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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 14.29% 6.76% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.50% 62.50% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £254 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £378 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 16.33% 10.81% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £200 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £405 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) MS Office
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
7 5 (29.41%) NHS
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
9 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
9 3 (17.65%) Change Management
9 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
9 3 (17.65%) Symantec
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (17.65%) Lotus
9 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
9 3 (17.65%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
9 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (11.76%) Local Government
10 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 2 (11.76%) VPN
10 2 (11.76%) CCA
10 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
1 3 (17.65%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (52.94%) MS Office
2 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (29.41%) Service Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (29.41%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) NHS
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) MVC
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCA
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) Lotus
4 3 (17.65%) Symantec
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