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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.14% 31.43% 37.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £425 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £9.00 £15.65 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.49% -21.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 24.14% 31.43% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Average daily rate £450 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% +37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Average hourly rate £9.00 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -27.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 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 11 February 2016, 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 9 (64.29%) Citrix
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) vSphere
3 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (42.86%) XenApp
4 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) NetApp
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) Clustering
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) VBScript
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) .NET
7 3 (21.43%) Firewall
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (21.43%) DevOps
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (14.29%) FlexPod
8 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
8 2 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
8 2 (14.29%) Git (software)

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Domino
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) NetApp Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (35.71%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) FlexPod
3 2 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) DNA
4 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Presales
4 1 (7.14%) Server Building
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) VCP5
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) vSphere
2 6 (42.86%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) NetApp
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Intel
6 1 (7.14%) Lotus
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec
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