The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Luton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 23 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 4.39% 10.81% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.00% 36.36% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate £375 £413 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +40.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £299 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £437 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-25.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -
Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.20% 29.73% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Average daily rate £375 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Luton region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Windows 7
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 8 (53.33%) Migration
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Email Migration
4 5 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Remedy
6 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (13.33%) Lotus
7 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) SLA
7 2 (13.33%) COM
7 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) SCCM
7 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
8 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
8 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
8 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Deployment Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) COM
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 6 (40.00%) Email Migration
3 5 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus
3 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com