Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 117 125
Rank change year-on-year +26 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,292 2,333 1,976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.61% 2.31% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.61% 11.15% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,309 1,217 1,054
UK median daily rate £175 £210 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £114 £113 £106
90th Percentile £450 £438 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £208 £175
% change year-on-year -21.69% +18.57% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 587 396
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +9.38% -0.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.98 £25.50 £24.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.30 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.29% -5.82%

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 18,181 20,919 20,367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.68% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,333 12,939 12,801
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £170 £183
90th Percentile £619 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,238 1,509 1,193
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.68 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.22% -3.03% +1.54%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 2019. 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 +19 1,991 £175 -12.50% 493
UK excluding London +29 1,505 £163 -21.69% 393
London -3 707 £205 -3.53% 132
South East +39 376 £180 -15.29% 120
North of England +16 309 £160 -20.00% 69
South West +16 276 £150 -34.78% 67
Midlands +24 176 £163 -5.80% 65
North West +4 169 £160 +6.67% 46
Scotland +18 155 £195 -29.09% 21
East of England +3 136 £160 +6.76% 40
Yorkshire +18 105 £170 -43.33% 19
West Midlands +37 88 £170 -0.73% 36
East Midlands +12 86 £150 -13.04% 29
Wales +53 71 £171 -8.67% 10
North East +40 35 £155 +20.16% 4
Northern Ireland 0 5 - - 1
Channel Islands - 2 £600 -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 2,292 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,689 (73.69%) Windows 10
3 1,196 (52.18%) Active Directory
4 953 (41.58%) Microsoft
5 750 (32.72%) Office 365
6 671 (29.28%) Microsoft Office
7 668 (29.14%) SCCM
8 508 (22.16%) ITIL
9 429 (18.72%) Migration
10 417 (18.19%) Windows Server
11 281 (12.26%) Finance
12 279 (12.17%) Security Cleared
13 274 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 266 (11.61%) Citrix
15 258 (11.26%) VMware
16 250 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 233 (10.17%) PowerShell
18 226 (9.86%) SLA
19 224 (9.77%) Windows 8
20 217 (9.47%) SC Cleared
21 207 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
22 193 (8.42%) MS Exchange
23 189 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
24 181 (7.90%) Public Sector
25 178 (7.77%) DNS
26 177 (7.72%) Windows XP
27 161 (7.02%) Apple
28 151 (6.59%) DHCP
29 143 (6.24%) Cisco
30 142 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 193 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 113 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 92 (4.01%) Skype for Business
4 68 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (1.35%) IBM Notes
7 24 (1.05%) IIS
8 21 (0.92%) Confluence
9 16 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.26%) nginx
13 5 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.17%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.087%) Apache
15 2 (0.087%) CMS
15 2 (0.087%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.044%) Moodle
Applications
1 671 (29.28%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (3.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.31%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.26%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.087%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.044%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.044%) FileZilla
11 1 (0.044%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 10 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.39%) Eikon
3 6 (0.26%) Misys Opics
4 4 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.17%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.087%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.087%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.087%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 1 (0.044%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.044%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.044%) Global One
6 1 (0.044%) Retail-J
6 1 (0.044%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 750 (32.72%) Office 365
2 136 (5.93%) Azure
3 44 (1.92%) AWS
4 36 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (1.57%) OneDrive
5 14 (0.61%) IaaS
6 10 (0.44%) G Suite
6 10 (0.44%) SaaS
7 8 (0.35%) GitHub
7 8 (0.35%) Mimecast
8 7 (0.31%) PaaS
9 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.17%) Slack
11 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.13%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.087%) Boomi
12 2 (0.087%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.087%) Yammer
13 1 (0.044%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 178 (7.77%) DNS
2 151 (6.59%) DHCP
3 133 (5.80%) LAN
3 133 (5.80%) VPN
4 130 (5.67%) TCP/IP
5 116 (5.06%) Skype
6 90 (3.93%) WAN
7 74 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
8 65 (2.84%) Firewall
9 57 (2.49%) Internet
10 54 (2.36%) Wireless
11 42 (1.83%) VoIP
12 33 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (1.22%) IP Telephony
14 22 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (0.92%) SAN
16 18 (0.79%) Ethernet
17 15 (0.65%) WebEx
18 14 (0.61%) Intranet
18 14 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 20 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.31%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.087%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.087%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.087%) GIS
11 2 (0.087%) MS Access
11 2 (0.087%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 119 (5.19%) MSI
2 51 (2.23%) InstallShield
3 36 (1.57%) JIRA
4 19 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 18 (0.79%) AdminStudio
6 12 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.44%) StarTeam
8 7 (0.31%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.31%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.31%) WinDbg
9 6 (0.26%) Hudson
10 4 (0.17%) git-flow
10 4 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.17%) Wise Package Studio
10 4 (0.17%) WiX
11 3 (0.13%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.13%) ProC
12 1 (0.044%) Ant
12 1 (0.044%) ClearQuest
General
1 281 (12.26%) Finance
2 181 (7.90%) Public Sector
3 128 (5.58%) Banking
4 93 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 72 (3.14%) Retail
6 64 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.66%) Marketing
8 36 (1.57%) Electronics
9 35 (1.53%) Law
10 30 (1.31%) Advertising
11 24 (1.05%) Investment Banking
12 21 (0.92%) Legal
13 16 (0.70%) Financial Institution
14 15 (0.65%) Front Office
15 14 (0.61%) Back Office
16 11 (0.48%) Local Government
16 11 (0.48%) Publishing
17 9 (0.39%) Automotive
18 6 (0.26%) Games
18 6 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 492 (21.47%) Support Engineer
2 422 (18.41%) Desktop Support
3 415 (18.11%) Analyst
4 341 (14.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 279 (12.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 275 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
7 219 (9.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 216 (9.42%) IT Support
9 201 (8.77%) Support Analyst
10 200 (8.73%) Service Desk Analyst
11 199 (8.68%) Service Analyst
12 159 (6.94%) IT Engineer
13 154 (6.72%) Deployment Engineer
14 124 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 109 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
16 108 (4.71%) Applications Packager
17 101 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 97 (4.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 96 (4.19%) Rollout Engineer
20 95 (4.14%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (0.92%) Software Packaging
2 20 (0.87%) .NET
3 12 (0.52%) XML
4 11 (0.48%) Java RMI
5 9 (0.39%) ODBC
6 8 (0.35%) JDBC
7 6 (0.26%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.26%) LDAP
7 6 (0.26%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.22%) XMPP
9 4 (0.17%) JSON
10 3 (0.13%) COM
10 3 (0.13%) Universal Windows Platform
11 2 (0.087%) CSS
11 2 (0.087%) Flash
11 2 (0.087%) Web Services
12 1 (0.044%) ActiveX
12 1 (0.044%) DOM
12 1 (0.044%) J2EE
12 1 (0.044%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 105 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (3.97%) Driving Licence
3 82 (3.58%) Blackberry
4 68 (2.97%) NHS
5 67 (2.92%) iPhone
6 65 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 52 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
9 50 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 33 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 30 (1.31%) iPad
12 21 (0.92%) PKI
13 19 (0.83%) Fat Client
13 19 (0.83%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.65%) BYOD
14 15 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.65%) Clustering
15 14 (0.61%) AS400
15 14 (0.61%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,292 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,689 (73.69%) Windows 10
3 417 (18.19%) Windows Server
4 274 (11.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 250 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 224 (9.77%) Windows 8
7 177 (7.72%) Windows XP
8 128 (5.58%) Android
9 107 (4.67%) Apple iOS
10 89 (3.88%) Linux
11 86 (3.75%) Mac OS
12 64 (2.79%) Mac OS X
13 46 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 14 (0.61%) Unix
16 11 (0.48%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.44%) CentOS
18 9 (0.39%) AIX
19 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
20 5 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (22.16%) ITIL
2 429 (18.72%) Migration
3 207 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
4 140 (6.11%) Service Management
5 130 (5.67%) Application Packaging
6 122 (5.32%) Break/Fix
7 115 (5.02%) Time Management
8 96 (4.19%) ITSM
9 82 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 72 (3.14%) Incident Management
11 70 (3.05%) Asset Management
12 62 (2.71%) Mobile Device Management
12 62 (2.71%) Service Delivery
13 60 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (2.57%) User Acceptance Testing
15 55 (2.40%) Change Management
16 54 (2.36%) Business Intelligence
17 42 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
18 37 (1.61%) Problem Management
19 36 (1.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (10.17%) PowerShell
2 69 (3.01%) SQL
3 54 (2.36%) VBScript
4 21 (0.92%) VB
5 19 (0.83%) Python
5 19 (0.83%) VBA
6 17 (0.74%) C
7 15 (0.65%) C#
8 13 (0.57%) Java
9 12 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.26%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.17%) Apple Swift
11 4 (0.17%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.044%) AWK
12 1 (0.044%) Perl
12 1 (0.044%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.044%) VB6
Qualifications
1 279 (12.17%) Security Cleared
2 217 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 142 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
5 74 (3.23%) MCSE
6 65 (2.84%) DV Cleared
7 54 (2.36%) MCP
8 46 (2.01%) Degree
9 44 (1.92%) MCSA
10 27 (1.18%) DBS Check
11 24 (1.05%) A+ Certification
12 20 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
13 17 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (0.74%) MCITP
14 15 (0.65%) MCDST
15 13 (0.57%) CCNA
16 12 (0.52%) ISTQB
16 12 (0.52%) MCTS
17 8 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 6 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (9.86%) SLA
2 52 (2.27%) QA
3 9 (0.39%) GDPR
4 6 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.22%) PMO
6 4 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.087%) HL7
9 1 (0.044%) COBIT
9 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.044%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.044%) NIST
9 1 (0.044%) NIST 800
System Software
1 1,196 (52.18%) Active Directory
2 189 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 140 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 87 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 80 (3.49%) XenApp
6 61 (2.66%) XenDesktop
7 59 (2.57%) Virtual Desktop
8 38 (1.66%) BitLocker
9 35 (1.53%) vSphere
10 28 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
11 24 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 22 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
13 10 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.39%) VMware Server
15 7 (0.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (0.22%) Firmware
16 5 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (0.17%) Docker
18 3 (0.13%) LXC
18 3 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 668 (29.14%) SCCM
2 52 (2.27%) AirWatch
3 51 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (1.44%) WSUS
5 27 (1.18%) SCOM
6 25 (1.09%) Perfmon
7 20 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (0.48%) Ansible
10 11 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
11 10 (0.44%) vCenter Server
11 10 (0.44%) ZENworks
12 9 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (0.35%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.35%) Netcool
13 8 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
14 7 (0.31%) AppDNA
14 7 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 953 (41.58%) Microsoft
2 266 (11.61%) Citrix
3 258 (11.26%) VMware
4 161 (7.02%) Apple
5 143 (6.24%) Cisco
6 101 (4.41%) HP
7 98 (4.28%) Ivanti
8 87 (3.80%) ServiceNow
9 81 (3.53%) Dell
10 61 (2.66%) McAfee
11 49 (2.14%) Remedy
11 49 (2.14%) SAP
12 45 (1.96%) Bloomberg
13 43 (1.88%) Symantec
14 36 (1.57%) Google
15 31 (1.35%) Reuters
16 30 (1.31%) Sophos
17 29 (1.27%) Avaya
18 28 (1.22%) Lotus
19 27 (1.18%) Novell