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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 148 170 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.23% 7.00% 4.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.68% 24.22% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 50 27
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£133 £168 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £117 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £318 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.48% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 59 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £10.90 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £25.10 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
752 702 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.58% 28.92% 25.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 297 278
Average daily rate £325 £298 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 147 140
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -18.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £39.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 +5 54 £138 -27.63% 7
Essex -15 40 £158 -42.72% 6
Hertfordshire -26 21 £145 -6.45% 7
Norfolk 0 11 £133 +6.00%
Suffolk -5 11 £108 -32.81% 3
Bedfordshire -14 9 £130 -46.93%
Windows 7
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 309 (100.00%) Windows
2 161 (52.10%) Active Directory
3 121 (39.16%) MS Office
4 109 (35.28%) Microsoft
5 74 (23.95%) Windows XP
6 71 (22.98%) Finance
7 69 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (22.01%) Citrix
9 66 (21.36%) MS Excel
10 54 (17.48%) Blackberry
11 50 (16.18%) ITIL
12 44 (14.24%) TCP/IP
13 43 (13.92%) MS Exchange
13 43 (13.92%) SCCM
14 39 (12.62%) Migration
15 37 (11.97%) Incident Management
16 35 (11.33%) Windows 8
17 29 (9.39%) LAN
17 29 (9.39%) WAN
18 28 (9.06%) Document Management
19 27 (8.74%) DHCP
19 27 (8.74%) DNS
19 27 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (8.09%) Law
21 24 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
22 22 (7.12%) Telecoms
22 22 (7.12%) Video Conferencing
22 22 (7.12%) VPN
23 19 (6.15%) VMware
23 19 (6.15%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 43 (13.92%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (5.18%) Lync
4 8 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.62%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.32%) CICS
10 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 121 (39.16%) MS Office
2 66 (21.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.97%) SaaS
2 2 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (14.24%) TCP/IP
2 29 (9.39%) LAN
2 29 (9.39%) WAN
3 27 (8.74%) DHCP
3 27 (8.74%) DNS
4 22 (7.12%) VPN
5 12 (3.88%) SAN
6 11 (3.56%) Firewall
7 10 (3.24%) VoIP
8 9 (2.91%) Wireless
9 6 (1.94%) Broadband
10 3 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (0.97%) Internet
10 3 (0.97%) ADSL
10 3 (0.97%) IPv6
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.32%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.29%) DB2
3 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.65%) WebFOCUS
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Ingres
5 1 (0.32%) IDMS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.24%) MSI
2 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.32%) InstallShield
General
1 71 (22.98%) Finance
2 25 (8.09%) Law
3 22 (7.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (0.97%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Banking
7 1 (0.32%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 115 (37.22%) Analyst
2 61 (19.74%) Service Analyst
2 61 (19.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 50 (16.18%) Support Engineer
4 46 (14.89%) Support Analyst
5 40 (12.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 32 (10.36%) Help Desk Analyst
6 32 (10.36%) Desktop Support
7 20 (6.47%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (6.47%) IT Support
8 18 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (5.18%) Rollout Engineer
10 14 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
12 12 (3.88%) IT Support Analyst
13 11 (3.56%) Desktop Analyst
13 11 (3.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 11 (3.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.91%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.62%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.65%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.48%) Blackberry
2 22 (7.12%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.24%) NHS
4 9 (2.91%) Thin Client
4 9 (2.91%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.27%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.62%) iPad
7 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) iPhone
7 4 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.97%) Clustering
8 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.65%) CCTV
9 2 (0.65%) FMCG
9 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.32%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.32%) HP StorageWorks
10 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.32%) GIS
10 1 (0.32%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 309 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (23.95%) Windows XP
3 69 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (11.33%) Windows 8
5 27 (8.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.88%) Windows Vista
8 10 (3.24%) Linux
9 6 (1.94%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.94%) Android
10 4 (1.29%) Solaris
10 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.97%) UNIX
11 3 (0.97%) AIX
12 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.32%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.18%) ITIL
2 39 (12.62%) Migration
3 37 (11.97%) Incident Management
4 28 (9.06%) Document Management
5 14 (4.53%) Service Management
6 12 (3.88%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.56%) Project Management
8 7 (2.27%) PRINCE2
9 5 (1.62%) Asset Management
10 4 (1.29%) Load Balancing
10 4 (1.29%) Time Management
10 4 (1.29%) Data Migration
10 4 (1.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (1.29%) ITSM
11 3 (0.97%) Software Deployment
11 3 (0.97%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (0.97%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (0.65%) Change Management
12 2 (0.65%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (0.65%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.21%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.62%) Shell Script
2 5 (1.62%) SQL
2 5 (1.62%) VB
3 4 (1.29%) VBScript
4 2 (0.65%) VBA
5 1 (0.32%) C#
5 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (4.53%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.24%) MCSE
4 9 (2.91%) MCP
5 8 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.94%) MOS
6 6 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.62%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.62%) MCDST
7 5 (1.62%) Degree
8 3 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.97%) MCSA
8 3 (0.97%) MCITP
9 2 (0.65%) CCNA
9 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.32%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.18%) SLA
System Software
1 161 (52.10%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.53%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (3.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.91%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.62%) XenApp
6 3 (0.97%) vSphere
6 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.97%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (13.92%) SCCM
2 9 (2.91%) WSUS
3 8 (2.59%) SCOM
4 6 (1.94%) Backup Exec
4 6 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.97%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.97%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.32%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 109 (35.28%) Microsoft
2 68 (22.01%) Citrix
3 19 (6.15%) VMware
3 19 (6.15%) Cisco
4 18 (5.83%) HP
5 15 (4.85%) Avaya
5 15 (4.85%) Symantec
6 14 (4.53%) Dell
7 9 (2.91%) Remedy
7 9 (2.91%) Polycom
8 8 (2.59%) Wyse
8 8 (2.59%) Apple
9 7 (2.27%) McAfee
9 7 (2.27%) Sophos
9 7 (2.27%) Altiris
10 6 (1.94%) Google
10 6 (1.94%) Oracle
11 5 (1.62%) Lotus
11 5 (1.62%) AppSense
12 4 (1.29%) IBM
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