Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 115 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 -49 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1990 2254 3383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.03% 2.13% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.75% 9.62% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1141 1678
UK median daily rate £180 £195 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £106 £109 £113
90th Percentile £450 £425 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £188 £198
% change year-on-year -6.67% -5.06% -7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 475 823
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.46% -0.90% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.42 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.75 £20.90 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -

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 20416 23440 24696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.12% 21.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12821 14770 14530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £183 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1259 1938
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.46% +4.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.06 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -8 1794 £190 -2.69% 171
UK excluding London -5 1262 £175 -6.67% 130
London -2 693 £200 - 46
South East -12 338 £170 -13.92% 40
North of England +43 250 £143 -35.96% 38
South West -4 193 £250 +47.06% 12
Midlands +16 176 £225 +38.46% 20
East of England -34 145 £138 -14.06% 15
North West +46 120 £150 -31.82% 20
West Midlands +27 119 £225 +53.85% 12
Scotland +5 116 £155 -36.63% 2
Yorkshire +39 112 £125 -28.57% 16
East Midlands -18 57 £200 +23.08% 8
Wales -20 45 £178 +26.79% 3
North East +10 18 £200 -13.04% 2
Northern Ireland -51 5 £78 -31.11%

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1990 (100.00%) Windows
2 1129 (56.73%) Active Directory
3 897 (45.08%) Microsoft
4 789 (39.65%) Windows 10
5 657 (33.02%) Microsoft Office
6 474 (23.82%) SCCM
7 426 (21.41%) Office 365
8 408 (20.50%) ITIL
9 384 (19.30%) Windows Server
10 346 (17.39%) VMware
11 344 (17.29%) Citrix
12 318 (15.98%) Windows 8
13 311 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
14 278 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
15 244 (12.26%) MS Exchange
16 236 (11.86%) Security Cleared
17 230 (11.56%) Migration
18 220 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 213 (10.70%) Finance
20 203 (10.20%) Blackberry
21 189 (9.50%) Cisco
22 187 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
23 182 (9.15%) DNS
24 176 (8.84%) PowerShell
25 175 (8.79%) TCP/IP
26 166 (8.34%) SLA
27 164 (8.24%) SC Cleared
28 160 (8.04%) Windows XP
29 157 (7.89%) DHCP
30 156 (7.84%) HP

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
1 244 (12.26%) MS Exchange
2 123 (6.18%) SharePoint
3 110 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 95 (4.77%) Skype for Business
5 63 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 62 (3.12%) IBM Notes
7 51 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 38 (1.91%) IIS
9 36 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 26 (1.31%) CMS
11 18 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.40%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.35%) GroupWise
16 5 (0.25%) Liferay
16 5 (0.25%) Live Communications Server
16 5 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
17 3 (0.15%) Moodle
17 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 657 (33.02%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.30%) Houdini
6 6 (0.30%) Maya
6 6 (0.30%) NUKE
6 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.15%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.10%) 3ds Max
9 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.10%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.050%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.050%) Shockwave
10 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.050%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 29 (1.46%) Eikon
2 14 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.20%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) SystmOne
5 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.050%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.050%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.050%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.050%) Summit
6 1 (0.050%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 426 (21.41%) Office 365
2 65 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.71%) OneDrive
4 12 (0.60%) Mimecast
5 11 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.35%) Yammer
7 4 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.20%) SaaS
8 3 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.15%) IaaS
8 3 (0.15%) PaaS
9 1 (0.050%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.050%) G Suite
9 1 (0.050%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.050%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 182 (9.15%) DNS
2 175 (8.79%) TCP/IP
3 157 (7.89%) DHCP
4 151 (7.59%) LAN
5 139 (6.98%) VPN
6 119 (5.98%) WAN
7 100 (5.03%) Internet
8 86 (4.32%) Firewall
9 81 (4.07%) Skype
10 64 (3.22%) Wireless
11 63 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
12 61 (3.07%) SAN
13 50 (2.51%) VoIP
14 42 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
15 38 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
16 32 (1.61%) Ethernet
17 31 (1.56%) VLAN
18 20 (1.01%) Intranet
19 19 (0.95%) HTTP
20 18 (0.90%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (3.42%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 10 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.25%) JasperReports
5 5 (0.25%) MS Access
5 5 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (0.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.15%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.15%) MySQL
8 2 (0.10%) GIS
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.10%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.050%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.050%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.050%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 57 (2.86%) MSI
2 20 (1.01%) InstallShield
3 9 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.40%) AdminStudio
5 7 (0.35%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.30%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.30%) WiX
7 5 (0.25%) JIRA
7 5 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.20%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.15%) Ant
9 3 (0.15%) Subversion
9 3 (0.15%) Xcode
10 2 (0.10%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.10%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.10%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.10%) Wise Package Studio
11 1 (0.050%) Oracle Forms
General
1 213 (10.70%) Finance
2 77 (3.87%) Banking
3 56 (2.81%) Legal
4 45 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 44 (2.21%) Law
6 39 (1.96%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.66%) Retail
8 32 (1.61%) Front Office
9 15 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 12 (0.60%) Advertising
10 12 (0.60%) French Language
11 11 (0.55%) Local Government
12 10 (0.50%) Back Office
12 10 (0.50%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.45%) Electronics
13 9 (0.45%) Hindi Language
13 9 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.45%) Tamil Language
13 9 (0.45%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 486 (24.42%) Analyst
2 416 (20.90%) Desktop Support
3 398 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 270 (13.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 226 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
6 215 (10.80%) Support Analyst
7 211 (10.60%) Service Analyst
8 204 (10.25%) Service Desk Analyst
9 183 (9.20%) IT Support
10 161 (8.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 133 (6.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 127 (6.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 124 (6.23%) Windows Engineer
14 110 (5.53%) 1st Line Support
15 109 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 93 (4.67%) Service Desk Support
17 90 (4.52%) IT Analyst
18 84 (4.22%) 3rd Line Support
19 83 (4.17%) IT Engineer
20 71 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.31%) .NET
2 34 (1.71%) XML
3 15 (0.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 15 (0.75%) STL
4 11 (0.55%) WSH
5 9 (0.45%) HTML
6 8 (0.40%) Web Services
7 6 (0.30%) Java EE
7 6 (0.30%) SOAP
7 6 (0.30%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.25%) HTML5
8 5 (0.25%) Middleware
8 5 (0.25%) WPF
9 4 (0.20%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.20%) Flash
10 3 (0.15%) Cocoa
10 3 (0.15%) DOM
10 3 (0.15%) EDI
10 3 (0.15%) SAML
10 3 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 203 (10.20%) Blackberry
2 137 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (4.37%) iPhone
4 76 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
5 69 (3.47%) iPad
6 61 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 55 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 54 (2.71%) Smartphone
9 44 (2.21%) Data Centre
10 42 (2.11%) Client/Server
11 38 (1.91%) BYOD
12 23 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 23 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 19 (0.95%) CESG
13 19 (0.95%) Fixed Income
14 18 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
15 17 (0.85%) FMCG
16 16 (0.80%) NHS
16 16 (0.80%) Replication
17 15 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1990 (100.00%) Windows
2 789 (39.65%) Windows 10
3 384 (19.30%) Windows Server
4 318 (15.98%) Windows 8
5 311 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 278 (13.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 160 (8.04%) Windows XP
8 113 (5.68%) Android
9 107 (5.38%) Apple iOS
10 97 (4.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 86 (4.32%) Linux
12 66 (3.32%) Mac OS
13 59 (2.96%) Mac OS X
14 29 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (1.21%) Windows Vista
16 23 (1.16%) Unix
17 16 (0.80%) Windows Phone
18 15 (0.75%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.60%) Ubuntu
20 11 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (20.50%) ITIL
2 230 (11.56%) Migration
3 92 (4.62%) Incident Management
4 87 (4.37%) Time Management
5 80 (4.02%) Service Management
6 67 (3.37%) Service Delivery
7 65 (3.27%) Application Packaging
8 62 (3.12%) Change Management
9 61 (3.07%) Project Management
10 57 (2.86%) ITSM
11 52 (2.61%) Asset Management
11 52 (2.61%) Configuration Management
12 51 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
13 50 (2.51%) Patch Management
13 50 (2.51%) Problem Management
14 42 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (2.01%) Agile Software Development
16 36 (1.81%) Coaching
17 34 (1.71%) Break/Fix
18 32 (1.61%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 176 (8.84%) PowerShell
2 97 (4.87%) SQL
3 70 (3.52%) VBScript
4 46 (2.31%) Java
5 42 (2.11%) Python
6 29 (1.46%) C#
7 23 (1.16%) C
8 20 (1.01%) C++
9 13 (0.65%) VB
10 7 (0.35%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.30%) Perl
12 5 (0.25%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.15%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.15%) AWK
13 3 (0.15%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.15%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.15%) PHP
14 2 (0.10%) REXX
14 2 (0.10%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 236 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 187 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 164 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 103 (5.18%) MCSE
5 72 (3.62%) MCP
6 64 (3.22%) Degree
7 60 (3.02%) MCSA
8 43 (2.16%) MCDST
9 34 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
10 31 (1.56%) CCNA
10 31 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
11 30 (1.51%) A+ Certification
12 29 (1.46%) DV Cleared
13 26 (1.31%) MCITP
13 26 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (1.06%) Network+ Certification
15 16 (0.80%) ACHDS
15 16 (0.80%) MCSM
16 15 (0.75%) ACDT
16 15 (0.75%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (8.34%) SLA
2 25 (1.26%) QA
3 16 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.45%) PMO
5 8 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.10%) ECSS
7 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.050%) GDPR
7 1 (0.050%) GxP
7 1 (0.050%) MiFID
7 1 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1129 (56.73%) Active Directory
2 220 (11.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
4 93 (4.67%) XenApp
5 84 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 55 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 52 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
8 39 (1.96%) vSphere
9 38 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 36 (1.81%) BitLocker
11 26 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
12 23 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.85%) XenServer
14 13 (0.65%) Samba
15 12 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
16 9 (0.45%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.35%) NFS
17 7 (0.35%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.20%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 474 (23.82%) SCCM
2 56 (2.81%) WSUS
3 45 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 42 (2.11%) AirWatch
5 38 (1.91%) SCOM
6 28 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 27 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 23 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (0.95%) Backup Exec
10 19 (0.95%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.80%) DameWare
11 16 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.55%) WMI
13 9 (0.45%) Ansible
14 8 (0.40%) ThinApp
14 8 (0.40%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 6 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
16 6 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 897 (45.08%) Microsoft
2 346 (17.39%) VMware
3 344 (17.29%) Citrix
4 189 (9.50%) Cisco
5 156 (7.84%) HP
6 138 (6.93%) Apple
7 87 (4.37%) Symantec
8 79 (3.97%) Bloomberg
9 75 (3.77%) Dell
10 61 (3.07%) LANDesk
10 61 (3.07%) Lotus
11 60 (3.02%) Reuters
12 53 (2.66%) McAfee
13 47 (2.36%) AppSense
14 45 (2.26%) Oracle
14 45 (2.26%) ServiceNow
15 43 (2.16%) Altiris
16 36 (1.81%) Sophos
17 32 (1.61%) Red Hat
18 31 (1.56%) Remedy