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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.97% 12.31% 27.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 72.73% 88.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
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£350 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
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 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.94% 16.92% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 7
Average daily rate £350 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
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 £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 4 (28.57%) MCSA
3 4 (28.57%) MCP
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) VCP5
4 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) iPhone
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) LANDesk
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) McAfee
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 2 (14.29%) Intel
5 2 (14.29%) MSI

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MSI
1 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
1 1 (7.14%) WCF
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) ADO.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) iPhone
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
3 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) MVC
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
3 1 (7.14%) OOD
3 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) VBScript
1 2 (14.29%) VB
1 2 (14.29%) C#
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) MCSA
1 4 (28.57%) MCP
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) VCP5
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) LANDesk
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) McAfee
3 2 (14.29%) Intel
3 2 (14.29%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Altiris