The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.00% 9.85% 9.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.57% 78.00% 70.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 23
Median daily rate £263 £238 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -34.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £163 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £11.50 £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +207.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.65 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £42.50 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 50 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.38% 12.63% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 28
Median daily rate £305 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 17 £165 -29.78% 6
Bedford +2 7 £170 -15.00% 5
Dunstable +10 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (25.97%) ITIL
6 17 (22.08%) Citrix
7 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
8 15 (19.48%) VMware
9 14 (18.18%) SLA
9 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 13 (16.88%) DNS
10 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
11 12 (15.58%) MS Office
11 12 (15.58%) SQL
11 12 (15.58%) .NET
11 12 (15.58%) Migration
12 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (14.29%) SCCM
13 10 (12.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (12.99%) Backup Exec
14 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
14 9 (11.69%) Symantec
14 9 (11.69%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
14 9 (11.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (10.39%) XenApp
15 8 (10.39%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (10.39%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.79%) IBM Domino
3 6 (7.79%) IBM Notes
3 6 (7.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.60%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Office
2 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project
4 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.39%) Office 365
2 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.79%) IaaS
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (5.19%) SaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) DNS
2 7 (9.09%) LAN
3 6 (7.79%) WAN
4 5 (6.49%) Firewall
4 5 (6.49%) VPN
5 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.60%) DHCP
6 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.60%) SSL
6 2 (2.60%) Wireless
7 1 (1.30%) Network Security
7 1 (1.30%) Skype
7 1 (1.30%) VLAN
7 1 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.30%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Trac
General
1 4 (5.19%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.60%) French Language
3 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.79%) Subject Matter Expert
6 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Service Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) AWS Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) CSS
4 1 (1.30%) HTML
4 1 (1.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.79%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) iPhone
3 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) EPoS
4 2 (2.60%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.30%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.30%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) IVR
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.47%) Windows Server
2 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
4 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.99%) Windows 2000 Server
7 8 (10.39%) Linux
8 7 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 7 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 6 (7.79%) Unix
10 3 (3.90%) Windows Phone
10 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.60%) Android
12 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.30%) Debian
12 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.39%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.39%) High Availability
5 7 (9.09%) Change Management
6 6 (7.79%) Service Design
7 5 (6.49%) DevOps
7 5 (6.49%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.19%) Service Management
8 4 (5.19%) Software Delivery
9 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.60%) Business Analysis
10 2 (2.60%) Data Protection
10 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.60%) Multithreading
10 2 (2.60%) SOA
10 2 (2.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) PowerShell
1 12 (15.58%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) C#
2 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.60%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) VBScript
4 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.79%) Degree
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) VCP5
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 22 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 8 (10.39%) XenApp
4 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.49%) vSphere
6 4 (5.19%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.60%) NFS
7 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) SCCM
2 10 (12.99%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
4 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.08%) Citrix
3 15 (19.48%) VMware
4 9 (11.69%) Symantec
5 6 (7.79%) Lotus
6 5 (6.49%) Apple
7 4 (5.19%) Avaya
7 4 (5.19%) HP
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco
8 2 (2.60%) hybris
8 2 (2.60%) NetApp
8 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.30%) Dell
9 1 (1.30%) Oracle
9 1 (1.30%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.30%) Veeam
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago