Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 115 115
Rank change year-on-year +42 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,433 2,433 2,263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.03% 2.32% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.31% 11.10% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,310 1,246
UK median daily rate £175 £190 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £115 £113 £110
90th Percentile £438 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £188 £180
% change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 567 424
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.50 £23.50 £27.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year +5.73% +5.63% -2.07%

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 17,008 21,922 21,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.19% 20.94% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,463 13,592 13,764
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £140 £163 £170
90th Percentile £600 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year - +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,296 1,483 1,279
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.50 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £16.50 £16.56
% change year-on-year +2.29% -0.35% +5.97%

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 7 December 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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 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 +39 2,088 £175 -7.89% 499
UK excluding London +42 1,718 £165 -12.00% 416
London +7 653 £200 - 113
South East +64 404 £175 -12.50% 114
South West +27 359 £160 -20.00% 50
North of England +14 314 £160 -20.00% 117
Midlands +50 218 £160 -1.23% 63
Scotland +57 188 £150 -25.00% 14
North West +13 185 £160 -8.57% 68
East of England +12 132 £190 +11.76% 42
West Midlands +62 117 £160 -0.62% 31
Yorkshire +19 104 £175 -30.00% 38
East Midlands +18 100 £150 -9.09% 32
Wales +64 92 £265 +45.25% 15
North East +25 25 £150 -33.33% 11
Northern Ireland +14 11 £130 - 1

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 2,433 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,809 (74.35%) Windows 10
3 1,263 (51.91%) Active Directory
4 947 (38.92%) Microsoft
5 777 (31.94%) Office 365
6 712 (29.26%) SCCM
7 692 (28.44%) Microsoft Office
8 528 (21.70%) ITIL
9 458 (18.82%) Migration
10 431 (17.71%) Windows Server
11 337 (13.85%) Security Cleared
12 288 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 255 (10.48%) VMware
14 254 (10.44%) SC Cleared
15 250 (10.28%) Citrix
16 249 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 244 (10.03%) Finance
18 231 (9.49%) Windows 8
19 222 (9.12%) SLA
20 210 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
21 207 (8.51%) DNS
22 206 (8.47%) PowerShell
22 206 (8.47%) Public Sector
23 201 (8.26%) MS Exchange
24 189 (7.77%) Apple
24 189 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 181 (7.44%) DHCP
25 181 (7.44%) Windows XP
26 160 (6.58%) Azure
27 156 (6.41%) Android

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
1 201 (8.26%) MS Exchange
2 99 (4.07%) Skype for Business
3 93 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 78 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (1.11%) IBM Notes
6 27 (1.11%) IIS
7 22 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (0.82%) Confluence
10 9 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.33%) nginx
12 6 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.082%) Apache
15 1 (0.041%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.041%) Moodle
Applications
1 692 (28.44%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.62%) Acrobat
6 12 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.21%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.041%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.041%) FileZilla
10 1 (0.041%) Houdini
10 1 (0.041%) Maya
10 1 (0.041%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.041%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.25%) Misys Opics
3 5 (0.21%) SystmOne
4 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.12%) Eikon
5 3 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.082%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.082%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.041%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.041%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.041%) Global One
7 1 (0.041%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.041%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 777 (31.94%) Office 365
2 160 (6.58%) Azure
3 52 (2.14%) AWS
3 52 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 46 (1.89%) OneDrive
5 16 (0.66%) IaaS
6 14 (0.58%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.49%) SaaS
8 11 (0.45%) G Suite
9 9 (0.37%) GitHub
10 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.16%) PaaS
10 4 (0.16%) Yammer
11 3 (0.12%) GCP
12 2 (0.082%) Boomi
12 2 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.082%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.082%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.082%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.041%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 207 (8.51%) DNS
2 181 (7.44%) DHCP
3 156 (6.41%) LAN
4 145 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 144 (5.92%) VPN
6 123 (5.06%) Skype
7 115 (4.73%) WAN
8 87 (3.58%) Remote Desktop
9 84 (3.45%) Firewall
10 73 (3.00%) Internet
11 59 (2.42%) VoIP
12 54 (2.22%) Wireless
13 44 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
14 32 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
15 23 (0.95%) IP Telephony
16 21 (0.86%) SAN
16 21 (0.86%) VLAN
17 17 (0.70%) FTP
18 15 (0.62%) Ethernet
18 15 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
4 15 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (0.29%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.082%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.082%) MS Access
11 2 (0.082%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.082%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.041%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 113 (4.64%) MSI
2 42 (1.73%) InstallShield
3 35 (1.44%) JIRA
4 21 (0.86%) AdminStudio
5 19 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 15 (0.62%) StarTeam
7 8 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.29%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.25%) git-flow
9 6 (0.25%) Hudson
9 6 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
9 6 (0.25%) WiX
10 4 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.12%) TestRail
12 1 (0.041%) ClearCase
12 1 (0.041%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.041%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.041%) WinDbg
General
1 244 (10.03%) Finance
2 206 (8.47%) Public Sector
3 110 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 101 (4.15%) Banking
5 89 (3.66%) Retail
6 65 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 50 (2.06%) Marketing
8 46 (1.89%) Electronics
9 35 (1.44%) Law
10 27 (1.11%) Advertising
11 23 (0.95%) Back Office
11 23 (0.95%) Legal
12 16 (0.66%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.66%) Local Government
13 14 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.41%) Publishing
15 9 (0.37%) Front Office
15 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.29%) Automotive
16 7 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 535 (21.99%) Support Engineer
2 440 (18.08%) Desktop Support
3 405 (16.65%) Analyst
4 347 (14.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 312 (12.82%) Windows Engineer
6 278 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 228 (9.37%) IT Support
8 226 (9.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 207 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
10 204 (8.38%) Service Analyst
11 189 (7.77%) Deployment Engineer
12 174 (7.15%) Support Analyst
13 171 (7.03%) IT Engineer
14 139 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 114 (4.69%) Rollout Engineer
16 113 (4.64%) IT Support Engineer
17 112 (4.60%) Windows Deployment Engineer
18 111 (4.56%) 1st Line Support
19 110 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 93 (3.82%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (0.95%) .NET
2 20 (0.82%) Software Packaging
3 12 (0.49%) 802.1X
4 11 (0.45%) ODBC
5 8 (0.33%) JDBC
5 8 (0.33%) XML
6 7 (0.29%) Universal Windows Platform
7 6 (0.25%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.21%) XMPP
9 4 (0.16%) COM
9 4 (0.16%) Java RMI
9 4 (0.16%) JSON
10 3 (0.12%) CSS
10 3 (0.12%) Web Services
11 2 (0.082%) HTML
12 1 (0.041%) ActiveX
12 1 (0.041%) EDI
12 1 (0.041%) J2EE
12 1 (0.041%) LDAP
12 1 (0.041%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 114 (4.69%) Driving Licence
2 100 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (3.90%) Blackberry
4 75 (3.08%) Smartphone
5 68 (2.79%) NHS
6 66 (2.71%) iPhone
7 61 (2.51%) Data Centre
8 60 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
9 48 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 35 (1.44%) PKI
11 33 (1.36%) Fat Client
11 33 (1.36%) Thin Client
12 25 (1.03%) Management Information System
13 23 (0.95%) iPad
14 20 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.58%) BYOD
16 13 (0.53%) Handset
17 10 (0.41%) Clustering
17 10 (0.41%) User Experience
18 8 (0.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,433 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,809 (74.35%) Windows 10
3 431 (17.71%) Windows Server
4 288 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 249 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 231 (9.49%) Windows 8
7 181 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 156 (6.41%) Android
9 109 (4.48%) Apple iOS
10 89 (3.66%) Linux
11 82 (3.37%) Mac OS
12 71 (2.92%) Mac OS X
13 51 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (0.74%) Windows Vista
15 13 (0.53%) Windows 2000
16 11 (0.45%) CentOS
17 10 (0.41%) AIX
18 9 (0.37%) Unix
19 8 (0.33%) VMS
20 4 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (21.70%) ITIL
2 458 (18.82%) Migration
3 210 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
4 149 (6.12%) Break/Fix
5 148 (6.08%) Service Management
6 128 (5.26%) ITSM
7 122 (5.01%) Application Packaging
8 120 (4.93%) Time Management
9 116 (4.77%) Incident Management
10 97 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 73 (3.00%) Agile Software Development
12 69 (2.84%) Asset Management
13 67 (2.75%) Service Delivery
14 63 (2.59%) Business Intelligence
15 59 (2.42%) Mobile Device Management
16 57 (2.34%) Change Management
17 53 (2.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 49 (2.01%) Programme Management
19 44 (1.81%) Digital Marketing
20 43 (1.77%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 206 (8.47%) PowerShell
2 73 (3.00%) SQL
3 46 (1.89%) VBScript
4 29 (1.19%) VB
5 18 (0.74%) C#
5 18 (0.74%) VBA
6 14 (0.58%) Java
7 13 (0.53%) C
7 13 (0.53%) Python
8 12 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.16%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.12%) VB6
13 2 (0.082%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.041%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.041%) PHP
Qualifications
1 337 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 254 (10.44%) SC Cleared
3 132 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (3.25%) DV Cleared
4 79 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
5 78 (3.21%) MCSE
6 63 (2.59%) MCP
7 43 (1.77%) Degree
8 33 (1.36%) DBS Check
9 27 (1.11%) MCSA
10 23 (0.95%) A+ Certification
11 19 (0.78%) MCITP
12 18 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 15 (0.62%) MCTS
15 14 (0.58%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.49%) CCNA
16 12 (0.49%) MCDST
17 6 (0.25%) GNVQ
18 5 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (9.12%) SLA
2 34 (1.40%) QA
3 10 (0.41%) GDPR
4 7 (0.29%) NIST
5 5 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.21%) PMO
6 4 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.082%) GxP
8 2 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.041%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,263 (51.91%) Active Directory
2 189 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 82 (3.37%) XenApp
5 76 (3.12%) Hyper-V
6 61 (2.51%) XenDesktop
7 46 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 37 (1.52%) BitLocker
9 35 (1.44%) vSphere
10 28 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (0.49%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 12 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.25%) Docker
16 5 (0.21%) Firmware
17 3 (0.12%) LXC
17 3 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 712 (29.26%) SCCM
2 60 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 51 (2.10%) AirWatch
4 33 (1.36%) WSUS
5 25 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
6 24 (0.99%) SCOM
7 14 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 13 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
8 13 (0.53%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
9 12 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (0.41%) AppDNA
11 9 (0.37%) Netcool
12 7 (0.29%) Ansible
12 7 (0.29%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (0.29%) SCSM
12 7 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.29%) ZENworks
13 5 (0.21%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 947 (38.92%) Microsoft
2 255 (10.48%) VMware
3 250 (10.28%) Citrix
4 189 (7.77%) Apple
5 148 (6.08%) Cisco
6 115 (4.73%) HP
7 102 (4.19%) Ivanti
8 91 (3.74%) Dell
9 89 (3.66%) ServiceNow
10 75 (3.08%) McAfee
11 58 (2.38%) SAP
12 45 (1.85%) Remedy
13 44 (1.81%) Adobe
14 41 (1.69%) Google
15 39 (1.60%) Bloomberg
16 31 (1.27%) Sophos
17 30 (1.23%) Symantec
18 27 (1.11%) Oracle
19 25 (1.03%) Mitel
20 24 (0.99%) Lotus