The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 32 24 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.46% 5.36% 11.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.98% 29.27% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% -24.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £139 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £407 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £183 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.35 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -
Windows 7
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 82 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.48% 18.30% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 43 34
Average daily rate £256 £258 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.48% -21.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.22 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 2 June 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 June 2015. 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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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
Bedford -4 3 £71 -84.16% 2
Luton -6 3 £288 +51.31%
Dunstable -3 2 £200 -51.21%
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) SCCM
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
6 4 (23.53%) Statistics
7 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
7 3 (17.65%) SAN
7 3 (17.65%) Lotus
7 3 (17.65%) NHS
7 3 (17.65%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) VPN
8 2 (11.76%) Oracle
8 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.76%) Citrix
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (11.76%) Internet
9 1 (5.88%) Middleware
9 1 (5.88%) Symantec
9 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
9 1 (5.88%) Wyse

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Business One
1 1 (5.88%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) ADSL
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Service Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Trainer
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Development Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Development Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Statistics
2 3 (17.65%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
2 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Process Management
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Lotus
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Wyse
4 1 (5.88%) Metastorm
4 1 (5.88%) Finjan
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) CommVault
4 1 (5.88%) Sun
4 1 (5.88%) RightFax
4 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow