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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 23.08% 13.95% 27.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 85.71% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £170 £273 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.75% -32.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £112 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £435 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% +162.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
15 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 38.46% 16.28% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 2
Average daily rate £170 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.21% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £9.00 £24.73 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.59% +41.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 5 (38.46%) Lotus
4 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
4 5 (38.46%) IBM Domino
4 5 (38.46%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) vSphere
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) NetApp
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) VBScript
7 2 (15.38%) VB
7 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (38.46%) IBM Domino
1 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Head of IT
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus Notes Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) PC Support
4 1 (7.69%) PC Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
2 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) DNA
3 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.69%) MVVM
3 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Lotus
3 5 (38.46%) Symantec
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.69%) Dell
6 1 (7.69%) HP
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