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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.07% 19.59% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.42% 73.08% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 10
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 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £486 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £305 £318
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 13
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
57 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.26% 26.80% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 19
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 13
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £33.85 £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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -12 16 £375 +11.94% 10
Bedford +4 10 £406 +157.93% 7
Dunstable -5 5 £325 -31.57% 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 41 (42.27%) Windows 7
2 33 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
3 29 (29.90%) Citrix
4 25 (25.77%) Migration
5 22 (22.68%) VMware
6 20 (20.62%) MS Exchange
7 18 (18.56%) Windows XP
7 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
8 17 (17.53%) MS Excel
8 17 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (15.46%) SLA
9 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (14.43%) ITIL
11 13 (13.40%) SAN
11 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (12.37%) MS Office
13 11 (11.34%) C#
13 11 (11.34%) HP
13 11 (11.34%) DNS
13 11 (11.34%) SCCM
14 10 (10.31%) Lotus
14 10 (10.31%) .NET
14 10 (10.31%) McAfee
15 9 (9.28%) Blackberry
15 9 (9.28%) IIS
15 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
15 9 (9.28%) Web Services
15 9 (9.28%) IBM Notes
15 9 (9.28%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 20 (20.62%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.28%) IIS
2 9 (9.28%) IBM Notes
3 8 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.12%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (4.12%) Node.js
6 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.03%) Confluence
8 1 (1.03%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.37%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Minerva
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.40%) SAN
2 11 (11.34%) DNS
3 9 (9.28%) DHCP
4 6 (6.19%) VPN
5 5 (5.15%) Firewall
6 4 (4.12%) LAN
6 4 (4.12%) WAN
6 4 (4.12%) FTP
7 3 (3.09%) VoIP
8 2 (2.06%) Network Security
9 1 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.03%) HTTP
9 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (4.12%) Neo4j
3 4 (4.12%) RavenDB
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.03%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.12%) TeamCity
3 4 (4.12%) NUnit
4 2 (2.06%) MSI
4 2 (2.06%) Selenium
4 2 (2.06%) JIRA
5 1 (1.03%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.03%) MSTest
5 1 (1.03%) Log4Net
5 1 (1.03%) Artifactory
General
1 5 (5.15%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Marketing
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.06%) Military
5 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (23.71%) Analyst
2 14 (14.43%) Support Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.28%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.25%) Test Leader
6 7 (7.22%) Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Service Analyst
6 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.19%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Windows Server Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.15%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.12%) Coordinator
9 4 (4.12%) IT Support
9 4 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) .NET
2 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
2 9 (9.28%) Web Services
3 5 (5.15%) Application Packaging
4 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (4.12%) HTML
4 4 (4.12%) XML
4 4 (4.12%) CSS
4 4 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.12%) RESTful
4 4 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (4.12%) HTML5
4 4 (4.12%) KnockoutJS
4 4 (4.12%) CSS3
4 4 (4.12%) WCF
5 3 (3.09%) Silverlight
5 3 (3.09%) XSD
5 3 (3.09%) XSLT
6 2 (2.06%) COM
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.12%) iPhone
3 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) SecurID
5 1 (1.03%) PDA
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) NHS
5 1 (1.03%) AS400
5 1 (1.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.03%) Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.27%) Windows 7
2 18 (18.56%) Windows XP
3 17 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.15%) Linux
5 5 (5.15%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.06%) Windows CE
8 2 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.03%) Android
9 1 (1.03%) CentOS
9 1 (1.03%) VMS
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) Migration
2 14 (14.43%) ITIL
3 13 (13.40%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (9.28%) Test Management
5 8 (8.25%) Test Strategy
6 7 (7.22%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.22%) Email Migration
7 6 (6.19%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.15%) TDD
8 5 (5.15%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.12%) MVC
9 4 (4.12%) CRM
9 4 (4.12%) CQRS
9 4 (4.12%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.12%) Time Management
10 3 (3.09%) Release Management
10 3 (3.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) C#
2 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.19%) SQL
4 2 (2.06%) C
4 2 (2.06%) C++
5 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) VB
5 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.19%) ISEB
3 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (3.09%) MCSE
4 3 (3.09%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MCDST
5 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 33 (34.02%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) vSphere
4 4 (4.12%) XenApp
4 4 (4.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (11.34%) SCCM
2 5 (5.15%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.15%) SCOM
3 4 (4.12%) WSUS
4 3 (3.09%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.06%) DameWare
5 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.03%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (34.02%) Microsoft
2 29 (29.90%) Citrix
3 22 (22.68%) VMware
4 11 (11.34%) HP
5 10 (10.31%) Lotus
5 10 (10.31%) McAfee
6 5 (5.15%) Cisco
6 5 (5.15%) IBM
6 5 (5.15%) Symantec
7 4 (4.12%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.09%) Remedy
9 2 (2.06%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.06%) Dell
9 2 (2.06%) Altiris
10 1 (1.03%) Panasonic
10 1 (1.03%) Veeam
10 1 (1.03%) Oracle
10 1 (1.03%) Websense
10 1 (1.03%) Clearswift
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