Period
to 25 September 2018

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 25 September 2018 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 122 116
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 -49
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,372 1,990 2,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.31% 2.03% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.14% 9.74% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,246 1,062 1,141
UK median daily rate £208 £180 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.28% -7.69% -2.50%
10th Percentile £113 £106 £109
90th Percentile £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £175 £188
% change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 590 401 475
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -2.46% -0.90%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.42
90th Percentile £25.50 £25.75 £20.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.29% -6.67% -

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 21,300 20,431 23,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.72% 20.80% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,191 12,830 14,770
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £183 £206
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,526 1,204 1,266
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +0.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -3.03% +1.54% +1.56%

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018.

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 25 September 2018. 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 +14 2,096 £200 +5.40% 350
UK excluding London 0 1,413 £205 +17.14% 245
London +23 884 £210 +5.00% 125
South East -20 339 £225 +32.35% 56
North of England +13 330 £200 +40.35% 68
North West +19 190 £150 - 35
Midlands -9 189 £170 -24.44% 33
South West -11 188 £230 -8.00% 35
Scotland +11 168 £275 +77.13% 15
East of England +4 163 £150 +9.12% 33
Yorkshire -12 118 £300 +140.00% 30
East Midlands +33 99 £173 -13.75% 16
West Midlands -44 89 £168 -25.56% 17
Wales -32 31 £189 +6.34% 3
North East -3 22 £165 -17.75% 3
Northern Ireland +40 6 £143 +84.52% 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 2,372 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,408 (59.36%) Windows 10
3 1,373 (57.88%) Active Directory
4 1,159 (48.86%) Microsoft
5 695 (29.30%) Microsoft Office
6 657 (27.70%) SCCM
7 629 (26.52%) Office 365
8 526 (22.18%) ITIL
9 438 (18.47%) VMware
10 427 (18.00%) Windows Server
11 423 (17.83%) Citrix
12 383 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 366 (15.43%) Migration
14 332 (14.00%) Finance
15 318 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 305 (12.86%) Windows 8
17 297 (12.52%) DNS
18 265 (11.17%) MS Exchange
19 256 (10.79%) PowerShell
20 254 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
21 252 (10.62%) Windows XP
22 246 (10.37%) Apple
23 245 (10.33%) Security Cleared
24 236 (9.95%) DHCP
25 202 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
26 192 (8.09%) Cisco
26 192 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
26 192 (8.09%) SC Cleared
27 187 (7.88%) LAN
28 185 (7.80%) HP

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
1 265 (11.17%) MS Exchange
2 142 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 138 (5.82%) Skype for Business
4 111 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 27 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 27 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (0.80%) IBM Notes
9 13 (0.55%) IIS
10 12 (0.51%) Apache
10 12 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.17%) CMS
12 4 (0.17%) Confluence
12 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.13%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.042%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 695 (29.30%) Microsoft Office
2 80 (3.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
5 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.17%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.17%) Windchill
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.13%) InVision
9 2 (0.084%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.084%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.042%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.042%) CATIA
10 1 (0.042%) Houdini
10 1 (0.042%) Maya
Business Applications
1 8 (0.34%) Eikon
2 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.084%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.084%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.084%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.084%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.042%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.042%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.042%) Maximo
6 1 (0.042%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.042%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 629 (26.52%) Office 365
2 124 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.90%) OneDrive
4 32 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.80%) Mimecast
7 11 (0.46%) IaaS
8 9 (0.38%) SaaS
9 8 (0.34%) G Suite
9 8 (0.34%) PaaS
10 5 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.084%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.084%) Slack
11 2 (0.084%) Yammer
12 1 (0.042%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.042%) GitHub
12 1 (0.042%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 297 (12.52%) DNS
2 236 (9.95%) DHCP
3 187 (7.88%) LAN
4 151 (6.37%) WAN
5 148 (6.24%) Skype
6 128 (5.40%) TCP/IP
7 127 (5.35%) VPN
8 111 (4.68%) Firewall
9 78 (3.29%) Internet
10 69 (2.91%) Wireless
11 64 (2.70%) VoIP
12 52 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
13 49 (2.07%) SAN
14 48 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
15 45 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
16 29 (1.22%) NetScaler
17 27 (1.14%) WebEx
18 21 (0.89%) VLAN
19 20 (0.84%) Intranet
20 18 (0.76%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.38%) GIS
7 7 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 6 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.21%) MySQL
9 5 (0.21%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.17%) Power BI
11 3 (0.13%) MS Access
11 3 (0.13%) OLTP
11 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.084%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 95 (4.01%) MSI
2 32 (1.35%) HP UFT
2 32 (1.35%) WinRunner
3 30 (1.26%) AdminStudio
4 18 (0.76%) InstallShield
5 12 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.46%) Rational Team Concert
7 10 (0.42%) JIRA
8 9 (0.38%) Subversion
8 9 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.34%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.34%) WinDbg
10 6 (0.25%) Hudson
10 6 (0.25%) Xcode
11 5 (0.21%) Toad
12 4 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
13 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
13 3 (0.13%) TestDirector
General
1 332 (14.00%) Finance
2 85 (3.58%) Banking
3 72 (3.04%) Retail
4 54 (2.28%) Law
5 40 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 37 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.10%) Legal
8 25 (1.05%) Publishing
9 23 (0.97%) Front Office
10 22 (0.93%) Back Office
10 22 (0.93%) Spanish Language
11 21 (0.89%) Marketing
12 16 (0.67%) Electronics
13 15 (0.63%) Advertising
14 14 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
15 13 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 13 (0.55%) Investment Banking
16 12 (0.51%) Billing
16 12 (0.51%) French Language
17 11 (0.46%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 555 (23.40%) Analyst
2 536 (22.60%) Desktop Support
3 416 (17.54%) Support Engineer
4 277 (11.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 268 (11.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 243 (10.24%) IT Support
7 242 (10.20%) Support Analyst
8 235 (9.91%) Service Analyst
9 225 (9.49%) Service Desk Analyst
10 179 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 145 (6.11%) Windows Engineer
12 125 (5.27%) IT Analyst
13 120 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 108 (4.55%) IT Engineer
15 103 (4.34%) 1st Line Support
16 97 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 97 (4.09%) Deployment Engineer
17 91 (3.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 89 (3.75%) IT Support Analyst
19 80 (3.37%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.14%) .NET
2 18 (0.76%) HTML
3 12 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 10 (0.42%) .NET Framework
4 10 (0.42%) Web Services
4 10 (0.42%) XML
5 9 (0.38%) LDAP
6 8 (0.34%) Middleware
7 5 (0.21%) CSS
8 4 (0.17%) COM
8 4 (0.17%) JSON
8 4 (0.17%) REST
8 4 (0.17%) SOAP
8 4 (0.17%) XMPP
8 4 (0.17%) XSL
8 4 (0.17%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.13%) Core Animation
9 3 (0.13%) iOS SDK
9 3 (0.13%) Protocol Buffers
9 3 (0.13%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 150 (6.32%) Blackberry
2 123 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.64%) iPhone
4 104 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
5 90 (3.79%) Fat Client
5 90 (3.79%) Thin Client
6 88 (3.71%) Video Conferencing
7 74 (3.12%) iPad
8 66 (2.78%) Smartphone
9 62 (2.61%) Data Centre
10 45 (1.90%) Clustering
11 41 (1.73%) NHS
11 41 (1.73%) PDA
12 36 (1.52%) Driving Licence
13 25 (1.05%) Computer Science
13 25 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 25 (1.05%) PKI
14 21 (0.89%) User Experience
15 15 (0.63%) Mobile App
16 13 (0.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2,372 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,408 (59.36%) Windows 10
3 427 (18.00%) Windows Server
4 383 (16.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 305 (12.86%) Windows 8
6 254 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 252 (10.62%) Windows XP
8 141 (5.94%) Apple iOS
9 123 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 121 (5.10%) Android
11 104 (4.38%) Linux
12 88 (3.71%) Mac OS X
13 80 (3.37%) Mac OS
14 44 (1.85%) Unix
15 40 (1.69%) AIX
16 32 (1.35%) Windows Vista
17 27 (1.14%) Windows 2000
18 19 (0.80%) Solaris
19 16 (0.67%) Windows Phone
20 12 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (22.18%) ITIL
2 366 (15.43%) Migration
3 202 (8.52%) Problem-Solving
4 138 (5.82%) Time Management
5 136 (5.73%) Service Management
6 108 (4.55%) Application Packaging
7 103 (4.34%) Change Management
8 95 (4.01%) Break/Fix
9 92 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 91 (3.84%) Incident Management
11 79 (3.33%) Service Delivery
12 76 (3.20%) ITSM
13 75 (3.16%) ITIL V3
14 69 (2.91%) Asset Management
15 68 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
16 66 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
17 63 (2.66%) Patch Management
18 49 (2.07%) User Acceptance Testing
19 43 (1.81%) Software Deployment
19 43 (1.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 256 (10.79%) PowerShell
2 122 (5.14%) SQL
3 70 (2.95%) VB
4 58 (2.45%) VBScript
5 20 (0.84%) C
6 19 (0.80%) C#
7 18 (0.76%) C++
8 13 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 10 (0.42%) Apple Swift
9 10 (0.42%) Java
9 10 (0.42%) Objective-C
10 5 (0.21%) Python
10 5 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.13%) C++/CLI
12 3 (0.13%) VB6
12 3 (0.13%) VBA
13 2 (0.084%) Perl
13 2 (0.084%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 245 (10.33%) Security Cleared
2 192 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 192 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 95 (4.01%) MCSE
4 91 (3.84%) MCSA
5 76 (3.20%) Degree
5 76 (3.20%) MCP
6 50 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 46 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
8 36 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 33 (1.39%) ISTQB
10 28 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.10%) CCNA
12 25 (1.05%) A+ Certification
13 21 (0.89%) DBS Check
13 21 (0.89%) MCTS
14 20 (0.84%) MCDST
15 16 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 13 (0.55%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (7.38%) SLA
2 24 (1.01%) QA
3 18 (0.76%) PMO
4 17 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.21%) GDPR
5 5 (0.21%) HL7
6 4 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.13%) GxP
7 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.084%) GMP
8 2 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.042%) COBIT
9 1 (0.042%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,373 (57.88%) Active Directory
2 318 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 122 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 116 (4.89%) Hyper-V
6 115 (4.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 114 (4.81%) XenApp
8 110 (4.64%) XenDesktop
9 64 (2.70%) BitLocker
10 50 (2.11%) vSphere
11 34 (1.43%) XenServer
12 33 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
13 22 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
14 19 (0.80%) Terminal Services
15 10 (0.42%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.34%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
18 6 (0.25%) DFS Replication
19 5 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 5 (0.21%) NFS
Systems Management
1 657 (27.70%) SCCM
2 93 (3.92%) WSUS
3 64 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 58 (2.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 44 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
6 38 (1.60%) AirWatch
7 34 (1.43%) SCOM
8 33 (1.39%) HP ALM
8 33 (1.39%) vCenter Server
9 31 (1.31%) Backup Exec
10 23 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 12 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
13 11 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 8 (0.34%) Perfmon
14 8 (0.34%) ZENworks
15 7 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
15 7 (0.30%) DameWare
15 7 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
15 7 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,159 (48.86%) Microsoft
2 438 (18.47%) VMware
3 423 (17.83%) Citrix
4 246 (10.37%) Apple
5 192 (8.09%) Cisco
6 185 (7.80%) HP
7 145 (6.11%) Ivanti
8 126 (5.31%) McAfee
9 70 (2.95%) ServiceNow
10 66 (2.78%) Dell
11 57 (2.40%) Bloomberg
12 56 (2.36%) Wyse
13 55 (2.32%) Symantec
14 43 (1.81%) Sophos
15 42 (1.77%) Reuters
16 38 (1.60%) Remedy
16 38 (1.60%) Veritas
17 37 (1.56%) Veeam
18 36 (1.52%) Adobe
19 32 (1.35%) Oracle