The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 Suffolk 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 22 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 4.26% 5.61% 6.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.64% 31.43% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Average daily rate £154 £450 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.83% +167.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £246 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £475 £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 35 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 21.71% 17.86% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 27
Average daily rate £235 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £229 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - 7 £200 -
Newmarket - - - - 1
Stowmarket - - - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) ITIL
4 7 (26.92%) SCCM
5 5 (19.23%) MCITP
5 5 (19.23%) MCSE
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) MCP
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.54%) vSphere
7 3 (11.54%) MS Office
7 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
8 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 2 (7.69%) VoIP
8 2 (7.69%) SLA
8 2 (7.69%) NHS
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (7.69%) HP
8 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (7.69%) Office 365
8 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
8 2 (7.69%) XenApp
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.85%) PowerShell

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Project Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) MCITP
1 5 (19.23%) MCSE
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.85%) Dell