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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 96 55
Rank change year-on-year -25 -41  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 918 1232 1822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.28% 3.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.77% 10.61% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 600 829
Median daily rate £180 £220 £202
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +8.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £215 £205
% change year-on-year -18.60% +4.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 281 427
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.35 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9398 11612 11688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.64% 21.45% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 7236 6633
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 684 978
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in the UK

Windows 7
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 820 £180 -17.99% 218
London -39 271 £188 -16.66% 81
South East -7 188 £200 -20.00% 45
East of England -15 78 £165 -18.51% 13
South West -24 69 £200 -4.07% 6
Hampshire +32 68 £244 +21.87% 11
West Midlands +14 56 £175 +9.37% 11
City of London 0 56 £173 -31.00% 13
Yorkshire +28 47 £125 +4.16% 26
East Midlands +10 47 £253 +32.89% 5
Scotland -3 47 £153 -35.10% 5
North West -8 44 £138 -21.42% 25
Buckinghamshire +1 30 £295 -15.71% 6
West Yorkshire +17 29 £125 +13.63% 20
Surrey -3 27 £175 -20.45% 14
Cambridgeshire +14 26 £145 -15.94% 3
Berkshire 0 25 £195 -44.28% 4
Hertfordshire 0 24 £175 -41.66% 7
Bristol -8 24 £250 -12.28% 2
Oxfordshire -18 22 £150 -17.80% 3
Gloucestershire +7 21 £120 -7.69% 1
South Wales +11 20 £180 +28.57% 2
Milton Keynes +3 20 £295 +145.83% 4
Wales +1 20 £180 +27.43% 2
Manchester -5 19 £150 -11.76% 17
North East -10 19 £290 +16.00% 6
Birmingham -1 18 £225 +21.62% 1
Tyne and Wear -5 17 £290 +23.40% 6
Edinburgh +13 16 £111 -64.17% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 16 £290 +23.40% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1996 (100.00%) Windows
2 1233 (61.77%) Active Directory
3 937 (46.94%) Microsoft
4 684 (34.27%) MS Office
5 512 (25.65%) Windows 10
6 481 (24.10%) ITIL
7 454 (22.75%) Windows Server
8 423 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 401 (20.09%) VMware
10 395 (19.79%) SCCM
11 390 (19.54%) Citrix
12 365 (18.29%) MS Excel
13 309 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 308 (15.43%) Windows 8
15 306 (15.33%) Office 365
16 276 (13.83%) MS Exchange
17 270 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
18 241 (12.07%) Finance
19 235 (11.77%) DNS
20 227 (11.37%) Security Cleared
21 221 (11.07%) Windows XP
22 212 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
23 208 (10.42%) Cisco
24 204 (10.22%) Migration
25 181 (9.07%) TCP/IP
26 178 (8.92%) PowerShell
27 177 (8.87%) DHCP
28 172 (8.62%) Blackberry
29 170 (8.52%) HP
30 167 (8.37%) SC Cleared

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
1 276 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 140 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 121 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 100 (5.01%) Skype for Business
5 74 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 59 (2.96%) IBM Notes
7 49 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 47 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 40 (2.00%) IIS
10 23 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
11 20 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.40%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.30%) Tuxedo
15 5 (0.25%) JBoss
15 5 (0.25%) WildFly
16 4 (0.20%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 684 (34.27%) MS Office
2 365 (18.29%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (0.60%) MS Project
4 12 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 5 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.20%) InDesign
7 4 (0.20%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 4 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (0.75%) Eikon
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle 11i
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.35%) Demantra
3 7 (0.35%) SnowdropKCS
4 5 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.20%) Pegasus Opera
5 4 (0.20%) SystmOne
6 3 (0.15%) assyst
7 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.10%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.10%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.050%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 306 (15.33%) Office 365
2 73 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.55%) OneDrive
4 14 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.70%) IaaS
5 13 (0.65%) G Suite
6 12 (0.60%) SaaS
7 6 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.25%) PaaS
8 5 (0.25%) Yammer
9 4 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.15%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.050%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 235 (11.77%) DNS
2 181 (9.07%) TCP/IP
3 177 (8.87%) DHCP
4 148 (7.41%) VPN
5 136 (6.81%) LAN
6 118 (5.91%) WAN
7 117 (5.86%) Firewall
8 84 (4.21%) SAN
9 78 (3.91%) VoIP
10 74 (3.71%) Wireless
11 66 (3.31%) Skype
12 65 (3.26%) Internet
13 48 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
14 41 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
15 31 (1.55%) SSL
16 23 (1.15%) NAS
17 19 (0.95%) 3G
18 18 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
19 17 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
19 17 (0.85%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 20 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
3 20 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 11 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (0.35%) MS Access
8 6 (0.30%) DB2
8 6 (0.30%) MySQL
8 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.20%) DTS
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.20%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 52 (2.61%) MSI
2 11 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.30%) JIRA
5 5 (0.25%) CA Gen
5 5 (0.25%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.20%) AdminStudio
6 4 (0.20%) eggPlant
6 4 (0.20%) HP UFT
6 4 (0.20%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.10%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.10%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.050%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.050%) git-flow
8 1 (0.050%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.050%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.050%) Xcode
General
1 241 (12.07%) Finance
2 80 (4.01%) Legal
3 65 (3.26%) Banking
4 60 (3.01%) Law
5 42 (2.10%) Retail
6 35 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.00%) Back Office
9 17 (0.85%) Local Government
10 16 (0.80%) Advertising
11 13 (0.65%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.55%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.50%) Marketing
14 10 (0.50%) Publishing
15 8 (0.40%) Military
16 6 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.30%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Front Office
18 4 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 529 (26.50%) Analyst
2 459 (23.00%) Support Engineer
3 332 (16.63%) 2nd Line Support
4 295 (14.78%) Desktop Support
5 261 (13.08%) Service Analyst
6 255 (12.78%) Service Desk Analyst
7 240 (12.02%) Support Analyst
8 210 (10.52%) IT Support
9 194 (9.72%) Desktop Engineer
10 169 (8.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 166 (8.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 157 (7.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 146 (7.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 137 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
15 127 (6.36%) Service Desk Support
16 126 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
17 121 (6.06%) IT Analyst
18 118 (5.91%) IT Engineer
19 94 (4.71%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
20 85 (4.26%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.45%) XML
2 20 (1.00%) .NET
3 8 (0.40%) HTML
4 6 (0.30%) Middleware
4 6 (0.30%) Web Services
5 5 (0.25%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.20%) XMPP
7 3 (0.15%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.15%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.15%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.15%) WAP
8 2 (0.10%) ADO
8 2 (0.10%) Electron Framework
8 2 (0.10%) HTML5
8 2 (0.10%) Node.js
8 2 (0.10%) React
8 2 (0.10%) SAP Smart Forms
8 2 (0.10%) WPF
9 1 (0.050%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.050%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 172 (8.62%) Blackberry
2 110 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 97 (4.86%) iPad
4 73 (3.66%) iPhone
5 62 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
6 59 (2.96%) Smartphone
7 55 (2.76%) Fat Client
7 55 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 55 (2.76%) Thin Client
8 45 (2.25%) Data Centre
9 31 (1.55%) Driving Licence
10 23 (1.15%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.05%) BYOD
11 21 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.95%) NHS
13 17 (0.85%) Clustering
14 14 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
15 13 (0.65%) User Experience
16 10 (0.50%) CMDB
17 9 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1996 (100.00%) Windows
2 512 (25.65%) Windows 10
3 454 (22.75%) Windows Server
4 423 (21.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 309 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 308 (15.43%) Windows 8
7 221 (11.07%) Windows XP
8 212 (10.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 139 (6.96%) Android
10 97 (4.86%) Linux
11 86 (4.31%) Mac OS X
12 75 (3.76%) Apple iOS
13 42 (2.10%) Mac OS
14 28 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (1.30%) Unix
16 19 (0.95%) Windows Vista
17 16 (0.80%) HPUX
17 16 (0.80%) Windows 2000
18 12 (0.60%) AIX
19 10 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (24.10%) ITIL
2 204 (10.22%) Migration
3 115 (5.76%) Incident Management
4 81 (4.06%) Problem Management
5 78 (3.91%) Service Management
6 62 (3.11%) Asset Management
7 60 (3.01%) Service Delivery
7 60 (3.01%) Time Management
8 54 (2.71%) Data Migration
9 53 (2.66%) Configuration Management
9 53 (2.66%) ITSM
10 49 (2.45%) Project Management
11 46 (2.30%) Patch Management
12 45 (2.25%) Application Packaging
12 45 (2.25%) Change Management
13 41 (2.05%) Mobile Device Management
14 40 (2.00%) Software Distribution
15 39 (1.95%) Root Cause Analysis
16 38 (1.90%) PRINCE2
16 38 (1.90%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (8.92%) PowerShell
2 151 (7.57%) SQL
3 65 (3.26%) VBScript
4 36 (1.80%) C
5 32 (1.60%) VB
6 21 (1.05%) Java
7 14 (0.70%) PL/SQL
8 13 (0.65%) REXX
8 13 (0.65%) Tcl
9 12 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 11 (0.55%) C#
11 10 (0.50%) Python
12 9 (0.45%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.35%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.35%) VBA
14 4 (0.20%) C++
15 1 (0.050%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.050%) Progress 4GL
15 1 (0.050%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.050%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 227 (11.37%) Security Cleared
2 167 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 163 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 78 (3.91%) MCSE
5 69 (3.46%) MCP
6 58 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 53 (2.66%) DBS Check
7 53 (2.66%) DV Cleared
8 52 (2.61%) Degree
9 48 (2.40%) MCSA
10 45 (2.25%) MCITP
11 43 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
12 40 (2.00%) CCNA
13 22 (1.10%) A+ Certification
14 21 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 21 (1.05%) MCDST
15 20 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (0.75%) MCTS
17 12 (0.60%) ISTQB
18 8 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 165 (8.27%) SLA
2 26 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (0.95%) JSP 440
4 11 (0.55%) QA
5 9 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.15%) PMO
8 2 (0.10%) BS25999
8 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1233 (61.77%) Active Directory
2 270 (13.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 145 (7.26%) XenApp
4 115 (5.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 96 (4.81%) VMware ESX
6 90 (4.51%) XenDesktop
7 84 (4.21%) Hyper-V
8 74 (3.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 49 (2.45%) vSphere
10 37 (1.85%) BitLocker
11 18 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
13 14 (0.70%) XenServer
14 12 (0.60%) Firmware
14 12 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
15 10 (0.50%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.40%) Xen
17 4 (0.20%) ProxySG
18 3 (0.15%) ISA Server
18 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 395 (19.79%) SCCM
2 50 (2.51%) WSUS
3 39 (1.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 30 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 30 (1.50%) SCOM
5 25 (1.25%) AirWatch
6 24 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 21 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 18 (0.90%) HP SiteScope
9 17 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 12 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
10 12 (0.60%) NetBackup
11 10 (0.50%) DameWare
12 8 (0.40%) BladeLogic
12 8 (0.40%) Netcool
12 8 (0.40%) Sysprep
13 7 (0.35%) EdgeSight
14 6 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 937 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 401 (20.09%) VMware
3 390 (19.54%) Citrix
4 208 (10.42%) Cisco
5 170 (8.52%) HP
6 163 (8.17%) Apple
7 91 (4.56%) Dell
8 64 (3.21%) Symantec
9 63 (3.16%) Remedy
10 59 (2.96%) Lotus
11 56 (2.81%) LANDesk
12 52 (2.61%) Avaya
13 50 (2.51%) Bloomberg
13 50 (2.51%) ServiceNow
14 48 (2.40%) Reuters
15 47 (2.35%) AppSense
16 41 (2.05%) Google
17 37 (1.85%) Oracle
18 35 (1.75%) Intel Security
19 33 (1.65%) Sophos
Liss, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
The One Group
Rate: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liss, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Mane Contract Services Limited
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 55 minutes ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 per hour + Ext
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greenock, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Reed Technology
Rate: £16.18 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Spring Technology
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £100 to £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £80 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 9 days ago