Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 113 70
Rank change year-on-year -10 -43 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2016 2276 3306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.14% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.74% 9.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 1147 1601
UK median daily rate £180 £188 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -6.25% -4.76%
10th Percentile £108 £108 £113
90th Percentile £438 £413 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £180 £200
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 491 811
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.87 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.46% -2.52% +1.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £26.55 £20.75 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.67% -

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 20695 23399 24398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.96% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13047 14730 14386
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £175 £205 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1229 1298 1927
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -5 1828 £188 -1.32% 260
UK excluding London -7 1273 £175 -2.78% 187
London +1 711 £192 -4.00% 83
South East -12 350 £175 -6.67% 66
North of England +46 256 £150 -32.58% 47
South West -8 196 £250 +56.25% 18
Midlands +21 175 £219 +31.58% 30
East of England -37 147 £170 +0.74% 16
North West +47 120 £150 -27.71% 27
West Midlands +35 120 £225 +25.00% 16
Yorkshire +31 116 £130 -13.33% 19
Scotland -10 107 £151 -38.57% 6
East Midlands -14 55 £180 +20.00% 14
Wales -10 47 £175 +16.67% 3
North East +7 20 £200 -14.89% 1
Northern Ireland -52 5 £83 -26.67% 1

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 2016 (100.00%) Windows
2 1167 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 921 (45.68%) Microsoft
4 829 (41.12%) Windows 10
5 698 (34.62%) Microsoft Office
6 497 (24.65%) SCCM
7 455 (22.57%) Office 365
8 431 (21.38%) ITIL
9 379 (18.80%) Windows Server
10 349 (17.31%) VMware
10 349 (17.31%) Citrix
11 313 (15.53%) Windows 8
12 311 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 280 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 250 (12.40%) MS Exchange
15 234 (11.61%) Security Cleared
16 232 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 228 (11.31%) Migration
18 221 (10.96%) Finance
19 213 (10.57%) Blackberry
20 195 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
21 191 (9.47%) DNS
22 190 (9.42%) PowerShell
23 183 (9.08%) TCP/IP
24 181 (8.98%) Cisco
25 170 (8.43%) SLA
26 164 (8.13%) SC Cleared
27 163 (8.09%) LAN
28 160 (7.94%) HP
29 159 (7.89%) 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
1 250 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 121 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 105 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (4.12%) Skype for Business
5 68 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 58 (2.88%) IBM Notes
7 53 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (1.74%) IIS
9 32 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 27 (1.34%) CMS
11 15 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.40%) GroupWise
14 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.25%) Liferay
15 5 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.20%) Live Communications Server
16 4 (0.20%) Moodle
17 3 (0.15%) LiveLink
Applications
1 698 (34.62%) Microsoft Office
2 91 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.30%) Houdini
7 6 (0.30%) Maya
7 6 (0.30%) NUKE
7 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.099%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.050%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.050%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.050%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.050%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 29 (1.44%) Eikon
2 10 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.099%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.050%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.050%) Summit
6 1 (0.050%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 455 (22.57%) Office 365
2 66 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.69%) OneDrive
4 11 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (0.55%) Mimecast
5 5 (0.25%) SaaS
5 5 (0.25%) Yammer
6 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.20%) PaaS
7 3 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.050%) G Suite
9 1 (0.050%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 191 (9.47%) DNS
2 183 (9.08%) TCP/IP
3 163 (8.09%) LAN
4 159 (7.89%) DHCP
5 131 (6.50%) VPN
6 125 (6.20%) WAN
7 103 (5.11%) Internet
8 89 (4.41%) Firewall
9 75 (3.72%) Skype
10 63 (3.13%) Wireless
11 61 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
12 53 (2.63%) VoIP
13 48 (2.38%) SAN
14 43 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
16 36 (1.79%) VLAN
17 32 (1.59%) Ethernet
18 20 (0.99%) HTTP
18 20 (0.99%) Intranet
19 19 (0.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.45%) Oracle Database
4 9 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (0.25%) JasperReports
6 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.20%) MS Access
8 3 (0.15%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.15%) MySQL
9 2 (0.099%) GIS
9 2 (0.099%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.050%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.050%) Power BI
10 1 (0.050%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.050%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.050%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.050%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 75 (3.72%) MSI
2 22 (1.09%) InstallShield
3 11 (0.55%) AdminStudio
4 10 (0.50%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.50%) Metasploit
4 10 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (0.30%) WiX
7 5 (0.25%) JIRA
7 5 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.15%) Ant
9 3 (0.15%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.099%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.099%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.099%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.050%) JMeter
11 1 (0.050%) Subversion
11 1 (0.050%) Xcode
General
1 221 (10.96%) Finance
2 73 (3.62%) Banking
3 56 (2.78%) Legal
4 46 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 44 (2.18%) Law
6 42 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.69%) Retail
8 32 (1.59%) Front Office
9 16 (0.79%) Advertising
10 15 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 13 (0.64%) Back Office
11 13 (0.64%) French Language
11 13 (0.64%) Publishing
12 12 (0.60%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.55%) Hindi Language
13 11 (0.55%) Local Government
13 11 (0.55%) Tamil Language
13 11 (0.55%) Urdu Language
14 10 (0.50%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 506 (25.10%) Analyst
2 435 (21.58%) Desktop Support
3 408 (20.24%) Support Engineer
4 274 (13.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 231 (11.46%) Desktop Engineer
6 226 (11.21%) Support Analyst
7 219 (10.86%) Service Analyst
8 211 (10.47%) Service Desk Analyst
9 187 (9.28%) IT Support
10 161 (7.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 139 (6.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 135 (6.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 120 (5.95%) Windows Engineer
14 114 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 107 (5.31%) 1st Line Support
16 97 (4.81%) IT Analyst
17 94 (4.66%) Service Desk Support
18 85 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
19 81 (4.02%) IT Engineer
20 72 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.38%) .NET
2 32 (1.59%) XML
3 19 (0.94%) WSH
4 15 (0.74%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 15 (0.74%) STL
5 7 (0.35%) HTML
5 7 (0.35%) WPF
6 6 (0.30%) Java EE
6 6 (0.30%) Web Services
7 5 (0.25%) HTML5
7 5 (0.25%) Middleware
7 5 (0.25%) Software Packaging
8 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.20%) Flash
8 4 (0.20%) SOAP
9 3 (0.15%) DOM
9 3 (0.15%) EDI
9 3 (0.15%) OAuth
9 3 (0.15%) SAML
9 3 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 213 (10.57%) Blackberry
2 126 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 93 (4.61%) iPhone
4 77 (3.82%) iPad
5 75 (3.72%) Video Conferencing
6 64 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 54 (2.68%) Driving Licence
8 53 (2.63%) Smartphone
9 41 (2.03%) Data Centre
10 39 (1.93%) Client/Server
11 36 (1.79%) BYOD
12 21 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (0.99%) CESG
13 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
13 20 (0.99%) Thin Client
14 19 (0.94%) Fixed Income
14 19 (0.94%) NHS
15 17 (0.84%) FMCG
15 17 (0.84%) PDA
16 15 (0.74%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 2016 (100.00%) Windows
2 829 (41.12%) Windows 10
3 379 (18.80%) Windows Server
4 313 (15.53%) Windows 8
5 311 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 280 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (7.39%) Windows XP
8 116 (5.75%) Apple iOS
9 111 (5.51%) Android
10 92 (4.56%) Linux
11 90 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 72 (3.57%) Mac OS
13 53 (2.63%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.29%) Unix
16 25 (1.24%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.74%) Windows 2000
18 14 (0.69%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.60%) Ubuntu
20 10 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (21.38%) ITIL
2 228 (11.31%) Migration
3 90 (4.46%) Service Management
4 87 (4.32%) Incident Management
5 82 (4.07%) Time Management
6 76 (3.77%) Service Delivery
7 65 (3.22%) Application Packaging
8 62 (3.08%) Change Management
9 58 (2.88%) ITSM
10 55 (2.73%) Asset Management
10 55 (2.73%) Mobile Device Management
11 54 (2.68%) Project Management
12 48 (2.38%) Configuration Management
13 47 (2.33%) Problem Management
14 46 (2.28%) Patch Management
15 43 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
16 35 (1.74%) Coaching
17 34 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
18 33 (1.64%) Break/Fix
19 31 (1.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 190 (9.42%) PowerShell
2 99 (4.91%) SQL
3 88 (4.37%) VBScript
4 49 (2.43%) Java
5 46 (2.28%) Python
6 33 (1.64%) C#
7 20 (0.99%) C
7 20 (0.99%) C++
8 13 (0.64%) VB
9 7 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.30%) Perl
11 5 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.15%) AWK
12 3 (0.15%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.15%) PHP
13 2 (0.099%) REXX
13 2 (0.099%) Tcl
13 2 (0.099%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.050%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.050%) VBA
Qualifications
1 234 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 195 (9.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 164 (8.13%) SC Cleared
4 101 (5.01%) MCSE
5 70 (3.47%) MCP
6 69 (3.42%) MCSA
7 61 (3.03%) Degree
8 50 (2.48%) MCDST
9 35 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
10 30 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 29 (1.44%) A+ Certification
11 29 (1.44%) CCNA
12 25 (1.24%) MCITP
13 23 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.04%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (0.79%) ACHDS
15 16 (0.79%) DBS Check
15 16 (0.79%) MCSM
16 15 (0.74%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (8.43%) SLA
2 34 (1.69%) QA
3 18 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.50%) PMO
5 8 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.099%) ECSS
6 2 (0.099%) GDPR
7 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.050%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.050%) MiFID
7 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1167 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 232 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (7.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 100 (4.96%) XenApp
5 83 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 54 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 39 (1.93%) BitLocker
9 38 (1.88%) vSphere
10 36 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
11 27 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.79%) Samba
13 16 (0.79%) XenServer
14 13 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.45%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.40%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.35%) NFS
18 6 (0.30%) KVM
Systems Management
1 497 (24.65%) SCCM
2 55 (2.73%) WSUS
3 51 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 46 (2.28%) AirWatch
5 38 (1.88%) SCOM
6 28 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 27 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 20 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (0.94%) WMI
11 17 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 15 (0.74%) Backup Exec
12 15 (0.74%) DameWare
13 12 (0.60%) Ansible
14 8 (0.40%) vCenter Server
15 6 (0.30%) ThinApp
16 5 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 4 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
17 4 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 921 (45.68%) Microsoft
2 349 (17.31%) Citrix
2 349 (17.31%) VMware
3 181 (8.98%) Cisco
4 160 (7.94%) HP
5 139 (6.89%) Apple
6 96 (4.76%) Symantec
7 79 (3.92%) Dell
8 78 (3.87%) Bloomberg
9 59 (2.93%) LANDesk
10 58 (2.88%) Lotus
11 57 (2.83%) Reuters
12 48 (2.38%) McAfee
13 46 (2.28%) ServiceNow
14 44 (2.18%) AppSense
15 43 (2.13%) Oracle
16 41 (2.03%) Altiris
17 34 (1.69%) Sophos
18 33 (1.64%) Red Hat
19 31 (1.54%) Remedy