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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 356 344 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 -237 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 588 404 1,070
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.69% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.54% 4.46% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 249 647
10th Percentile £130 £116 £120
25th Percentile £150 £143 £135
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £200 £185
Median % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
75th Percentile £291 £335 £300
90th Percentile £438 £446 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £186 £180 £175
% change year-on-year +3.47% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 50 180
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.17 £11.74
25th Percentile £13.87 £12.06 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.46 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +6.73% -11.66% +12.90%
75th Percentile £22.25 £18.00 £20.00
90th Percentile £24.10 £21.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +13.33%

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 12,959 9,056 9,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.80% 15.53% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,817 5,938 6,235
10th Percentile £175 £185 £144
25th Percentile £350 £338 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £618 £550 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 449 709
10th Percentile £13.21 £11.94 £11.64
25th Percentile £15.91 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - +5.74%
75th Percentile £52.50 £43.00 £23.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +7.59%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -10 555 £200 - 124
UK excluding London +34 441 £186 +3.47% 103
London -64 135 £250 - 25
South East +21 134 £263 +9.38% 33
Midlands +9 118 £175 +12.90% 18
Work from Home -97 113 £325 +28.71% 26
North of England -33 77 £175 -2.78% 26
East Midlands +25 71 £185 +39.90% 10
South West -4 63 £200 +5.26% 8
West Midlands -45 47 £168 +4.69% 8
Yorkshire -11 30 £173 +15.00% 12
North West -42 29 £175 -2.78% 9
East of England -20 26 £190 +28.81% 14
North East +3 18 £155 -41.51% 5
Scotland -8 12 £208 +72.92% 1
Wales -16 8 £161 -46.50% 2
Northern Ireland -2 5 £155 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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.

1 588 (100.00%) Windows
2 484 (82.31%) Windows 10
3 342 (58.16%) Microsoft 365
4 307 (52.21%) Microsoft
5 297 (50.51%) Active Directory
6 196 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
7 157 (26.70%) Social Skills
8 114 (19.39%) SCCM
9 108 (18.37%) Security Cleared
10 92 (15.65%) SC Cleared
11 83 (14.12%) Windows Server
12 81 (13.78%) VMware
12 81 (13.78%) ITIL
13 77 (13.10%) Cisco
14 69 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 61 (10.37%) Windows 8
16 60 (10.20%) SLA
16 60 (10.20%) Citrix
16 60 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
17 58 (9.86%) DNS
18 57 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
19 55 (9.35%) Finance
20 53 (9.01%) Windows Server 2012
21 52 (8.84%) Migration
22 49 (8.33%) DHCP
22 49 (8.33%) PowerShell
23 48 (8.16%) LAN
23 48 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
24 47 (7.99%) Apple
25 46 (7.82%) Linux

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 45 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.42%) Skype for Business
3 25 (4.25%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.02%) IIS
6 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (0.68%) IBM Notes
6 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.34%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.17%) Apache
9 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 196 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (5.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.51%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.17%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Eikon
2 1 (0.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 342 (58.16%) Microsoft 365
2 43 (7.31%) Azure
3 24 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (3.74%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.85%) AWS
5 5 (0.85%) Mimecast
6 4 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.68%) Power Platform
7 3 (0.51%) Azure Stack
7 3 (0.51%) GCP
7 3 (0.51%) Rubrik
8 2 (0.34%) Google Workspace
8 2 (0.34%) iTunes
9 1 (0.17%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.86%) DNS
2 49 (8.33%) DHCP
3 48 (8.16%) LAN
4 41 (6.97%) Wireless
5 37 (6.29%) Firewall
6 35 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
7 34 (5.78%) TCP/IP
7 34 (5.78%) WAN
8 28 (4.76%) VPN
9 22 (3.74%) Skype
10 20 (3.40%) Cisco IOS
11 19 (3.23%) VoIP
12 15 (2.55%) Internet
13 14 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (2.04%) Telepresence
15 8 (1.36%) IPsec
15 8 (1.36%) NetScaler
16 5 (0.85%) NAS
16 5 (0.85%) WLAN
17 4 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.53%) MySQL
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.17%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.17%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (0.85%) MSI
2 4 (0.68%) JIRA
3 3 (0.51%) Hudson
3 3 (0.51%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.34%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.17%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.17%) Subversion
General
1 157 (26.70%) Social Skills
2 55 (9.35%) Finance
3 41 (6.97%) Retail
4 26 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.40%) Financial Institution
6 18 (3.06%) French Language
7 17 (2.89%) Public Sector
8 14 (2.38%) Banking
8 14 (2.38%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (1.87%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.70%) Front Office
11 7 (1.19%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
12 6 (1.02%) Documentation Skills
12 6 (1.02%) Legal
13 5 (0.85%) Back Office
13 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.68%) Law
15 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 196 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 103 (17.52%) IT Support
3 92 (15.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 88 (14.97%) Desktop Support
5 81 (13.78%) IT Engineer
6 72 (12.24%) Analyst
7 65 (11.05%) Desktop Engineer
8 54 (9.18%) IT Support Engineer
9 47 (7.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 45 (7.65%) 1st Line Support
11 42 (7.14%) Support Analyst
12 41 (6.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 39 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
14 32 (5.44%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 29 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (3.74%) IT Analyst
16 22 (3.74%) Service Analyst
16 22 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
17 18 (3.06%) Deployment Engineer
18 17 (2.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.51%) XML
2 2 (0.34%) HTML
3 1 (0.17%) .NET
3 1 (0.17%) FHIR
3 1 (0.17%) HTML5
3 1 (0.17%) Itk
3 1 (0.17%) Middleware
3 1 (0.17%) SAML
3 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.17%) Spring
3 1 (0.17%) WSH
3 1 (0.17%) XMPP
3 1 (0.17%) XSL
3 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.44%) Smartphone
2 19 (3.23%) iPad
3 18 (3.06%) iPhone
4 17 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
4 17 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.72%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
6 14 (2.38%) NHS
7 11 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
8 10 (1.70%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.70%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.53%) BYOD
9 9 (1.53%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.53%) PKI
9 9 (1.53%) User Experience
10 8 (1.36%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.36%) Replication
11 7 (1.19%) CESG
11 7 (1.19%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 588 (100.00%) Windows
2 484 (82.31%) Windows 10
3 83 (14.12%) Windows Server
4 69 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (10.37%) Windows 8
6 53 (9.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (7.82%) Linux
8 40 (6.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (6.46%) Android
10 29 (4.93%) Apple iOS
11 25 (4.25%) Unix
11 25 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (3.74%) Windows XP
13 20 (3.40%) Mac OS
14 15 (2.55%) Mac OS X
14 15 (2.55%) Windows Server 2019
15 13 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (1.19%) HPUX
17 6 (1.02%) VMS
18 5 (0.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (13.78%) ITIL
2 60 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (8.84%) Migration
4 42 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 35 (5.95%) Incident Management
6 33 (5.61%) Change Management
7 30 (5.10%) ITSM
8 27 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 26 (4.42%) Project Delivery
10 24 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (3.74%) High Availability
12 21 (3.57%) Data Protection
13 20 (3.40%) Data Loss Prevention
14 19 (3.23%) Remediation Plan
15 18 (3.06%) Break/Fix
15 18 (3.06%) Product Roadmap
16 17 (2.89%) Runbook
17 16 (2.72%) Agile
17 16 (2.72%) Service Management
18 15 (2.55%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 33 (5.61%) SQL
3 14 (2.38%) VBScript
4 8 (1.36%) C
5 7 (1.19%) Java
6 4 (0.68%) VB
7 3 (0.51%) C++
7 3 (0.51%) VBA
8 2 (0.34%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) C#
9 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.17%) JCL
9 1 (0.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.17%) Python
9 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 92 (15.65%) SC Cleared
3 48 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (4.93%) DBS Check
5 17 (2.89%) Degree
6 12 (2.04%) A+ Certification
6 12 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (1.53%) MCP
9 7 (1.19%) MCSA
9 7 (1.19%) MCSE
10 6 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.85%) MCITP
12 4 (0.68%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.34%) HND
14 2 (0.34%) MCTS
14 2 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
15 1 (0.17%) MOS
15 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (10.20%) SLA
2 20 (3.40%) QA
3 17 (2.89%) GDPR
4 7 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) DICOM
6 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) LOINC
6 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 297 (50.51%) Active Directory
2 57 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.42%) XenApp
4 20 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (3.06%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (2.72%) vSphere
8 13 (2.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.02%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.68%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 114 (19.39%) SCCM
2 27 (4.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (2.04%) WSUS
4 10 (1.70%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 8 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.19%) vRealize
7 6 (1.02%) PowerCLI
7 6 (1.02%) SCOM
8 5 (0.85%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.68%) Terraform
10 3 (0.51%) Avamar
10 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.34%) Single Sign-On
11 2 (0.34%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.17%) Ansible
12 1 (0.17%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 307 (52.21%) Microsoft
2 81 (13.78%) VMware
3 77 (13.10%) Cisco
4 60 (10.20%) Citrix
5 47 (7.99%) Apple
6 35 (5.95%) HP
7 24 (4.08%) Ivanti
8 20 (3.40%) ServiceNow
9 19 (3.23%) SolarWinds
9 19 (3.23%) Symantec
10 17 (2.89%) Meraki
11 16 (2.72%) McAfee
12 15 (2.55%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.21%) Altiris
13 13 (2.21%) Bloomberg
13 13 (2.21%) Dell
13 13 (2.21%) Polycom
14 11 (1.87%) MobileIron
14 11 (1.87%) Veeam
15 10 (1.70%) Google