Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 120 92
Rank change year-on-year -5 -28 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 2,064 1,841 2,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.05% 2.04% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.89% 9.91% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,078 957 1,255
UK median daily rate £225 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £114 £106 £110
90th Percentile £450 £418 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £175 £200
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 493 392 552
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 £10.50
90th Percentile £30.00 £21.88 £22.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%

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 20,861 18,580 23,372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.70% 20.59% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,202 11,751 14,440
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,338 1,115 1,388
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -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 23 May 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 23 May 2018.

Contractor 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 23 May 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 -8 1,764 £225 +26.76% 312
UK excluding London -14 1,257 £225 +28.57% 224
London +13 750 £233 +22.37% 106
South East -22 339 £210 +20.00% 63
North of England +3 258 £165 +10.00% 58
Scotland +5 183 £265 +45.21% 12
Midlands -19 164 £300 +50.00% 29
South West +13 154 £200 +5.26% 23
North West +15 131 £145 -18.31% 29
East of England -32 100 £185 +5.71% 33
Yorkshire -17 96 £160 +28.00% 24
East Midlands +21 94 £300 +20.00% 17
West Midlands -49 70 £290 +58.90% 12
Wales 0 53 £298 +65.28% 5
North East +8 31 £205 -1.20% 5
Northern Ireland +3 5 £128 -43.33%
Channel Islands -6 2 £625 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 2,064 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,278 (61.92%) Active Directory
3 1,114 (53.97%) Windows 10
4 984 (47.67%) Microsoft
5 668 (32.36%) Microsoft Office
6 580 (28.10%) SCCM
7 527 (25.53%) Office 365
8 422 (20.45%) Windows Server
9 413 (20.01%) Citrix
10 409 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 403 (19.53%) ITIL
12 385 (18.65%) VMware
13 301 (14.58%) Migration
14 294 (14.24%) DNS
15 285 (13.81%) MS Exchange
16 284 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 279 (13.52%) Windows 8
18 268 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 265 (12.84%) Security Cleared
20 261 (12.65%) DHCP
21 237 (11.48%) Finance
22 212 (10.27%) PowerShell
23 211 (10.22%) SLA
24 204 (9.88%) Windows XP
24 204 (9.88%) SC Cleared
25 180 (8.72%) HP
26 179 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
27 168 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
28 163 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
29 157 (7.61%) Cisco

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
1 285 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 128 (6.20%) Skype for Business
3 124 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 110 (5.33%) SharePoint
5 44 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 35 (1.70%) IIS
7 32 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (0.92%) Apache
8 19 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
10 17 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (0.78%) IBM Notes
12 12 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.29%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.24%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.19%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.19%) CMS
16 4 (0.19%) JBoss
17 3 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 668 (32.36%) Microsoft Office
2 74 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.19%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.19%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.19%) Windchill
8 3 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.048%) InDesign
9 1 (0.048%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.048%) Revit
9 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.048%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (0.44%) Eikon
2 5 (0.24%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.19%) SystmOne
4 3 (0.15%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.097%) assyst
5 2 (0.097%) Carpe Diem
5 2 (0.097%) Elite 3E
5 2 (0.097%) ENOVIA
5 2 (0.097%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.097%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.097%) Primavera
5 2 (0.097%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.048%) Maximo
6 1 (0.048%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.048%) SnowdropKCS
6 1 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 527 (25.53%) Office 365
2 93 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.31%) OneDrive
4 20 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (0.58%) G Suite
6 12 (0.58%) IaaS
7 11 (0.53%) SaaS
8 7 (0.34%) PaaS
9 6 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.097%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.097%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.097%) Yammer
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.048%) GitHub
11 1 (0.048%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.048%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 294 (14.24%) DNS
2 261 (12.65%) DHCP
3 157 (7.61%) VPN
4 156 (7.56%) LAN
5 134 (6.49%) WAN
6 123 (5.96%) TCP/IP
7 113 (5.47%) Skype
8 100 (4.84%) Firewall
9 95 (4.60%) Internet
10 58 (2.81%) Remote Desktop
11 56 (2.71%) Wi-Fi
12 54 (2.62%) SAN
12 54 (2.62%) VoIP
13 29 (1.41%) Wireless
14 28 (1.36%) 3G
15 27 (1.31%) Intranet
16 22 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
16 22 (1.07%) IP Telephony
17 19 (0.92%) NetScaler
18 17 (0.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 19 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (0.44%) GIS
6 8 (0.39%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.15%) MS Access
10 2 (0.097%) Big Data
10 2 (0.097%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.097%) Power BI
10 2 (0.097%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.048%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 60 (2.91%) MSI
2 31 (1.50%) HP UFT
2 31 (1.50%) WinRunner
3 26 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.92%) AdminStudio
5 17 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 15 (0.73%) Subversion
7 13 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.44%) TestDirector
10 7 (0.34%) Hudson
10 7 (0.34%) InstallShield
10 7 (0.34%) JIRA
10 7 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
10 7 (0.34%) Xcode
11 5 (0.24%) StarTeam
12 2 (0.097%) Selenium
12 2 (0.097%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.097%) WinDbg
12 2 (0.097%) WiX
General
1 237 (11.48%) Finance
2 85 (4.12%) Banking
3 62 (3.00%) Legal
4 58 (2.81%) Law
5 51 (2.47%) Retail
6 37 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.50%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.41%) Publishing
9 26 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.07%) Back Office
11 13 (0.63%) Advertising
12 11 (0.53%) Front Office
13 10 (0.48%) Marketing
14 7 (0.34%) Automotive
14 7 (0.34%) Local Government
15 6 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
16 5 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
16 5 (0.24%) French Language
16 5 (0.24%) German Language
16 5 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 503 (24.37%) Analyst
2 452 (21.90%) Desktop Support
3 354 (17.15%) Support Engineer
4 281 (13.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 245 (11.87%) Service Analyst
6 238 (11.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 221 (10.71%) Desktop Engineer
8 188 (9.11%) Support Analyst
9 175 (8.48%) IT Support
10 135 (6.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 133 (6.44%) Windows Engineer
12 117 (5.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 104 (5.04%) IT Analyst
14 100 (4.84%) IT Engineer
15 99 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 87 (4.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 84 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 83 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
19 82 (3.97%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
20 71 (3.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.21%) XML
2 23 (1.11%) .NET
3 18 (0.87%) HTML
4 16 (0.78%) Web Services
5 12 (0.58%) 802.1X
5 12 (0.58%) Software Packaging
6 10 (0.48%) REST
7 9 (0.44%) JSON
7 9 (0.44%) SOAP
8 8 (0.39%) WPF
9 7 (0.34%) Cocoa
10 6 (0.29%) X-Windows
11 5 (0.24%) COM
12 4 (0.19%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.19%) CSS
12 4 (0.19%) LDAP
13 3 (0.15%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.15%) Apache Axis
13 3 (0.15%) HTML5
13 3 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (6.59%) Blackberry
2 117 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 106 (5.14%) iPhone
4 87 (4.22%) iPad
5 82 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.81%) Data Centre
7 54 (2.62%) Smartphone
8 52 (2.52%) Fat Client
8 52 (2.52%) Thin Client
9 50 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
10 48 (2.33%) Management Information System
11 44 (2.13%) Clustering
12 38 (1.84%) PDA
13 37 (1.79%) Driving Licence
14 34 (1.65%) PKI
15 25 (1.21%) Computer Science
16 17 (0.82%) NHS
17 15 (0.73%) User Experience
18 11 (0.53%) CMDB
19 10 (0.48%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,064 (100.00%) Windows
2 1,114 (53.97%) Windows 10
3 422 (20.45%) Windows Server
4 409 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 284 (13.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 279 (13.52%) Windows 8
7 204 (9.88%) Windows XP
8 179 (8.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 108 (5.23%) Android
10 102 (4.94%) Linux
11 87 (4.22%) Apple iOS
12 71 (3.44%) Mac OS X
13 56 (2.71%) Unix
14 44 (2.13%) Windows Vista
15 43 (2.08%) AIX
16 42 (2.03%) Mac OS
17 27 (1.31%) Windows 2000
18 24 (1.16%) Solaris
19 12 (0.58%) Windows Phone
20 11 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (19.53%) ITIL
2 301 (14.58%) Migration
3 168 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
4 124 (6.01%) Time Management
5 98 (4.75%) Change Management
6 95 (4.60%) Service Management
7 84 (4.07%) Break/Fix
8 72 (3.49%) Service Delivery
9 69 (3.34%) Application Packaging
10 68 (3.29%) Incident Management
11 65 (3.15%) ITSM
12 64 (3.10%) Problem Management
13 60 (2.91%) ITIL V3
14 56 (2.71%) Root Cause Analysis
15 52 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
16 47 (2.28%) Software Deployment
17 45 (2.18%) Asset Management
18 42 (2.03%) Configuration Management
19 38 (1.84%) Software Testing
19 38 (1.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 212 (10.27%) PowerShell
2 119 (5.77%) SQL
3 77 (3.73%) VBScript
4 43 (2.08%) VB
5 26 (1.26%) C
6 21 (1.02%) Java
7 18 (0.87%) C#
7 18 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 17 (0.82%) C++
9 16 (0.78%) Bash Shell
10 10 (0.48%) Apple Swift
10 10 (0.48%) Objective-C
10 10 (0.48%) VBA
11 9 (0.44%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.29%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.24%) R
14 4 (0.19%) VB6
14 4 (0.19%) XPath
15 3 (0.15%) VC++
Qualifications
1 265 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 204 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 163 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 88 (4.26%) MCSE
5 63 (3.05%) MCP
6 57 (2.76%) MCSA
7 56 (2.71%) Degree
8 47 (2.28%) DV Cleared
9 44 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (1.65%) ISTQB
11 33 (1.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 29 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (1.26%) CCNA
14 23 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
15 21 (1.02%) MCITP
16 20 (0.97%) DBS Check
17 19 (0.92%) A+ Certification
18 18 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 15 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
19 15 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 211 (10.22%) SLA
2 32 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 21 (1.02%) QA
4 12 (0.58%) PMO
5 6 (0.29%) GDPR
5 6 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.15%) GxP
6 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.048%) ECSS
7 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,278 (61.92%) Active Directory
2 268 (12.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (6.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 116 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 112 (5.43%) XenApp
6 102 (4.94%) Hyper-V
7 88 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 67 (3.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 60 (2.91%) vSphere
10 40 (1.94%) BitLocker
11 38 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
12 35 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
13 34 (1.65%) XenServer
14 17 (0.82%) Docker
15 14 (0.68%) Terminal Services
16 10 (0.48%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.34%) Terminal Server
18 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 2 (0.097%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 580 (28.10%) SCCM
2 72 (3.49%) WSUS
3 68 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 56 (2.71%) AirWatch
5 54 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
6 33 (1.60%) SCOM
7 29 (1.41%) HP ALM
8 26 (1.26%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 22 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
11 20 (0.97%) vCenter Server
12 19 (0.92%) Backup Exec
13 14 (0.68%) Netcool
14 13 (0.63%) NetBackup
15 12 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 9 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (0.34%) DameWare
18 5 (0.24%) Failover Clustering
18 5 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
18 5 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 984 (47.67%) Microsoft
2 413 (20.01%) Citrix
3 385 (18.65%) VMware
4 180 (8.72%) HP
5 157 (7.61%) Cisco
6 147 (7.12%) Apple
7 141 (6.83%) Ivanti
8 97 (4.70%) McAfee
9 57 (2.76%) ServiceNow
10 50 (2.42%) Symantec
11 47 (2.28%) Dell
12 39 (1.89%) Bloomberg
13 37 (1.79%) NetApp
13 37 (1.79%) Veritas
14 34 (1.65%) Remedy
15 32 (1.55%) Oracle
16 27 (1.31%) Adobe
16 27 (1.31%) Reuters
17 24 (1.16%) ThinPrint
17 24 (1.16%) Wyse