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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 74 41 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.05% 14.96% 13.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.06% 67.21% 87.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 25 27
Average daily rate
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£349 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £418 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
- -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -47.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.30 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.50 £16.60 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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
85 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.73% 22.26% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 31
Average daily rate £275 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £32.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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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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 0 38 £350 +16.66% 2
Bedford +4 7 £275 +3.77% 3
Biggleswade - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - - 1
Shefford - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 67 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 66 (51.56%) Microsoft
3 59 (46.09%) IIS
4 55 (42.97%) E-Commerce
5 45 (35.16%) SCOM
6 44 (34.38%) DNS
7 43 (33.59%) Microsoft Azure
8 42 (32.81%) DHCP
9 41 (32.03%) SCCM
10 39 (30.47%) .NET
11 35 (27.34%) MS Excel
12 32 (25.00%) FTP
12 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (23.44%) PowerShell
14 26 (20.31%) Web Services
15 25 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (17.97%) ITIL
17 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
19 19 (14.84%) Akamai
20 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET
20 17 (13.28%) C#
20 17 (13.28%) SLA
21 16 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
22 15 (11.72%) Windows 7
22 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
22 15 (11.72%) Opscode Chef
23 14 (10.94%) Confluence
23 14 (10.94%) VB
23 14 (10.94%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 59 (46.09%) IIS
2 14 (10.94%) Confluence
3 8 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.91%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.91%) Lotus Domino
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.34%) CMS
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.78%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (27.34%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.81%) MS Office
3 4 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.78%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.78%) MS Project
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.78%) Maya
4 1 (0.78%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 43 (33.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.38%) DNS
2 42 (32.81%) DHCP
3 32 (25.00%) FTP
4 6 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.69%) VPN
5 5 (3.91%) VoIP
6 4 (3.13%) SAN
7 2 (1.56%) Firewall
7 2 (1.56%) Wireless
7 2 (1.56%) MPLS
7 2 (1.56%) WAN
8 1 (0.78%) SMTP
8 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.78%) ATM
8 1 (0.78%) ISDN
8 1 (0.78%) LAN
8 1 (0.78%) OSPF
8 1 (0.78%) BGP
8 1 (0.78%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.78%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (10.16%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.59%) TeamCity
3 11 (8.59%) JIRA
4 7 (5.47%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (3.91%) Log4Net
6 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.56%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.78%) NSubstitute
8 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.78%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.78%) Selenium
8 1 (0.78%) NUnit
8 1 (0.78%) Subversion
8 1 (0.78%) Xcode
General
1 9 (7.03%) Retail
1 9 (7.03%) Legal
2 6 (4.69%) Publishing
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Finance
3 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (13.28%) Analyst
3 15 (11.72%) Web Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.38%) Configuration Engineer
5 9 (7.03%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.47%) Architect
7 7 (5.47%) Software Configuration Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Web Support Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Developer
10 3 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) Test Manager
10 3 (2.34%) Service Analyst
10 3 (2.34%) Technical Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (30.47%) .NET
2 26 (20.31%) Web Services
3 17 (13.28%) ASP.NET
4 8 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.69%) MSMQ
6 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (0.78%) Autofac
7 1 (0.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.78%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.78%) HTML
7 1 (0.78%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.78%) CSS
7 1 (0.78%) LINQ
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.78%) WPF
7 1 (0.78%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.34%) iPhone
4 2 (1.56%) Clustering
4 2 (1.56%) SecurID
4 2 (1.56%) CMDB
4 2 (1.56%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Kinect
5 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.78%) Physics
5 1 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.78%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.78%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.78%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (11.72%) Windows 7
3 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.47%) Linux
5 7 (5.47%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.34%) AIX
7 2 (1.56%) UNIX
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.78%) CentOS
8 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.97%) E-Commerce
2 23 (17.97%) ITIL
3 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.94%) Migration
5 10 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.81%) DevOps
6 6 (4.69%) Database Security
6 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.91%) Workflow
7 5 (3.91%) Load Balancing
7 5 (3.91%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (3.13%) Scrum
8 4 (3.13%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.13%) Project Management
9 3 (2.34%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.34%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.34%) MVC
9 3 (2.34%) Web Development
9 3 (2.34%) Network Design
9 3 (2.34%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.44%) PowerShell
2 17 (13.28%) C#
3 14 (10.94%) VB
4 7 (5.47%) SQL
5 4 (3.13%) VBScript
6 2 (1.56%) C++
6 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) C
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.78%) Python
7 1 (0.78%) Lua
Qualifications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.13%) MCITP
2 4 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (3.13%) MCSE
2 4 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (0.78%) VCP5
3 1 (0.78%) ISEB
3 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.78%) MCSA
3 1 (0.78%) MCP
3 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (0.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.28%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) vSphere
3 4 (3.13%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.34%) XenApp
4 3 (2.34%) XenServer
4 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 45 (35.16%) SCOM
2 41 (32.03%) SCCM
3 15 (11.72%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.47%) Puppet
5 3 (2.34%) WSUS
6 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 66 (51.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) Akamai
3 13 (10.16%) Citrix
4 11 (8.59%) VMware
5 10 (7.81%) Cisco
6 6 (4.69%) Lotus
7 4 (3.13%) McAfee
7 4 (3.13%) Oracle
7 4 (3.13%) CommVault
8 3 (2.34%) HP
8 3 (2.34%) Symantec
8 3 (2.34%) Wyse
8 3 (2.34%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.56%) Dell
10 1 (0.78%) Aruba
10 1 (0.78%) F5
10 1 (0.78%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.78%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.78%) Adobe
10 1 (0.78%) NetApp
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