 (19.76%) Office 365
10 320 (16.99%) Windows 8
10 320 (16.99%) Citrix
11 312 (16.57%) VMware
12 298 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 274 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 233 (12.37%) MS Exchange
15 229 (12.16%) Security Cleared
16 224 (11.90%) Migration
17 191 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
18 190 (10.09%) Blackberry
19 182 (9.67%) Cisco
20 179 (9.51%) Windows XP
21 177 (9.40%) DNS
22 172 (9.13%) Finance
23 167 (8.87%) PowerShell
24 165 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
25 160 (8.50%) TCP/IP
26 159 (8.44%) SC Cleared
27 154 (8.18%) HP
28 151 (8.02%) SLA
29 150 (7.97%) 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
1 233 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 111 (5.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 110 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 86 (4.57%) Skype for Business
5 65 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 59 (3.13%) IBM Notes
7 47 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 38 (2.02%) IIS
10 21 (1.12%) CMS
11 19 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.37%) GroupWise
15 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.27%) Moodle
17 4 (0.21%) Liferay
17 4 (0.21%) Live Communications Server
17 4 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
18 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 614 (32.61%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.32%) Houdini
7 6 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.32%) Maya
7 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.32%) NUKE
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
10 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 19 (1.01%) Eikon
2 11 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.16%) assyst
5 3 (0.16%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.053%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.053%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.053%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.053%) Summit
7 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 372 (19.76%) Office 365
2 60 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.33%) OneDrive
4 13 (0.69%) Mimecast
5 9 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.37%) IaaS
7 6 (0.32%) SaaS
7 6 (0.32%) Yammer
8 5 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.16%) PaaS
11 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.053%) G Suite
12 1 (0.053%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 177 (9.40%) DNS
2 160 (8.50%) TCP/IP
3 150 (7.97%) DHCP
4 138 (7.33%) VPN
5 129 (6.85%) LAN
6 114 (6.05%) WAN
7 95 (5.05%) Firewall
8 80 (4.25%) Internet
9 71 (3.77%) Skype
10 69 (3.66%) Remote Desktop
11 62 (3.29%) SAN
12 52 (2.76%) VoIP
13 46 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
14 44 (2.34%) Wireless
15 38 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
16 33 (1.75%) VLAN
17 31 (1.65%) HTTP
18 28 (1.49%) SSL
19 25 (1.33%) Ethernet
19 25 (1.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (0.27%) MS Access
7 4 (0.21%) JasperReports
7 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.16%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.16%) MySQL
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.11%) Big Data
9 2 (0.11%) GIS
9 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (0.053%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.053%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (2.76%) MSI
2 18 (0.96%) InstallShield
3 7 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.21%) AdminStudio
5 4 (0.21%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.21%) Metasploit
5 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.21%) Subversion
5 4 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.21%) WiX
5 4 (0.21%) Xcode
6 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.053%) JIRA
7 1 (0.053%) Redmine
General
1 172 (9.13%) Finance
2 72 (3.82%) Banking
3 52 (2.76%) Legal
4 46 (2.44%) Law
5 42 (2.23%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.70%) Retail
7 30 (1.59%) Front Office
8 28 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.74%) Local Government
11 11 (0.58%) Marketing
12 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.42%) Electronics
14 7 (0.37%) Advertising
15 6 (0.32%) Back Office
16 5 (0.27%) Automotive
16 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.27%) French Language
16 5 (0.27%) Military
16 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 463 (24.59%) Analyst
2 412 (21.88%) Support Engineer
3 379 (20.13%) Desktop Support
4 270 (14.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 207 (10.99%) Desktop Engineer
6 206 (10.94%) Service Analyst
7 205 (10.89%) Support Analyst
8 203 (10.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 184 (9.77%) IT Support
10 153 (8.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 134 (7.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 134 (7.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 117 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 115 (6.11%) 1st Line Support
14 113 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
15 96 (5.10%) IT Analyst
16 94 (4.99%) Service Desk Support
17 87 (4.62%) IT Engineer
18 69 (3.66%) IT Support Analyst
19 66 (3.51%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.28%) .NET
2 32 (1.70%) XML
3 16 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 16 (0.85%) STL
4 10 (0.53%) HTML
5 9 (0.48%) Web Services
6 7 (0.37%) SOAP
7 6 (0.32%) HTML5
7 6 (0.32%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.32%) WSH
8 5 (0.27%) Flash
9 4 (0.21%) Cocoa
9 4 (0.21%) Java EE
9 4 (0.21%) JSON
9 4 (0.21%) REST
10 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.16%) EDI
10 3 (0.16%) WAP
11 2 (0.11%) WSDL
11 2 (0.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 190 (10.09%) Blackberry
2 135 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (3.82%) iPhone
4 68 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
5 66 (3.51%) iPad
6 55 (2.92%) Smartphone
7 53 (2.81%) Driving Licence
8 42 (2.23%) BYOD
9 41 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 40 (2.12%) Management Information System
11 31 (1.65%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.27%) NHS
13 22 (1.17%) Fat Client
13 22 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 22 (1.17%) Thin Client
14 20 (1.06%) Fixed Income
15 16 (0.85%) Derivative
15 16 (0.85%) Replication
16 15 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 15 (0.80%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 1883 (100.00%) Windows
2 709 (37.65%) Windows 10
3 388 (20.61%) Windows Server
4 320 (16.99%) Windows 8
5 298 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 274 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 179 (9.51%) Windows XP
8 132 (7.01%) Android
9 106 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 95 (5.05%) Apple iOS
11 90 (4.78%) Linux
12 67 (3.56%) Mac OS
13 66 (3.51%) Mac OS X
14 27 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (1.22%) Windows Vista
16 22 (1.17%) Unix
17 17 (0.90%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.80%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.58%) CentOS
19 11 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 397 (21.08%) ITIL
2 224 (11.90%) Migration
3 83 (4.41%) Incident Management
4 75 (3.98%) Time Management
5 70 (3.72%) Service Management
6 61 (3.24%) Service Delivery
7 60 (3.19%) Configuration Management
8 59 (3.13%) Project Management
9 56 (2.97%) Patch Management
10 55 (2.92%) Application Packaging
11 53 (2.81%) Asset Management
12 51 (2.71%) ITSM
13 48 (2.55%) Change Management
14 45 (2.39%) Mobile Device Management
15 44 (2.34%) Problem Management
16 41 (2.18%) Data Migration
16 41 (2.18%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (2.07%) Break/Fix
18 38 (2.02%) Software Distribution
19 37 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 167 (8.87%) PowerShell
2 111 (5.89%) SQL
3 51 (2.71%) VBScript
4 34 (1.81%) Python
5 31 (1.65%) C
6 29 (1.54%) C#
7 27 (1.43%) Java
8 25 (1.33%) VB
9 22 (1.17%) C++
10 15 (0.80%) REXX
10 15 (0.80%) Tcl
11 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.32%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.21%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.21%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.16%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.16%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.16%) PHP
15 2 (0.11%) Perl
15 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 229 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 165 (8.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 159 (8.44%) SC Cleared
4 86 (4.57%) MCSE
5 64 (3.40%) MCP
6 56 (2.97%) Degree
7 40 (2.12%) MCSA
8 36 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (1.81%) CCNA
10 32 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 29 (1.54%) MCDST
12 29 (1.54%) MCITP
13 28 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 23 (1.22%) A+ Certification
15 19 (1.01%) DBS Check
16 14 (0.74%) MCTS
17 12 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
17 12 (0.64%) SSCP
18 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 151 (8.02%) SLA
2 19 (1.01%) QA
3 16 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.11%) ECSS
6 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.053%) GxP
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 1076 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 191 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (6.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 88 (4.67%) Hyper-V
5 76 (4.04%) XenApp
6 45 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
6 45 (2.39%) XenDesktop
7 41 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (2.12%) vSphere
9 26 (1.38%) BitLocker
10 19 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 17 (0.90%) XenServer
12 14 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.64%) Samba
14 10 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.37%) NFS
16 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.21%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 435 (23.10%) SCCM
2 46 (2.44%) WSUS
3 36 (1.91%) AirWatch
4 33 (1.75%) SCOM
5 28 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 19 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 17 (0.90%) NetBackup
9 17 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 15 (0.80%) Backup Exec
11 14 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.58%) DameWare
13 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 7 (0.37%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.32%) Ansible
15 6 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
15 6 (0.32%) WMI
16 5 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 855 (45.41%) Microsoft
2 320 (16.99%) Citrix
3 312 (16.57%) VMware
4 182 (9.67%) Cisco
5 154 (8.18%) HP
6 137 (7.28%) Apple
7 76 (4.04%) Dell
8 63 (3.35%) Bloomberg
9 59 (3.13%) Symantec
10 58 (3.08%) Lotus
11 56 (2.97%) LANDesk
12 54 (2.87%) Reuters
13 44 (2.34%) ServiceNow
14 40 (2.12%) AppSense
14 40 (2.12%) McAfee
15 33 (1.75%) Altiris
15 33 (1.75%) Remedy
16 31 (1.65%) Oracle
17 30 (1.59%) Sophos
18 29 (1.54%) Red Hat