Period
to 17 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 344 201 95
Rank change year-on-year -143 -106 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 596 409 2,304
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 1.36% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.98% 7.25% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 251 1,339
10th Percentile £121 £110 £114
25th Percentile £150 £130 £134
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £210 £190 £178
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +7.04% -15.48%
75th Percentile £344 £403 £329
90th Percentile £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £167 £165
% change year-on-year +7.74% +1.25% -21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 68 438
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.38 £11.17
25th Percentile £12.75 £12.79 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.91
Median % change year-on-year -3.88% +3.74% +0.28%
75th Percentile £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £24.50 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.76
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.52% +3.01%

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 11,974 5,641 18,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.09% 18.71% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,997 3,633 11,757
10th Percentile £178 £175 £150
25th Percentile £350 £315 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 299 1,202
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.75 £14.03 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.63 £37.30 £37.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.29 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 2021. 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 -110 516 £200 +5.26% 155
UK excluding London -63 387 £180 +7.74% 132
London -155 159 £225 +9.76% 31
South East -55 102 £180 +26.32% 28
Midlands -21 97 £143 -36.67% 25
North of England -18 93 £190 +45.77% 41
West Midlands -18 71 £130 -67.50% 12
North West -26 60 £187 +44.04% 24
Work from Home -246 42 £285 +103.57% 6
South West -43 32 £143 -18.57% 20
East Midlands -25 26 £150 -6.25% 12
Yorkshire -25 25 £190 +8.57% 8
Scotland -72 25 £304 -32.50% 4
East of England -58 20 £200 -20.00% 11
Wales -28 14 £300 +76.86% 3
North East -9 8 £175 +1.45% 9
Northern Ireland -1 4 £115 -28.13% 1

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, 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.

1 596 (100.00%) Windows
2 459 (77.01%) Windows 10
3 300 (50.34%) Active Directory
4 287 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 276 (46.31%) Microsoft 365
6 178 (29.87%) SCCM
7 174 (29.19%) Social Skills
8 162 (27.18%) Microsoft Office
9 123 (20.64%) ITIL
10 93 (15.60%) Migration
11 88 (14.77%) Citrix
12 81 (13.59%) Windows Server
13 79 (13.26%) VMware
14 78 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
15 77 (12.92%) Azure
15 77 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 76 (12.75%) SLA
17 75 (12.58%) Windows 8
18 64 (10.74%) VPN
19 63 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
20 62 (10.40%) ServiceNow
21 59 (9.90%) Finance
22 58 (9.73%) Cisco
22 58 (9.73%) PowerShell
23 57 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
24 53 (8.89%) DNS
24 53 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
25 52 (8.72%) DHCP
26 48 (8.05%) Security Cleared
27 47 (7.89%) Apple

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 45 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.88%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.35%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.68%) ArcGIS
4 10 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.51%) IIS
6 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.50%) Apache
7 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 162 (27.18%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.17%) assyst
3 1 (0.17%) Eikon
3 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 276 (46.31%) Microsoft 365
2 77 (12.92%) Azure
3 23 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 23 (3.86%) OneDrive
4 16 (2.68%) Power Platform
5 14 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (2.35%) PowerApps
6 8 (1.34%) AWS
7 7 (1.17%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.84%) Google Workspace
9 4 (0.67%) IaaS
9 4 (0.67%) SaaS
10 3 (0.50%) Power Automate
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.17%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.17%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.17%) Kong
11 1 (0.17%) PaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 64 (10.74%) VPN
2 53 (8.89%) DNS
3 52 (8.72%) DHCP
4 34 (5.70%) Firewall
5 32 (5.37%) TCP/IP
6 25 (4.19%) LAN
7 21 (3.52%) WAN
8 17 (2.85%) NetScaler
8 17 (2.85%) VoIP
8 17 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (2.68%) Skype
10 15 (2.52%) SAN
11 13 (2.18%) Wireless
12 11 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (1.68%) IP Telephony
14 7 (1.17%) MPLS
14 7 (1.17%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (0.84%) Bluetooth
15 5 (0.84%) SMTP
15 5 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.85%) MySQL
2 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.68%) GIS
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (0.67%) Power BI
5 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) MS Access
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (1.85%) MSI
2 7 (1.17%) AdminStudio
3 6 (1.01%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.34%) JIRA
4 2 (0.34%) Toad
5 1 (0.17%) Axure RP
General
1 174 (29.19%) Social Skills
2 59 (9.90%) Finance
3 43 (7.21%) Public Sector
4 41 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.03%) Retail
6 15 (2.52%) Banking
7 12 (2.01%) Documentation Skills
7 12 (2.01%) Law
7 12 (2.01%) Organisational Skills
8 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 6 (1.01%) French Language
10 5 (0.84%) Automotive
11 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.50%) Legal
12 3 (0.50%) Local Government
12 3 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.34%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 147 (24.66%) Support Engineer
2 94 (15.77%) Analyst
3 92 (15.44%) Desktop Support
4 89 (14.93%) Desktop Engineer
5 78 (13.09%) IT Support
6 67 (11.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 57 (9.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 48 (8.05%) Service Analyst
9 47 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
10 46 (7.72%) IT Engineer
11 40 (6.71%) Support Analyst
12 39 (6.54%) 1st Line Support
13 35 (5.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 31 (5.20%) IT Support Engineer
14 31 (5.20%) Windows Engineer
15 25 (4.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 23 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 21 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 18 (3.02%) Administrator
18 18 (3.02%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.02%) XMPP
2 16 (2.68%) .NET
3 14 (2.35%) J2EE
4 4 (0.67%) 802.1X
4 4 (0.67%) XML
5 3 (0.50%) HTML
5 3 (0.50%) JSON
5 3 (0.50%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.34%) LAMP
6 2 (0.34%) LDAP
6 2 (0.34%) REST
6 2 (0.34%) SOAP
7 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.17%) HTML5
7 1 (0.17%) JMS
7 1 (0.17%) WSH
7 1 (0.17%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.36%) BYOD
2 17 (2.85%) Blackberry
2 17 (2.85%) iPad
2 17 (2.85%) Smartphone
3 16 (2.68%) Data Centre
3 16 (2.68%) Driving Licence
4 15 (2.52%) iPhone
5 14 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.68%) NHS
7 10 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.51%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.51%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.01%) Clustering
9 6 (1.01%) User Experience
10 5 (0.84%) Digital Signage
10 5 (0.84%) EPoS
10 5 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.67%) CMDB
12 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 596 (100.00%) Windows
2 459 (77.01%) Windows 10
3 81 (13.59%) Windows Server
4 77 (12.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 75 (12.58%) Windows 8
6 63 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (8.89%) Windows Server 2016
8 34 (5.70%) Windows Server 2019
9 33 (5.54%) Windows XP
10 32 (5.37%) Android
11 28 (4.70%) Apple iOS
12 21 (3.52%) Linux
13 11 (1.85%) Mac OS
14 8 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.34%) Unix
14 8 (1.34%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.17%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (20.64%) ITIL
2 93 (15.60%) Migration
3 78 (13.09%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (6.04%) Incident Management
5 31 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 26 (4.36%) Change Management
6 26 (4.36%) ITSM
7 21 (3.52%) Application Packaging
7 21 (3.52%) CRM
8 19 (3.19%) Break/Fix
8 19 (3.19%) Mobile Device Management
8 19 (3.19%) Project Management
9 18 (3.02%) Service Delivery
9 18 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (3.02%) Time Management
10 17 (2.85%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (2.52%) Data Migration
11 15 (2.52%) Server Management
11 15 (2.52%) Service Management
12 13 (2.18%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 58 (9.73%) PowerShell
2 37 (6.21%) SQL
3 20 (3.36%) VB
4 19 (3.19%) Java
5 17 (2.85%) VBScript
6 13 (2.18%) C
7 9 (1.51%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.84%) Python
8 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.50%) VBA
10 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.17%) C#
11 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (8.05%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.20%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.86%) DV Cleared
5 18 (3.02%) Degree
6 15 (2.52%) MCP
6 15 (2.52%) MCSE
7 14 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.51%) DBS Check
9 9 (1.51%) MCSA
10 6 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.67%) CCNA
11 4 (0.67%) MCITP
12 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.17%) CISM
13 1 (0.17%) GNVQ
13 1 (0.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (12.75%) SLA
2 4 (0.67%) GDPR
3 3 (0.50%) PMO
4 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) DICOM
5 1 (0.17%) GxP
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) NCSC
5 1 (0.17%) NIST
5 1 (0.17%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 300 (50.34%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 30 (5.03%) XenDesktop
4 28 (4.70%) Hyper-V
5 25 (4.19%) XenApp
6 22 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (2.01%) BitLocker
8 11 (1.85%) vSphere
9 10 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.68%) VMware NSX
10 9 (1.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 7 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.34%) Firmware
15 1 (0.17%) Docker
15 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 178 (29.87%) SCCM
2 43 (7.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (2.35%) AirWatch
3 14 (2.35%) Ansible
4 10 (1.68%) WSUS
5 8 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 8 (1.34%) SCVMM
5 8 (1.34%) vCenter Server
6 5 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.84%) SCOM
6 5 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 4 (0.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.34%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.17%) Nessus
10 1 (0.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 287 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 88 (14.77%) Citrix
3 79 (13.26%) VMware
4 62 (10.40%) ServiceNow
5 58 (9.73%) Cisco
6 47 (7.89%) Apple
7 37 (6.21%) Oracle
8 27 (4.53%) Ivanti
9 24 (4.03%) HP
10 23 (3.86%) Dell
11 16 (2.68%) McAfee
11 16 (2.68%) SAP
12 14 (2.35%) Sophos
13 12 (2.01%) Meraki
14 10 (1.68%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.68%) ESRI
14 10 (1.68%) Lumension
14 10 (1.68%) Polycom
14 10 (1.68%) Symantec
15 9 (1.51%) Adobe