The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Ipswich 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 25 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.83% - 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.44% - 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate £200 - £168
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 - £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £191
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 19.67% 13.64% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 17
Average daily rate £239 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £265 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.70 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £12.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Suffolk

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) Kaspersky
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) NHS
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) CCNA
7 1 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) Clustering
7 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
7 1 (7.69%) Firewall
7 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
7 1 (7.69%) Dell
7 1 (7.69%) Citrix
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) MCSE
7 1 (7.69%) vSphere

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) HP
2 2 (15.38%) Kaspersky
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) VMware