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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 45 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 12 47 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.34% 6.33% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.76% 24.48% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 7
Average daily rate
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£90 £375 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-76.00% +97.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £140 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £450 £269
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +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
123 192 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.02% 25.84% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 87 33
Average daily rate £400 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Average hourly rate £40.60 £28.50 £26.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.45% +6.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.40 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
Chelmsford -10 4 £90 -35.71%
Brentwood -5 2 £155 -5.91%
Basildon - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
3 25 (58.14%) MS Office
4 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
5 20 (46.51%) Citrix
5 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
5 20 (46.51%) Incident Management
6 19 (44.19%) Finance
7 15 (34.88%) Blackberry
8 14 (32.56%) Document Management
9 13 (30.23%) Law
10 12 (27.91%) ITIL
11 10 (23.26%) Service Management
12 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
12 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (13.95%) Windows Vista
13 6 (13.95%) SCCM
14 5 (11.63%) Migration
14 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (9.30%) Dell
15 4 (9.30%) SLA
15 4 (9.30%) Cisco
15 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
15 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
16 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (6.98%) Panasonic
16 3 (6.98%) Time Management
16 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
16 3 (6.98%) MCDST

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (58.14%) MS Office
2 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 13 (30.23%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Analyst
2 21 (48.84%) Service Analyst
2 21 (48.84%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (34.88%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 2 (4.65%) IT Support
7 2 (4.65%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Vista
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.33%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Incident Management
2 14 (32.56%) Document Management
3 12 (27.91%) ITIL
4 10 (23.26%) Service Management
5 5 (11.63%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Time Management
6 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) ITSM
8 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) CRM
8 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) MCDST
2 3 (6.98%) MCSE
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (46.51%) Citrix
3 4 (9.30%) Dell
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) Panasonic
4 3 (6.98%) McAfee
4 3 (6.98%) Sophos
5 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 2 (4.65%) Apple
5 2 (4.65%) Lotus
5 2 (4.65%) Adobe
6 1 (2.33%) Altiris
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Sybase
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Symantec