The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 58 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.59% 21.01% 25.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.87% 75.32% 87.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 31 52
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.05 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £16.60 £97.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
71 77 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.70% 27.90% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 57
Average daily rate £413 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £221 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.30 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 September 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
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 September 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -8 34 £363 -14.70% 4
Bedford -3 4 £350 +21.73% 6
Dunstable - - - - 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
Shefford - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 54 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 52 (47.27%) Active Directory
3 43 (39.09%) IIS
4 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (30.00%) E-Commerce
6 32 (29.09%) PowerShell
7 31 (28.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 31 (28.18%) .NET
8 29 (26.36%) DNS
8 29 (26.36%) SCOM
9 28 (25.45%) MS Excel
10 27 (24.55%) DHCP
11 26 (23.64%) SCCM
12 25 (22.73%) Windows 7
13 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (18.18%) Configuration Management
14 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET
14 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (17.27%) Web Services
15 19 (17.27%) C#
16 18 (16.36%) VB
16 18 (16.36%) FTP
16 18 (16.36%) VMware
17 17 (15.45%) ITIL
17 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
17 17 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
19 15 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
19 15 (13.64%) Confluence
19 15 (13.64%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 43 (39.09%) IIS
2 15 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.64%) Confluence
3 8 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.64%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.73%) CMS
7 3 (2.73%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.91%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.91%) Apache
9 1 (0.91%) MQSeries
Applications
1 28 (25.45%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.45%) MS Office
3 3 (2.73%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
4 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 31 (28.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.73%) SaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (26.36%) DNS
2 27 (24.55%) DHCP
3 18 (16.36%) FTP
4 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.36%) SAN
6 3 (2.73%) VPN
6 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.82%) NAS
8 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.91%) LAN
8 1 (0.91%) WAN
8 1 (0.91%) DMZ
8 1 (0.91%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.91%) MySQL
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (15.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 13 (11.82%) JIRA
4 10 (9.09%) TeamCity
5 7 (6.36%) FinalBuilder
6 6 (5.45%) Log4Net
7 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.73%) MSI
7 3 (2.73%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.91%) Subversion
8 1 (0.91%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.18%) Legal
2 7 (6.36%) Retail
3 5 (4.55%) Publishing
4 3 (2.73%) Finance
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (23.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (13.64%) Analyst
3 13 (11.82%) Configuration Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Web Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.64%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Web Support Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Project Analyst
10 3 (2.73%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.18%) .NET
2 20 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 19 (17.27%) Web Services
4 7 (6.36%) .NET Framework
5 6 (5.45%) MSMQ
6 4 (3.64%) WCF
7 3 (2.73%) XML
7 3 (2.73%) XSD
7 3 (2.73%) XSLT
8 2 (1.82%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (0.91%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (0.91%) HTML
9 1 (0.91%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.91%) LINQ
9 1 (0.91%) jQuery
9 1 (0.91%) CSS
9 1 (0.91%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.64%) Thin Client
1 4 (3.64%) Blackberry
1 4 (3.64%) Fat Client
1 4 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.73%) iPhone
2 3 (2.73%) CMDB
3 2 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.91%) AS400
4 1 (0.91%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 21 (19.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.18%) Windows 8
6 8 (7.27%) Windows XP
7 4 (3.64%) Linux
8 3 (2.73%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.91%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 20 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 17 (15.45%) ITIL
4 14 (12.73%) Migration
5 9 (8.18%) DevOps
6 7 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.45%) Workflow
8 5 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.55%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.55%) Database Security
9 4 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.73%) Test Management
10 3 (2.73%) Scrum
10 3 (2.73%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (1.82%) Change Control
11 2 (1.82%) Test Strategy
11 2 (1.82%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) PowerShell
2 19 (17.27%) C#
3 18 (16.36%) VB
4 9 (8.18%) SQL
5 6 (5.45%) VBScript
6 1 (0.91%) C
6 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.91%) C++
6 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.09%) MCSE
3 8 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (5.45%) VCP5
5 5 (4.55%) MCP
6 4 (3.64%) MCSA
7 3 (2.73%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.82%) ISEB
8 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.82%) MCITP
9 1 (0.91%) Degree
9 1 (0.91%) MCTS
9 1 (0.91%) CCNA
9 1 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.09%) vSphere
4 4 (3.64%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.64%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.91%) XenApp
7 1 (0.91%) XenServer
7 1 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.91%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 29 (26.36%) SCOM
2 26 (23.64%) SCCM
3 16 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.36%) Puppet
5 4 (3.64%) WSUS
6 3 (2.73%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.91%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 54 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.36%) VMware
3 12 (10.91%) Cisco
4 10 (9.09%) Citrix
5 8 (7.27%) Akamai
6 6 (5.45%) NetApp
7 4 (3.64%) CommVault
7 4 (3.64%) Lotus
7 4 (3.64%) McAfee
7 4 (3.64%) Oracle
7 4 (3.64%) HP
8 3 (2.73%) Intel
8 3 (2.73%) Wyse
8 3 (2.73%) CA
8 3 (2.73%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.82%) Dell
10 1 (0.91%) IBM
10 1 (0.91%) Juniper
10 1 (0.91%) Veritas
10 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
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