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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 30 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 39 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.37% 7.54% 5.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.74% 23.76% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Average daily rate
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£158 £275 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.72% +57.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £124 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
188 181 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 35.54% 31.75% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 57 42
Average daily rate £425 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 53 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 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 27 November 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
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 27 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
Colchester +2 26 £100 -70.90% 1
Brentwood -4 3 - - 1
Basildon +1 2 - -
Chelmsford 0 2 £180 - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 48 (62.34%) MS Office
4 42 (54.55%) Citrix
5 38 (49.35%) Finance
6 37 (48.05%) MS Excel
7 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 35 (45.45%) Blackberry
7 35 (45.45%) Incident Management
8 29 (37.66%) Document Management
9 26 (33.77%) Law
10 17 (22.08%) Windows XP
10 17 (22.08%) ITIL
11 13 (16.88%) Migration
12 11 (14.29%) SCCM
13 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
14 9 (11.69%) Windows 8
15 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
15 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
16 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
16 7 (9.09%) McAfee
16 7 (9.09%) Dell
17 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (7.79%) MCSE
17 6 (7.79%) Broadband
17 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
17 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
17 6 (7.79%) Firewall
17 6 (7.79%) Service Management
17 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 10 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Lync
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) CICS
Applications
1 48 (62.34%) MS Office
2 37 (48.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Broadband
1 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
1 6 (7.79%) Firewall
2 4 (5.19%) DNS
2 4 (5.19%) DHCP
3 3 (3.90%) Wireless
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) DB2
3 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.60%) WebFOCUS
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) IDMS
5 1 (1.30%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MSI
General
1 38 (49.35%) Finance
2 26 (33.77%) Law
3 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (67.53%) Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Service Analyst
2 32 (41.56%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (37.66%) Help Desk Analyst
4 16 (20.78%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) IT Support
6 5 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Project Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Rollout Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Migration Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Field Engineer
9 2 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (2.60%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 35 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.90%) iPhone
2 3 (3.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.30%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) Windows XP
3 9 (11.69%) Windows 8
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Solaris
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.90%) Linux
6 3 (3.90%) AIX
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 29 (37.66%) Document Management
3 17 (22.08%) ITIL
4 13 (16.88%) Migration
5 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.79%) Service Management
7 5 (6.49%) Project Management
8 4 (5.19%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.19%) Time Management
9 2 (2.60%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.60%) Change Management
10 1 (1.30%) Data Architecture
10 1 (1.30%) SIEM
10 1 (1.30%) Data Governance
10 1 (1.30%) Master Data Management
10 1 (1.30%) Data Management
10 1 (1.30%) Zachman Framework
10 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.60%) VB
2 2 (2.60%) VBA
3 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.30%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.79%) MCSE
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCDST
4 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.60%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) XenApp
4 3 (3.90%) MetaFrame
5 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) WSUS
2 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 42 (54.55%) Citrix
2 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.09%) McAfee
3 7 (9.09%) Dell
4 5 (6.49%) Cisco
5 4 (5.19%) Sophos
5 4 (5.19%) IBM
5 4 (5.19%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) VMware
5 4 (5.19%) Panasonic
6 3 (3.90%) Avaya
6 3 (3.90%) EMC
6 3 (3.90%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) Symantec
7 2 (2.60%) Lotus
7 2 (2.60%) Teradata
7 2 (2.60%) Wyse
8 1 (1.30%) AppSense
8 1 (1.30%) Sun
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