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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.66% 11.82% 23.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.58% 62.07% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 26
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£236 £316 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -9.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £170 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +75.86%
UK excluding London average 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
53 87 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.48% 19.04% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 32
Average daily rate £263 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £170 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £509 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.36 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 -2 15 £263 -30.00% 9
Bedford +4 11 £160 -13.51% 5
Dunstable -1 4 £130 -42.22% 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 30 (38.96%) VMware
4 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (28.57%) Citrix
6 21 (27.27%) ITIL
7 18 (23.38%) MS Exchange
8 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
9 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (19.48%) Migration
9 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (15.58%) SCCM
11 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (14.29%) Linux
12 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
12 10 (12.99%) MS Office
12 10 (12.99%) DNS
13 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
14 8 (10.39%) DHCP
14 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
14 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (10.39%) Retail
15 7 (9.09%) Local Government
15 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
15 7 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
15 7 (9.09%) SLA
15 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (9.09%) NHS
16 6 (7.79%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 18 (23.38%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
4 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.49%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.90%) IIS
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.60%) Confluence
7 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.60%) Lync
7 2 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.30%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 3 (3.90%) IaaS
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.60%) PaaS
4 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.99%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) DHCP
3 6 (7.79%) VPN
3 6 (7.79%) SAN
4 5 (6.49%) LAN
4 5 (6.49%) WAN
5 3 (3.90%) Firewall
6 2 (2.60%) VLAN
6 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.60%) VoIP
6 2 (2.60%) Internet
6 2 (2.60%) OSPF
6 2 (2.60%) VRRP
7 1 (1.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.30%) TestLink
2 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (10.39%) Retail
2 7 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (1.30%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (12.99%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Architect
5 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Junior
8 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) Middleware
3 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) HTML
4 1 (1.30%) CSS
4 1 (1.30%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) NHS
2 4 (5.19%) Statistics
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) PMI
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (22.08%) Windows 7
3 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (14.29%) Linux
4 11 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.60%) AIX
7 1 (1.30%) UNIX
7 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Migration
3 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
4 9 (11.69%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.79%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.19%) Change Management
7 4 (5.19%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.60%) Project Management
9 2 (2.60%) Project Planning
9 2 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.30%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.30%) VBScript
3 1 (1.30%) Python
3 1 (1.30%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) Java
3 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.19%) PMI Certification
2 4 (5.19%) CCNA
2 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.90%) MCSE
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.90%) MCITP
3 3 (3.90%) PMP
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) CCNP
4 2 (2.60%) CCA
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.60%) VCP4
4 2 (2.60%) VCP5
4 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.30%) CCIE
5 1 (1.30%) CCDA
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) XenApp
4 4 (5.19%) vSphere
4 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.19%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.30%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (15.58%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.60%) SCOM
3 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.96%) VMware
3 22 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (7.79%) Oracle
5 5 (6.49%) Lotus
5 5 (6.49%) Symantec
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco
6 3 (3.90%) Mitel
7 2 (2.60%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 2 (2.60%) HP
7 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.30%) Wyse
8 1 (1.30%) Metastorm
8 1 (1.30%) Dell
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) Intel
8 1 (1.30%) Sun
8 1 (1.30%) CommVault
8 1 (1.30%) JDA
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 15 days ago