The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 19 36
Rank change year-on-year -30 +17  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.23% 7.91% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.39% 29.75% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Median daily rate £165 £133 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.52% -14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £125 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £186 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £214 £200
% change year-on-year -18.12% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 30 4
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.72% -  
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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 167 121 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 41.34% 26.59% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 59 72
Median daily rate £335 £348 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.59% -8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.00 £42.50
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Essex

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Essex

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Basildon -2 2 £135 +12.50%
Colchester -8 1 - - 1
Halstead - 1 £165 -
Harlow - 1 £145 - 1
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
3 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
4 18 (78.26%) MS Office
5 10 (43.48%) Citrix
5 10 (43.48%) Incident Management
5 10 (43.48%) Windows 8
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
9 4 (17.39%) HTC Vive
9 4 (17.39%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (17.39%) WebEx
9 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (17.39%) InfoPath
9 4 (17.39%) SCCM
9 4 (17.39%) Service Management
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) Apple
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (13.04%) BMC
10 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
10 3 (13.04%) VoIP
10 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) ITSM
10 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (13.04%) iPad

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (78.26%) MS Office
2 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 4 (17.39%) InfoPath
3 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DHCP
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) WebEx
2 3 (13.04%) VoIP
3 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
General
1 2 (8.70%) Automotive
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
1 11 (47.83%) Support Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Help Desk Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Help Desk Support
2 8 (34.78%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory Support
3 5 (21.74%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (17.39%) IT Support
4 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Support
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix Support
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) HTC Vive
1 4 (17.39%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (13.04%) iPad
2 3 (13.04%) iPhone
2 3 (13.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 8
3 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 3 (13.04%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Incident Management
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 4 (17.39%) Service Management
4 3 (13.04%) ITSM
4 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) CAD
5 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) Apple
4 3 (13.04%) BMC
4 3 (13.04%) MobileIron
5 2 (8.70%) Autodesk
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy