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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 74 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.94% 27.92% 21.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 79.57% 87.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 34
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.25% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.70 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £15.40 £103.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
69 93 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.45% 35.09% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 38
Average daily rate £438 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.57% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £229 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -7 32 £425 +41.66% 10
Bedford -4 7 £350 +21.73% 9
Dunstable -7 1 £225 -36.61%
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (40.78%) Microsoft
2 37 (35.92%) Active Directory
3 31 (30.10%) IIS
3 31 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (30.10%) Windows 7
4 26 (25.24%) PowerShell
5 24 (23.30%) .NET
6 23 (22.33%) Migration
7 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
9 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
10 19 (18.45%) C#
10 19 (18.45%) E-Commerce
10 19 (18.45%) DNS
11 18 (17.48%) VB
12 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
12 17 (16.50%) DHCP
12 17 (16.50%) VMware
12 17 (16.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (15.53%) Configuration Management
14 15 (14.56%) SCCM
14 15 (14.56%) Confluence
15 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
15 14 (13.59%) SCOM
15 14 (13.59%) MS Exchange
16 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (12.62%) JIRA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 31 (30.10%) IIS
2 15 (14.56%) Confluence
3 14 (13.59%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.83%) IBM Notes
5 6 (5.83%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.91%) CMS
8 3 (2.91%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.97%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.97%) Apache
10 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.80%) MS Office
3 3 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.91%) SaaS
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.45%) DNS
2 17 (16.50%) DHCP
3 11 (10.68%) FTP
4 8 (7.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.85%) SAN
6 3 (2.91%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.94%) NAS
8 1 (0.97%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.97%) LAN
8 1 (0.97%) WAN
8 1 (0.97%) VPN
8 1 (0.97%) HTTP
8 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.97%) Firewall
8 1 (0.97%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (16.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (13.59%) Git (software)
3 13 (12.62%) JIRA
4 10 (9.71%) TeamCity
5 7 (6.80%) FinalBuilder
6 6 (5.83%) Log4Net
7 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.91%) MSI
7 3 (2.91%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.97%) Subversion
8 1 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 7 (6.80%) Retail
1 7 (6.80%) Legal
2 3 (2.91%) Finance
3 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.94%) Publishing
3 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (15.53%) Analyst
2 14 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Configuration Engineer
4 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.74%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 7 (6.80%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.83%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (3.88%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Web Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) VMware Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Web Support Engineer
11 3 (2.91%) Project Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Service Desk Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) .NET
2 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
3 12 (11.65%) Web Services
4 6 (5.83%) MSMQ
4 6 (5.83%) .NET Framework
5 4 (3.88%) WCF
6 3 (2.91%) XML
6 3 (2.91%) XSD
6 3 (2.91%) XSLT
7 2 (1.94%) Software Packaging
7 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.97%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (0.97%) jQuery
8 1 (0.97%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.97%) LINQ
8 1 (0.97%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.97%) HTML
8 1 (0.97%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
1 4 (3.88%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.91%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.91%) iPhone
2 3 (2.91%) CMDB
2 3 (2.91%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.94%) Clustering
4 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.97%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.10%) Windows Server 2008
1 31 (30.10%) Windows 7
2 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.74%) Windows XP
4 9 (8.74%) Windows 8
5 5 (4.85%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.88%) Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) Migration
2 19 (18.45%) E-Commerce
3 16 (15.53%) Configuration Management
4 11 (10.68%) ITIL
5 8 (7.77%) Test Management
6 7 (6.80%) Test Strategy
6 7 (6.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.80%) DevOps
7 6 (5.83%) Workflow
8 5 (4.85%) Email Migration
9 4 (3.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.88%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.91%) Test Scripting
10 3 (2.91%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.91%) Scrum
10 3 (2.91%) Database Security
11 2 (1.94%) Change Control
11 2 (1.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) PowerShell
2 19 (18.45%) C#
3 18 (17.48%) VB
4 8 (7.77%) SQL
5 4 (3.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.97%) C
6 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.97%) C++
6 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (12.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.65%) MCSE
3 8 (7.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (5.83%) VCP5
5 5 (4.85%) MCP
6 4 (3.88%) ISEB
6 4 (3.88%) MCSA
7 3 (2.91%) Security Cleared
7 3 (2.91%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.91%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.94%) MCITP
9 1 (0.97%) MCDST
9 1 (0.97%) MCTS
9 1 (0.97%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.97%) Degree
9 1 (0.97%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (35.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.77%) vSphere
4 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.94%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.94%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.97%) VMFS
7 1 (0.97%) XenApp
7 1 (0.97%) XenServer
7 1 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (15.53%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (14.56%) SCCM
3 14 (13.59%) SCOM
4 7 (6.80%) Puppet
5 3 (2.91%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 1 (0.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 42 (40.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.50%) VMware
3 11 (10.68%) Citrix
3 11 (10.68%) Cisco
4 6 (5.83%) Lotus
5 5 (4.85%) Oracle
5 5 (4.85%) NetApp
5 5 (4.85%) McAfee
6 4 (3.88%) HP
7 3 (2.91%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.91%) Dell
7 3 (2.91%) Intel
7 3 (2.91%) CA
8 2 (1.94%) CommVault
8 2 (1.94%) Akamai
9 1 (0.97%) Splunk
9 1 (0.97%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.97%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.97%) Tripwire
9 1 (0.97%) Altiris
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