Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 282 77 120
Rank change year-on-year -205 +43 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 428 1,873 2,144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 2.84% 2.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.21% 13.80% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 1,166 1,244
Median daily rate £200 £180 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -11.39%
10th Percentile £113 £120 £110
90th Percentile £477 £468 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £175 £175
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 312 453
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.96 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.38% +9.39% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £19.43 £21.31 £20.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year -14.88% +5.73% -

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 8,220 13,575 20,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 20.55% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,330 8,704 12,936
Median daily rate £446 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.25% -3.94% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £618 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 1,045 1,229
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.24% +2.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.03% +4.38% +3.29%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows 7.

Hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows 7 over the 6 months to 7 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 18 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 7 March 2021. 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 -173 356 £200 +12.68% 71
UK excluding London -100 293 £180 +2.86% 59
London -156 102 £235 +17.50% 18
South East -54 81 £323 +84.29% 16
Midlands -40 59 £160 +3.23% 9
West Midlands -15 46 £160 -3.03% 8
North of England -57 46 £178 +2.90% 16
Work from Home -208 44 £350 -10.54% 9
South West -54 39 £190 +8.57% 4
North West -35 37 £178 +4.41% 9
Scotland -61 28 £118 -26.61% 4
East of England -18 21 £155 -24.39% 8
Wales -30 15 £115 -48.89% 2
East Midlands -33 13 £140 -6.67% 1
North East +16 5 £265 -45.92% 1
Northern Ireland -1 4 £155 +12.73%
Yorkshire -24 4 £140 -26.32% 6
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 428 (100.00%) Windows
2 346 (80.84%) Windows 10
3 220 (51.40%) Active Directory
4 175 (40.89%) Microsoft
5 152 (35.51%) Microsoft 365
6 117 (27.34%) Microsoft Office
7 113 (26.40%) SCCM
8 84 (19.63%) ITIL
9 83 (19.39%) Migration
10 69 (16.12%) Windows Server
11 63 (14.72%) VMware
12 62 (14.49%) Security Cleared
12 62 (14.49%) Windows 8
13 58 (13.55%) VPN
14 54 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 50 (11.68%) Cisco
16 49 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
17 48 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
18 44 (10.28%) DNS
19 43 (10.05%) Citrix
19 43 (10.05%) SC Cleared
20 42 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (9.58%) Windows Server 2016
21 41 (9.58%) DHCP
22 39 (9.11%) Apple
23 37 (8.64%) PowerShell
23 37 (8.64%) Azure
24 34 (7.94%) Public Sector
25 31 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
25 31 (7.24%) SQL Server

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 28 (6.54%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.50%) ArcGIS
4 10 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.23%) CMS
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 117 (27.34%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (3.50%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.23%) ION MarketView
1 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 152 (35.51%) Microsoft 365
2 37 (8.64%) Azure
3 14 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.87%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.64%) AWS
6 5 (1.17%) IaaS
7 4 (0.93%) SaaS
8 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.47%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) G Suite
9 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.23%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.55%) VPN
2 44 (10.28%) DNS
3 41 (9.58%) DHCP
4 25 (5.84%) LAN
4 25 (5.84%) WAN
5 24 (5.61%) Wireless
6 23 (5.37%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.21%) Firewall
8 17 (3.97%) Internet
9 16 (3.74%) NetScaler
10 12 (2.80%) VoIP
11 10 (2.34%) 802.11
11 10 (2.34%) Skype
11 10 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (2.10%) Network Security
12 9 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.40%) WebEx
14 5 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.17%) IP Telephony
15 4 (0.93%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.10%) GIS
3 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.23%) Power BI
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.40%) MSI
2 5 (1.17%) Hudson
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.23%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (7.94%) Public Sector
2 27 (6.31%) Finance
3 19 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.27%) Retail
5 12 (2.80%) Banking
6 4 (0.93%) Back Office
6 4 (0.93%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.70%) Electronics
7 3 (0.70%) Front Office
7 3 (0.70%) Legal
8 2 (0.47%) Billing
8 2 (0.47%) French Language
8 2 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (21.26%) Support Engineer
2 64 (14.95%) Analyst
2 64 (14.95%) Desktop Support
3 58 (13.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 53 (12.38%) IT Support
5 50 (11.68%) Windows Engineer
6 44 (10.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 38 (8.88%) Service Analyst
8 37 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 36 (8.41%) IT Engineer
10 29 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
11 27 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (6.07%) Deployment Engineer
13 25 (5.84%) IT Support Engineer
14 21 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 21 (4.91%) Support Analyst
15 18 (4.21%) Windows Deployment Engineer
16 15 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.50%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.34%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.47%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.23%) .NET
3 1 (0.23%) COM
3 1 (0.23%) CSS
3 1 (0.23%) HTML
3 1 (0.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (4.91%) NHS
2 20 (4.67%) Smartphone
3 16 (3.74%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (3.04%) Driving Licence
6 12 (2.80%) Blackberry
7 10 (2.34%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.34%) iPhone
7 10 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.40%) iPad
10 5 (1.17%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.17%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.93%) CCTV
11 4 (0.93%) User Experience
12 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.70%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.47%) PDA
13 2 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 428 (100.00%) Windows
2 346 (80.84%) Windows 10
3 69 (16.12%) Windows Server
4 62 (14.49%) Windows 8
5 49 (11.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (9.58%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (5.84%) Android
9 23 (5.37%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (5.14%) Apple iOS
11 19 (4.44%) Linux
11 19 (4.44%) Windows XP
12 16 (3.74%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.17%) CentOS
13 5 (1.17%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.47%) Unix
16 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.63%) ITIL
2 83 (19.39%) Migration
3 42 (9.81%) Problem-Solving
4 27 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 22 (5.14%) ITSM
6 17 (3.97%) Change Management
7 16 (3.74%) Break/Fix
7 16 (3.74%) Project Delivery
8 15 (3.50%) Data Migration
8 15 (3.50%) Incident Management
8 15 (3.50%) Information Security
9 14 (3.27%) Line Management
9 14 (3.27%) Service Design
9 14 (3.27%) Systems Engineering
9 14 (3.27%) Test Scripting
10 13 (3.04%) Application Packaging
10 13 (3.04%) Patch Management
10 13 (3.04%) Project Management
10 13 (3.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 12 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.64%) PowerShell
2 22 (5.14%) C
3 18 (4.21%) VB
4 14 (3.27%) SQL
5 3 (0.70%) VBScript
6 2 (0.47%) C++
6 2 (0.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (14.49%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.05%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.27%) MCSE
6 13 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (1.40%) Degree
9 5 (1.17%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.17%) MCP
10 4 (0.93%) MCSA
11 3 (0.70%) CCNA
11 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.47%) CCNP
13 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.23%) HNC
13 1 (0.23%) PMP
13 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.07%) SLA
2 2 (0.47%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.47%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) DICOM
3 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 220 (51.40%) Active Directory
2 54 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.97%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.04%) BitLocker
4 13 (3.04%) vSphere
5 12 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (2.34%) VMware NSX
7 8 (1.87%) XenApp
8 7 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.70%) Firmware
11 3 (0.70%) KVM
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.23%) LXC
13 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 113 (26.40%) SCCM
2 23 (5.37%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (3.50%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.34%) Ansible
5 6 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.40%) WSUS
6 5 (1.17%) SCOM
7 4 (0.93%) MaaS360
7 4 (0.93%) Nessus
7 4 (0.93%) QRadar
7 4 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.70%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.47%) ThinApp
10 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.23%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 175 (40.89%) Microsoft
2 63 (14.72%) VMware
3 50 (11.68%) Cisco
4 43 (10.05%) Citrix
5 39 (9.11%) Apple
6 24 (5.61%) Ivanti
7 23 (5.37%) ServiceNow
8 22 (5.14%) HP
9 18 (4.21%) Sophos
10 17 (3.97%) Oracle
11 16 (3.74%) Lumension
12 15 (3.50%) ESRI
13 14 (3.27%) Remedy
14 13 (3.04%) Symantec
15 12 (2.80%) McAfee
16 10 (2.34%) Dell
17 6 (1.40%) Bloomberg
17 6 (1.40%) Twitter
18 5 (1.17%) MobileIron
18 5 (1.17%) Veeam