The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 30 13 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 34 57 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.26% 10.73% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.19% 34.34% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +51.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £161 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £208 £285
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -27.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Windows 7
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
135 166 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.90% 31.26% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 45
Average daily rate £391 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.41% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 30
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.02 £38.73 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 2015.

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
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 30 June 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
Colchester +2 16 - - 1
Harlow -2 2 £388 +10.71%
Brentwood - 2 - -
Basildon -11 1 - - 1
Chelmsford -15 1 £200 +42.85%
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (73.08%) Active Directory
3 34 (65.38%) MS Office
4 30 (57.69%) MS Excel
5 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
5 27 (51.92%) Citrix
6 25 (48.08%) Finance
7 22 (42.31%) Incident Management
8 20 (38.46%) Blackberry
9 18 (34.62%) Document Management
10 16 (30.77%) Law
11 11 (21.15%) ITIL
12 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (13.46%) Windows XP
13 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
13 7 (13.46%) SCCM
13 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
14 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (11.54%) Dell
14 6 (11.54%) MCSE
15 5 (9.62%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (9.62%) Cisco
15 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
15 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
15 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (7.69%) Time Management
16 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
16 4 (7.69%) Panasonic
16 4 (7.69%) MCDST
16 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle UPK
Applications
1 34 (65.38%) MS Office
2 30 (57.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Taleo
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) LAN
1 1 (1.92%) VoIP
1 1 (1.92%) WAN
1 1 (1.92%) DHCP
1 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.92%) DNS
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
1 1 (1.92%) Firewall
1 1 (1.92%) VLAN
1 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (1.92%) NAS
1 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MSI
General
1 25 (48.08%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (59.62%) Analyst
2 25 (48.08%) Service Analyst
2 25 (48.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (40.38%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Project Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) ICT Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Trainer
6 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Applications Packager
7 1 (1.92%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (1.92%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) E-Learning
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) CMDB
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows XP
2 7 (13.46%) Windows 8
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Linux
6 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (42.31%) Incident Management
2 18 (34.62%) Document Management
3 11 (21.15%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.69%) Time Management
5 3 (5.77%) Content Management
5 3 (5.77%) Service Management
5 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (1.92%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.92%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.92%) ITSM
7 1 (1.92%) CRM
7 1 (1.92%) ERP
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.92%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.54%) MCSE
3 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) MCDST
5 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) MCSA
6 1 (1.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) SCOM
2 2 (3.85%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Citrix
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Dell
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) McAfee
4 4 (7.69%) Sophos
4 4 (7.69%) Panasonic
5 3 (5.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.92%) Altiris
7 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.92%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.92%) Sybase
7 1 (1.92%) IBM