The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedford region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 10.26% 13.95% 13.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 75.00% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£185 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 12.82% 18.60% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate £200 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
Bedfordshire

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) McAfee
5 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
5 5 (29.41%) MCSE
5 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
5 5 (29.41%) LANDesk
5 5 (29.41%) iPhone
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (23.53%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (23.53%) MCSA
6 4 (23.53%) MCP
6 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
6 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 4 (23.53%) A+ Certification
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Server Support
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Blackberry
1 5 (29.41%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows XP
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
1 5 (29.41%) Incident Management
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) VBScript
1 2 (11.76%) VB
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) MCSE
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) A+ Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCSA
2 4 (23.53%) MCP
3 3 (17.65%) VCP5
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.88%) MCDST
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) vSphere
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) XenMobile
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) McAfee
3 5 (29.41%) LANDesk
4 3 (17.65%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) Intel
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Altiris
6 1 (5.88%) Sophos
6 1 (5.88%) Panasonic