The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Bedfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 38 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.30% 19.90% 16.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.33% 76.00% 77.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 11
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £162 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -49.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £17.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £17.45 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.61% 26.18% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 21
Average daily rate £338 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -46.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £26.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
East of England

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Luton -14 15 £375 +11.94% 9
Bedford +4 10 £406 +157.93% 16
Dunstable -4 5 £325 -31.57% 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 42 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 35 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 29 (29.59%) Citrix
5 24 (24.49%) Migration
6 22 (22.45%) VMware
6 22 (22.45%) MS Exchange
7 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
8 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
8 18 (18.37%) Windows XP
9 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (15.31%) SLA
10 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (14.29%) ITIL
12 13 (13.27%) SAN
12 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (12.24%) MS Office
14 11 (11.22%) C#
14 11 (11.22%) HP
14 11 (11.22%) DNS
14 11 (11.22%) SCCM
15 10 (10.20%) Lotus
15 10 (10.20%) .NET
15 10 (10.20%) McAfee
16 9 (9.18%) Blackberry
16 9 (9.18%) IIS
16 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
16 9 (9.18%) Web Services
16 9 (9.18%) IBM Notes
16 9 (9.18%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 22 (22.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (9.18%) IIS
2 9 (9.18%) IBM Notes
3 8 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.08%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (4.08%) Node.js
5 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.02%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.02%) Confluence
7 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.24%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS Project
3 2 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Minerva
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.27%) SAN
2 11 (11.22%) DNS
3 9 (9.18%) DHCP
4 6 (6.12%) VPN
5 5 (5.10%) WAN
5 5 (5.10%) LAN
5 5 (5.10%) Firewall
6 4 (4.08%) FTP
7 3 (3.06%) VoIP
8 2 (2.04%) MPLS
8 2 (2.04%) Network Security
9 1 (1.02%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.02%) Wireless
9 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.02%) HTTP
9 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.08%) RavenDB
3 4 (4.08%) Neo4j
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.08%) NUnit
3 4 (4.08%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.04%) MSI
4 2 (2.04%) JIRA
4 2 (2.04%) Selenium
5 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.02%) MSTest
5 1 (1.02%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.02%) Log4Net
General
1 5 (5.10%) Finance
2 4 (4.08%) Marketing
3 3 (3.06%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Military
4 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.02%) Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (23.47%) Analyst
2 14 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.24%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.18%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (7.14%) Developer
7 6 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.10%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.08%) Coordinator
9 4 (4.08%) IT Support
9 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) .NET
2 9 (9.18%) ASP.NET
2 9 (9.18%) Web Services
3 5 (5.10%) Application Packaging
4 4 (4.08%) WCF
4 4 (4.08%) RESTful
4 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.08%) HTML5
4 4 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (4.08%) CSS3
4 4 (4.08%) XML
4 4 (4.08%) CSS
4 4 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (4.08%) HTML
5 3 (3.06%) XSD
5 3 (3.06%) XSLT
5 3 (3.06%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.04%) COM
7 1 (1.02%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.08%) iPhone
3 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.02%) AS400
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) SecurID
5 1 (1.02%) PDA
5 1 (1.02%) CMDB
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 18 (18.37%) Windows XP
3 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.10%) Linux
5 5 (5.10%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.04%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.02%) VMS
8 1 (1.02%) CentOS
8 1 (1.02%) Android
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Migration
2 14 (14.29%) ITIL
3 13 (13.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (9.18%) Test Management
5 8 (8.16%) Test Strategy
6 7 (7.14%) Email Migration
6 7 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (5.10%) TDD
8 5 (5.10%) Test Scripting
9 4 (4.08%) Time Management
9 4 (4.08%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.08%) MVC
9 4 (4.08%) CRM
9 4 (4.08%) CQRS
10 3 (3.06%) Test Automation
10 3 (3.06%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.22%) C#
2 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.12%) SQL
4 2 (2.04%) C
4 2 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.02%) VB
5 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) ISEB
3 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.08%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.06%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.02%) PMP
5 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCDST
5 1 (1.02%) Degree
5 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.31%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 35 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.10%) vSphere
4 4 (4.08%) XenApp
4 4 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.02%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.02%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) SCCM
2 5 (5.10%) SCOM
2 5 (5.10%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.08%) WSUS
4 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.06%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.04%) DameWare
6 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.02%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 34 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 29 (29.59%) Citrix
3 22 (22.45%) VMware
4 11 (11.22%) HP
5 10 (10.20%) Lotus
5 10 (10.20%) McAfee
6 5 (5.10%) Cisco
6 5 (5.10%) IBM
6 5 (5.10%) Symantec
7 4 (4.08%) Altiris
7 4 (4.08%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.06%) Remedy
9 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.04%) Dell
9 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.02%) Mercator
10 1 (1.02%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.02%) Veeam
10 1 (1.02%) Sophos
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