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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 42 27 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 110 149 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.22% 5.23% 4.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.74% 23.39% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 81 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.91% -25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £113 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £200 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.25% -24.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 29 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £21.30 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
620 637 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 23.81% 22.34% 24.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 296 239
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 90 118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Cambridgeshire +12 32 £125 -46.80% 10
Hertfordshire +2 20 £160 -34.69% 4
Norfolk -5 20 £175 +45.83% 2
Essex -9 18 £155 -61.25% 1
Suffolk -3 11 £160 +6.66%
Bedfordshire -19 9 £323 -14.00%
Windows 7
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 231 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (51.08%) Active Directory
3 94 (40.69%) MS Office
4 83 (35.93%) Microsoft
5 73 (31.60%) ITIL
6 55 (23.81%) Windows XP
6 55 (23.81%) Citrix
7 53 (22.94%) MS Excel
8 45 (19.48%) Blackberry
9 42 (18.18%) Finance
10 38 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (15.15%) Migration
12 34 (14.72%) SCCM
13 32 (13.85%) Incident Management
14 31 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (9.96%) MS Exchange
16 22 (9.52%) Document Management
17 21 (9.09%) Windows 8
17 21 (9.09%) TCP/IP
17 21 (9.09%) Law
18 19 (8.23%) VMware
19 18 (7.79%) Service Delivery
19 18 (7.79%) WAN
19 18 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (7.36%) LAN
20 17 (7.36%) HP
21 15 (6.49%) Service Management
21 15 (6.49%) SLA
21 15 (6.49%) SQL
22 14 (6.06%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (9.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.63%) Lync
3 12 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.73%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.43%) IIS
7 1 (0.43%) CMS
Applications
1 94 (40.69%) MS Office
2 53 (22.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 18 (7.79%) WAN
3 17 (7.36%) LAN
4 13 (5.63%) VPN
5 12 (5.19%) DNS
6 9 (3.90%) DHCP
7 6 (2.60%) Firewall
8 5 (2.16%) VoIP
8 5 (2.16%) Wireless
9 3 (1.30%) SAN
9 3 (1.30%) Internet
10 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 42 (18.18%) Finance
2 21 (9.09%) Law
3 12 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.30%) Local Government
5 2 (0.87%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.43%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 92 (39.83%) Analyst
2 51 (22.08%) Service Analyst
2 51 (22.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 41 (17.75%) Desktop Support
4 39 (16.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 38 (16.45%) Support Analyst
6 33 (14.29%) Support Engineer
7 30 (12.99%) Help Desk Analyst
8 20 (8.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 18 (7.79%) Rollout Engineer
10 17 (7.36%) Desktop Analyst
10 17 (7.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 15 (6.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (6.49%) IT Support
12 13 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 10 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
15 8 (3.46%) Deployment Engineer
16 7 (3.03%) Field Engineer
16 7 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.60%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.48%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.19%) iPad
3 10 (4.33%) NHS
4 9 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.46%) iPhone
6 6 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.73%) Statistics
9 3 (1.30%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.87%) VLE
10 2 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.87%) FMCG
10 2 (0.87%) Wiki
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.43%) CCTV
11 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 231 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (23.81%) Windows XP
3 38 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 13 (5.63%) Mac OS X
7 12 (5.19%) Windows Vista
8 10 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.60%) Android
10 5 (2.16%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.43%) Linux
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (31.60%) ITIL
2 35 (15.15%) Migration
3 32 (13.85%) Incident Management
4 22 (9.52%) Document Management
5 18 (7.79%) Service Delivery
6 15 (6.49%) Service Management
7 9 (3.90%) Project Management
8 6 (2.60%) Change Management
8 6 (2.60%) Asset Management
9 5 (2.16%) Time Management
10 4 (1.73%) Information Security
10 4 (1.73%) E-Commerce
10 4 (1.73%) Data Migration
10 4 (1.73%) Change Control
10 4 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (1.30%) Problem Management
11 3 (1.30%) Systems Analysis
11 3 (1.30%) CAD
12 2 (0.87%) ITSM
12 2 (0.87%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.49%) SQL
2 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.46%) MCP
3 8 (3.46%) MCSE
3 8 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.03%) Degree
4 7 (3.03%) CCNA
5 5 (2.16%) MCDST
6 4 (1.73%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 118 (51.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.60%) XenApp
4 5 (2.16%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.30%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.87%) XenServer
8 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (14.72%) SCCM
2 4 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.87%) ZENworks
4 2 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.87%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 83 (35.93%) Microsoft
2 55 (23.81%) Citrix
3 19 (8.23%) VMware
4 17 (7.36%) HP
5 14 (6.06%) Cisco
6 13 (5.63%) Apple
7 12 (5.19%) Symantec
8 11 (4.76%) Sophos
9 9 (3.90%) Avaya
10 8 (3.46%) Dell
11 7 (3.03%) Adobe
12 6 (2.60%) Wyse
12 6 (2.60%) Altiris
13 5 (2.16%) Remedy
13 5 (2.16%) McAfee
14 4 (1.73%) Lotus
14 4 (1.73%) MobileIron
14 4 (1.73%) Panasonic
15 3 (1.30%) LANDesk
15 3 (1.30%) SonicWALL
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