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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 61 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.24% 22.26% 16.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.77% 72.62% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 26 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £350 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £11.60 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £23.20 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
78 84 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.10% 30.66% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 42 24
Average daily rate £375 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £32.50 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 January 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 January 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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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 -5 26 £425 +41.66% 4
Bedford -1 11 £275 +18.27% 4
Biggleswade - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 78 (56.93%) Microsoft
2 74 (54.01%) Active Directory
3 62 (45.26%) E-Commerce
3 62 (45.26%) IIS
4 50 (36.50%) SCOM
5 49 (35.77%) SCCM
6 47 (34.31%) DNS
6 47 (34.31%) Microsoft Azure
7 46 (33.58%) DHCP
8 38 (27.74%) .NET
8 38 (27.74%) MS Excel
9 33 (24.09%) FTP
9 33 (24.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (21.90%) PowerShell
10 30 (21.90%) Web Services
11 29 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (19.71%) ITIL
13 25 (18.25%) Akamai
14 23 (16.79%) SLA
15 20 (14.60%) Citrix
15 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (13.14%) Windows 7
17 16 (11.68%) VMware
18 15 (10.95%) Migration
19 14 (10.22%) C#
19 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
20 13 (9.49%) MS Office
20 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
20 13 (9.49%) Configuration Management
21 11 (8.03%) Lotus

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (45.26%) IIS
2 10 (7.30%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.30%) IBM Notes
2 10 (7.30%) Lotus Domino
3 9 (6.57%) Confluence
4 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 38 (27.74%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.49%) MS Office
3 6 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.73%) Maya
4 1 (0.73%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (34.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (21.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.19%) SaaS
4 2 (1.46%) IaaS
4 2 (1.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (34.31%) DNS
2 46 (33.58%) DHCP
3 33 (24.09%) FTP
4 9 (6.57%) VPN
5 7 (5.11%) VoIP
6 5 (3.65%) Wireless
7 4 (2.92%) SAN
7 4 (2.92%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.92%) Internet
8 3 (2.19%) LAN
8 3 (2.19%) WAN
9 2 (1.46%) Firewall
9 2 (1.46%) MPLS
10 1 (0.73%) EIGRP
10 1 (0.73%) OSPF
10 1 (0.73%) BGP
10 1 (0.73%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.73%) SMTP
10 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.73%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (5.84%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.38%) JIRA
5 4 (2.92%) FinalBuilder
6 3 (2.19%) Log4Net
6 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.73%) Xcode
7 1 (0.73%) NUnit
7 1 (0.73%) Subversion
7 1 (0.73%) Selenium
7 1 (0.73%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.73%) NSubstitute
General
1 10 (7.30%) Legal
2 6 (4.38%) Retail
3 5 (3.65%) Publishing
4 3 (2.19%) Finance
5 2 (1.46%) Electronics
5 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Marketing
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.46%) Games
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 47 (34.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (19.71%) Web Engineer
3 19 (13.87%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (11.68%) Support Engineer
5 15 (10.95%) Analyst
6 9 (6.57%) Architect
6 9 (6.57%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.84%) Configuration Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (4.38%) Software Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Support Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.65%) IT Support
9 5 (3.65%) Software Configuration Engineer
10 4 (2.92%) Administrator
10 4 (2.92%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.92%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.92%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (27.74%) .NET
2 30 (21.90%) Web Services
3 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.38%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (2.92%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.46%) Middleware
7 1 (0.73%) WinForms
7 1 (0.73%) JSON
7 1 (0.73%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.73%) WCF
7 1 (0.73%) WPF
7 1 (0.73%) LINQ
7 1 (0.73%) CSS
7 1 (0.73%) XML
7 1 (0.73%) HTML
7 1 (0.73%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.73%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.73%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.65%) SecurID
3 4 (2.92%) NHS
4 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.46%) iPhone
5 2 (1.46%) DTV
5 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.46%) Statistics
6 1 (0.73%) Clustering
6 1 (0.73%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (0.73%) PDA
6 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.73%) Physics
6 1 (0.73%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.73%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.73%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 33 (24.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (13.14%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.03%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.84%) Linux
7 4 (2.92%) AIX
8 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.46%) UNIX
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.73%) CentOS
9 1 (0.73%) Android
9 1 (0.73%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (45.26%) E-Commerce
2 27 (19.71%) ITIL
3 15 (10.95%) Migration
4 13 (9.49%) Configuration Management
5 9 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (6.57%) DevOps
6 8 (5.84%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.11%) Database Security
8 6 (4.38%) Project Management
9 5 (3.65%) Network Design
10 4 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.92%) MVC
10 4 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.19%) Scrum
11 3 (2.19%) Automated Testing
11 3 (2.19%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.19%) Web Development
11 3 (2.19%) Problem Management
11 3 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.90%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.22%) C#
3 9 (6.57%) VB
4 5 (3.65%) SQL
4 5 (3.65%) VBScript
5 2 (1.46%) C++
5 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.46%) Python
6 1 (0.73%) Ruby
6 1 (0.73%) Lua
6 1 (0.73%) PHP
6 1 (0.73%) C
6 1 (0.73%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.73%) Golang
Qualifications
1 5 (3.65%) CCNA
1 5 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.92%) MCSE
2 4 (2.92%) MCITP
3 3 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.73%) CCNP
4 1 (0.73%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (16.79%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (54.01%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.65%) vSphere
3 4 (2.92%) Terminal Services
3 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.92%) XenApp
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.19%) XenServer
4 3 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.73%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 50 (36.50%) SCOM
2 49 (35.77%) SCCM
3 9 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.38%) Puppet
5 3 (2.19%) WSUS
5 3 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 78 (56.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.25%) Akamai
3 20 (14.60%) Citrix
4 16 (11.68%) VMware
5 11 (8.03%) Lotus
6 10 (7.30%) Cisco
7 5 (3.65%) Symantec
7 5 (3.65%) McAfee
8 4 (2.92%) CommVault
9 3 (2.19%) Wyse
9 3 (2.19%) HP
9 3 (2.19%) SAP
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle
10 2 (1.46%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.73%) KANA
11 1 (0.73%) Civica
11 1 (0.73%) Brocade
11 1 (0.73%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.73%) Websense
11 1 (0.73%) Sophos