Period
to 31 October 2020

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 31 October 2020 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
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 213 77 112
Rank change year-on-year -136 +35 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 387 2,421 2,450
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 2.86% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.44% 13.67% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 1,413 1,308
Median daily rate £180 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £110 £119 £113
90th Percentile £493 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £164 £165 £200
% change year-on-year -0.45% -17.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 466 585
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +0.88% +9.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £23.45 £29.58 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.28 £15.86 £15.30
% change year-on-year -9.99% +3.66% +8.51%

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 6,011 17,716 21,717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.40% 20.93% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,592 10,979 13,452
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% - -
10th Percentile £163 £148 £163
90th Percentile £612 £613 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £397 £388
% change year-on-year -0.13% +2.26% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 1,274 1,507
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.03% -0.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.65 £50.00 £47.04
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.10% +3.88% -1.81%

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020.

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 31 October 2020. 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 -135 320 £190 +8.57% 68
UK excluding London -68 260 £164 -0.45% 57
London -107 113 £220 +10.00% 13
South East -33 57 £145 -17.14% 16
North of England -51 45 £165 +3.13% 11
Midlands -31 42 £237 +47.97% 21
North West -24 37 £163 +1.56% 3
Work from Home -100 34 £175 -55.27% 1
South West -38 33 £163 +1.56% 5
Scotland -26 31 £439 +178.57% 2
West Midlands -9 30 £197 +15.74% 15
East of England -5 26 £200 +14.29% 2
Wales -2 22 £160 -37.25%
East Midlands -12 12 £295 +117.31% 6
Yorkshire -18 5 £153 -1.61% 7
Northern Ireland +12 4 £160 -
North East +14 3 £225 +50.00% 1

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, 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.

1 387 (100.00%) Windows
2 311 (80.36%) Windows 10
3 222 (57.36%) Active Directory
4 170 (43.93%) Microsoft
5 130 (33.59%) Office 365
6 121 (31.27%) Microsoft Office
7 99 (25.58%) SCCM
8 82 (21.19%) Migration
9 74 (19.12%) Windows Server
10 70 (18.09%) ITIL
11 55 (14.21%) Security Cleared
12 51 (13.18%) Citrix
13 50 (12.92%) Windows 8
14 49 (12.66%) PowerShell
14 49 (12.66%) VMware
15 43 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 39 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 36 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (9.30%) SC Cleared
17 36 (9.30%) Finance
18 33 (8.53%) Microsoft App-V
19 32 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
20 31 (8.01%) Windows Server 2016
20 31 (8.01%) Public Sector
20 31 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
20 31 (8.01%) DNS
21 30 (7.75%) Cisco
21 30 (7.75%) Azure
22 29 (7.49%) SQL Server
23 28 (7.24%) DHCP

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 20 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.62%) ArcGIS
4 10 (2.58%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.55%) IIS
6 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.52%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 121 (31.27%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (3.62%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 130 (33.59%) Office 365
2 30 (7.75%) Azure
3 11 (2.84%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.03%) Power Platform
6 3 (0.78%) AWS
6 3 (0.78%) Mimecast
6 3 (0.78%) Yammer
7 2 (0.52%) IaaS
8 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.26%) G Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.26%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (8.01%) DNS
2 28 (7.24%) DHCP
3 27 (6.98%) VPN
4 22 (5.68%) WAN
5 21 (5.43%) LAN
6 18 (4.65%) Firewall
6 18 (4.65%) Wireless
7 17 (4.39%) TCP/IP
8 12 (3.10%) Internet
8 12 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (3.10%) Skype
9 10 (2.58%) VoIP
10 9 (2.33%) Network Security
11 8 (2.07%) NetScaler
12 6 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.03%) HTTP
13 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
13 4 (1.03%) SSL
13 4 (1.03%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.33%) GIS
3 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.78%) Power BI
5 2 (0.52%) MS Access
5 2 (0.52%) MySQL
5 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (5.94%) MSI
2 6 (1.55%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.78%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.52%) Hudson
5 1 (0.26%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 36 (9.30%) Finance
2 31 (8.01%) Public Sector
3 15 (3.88%) Banking
4 12 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.58%) Retail
6 5 (1.29%) Front Office
6 5 (1.29%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.03%) Local Government
8 3 (0.78%) Advertising
8 3 (0.78%) Back Office
8 3 (0.78%) Electronics
8 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (20.16%) Support Engineer
2 61 (15.76%) Desktop Support
3 54 (13.95%) Analyst
4 53 (13.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 40 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 36 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
7 35 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (8.01%) Service Analyst
9 29 (7.49%) Service Desk Analyst
10 27 (6.98%) IT Engineer
10 27 (6.98%) IT Support
11 23 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 18 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (4.13%) Deployment Engineer
15 14 (3.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 14 (3.62%) Applications Packager
15 14 (3.62%) Support Analyst
16 13 (3.36%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.78%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.52%) .NET
2 2 (0.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.52%) ActiveX
2 2 (0.52%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.26%) CSS
3 1 (0.26%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) jQuery
3 1 (0.26%) JSON
3 1 (0.26%) WinForms
3 1 (0.26%) WPF
3 1 (0.26%) XHTML
3 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.98%) NHS
2 14 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.58%) Smartphone
5 9 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 9 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.81%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.81%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.81%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.81%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.29%) iPad
8 5 (1.29%) iPhone
8 5 (1.29%) User Experience
9 4 (1.03%) CCTV
10 3 (0.78%) CMDB
10 3 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 387 (100.00%) Windows
2 311 (80.36%) Windows 10
3 74 (19.12%) Windows Server
4 50 (12.92%) Windows 8
5 43 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (8.01%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (4.13%) Apple iOS
8 16 (4.13%) Windows XP
9 15 (3.88%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (3.36%) Android
11 10 (2.58%) Linux
12 4 (1.03%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.03%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.78%) HPUX
13 3 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.52%) Solaris
14 2 (0.52%) Unix
14 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.19%) Migration
2 70 (18.09%) ITIL
3 32 (8.27%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (6.20%) Application Packaging
5 20 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (4.91%) Data Migration
7 16 (4.13%) Incident Management
8 14 (3.62%) Service Design
8 14 (3.62%) Software Distribution
9 13 (3.36%) Break/Fix
9 13 (3.36%) DevOps
9 13 (3.36%) Project Delivery
9 13 (3.36%) Systems Engineering
10 12 (3.10%) ITSM
10 12 (3.10%) Patch Management
10 12 (3.10%) Test Scripting
11 11 (2.84%) Change Management
11 11 (2.84%) Configuration Management
11 11 (2.84%) Requirements Analysis
12 10 (2.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.66%) PowerShell
2 21 (5.43%) VB
3 19 (4.91%) C
4 18 (4.65%) SQL
5 9 (2.33%) VBScript
6 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.78%) VBA
7 1 (0.26%) C#
7 1 (0.26%) C++
7 1 (0.26%) Java
7 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.26%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (14.21%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (5.68%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.07%) MCSE
7 7 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.29%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.03%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.03%) Degree
9 4 (1.03%) MCP
10 3 (0.78%) MCSA
11 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.26%) HNC
12 1 (0.26%) HND
12 1 (0.26%) MCDST
12 1 (0.26%) MCITP
12 1 (0.26%) MCSM
12 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.65%) SLA
2 6 (1.55%) QA
3 2 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 222 (57.36%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (8.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (4.13%) XenApp
5 15 (3.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.58%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.58%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.55%) BitLocker
9 5 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.03%) vSphere
11 3 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) KVM
13 1 (0.26%) LXC
Systems Management
1 99 (25.58%) SCCM
2 13 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 13 (3.36%) WSUS
3 10 (2.58%) Ansible
4 5 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (1.03%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.03%) MaaS360
5 4 (1.03%) Nessus
5 4 (1.03%) QRadar
6 3 (0.78%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.52%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.26%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.26%) Puppet
8 1 (0.26%) SCOM
8 1 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 170 (43.93%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.18%) Citrix
3 49 (12.66%) VMware
4 30 (7.75%) Cisco
5 21 (5.43%) ServiceNow
6 20 (5.17%) Oracle
7 16 (4.13%) HP
7 16 (4.13%) Sophos
8 15 (3.88%) Apple
8 15 (3.88%) Lumension
9 14 (3.62%) ESRI
10 13 (3.36%) Ivanti
11 9 (2.33%) Remedy
12 7 (1.81%) Dell
12 7 (1.81%) McAfee
12 7 (1.81%) Symantec
12 7 (1.81%) Twitter
13 6 (1.55%) Bloomberg
14 5 (1.29%) Adobe
14 5 (1.29%) Reuters