Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 125 103
Rank change year-on-year -2 -22 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,037 1,822 2,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 1.99% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.75% 9.58% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 924 1,213
UK median daily rate £225 £175 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.72% +0.25%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £110
90th Percentile £450 £427 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £170 £200
% change year-on-year +35.29% -15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 503 399 524
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -5.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £30.00 £21.05 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.10
% change year-on-year +10.71% -7.30% +7.88%

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 20,898 19,024 23,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.83% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,153 11,973 14,892
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £208
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,402 1,131 1,346
UK median hourly rate £17.47 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -5 1,748 £225 +28.57% 317
UK excluding London -13 1,241 £230 +35.29% 221
London +30 742 £225 +16.88% 106
South East -22 321 £225 +35.34% 58
North of England -10 253 £160 +6.67% 54
Scotland +8 185 £265 +76.08% 6
Midlands -8 176 £290 +50.65% 39
South West +1 145 £190 -5.00% 27
North West +1 137 £136 -12.10% 26
East of England -20 112 £170 +4.62% 33
East Midlands +19 102 £300 +30.43% 23
Yorkshire -28 87 £160 +28.00% 22
West Midlands -56 73 £290 +65.71% 16
Wales -6 45 £316 +75.69% 2
North East -1 29 £208 -3.49% 6
Northern Ireland +13 5 £128 -15.70%

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 2,037 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,261 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 1,134 (55.67%) Windows 10
4 965 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 644 (31.62%) Microsoft Office
6 588 (28.87%) SCCM
7 518 (25.43%) Office 365
8 434 (21.31%) Windows Server
9 414 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 412 (20.23%) Citrix
11 411 (20.18%) ITIL
12 394 (19.34%) VMware
13 300 (14.73%) Migration
14 297 (14.58%) DNS
15 275 (13.50%) MS Exchange
16 273 (13.40%) Windows 8
17 270 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 264 (12.96%) Security Cleared
18 264 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
18 264 (12.96%) DHCP
19 236 (11.59%) Finance
20 215 (10.55%) SC Cleared
21 210 (10.31%) PowerShell
22 207 (10.16%) SLA
23 199 (9.77%) Windows XP
24 187 (9.18%) HP
25 183 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
26 172 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
27 167 (8.20%) LAN
28 164 (8.05%) Problem-Solving

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
1 275 (13.50%) MS Exchange
2 133 (6.53%) Skype for Business
3 129 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 99 (4.86%) SharePoint
5 43 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (1.37%) IIS
8 20 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (0.79%) Apache
10 15 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.69%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.29%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.20%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.20%) CMS
16 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.15%) FileNet
17 3 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 644 (31.62%) Microsoft Office
2 78 (3.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.20%) PTC Creo
6 4 (0.20%) Windchill
7 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.098%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.049%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.049%) InDesign
9 1 (0.049%) Revit
9 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.39%) Eikon
3 5 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.25%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.15%) ENOVIA
4 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.098%) assyst
5 2 (0.098%) Primavera
6 1 (0.049%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.049%) Maximo
6 1 (0.049%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.049%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 518 (25.43%) Office 365
2 97 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (1.57%) OneDrive
4 20 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.59%) G Suite
6 10 (0.49%) IaaS
6 10 (0.49%) Mimecast
7 9 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (0.44%) SaaS
8 8 (0.39%) PaaS
9 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.098%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.098%) Yammer
10 1 (0.049%) GitHub
10 1 (0.049%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 297 (14.58%) DNS
2 264 (12.96%) DHCP
3 167 (8.20%) LAN
4 150 (7.36%) VPN
5 137 (6.73%) WAN
6 127 (6.23%) TCP/IP
7 111 (5.45%) Skype
8 104 (5.11%) Firewall
9 84 (4.12%) Internet
10 58 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
11 57 (2.80%) VoIP
12 50 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
13 48 (2.36%) SAN
14 37 (1.82%) Wireless
15 30 (1.47%) 3G
16 24 (1.18%) IP Telephony
17 21 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
17 21 (1.03%) Intranet
18 20 (0.98%) NetScaler
18 20 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (0.44%) GIS
6 7 (0.34%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.15%) MS Access
10 3 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.15%) Power BI
11 2 (0.098%) Big Data
11 2 (0.098%) MySQL
11 2 (0.098%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.098%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.098%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.098%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 75 (3.68%) MSI
2 39 (1.91%) HP UFT
2 39 (1.91%) WinRunner
3 22 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.03%) AdminStudio
5 15 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 12 (0.59%) Subversion
6 12 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.54%) TestDirector
8 9 (0.44%) Hudson
8 9 (0.44%) InstallShield
9 7 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
10 6 (0.29%) JIRA
11 5 (0.25%) WinDbg
12 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
12 4 (0.20%) Xcode
13 3 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 2 (0.098%) Rational Rhapsody
14 2 (0.098%) WiX
General
1 236 (11.59%) Finance
2 67 (3.29%) Banking
3 61 (2.99%) Retail
4 53 (2.60%) Law
5 42 (2.06%) Legal
6 33 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 25 (1.23%) Publishing
9 20 (0.98%) Back Office
10 19 (0.93%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.79%) Advertising
12 13 (0.64%) Marketing
13 9 (0.44%) Automotive
13 9 (0.44%) Front Office
14 8 (0.39%) French Language
15 6 (0.29%) German Language
15 6 (0.29%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 503 (24.69%) Analyst
2 446 (21.89%) Desktop Support
3 336 (16.49%) Support Engineer
4 273 (13.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 216 (10.60%) Service Analyst
6 207 (10.16%) Service Desk Analyst
7 205 (10.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 197 (9.67%) Support Analyst
9 176 (8.64%) IT Support
10 136 (6.68%) Windows Engineer
11 125 (6.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 110 (5.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 103 (5.06%) IT Engineer
14 90 (4.42%) IT Analyst
15 89 (4.37%) 1st Line Support
15 89 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 86 (4.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 78 (3.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 74 (3.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 70 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.23%) .NET
2 22 (1.08%) XML
3 16 (0.79%) Software Packaging
4 15 (0.74%) HTML
4 15 (0.74%) Web Services
5 10 (0.49%) 802.1X
6 7 (0.34%) REST
7 6 (0.29%) COM
7 6 (0.29%) WPF
7 6 (0.29%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.25%) JSON
8 5 (0.25%) SOAP
9 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.20%) Cocoa
9 4 (0.20%) LDAP
10 3 (0.15%) Apache Axis
10 3 (0.15%) CSS
10 3 (0.15%) Middleware
10 3 (0.15%) XMPP
10 3 (0.15%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.28%) Blackberry
2 117 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 91 (4.47%) iPhone
4 73 (3.58%) iPad
4 73 (3.58%) Self-Motivation
5 64 (3.14%) Fat Client
5 64 (3.14%) Thin Client
6 60 (2.95%) Data Centre
6 60 (2.95%) Video Conferencing
7 55 (2.70%) Smartphone
8 48 (2.36%) Clustering
8 48 (2.36%) PDA
9 39 (1.91%) Management Information System
10 29 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.42%) PKI
11 23 (1.13%) Driving Licence
12 20 (0.98%) NHS
13 13 (0.64%) Mobile App
14 11 (0.54%) User Experience
15 8 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2,037 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,134 (55.67%) Windows 10
3 434 (21.31%) Windows Server
4 414 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 273 (13.40%) Windows 8
6 264 (12.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 199 (9.77%) Windows XP
8 183 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 102 (5.01%) Linux
10 99 (4.86%) Android
11 95 (4.66%) Apple iOS
12 67 (3.29%) Mac OS X
13 57 (2.80%) Mac OS
14 49 (2.41%) AIX
14 49 (2.41%) Unix
15 36 (1.77%) Windows Vista
16 26 (1.28%) Windows 2000
17 20 (0.98%) Solaris
18 13 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 12 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (20.18%) ITIL
2 300 (14.73%) Migration
3 164 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
4 129 (6.33%) Time Management
5 107 (5.25%) Change Management
6 86 (4.22%) Service Management
7 85 (4.17%) Break/Fix
8 75 (3.68%) Application Packaging
9 66 (3.24%) Incident Management
10 64 (3.14%) Service Delivery
11 63 (3.09%) ITIL V3
12 57 (2.80%) ITSM
12 57 (2.80%) Mobile Device Management
13 53 (2.60%) Problem Management
13 53 (2.60%) Software Deployment
14 52 (2.55%) Root Cause Analysis
15 48 (2.36%) Software Testing
16 45 (2.21%) Test Automation
17 44 (2.16%) Asset Management
17 44 (2.16%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 210 (10.31%) PowerShell
2 138 (6.77%) SQL
3 70 (3.44%) VBScript
4 50 (2.45%) VB
5 19 (0.93%) Java
6 18 (0.88%) C#
6 18 (0.88%) T-SQL
7 17 (0.83%) C
8 14 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 14 (0.69%) C++
9 11 (0.54%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.49%) VBA
11 7 (0.34%) Apple Swift
11 7 (0.34%) Objective-C
12 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.25%) R
13 5 (0.25%) VB6
14 4 (0.20%) XPath
15 3 (0.15%) VC++
16 2 (0.098%) Python
Qualifications
1 264 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 215 (10.55%) SC Cleared
3 172 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (4.42%) MCSE
5 68 (3.34%) MCSA
6 61 (2.99%) MCP
7 58 (2.85%) Degree
8 46 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
9 42 (2.06%) ISTQB
10 41 (2.01%) DV Cleared
11 34 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 30 (1.47%) CCNA
14 25 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (0.98%) A+ Certification
16 19 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
16 19 (0.93%) MCITP
17 18 (0.88%) MCDST
17 18 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (10.16%) SLA
2 32 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 25 (1.23%) QA
4 13 (0.64%) PMO
5 6 (0.29%) GDPR
5 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) GxP
7 3 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.098%) HL7
9 1 (0.049%) ECSS
9 1 (0.049%) GMP
9 1 (0.049%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 1,261 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 270 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 124 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
5 112 (5.50%) Hyper-V
6 106 (5.20%) XenApp
7 95 (4.66%) XenDesktop
8 80 (3.93%) Virtual Desktop
9 54 (2.65%) vSphere
10 38 (1.87%) BitLocker
11 37 (1.82%) XenServer
12 34 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
13 30 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
14 21 (1.03%) Terminal Services
15 14 (0.69%) Docker
16 8 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (0.25%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.20%) DFS Replication
18 4 (0.20%) NFS
19 3 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 588 (28.87%) SCCM
2 76 (3.73%) WSUS
3 74 (3.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 61 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
5 48 (2.36%) AirWatch
6 36 (1.77%) HP ALM
7 26 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 24 (1.18%) SCOM
10 21 (1.03%) Backup Exec
11 18 (0.88%) vCenter Server
12 14 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 13 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 11 (0.54%) Netcool
15 10 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (0.39%) NetBackup
17 7 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
18 6 (0.29%) DameWare
18 6 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 965 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 412 (20.23%) Citrix
3 394 (19.34%) VMware
4 187 (9.18%) HP
5 159 (7.81%) Cisco
6 154 (7.56%) Ivanti
7 148 (7.27%) Apple
8 107 (5.25%) McAfee
9 65 (3.19%) ServiceNow
10 49 (2.41%) Dell
10 49 (2.41%) Symantec
11 44 (2.16%) Veritas
12 43 (2.11%) Remedy
13 38 (1.87%) Bloomberg
14 36 (1.77%) NetApp
15 35 (1.72%) Wyse
16 29 (1.42%) Adobe
17 28 (1.37%) Oracle
17 28 (1.37%) Reuters
18 26 (1.28%) Sophos