The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 42 20 42
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 135 199 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.52% 6.74% 4.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.18% 24.88% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 98 44
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -14.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £382 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £205 £280
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 51 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £23.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Windows 7
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
786 800 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.31% 27.10% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 377 244
Average daily rate £325 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 128 107
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £31.35 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the East of England region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the East of England region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Norfolk +7 34 £175 -
Essex -18 34 £356 +23.91% 2
Cambridgeshire -19 34 £256 +26.54% 5
Hertfordshire -30 16 £175 -4.10% 10
Suffolk +7 9 £180 -1.36% 1
Bedfordshire -2 8 £190 -25.12% 3
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 247 (100.00%) Windows
2 140 (56.68%) Active Directory
3 80 (32.39%) Microsoft
4 78 (31.58%) Citrix
5 76 (30.77%) MS Office
6 74 (29.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (29.15%) ITIL
8 65 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (21.05%) MS Excel
9 52 (21.05%) VMware
10 44 (17.81%) HP
11 40 (16.19%) MS Exchange
11 40 (16.19%) SQL
12 39 (15.79%) Windows XP
12 39 (15.79%) SCCM
13 38 (15.38%) SLA
13 38 (15.38%) SAN
14 37 (14.98%) Blackberry
15 34 (13.77%) Symantec
15 34 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 33 (13.36%) SharePoint
17 31 (12.55%) Finance
18 29 (11.74%) Cisco
19 28 (11.34%) CRM
19 28 (11.34%) Migration
20 27 (10.93%) Incident Management
21 26 (10.53%) Xen
21 26 (10.53%) Windows 8
21 26 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
22 24 (9.72%) Backup Exec

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (16.19%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.36%) SharePoint
3 26 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.21%) Lync
7 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.21%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle UPK
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.40%) IIS
9 1 (0.40%) CMS
Applications
1 76 (30.77%) MS Office
2 52 (21.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (8.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (4.45%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.40%) TeleForm
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.24%) Office 365
2 2 (0.81%) Taleo
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.38%) SAN
2 17 (6.88%) Firewall
3 15 (6.07%) LAN
4 14 (5.67%) WAN
4 14 (5.67%) VPN
5 12 (4.86%) DNS
5 12 (4.86%) Wireless
5 12 (4.86%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.24%) DHCP
7 6 (2.43%) VoIP
8 5 (2.02%) Internet
9 4 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.81%) Intranet
10 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.40%) VLAN
11 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.40%) ADSL
11 1 (0.40%) PBX
11 1 (0.40%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (2.02%) MSI
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 31 (12.55%) Finance
2 16 (6.48%) Law
3 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.21%) Local Government
4 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (40.08%) Analyst
2 46 (18.62%) Service Analyst
2 46 (18.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 43 (17.41%) Support Analyst
4 39 (15.79%) Desktop Support
5 38 (15.38%) Support Engineer
6 29 (11.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (11.34%) Help Desk Analyst
8 20 (8.10%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (8.10%) Operations Engineer
9 16 (6.48%) Desktop Analyst
10 15 (6.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 15 (6.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 12 (4.86%) IT Support
11 12 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (3.64%) Rollout Engineer
14 8 (3.24%) Help Desk Support
14 8 (3.24%) 1st Line Support
15 7 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.83%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) Middleware
2 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.98%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.45%) HP Storage
3 10 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.05%) iPhone
4 8 (3.24%) iPad
5 7 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.43%) NHS
7 5 (2.02%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.62%) Statistics
9 3 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.21%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.21%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.21%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.21%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.81%) Clustering
10 2 (0.81%) VLE
10 2 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.81%) GIS
10 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.81%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 247 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (29.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 34 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 12 (4.86%) Mac OS X
8 6 (2.43%) Linux
8 6 (2.43%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.62%) Android
11 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.81%) UNIX
12 1 (0.40%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (29.15%) ITIL
2 28 (11.34%) CRM
2 28 (11.34%) Migration
3 27 (10.93%) Incident Management
4 18 (7.29%) Document Management
5 16 (6.48%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.86%) Capacity Planning
6 12 (4.86%) Change Control
7 9 (3.64%) Project Management
8 7 (2.83%) Service Management
8 7 (2.83%) Network Management
9 6 (2.43%) Change Management
9 6 (2.43%) Asset Management
10 5 (2.02%) Time Management
10 5 (2.02%) Process Management
10 5 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (1.62%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.62%) E-Commerce
11 4 (1.62%) Information Security
11 4 (1.62%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.19%) SQL
2 5 (2.02%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.40%) C
3 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.40%) VB
3 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.86%) MCSE
4 10 (4.05%) Degree
4 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.24%) MCP
5 8 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.83%) CCNA
7 5 (2.02%) MCDST
8 4 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.21%) PMP
9 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.21%) MCSA
10 2 (0.81%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.81%) MOS
11 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 140 (56.68%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.53%) Xen
3 16 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.05%) XenApp
5 7 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.62%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.81%) vSphere
8 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.81%) XenServer
9 1 (0.40%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 39 (15.79%) SCCM
2 24 (9.72%) Backup Exec
3 7 (2.83%) ARCserve
4 4 (1.62%) SCOM
5 3 (1.21%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.81%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.40%) SAP Afaria
7 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.40%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 78 (31.58%) Citrix
3 52 (21.05%) VMware
4 44 (17.81%) HP
5 34 (13.77%) Symantec
6 29 (11.74%) Cisco
7 23 (9.31%) SAP
8 21 (8.50%) Hitachi
9 13 (5.26%) Dell
10 9 (3.64%) Oracle
11 8 (3.24%) Apple
12 7 (2.83%) Sophos
12 7 (2.83%) Altiris
12 7 (2.83%) CA
13 6 (2.43%) Avaya
13 6 (2.43%) LANDesk
13 6 (2.43%) Remedy
14 4 (1.62%) McAfee
14 4 (1.62%) Wyse
14 4 (1.62%) Panasonic
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