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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 39 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.20% 4.38% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.59% 19.67% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£130 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.93% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.50% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
85 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.73% 22.26% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 31
Average daily rate £275 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £32.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 -17 3 £188 -9.63%
Bedford +7 2 £198 +12.85%
Shefford - - - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) SCCM
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) CommVault
6 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
6 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (20.00%) Wyse
6 3 (20.00%) SCOM
6 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) WSUS
6 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) vSphere
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (13.33%) NHS
7 2 (13.33%) MS Office

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Deployment Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) CommVault
2 3 (20.00%) Wyse
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow