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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 20 22 19
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 5.11% 2.67% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.95% 20.00% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Median daily rate £123 £198 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.97% +23.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.18% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £11.40
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 Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 41 25 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 23.30% 13.37% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 23
Median daily rate £225 £238 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -14.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 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
Ipswich -5 2 £220 +51.72%
Stowmarket - 1 £115 -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 26 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
4 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) NHS
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 1 (7.69%) Samsung
6 1 (7.69%) Local Government
6 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Android
6 1 (7.69%) MS Office
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Social Media
6 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
6 1 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (7.69%) Office 365
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
6 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud

Windows 7
Top Related 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Local Government
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Field Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Floorwalker
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
1 3 (23.08%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) High Availability
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Samsung
3 1 (7.69%) VMware