Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 112 110
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,305 2,243 2,118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.31% 2.25% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.05% 10.85% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,256 1,234 1,108
UK median daily rate £185 £190 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +2.70% -1.99%
10th Percentile £113 £110 £110
90th Percentile £425 £450 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £180 £195
% change year-on-year -2.64% -7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 445 459
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £23.50 £29.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.65 £14.15
% change year-on-year +2.39% +3.57% -5.70%

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 20,853 20,678 20,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.93% 20.76% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,009 13,192 12,636
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +0.94%
10th Percentile £160 £168 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,352 1,266 1,271
UK median hourly rate £17.39 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.22% +5.64% -2.48%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.61
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.36% +3.13% -3.03%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -2 2,084 £188 -1.32% 285
UK excluding London -10 1,427 £175 -2.64% 197
London +2 816 £190 -5.00% 106
South East -24 353 £195 +8.33% 49
North of England +7 350 £200 +40.35% 60
South West -5 238 £172 -31.40% 17
North West +22 188 £175 -2.78% 41
Midlands -24 177 £160 -28.89% 28
East of England +13 145 £170 -27.27% 25
Scotland +16 128 £163 -1.52% 10
Yorkshire -27 119 £200 +53.85% 14
East Midlands +6 89 £140 -37.78% 15
West Midlands -47 87 £175 -24.32% 13
North East +16 43 £200 - 5
Wales -40 35 £185 +5.70% 7
Northern Ireland +22 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 2,305 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,447 (62.78%) Windows 10
3 1,244 (53.97%) Active Directory
4 1,065 (46.20%) Microsoft
5 709 (30.76%) Microsoft Office
6 677 (29.37%) Office 365
7 599 (25.99%) SCCM
8 467 (20.26%) ITIL
9 367 (15.92%) Windows Server
10 366 (15.88%) VMware
11 351 (15.23%) Citrix
12 345 (14.97%) Migration
13 318 (13.80%) Windows 8
14 301 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 301 (13.06%) Finance
15 260 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
16 239 (10.37%) Apple
17 232 (10.07%) DNS
18 225 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
19 217 (9.41%) MS Exchange
20 209 (9.07%) PowerShell
21 206 (8.94%) Windows XP
22 200 (8.68%) LAN
22 200 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
23 189 (8.20%) Cisco
24 184 (7.98%) Security Cleared
25 171 (7.42%) DHCP
26 168 (7.29%) Service Management
27 167 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
27 167 (7.25%) SLA

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
1 217 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 118 (5.12%) SharePoint
3 96 (4.16%) Skype for Business
4 75 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
8 23 (1.00%) IBM Notes
9 14 (0.61%) IIS
10 13 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.26%) Apache
13 5 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.13%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.087%) CMS
16 2 (0.087%) WebSphere
17 1 (0.043%) Confluence
17 1 (0.043%) Site Server
17 1 (0.043%) Tomcat
Applications
1 709 (30.76%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (3.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
6 4 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.13%) Maya
7 3 (0.13%) NUKE
8 2 (0.087%) Houdini
8 2 (0.087%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.087%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.087%) Shockwave
8 2 (0.087%) Siemens NX
9 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.043%) CATIA
9 1 (0.043%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.043%) InVision
9 1 (0.043%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.35%) Eikon
2 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.22%) thinkFolio
4 4 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.087%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.087%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.043%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.043%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.043%) SystmOne
7 1 (0.043%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.043%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 677 (29.37%) Office 365
2 125 (5.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.48%) OneDrive
4 28 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (0.52%) IaaS
7 11 (0.48%) SaaS
8 9 (0.39%) G Suite
8 9 (0.39%) Mimecast
8 9 (0.39%) PaaS
9 2 (0.087%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.043%) iTunes
10 1 (0.043%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 232 (10.07%) DNS
2 200 (8.68%) LAN
3 171 (7.42%) DHCP
4 148 (6.42%) WAN
5 133 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 131 (5.68%) Skype
6 131 (5.68%) VPN
7 106 (4.60%) Internet
8 81 (3.51%) Firewall
9 71 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
10 61 (2.65%) VoIP
11 59 (2.56%) Wireless
12 50 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
13 46 (2.00%) SAN
14 30 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 26 (1.13%) Intranet
16 24 (1.04%) WebEx
17 23 (1.00%) IP Telephony
17 23 (1.00%) NetScaler
18 16 (0.69%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (3.04%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
5 10 (0.43%) Oracle Database
6 9 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.22%) GIS
7 5 (0.22%) MS Access
7 5 (0.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (0.22%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (0.17%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.17%) MySQL
9 3 (0.13%) OLTP
9 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.087%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 111 (4.82%) MSI
2 42 (1.82%) AdminStudio
3 31 (1.34%) InstallShield
4 15 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
5 9 (0.39%) HP UFT
5 9 (0.39%) WinDbg
5 9 (0.39%) WinRunner
6 8 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.35%) Hudson
6 8 (0.35%) Xcode
7 7 (0.30%) Subversion
8 6 (0.26%) JIRA
8 6 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.22%) Toad
10 4 (0.17%) Rational Team Concert
10 4 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.087%) AutoIt
12 2 (0.087%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 1 (0.043%) Ant
General
1 301 (13.06%) Finance
2 75 (3.25%) Banking
3 59 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.13%) Law
5 42 (1.82%) Retail
6 41 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.30%) Publishing
8 29 (1.26%) Legal
9 24 (1.04%) Billing
10 21 (0.91%) Front Office
11 19 (0.82%) Marketing
12 18 (0.78%) Electronics
13 17 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
14 15 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.61%) Local Government
15 14 (0.61%) Spanish Language
16 12 (0.52%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.48%) Back Office
18 7 (0.30%) Advertising
18 7 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 528 (22.91%) Analyst
2 455 (19.74%) Support Engineer
3 398 (17.27%) Desktop Support
4 332 (14.40%) Desktop Engineer
5 256 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 254 (11.02%) Service Desk Analyst
7 253 (10.98%) IT Support
8 240 (10.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 238 (10.33%) Support Analyst
10 234 (10.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 168 (7.29%) Windows Engineer
12 141 (6.12%) Deployment Engineer
13 137 (5.94%) IT Analyst
14 135 (5.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 124 (5.38%) Applications Packager
16 105 (4.56%) IT Engineer
17 104 (4.51%) IT Support Analyst
18 101 (4.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 97 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
20 89 (3.86%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (1.78%) .NET
2 30 (1.30%) .NET Framework
3 15 (0.65%) LDAP
4 11 (0.48%) HTML
4 11 (0.48%) Web Services
4 11 (0.48%) XML
5 9 (0.39%) OCX
5 9 (0.39%) Software Packaging
6 8 (0.35%) 802.1X
6 8 (0.35%) Middleware
7 7 (0.30%) Cocoa
7 7 (0.30%) JSON
7 7 (0.30%) REST
7 7 (0.30%) SOAP
8 3 (0.13%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.13%) Universal Windows Platform
8 3 (0.13%) Yocto
9 2 (0.087%) Flash
9 2 (0.087%) Java RMI
9 2 (0.087%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 128 (5.55%) Blackberry
2 104 (4.51%) iPhone
3 102 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
4 83 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 80 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
6 67 (2.91%) Smartphone
7 60 (2.60%) Fat Client
7 60 (2.60%) Thin Client
8 58 (2.52%) iPad
9 57 (2.47%) NHS
10 50 (2.17%) Data Centre
11 32 (1.39%) Driving Licence
12 30 (1.30%) User Experience
13 24 (1.04%) PKI
14 22 (0.95%) Mobile App
15 20 (0.87%) Management Information System
16 18 (0.78%) Clustering
17 15 (0.65%) Public Cloud
18 12 (0.52%) EPoS
18 12 (0.52%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2,305 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,447 (62.78%) Windows 10
3 367 (15.92%) Windows Server
4 318 (13.80%) Windows 8
5 301 (13.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 225 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 206 (8.94%) Windows XP
8 160 (6.94%) Apple iOS
9 151 (6.55%) Android
10 93 (4.03%) Mac OS X
11 77 (3.34%) Mac OS
12 72 (3.12%) Linux
13 61 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 39 (1.69%) Unix
15 32 (1.39%) Windows Vista
16 19 (0.82%) Windows 2000
17 15 (0.65%) CentOS
18 14 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (0.52%) AIX
20 11 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (20.26%) ITIL
2 345 (14.97%) Migration
3 168 (7.29%) Service Management
4 167 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
5 120 (5.21%) Time Management
6 119 (5.16%) Application Packaging
7 95 (4.12%) Break/Fix
8 87 (3.77%) ITSM
9 84 (3.64%) Service Delivery
10 82 (3.56%) Change Management
11 81 (3.51%) Incident Management
12 80 (3.47%) Asset Management
13 76 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
14 75 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 68 (2.95%) Mobile Device Management
16 61 (2.65%) Root Cause Analysis
17 56 (2.43%) ITIL V3
18 54 (2.34%) Patch Management
19 48 (2.08%) Project Management
20 47 (2.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 209 (9.07%) PowerShell
2 81 (3.51%) SQL
3 56 (2.43%) VBScript
4 47 (2.04%) C
5 42 (1.82%) C#
5 42 (1.82%) VB
6 33 (1.43%) C++
7 26 (1.13%) C++/CLI
8 15 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 14 (0.61%) Java
10 13 (0.56%) Python
11 11 (0.48%) VBA
12 8 (0.35%) Apple Swift
12 8 (0.35%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.30%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.22%) Perl
15 3 (0.13%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.13%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.13%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.087%) VB6
Qualifications
1 200 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 184 (7.98%) Security Cleared
3 126 (5.47%) SC Cleared
4 111 (4.82%) MCSE
5 91 (3.95%) MCSA
6 86 (3.73%) MCP
7 56 (2.43%) DV Cleared
8 53 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 51 (2.21%) Degree
10 43 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 26 (1.13%) DBS Check
12 25 (1.08%) A+ Certification
12 25 (1.08%) MCDST
13 23 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (0.95%) CCNA
15 17 (0.74%) HNC
16 14 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.56%) MOS
18 11 (0.48%) ACTC
19 10 (0.43%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (7.25%) SLA
2 23 (1.00%) QA
3 20 (0.87%) PMO
4 10 (0.43%) HL7
5 5 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.22%) GDPR
5 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.087%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.043%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.043%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,244 (53.97%) Active Directory
2 260 (11.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 99 (4.30%) XenApp
5 95 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 87 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 79 (3.43%) XenDesktop
8 61 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
9 58 (2.52%) BitLocker
10 40 (1.74%) vSphere
11 34 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
12 30 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
14 19 (0.82%) Terminal Services
15 15 (0.65%) Terminal Server
16 14 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.56%) VMware Server
18 10 (0.43%) DFS Replication
19 9 (0.39%) NFS
19 9 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 599 (25.99%) SCCM
2 51 (2.21%) AirWatch
3 46 (2.00%) WSUS
4 39 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
5 36 (1.56%) SCOM
6 31 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 31 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 28 (1.21%) vCenter Server
8 25 (1.08%) Backup Exec
9 15 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
10 14 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (0.43%) HP ALM
11 10 (0.43%) Perfmon
12 9 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (0.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.30%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.30%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.30%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1,065 (46.20%) Microsoft
2 366 (15.88%) VMware
3 351 (15.23%) Citrix
4 239 (10.37%) Apple
5 189 (8.20%) Cisco
6 153 (6.64%) HP
7 98 (4.25%) Ivanti
8 93 (4.03%) McAfee
9 63 (2.73%) ServiceNow
10 61 (2.65%) Symantec
10 61 (2.65%) Wyse
11 54 (2.34%) Avaya
12 51 (2.21%) Dell
13 50 (2.17%) Bloomberg
14 40 (1.74%) Polycom
14 40 (1.74%) Sophos
15 36 (1.56%) Oracle
16 33 (1.43%) Reuters
17 30 (1.30%) Adobe
18 28 (1.21%) iManage