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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 29.73% 42.31% 26.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 78.57% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £233 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £313 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Average hourly rate £15.65 £20.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.75% +31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £11.50 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.20 £17.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
11 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 29.73% 53.85% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
Average daily rate £275 £265 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -9.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £182 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £350 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 2
Average hourly rate £15.65 £24.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.79% +57.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.95 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £43.75 £17.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) MS Office
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
4 7 (38.89%) Lotus
4 7 (38.89%) IBM Notes
4 7 (38.89%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (27.78%) SLA
6 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) McAfee
7 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco
8 3 (16.67%) DHCP
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 3 (16.67%) SecurID
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (11.11%) iPhone
9 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
9 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
9 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (38.89%) IBM Notes
1 7 (38.89%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
3 4 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DHCP
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support
4 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
1 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.56%) WCF
1 1 (5.56%) LINQ
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (5.56%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 3 (16.67%) SecurID
3 2 (11.11%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.56%) Windows CE
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) OOD
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (5.56%) Multithreading
4 1 (5.56%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) MCITP
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Lotus
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
4 4 (22.22%) McAfee
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) LANDesk
6 2 (11.11%) Symantec
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) Intel
7 1 (5.56%) Cyber-Ark