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 June 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 30 39
Rank change year-on-year -28 +9  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 76 134 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.30% 5.29% 4.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.22% 21.51% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 70
Median daily rate £130 £150 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £104 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £370 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -17.33% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 65 46
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £13.20 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.04% +1.66%  

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 575 623 817
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.00% 24.59% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 347 426
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 105
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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
Hertfordshire +27 40 £135 -55.91% 3
Cambridgeshire -15 16 £169 +20.44% 3
Essex -50 9 £170 -2.85% 3
Norfolk +1 6 £113 +5.14%
Bedfordshire -15 3 £238 +69.64% 5
Suffolk +5 2 £110 -31.25% 2
Windows 7
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (42.95%) Active Directory
3 60 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 48 (30.77%) SCCM
5 40 (25.64%) ITIL
6 37 (23.72%) VMware
7 35 (22.44%) Windows 10
8 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (20.51%) Windows 8
10 30 (19.23%) Office 365
11 26 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (15.38%) DNS
12 24 (15.38%) Apple
13 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (13.46%) SharePoint
14 21 (13.46%) Migration
14 21 (13.46%) Windows Server
15 18 (11.54%) SLA
16 17 (10.90%) Citrix
16 17 (10.90%) SQL
16 17 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
17 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (10.26%) Internet
18 15 (9.62%) Windows XP
19 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (8.97%) Virtual Desktop
20 13 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
20 13 (8.33%) MS Exchange
20 13 (8.33%) LAN
20 13 (8.33%) HP

Windows 7
Co-occurring 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 21 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 13 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (7.69%) IIS
4 10 (6.41%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 33 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.56%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 30 (19.23%) Office 365
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (6.41%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.28%) Yammer
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.38%) DNS
2 16 (10.26%) Internet
3 13 (8.33%) LAN
4 12 (7.69%) DHCP
5 11 (7.05%) TCP/IP
6 10 (6.41%) VPN
7 8 (5.13%) WAN
8 7 (4.49%) WebEx
9 6 (3.85%) Firewall
9 6 (3.85%) Skype
9 6 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.56%) VoIP
11 3 (1.92%) SAN
12 2 (1.28%) LDAP
12 2 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.28%) SpaceWire
12 2 (1.28%) Wireshark
13 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.64%) NAS
13 1 (0.64%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.28%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Bugzilla
1 2 (1.28%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.28%) ClearQuest
1 2 (1.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (7.05%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Automotive
2 4 (2.56%) Local Government
2 4 (2.56%) Retail
3 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.28%) Avionics
4 2 (1.28%) Legal
4 2 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (29.49%) Desktop Support
2 36 (23.08%) Analyst
3 34 (21.79%) Support Engineer
4 27 (17.31%) Desktop Engineer
5 20 (12.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 20 (12.82%) IT Support
6 19 (12.18%) Support Analyst
7 17 (10.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 13 (8.33%) IT Engineer
8 13 (8.33%) Service Analyst
8 13 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (5.77%) Architect
9 9 (5.77%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) IT Analyst
9 9 (5.77%) Senior Support Engineer
10 8 (5.13%) IT Support Analyst
10 8 (5.13%) IT Technician
10 8 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (5.77%) Smartphone
3 8 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.85%) Device Driver
5 5 (3.21%) NHS
6 4 (2.56%) CESG
6 4 (2.56%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.56%) HTC Vive
6 4 (2.56%) iPhone
6 4 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.92%) iPad
8 2 (1.28%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.28%) BYOD
8 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.28%) Social Media
8 2 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (22.44%) Windows 10
3 32 (20.51%) Windows 8
4 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (13.46%) Windows Server
6 17 (10.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (9.62%) Windows XP
8 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (8.33%) Android
10 11 (7.05%) Linux
10 11 (7.05%) Mac OS X
11 10 (6.41%) Apple iOS
12 6 (3.85%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.92%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.28%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.64%) CentOS
16 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) ITIL
2 21 (13.46%) Migration
3 12 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.05%) CRM
4 11 (7.05%) Data Migration
4 11 (7.05%) Incident Management
5 10 (6.41%) ITSM
6 9 (5.77%) Time Management
7 8 (5.13%) Break/Fix
7 8 (5.13%) Project Management
8 7 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (3.85%) Service Management
10 5 (3.21%) Application Packaging
10 5 (3.21%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.56%) Hardware Maintenance
11 4 (2.56%) PRINCE
11 4 (2.56%) Software Distribution
11 4 (2.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.90%) SQL
2 10 (6.41%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.85%) VBScript
4 2 (1.28%) C
4 2 (1.28%) Java
4 2 (1.28%) VB
5 1 (0.64%) ANSI C
5 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.64%) REXX
5 1 (0.64%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.41%) MCSE
3 9 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.13%) MCP
5 6 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 6 (3.85%) Degree
6 5 (3.21%) DBS Check
6 5 (3.21%) MCSA
7 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.92%) CCNA
8 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.28%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.28%) MCITP
9 2 (1.28%) MCTS
10 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.64%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.54%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.28%) ECSS
3 2 (1.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 67 (42.95%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.97%) Virtual Desktop
4 13 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.85%) XenApp
7 5 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.56%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.28%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 48 (30.77%) SCCM
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (3.21%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (3.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.92%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.92%) SCOM
3 3 (1.92%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.28%) BladeLogic
4 2 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.28%) SCSM
4 2 (1.28%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 60 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 37 (23.72%) VMware
3 24 (15.38%) Apple
4 17 (10.90%) Citrix
5 13 (8.33%) HP
6 11 (7.05%) Avaya
7 9 (5.77%) Epicor
7 9 (5.77%) Symantec
8 8 (5.13%) Dell
9 5 (3.21%) Altiris
9 5 (3.21%) BMC
9 5 (3.21%) Cisco
9 5 (3.21%) Sophos
10 4 (2.56%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.56%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.92%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.92%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.28%) AppSense
12 2 (1.28%) Autodesk
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