Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 129 103
Rank change year-on-year +3 -26 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,140 1,854 2,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.95% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.95% 9.44% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,140 969 1,243
UK median daily rate £225 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £110
90th Percentile £450 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £165 £198
% change year-on-year +39.39% -16.46% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 398 519
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.68% -5.33% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.30 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £21.25 £22.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.29% -6.67% +7.14%

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 21,500 19,636 24,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 20.67% 22.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,449 12,373 15,453
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £180 £199 £210
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,464 1,142 1,337
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +4.63%

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 17 July 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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 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 +6 1,848 £225 +28.57% 344
UK excluding London -17 1,290 £230 +39.39% 253
London +25 789 £225 +12.50% 111
South East -20 323 £225 +50.00% 54
North of England -12 273 £205 +36.67% 79
Midlands -3 187 £275 +37.50% 37
Scotland -1 186 £268 +10.31% 15
South West -9 151 £230 +10.18% 23
North West -6 147 £153 +1.67% 36
East of England -11 123 £150 +4.35% 40
East Midlands +33 111 £300 +9.09% 15
Yorkshire -17 102 £300 +140.00% 36
West Midlands -45 75 £194 +10.71% 22
Wales -20 40 £313 +73.61% 5
North East -12 24 £208 -17.82% 7
Northern Ireland +20 7 £128 +64.52%

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 2,140 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,327 (62.01%) Active Directory
3 1,209 (56.50%) Windows 10
4 1,012 (47.29%) Microsoft
5 655 (30.61%) Microsoft Office
6 629 (29.39%) SCCM
7 545 (25.47%) Office 365
8 451 (21.07%) Windows Server
9 435 (20.33%) ITIL
10 434 (20.28%) Citrix
11 422 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 413 (19.30%) VMware
13 317 (14.81%) Migration
14 312 (14.58%) DNS
15 299 (13.97%) Windows 8
16 286 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
17 278 (12.99%) MS Exchange
18 268 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
19 263 (12.29%) Security Cleared
20 261 (12.20%) DHCP
21 258 (12.06%) Finance
22 245 (11.45%) PowerShell
23 222 (10.37%) SC Cleared
24 212 (9.91%) Windows XP
25 190 (8.88%) SLA
26 186 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
27 182 (8.50%) HP
28 176 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
29 173 (8.08%) LAN
30 172 (8.04%) 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
1 278 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 156 (7.29%) Skype for Business
3 139 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 109 (5.09%) SharePoint
5 49 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (0.93%) IIS
9 19 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 17 (0.79%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (0.65%) Apache
13 11 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.19%) CMS
15 4 (0.19%) GroupWise
15 4 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.14%) Confluence
16 3 (0.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 655 (30.61%) Microsoft Office
2 85 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 47 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.47%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.19%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.19%) Windchill
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.093%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.093%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.093%) InVision
10 1 (0.047%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.047%) InDesign
10 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.047%) Revit
10 1 (0.047%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.33%) Eikon
2 6 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.23%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.19%) ENOVIA
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.14%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.14%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.093%) assyst
6 2 (0.093%) Primavera
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) Maximo
7 1 (0.047%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.047%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.047%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 545 (25.47%) Office 365
2 102 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.87%) OneDrive
4 24 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (0.65%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.56%) G Suite
8 11 (0.51%) SaaS
9 8 (0.37%) IaaS
10 7 (0.33%) PaaS
11 6 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.093%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.093%) Yammer
14 1 (0.047%) GitHub
14 1 (0.047%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.047%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 312 (14.58%) DNS
2 261 (12.20%) DHCP
3 173 (8.08%) LAN
4 152 (7.10%) VPN
5 145 (6.78%) WAN
6 140 (6.54%) Skype
7 121 (5.65%) TCP/IP
8 112 (5.23%) Firewall
9 83 (3.88%) Internet
10 58 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
11 52 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
12 51 (2.38%) VoIP
12 51 (2.38%) Wireless
13 47 (2.20%) SAN
14 30 (1.40%) 3G
15 25 (1.17%) NetScaler
16 23 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
17 22 (1.03%) IP Telephony
18 20 (0.93%) Intranet
18 20 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.33%) GIS
7 6 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.14%) Power BI
10 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.093%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.093%) MySQL
11 2 (0.093%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (0.047%) DB2
12 1 (0.047%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 79 (3.69%) MSI
2 39 (1.82%) HP UFT
2 39 (1.82%) WinRunner
3 25 (1.17%) AdminStudio
4 24 (1.12%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 11 (0.51%) Subversion
6 11 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.51%) TestDirector
6 11 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.42%) Hudson
7 9 (0.42%) JIRA
8 8 (0.37%) InstallShield
8 8 (0.37%) Rational Team Concert
9 5 (0.23%) WinDbg
9 5 (0.23%) Xcode
10 3 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.093%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.093%) WiX
General
1 258 (12.06%) Finance
2 67 (3.13%) Banking
3 63 (2.94%) Retail
4 60 (2.80%) Law
5 37 (1.73%) Legal
6 33 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.45%) Telecoms
8 24 (1.12%) Publishing
9 20 (0.93%) Back Office
10 19 (0.89%) Advertising
11 15 (0.70%) Investment Banking
12 14 (0.65%) Marketing
13 11 (0.51%) Automotive
13 11 (0.51%) French Language
13 11 (0.51%) Front Office
14 7 (0.33%) Billing
15 6 (0.28%) Electronics
15 6 (0.28%) Local Government
15 6 (0.28%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 514 (24.02%) Analyst
2 462 (21.59%) Desktop Support
3 359 (16.78%) Support Engineer
4 283 (13.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 217 (10.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 213 (9.95%) Support Analyst
7 206 (9.63%) Service Analyst
8 197 (9.21%) Service Desk Analyst
9 190 (8.88%) IT Support
10 143 (6.68%) Windows Engineer
11 129 (6.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 122 (5.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 104 (4.86%) IT Engineer
14 101 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 98 (4.58%) IT Analyst
16 92 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 91 (4.25%) 1st Line Support
18 75 (3.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 74 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 73 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.36%) .NET
2 19 (0.89%) XML
3 17 (0.79%) HTML
4 16 (0.75%) Software Packaging
5 13 (0.61%) Web Services
6 10 (0.47%) 802.1X
7 8 (0.37%) COM
8 7 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.28%) LDAP
9 6 (0.28%) REST
10 5 (0.23%) XMPP
10 5 (0.23%) X-Windows
11 4 (0.19%) CSS
11 4 (0.19%) JSON
11 4 (0.19%) Middleware
11 4 (0.19%) SOAP
11 4 (0.19%) WPF
11 4 (0.19%) XSL
12 3 (0.14%) OCX
12 3 (0.14%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 130 (6.07%) Blackberry
2 123 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.25%) iPhone
4 85 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 78 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 78 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 67 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
7 65 (3.04%) iPad
8 60 (2.80%) Data Centre
9 54 (2.52%) Smartphone
10 48 (2.24%) PDA
11 45 (2.10%) Clustering
12 37 (1.73%) Management Information System
13 32 (1.50%) Computer Science
13 32 (1.50%) PKI
14 27 (1.26%) Driving Licence
15 24 (1.12%) NHS
16 12 (0.56%) Mobile App
17 11 (0.51%) User Experience
18 8 (0.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,140 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,209 (56.50%) Windows 10
3 451 (21.07%) Windows Server
4 422 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 299 (13.97%) Windows 8
6 268 (12.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 212 (9.91%) Windows XP
8 170 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 110 (5.14%) Android
9 110 (5.14%) Linux
10 109 (5.09%) Apple iOS
11 71 (3.32%) Mac OS X
12 69 (3.22%) Mac OS
13 49 (2.29%) AIX
14 42 (1.96%) Unix
15 31 (1.45%) Windows Vista
16 23 (1.07%) Windows 2000
17 19 (0.89%) Solaris
18 13 (0.61%) Windows Phone
19 12 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (20.33%) ITIL
2 317 (14.81%) Migration
3 176 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
4 131 (6.12%) Time Management
5 108 (5.05%) Change Management
6 97 (4.53%) Service Management
7 92 (4.30%) Break/Fix
8 83 (3.88%) Application Packaging
9 73 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 70 (3.27%) ITSM
11 69 (3.22%) ITIL V3
12 65 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
12 65 (3.04%) Service Delivery
13 57 (2.66%) Asset Management
13 57 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
13 57 (2.66%) Software Deployment
14 53 (2.48%) Problem Management
15 48 (2.24%) Software Testing
15 48 (2.24%) Test Automation
16 46 (2.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 245 (11.45%) PowerShell
2 147 (6.87%) SQL
3 72 (3.36%) VB
4 70 (3.27%) VBScript
5 19 (0.89%) T-SQL
6 17 (0.79%) C#
7 15 (0.70%) C++
8 14 (0.65%) Bash Shell
8 14 (0.65%) C
9 13 (0.61%) Java
9 13 (0.61%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.42%) Apple Swift
10 9 (0.42%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.37%) VBA
12 6 (0.28%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.23%) R
13 5 (0.23%) VB6
14 4 (0.19%) XPath
15 3 (0.14%) Python
15 3 (0.14%) VC++
Qualifications
1 263 (12.29%) Security Cleared
2 222 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 186 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (4.63%) MCSE
5 79 (3.69%) MCSA
6 72 (3.36%) Degree
7 71 (3.32%) MCP
8 42 (1.96%) ISTQB
9 40 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (1.54%) DV Cleared
12 31 (1.45%) CCNA
13 30 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 26 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
15 25 (1.17%) A+ Certification
16 19 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
17 18 (0.84%) MCDST
17 18 (0.84%) MCTS
17 18 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 17 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 190 (8.88%) SLA
2 32 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.17%) QA
4 14 (0.65%) PMO
5 6 (0.28%) GDPR
6 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.14%) GxP
8 3 (0.14%) HL7
8 3 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.093%) GMP
9 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.047%) COBIT
10 1 (0.047%) ECSS
System Software
1 1,327 (62.01%) Active Directory
2 286 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 158 (7.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 131 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 115 (5.37%) Hyper-V
6 112 (5.23%) XenApp
7 106 (4.95%) XenDesktop
8 90 (4.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 59 (2.76%) vSphere
10 44 (2.06%) BitLocker
11 40 (1.87%) XenServer
12 35 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
13 28 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
14 21 (0.98%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.65%) Docker
16 5 (0.23%) NFS
16 5 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.19%) Firmware
17 4 (0.19%) Terminal Server
18 3 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 629 (29.39%) SCCM
2 83 (3.88%) WSUS
3 77 (3.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 62 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
5 47 (2.20%) AirWatch
6 36 (1.68%) HP ALM
7 32 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 28 (1.31%) SCOM
9 27 (1.26%) Backup Exec
10 25 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
11 22 (1.03%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
13 10 (0.47%) Jamf Pro
14 9 (0.42%) Netcool
15 8 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 7 (0.33%) NetBackup
17 6 (0.28%) DameWare
17 6 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
17 6 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1,012 (47.29%) Microsoft
2 434 (20.28%) Citrix
3 413 (19.30%) VMware
4 182 (8.50%) HP
5 172 (8.04%) Cisco
6 159 (7.43%) Apple
7 151 (7.06%) Ivanti
8 105 (4.91%) McAfee
9 70 (3.27%) ServiceNow
10 62 (2.90%) Dell
11 48 (2.24%) Symantec
12 44 (2.06%) Veritas
13 42 (1.96%) Bloomberg
13 42 (1.96%) Remedy
14 39 (1.82%) Wyse
15 33 (1.54%) Adobe
15 33 (1.54%) NetApp
15 33 (1.54%) Sophos
16 29 (1.36%) Reuters
17 25 (1.17%) Oracle