Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 115 110
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -39
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,463 2,193 2,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.37% 2.14% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.26% 10.22% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,325 1,201 1,192
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -5.13%
10th Percentile £113 £108 £109
90th Percentile £438 £438 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £175 £178
% change year-on-year +14.29% -1.41% -11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 423 485
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +3.45% -4.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.00 £27.18 £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £14.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.75% -2.07% -3.33%

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 21,873 21,453 22,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 20.97% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,535 13,636 14,143
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,484 1,303 1,301
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.65 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.87% +7.39% -4.08%

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 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +7 2,222 £200 +11.11% 374
UK excluding London -8 1,479 £200 +14.29% 277
London +30 918 £200 +5.26% 114
North of England +10 363 £200 +42.86% 74
South East -30 350 £200 +11.11% 82
North West +28 210 £163 +8.33% 40
South West -9 209 £200 -20.00% 32
Midlands -11 200 £160 -26.86% 37
East of England +11 176 £163 -4.41% 35
Scotland +15 143 £225 +50.00% 8
Yorkshire -16 129 £250 +100.00% 31
East Midlands +25 112 £155 -27.06% 19
West Midlands -48 86 £161 -26.40% 18
Wales -40 35 £185 +5.70% 9
North East +2 24 £218 +8.75% 3
Northern Ireland +41 4 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 2,463 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,490 (60.50%) Windows 10
3 1,378 (55.95%) Active Directory
4 1,160 (47.10%) Microsoft
5 742 (30.13%) Microsoft Office
6 695 (28.22%) Office 365
7 670 (27.20%) SCCM
8 541 (21.97%) ITIL
9 426 (17.30%) Windows Server
10 425 (17.26%) VMware
11 407 (16.52%) Citrix
12 365 (14.82%) Migration
13 360 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 351 (14.25%) Finance
15 311 (12.63%) Windows 8
16 294 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
17 280 (11.37%) DNS
18 276 (11.21%) PowerShell
19 274 (11.12%) Apple
20 243 (9.87%) MS Exchange
20 243 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
21 231 (9.38%) Windows XP
22 219 (8.89%) Security Cleared
23 213 (8.65%) Cisco
24 207 (8.40%) LAN
24 207 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
25 206 (8.36%) DHCP
26 202 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
27 194 (7.88%) Microsoft App-V
28 176 (7.15%) HP

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 (9.87%) MS Exchange
2 139 (5.64%) SharePoint
3 114 (4.63%) Skype for Business
4 100 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 42 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 36 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 27 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (1.06%) IBM Notes
9 20 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (0.45%) IIS
12 10 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (0.37%) Apache
14 6 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.16%) Confluence
15 4 (0.16%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.12%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.12%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.081%) CMS
Applications
1 742 (30.13%) Microsoft Office
2 90 (3.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
7 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.12%) InVision
9 2 (0.081%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.081%) Houdini
9 2 (0.081%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.081%) Maya
9 2 (0.081%) NUKE
10 1 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.041%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 7 (0.28%) Eikon
2 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.20%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.12%) LatentZero
4 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.081%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.081%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.041%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.041%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.041%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.041%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.041%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.041%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 695 (28.22%) Office 365
2 138 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (1.87%) OneDrive
4 34 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (0.73%) Mimecast
7 13 (0.53%) IaaS
8 11 (0.45%) PaaS
9 10 (0.41%) G Suite
10 8 (0.32%) SaaS
11 5 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.081%) Slack
13 1 (0.041%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 280 (11.37%) DNS
2 207 (8.40%) LAN
3 206 (8.36%) DHCP
4 155 (6.29%) WAN
5 137 (5.56%) Skype
6 130 (5.28%) VPN
7 119 (4.83%) TCP/IP
8 103 (4.18%) Internet
9 99 (4.02%) Firewall
10 79 (3.21%) Wireless
11 63 (2.56%) VoIP
12 59 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
13 57 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
14 47 (1.91%) SAN
15 35 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
16 30 (1.22%) WebEx
17 28 (1.14%) NetScaler
18 27 (1.10%) Intranet
19 25 (1.02%) IP Telephony
20 18 (0.73%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.37%) Electronic Patient Records
7 8 (0.32%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.28%) GIS
8 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.20%) MySQL
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.16%) MS Access
12 3 (0.12%) OLTP
12 3 (0.12%) Power BI
13 2 (0.081%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 119 (4.83%) MSI
2 32 (1.30%) AdminStudio
3 25 (1.02%) InstallShield
4 19 (0.77%) HP UFT
4 19 (0.77%) WinRunner
5 12 (0.49%) Git (software)
6 11 (0.45%) WinDbg
7 10 (0.41%) JIRA
7 10 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
7 10 (0.41%) Xcode
8 7 (0.28%) Hudson
8 7 (0.28%) Subversion
9 5 (0.20%) Rational Team Concert
9 5 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.20%) Toad
9 5 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.12%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.081%) AutoIt
General
1 351 (14.25%) Finance
2 72 (2.92%) Banking
3 68 (2.76%) Retail
4 50 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 48 (1.95%) Law
6 43 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.22%) Publishing
8 25 (1.02%) Billing
8 25 (1.02%) Front Office
9 24 (0.97%) Legal
10 20 (0.81%) Marketing
11 19 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 18 (0.73%) Electronics
13 16 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.57%) Back Office
15 13 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
16 12 (0.49%) Advertising
17 11 (0.45%) French Language
18 10 (0.41%) Local Government
19 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 556 (22.57%) Analyst
2 547 (22.21%) Desktop Support
3 452 (18.35%) Support Engineer
4 312 (12.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 265 (10.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 264 (10.72%) IT Support
7 252 (10.23%) Support Analyst
8 245 (9.95%) Service Analyst
9 242 (9.83%) Service Desk Analyst
10 216 (8.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 155 (6.29%) Windows Engineer
12 132 (5.36%) Deployment Engineer
12 132 (5.36%) IT Analyst
13 124 (5.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 122 (4.95%) IT Engineer
15 111 (4.51%) Applications Packager
16 107 (4.34%) 1st Line Support
17 106 (4.30%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 100 (4.06%) IT Support Analyst
19 97 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (1.58%) .NET
2 25 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 18 (0.73%) LDAP
4 14 (0.57%) HTML
5 13 (0.53%) Web Services
6 12 (0.49%) XML
7 10 (0.41%) Middleware
7 10 (0.41%) Software Packaging
8 7 (0.28%) Cocoa
8 7 (0.28%) JSON
8 7 (0.28%) OCX
8 7 (0.28%) REST
8 7 (0.28%) SOAP
9 4 (0.16%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.16%) COM
9 4 (0.16%) XSL
10 3 (0.12%) CarPlay
10 3 (0.12%) Universal Windows Platform
10 3 (0.12%) XMPP
10 3 (0.12%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 153 (6.21%) Blackberry
2 126 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (4.34%) iPhone
4 101 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
5 82 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 82 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 80 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
7 67 (2.72%) Smartphone
8 63 (2.56%) iPad
8 63 (2.56%) NHS
9 52 (2.11%) Data Centre
10 33 (1.34%) Driving Licence
11 31 (1.26%) Clustering
12 27 (1.10%) User Experience
13 25 (1.02%) Computer Science
14 23 (0.93%) PKI
15 22 (0.89%) Management Information System
15 22 (0.89%) PDA
16 17 (0.69%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2,463 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,490 (60.50%) Windows 10
3 426 (17.30%) Windows Server
4 360 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 311 (12.63%) Windows 8
6 243 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 231 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 163 (6.62%) Apple iOS
9 131 (5.32%) Android
10 98 (3.98%) Mac OS X
11 92 (3.74%) Linux
11 92 (3.74%) Mac OS
12 83 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 42 (1.71%) Unix
14 35 (1.42%) Windows Vista
15 22 (0.89%) AIX
16 21 (0.85%) Windows 2000
17 19 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.65%) CentOS
19 14 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (21.97%) ITIL
2 365 (14.82%) Migration
3 202 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
4 162 (6.58%) Service Management
5 125 (5.08%) Application Packaging
6 122 (4.95%) Time Management
7 99 (4.02%) Change Management
8 90 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 88 (3.57%) ITSM
10 87 (3.53%) Asset Management
10 87 (3.53%) Service Delivery
11 82 (3.33%) Break/Fix
12 80 (3.25%) Incident Management
13 68 (2.76%) ITIL V3
13 68 (2.76%) Mobile Device Management
14 65 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
15 60 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
16 55 (2.23%) Patch Management
17 48 (1.95%) PRINCE2
18 47 (1.91%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 276 (11.21%) PowerShell
2 117 (4.75%) SQL
3 65 (2.64%) VB
4 63 (2.56%) VBScript
5 35 (1.42%) C
6 31 (1.26%) C#
7 28 (1.14%) C++
8 19 (0.77%) C++/CLI
9 15 (0.61%) Java
10 13 (0.53%) Python
10 13 (0.53%) T-SQL
11 12 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 11 (0.45%) Apple Swift
12 11 (0.45%) Objective-C
12 11 (0.45%) VBA
13 5 (0.20%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.12%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.081%) Perl
16 1 (0.041%) PHP
16 1 (0.041%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 219 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 207 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 163 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 112 (4.55%) MCSE
5 101 (4.10%) MCSA
6 92 (3.74%) MCP
7 70 (2.84%) Degree
8 62 (2.52%) DV Cleared
9 54 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
10 39 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 26 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.02%) A+ Certification
12 25 (1.02%) DBS Check
13 24 (0.97%) CCNA
14 21 (0.85%) ISTQB
14 21 (0.85%) MCDST
15 19 (0.77%) MCTS
16 17 (0.69%) HNC
17 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 10 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (6.82%) SLA
2 27 (1.10%) QA
3 20 (0.81%) PMO
4 12 (0.49%) HL7
5 6 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.081%) GMP
8 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.041%) COBIT
9 1 (0.041%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.041%) GDPR
9 1 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,378 (55.95%) Active Directory
2 294 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 194 (7.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 109 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 103 (4.18%) XenApp
6 99 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 97 (3.94%) XenDesktop
8 93 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
9 72 (2.92%) BitLocker
10 51 (2.07%) vSphere
11 39 (1.58%) VMware Workstation
12 24 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
14 18 (0.73%) XenServer
15 14 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (0.49%) NFS
16 12 (0.49%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.45%) DFS Replication
18 10 (0.41%) VMware NSX
19 9 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 670 (27.20%) SCCM
2 74 (3.00%) WSUS
3 55 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 54 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
5 47 (1.91%) AirWatch
6 39 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 39 (1.58%) SCOM
7 33 (1.34%) vCenter Server
8 30 (1.22%) Backup Exec
9 19 (0.77%) HP ALM
10 18 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
12 13 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (0.45%) Perfmon
14 10 (0.41%) NetBackup
14 10 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.32%) vRealize
16 7 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 7 (0.28%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1,160 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 425 (17.26%) VMware
3 407 (16.52%) Citrix
4 274 (11.12%) Apple
5 213 (8.65%) Cisco
6 176 (7.15%) HP
7 116 (4.71%) Ivanti
8 112 (4.55%) McAfee
9 70 (2.84%) ServiceNow
10 66 (2.68%) Wyse
11 65 (2.64%) Dell
11 65 (2.64%) Symantec
12 60 (2.44%) Bloomberg
13 52 (2.11%) Avaya
14 48 (1.95%) Sophos
15 41 (1.66%) Reuters
16 39 (1.58%) Polycom
17 38 (1.54%) Oracle
18 37 (1.50%) Altiris
19 34 (1.38%) Adobe