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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 34 39 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.85% 2.54% 7.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.21% 16.46% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 9
Average daily rate
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£179 £308 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £182 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £396 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.19% -24.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +114.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.93 £25.50 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.97 £12.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.44%
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 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.02% 15.46% 33.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 51 38
Average daily rate £308 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.09 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +7 4 £71 - 2
Luton +6 3 £288 - 1
Dunstable +1 2 - -
Windows 7
East of England

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
6 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) Lotus
6 3 (18.75%) NHS
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Statistics
7 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
7 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (6.25%) Lync

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Business One
1 1 (6.25%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) ADSL
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Trainer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Development Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Statistics
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Process Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Lotus
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) CommVault
5 1 (6.25%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Wyse
5 1 (6.25%) Metastorm
5 1 (6.25%) Mitel
5 1 (6.25%) Finjan
5 1 (6.25%) RightFax
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
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