Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 115 72
Rank change year-on-year +6 -43 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2271 2246 3203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.20% 2.18% 2.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.57% 10.30% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1255 1188 1520
UK median daily rate £185 £180 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £110 £110 £108
90th Percentile £450 £406 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £175 £200
% change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 475 789
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £27.55 £22.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% -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 21482 21802 24180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 21.12% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13709 13740 14347
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £186
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1267 1292 1893
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.20 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.46 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.78% +1.23%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2017.

Contractor 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 13 December 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 +5 2057 £188 +4.17% 209
UK excluding London +1 1424 £180 +2.86% 143
London +18 825 £193 +4.32% 78
South East -3 406 £180 -4.00% 31
North of England +35 272 £140 -30.00% 45
Midlands +17 217 £225 +32.35% 13
South West -6 198 £275 +71.88% 27
East of England -36 149 £175 -11.39% 15
Yorkshire +44 135 £125 -16.67% 14
West Midlands +32 123 £219 -14.22% 8
North West +26 120 £166 -12.50% 23
Scotland -26 118 £205 -18.00% 9
East Midlands +3 94 £225 +50.00% 5
Wales +13 67 £175 +6.06% 3
North East +3 17 £145 -42.57% 8
Northern Ireland -38 4 £99 -43.57%
Channel Islands +3 2 £625 +72.41%

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 2271 (100.00%) Windows
2 1315 (57.90%) Active Directory
3 1062 (46.76%) Windows 10
4 1047 (46.10%) Microsoft
5 789 (34.74%) Microsoft Office
6 581 (25.58%) Office 365
7 555 (24.44%) SCCM
8 495 (21.80%) ITIL
9 415 (18.27%) Windows Server
10 394 (17.35%) Citrix
10 394 (17.35%) VMware
11 356 (15.68%) Windows 8
12 346 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 318 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 302 (13.30%) MS Exchange
15 274 (12.07%) Migration
16 266 (11.71%) Finance
17 260 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
18 234 (10.30%) Security Cleared
19 230 (10.13%) DNS
20 226 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
21 213 (9.38%) Cisco
22 212 (9.34%) PowerShell
23 210 (9.25%) LAN
24 203 (8.94%) Blackberry
25 198 (8.72%) HP
26 192 (8.45%) DHCP
27 188 (8.28%) SLA
28 180 (7.93%) Apple
29 178 (7.84%) TCP/IP

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
1 302 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 125 (5.50%) SharePoint
3 105 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 97 (4.27%) Skype for Business
5 59 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (2.42%) IBM Notes
7 51 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (1.63%) IIS
9 30 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (0.97%) CMS
11 17 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.22%) GroupWise
15 5 (0.22%) Liferay
15 5 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.18%) IBM Domino
16 4 (0.18%) Moodle
17 3 (0.13%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 789 (34.74%) Microsoft Office
2 92 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 16 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.40%) Houdini
7 9 (0.40%) Maya
7 9 (0.40%) NUKE
7 9 (0.40%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
8 4 (0.18%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.088%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.088%) Revit
9 2 (0.088%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.044%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 30 (1.32%) Eikon
2 11 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.13%) assyst
5 3 (0.13%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.13%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.13%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.13%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.044%) Demantra
7 1 (0.044%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.044%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.044%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.044%) Summit
7 1 (0.044%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.044%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 581 (25.58%) Office 365
2 95 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.41%) OneDrive
4 20 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (0.62%) Mimecast
6 11 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.48%) SaaS
7 7 (0.31%) IaaS
8 6 (0.26%) PaaS
9 5 (0.22%) Yammer
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.088%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.088%) GitHub
13 1 (0.044%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.044%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 230 (10.13%) DNS
2 210 (9.25%) LAN
3 192 (8.45%) DHCP
4 178 (7.84%) TCP/IP
5 171 (7.53%) VPN
6 168 (7.40%) WAN
7 117 (5.15%) Internet
8 100 (4.40%) Firewall
9 95 (4.18%) Skype
10 65 (2.86%) Wireless
11 56 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
11 56 (2.47%) SAN
12 44 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
13 43 (1.89%) VLAN
14 42 (1.85%) VoIP
15 37 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
16 34 (1.50%) Ethernet
17 30 (1.32%) Intranet
18 24 (1.06%) SMS
19 19 (0.84%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.22%) JasperReports
7 5 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.18%) MySQL
9 3 (0.13%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.13%) GIS
9 3 (0.13%) MS Access
9 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.088%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.088%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.088%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.044%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.044%) Power BI
11 1 (0.044%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 72 (3.17%) MSI
2 33 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.84%) InstallShield
4 18 (0.79%) Jenkins
5 16 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.57%) JIRA
7 11 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.40%) AdminStudio
9 7 (0.31%) Metasploit
9 7 (0.31%) Subversion
9 7 (0.31%) Xcode
10 6 (0.26%) WiX
11 5 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
12 3 (0.13%) Ant
12 3 (0.13%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
13 2 (0.088%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.088%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.088%) Eclipse
General
1 266 (11.71%) Finance
2 94 (4.14%) Banking
3 79 (3.48%) Legal
4 56 (2.47%) Law
4 56 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 48 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 36 (1.59%) Retail
7 30 (1.32%) Front Office
8 25 (1.10%) Publishing
9 20 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.84%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.79%) Back Office
12 17 (0.75%) Advertising
13 13 (0.57%) French Language
13 13 (0.57%) Spanish Language
14 11 (0.48%) Hindi Language
14 11 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.48%) Tamil Language
14 11 (0.48%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 566 (24.92%) Analyst
2 501 (22.06%) Desktop Support
3 458 (20.17%) Support Engineer
4 288 (12.68%) 2nd Line Support
5 283 (12.46%) Desktop Engineer
6 276 (12.15%) Service Analyst
7 268 (11.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 237 (10.44%) Support Analyst
9 206 (9.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 201 (8.85%) IT Support
11 153 (6.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 142 (6.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 141 (6.21%) Windows Engineer
14 121 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 119 (5.24%) 1st Line Support
16 109 (4.80%) IT Analyst
17 102 (4.49%) Service Desk Support
18 94 (4.14%) IT Engineer
19 87 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support
20 76 (3.35%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (1.85%) .NET
2 32 (1.41%) XML
3 20 (0.88%) WSH
4 15 (0.66%) Web Services
5 13 (0.57%) WPF
6 12 (0.53%) HTML
7 10 (0.44%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 10 (0.44%) JSON
7 10 (0.44%) STL
8 9 (0.40%) REST
8 9 (0.40%) SOAP
9 7 (0.31%) Cocoa
10 6 (0.26%) Java EE
11 4 (0.18%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.18%) HTML5
11 4 (0.18%) Software Packaging
12 3 (0.13%) DOM
12 3 (0.13%) Flash
12 3 (0.13%) Middleware
12 3 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 203 (8.94%) Blackberry
2 140 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (5.50%) iPhone
4 95 (4.18%) iPad
5 77 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 64 (2.82%) Driving Licence
7 63 (2.77%) Video Conferencing
8 57 (2.51%) Smartphone
9 46 (2.03%) Data Centre
10 38 (1.67%) NHS
11 33 (1.45%) BYOD
11 33 (1.45%) Client/Server
12 22 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
13 21 (0.92%) Fat Client
13 21 (0.92%) Thin Client
14 20 (0.88%) CESG
14 20 (0.88%) PKI
14 20 (0.88%) User Experience
15 18 (0.79%) CMDB
16 17 (0.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2271 (100.00%) Windows
2 1062 (46.76%) Windows 10
3 415 (18.27%) Windows Server
4 356 (15.68%) Windows 8
5 346 (15.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 318 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 151 (6.65%) Windows XP
8 138 (6.08%) Apple iOS
9 122 (5.37%) Android
10 107 (4.71%) Linux
11 92 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 68 (2.99%) Mac OS
13 66 (2.91%) Mac OS X
14 33 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 31 (1.37%) Windows Vista
16 30 (1.32%) Unix
17 23 (1.01%) Windows 2000
18 15 (0.66%) CentOS
19 13 (0.57%) Windows Phone
20 9 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 495 (21.80%) ITIL
2 274 (12.07%) Migration
3 112 (4.93%) Service Management
4 96 (4.23%) Time Management
5 83 (3.65%) Incident Management
6 72 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 70 (3.08%) Change Management
7 70 (3.08%) ITSM
8 66 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
9 65 (2.86%) Application Packaging
10 60 (2.64%) Configuration Management
11 58 (2.55%) Problem Management
12 56 (2.47%) Asset Management
13 52 (2.29%) Patch Management
13 52 (2.29%) Project Management
14 50 (2.20%) Break/Fix
15 48 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
16 42 (1.85%) ITIL V3
17 41 (1.81%) PRINCE2
17 41 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 212 (9.34%) PowerShell
2 110 (4.84%) VBScript
3 101 (4.45%) SQL
4 59 (2.60%) Java
5 37 (1.63%) Python
6 34 (1.50%) C#
7 26 (1.14%) C
8 18 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 18 (0.79%) C++
9 11 (0.48%) Shell Script
9 11 (0.48%) VB
10 7 (0.31%) Apple Swift
10 7 (0.31%) Objective-C
11 5 (0.22%) Perl
11 5 (0.22%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.18%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.13%) AWK
13 3 (0.13%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.088%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.088%) VBA
Qualifications
1 234 (10.30%) Security Cleared
2 226 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 158 (6.96%) SC Cleared
4 120 (5.28%) MCSE
5 81 (3.57%) MCP
6 75 (3.30%) Degree
7 71 (3.13%) MCSA
8 55 (2.42%) MCDST
9 44 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 42 (1.85%) CCNA
11 40 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 38 (1.67%) DV Cleared
13 31 (1.37%) A+ Certification
14 22 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (0.92%) MCITP
15 21 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
16 17 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.66%) ACHDS
17 15 (0.66%) MCSM
18 14 (0.62%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (8.28%) SLA
2 38 (1.67%) QA
3 12 (0.53%) PMO
4 10 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.26%) GDPR
7 3 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.088%) ECSS
9 1 (0.044%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.044%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.044%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.044%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.044%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1315 (57.90%) Active Directory
2 260 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 120 (5.28%) XenApp
5 94 (4.14%) Hyper-V
6 78 (3.43%) XenDesktop
7 69 (3.04%) BitLocker
8 65 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
9 48 (2.11%) vSphere
10 37 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 26 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 25 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
13 22 (0.97%) Docker
14 20 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.84%) Samba
16 18 (0.79%) XenServer
17 14 (0.62%) Terminal Server
18 10 (0.44%) NFS
18 10 (0.44%) Terminal Services
19 4 (0.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 555 (24.44%) SCCM
2 64 (2.82%) AirWatch
3 59 (2.60%) WSUS
4 56 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 45 (1.98%) SCOM
6 32 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 31 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 27 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 21 (0.92%) NetBackup
10 20 (0.88%) Backup Exec
10 20 (0.88%) WMI
11 19 (0.84%) DameWare
11 19 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 16 (0.70%) Ansible
13 13 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (0.44%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.35%) EdgeSight
16 7 (0.31%) Jamf Pro
17 6 (0.26%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1047 (46.10%) Microsoft
2 394 (17.35%) Citrix
2 394 (17.35%) VMware
3 213 (9.38%) Cisco
4 198 (8.72%) HP
5 180 (7.93%) Apple
6 103 (4.54%) Symantec
7 95 (4.18%) Dell
8 85 (3.74%) Bloomberg
9 62 (2.73%) LANDesk
10 60 (2.64%) Reuters
11 57 (2.51%) Oracle
12 55 (2.42%) AppSense
12 55 (2.42%) Lotus
12 55 (2.42%) ServiceNow
13 52 (2.29%) McAfee
14 44 (1.94%) Altiris
15 39 (1.72%) NetApp
16 34 (1.50%) Remedy
17 30 (1.32%) Sophos