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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 21.28% 24.44% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 83.33% 91.67% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate
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£160 £200 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £170 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £415 £184
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £19.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
12 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 25.53% 26.67% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Average daily rate £160 £200 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £71 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £24.73 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (63.16%) MS Office
3 11 (57.89%) Citrix
4 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
4 10 (52.63%) VMware
5 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
7 7 (36.84%) IBM Notes
7 7 (36.84%) Lotus Domino
7 7 (36.84%) Lotus
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) Symantec
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (21.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
9 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (15.79%) SecurID
10 3 (15.79%) SLA
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (10.53%) McAfee
11 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
11 2 (10.53%) VoIP
11 2 (10.53%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (36.84%) IBM Notes
1 7 (36.84%) Lotus Domino
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Office
2 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) IT Support
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Server Technician
6 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) SecurID
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) MVC
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.26%) PMP
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCA
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Citrix
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 7 (36.84%) Lotus
5 4 (21.05%) Symantec
6 2 (10.53%) McAfee
7 1 (5.26%) Intel