The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 27 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 26 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.03% 4.62% 4.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.67% 26.09% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 6
Median daily rate £173 £160 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £145 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £575 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -16.00% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.81 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% +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 Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12 46 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 9.68% 17.69% 24.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 35 30
Median daily rate £190 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.66% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Suffolk

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Suffolk

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 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
Ipswich +1 2 £110 -31.25%
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £183 -
Windows 7
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) NHS
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (14.29%) Office 365
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) VMware
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Site Server
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) MPLS
6 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.14%) LAN

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Site Server
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) VLAN
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Field Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Floorwalker
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support
5 1 (7.14%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) VMware