Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 106 59
Rank change year-on-year -25 -47 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1844 2436 3579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.21% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.37% 9.91% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 1232 1748
UK median daily rate £175 £200 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £105 £110 £113
90th Percentile £438 £438 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £190 £210
% change year-on-year -13.16% -9.52% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 518 852
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% - -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.43 £10.39
90th Percentile £21.15 £22.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -3.45%

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19676 24589 24681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.34% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12415 15458 14290
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.88%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1323 1946
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.10% +2.26%

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 20 July 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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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 -35 1630 £175 -12.72% 258
UK excluding London -10 1247 £165 -13.16% 180
London -48 553 £200 -6.98% 89
South East -20 317 £150 -33.33% 52
North of England +31 256 £150 -31.03% 56
Midlands +2 178 £200 +33.33% 24
South West -17 163 £211 +3.05% 22
East of England -25 160 £145 -16.67% 15
North West +31 122 £150 -14.29% 31
Scotland +38 119 £243 +27.63% 2
West Midlands +6 107 £175 +29.63% 16
Yorkshire +46 106 £125 -7.41% 22
East Midlands 0 70 £275 +52.78% 8
Wales -11 45 £180 +30.91% 7
North East +4 28 £253 +9.78% 3
Northern Ireland -41 6 £78 -38.00%
Channel Islands - 5 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 1844 (100.00%) Windows
2 1077 (58.41%) Active Directory
3 854 (46.31%) Microsoft
4 634 (34.38%) Windows 10
5 593 (32.16%) Microsoft Office
6 412 (22.34%) SCCM
7 405 (21.96%) ITIL
8 392 (21.26%) Windows Server
9 352 (19.09%) Office 365
10 313 (16.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 304 (16.49%) Windows 8
12 302 (16.38%) Citrix
13 295 (16.00%) VMware
14 267 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 243 (13.18%) MS Exchange
16 217 (11.77%) Migration
17 215 (11.66%) Security Cleared
18 199 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
19 184 (9.98%) Windows XP
19 184 (9.98%) Cisco
20 177 (9.60%) Blackberry
21 169 (9.16%) DNS
22 161 (8.73%) PowerShell
23 159 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
24 155 (8.41%) HP
24 155 (8.41%) TCP/IP
25 152 (8.24%) Finance
25 152 (8.24%) SC Cleared
26 150 (8.13%) SLA
27 145 (7.86%) VPN

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
1 243 (13.18%) MS Exchange
2 125 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 103 (5.59%) SharePoint
4 95 (5.15%) Skype for Business
5 72 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 54 (2.93%) IBM Notes
7 41 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 40 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (1.84%) IIS
10 19 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (0.70%) CMS
13 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 6 (0.33%) GroupWise
15 5 (0.27%) Moodle
16 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.11%) Apache
17 2 (0.11%) LiveLink
17 2 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 593 (32.16%) Microsoft Office
2 57 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
4 18 (0.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
8 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) Houdini
10 2 (0.11%) Maya
10 2 (0.11%) NUKE
10 2 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 13 (0.70%) Eikon
2 10 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.22%) SystmOne
4 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.16%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.054%) assyst
7 1 (0.054%) Demantra
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.054%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.054%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.054%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.054%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.054%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 352 (19.09%) Office 365
2 47 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.46%) OneDrive
4 9 (0.49%) Mimecast
4 9 (0.49%) SaaS
5 8 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (0.43%) IaaS
6 5 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.27%) Yammer
7 3 (0.16%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.16%) PaaS
8 2 (0.11%) G Suite
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.054%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 169 (9.16%) DNS
2 155 (8.41%) TCP/IP
3 145 (7.86%) VPN
4 134 (7.27%) DHCP
4 134 (7.27%) LAN
5 117 (6.34%) WAN
6 95 (5.15%) Firewall
7 72 (3.90%) Remote Desktop
7 72 (3.90%) SAN
8 71 (3.85%) Skype
9 63 (3.42%) Internet
10 57 (3.09%) VoIP
11 49 (2.66%) Wireless
12 42 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
13 34 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (1.57%) HTTP
15 28 (1.52%) SSL
16 25 (1.36%) HTTPS
16 25 (1.36%) VLAN
17 18 (0.98%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (0.33%) MS Access
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.11%) Big Data
9 2 (0.11%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.11%) GIS
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.054%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.054%) Informix
10 1 (0.054%) MySQL
10 1 (0.054%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 48 (2.60%) MSI
2 14 (0.76%) InstallShield
3 5 (0.27%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.22%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.22%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.22%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.22%) Subversion
4 4 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.22%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.22%) Xcode
5 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.054%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.054%) JIRA
7 1 (0.054%) Redmine
7 1 (0.054%) WiX
General
1 152 (8.24%) Finance
2 59 (3.20%) Banking
3 55 (2.98%) Legal
4 36 (1.95%) Law
4 36 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 26 (1.41%) Retail
6 24 (1.30%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.25%) Front Office
8 14 (0.76%) Local Government
9 13 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.54%) Back Office
11 9 (0.49%) Marketing
12 8 (0.43%) Advertising
13 7 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.33%) Electronics
15 5 (0.27%) Italian Language
16 4 (0.22%) Automotive
16 4 (0.22%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.22%) Military
16 4 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 460 (24.95%) Analyst
2 407 (22.07%) Support Engineer
3 365 (19.79%) Desktop Support
4 281 (15.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 220 (11.93%) Service Analyst
6 218 (11.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 203 (11.01%) Desktop Engineer
8 195 (10.57%) Support Analyst
9 188 (10.20%) IT Support
10 152 (8.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 146 (7.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 140 (7.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 126 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 117 (6.34%) Windows Engineer
15 115 (6.24%) 1st Line Support
16 106 (5.75%) IT Engineer
17 104 (5.64%) Service Desk Support
18 100 (5.42%) IT Analyst
19 72 (3.90%) IT Support Engineer
20 71 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.74%) .NET
1 32 (1.74%) XML
2 13 (0.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 13 (0.70%) STL
3 11 (0.60%) HTML
4 7 (0.38%) Web Services
5 6 (0.33%) HTML5
5 6 (0.33%) SOAP
6 5 (0.27%) Flash
7 4 (0.22%) Cocoa
7 4 (0.22%) JSON
7 4 (0.22%) Node.js
7 4 (0.22%) REST
7 4 (0.22%) WAP
8 3 (0.16%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.16%) EDI
8 3 (0.16%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.16%) XMPP
9 2 (0.11%) Middleware
9 2 (0.11%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 177 (9.60%) Blackberry
2 132 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.69%) iPhone
4 67 (3.63%) Smartphone
5 62 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
6 61 (3.31%) iPad
7 45 (2.44%) Driving Licence
8 40 (2.17%) Data Centre
9 34 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 30 (1.63%) BYOD
11 25 (1.36%) Fat Client
11 25 (1.36%) NHS
11 25 (1.36%) Thin Client
12 23 (1.25%) Client/Server
13 18 (0.98%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.87%) Replication
15 15 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 13 (0.70%) Clustering
16 13 (0.70%) Derivative
16 13 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1844 (100.00%) Windows
2 634 (34.38%) Windows 10
3 392 (21.26%) Windows Server
4 313 (16.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 304 (16.49%) Windows 8
6 267 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 184 (9.98%) Windows XP
8 132 (7.16%) Android
9 114 (6.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (4.39%) Linux
11 79 (4.28%) Apple iOS
12 69 (3.74%) Mac OS X
13 53 (2.87%) Mac OS
14 23 (1.25%) Unix
15 22 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (0.98%) Windows Vista
17 15 (0.81%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.70%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
20 9 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (21.96%) ITIL
2 217 (11.77%) Migration
3 86 (4.66%) Incident Management
4 68 (3.69%) Service Management
5 60 (3.25%) Service Delivery
6 57 (3.09%) Project Management
7 56 (3.04%) Time Management
8 55 (2.98%) Configuration Management
9 51 (2.77%) Patch Management
10 50 (2.71%) Application Packaging
10 50 (2.71%) Asset Management
10 50 (2.71%) Data Migration
11 45 (2.44%) Break/Fix
12 44 (2.39%) ITSM
13 43 (2.33%) Software Distribution
14 38 (2.06%) Mobile Device Management
14 38 (2.06%) Problem Management
15 37 (2.01%) Change Management
16 35 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
17 34 (1.84%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 161 (8.73%) PowerShell
2 109 (5.91%) SQL
3 43 (2.33%) VBScript
4 31 (1.68%) C
5 26 (1.41%) VB
6 24 (1.30%) Python
7 20 (1.08%) C#
8 16 (0.87%) C++
9 15 (0.81%) REXX
9 15 (0.81%) Tcl
10 12 (0.65%) Java
11 7 (0.38%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.27%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.22%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.22%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.16%) PHP
15 2 (0.11%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 215 (11.66%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 152 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 66 (3.58%) MCSE
5 61 (3.31%) MCP
6 53 (2.87%) Degree
7 42 (2.28%) MCSA
8 38 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (2.01%) MCITP
10 36 (1.95%) CCNA
11 35 (1.90%) DV Cleared
12 34 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (1.46%) DBS Check
14 21 (1.14%) MCDST
15 19 (1.03%) A+ Certification
16 16 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.76%) MCTS
17 14 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (0.65%) SSCP
19 11 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (8.13%) SLA
2 15 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.70%) QA
4 12 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.22%) PMO
8 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.11%) ECSS
10 1 (0.054%) BS25999
10 1 (0.054%) GxP
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1077 (58.41%) Active Directory
2 199 (10.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
4 84 (4.56%) Hyper-V
5 77 (4.18%) XenApp
6 48 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 45 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 37 (2.01%) vSphere
10 29 (1.57%) BitLocker
11 17 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (0.70%) XenServer
13 10 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.27%) Samba
16 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
17 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
18 3 (0.16%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.16%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 412 (22.34%) SCCM
2 44 (2.39%) WSUS
3 34 (1.84%) AirWatch
4 28 (1.52%) SCOM
5 26 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 23 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 17 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 16 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 16 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 16 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (0.81%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.49%) DameWare
10 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
11 7 (0.38%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.33%) Netcool
12 6 (0.33%) Unicenter
13 5 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 854 (46.31%) Microsoft
2 302 (16.38%) Citrix
3 295 (16.00%) VMware
4 184 (9.98%) Cisco
5 155 (8.41%) HP
6 141 (7.65%) Apple
7 77 (4.18%) Dell
8 66 (3.58%) Symantec
9 53 (2.87%) LANDesk
9 53 (2.87%) Lotus
10 46 (2.49%) Bloomberg
11 44 (2.39%) ServiceNow
12 38 (2.06%) Reuters
13 37 (2.01%) McAfee
14 36 (1.95%) Remedy
15 35 (1.90%) AppSense
16 30 (1.63%) Sophos
17 29 (1.57%) NetApp
18 28 (1.52%) Altiris
19 26 (1.41%) Adobe
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £160 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £16.5 - £17.5 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Chepstow, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.0 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £9 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Health insurance, generous holidays, other
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £272 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Computer People
Posted: 6 days ago