The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 14 32 20
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 42 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 8.70% 4.31% 7.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.45% 16.67% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 13
Average daily rate
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£225 £244 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +74.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £161 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £413 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -7.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
153 120 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.68% 25.86% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 38 86
Average daily rate £369 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.48 £34.60 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Colchester +4 17 £190 +18.75% 2
Chelmsford +5 3 £180 - 2
Basildon - 1 - - 1
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
4 34 (36.96%) MS Excel
5 31 (33.70%) Citrix
6 30 (32.61%) Windows XP
6 30 (32.61%) MS Office
7 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (23.91%) Blackberry
9 21 (22.83%) Finance
10 19 (20.65%) Systems Analysis
11 17 (18.48%) Ingres
12 16 (17.39%) Incident Management
13 15 (16.30%) CSS
13 15 (16.30%) XML
13 15 (16.30%) HTML
13 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
13 15 (16.30%) VB
14 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
14 14 (15.22%) Law
15 12 (13.04%) VB6
15 12 (13.04%) VBA
15 12 (13.04%) ITIL
15 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (11.96%) SCCM
16 11 (11.96%) Migration
17 10 (10.87%) Document Management
18 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
19 7 (7.61%) VMware
19 7 (7.61%) SLA

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) OpenROAD
2 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (36.96%) MS Excel
2 30 (32.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) DHCP
1 6 (6.52%) TCP/IP
1 6 (6.52%) DNS
2 4 (4.35%) IP Telephony
2 4 (4.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.17%) VPN
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.17%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) Ingres
2 14 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (5.43%) DTS
5 4 (4.35%) MS Access
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (2.17%) WebFOCUS
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MSI
2 1 (1.09%) InstallShield
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 14 (15.22%) Law
3 5 (5.43%) French Language
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (36.96%) Analyst
2 23 (25.00%) Developer
3 21 (22.83%) Help Desk Analyst
3 21 (22.83%) Service Analyst
3 21 (22.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) VB Developer
5 9 (9.78%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (7.61%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.52%) Access Developer
9 5 (5.43%) OpenROAD Developer
10 4 (4.35%) VB6 Developer
10 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
10 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) CSS
1 15 (16.30%) XML
1 15 (16.30%) HTML
2 5 (5.43%) Ajax
2 5 (5.43%) XHTML
3 4 (4.35%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.35%) iPhone
3 3 (3.26%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.09%) NHS
5 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (32.61%) Windows XP
3 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
4 5 (5.43%) UNIX
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.43%) Windows Vista
5 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.09%) Solaris
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Systems Analysis
2 16 (17.39%) Incident Management
3 12 (13.04%) ITIL
4 11 (11.96%) Migration
5 10 (10.87%) Document Management
6 5 (5.43%) Service Management
6 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.35%) Project Management
7 4 (4.35%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.17%) Time Management
8 2 (2.17%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.09%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.09%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.09%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.09%) Change Management
9 1 (1.09%) Workflow
9 1 (1.09%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.30%) JavaScript
1 15 (16.30%) VB
2 12 (13.04%) VBA
2 12 (13.04%) VB6
3 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.35%) C
5 2 (2.17%) VBScript
6 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) MCSE
4 2 (2.17%) MCP
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.17%) CCNA
4 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.17%) MCDST
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
5 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) CCA
5 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.09%) CCEA
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.09%) XenApp
4 1 (1.09%) XenServer
4 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) SCCM
2 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.26%) OpenView
4 2 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.09%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.09%) Opsview
5 1 (1.09%) Nagios
5 1 (1.09%) Cacti
Vendors
1 48 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 31 (33.70%) Citrix
3 7 (7.61%) VMware
4 6 (6.52%) Cisco
5 5 (5.43%) Dell
6 4 (4.35%) HP
6 4 (4.35%) Symantec
7 3 (3.26%) Remedy
7 3 (3.26%) Wyse
7 3 (3.26%) ICL
8 2 (2.17%) Panasonic
8 2 (2.17%) Teradata
8 2 (2.17%) Lotus
8 2 (2.17%) McAfee
8 2 (2.17%) Sophos
8 2 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (1.09%) CA
9 1 (1.09%) Sun
9 1 (1.09%) AppSense
9 1 (1.09%) Nimsoft
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