The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 14 35
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.67% 7.59% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.25% 24.29% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
Average daily rate
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£254 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.81% -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £147 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.88 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.73% -15.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.80%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
80 70 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.46% 31.25% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 36 32
Average daily rate £353 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 6 £200 -33.33% 1
Bedford -4 2 - - 3
Dunstable -7 1 £410 +15.49% 1
Biggleswade - - - -
Shefford - - - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Migration
3 11 (29.73%) Citrix
3 11 (29.73%) Test Management
4 10 (27.03%) IBM Notes
4 10 (27.03%) Lotus
4 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
5 9 (24.32%) Email Migration
6 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
6 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
7 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
8 5 (13.51%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
8 5 (13.51%) ISEB
8 5 (13.51%) SCCM
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
9 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (8.11%) CA
10 3 (8.11%) MSI
10 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
10 3 (8.11%) VBScript
10 3 (8.11%) VB
10 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
10 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (27.03%) IBM Notes
2 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.70%) DNS
1 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Test Leader
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Project Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Project Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Coordinator
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.70%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 1 (2.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Migration Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
1 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.70%) iPhone
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Vista
3 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Migration
2 11 (29.73%) Test Management
3 10 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (24.32%) Test Strategy
4 9 (24.32%) Email Migration
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.70%) Time Management
7 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.70%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) VBScript
1 3 (8.11%) VB
1 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (13.51%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCSE
2 1 (2.70%) MCDST
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Citrix
2 10 (27.03%) Lotus
3 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) CA
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) McAfee
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Mercator
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Sophos
6 1 (2.70%) Altiris
6 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.70%) Panasonic