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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 24 44 20
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 16 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.27% 1.27% 5.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.12% 9.68% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£110 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £275 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £275 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £214 £268
% change year-on-year
-6.43% -20.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.00 £15.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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
59 62 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.73% 13.11% 31.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 42
Average daily rate £338 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.75 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Luton +17 10 £110 -60.00%
Bedford - 4 - - 1
Dunstable - 1 - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) MS Office
2 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) VMware
5 7 (28.00%) Citrix
5 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.00%) XenApp
7 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.00%) MS Project
8 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) CRM
8 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.00%) SLA
8 4 (16.00%) Internet
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (16.00%) XenServer
8 4 (16.00%) Office 365
9 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (12.00%) SAN
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.00%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Project
3 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (4.00%) TeleForm
1 1 (4.00%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Intranet
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) ADSL
4 1 (4.00%) ATM
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Automotive
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Development Support Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
1 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
2 1 (4.00%) Social Media
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Android
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) CRM
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (8.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Security Architecture
4 1 (4.00%) SIEM
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (4.00%) Logistics
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Process Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 4 (16.00%) XenServer
4 1 (4.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Lotus
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Sun
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) EMC
6 1 (4.00%) CommVault
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Wyse
6 1 (4.00%) Metastorm
6 1 (4.00%) Mitel
6 1 (4.00%) Finjan
6 1 (4.00%) Facebook
6 1 (4.00%) Twitter