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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 35 46 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 117 97 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.61% 3.64% 5.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.20% 14.79% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 85
Average daily rate £160 £160 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -26.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £90 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £296 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £223 £213
% change year-on-year
-4.71% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.20 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
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
552 656 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.76% 24.63% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 324 296
Average daily rate £340 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 98 84
Average hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Essex +28 42 £133 +47.22% 8
Cambridgeshire +1 26 £135 -18.18% 5
Bedfordshire +6 13 £140 -40.42% 2
Hertfordshire +3 13 £153 +3.38% 6
Suffolk +2 11 £160 -
Norfolk -7 11 £300 +122.22% 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Windows 7
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 234 (100.00%) Windows
2 148 (63.25%) Active Directory
3 128 (54.70%) MS Office
4 92 (39.32%) Microsoft
5 85 (36.32%) MS Excel
6 69 (29.49%) Citrix
7 58 (24.79%) Incident Management
8 57 (24.36%) Windows 8
9 56 (23.93%) Finance
10 49 (20.94%) Blackberry
10 49 (20.94%) ITIL
11 35 (14.96%) Law
11 35 (14.96%) Document Management
12 33 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (12.82%) Windows XP
13 30 (12.82%) MS Exchange
14 28 (11.97%) SLA
15 26 (11.11%) Apple
16 23 (9.83%) SCCM
16 23 (9.83%) Windows Server
17 21 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (7.26%) MCSE
20 15 (6.41%) Office 365
20 15 (6.41%) VMware
20 15 (6.41%) DNS
21 14 (5.98%) LAN
21 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
21 14 (5.98%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 30 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.85%) IIS
5 8 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (3.42%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.85%) Documentum
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 128 (54.70%) MS Office
2 85 (36.32%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.85%) BASE24
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.41%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.41%) DNS
2 14 (5.98%) LAN
2 14 (5.98%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.70%) WAN
4 6 (2.56%) Firewall
4 6 (2.56%) VoIP
5 5 (2.14%) SAN
5 5 (2.14%) VPN
6 4 (1.71%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (1.71%) Wireless
7 3 (1.28%) DHCP
7 3 (1.28%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.28%) MPLS
7 3 (1.28%) Skype
8 2 (0.85%) SpaceWire
9 1 (0.43%) Internet
9 1 (0.43%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.43%) NAS
9 1 (0.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.43%) GIS
4 1 (0.43%) MS Access
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Bugzilla
1 2 (0.85%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 56 (23.93%) Finance
2 35 (14.96%) Law
3 8 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.99%) Local Government
5 4 (1.71%) Retail
6 3 (1.28%) French Language
7 2 (0.85%) Automotive
7 2 (0.85%) Avionics
7 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) Electronics
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (40.17%) Analyst
2 57 (24.36%) Help Desk Analyst
2 57 (24.36%) Service Analyst
3 56 (23.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 45 (19.23%) Desktop Support
5 42 (17.95%) Support Engineer
6 35 (14.96%) Support Analyst
7 28 (11.97%) Desktop Engineer
8 25 (10.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 24 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 24 (10.26%) Help Desk Support
10 23 (9.83%) Active Directory Support
11 21 (8.97%) Citrix Support
12 20 (8.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
13 19 (8.12%) Citrix Analyst
13 19 (8.12%) Citrix Support Analyst
13 19 (8.12%) IT Analyst
14 18 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
15 17 (7.26%) 1st Line Support
15 17 (7.26%) Active Directory Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.85%) .NET
1 2 (0.85%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.43%) Classic ASP
2 1 (0.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.94%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.98%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.70%) iPhone
4 5 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.14%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.14%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.71%) NHS
6 3 (1.28%) CCTV
6 3 (1.28%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.85%) iPad
7 2 (0.85%) Robotics
7 2 (0.85%) Statistics
7 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 234 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (24.36%) Windows 8
3 33 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (12.82%) Windows XP
5 23 (9.83%) Windows Server
6 21 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (8.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.70%) Apple iOS
9 8 (3.42%) Mac OS
9 8 (3.42%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.42%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.28%) Android
10 3 (1.28%) Linux
10 3 (1.28%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.43%) Unix
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (24.79%) Incident Management
2 49 (20.94%) ITIL
3 35 (14.96%) Document Management
4 12 (5.13%) Service Management
5 10 (4.27%) CRM
5 10 (4.27%) Migration
6 9 (3.85%) ITSM
6 9 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.42%) Software Deployment
8 6 (2.56%) Information Security
8 6 (2.56%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.14%) Application Packaging
9 5 (2.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.14%) Performance Management
10 4 (1.71%) UML
11 3 (1.28%) Configuration Management
11 3 (1.28%) Problem Management
11 3 (1.28%) Project Management
11 3 (1.28%) Scrum
11 3 (1.28%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.98%) SQL
2 5 (2.14%) C
3 4 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.28%) Java
5 2 (0.85%) ANSI C
5 2 (0.85%) C#
5 2 (0.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (8.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.26%) MCSE
3 14 (5.98%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.99%) Degree
6 5 (2.14%) MCP
6 5 (2.14%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.28%) MCSA
8 2 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.43%) MCDST
9 1 (0.43%) MCITP
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.97%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.85%) ECSS
4 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 148 (63.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.14%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.85%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) XenApp
6 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (9.83%) SCCM
2 7 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.85%) Control-M
6 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 92 (39.32%) Microsoft
2 69 (29.49%) Citrix
3 26 (11.11%) Apple
4 15 (6.41%) VMware
5 10 (4.27%) Symantec
6 8 (3.42%) Avaya
6 8 (3.42%) Cisco
7 6 (2.56%) HP
8 5 (2.14%) Remedy
9 3 (1.28%) Altiris
9 3 (1.28%) BMC
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle
10 2 (0.85%) Blue Prism
10 2 (0.85%) Kofax
10 2 (0.85%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.85%) Sun
10 2 (0.85%) WorldPay
11 1 (0.43%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.43%) Toshiba
11 1 (0.43%) Wyse
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