The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 13.21% 24.32% 13.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.00% 100.00% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £375 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £385 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £458 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
Windows
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
20 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 37.74% 24.32% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Median daily rate £450 £450 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +63.63%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedford region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 6 (42.86%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) Dell
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) Backup Exec
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) vSphere
5 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
6 4 (28.57%) Avaya
6 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
7 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
7 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCEA
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (42.86%) vSphere
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Backup Exec
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 6 (42.86%) Dell
3 6 (42.86%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Avaya
4 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
5 2 (14.29%) Remedy
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle