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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 9.30% 28.57% 9.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 90.91% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£475 £406 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +157.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
5 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 11.63% 31.43% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate £485 £450 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.77% +185.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
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 24 April 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 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 7 (46.67%) MS Office
4 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) IBM Notes
5 6 (40.00%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) Lotus
6 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) McAfee
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) Network Design
7 3 (20.00%) SecurID
8 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Change Management
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (13.33%) Symantec

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 6 (40.00%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) SecurID
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) PMP
2 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Lotus
5 3 (20.00%) McAfee
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
7 1 (6.67%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) Intel
7 1 (6.67%) LANDesk