The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows 7
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 29 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 1 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.36% 2.27% 2.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 14.00% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Median daily rate £145 - £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £214 £200
% change year-on-year -18.12% +6.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 50 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 19.57% 16.18% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 35
Median daily rate £409 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.66% -9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £577 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.05% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Bedfordshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 1 £145 -
Windows 7
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Software Deployment
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) XenServer
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) VMware