Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 115 61
Rank change year-on-year -17 -54 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1876 2293 3473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.11% 3.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.41% 9.49% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 1148 1720
UK median daily rate £175 £195 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -2.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £105 £110 £113
90th Percentile £450 £420 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £190 £200
% change year-on-year -13.16% -5.00% -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 476 847
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.47 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.00 £21.00 £23.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.45% - -3.33%

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 19935 24161 24753
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.81% 22.28% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12530 15245 14463
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1131 1268 1978
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2017.

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 21 August 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 -14 1692 £180 -10.00% 234
UK excluding London -6 1210 £165 -13.16% 175
London -18 636 £200 - 66
South East -24 297 £150 -25.00% 44
North of England +48 250 £150 -30.64% 62
Midlands +15 178 £225 +50.00% 24
South West -9 178 £250 +5.60% 24
East of England -27 150 £131 -18.13% 15
North West +41 118 £150 -20.00% 27
Scotland +23 113 £156 -17.76% 3
West Midlands +16 112 £225 +66.67% 15
Yorkshire +41 106 £125 -28.57% 32
East Midlands -7 66 £250 +53.85% 9
Wales -11 42 £180 +33.33% 4
North East +5 26 £200 -13.04% 3
Northern Ireland -51 5 £78 -38.00%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 1876 (100.00%) Windows
2 1069 (56.98%) Active Directory
3 859 (45.79%) Microsoft
4 699 (37.26%) Windows 10
5 619 (33.00%) Microsoft Office
6 438 (23.35%) SCCM
7 404 (21.54%) ITIL
8 380 (20.26%) Windows Server
9 375 (19.99%) Office 365
10 324 (17.27%) Citrix
11 318 (16.95%) Windows 8
12 312 (16.63%) VMware
13 287 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 262 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 236 (12.58%) MS Exchange
16 222 (11.83%) Migration
17 219 (11.67%) Security Cleared
18 193 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 192 (10.23%) Blackberry
20 187 (9.97%) Cisco
21 179 (9.54%) DNS
22 175 (9.33%) Finance
23 168 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
24 167 (8.90%) Windows XP
25 161 (8.58%) TCP/IP
26 159 (8.48%) PowerShell
27 156 (8.32%) SLA
28 155 (8.26%) HP
29 153 (8.16%) DHCP
30 149 (7.94%) SC Cleared

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
1 236 (12.58%) MS Exchange
2 114 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 110 (5.86%) SharePoint
4 86 (4.58%) Skype for Business
5 65 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 61 (3.25%) IBM Notes
7 50 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (2.08%) IIS
9 38 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 21 (1.12%) CMS
11 19 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.37%) GroupWise
15 6 (0.32%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.27%) Moodle
17 4 (0.21%) Liferay
17 4 (0.21%) Live Communications Server
17 4 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
18 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 619 (33.00%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.32%) Houdini
7 6 (0.32%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.32%) Maya
7 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.32%) NUKE
8 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 2 (0.11%) 3ds Max
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.11%) InDesign
10 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.07%) Eikon
2 11 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.21%) thinkFolio
5 3 (0.16%) assyst
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.11%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.11%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.053%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.053%) Sage 1000
7 1 (0.053%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.053%) Summit
7 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 375 (19.99%) Office 365
2 59 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.33%) OneDrive
4 14 (0.75%) Mimecast
5 9 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.37%) IaaS
7 6 (0.32%) SaaS
7 6 (0.32%) Yammer
8 5 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.16%) PaaS
11 2 (0.11%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.053%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.053%) G Suite
12 1 (0.053%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 179 (9.54%) DNS
2 161 (8.58%) TCP/IP
3 153 (8.16%) DHCP
4 142 (7.57%) VPN
5 129 (6.88%) LAN
6 113 (6.02%) WAN
7 92 (4.90%) Firewall
8 78 (4.16%) Internet
9 72 (3.84%) Skype
10 68 (3.62%) Remote Desktop
11 63 (3.36%) SAN
12 53 (2.83%) VoIP
13 46 (2.45%) Wireless
14 44 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
15 39 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
16 33 (1.76%) VLAN
17 26 (1.39%) Ethernet
18 22 (1.17%) HTTP
19 18 (0.96%) 3G
19 18 (0.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.27%) MS Access
7 4 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (0.21%) JasperReports
7 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.16%) EDRMS
8 3 (0.16%) MySQL
8 3 (0.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.11%) Big Data
9 2 (0.11%) GIS
9 2 (0.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.053%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.053%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 44 (2.35%) MSI
2 19 (1.01%) InstallShield
3 7 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 7 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.21%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.21%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.21%) Metasploit
4 4 (0.21%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.21%) Subversion
4 4 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.21%) WiX
4 4 (0.21%) Xcode
5 3 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.11%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.11%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.11%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.053%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.053%) Redmine
7 1 (0.053%) TestDirector
General
1 175 (9.33%) Finance
2 72 (3.84%) Banking
3 53 (2.83%) Legal
4 48 (2.56%) Law
5 42 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 32 (1.71%) Retail
7 31 (1.65%) Front Office
8 30 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 15 (0.80%) Investment Banking
10 14 (0.75%) Local Government
11 11 (0.59%) Marketing
12 10 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.43%) Electronics
14 7 (0.37%) Advertising
15 6 (0.32%) Back Office
16 5 (0.27%) Automotive
16 5 (0.27%) Military
16 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.27%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.27%) Tamil Language
Job Titles
1 464 (24.73%) Analyst
2 408 (21.75%) Support Engineer
3 378 (20.15%) Desktop Support
4 268 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 207 (11.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 206 (10.98%) Service Analyst
7 205 (10.93%) Support Analyst
8 202 (10.77%) Service Desk Analyst
9 184 (9.81%) IT Support
10 151 (8.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 135 (7.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 133 (7.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 117 (6.24%) 1st Line Support
14 116 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 112 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
16 94 (5.01%) IT Analyst
16 94 (5.01%) Service Desk Support
17 84 (4.48%) IT Engineer
18 69 (3.68%) IT Support Analyst
19 66 (3.52%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.29%) .NET
2 32 (1.71%) XML
3 16 (0.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 16 (0.85%) STL
4 10 (0.53%) HTML
5 9 (0.48%) Web Services
6 7 (0.37%) SOAP
6 7 (0.37%) WSH
7 6 (0.32%) HTML5
7 6 (0.32%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.27%) Flash
9 4 (0.21%) Cocoa
9 4 (0.21%) Java EE
9 4 (0.21%) JSON
9 4 (0.21%) REST
10 3 (0.16%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.16%) EDI
10 3 (0.16%) WAP
11 2 (0.11%) Middleware
11 2 (0.11%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 192 (10.23%) Blackberry
2 136 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (3.94%) iPhone
4 69 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
5 68 (3.62%) iPad
6 54 (2.88%) Smartphone
7 53 (2.83%) Driving Licence
8 42 (2.24%) BYOD
9 41 (2.19%) Data Centre
9 41 (2.19%) Management Information System
10 32 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 24 (1.28%) NHS
12 22 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 20 (1.07%) Fat Client
13 20 (1.07%) Fixed Income
13 20 (1.07%) Thin Client
14 16 (0.85%) Derivative
14 16 (0.85%) Replication
15 15 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.80%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 1876 (100.00%) Windows
2 699 (37.26%) Windows 10
3 380 (20.26%) Windows Server
4 318 (16.95%) Windows 8
5 287 (15.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 262 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 167 (8.90%) Windows XP
8 133 (7.09%) Android
9 98 (5.22%) Apple iOS
10 96 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 82 (4.37%) Linux
12 68 (3.62%) Mac OS
13 65 (3.46%) Mac OS X
14 27 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (1.23%) Windows Vista
16 22 (1.17%) Unix
17 18 (0.96%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.80%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
20 11 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (21.54%) ITIL
2 222 (11.83%) Migration
3 82 (4.37%) Incident Management
4 76 (4.05%) Time Management
5 72 (3.84%) Service Management
6 63 (3.36%) Service Delivery
7 59 (3.14%) Project Management
8 55 (2.93%) Application Packaging
9 54 (2.88%) Asset Management
10 53 (2.83%) ITSM
11 51 (2.72%) Change Management
11 51 (2.72%) Configuration Management
12 47 (2.51%) Patch Management
13 45 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
14 44 (2.35%) Problem Management
15 41 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
16 39 (2.08%) Data Migration
17 38 (2.03%) Break/Fix
18 37 (1.97%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (1.87%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 159 (8.48%) PowerShell
2 102 (5.44%) SQL
3 53 (2.83%) VBScript
4 34 (1.81%) Python
5 30 (1.60%) C
6 29 (1.55%) C#
7 28 (1.49%) Java
8 22 (1.17%) C++
9 17 (0.91%) VB
10 9 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.32%) REXX
11 6 (0.32%) Tcl
11 6 (0.32%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.21%) Apple Swift
12 4 (0.21%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.16%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.16%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.16%) PHP
14 2 (0.11%) Perl
14 2 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 219 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 168 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 149 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 90 (4.80%) MCSE
5 66 (3.52%) MCP
6 55 (2.93%) Degree
7 43 (2.29%) MCSA
8 39 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 37 (1.97%) CCNA
10 33 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (1.65%) DV Cleared
12 30 (1.60%) MCDST
12 30 (1.60%) MCITP
12 30 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (1.33%) A+ Certification
14 18 (0.96%) DBS Check
15 15 (0.80%) MCTS
16 14 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
17 12 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.64%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (8.32%) SLA
2 20 (1.07%) QA
3 16 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.11%) ECSS
6 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.053%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.053%) GxP
7 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.053%) MiFID
7 1 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1069 (56.98%) Active Directory
2 193 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 89 (4.74%) Hyper-V
5 78 (4.16%) XenApp
6 45 (2.40%) XenDesktop
7 44 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 41 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (2.08%) vSphere
10 26 (1.39%) BitLocker
11 19 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
12 17 (0.91%) XenServer
13 15 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.64%) Samba
15 11 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.37%) NFS
17 6 (0.32%) Terminal Server
18 5 (0.27%) Terminal Services
19 4 (0.21%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 438 (23.35%) SCCM
2 47 (2.51%) WSUS
3 36 (1.92%) AirWatch
4 32 (1.71%) SCOM
5 31 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 24 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 21 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
8 19 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 18 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 17 (0.91%) Backup Exec
10 17 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 12 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (0.59%) DameWare
14 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.37%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.37%) WMI
16 6 (0.32%) Ansible
16 6 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
17 5 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 859 (45.79%) Microsoft
2 324 (17.27%) Citrix
3 312 (16.63%) VMware
4 187 (9.97%) Cisco
5 155 (8.26%) HP
6 139 (7.41%) Apple
7 77 (4.10%) Dell
8 64 (3.41%) Bloomberg
9 61 (3.25%) Symantec
10 60 (3.20%) Lotus
11 55 (2.93%) Reuters
12 54 (2.88%) LANDesk
13 43 (2.29%) ServiceNow
14 41 (2.19%) McAfee
15 39 (2.08%) AppSense
16 33 (1.76%) Altiris
17 31 (1.65%) Oracle
17 31 (1.65%) Sophos
18 30 (1.60%) Remedy
19 29 (1.55%) Red Hat