The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
England / East of England
Rank 49 42 44
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 80 104 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.68% 4.26% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.76% 19.81% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 36 45
Median daily rate £180 £239 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.60% +49.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £133 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £400 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.08% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 542 525 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.95% 21.50% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 275 281
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 110
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in the East of England

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in the East of England

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in the East of England

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in the East of England

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +11 25 £145 -15.94% 6
Hertfordshire -1 23 £219 -27.08% 8
Norfolk +3 14 £363 +11.53%
Suffolk +3 10 £175 -18.60%
Essex -31 10 £165 +24.52% 4
Bedfordshire -8 1 £145 -
Windows 7
England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (47.85%) Active Directory
3 61 (37.42%) Microsoft
4 56 (34.36%) ITIL
5 46 (28.22%) MS Office
6 41 (25.15%) VMware
7 40 (24.54%) MS Excel
8 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (18.40%) Windows 8
10 29 (17.79%) SCCM
11 28 (17.18%) DNS
11 28 (17.18%) Windows 10
12 27 (16.56%) SharePoint
13 26 (15.95%) Citrix
14 25 (15.34%) SQL
15 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (13.50%) Virtual Desktop
17 21 (12.88%) BizTalk Server
17 21 (12.88%) VMware ESX
18 20 (12.27%) Finance
18 20 (12.27%) Migration
18 20 (12.27%) CRM
18 20 (12.27%) Avaya
18 20 (12.27%) Windows Server
19 19 (11.66%) Apple
19 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
20 18 (11.04%) IIS
20 18 (11.04%) Epicor
21 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (16.56%) SharePoint
2 21 (12.88%) BizTalk Server
3 19 (11.66%) MS Exchange
4 18 (11.04%) IIS
5 9 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.84%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.61%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (28.22%) MS Office
2 40 (24.54%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.45%) InfoPath
5 2 (1.23%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.43%) Office 365
2 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.18%) DNS
2 10 (6.13%) LAN
2 10 (6.13%) VPN
3 8 (4.91%) DHCP
4 7 (4.29%) Internet
5 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.07%) WAN
7 4 (2.45%) WebEx
8 3 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.84%) VoIP
9 2 (1.23%) ADSL
9 2 (1.23%) Firewall
9 2 (1.23%) LDAP
9 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.61%) SAN
10 1 (0.61%) Skype
10 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.23%) Big Data
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) MSI
2 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.61%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 20 (12.27%) Finance
2 4 (2.45%) Local Government
3 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.23%) Automotive
4 2 (1.23%) Legal
4 2 (1.23%) Marketing
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 50 (30.67%) Analyst
2 38 (23.31%) Support Engineer
3 30 (18.40%) Support Analyst
4 25 (15.34%) IT Support
5 22 (13.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (12.88%) Desktop Support
6 21 (12.88%) Service Analyst
6 21 (12.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (11.04%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (9.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 15 (9.20%) IT Engineer
9 13 (7.98%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 12 (7.36%) Help Desk Support
10 12 (7.36%) IT Analyst
11 11 (6.75%) Help Desk Analyst
11 11 (6.75%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 11 (6.75%) IT Support Analyst
11 11 (6.75%) Operations Engineer
12 10 (6.13%) IT Support Engineer
12 10 (6.13%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.61%) HTML
2 1 (0.61%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.68%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.07%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.45%) HTC Vive
4 4 (2.45%) iPad
4 4 (2.45%) iPhone
4 4 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.45%) NHS
4 4 (2.45%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.23%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.61%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.61%) Handset
6 1 (0.61%) Social Media
6 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 163 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (18.40%) Windows 8
4 28 (17.18%) Windows 10
5 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (12.27%) Windows Server
7 17 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (9.82%) Linux
9 14 (8.59%) Windows XP
10 10 (6.13%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (3.07%) Android
13 4 (2.45%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.84%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.84%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.61%) Unix
15 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (34.36%) ITIL
2 20 (12.27%) CRM
2 20 (12.27%) Migration
3 13 (7.98%) Incident Management
3 13 (7.98%) ITSM
3 13 (7.98%) Service Delivery
4 12 (7.36%) Data Migration
5 10 (6.13%) Service Management
6 9 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (4.91%) PRINCE
7 8 (4.91%) Project Management
8 7 (4.29%) PRINCE2
9 6 (3.68%) Risk Management
10 5 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.07%) People Management
10 5 (3.07%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.07%) Requirements Management
11 4 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.45%) Software Distribution
11 4 (2.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.34%) SQL
2 4 (2.45%) C
3 3 (1.84%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.23%) C#
4 2 (1.23%) VBScript
5 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.61%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (0.61%) REXX
5 1 (0.61%) Tcl
5 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.52%) DBS Check
4 8 (4.91%) MCP
4 8 (4.91%) MCSE
5 6 (3.68%) A+ Certification
5 6 (3.68%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.07%) Degree
6 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.84%) MCSA
9 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.61%) CCNA
10 1 (0.61%) CCNP
10 1 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.61%) PMP
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.98%) SLA
2 7 (4.29%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (47.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (13.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 21 (12.88%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.84%) XenApp
7 2 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.23%) XenServer
8 1 (0.61%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.61%) vSphere
8 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (17.79%) SCCM
2 5 (3.07%) DameWare
3 2 (1.23%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.23%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.61%) SCSM
4 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (37.42%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.15%) VMware
3 26 (15.95%) Citrix
4 20 (12.27%) Avaya
5 19 (11.66%) Apple
6 18 (11.04%) Epicor
7 8 (4.91%) HP
8 6 (3.68%) Dell
8 6 (3.68%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.07%) BMC
9 5 (3.07%) Cisco
9 5 (3.07%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.45%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.84%) Remedy
11 3 (1.84%) Symantec
12 2 (1.23%) Adobe
12 2 (1.23%) Autodesk
12 2 (1.23%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.23%) Samsung
12 2 (1.23%) Sophos
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