Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 321 235 76
Rank change year-on-year -86 -159 +37
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 733 416 2,429
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.12% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 6.07% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 262 1,420
10th Percentile £123 £110 £119
25th Percentile £150 £130 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £175 £175
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -7.89%
75th Percentile £343 £375 £303
90th Percentile £525 £494 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £163 £170
% change year-on-year +10.77% -4.41% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 69 440
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.85 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £11.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.39 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.22% -10.06% +0.88%
75th Percentile £18.00 £18.75 £19.50
90th Percentile £25.00 £20.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +7.14% -11.73% +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 13,948 6,850 17,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.59% 18.39% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,617 4,441 10,793
10th Percentile £165 £163 £143
25th Percentile £338 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £435 £415
Median % change year-on-year +12.07% +4.82% -2.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £615 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £388
% change year-on-year +3.43% -0.19% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 392 1,235
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% +2.94%
75th Percentile £46.00 £40.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.50 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.93% +4.00% +1.65%

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 2 December 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 2 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 17 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 2 December 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 -46 650 £200 +7.38% 206
UK excluding London -40 488 £180 +10.77% 152
London -135 185 £215 +1.18% 64
South East -25 131 £185 +8.82% 32
Midlands -8 127 £160 - 39
North of England -6 122 £188 +15.38% 50
North West -15 77 £188 +15.38% 30
West Midlands -37 76 £133 -17.19% 26
East Midlands -4 50 £188 - 13
Work from Home -192 49 £238 +5.67% 12
South West -44 43 £170 +5.43% 13
Yorkshire -18 36 £180 +20.00% 18
East of England -53 22 £360 +94.59% 8
Scotland -85 19 £200 -52.24% 5
Wales -32 18 £220 +33.94% 5
North East -3 9 £225 - 2
Northern Ireland -2 8 £135 -15.63%

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 733 (100.00%) Windows
2 551 (75.17%) Windows 10
3 360 (49.11%) Microsoft 365
4 351 (47.89%) Active Directory
5 342 (46.66%) Microsoft
6 201 (27.42%) Social Skills
7 193 (26.33%) SCCM
8 188 (25.65%) Microsoft Office
9 156 (21.28%) ITIL
10 114 (15.55%) Citrix
11 103 (14.05%) Windows Server
12 100 (13.64%) VMware
13 98 (13.37%) Migration
14 97 (13.23%) ServiceNow
15 93 (12.69%) VPN
16 92 (12.55%) SLA
17 91 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
18 90 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 89 (12.14%) Windows 8
20 86 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
21 84 (11.46%) Security Cleared
22 79 (10.78%) Azure
23 77 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
24 72 (9.82%) Cisco
25 66 (9.00%) SC Cleared
26 65 (8.87%) Apple
27 64 (8.73%) PowerShell
28 63 (8.59%) Windows Server 2016
29 60 (8.19%) DNS
30 58 (7.91%) Finance

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 52 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.23%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.64%) ArcGIS
6 11 (1.50%) IIS
7 8 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.14%) Apache
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 188 (25.65%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (4.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.64%) Photoshop
4 9 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
1 18 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Eikon
2 2 (0.27%) ION MarketView
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) assyst
3 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP PM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 360 (49.11%) Microsoft 365
2 79 (10.78%) Azure
3 33 (4.50%) OneDrive
4 32 (4.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (2.32%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.50%) Power Platform
6 11 (1.50%) PowerApps
7 9 (1.23%) IaaS
8 8 (1.09%) AWS
8 8 (1.09%) Mimecast
8 8 (1.09%) SaaS
9 6 (0.82%) Google Workspace
10 5 (0.68%) PaaS
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
11 1 (0.14%) Google Docs
11 1 (0.14%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 93 (12.69%) VPN
2 60 (8.19%) DNS
3 51 (6.96%) DHCP
4 44 (6.00%) LAN
5 39 (5.32%) Firewall
6 37 (5.05%) WAN
7 32 (4.37%) Skype
8 30 (4.09%) Wireless
9 29 (3.96%) TCP/IP
10 25 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
11 23 (3.14%) VoIP
12 14 (1.91%) NetScaler
13 13 (1.77%) IP Telephony
13 13 (1.77%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (1.77%) SAN
14 12 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (1.23%) MPLS
16 8 (1.09%) Internet
17 7 (0.95%) 802.11
17 7 (0.95%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.64%) GIS
4 9 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.82%) MySQL
6 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (0.95%) MSI
2 6 (0.82%) AdminStudio
2 6 (0.82%) JIRA
3 4 (0.55%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.55%) Toad
4 2 (0.27%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.27%) ClearQuest
General
1 201 (27.42%) Social Skills
2 58 (7.91%) Finance
3 54 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.14%) Public Sector
5 30 (4.09%) Retail
6 18 (2.46%) Banking
7 14 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
8 13 (1.77%) French Language
9 10 (1.36%) Documentation Skills
9 10 (1.36%) Law
10 9 (1.23%) German Language
10 9 (1.23%) Italian Language
11 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.95%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.95%) Presentation Skills
12 7 (0.95%) Telecoms
13 6 (0.82%) Front Office
13 6 (0.82%) Legal
14 4 (0.55%) Automotive
14 4 (0.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 214 (29.20%) Support Engineer
2 116 (15.83%) Analyst
3 106 (14.46%) Desktop Support
4 101 (13.78%) Desktop Engineer
4 101 (13.78%) IT Support
5 89 (12.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 76 (10.37%) Service Analyst
6 76 (10.37%) Service Desk Analyst
7 73 (9.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 68 (9.28%) IT Engineer
9 56 (7.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 47 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
11 45 (6.14%) IT Support Engineer
12 42 (5.73%) Support Analyst
13 39 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
14 35 (4.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 32 (4.37%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 31 (4.23%) Service Desk Support
17 30 (4.09%) Consultant
18 28 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.86%) XMPP
2 18 (2.46%) .NET
3 17 (2.32%) J2EE
4 7 (0.95%) 802.1X
5 4 (0.55%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.27%) HTML
6 2 (0.27%) JSON
6 2 (0.27%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.68%) Blackberry
1 27 (3.68%) iPhone
1 27 (3.68%) Smartphone
2 23 (3.14%) Driving Licence
2 23 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (2.73%) BYOD
4 19 (2.59%) iPad
5 18 (2.46%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.18%) NHS
7 15 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
8 14 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.77%) CMDB
10 11 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.09%) Life Science
12 7 (0.95%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.82%) Digital Signage
13 6 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 733 (100.00%) Windows
2 551 (75.17%) Windows 10
3 103 (14.05%) Windows Server
4 90 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (12.14%) Windows 8
6 86 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (8.59%) Windows Server 2016
8 54 (7.37%) Android
9 47 (6.41%) Apple iOS
10 32 (4.37%) Windows Server 2019
11 31 (4.23%) Windows XP
12 23 (3.14%) Linux
13 15 (2.05%) Mac OS
14 14 (1.91%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.91%) Windows Vista
15 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (0.82%) Unix
18 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (21.28%) ITIL
2 98 (13.37%) Migration
3 91 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
4 54 (7.37%) Incident Management
5 40 (5.46%) Change Management
6 39 (5.32%) ITSM
7 37 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 33 (4.50%) Service Delivery
9 31 (4.23%) Data Protection
10 26 (3.55%) Problem Management
11 25 (3.41%) CRM
12 22 (3.00%) Service Management
13 21 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
13 21 (2.86%) Project Delivery
14 20 (2.73%) Project Management
14 20 (2.73%) Server Management
15 19 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
16 17 (2.32%) Inventory Management
17 16 (2.18%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 64 (8.73%) PowerShell
2 41 (5.59%) SQL
3 24 (3.27%) VB
4 20 (2.73%) Java
5 14 (1.91%) C
5 14 (1.91%) VBScript
6 7 (0.95%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.27%) VBA
8 1 (0.14%) C#
8 1 (0.14%) Perl
8 1 (0.14%) Python
8 1 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 84 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.73%) MCP
6 16 (2.18%) Degree
7 13 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (1.77%) MCSE
8 12 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (1.09%) A+ Certification
10 7 (0.95%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.55%) MCSA
12 3 (0.41%) MCTS
13 2 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.27%) HND
13 2 (0.27%) MCITP
14 1 (0.14%) CCA
14 1 (0.14%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (12.55%) SLA
2 7 (0.95%) GDPR
3 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.27%) PMO
3 2 (0.27%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) DICOM
4 1 (0.14%) HL7
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) NCSC
System Software
1 351 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 77 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 31 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.09%) XenDesktop
6 27 (3.68%) XenApp
7 22 (3.00%) BitLocker
8 19 (2.59%) vSphere
9 17 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 13 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.64%) VMware NSX
12 9 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.41%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.14%) Docker
17 1 (0.14%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 193 (26.33%) SCCM
2 55 (7.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.46%) WSUS
4 14 (1.91%) AirWatch
4 14 (1.91%) Ansible
4 14 (1.91%) SCOM
4 14 (1.91%) vCenter Server
5 11 (1.50%) SCVMM
6 10 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.09%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.55%) ThinApp
11 3 (0.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.41%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.41%) vRealize
12 2 (0.27%) Nagios
12 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 342 (46.66%) Microsoft
2 114 (15.55%) Citrix
3 100 (13.64%) VMware
4 97 (13.23%) ServiceNow
5 72 (9.82%) Cisco
6 65 (8.87%) Apple
7 43 (5.87%) Oracle
8 42 (5.73%) HP
9 36 (4.91%) Dell
10 23 (3.14%) Lumension
11 21 (2.86%) McAfee
12 19 (2.59%) Polycom
12 19 (2.59%) SAP
13 17 (2.32%) Ivanti
14 15 (2.05%) Sophos
15 14 (1.91%) Adobe
16 12 (1.64%) ESRI
17 10 (1.36%) Google
18 9 (1.23%) Bloomberg
18 9 (1.23%) Veeam