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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 40 19 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 132 175 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.65% 7.22% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.28% 25.40% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 38
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£130 £175 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £112 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £344 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 63 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.20 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £25.04 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.46%
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
764 689 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.91% 28.41% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 314 268
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 133 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +8 51 £130 -31.57% 8
Essex -16 34 £180 -34.54% 4
Hertfordshire -31 17 £130 -18.75% 5
Norfolk +6 11 £130 +10.63%
Suffolk -3 11 £114 -43.12%
Bedfordshire -23 7 £100 -59.18% 1
Windows 7
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 276 (100.00%) Windows
2 135 (48.91%) Active Directory
3 121 (43.84%) MS Office
4 98 (35.51%) Microsoft
5 70 (25.36%) Finance
6 67 (24.28%) Windows XP
7 63 (22.83%) MS Excel
8 59 (21.38%) Citrix
9 52 (18.84%) Blackberry
10 51 (18.48%) ITIL
11 46 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 42 (15.22%) TCP/IP
13 38 (13.77%) Incident Management
14 36 (13.04%) MS Exchange
14 36 (13.04%) Windows 8
15 35 (12.68%) SCCM
16 30 (10.87%) WAN
16 30 (10.87%) Migration
17 29 (10.51%) Document Management
17 29 (10.51%) LAN
18 26 (9.42%) Telecoms
19 25 (9.06%) DHCP
19 25 (9.06%) DNS
20 24 (8.70%) Law
21 23 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
21 23 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
22 21 (7.61%) VPN
23 19 (6.88%) HP
23 19 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
23 19 (6.88%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 36 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.88%) Lync
3 15 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.81%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.36%) CICS
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 121 (43.84%) MS Office
2 63 (22.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.36%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.09%) SaaS
2 2 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.22%) TCP/IP
2 30 (10.87%) WAN
3 29 (10.51%) LAN
4 25 (9.06%) DHCP
4 25 (9.06%) DNS
5 21 (7.61%) VPN
6 11 (3.99%) SAN
7 9 (3.26%) Firewall
8 8 (2.90%) Wireless
9 7 (2.54%) VoIP
10 6 (2.17%) Broadband
11 3 (1.09%) ADSL
12 2 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.72%) IPv6
12 2 (0.72%) Internet
12 2 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
13 1 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.45%) DB2
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.36%) IDMS
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.36%) Ingres
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.54%) MSI
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 70 (25.36%) Finance
2 26 (9.42%) Telecoms
3 24 (8.70%) Law
4 7 (2.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.72%) Local Government
5 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 105 (38.04%) Analyst
2 61 (22.10%) Service Analyst
2 61 (22.10%) Service Desk Analyst
3 42 (15.22%) Support Engineer
4 39 (14.13%) Support Analyst
5 38 (13.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (11.96%) Desktop Support
7 30 (10.87%) Help Desk Analyst
8 23 (8.33%) IT Support
9 21 (7.61%) Desktop Engineer
10 16 (5.80%) Rollout Engineer
11 13 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (4.71%) IT Support Analyst
11 13 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.62%) Desktop Analyst
14 9 (3.26%) Project Manager
15 8 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 8 (2.90%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.09%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 52 (18.84%) Blackberry
2 23 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (3.62%) NHS
4 8 (2.90%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.81%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.81%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.45%) iPad
7 3 (1.09%) Clustering
7 3 (1.09%) iPhone
8 2 (0.72%) FMCG
8 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.72%) CCTV
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.36%) Handset
9 1 (0.36%) Wiki
9 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.36%) GIS
9 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.36%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 276 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (24.28%) Windows XP
3 46 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 23 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (3.99%) Windows Vista
8 9 (3.26%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.90%) Linux
10 7 (2.54%) Android
11 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.09%) AIX
12 3 (1.09%) Solaris
13 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.72%) UNIX
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.36%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.48%) ITIL
2 38 (13.77%) Incident Management
3 30 (10.87%) Migration
4 29 (10.51%) Document Management
5 18 (6.52%) Service Management
6 13 (4.71%) Service Delivery
7 10 (3.62%) Project Management
8 7 (2.54%) PRINCE2
9 5 (1.81%) Asset Management
10 4 (1.45%) Time Management
10 4 (1.45%) Data Migration
10 4 (1.45%) Load Balancing
10 4 (1.45%) ITSM
11 3 (1.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.09%) Change Management
11 3 (1.09%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.09%) Configuration Management
11 3 (1.09%) Software Deployment
11 3 (1.09%) Performance Tuning
12 1 (0.36%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (2.54%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.81%) SQL
3 4 (1.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.72%) VBA
5 1 (0.36%) VBScript
5 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (5.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.26%) MCSE
3 9 (3.26%) MCP
4 6 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.81%) MCDST
5 5 (1.81%) MOS
5 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.45%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.45%) Degree
7 3 (1.09%) MCITP
7 3 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.72%) MCSA
9 1 (0.36%) MCTS
9 1 (0.36%) CCNA
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.36%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 135 (48.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.81%) XenApp
5 4 (1.45%) vSphere
6 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
6 3 (1.09%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 35 (12.68%) SCCM
2 7 (2.54%) WSUS
2 7 (2.54%) SCOM
3 5 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.72%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.36%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 98 (35.51%) Microsoft
2 59 (21.38%) Citrix
3 19 (6.88%) HP
4 17 (6.16%) Cisco
5 15 (5.43%) Avaya
6 14 (5.07%) Symantec
7 13 (4.71%) VMware
8 11 (3.99%) Dell
9 10 (3.62%) Apple
10 9 (3.26%) Polycom
11 8 (2.90%) Remedy
11 8 (2.90%) McAfee
11 8 (2.90%) Sophos
12 6 (2.17%) Oracle
12 6 (2.17%) Altiris
12 6 (2.17%) Google
12 6 (2.17%) Wyse
13 5 (1.81%) Lotus
14 4 (1.45%) IBM
14 4 (1.45%) Adobe
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