Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 112 71
Rank change year-on-year -2 -41 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2220 2305 3246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.19% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.28% 10.16% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1216 1206 1550
UK median daily rate £180 £185 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% -5.13% -2.50%
10th Percentile £108 £109 £110
90th Percentile £438 £413 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £180 £200
% change year-on-year -2.78% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 490 809
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -4.92% +3.39%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.50 £10.24
90th Percentile £27.38 £22.28 £24.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.07% -3.33% +2.67%

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 21602 22697 24137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.94% 21.53% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 14304 14225
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1307 1310 1932
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.57% +4.26%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 2021 £181 -2.03% 205
UK excluding London -1 1431 £175 -2.78% 128
London -2 763 £190 +1.33% 90
South East +4 396 £180 -4.64% 27
North of England +49 289 £140 -34.50% 39
Midlands +32 216 £219 +31.58% 14
South West -7 204 £250 +56.25% 24
East of England -28 162 £166 -10.14% 11
Yorkshire +39 140 £125 -28.57% 7
North West +29 130 £150 -22.08% 29
West Midlands +39 128 £213 +10.39% 9
Scotland -24 111 £155 -37.90% 6
East Midlands +3 88 £225 +50.00% 5
Wales +7 59 £175 +6.87% 6
North East +4 19 £200 -20.79% 3
Northern Ireland -49 4 £99 -34.17%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 2220 (100.00%) Windows
2 1277 (57.52%) Active Directory
3 1026 (46.22%) Microsoft
4 988 (44.50%) Windows 10
5 763 (34.37%) Microsoft Office
6 556 (25.05%) Office 365
7 543 (24.46%) SCCM
8 475 (21.40%) ITIL
9 410 (18.47%) Windows Server
10 381 (17.16%) Citrix
11 375 (16.89%) VMware
12 355 (15.99%) Windows 8
13 327 (14.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 306 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
15 297 (13.38%) MS Exchange
16 267 (12.03%) Migration
17 247 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
18 244 (10.99%) Finance
19 238 (10.72%) Security Cleared
20 220 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
21 219 (9.86%) DNS
22 208 (9.37%) Cisco
22 208 (9.37%) Blackberry
23 205 (9.23%) LAN
24 200 (9.01%) PowerShell
25 198 (8.92%) HP
26 186 (8.38%) TCP/IP
27 182 (8.20%) SLA
28 178 (8.02%) DHCP
29 171 (7.70%) Apple

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
1 297 (13.38%) MS Exchange
2 120 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 109 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 97 (4.37%) Skype for Business
5 62 (2.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 62 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (2.48%) IBM Notes
7 36 (1.62%) IIS
8 30 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (1.22%) CMS
10 16 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.36%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.32%) GroupWise
14 6 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.23%) Liferay
15 5 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.18%) Moodle
17 3 (0.14%) Live Communications Server
17 3 (0.14%) LiveLink
Applications
1 763 (34.37%) Microsoft Office
2 93 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 45 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
7 9 (0.41%) Houdini
7 9 (0.41%) Maya
7 9 (0.41%) NUKE
7 9 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.18%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.090%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.090%) Revit
11 1 (0.045%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 29 (1.31%) Eikon
2 11 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.14%) assyst
5 3 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.14%) SystmOne
5 3 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.045%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.045%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.045%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.045%) Summit
7 1 (0.045%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 556 (25.05%) Office 365
2 85 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.58%) OneDrive
4 20 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.54%) Mimecast
6 9 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (0.41%) SaaS
7 6 (0.27%) IaaS
7 6 (0.27%) PaaS
8 5 (0.23%) Yammer
9 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.090%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.090%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.090%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.090%) GitHub
11 2 (0.090%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.045%) G Suite
12 1 (0.045%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.045%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 219 (9.86%) DNS
2 205 (9.23%) LAN
3 186 (8.38%) TCP/IP
4 178 (8.02%) DHCP
5 164 (7.39%) VPN
6 162 (7.30%) WAN
7 110 (4.95%) Internet
8 101 (4.55%) Firewall
9 93 (4.19%) Skype
10 64 (2.88%) Remote Desktop
10 64 (2.88%) Wireless
11 51 (2.30%) SAN
12 50 (2.25%) VoIP
12 50 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
13 41 (1.85%) VLAN
14 36 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (1.53%) Ethernet
16 24 (1.08%) SMS
17 22 (0.99%) 3G
17 22 (0.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (3.11%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (0.23%) JasperReports
7 5 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.18%) MySQL
9 3 (0.14%) EDRMS
9 3 (0.14%) GIS
9 3 (0.14%) MS Access
10 2 (0.090%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.090%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.090%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.045%) Informix
11 1 (0.045%) OLAP
11 1 (0.045%) OLTP
11 1 (0.045%) Power BI
11 1 (0.045%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 72 (3.24%) MSI
2 29 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 19 (0.86%) InstallShield
4 16 (0.72%) Jenkins
5 14 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.50%) JIRA
6 11 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.45%) AdminStudio
8 9 (0.41%) Metasploit
9 6 (0.27%) WiX
10 5 (0.23%) Subversion
10 5 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
10 5 (0.23%) Xcode
11 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.14%) Ant
13 2 (0.090%) Bugzilla
13 2 (0.090%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.090%) ClearQuest
14 1 (0.045%) StarTeam
General
1 244 (10.99%) Finance
2 74 (3.33%) Banking
3 66 (2.97%) Legal
4 54 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 50 (2.25%) Law
6 42 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.44%) Front Office
8 30 (1.35%) Retail
9 24 (1.08%) Publishing
10 17 (0.77%) Advertising
10 17 (0.77%) Back Office
10 17 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 14 (0.63%) French Language
12 12 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.50%) Hindi Language
13 11 (0.50%) Tamil Language
13 11 (0.50%) Urdu Language
14 10 (0.45%) Electronics
14 10 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 550 (24.77%) Analyst
2 490 (22.07%) Desktop Support
3 458 (20.63%) Support Engineer
4 296 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 271 (12.21%) Desktop Engineer
6 253 (11.40%) Service Analyst
7 244 (10.99%) Service Desk Analyst
7 244 (10.99%) Support Analyst
8 207 (9.32%) IT Support
9 199 (8.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 158 (7.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 145 (6.53%) Windows Engineer
12 142 (6.40%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 124 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 118 (5.32%) 1st Line Support
15 104 (4.68%) Service Desk Support
16 102 (4.59%) IT Analyst
17 98 (4.41%) IT Engineer
18 89 (4.01%) 3rd Line Support
19 76 (3.42%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (2.16%) .NET
2 35 (1.58%) XML
3 20 (0.90%) WSH
4 14 (0.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 14 (0.63%) STL
5 13 (0.59%) Web Services
6 11 (0.50%) HTML
6 11 (0.50%) WPF
7 8 (0.36%) SOAP
8 7 (0.32%) JSON
8 7 (0.32%) REST
9 6 (0.27%) Java EE
10 5 (0.23%) Cocoa
10 5 (0.23%) HTML5
10 5 (0.23%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.18%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.14%) DOM
12 3 (0.14%) Flash
12 3 (0.14%) Middleware
12 3 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 208 (9.37%) Blackberry
2 134 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 101 (4.55%) iPhone
4 76 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
5 74 (3.33%) iPad
6 72 (3.24%) Management Information System
7 67 (3.02%) Smartphone
8 59 (2.66%) Driving Licence
9 40 (1.80%) Data Centre
10 35 (1.58%) NHS
11 34 (1.53%) Client/Server
12 31 (1.40%) BYOD
13 24 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.99%) Fat Client
14 22 (0.99%) Thin Client
15 21 (0.95%) CESG
16 18 (0.81%) Fixed Income
16 18 (0.81%) User Experience
17 17 (0.77%) FMCG
17 17 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2220 (100.00%) Windows
2 988 (44.50%) Windows 10
3 410 (18.47%) Windows Server
4 355 (15.99%) Windows 8
5 327 (14.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 306 (13.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (6.71%) Windows XP
8 134 (6.04%) Apple iOS
9 117 (5.27%) Android
10 107 (4.82%) Linux
11 84 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 68 (3.06%) Mac OS
12 68 (3.06%) Mac OS X
13 34 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.22%) Windows Vista
15 26 (1.17%) Unix
16 24 (1.08%) Windows 2000
17 15 (0.68%) CentOS
18 12 (0.54%) Windows Phone
19 10 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (21.40%) ITIL
2 267 (12.03%) Migration
3 108 (4.86%) Service Management
4 100 (4.50%) Time Management
5 90 (4.05%) Incident Management
6 76 (3.42%) Service Delivery
7 69 (3.11%) Mobile Device Management
8 66 (2.97%) ITSM
9 64 (2.88%) Application Packaging
10 63 (2.84%) Change Management
11 54 (2.43%) Project Management
12 53 (2.39%) Asset Management
13 52 (2.34%) Configuration Management
13 52 (2.34%) Patch Management
14 49 (2.21%) Break/Fix
15 48 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (2.16%) Problem Management
16 38 (1.71%) PRINCE2
17 34 (1.53%) ITIL V3
18 33 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 200 (9.01%) PowerShell
2 103 (4.64%) SQL
3 102 (4.59%) VBScript
4 58 (2.61%) Java
5 46 (2.07%) Python
6 37 (1.67%) C#
7 22 (0.99%) C
8 21 (0.95%) C++
9 15 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 13 (0.59%) VB
11 9 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.27%) Perl
13 5 (0.23%) Apple Swift
13 5 (0.23%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.18%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.14%) AWK
15 3 (0.14%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.14%) PHP
16 2 (0.090%) REXX
16 2 (0.090%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 238 (10.72%) Security Cleared
2 220 (9.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 168 (7.57%) SC Cleared
4 113 (5.09%) MCSE
5 83 (3.74%) MCP
6 72 (3.24%) MCSA
7 70 (3.15%) Degree
8 59 (2.66%) MCDST
9 43 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
10 41 (1.85%) CCNA
11 39 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 33 (1.49%) A+ Certification
13 30 (1.35%) DV Cleared
14 21 (0.95%) Network+ Certification
14 21 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 19 (0.86%) MCITP
16 16 (0.72%) ACHDS
16 16 (0.72%) DBS Check
16 16 (0.72%) MCSM
17 15 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (8.20%) SLA
2 35 (1.58%) QA
3 13 (0.59%) PMO
4 10 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.27%) GDPR
7 2 (0.090%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.090%) ECSS
8 1 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.045%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.045%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.045%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1277 (57.52%) Active Directory
2 247 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (6.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 107 (4.82%) XenApp
5 93 (4.19%) Hyper-V
6 69 (3.11%) XenDesktop
7 59 (2.66%) BitLocker
8 57 (2.57%) VMware ESXi
9 44 (1.98%) vSphere
10 32 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 30 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
12 22 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
13 19 (0.86%) Samba
14 18 (0.81%) Docker
15 16 (0.72%) XenServer
16 12 (0.54%) Terminal Server
17 11 (0.50%) Terminal Services
18 10 (0.45%) NFS
19 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 543 (24.46%) SCCM
2 59 (2.66%) AirWatch
3 55 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 55 (2.48%) WSUS
4 38 (1.71%) SCOM
5 31 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 31 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 25 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 22 (0.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 20 (0.90%) WMI
9 19 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
10 17 (0.77%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.72%) Ansible
11 16 (0.72%) Backup Exec
11 16 (0.72%) DameWare
12 7 (0.32%) vCenter Server
13 6 (0.27%) EdgeSight
13 6 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (0.27%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 1026 (46.22%) Microsoft
2 381 (17.16%) Citrix
3 375 (16.89%) VMware
4 208 (9.37%) Cisco
5 198 (8.92%) HP
6 171 (7.70%) Apple
7 105 (4.73%) Symantec
8 99 (4.46%) Dell
9 78 (3.51%) Bloomberg
10 64 (2.88%) LANDesk
11 57 (2.57%) ServiceNow
12 55 (2.48%) Lotus
12 55 (2.48%) Reuters
13 52 (2.34%) AppSense
14 51 (2.30%) Oracle
15 50 (2.25%) McAfee
16 43 (1.94%) Altiris
17 34 (1.53%) NetApp
18 33 (1.49%) Remedy
19 32 (1.44%) Red Hat