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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 9.09% 20.37% 10.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 78.57% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £200 £160 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.73 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -42.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
8 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.24% 25.93% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £275 £160 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.73 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -42.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
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 25 July 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Backup Exec
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
3 5 (41.67%) IBM Domino
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Lotus
3 5 (41.67%) Symantec
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003

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 5 (41.67%) IBM Domino
1 5 (41.67%) IBM Notes
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Head of IT
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus Notes Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) PC Support
4 1 (8.33%) PC Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) DNA
2 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (8.33%) MVVM
2 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Lotus
2 5 (41.67%) Symantec
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint