Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 131 114
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17 -51
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,269 1,873 2,339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 1.96% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.65% 9.45% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,210 966 1,176
UK median daily rate £225 £179 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.52% -10.38% -
10th Percentile £113 £106 £110
90th Percentile £438 £450 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £170 £190
% change year-on-year +35.29% -10.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 541 406 492
UK median hourly rate £16.20 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.72% - -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £21.88 £21.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.29% -6.67% +3.45%

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 21,297 19,825 24,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.72% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,273 12,473 15,329
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £190 £209
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,466 1,140 1,300
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.91 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.69% -3.56% +3.13%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +8 1,961 £215 +19.44% 314
UK excluding London -5 1,359 £230 +35.29% 247
London +39 837 £219 +9.38% 89
South East +4 341 £225 +50.00% 57
North of England +2 288 £213 +41.67% 82
Scotland +11 199 £273 +9.00% 14
Midlands -3 185 £250 +15.61% 25
South West -6 170 £250 - 29
North West +16 169 £175 +16.67% 38
East of England -21 135 £148 +11.11% 30
East Midlands +28 106 £300 +41.18% 11
Yorkshire -24 96 £310 +148.00% 37
West Midlands -47 78 £175 -19.08% 14
Wales -26 34 £250 +38.89% 9
North East -13 23 £208 - 7
Northern Ireland +32 7 £128 +64.52% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 2,269 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,403 (61.83%) Active Directory
3 1,281 (56.46%) Windows 10
4 1,103 (48.61%) Microsoft
5 677 (29.84%) SCCM
6 666 (29.35%) Microsoft Office
7 581 (25.61%) Office 365
8 486 (21.42%) ITIL
9 469 (20.67%) Citrix
10 457 (20.14%) Windows Server
11 449 (19.79%) VMware
12 417 (18.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 330 (14.54%) DNS
14 322 (14.19%) Migration
15 316 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 303 (13.35%) Finance
17 299 (13.18%) Windows 8
18 285 (12.56%) Security Cleared
19 273 (12.03%) MS Exchange
20 271 (11.94%) DHCP
21 254 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
22 248 (10.93%) PowerShell
23 234 (10.31%) SC Cleared
24 228 (10.05%) Windows XP
25 197 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
26 196 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
27 191 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
28 190 (8.37%) Apple
29 188 (8.29%) HP
30 186 (8.20%) LAN

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
1 273 (12.03%) MS Exchange
2 151 (6.65%) Skype for Business
3 134 (5.91%) SharePoint
4 128 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 53 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 27 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 18 (0.79%) IIS
10 16 (0.71%) IBM Notes
11 15 (0.66%) Apache
12 14 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.18%) CMS
15 4 (0.18%) Confluence
15 4 (0.18%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.13%) OpenStack
17 1 (0.044%) GroupWise
Applications
1 666 (29.35%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
7 4 (0.18%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.18%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.18%) Windchill
8 3 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.13%) InVision
9 2 (0.088%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.088%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.044%) InDesign
10 1 (0.044%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) Eikon
2 6 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.13%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.13%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 2 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.088%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.044%) assyst
6 1 (0.044%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.044%) Maximo
6 1 (0.044%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.044%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.044%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 581 (25.61%) Office 365
2 102 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.90%) OneDrive
4 29 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (0.71%) Mimecast
7 10 (0.44%) SaaS
8 9 (0.40%) G Suite
8 9 (0.40%) IaaS
9 8 (0.35%) PaaS
10 5 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.088%) Yammer
13 1 (0.044%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.044%) GitHub
13 1 (0.044%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.044%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.044%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 330 (14.54%) DNS
2 271 (11.94%) DHCP
3 186 (8.20%) LAN
4 153 (6.74%) WAN
5 145 (6.39%) Skype
6 137 (6.04%) VPN
7 132 (5.82%) TCP/IP
8 115 (5.07%) Firewall
9 85 (3.75%) Internet
10 63 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
10 63 (2.78%) Wireless
11 54 (2.38%) VoIP
12 53 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
13 50 (2.20%) SAN
14 31 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
15 30 (1.32%) 3G
16 26 (1.15%) NetScaler
17 20 (0.88%) IP Telephony
18 19 (0.84%) VLAN
19 18 (0.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.48%) GIS
5 10 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (0.40%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.35%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.26%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (0.22%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.22%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.18%) Power BI
12 3 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.13%) MySQL
12 3 (0.13%) OLTP
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 98 (4.32%) MSI
2 46 (2.03%) HP UFT
2 46 (2.03%) WinRunner
3 34 (1.50%) AdminStudio
4 25 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.66%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.62%) InstallShield
7 12 (0.53%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.48%) Rational Team Concert
8 11 (0.48%) Subversion
8 11 (0.48%) TestDirector
9 10 (0.44%) JIRA
10 9 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.31%) Hudson
12 6 (0.26%) Xcode
13 5 (0.22%) WinDbg
14 3 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.13%) Bitbucket
14 3 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
14 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 303 (13.35%) Finance
2 77 (3.39%) Banking
3 66 (2.91%) Retail
4 60 (2.64%) Law
5 38 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 35 (1.54%) Legal
6 35 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 24 (1.06%) Publishing
8 21 (0.93%) Back Office
9 19 (0.84%) Spanish Language
10 18 (0.79%) Advertising
10 18 (0.79%) Marketing
11 16 (0.71%) Front Office
12 13 (0.57%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.53%) Electronics
13 12 (0.53%) French Language
14 11 (0.48%) Automotive
15 10 (0.44%) Billing
15 10 (0.44%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 538 (23.71%) Analyst
2 499 (21.99%) Desktop Support
3 387 (17.06%) Support Engineer
4 273 (12.03%) 2nd Line Support
5 242 (10.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 221 (9.74%) Support Analyst
7 216 (9.52%) IT Support
8 214 (9.43%) Service Analyst
9 204 (8.99%) Service Desk Analyst
10 149 (6.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 140 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
12 122 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 114 (5.02%) IT Analyst
14 107 (4.72%) IT Engineer
15 98 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 89 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
17 85 (3.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 78 (3.44%) IT Support Analyst
19 77 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 75 (3.31%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.50%) .NET
2 18 (0.79%) HTML
3 16 (0.71%) XML
4 13 (0.57%) Software Packaging
5 11 (0.48%) .NET Framework
5 11 (0.48%) Web Services
6 8 (0.35%) COM
7 6 (0.26%) REST
8 5 (0.22%) LDAP
9 4 (0.18%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.18%) CSS
9 4 (0.18%) JSON
9 4 (0.18%) Middleware
9 4 (0.18%) SOAP
9 4 (0.18%) WPF
9 4 (0.18%) XSL
9 4 (0.18%) X-Windows
10 3 (0.13%) Cocoa
10 3 (0.13%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (0.13%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 150 (6.61%) Blackberry
2 131 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 103 (4.54%) iPhone
4 97 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 96 (4.23%) Fat Client
5 96 (4.23%) Thin Client
6 79 (3.48%) iPad
7 71 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
8 63 (2.78%) Data Centre
9 60 (2.64%) Smartphone
10 55 (2.42%) PDA
11 53 (2.34%) Clustering
12 34 (1.50%) Management Information System
13 31 (1.37%) Driving Licence
14 30 (1.32%) Computer Science
14 30 (1.32%) PKI
15 28 (1.23%) NHS
16 11 (0.48%) Mobile App
17 10 (0.44%) Fintech
18 9 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2,269 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,281 (56.46%) Windows 10
3 457 (20.14%) Windows Server
4 417 (18.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 299 (13.18%) Windows 8
6 254 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 228 (10.05%) Windows XP
8 163 (7.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 124 (5.46%) Apple iOS
10 112 (4.94%) Android
10 112 (4.94%) Linux
11 81 (3.57%) Mac OS X
12 72 (3.17%) Mac OS
13 55 (2.42%) AIX
14 43 (1.90%) Unix
15 28 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 26 (1.15%) Windows 2000
17 22 (0.97%) Solaris
18 15 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 14 (0.62%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (21.42%) ITIL
2 322 (14.19%) Migration
3 196 (8.64%) Problem-Solving
4 128 (5.64%) Change Management
5 127 (5.60%) Time Management
6 118 (5.20%) Service Management
7 104 (4.58%) Application Packaging
7 104 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 93 (4.10%) Break/Fix
9 83 (3.66%) Incident Management
10 78 (3.44%) Service Delivery
11 73 (3.22%) ITSM
12 72 (3.17%) ITIL V3
13 69 (3.04%) Mobile Device Management
14 64 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
15 60 (2.64%) Asset Management
16 55 (2.42%) Test Automation
17 53 (2.34%) Software Testing
18 52 (2.29%) Patch Management
18 52 (2.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 248 (10.93%) PowerShell
2 151 (6.65%) SQL
3 78 (3.44%) VB
4 67 (2.95%) VBScript
5 21 (0.93%) C++
5 21 (0.93%) T-SQL
6 19 (0.84%) C#
7 17 (0.75%) C
8 14 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 13 (0.57%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.44%) Apple Swift
10 10 (0.44%) Objective-C
11 8 (0.35%) Java
12 6 (0.26%) VBA
13 5 (0.22%) VB6
14 4 (0.18%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.13%) C++/CLI
15 3 (0.13%) Python
15 3 (0.13%) R
15 3 (0.13%) VC++
Qualifications
1 285 (12.56%) Security Cleared
2 234 (10.31%) SC Cleared
3 197 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (4.41%) MCSE
5 93 (4.10%) MCSA
6 73 (3.22%) MCP
7 71 (3.13%) Degree
8 49 (2.16%) DV Cleared
9 47 (2.07%) ISTQB
10 37 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 27 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (1.19%) MCTS
13 26 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 26 (1.15%) CCNA
14 25 (1.10%) A+ Certification
15 21 (0.93%) MCDST
16 19 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (0.84%) MCITP
17 14 (0.62%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (7.84%) SLA
2 33 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 31 (1.37%) QA
4 14 (0.62%) PMO
5 6 (0.26%) GDPR
6 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.13%) GxP
7 3 (0.13%) HL7
8 2 (0.088%) GMP
8 2 (0.088%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.088%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.044%) COBIT
9 1 (0.044%) ECSS
9 1 (0.044%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 1,403 (61.83%) Active Directory
2 316 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 191 (8.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 144 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
5 122 (5.38%) XenApp
6 115 (5.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 115 (5.07%) XenDesktop
7 113 (4.98%) Hyper-V
8 50 (2.20%) BitLocker
8 50 (2.20%) vSphere
9 44 (1.94%) XenServer
10 32 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
11 26 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (0.93%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.57%) Docker
14 5 (0.22%) NFS
14 5 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.22%) VMware NSX
14 5 (0.22%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.13%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 677 (29.84%) SCCM
2 95 (4.19%) WSUS
3 76 (3.35%) McAfee ePO
4 74 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 43 (1.90%) HP ALM
6 40 (1.76%) AirWatch
7 37 (1.63%) Microsoft Intune
8 31 (1.37%) SCOM
9 27 (1.19%) Backup Exec
9 27 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 27 (1.19%) vCenter Server
10 14 (0.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 12 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
12 10 (0.44%) Netcool
13 9 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
14 8 (0.35%) NetBackup
14 8 (0.35%) ZENworks
15 7 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 7 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
16 6 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1,103 (48.61%) Microsoft
2 469 (20.67%) Citrix
3 449 (19.79%) VMware
4 190 (8.37%) Apple
5 188 (8.29%) HP
6 171 (7.54%) Cisco
7 166 (7.32%) Ivanti
8 134 (5.91%) McAfee
9 67 (2.95%) ServiceNow
10 60 (2.64%) Dell
11 51 (2.25%) Bloomberg
12 50 (2.20%) Veritas
13 48 (2.12%) Symantec
13 48 (2.12%) Wyse
14 44 (1.94%) Remedy
15 36 (1.59%) Reuters
16 35 (1.54%) Sophos
17 34 (1.50%) Adobe
18 29 (1.28%) Veeam
19 26 (1.15%) Altiris