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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 6.25% 10.00% 19.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 58.33% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
- -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
8 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.50% 17.14% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 September 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 30 September 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 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (30.77%) MCP
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
3 4 (30.77%) MCSA
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) VCP5
4 3 (23.08%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) Intel
5 2 (15.38%) CA
5 2 (15.38%) McAfee
5 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
5 2 (15.38%) MSI
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) VBScript
5 2 (15.38%) VB

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSI
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.69%) WCF
1 1 (7.69%) LINQ
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (7.69%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
1 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
1 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (7.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Scrum
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
2 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
2 1 (7.69%) TDD
2 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) MVC
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) OO
2 1 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C#
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
1 2 (15.38%) VB
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) C
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCP
1 4 (30.77%) MCSE
1 4 (30.77%) MCSA
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (23.08%) VCP5
3 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee
3 2 (15.38%) Intel
3 2 (15.38%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris