Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 118 88
Rank change year-on-year -2 -30 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,136 1,963 2,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.11% 2.12% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.17% 10.24% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,128 1,041 1,358
UK median daily rate £213 £180 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £113 £108 £107
90th Percentile £450 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £180 £200
% change year-on-year +13.76% -9.90% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 412 617
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -4.40% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.26 £10.33
90th Percentile £30.00 £23.68 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +8.15%

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 21,008 19,165 23,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.78% 20.68% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,354 12,135 14,210
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £195
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,282 1,196 1,515
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +6.45%

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 19 April 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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 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 0 1,878 £205 +13.89% 444
UK excluding London -13 1,318 £205 +13.76% 314
London +25 785 £225 +28.57% 153
South East -24 354 £175 -16.67% 94
North of England +11 283 £150 -11.76% 89
Midlands -16 176 £288 +59.72% 41
South West +1 170 £238 +35.71% 33
Scotland -13 151 £265 +4.43% 11
North West +12 133 £180 -2.70% 49
Yorkshire +7 121 £133 +6.00% 31
East Midlands +9 111 £300 +71.43% 11
East of England -37 110 £200 -2.44% 34
Wales +4 69 £263 +57.89% 9
West Midlands -49 65 £175 -2.78% 30
North East +8 29 £205 -3.53% 9
Northern Ireland -12 4 £109 -51.78% 2
Channel Islands -2 2 £625 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 2,136 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,302 (60.96%) Active Directory
3 1,117 (52.29%) Windows 10
4 1,012 (47.38%) Microsoft
5 709 (33.19%) Microsoft Office
6 554 (25.94%) SCCM
7 553 (25.89%) Office 365
8 437 (20.46%) Windows Server
9 434 (20.32%) ITIL
10 406 (19.01%) Citrix
11 402 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 368 (17.23%) VMware
13 308 (14.42%) MS Exchange
14 298 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
15 291 (13.62%) Migration
16 289 (13.53%) DNS
17 282 (13.20%) Windows 8
18 267 (12.50%) Security Cleared
19 255 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
20 252 (11.80%) DHCP
21 231 (10.81%) Finance
22 211 (9.88%) PowerShell
23 204 (9.55%) SLA
23 204 (9.55%) SC Cleared
24 201 (9.41%) HP
25 191 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
25 191 (8.94%) Windows XP
26 188 (8.80%) LAN
27 185 (8.66%) VPN
28 173 (8.10%) Cisco

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
1 308 (14.42%) MS Exchange
2 134 (6.27%) Skype for Business
3 117 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 114 (5.34%) SharePoint
5 46 (2.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 37 (1.73%) IIS
7 34 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (1.12%) IBM Notes
10 19 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (0.80%) Apache
11 17 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.23%) CMS
15 5 (0.23%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.19%) JBoss
17 3 (0.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 709 (33.19%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Houdini
7 3 (0.14%) Maya
7 3 (0.14%) NUKE
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) Revit
8 2 (0.094%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.094%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.094%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.51%) Eikon
2 10 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.23%) SystmOne
4 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.14%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.094%) assyst
6 2 (0.094%) Carpe Diem
6 2 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.094%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.094%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.094%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.094%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.094%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.094%) Primavera
6 2 (0.094%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.094%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.047%) Demantra
7 1 (0.047%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 553 (25.89%) Office 365
2 96 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.22%) OneDrive
4 25 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (0.61%) SaaS
6 11 (0.51%) G Suite
7 9 (0.42%) IaaS
8 8 (0.37%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.23%) PaaS
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.094%) GitHub
13 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.094%) Google Drive
13 2 (0.094%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 289 (13.53%) DNS
2 252 (11.80%) DHCP
3 188 (8.80%) LAN
4 185 (8.66%) VPN
5 159 (7.44%) WAN
6 126 (5.90%) TCP/IP
7 122 (5.71%) Skype
8 109 (5.10%) Firewall
9 102 (4.78%) Internet
10 58 (2.72%) Remote Desktop
11 55 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
12 53 (2.48%) SAN
13 44 (2.06%) VoIP
14 36 (1.69%) Wireless
15 30 (1.40%) 3G
15 30 (1.40%) DSL
16 27 (1.26%) Intranet
17 25 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
18 23 (1.08%) VLAN
19 20 (0.94%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (0.42%) GIS
6 8 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.094%) MS Access
11 2 (0.094%) MySQL
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.094%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.094%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.094%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 1 (0.047%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (2.39%) MSI
2 43 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 21 (0.98%) HP UFT
4 21 (0.98%) WinRunner
5 16 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.70%) Subversion
7 12 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.56%) Xcode
8 11 (0.51%) JIRA
9 10 (0.47%) AdminStudio
9 10 (0.47%) InstallShield
10 9 (0.42%) TestDirector
11 7 (0.33%) Hudson
12 5 (0.23%) Rational Team Concert
12 5 (0.23%) StarTeam
13 2 (0.094%) Selenium
13 2 (0.094%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.094%) WinDbg
13 2 (0.094%) WiX
General
1 231 (10.81%) Finance
2 88 (4.12%) Banking
3 81 (3.79%) Legal
4 66 (3.09%) Law
5 45 (2.11%) Retail
6 36 (1.69%) Publishing
7 35 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.12%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.80%) Back Office
11 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.47%) Advertising
13 9 (0.42%) Front Office
14 7 (0.33%) Local Government
15 6 (0.28%) Marketing
16 5 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.19%) Military
17 4 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.19%) Retail Banking
18 3 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 526 (24.63%) Analyst
2 475 (22.24%) Desktop Support
3 394 (18.45%) Support Engineer
4 294 (13.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 262 (12.27%) Service Analyst
6 261 (12.22%) Service Desk Analyst
7 248 (11.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 207 (9.69%) Support Analyst
9 179 (8.38%) IT Support
10 173 (8.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 143 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
12 132 (6.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 108 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 108 (5.06%) IT Analyst
14 105 (4.92%) IT Engineer
15 100 (4.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 90 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
17 85 (3.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 80 (3.75%) Service Desk Support
19 79 (3.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.31%) XML
2 23 (1.08%) .NET
3 22 (1.03%) Web Services
4 16 (0.75%) REST
5 15 (0.70%) HTML
5 15 (0.70%) JSON
6 13 (0.61%) SOAP
7 12 (0.56%) Cocoa
7 12 (0.56%) WPF
8 11 (0.51%) 802.1X
9 7 (0.33%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.28%) LDAP
11 5 (0.23%) COM
12 4 (0.19%) X-Windows
13 3 (0.14%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.14%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.14%) Apache Axis
13 3 (0.14%) ASP.NET
13 3 (0.14%) Core Data
13 3 (0.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.07%) Blackberry
2 136 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.82%) iPhone
4 83 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 80 (3.75%) iPad
6 61 (2.86%) Smartphone
7 57 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 46 (2.15%) Data Centre
9 44 (2.06%) Driving Licence
9 44 (2.06%) PKI
10 38 (1.78%) Fat Client
10 38 (1.78%) Thin Client
11 36 (1.69%) NHS
12 35 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
13 34 (1.59%) Clustering
14 26 (1.22%) PDA
15 24 (1.12%) Computer Science
16 17 (0.80%) CMDB
17 15 (0.70%) User Experience
18 11 (0.51%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2,136 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,117 (52.29%) Windows 10
3 437 (20.46%) Windows Server
4 402 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 298 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 282 (13.20%) Windows 8
7 191 (8.94%) Windows XP
8 152 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 115 (5.38%) Linux
10 107 (5.01%) Android
11 91 (4.26%) Apple iOS
12 71 (3.32%) Mac OS X
13 55 (2.57%) Unix
14 48 (2.25%) Windows Vista
15 35 (1.64%) Windows 2000
16 34 (1.59%) Mac OS
17 32 (1.50%) AIX
18 23 (1.08%) Solaris
19 20 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 8 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (20.32%) ITIL
2 291 (13.62%) Migration
3 170 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
4 119 (5.57%) Time Management
5 98 (4.59%) Service Management
6 92 (4.31%) Change Management
7 76 (3.56%) Break/Fix
8 69 (3.23%) Service Delivery
9 68 (3.18%) Incident Management
10 67 (3.14%) ITSM
11 65 (3.04%) Problem Management
12 62 (2.90%) Application Packaging
13 61 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
14 57 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
15 54 (2.53%) ITIL V3
16 46 (2.15%) Software Deployment
17 45 (2.11%) Asset Management
18 43 (2.01%) Configuration Management
18 43 (2.01%) PRINCE2
19 38 (1.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (9.88%) PowerShell
2 110 (5.15%) SQL
3 85 (3.98%) VBScript
4 35 (1.64%) VB
5 31 (1.45%) Java
6 30 (1.40%) Bash Shell
7 28 (1.31%) C
8 18 (0.84%) C#
9 17 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 14 (0.66%) C++
11 12 (0.56%) Apple Swift
11 12 (0.56%) Objective-C
12 10 (0.47%) VBA
13 6 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 5 (0.23%) Python
14 5 (0.23%) R
15 4 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.19%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.19%) XPath
16 3 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 267 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 204 (9.55%) SC Cleared
3 191 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 101 (4.73%) MCSE
5 76 (3.56%) MCP
6 64 (3.00%) MCSA
7 52 (2.43%) Degree
8 51 (2.39%) DV Cleared
9 47 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
10 41 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
11 37 (1.73%) CCNA
12 34 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 24 (1.12%) ISTQB
13 24 (1.12%) MCDST
14 23 (1.08%) MCITP
15 20 (0.94%) A+ Certification
15 20 (0.94%) DBS Check
16 19 (0.89%) PMI Certification
17 18 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
18 16 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 204 (9.55%) SLA
2 26 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 22 (1.03%) QA
4 14 (0.66%) PMO
5 8 (0.37%) GDPR
6 6 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.047%) ECSS
8 1 (0.047%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.047%) GxP
8 1 (0.047%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.047%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,302 (60.96%) Active Directory
2 255 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (5.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 104 (4.87%) XenApp
5 98 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (4.49%) Hyper-V
7 79 (3.70%) XenDesktop
8 65 (3.04%) vSphere
9 58 (2.72%) BitLocker
10 39 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
10 39 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
11 38 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
12 35 (1.64%) Docker
13 24 (1.12%) XenServer
14 15 (0.70%) Terminal Services
15 12 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
16 10 (0.47%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.47%) Terminal Server
17 5 (0.23%) Firmware
17 5 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 554 (25.94%) SCCM
2 62 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 61 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 60 (2.81%) WSUS
5 46 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
6 37 (1.73%) SCOM
7 28 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
9 24 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 20 (0.94%) HP ALM
11 19 (0.89%) vCenter Server
12 16 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 15 (0.70%) Backup Exec
14 14 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (0.66%) NetBackup
14 14 (0.66%) Netcool
15 8 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (0.33%) Ansible
16 7 (0.33%) DameWare
16 7 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 1,012 (47.38%) Microsoft
2 406 (19.01%) Citrix
3 368 (17.23%) VMware
4 201 (9.41%) HP
5 173 (8.10%) Cisco
6 159 (7.44%) Apple
7 128 (5.99%) Ivanti
8 84 (3.93%) McAfee
9 62 (2.90%) Symantec
10 58 (2.72%) ServiceNow
11 56 (2.62%) Dell
12 41 (1.92%) Oracle
13 39 (1.83%) Bloomberg
14 34 (1.59%) Remedy
15 28 (1.31%) NetApp
16 27 (1.26%) Reuters
16 27 (1.26%) Veritas
17 25 (1.17%) Adobe
18 23 (1.08%) Altiris
19 22 (1.03%) Google