Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 107 60
Rank change year-on-year -24 -47 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1851 2427 3574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 2.21% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 9.88% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 1229 1754
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 £440 £436 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £190 £210
% change year-on-year -13.16% -9.52% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 511 845
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.33% - -
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.44 £10.38
90th Percentile £21.25 £22.50 £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -4.18%

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 19663 24565 24757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 22.33% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12400 15460 14359
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £193 £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 1140 1303 1958
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -31 1648 £175 -12.72% 242
UK excluding London -8 1239 £165 -13.16% 174
London -40 579 £200 -8.05% 78
South East -26 310 £150 -28.99% 48
North of England +37 256 £143 -34.48% 62
Midlands +7 177 £206 +37.50% 20
South West -11 165 £238 +13.91% 17
East of England -29 158 £145 -16.67% 17
North West +25 121 £150 -15.49% 36
Scotland +20 120 £243 +27.63% 4
West Midlands +2 108 £163 +20.37% 11
Yorkshire +41 106 £125 -13.79% 22
East Midlands -9 69 £275 +52.78% 9
Wales -17 45 £180 +30.91% 4
North East +11 29 £253 +9.78% 4
Northern Ireland -43 6 £78 -38.00%
Channel Islands - 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 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 1851 (100.00%) Windows
2 1081 (58.40%) Active Directory
3 857 (46.30%) Microsoft
4 643 (34.74%) Windows 10
5 596 (32.20%) Microsoft Office
6 416 (22.47%) SCCM
7 400 (21.61%) ITIL
8 395 (21.34%) Windows Server
9 360 (19.45%) Office 365
10 309 (16.69%) Citrix
11 308 (16.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 307 (16.59%) Windows 8
13 300 (16.21%) VMware
14 264 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 243 (13.13%) MS Exchange
16 213 (11.51%) Migration
17 212 (11.45%) Security Cleared
18 200 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
19 189 (10.21%) Cisco
20 182 (9.83%) Blackberry
21 180 (9.72%) Windows XP
22 168 (9.08%) DNS
23 161 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
24 157 (8.48%) PowerShell
25 156 (8.43%) Finance
26 155 (8.37%) HP
27 152 (8.21%) SLA
27 152 (8.21%) TCP/IP
28 150 (8.10%) SC Cleared
29 148 (8.00%) 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 (13.13%) MS Exchange
2 123 (6.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (5.73%) SharePoint
4 94 (5.08%) Skype for Business
5 72 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 57 (3.08%) IBM Notes
7 42 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 34 (1.84%) IIS
10 19 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.76%) CMS
11 14 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.32%) GroupWise
14 5 (0.27%) Moodle
15 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.11%) Apache
16 2 (0.11%) LiveLink
Applications
1 596 (32.20%) Microsoft Office
2 61 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.38%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.22%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 3 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.16%) Houdini
9 3 (0.16%) InDesign
9 3 (0.16%) Maya
9 3 (0.16%) NUKE
9 3 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 15 (0.81%) Eikon
2 9 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.22%) SystmOne
4 4 (0.22%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.16%) Pegasus Opera
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.054%) assyst
7 1 (0.054%) Demantra
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle 11i
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
1 360 (19.45%) Office 365
2 54 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.46%) OneDrive
4 11 (0.59%) Mimecast
5 9 (0.49%) SaaS
6 8 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (0.43%) IaaS
7 5 (0.27%) Yammer
8 3 (0.16%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.16%) PaaS
9 2 (0.11%) G Suite
10 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.054%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 168 (9.08%) DNS
2 152 (8.21%) TCP/IP
3 148 (8.00%) VPN
4 135 (7.29%) LAN
5 134 (7.24%) DHCP
6 118 (6.37%) WAN
7 94 (5.08%) Firewall
8 71 (3.84%) Remote Desktop
9 70 (3.78%) SAN
9 70 (3.78%) Skype
10 66 (3.57%) Internet
11 57 (3.08%) VoIP
12 49 (2.65%) Wireless
13 42 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
14 37 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
15 29 (1.57%) HTTP
16 28 (1.51%) SSL
17 27 (1.46%) VLAN
18 25 (1.35%) HTTPS
19 19 (1.03%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (0.32%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.27%) MS Access
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.16%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.11%) Big Data
10 2 (0.11%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.11%) GIS
10 2 (0.11%) MySQL
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.054%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.054%) Informix
11 1 (0.054%) OLAP
11 1 (0.054%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (2.54%) 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%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.054%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.054%) JIRA
7 1 (0.054%) Redmine
7 1 (0.054%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.054%) WiX
General
1 156 (8.43%) Finance
2 61 (3.30%) Banking
3 55 (2.97%) Legal
4 39 (2.11%) Law
5 36 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 28 (1.51%) Retail
7 27 (1.46%) Front Office
8 26 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 14 (0.76%) Local Government
10 13 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.54%) Marketing
12 8 (0.43%) Advertising
12 8 (0.43%) Back Office
12 8 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.38%) Electronics
14 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.27%) Italian Language
15 4 (0.22%) Automotive
15 4 (0.22%) Military
15 4 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 462 (24.96%) Analyst
2 411 (22.20%) Support Engineer
3 363 (19.61%) Desktop Support
4 286 (15.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 222 (11.99%) Service Analyst
6 220 (11.89%) Service Desk Analyst
7 199 (10.75%) Desktop Engineer
8 196 (10.59%) Support Analyst
9 187 (10.10%) IT Support
10 150 (8.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 148 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 144 (7.78%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 129 (6.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 118 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
15 116 (6.27%) 1st Line Support
16 105 (5.67%) IT Engineer
16 105 (5.67%) Service Desk Support
17 101 (5.46%) IT Analyst
18 71 (3.84%) IT Support Analyst
18 71 (3.84%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.78%) .NET
2 32 (1.73%) XML
3 14 (0.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 14 (0.76%) STL
4 11 (0.59%) HTML
5 6 (0.32%) HTML5
5 6 (0.32%) SOAP
5 6 (0.32%) Web Services
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%) Electron Framework
9 2 (0.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 182 (9.83%) Blackberry
2 135 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (3.73%) iPhone
4 67 (3.62%) Smartphone
5 63 (3.40%) iPad
6 62 (3.35%) Video Conferencing
7 45 (2.43%) Driving Licence
8 40 (2.16%) Data Centre
9 37 (2.00%) BYOD
10 32 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.35%) NHS
12 24 (1.30%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.30%) Fat Client
12 24 (1.30%) Thin Client
13 17 (0.92%) Fixed Income
13 17 (0.92%) Replication
14 16 (0.86%) Computer Science
14 16 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (0.76%) Derivative
16 13 (0.70%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 1851 (100.00%) Windows
2 643 (34.74%) Windows 10
3 395 (21.34%) Windows Server
4 308 (16.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 307 (16.59%) Windows 8
6 264 (14.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 180 (9.72%) Windows XP
8 136 (7.35%) Android
9 112 (6.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 83 (4.48%) Linux
11 81 (4.38%) Apple iOS
12 68 (3.67%) Mac OS X
13 58 (3.13%) Mac OS
14 23 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (1.13%) Unix
16 17 (0.92%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.86%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.81%) Windows 2000
19 10 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
20 9 (0.49%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 400 (21.61%) ITIL
2 213 (11.51%) Migration
3 84 (4.54%) Incident Management
4 69 (3.73%) Service Management
5 58 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 57 (3.08%) Time Management
7 56 (3.03%) Project Management
8 55 (2.97%) Configuration Management
9 51 (2.76%) Asset Management
9 51 (2.76%) Patch Management
10 49 (2.65%) Application Packaging
11 48 (2.59%) Data Migration
12 47 (2.54%) Break/Fix
13 44 (2.38%) ITSM
14 43 (2.32%) Software Distribution
15 39 (2.11%) Change Management
15 39 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
16 38 (2.05%) Problem Management
17 37 (2.00%) Coaching
17 37 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 157 (8.48%) PowerShell
2 109 (5.89%) SQL
3 41 (2.22%) VBScript
4 30 (1.62%) C
5 27 (1.46%) Python
6 26 (1.40%) VB
7 21 (1.13%) C#
8 17 (0.92%) C++
9 15 (0.81%) REXX
9 15 (0.81%) Tcl
10 12 (0.65%) Java
11 9 (0.49%) 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%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 212 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 161 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 150 (8.10%) SC Cleared
4 70 (3.78%) MCSE
5 59 (3.19%) MCP
6 52 (2.81%) Degree
7 40 (2.16%) MCSA
8 38 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (1.94%) CCNA
10 35 (1.89%) MCITP
11 34 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (1.78%) DV Cleared
13 26 (1.40%) DBS Check
14 21 (1.13%) MCDST
15 20 (1.08%) A+ Certification
16 18 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 16 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 14 (0.76%) MCTS
19 12 (0.65%) SSCP
20 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (8.21%) SLA
2 15 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.70%) QA
4 12 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.16%) PMO
7 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.11%) ECSS
8 1 (0.054%) BS25999
8 1 (0.054%) GxP
8 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.054%) MiFID
8 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1081 (58.40%) Active Directory
2 200 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 86 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 76 (4.11%) XenApp
6 46 (2.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 44 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 39 (2.11%) vSphere
9 29 (1.57%) BitLocker
10 17 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (0.76%) XenServer
12 10 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (0.38%) Samba
15 6 (0.32%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.22%) NFS
16 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.16%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 416 (22.47%) SCCM
2 43 (2.32%) WSUS
3 34 (1.84%) AirWatch
4 29 (1.57%) SCOM
5 25 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 21 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 17 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 16 (0.86%) Backup Exec
9 16 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 16 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 15 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (0.76%) NetBackup
12 9 (0.49%) DameWare
12 9 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
13 7 (0.38%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.27%) Ansible
14 5 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.27%) Netcool
Vendors
1 857 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 309 (16.69%) Citrix
3 300 (16.21%) VMware
4 189 (10.21%) Cisco
5 155 (8.37%) HP
6 142 (7.67%) Apple
7 80 (4.32%) Dell
8 65 (3.51%) Symantec
9 56 (3.03%) Lotus
10 55 (2.97%) LANDesk
11 50 (2.70%) Bloomberg
12 44 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 41 (2.22%) Reuters
14 39 (2.11%) AppSense
15 37 (2.00%) McAfee
16 35 (1.89%) Remedy
17 30 (1.62%) Sophos
18 28 (1.51%) Altiris
19 27 (1.46%) NetApp
20 26 (1.40%) MobileIron
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Rate: £70 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
LA International
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.30 - £16.20 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Modis International
Rate: £19 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Posted: 5 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £16.5 - £17.5 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £13 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chepstow, Gwent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150.0 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Roc Search
Rate: £120 - £130 per day + Mileage Expenses (INSIDE IR35)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £100.00 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £27.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wednesbury, West Midlands (County)
Seconique PLC
Rate: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago