The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.11% 12.05% 15.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 50.00% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 6
Average daily rate
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£260 £233 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.82% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £174 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £356 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
7 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.96% 24.10% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 8
Average daily rate £275 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £360 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Windows 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.

1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (20.00%) iPhone
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) MCP
3 3 (20.00%) MCSA
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region citing Windows 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) MPLS
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
General
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.67%) WCF
1 1 (6.67%) LINQ
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (6.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (6.67%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design
3 1 (6.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) OO
3 1 (6.67%) OOD
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) MCP
2 3 (20.00%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (13.33%) VCP5
4 1 (6.67%) MCITP
4 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (6.67%) Intel
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle