Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 125 113
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,459 2,028 2,290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.38% 2.02% 2.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 9.71% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,308 1,095 1,163
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £113 £107 £108
90th Percentile £438 £438 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £175 £180
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 399 491
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £24.75 £26.78 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.29% -6.67% -

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 21,644 20,883 23,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 20.84% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,390 13,203 14,561
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £200
90th Percentile £606 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,517 1,245 1,290
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +18 2,182 £200 +7.53% 371
UK excluding London -1 1,463 £200 +14.29% 273
London +32 918 £200 +5.26% 113
South East -10 355 £213 +21.43% 65
North of England +12 342 £200 +33.33% 68
Midlands +3 205 £170 -24.44% 59
North West +31 196 £155 +3.33% 39
South West -11 186 £223 -11.00% 40
East of England +15 171 £150 -11.76% 26
Scotland +20 165 £250 +66.39% 8
Yorkshire 0 125 £300 +100.00% 23
East Midlands +48 112 £160 -11.11% 30
West Midlands -36 91 £170 -28.42% 29
Wales -30 34 £185 +5.70% 4
North East -1 21 £200 - 6
Northern Ireland +37 6 £145 +75.15% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 2,459 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,497 (60.88%) Windows 10
3 1,402 (57.02%) Active Directory
4 1,182 (48.07%) Microsoft
5 718 (29.20%) Microsoft Office
6 690 (28.06%) SCCM
7 672 (27.33%) Office 365
8 547 (22.24%) ITIL
9 450 (18.30%) VMware
10 438 (17.81%) Citrix
11 419 (17.04%) Windows Server
12 394 (16.02%) Migration
13 369 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 356 (14.48%) Finance
15 320 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
16 315 (12.81%) Windows 8
17 298 (12.12%) DNS
18 270 (10.98%) PowerShell
19 263 (10.70%) Apple
20 257 (10.45%) MS Exchange
21 250 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
22 238 (9.68%) Windows XP
23 228 (9.27%) Security Cleared
24 227 (9.23%) DHCP
25 216 (8.78%) Cisco
26 203 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
27 198 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
28 194 (7.89%) LAN
29 189 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
30 181 (7.36%) HP

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
1 257 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 135 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 119 (4.84%) Skype for Business
4 109 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 49 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 36 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (0.85%) IBM Notes
9 20 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (0.41%) IIS
13 9 (0.37%) Apache
14 6 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.16%) Confluence
15 4 (0.16%) WebSphere
16 3 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.12%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.081%) CMS
18 1 (0.041%) GroupWise
Applications
1 718 (29.20%) Microsoft Office
2 97 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 42 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.24%) CINEMA 4D
6 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.16%) PTC Creo
8 4 (0.16%) Windchill
9 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.12%) InVision
10 2 (0.081%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.081%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.041%) CATIA
11 1 (0.041%) Houdini
11 1 (0.041%) Maya
11 1 (0.041%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 8 (0.33%) Eikon
2 6 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.12%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 2 (0.081%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.081%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.081%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.081%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.041%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.041%) Maximo
5 1 (0.041%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.041%) SystmOne
5 1 (0.041%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.041%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 672 (27.33%) Office 365
2 140 (5.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (1.71%) OneDrive
4 35 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (0.77%) Mimecast
7 12 (0.49%) IaaS
8 8 (0.33%) G Suite
8 8 (0.33%) PaaS
9 7 (0.28%) SaaS
10 6 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.081%) Slack
12 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.041%) GitHub
12 1 (0.041%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 298 (12.12%) DNS
2 227 (9.23%) DHCP
3 194 (7.89%) LAN
4 155 (6.30%) WAN
5 136 (5.53%) Skype
6 131 (5.33%) TCP/IP
7 125 (5.08%) VPN
8 98 (3.99%) Firewall
9 89 (3.62%) Internet
10 65 (2.64%) VoIP
10 65 (2.64%) Wireless
11 56 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
11 56 (2.28%) Remote Desktop
12 47 (1.91%) SAN
13 44 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
14 34 (1.38%) NetScaler
15 29 (1.18%) WebEx
16 24 (0.98%) Intranet
17 21 (0.85%) IP Telephony
18 19 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (0.57%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (0.33%) GIS
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.24%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.24%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (0.24%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.20%) Electronic Patient Records
8 5 (0.20%) MySQL
8 5 (0.20%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.16%) MS Access
9 4 (0.16%) Power BI
10 3 (0.12%) OLTP
10 3 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 110 (4.47%) MSI
2 35 (1.42%) AdminStudio
3 27 (1.10%) HP UFT
3 27 (1.10%) WinRunner
4 20 (0.81%) InstallShield
5 13 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 10 (0.41%) JIRA
6 10 (0.41%) Subversion
6 10 (0.41%) WinDbg
7 9 (0.37%) Xcode
8 7 (0.28%) Rational Team Concert
9 6 (0.24%) Hudson
9 6 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.20%) Toad
10 5 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.12%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.12%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.081%) TestDirector
General
1 356 (14.48%) Finance
2 82 (3.33%) Banking
3 72 (2.93%) Retail
4 52 (2.11%) Law
5 48 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 46 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.26%) Publishing
8 25 (1.02%) Front Office
8 25 (1.02%) Legal
9 24 (0.98%) Marketing
10 23 (0.94%) Back Office
11 22 (0.89%) Spanish Language
12 21 (0.85%) Electronics
13 17 (0.69%) Billing
14 16 (0.65%) Advertising
15 14 (0.57%) Financial Institution
15 14 (0.57%) French Language
16 13 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
17 12 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 9 (0.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 574 (23.34%) Analyst
2 560 (22.77%) Desktop Support
3 432 (17.57%) Support Engineer
4 301 (12.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 278 (11.31%) 2nd Line Support
6 265 (10.78%) IT Support
7 258 (10.49%) Support Analyst
8 246 (10.00%) Service Analyst
9 236 (9.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 200 (8.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 152 (6.18%) Windows Engineer
12 132 (5.37%) IT Analyst
13 123 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
14 121 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 117 (4.76%) IT Engineer
16 110 (4.47%) 1st Line Support
17 107 (4.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 100 (4.07%) IT Support Analyst
19 99 (4.03%) Applications Packager
20 96 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (1.34%) .NET
2 19 (0.77%) HTML
3 18 (0.73%) .NET Framework
4 13 (0.53%) LDAP
4 13 (0.53%) Web Services
4 13 (0.53%) XML
5 11 (0.45%) Software Packaging
6 10 (0.41%) Middleware
7 7 (0.28%) JSON
7 7 (0.28%) REST
7 7 (0.28%) SOAP
8 6 (0.24%) Cocoa
9 4 (0.16%) COM
9 4 (0.16%) CSS
9 4 (0.16%) XMPP
9 4 (0.16%) XSL
10 3 (0.12%) Core Animation
10 3 (0.12%) iOS SDK
10 3 (0.12%) Protocol Buffers
10 3 (0.12%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 154 (6.26%) Blackberry
2 121 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 110 (4.47%) iPhone
4 106 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
5 91 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 91 (3.70%) Thin Client
6 86 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
7 66 (2.68%) iPad
8 64 (2.60%) Smartphone
9 62 (2.52%) Data Centre
10 55 (2.24%) NHS
11 39 (1.59%) Clustering
12 36 (1.46%) Driving Licence
13 32 (1.30%) PDA
14 26 (1.06%) User Experience
15 24 (0.98%) Computer Science
16 23 (0.94%) PKI
17 22 (0.89%) Management Information System
18 20 (0.81%) Mobile App
19 13 (0.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2,459 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,497 (60.88%) Windows 10
3 419 (17.04%) Windows Server
4 369 (15.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 315 (12.81%) Windows 8
6 250 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 238 (9.68%) Windows XP
8 154 (6.26%) Apple iOS
9 131 (5.33%) Android
10 110 (4.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 99 (4.03%) Mac OS X
12 94 (3.82%) Linux
13 87 (3.54%) Mac OS
14 40 (1.63%) Unix
15 31 (1.26%) AIX
15 31 (1.26%) Windows Vista
16 20 (0.81%) Windows 2000
17 15 (0.61%) Solaris
18 14 (0.57%) Windows Phone
19 13 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (22.24%) ITIL
2 394 (16.02%) Migration
3 203 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
4 154 (6.26%) Service Management
5 137 (5.57%) Time Management
6 121 (4.92%) Application Packaging
7 101 (4.11%) Change Management
8 92 (3.74%) Incident Management
9 90 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 89 (3.62%) Break/Fix
11 84 (3.42%) ITSM
12 81 (3.29%) Asset Management
12 81 (3.29%) Service Delivery
13 74 (3.01%) ITIL V3
14 70 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
15 64 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
16 60 (2.44%) Patch Management
17 52 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (1.83%) PRINCE2
19 44 (1.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 270 (10.98%) PowerShell
2 122 (4.96%) SQL
3 65 (2.64%) VB
4 61 (2.48%) VBScript
5 27 (1.10%) C
6 24 (0.98%) C#
6 24 (0.98%) C++
7 17 (0.69%) Java
8 13 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 12 (0.49%) Apple Swift
9 12 (0.49%) Objective-C
10 11 (0.45%) C++/CLI
10 11 (0.45%) JavaScript
11 8 (0.33%) Python
11 8 (0.33%) VBA
12 7 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.081%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.081%) Perl
13 2 (0.081%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.081%) VB6
Qualifications
1 228 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 198 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 173 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 102 (4.15%) MCSE
5 93 (3.78%) MCSA
6 77 (3.13%) MCP
7 74 (3.01%) Degree
8 55 (2.24%) DV Cleared
9 53 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 28 (1.14%) A+ Certification
11 28 (1.14%) ISTQB
12 25 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (0.94%) CCNA
14 22 (0.89%) MCDST
15 21 (0.85%) DBS Check
16 19 (0.77%) MCTS
17 15 (0.61%) HNC
17 15 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 13 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (6.95%) SLA
2 25 (1.02%) QA
3 17 (0.69%) PMO
4 12 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.33%) HL7
6 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.12%) GDPR
9 2 (0.081%) GMP
9 2 (0.081%) GxP
9 2 (0.081%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.041%) COBIT
10 1 (0.041%) FIPS 140-2
10 1 (0.041%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1,402 (57.02%) Active Directory
2 320 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 189 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 117 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 117 (4.76%) XenApp
5 116 (4.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 112 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 111 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (2.97%) BitLocker
9 54 (2.20%) vSphere
10 40 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
11 27 (1.10%) XenServer
12 24 (0.98%) Terminal Services
13 20 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.53%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (0.33%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.33%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.28%) NFS
18 6 (0.24%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 690 (28.06%) SCCM
2 88 (3.58%) WSUS
3 60 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 57 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 45 (1.83%) AirWatch
6 43 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 36 (1.46%) SCOM
8 33 (1.34%) Backup Exec
9 32 (1.30%) vCenter Server
10 27 (1.10%) HP ALM
11 19 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (0.57%) Jamf Pro
13 13 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (0.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (0.41%) Perfmon
15 9 (0.37%) NetBackup
16 8 (0.33%) vRealize
17 7 (0.28%) DameWare
17 7 (0.28%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 1,182 (48.07%) Microsoft
2 450 (18.30%) VMware
3 438 (17.81%) Citrix
4 263 (10.70%) Apple
5 216 (8.78%) Cisco
6 181 (7.36%) HP
7 136 (5.53%) Ivanti
8 126 (5.12%) McAfee
9 69 (2.81%) ServiceNow
10 68 (2.77%) Dell
11 67 (2.72%) Wyse
12 63 (2.56%) Symantec
13 60 (2.44%) Bloomberg
14 46 (1.87%) Reuters
14 46 (1.87%) Sophos
15 45 (1.83%) Avaya
16 39 (1.59%) Polycom
17 38 (1.55%) Adobe
18 37 (1.50%) Oracle
19 36 (1.46%) Veeam