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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 16 1
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 46 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.92% 10.61% 25.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.02% 78.26% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 43 34
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £338 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £470 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.45 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £15.65 £15.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
63 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.32% 13.56% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 43
Average daily rate £338 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 4 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.20 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £17.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +6 25 £300 -25.00% 2
Bedford +7 7 £200 -42.85% 3
Dunstable 0 3 £456 +102.77%
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 43 (49.43%) Active Directory
2 40 (45.98%) VMware
3 33 (37.93%) Citrix
3 33 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 31 (35.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (22.99%) MS Exchange
7 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (20.69%) ITIL
9 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (18.39%) MS Office
11 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
13 13 (14.94%) DNS
14 11 (12.64%) DHCP
14 11 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (11.49%) XenApp
15 10 (11.49%) Migration
16 9 (10.34%) Cisco
17 8 (9.20%) Lotus Domino
17 8 (9.20%) Retail
17 8 (9.20%) Local Government
17 8 (9.20%) Internet
17 8 (9.20%) Symantec
17 8 (9.20%) SAN
17 8 (9.20%) NHS
17 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 7 (8.05%) Office 365
18 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (22.99%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.20%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.90%) IBM Notes
5 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) Lync
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.30%) IIS
8 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) CMS
9 1 (1.15%) Confluence
9 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Office
2 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.45%) MS Project
4 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.15%) TeleForm
1 1 (1.15%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (8.05%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) DNS
2 11 (12.64%) DHCP
3 8 (9.20%) SAN
3 8 (9.20%) Internet
4 7 (8.05%) VPN
4 7 (8.05%) WAN
5 6 (6.90%) LAN
5 6 (6.90%) Intranet
6 5 (5.75%) Firewall
7 3 (3.45%) VLAN
7 3 (3.45%) OSPF
7 3 (3.45%) VRRP
7 3 (3.45%) VoIP
7 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.15%) DMZ
8 1 (1.15%) ADSL
8 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.45%) MySQL
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.20%) Local Government
1 8 (9.20%) Retail
2 3 (3.45%) Spanish Language
3 2 (2.30%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.30%) French Language
3 2 (2.30%) German Language
3 2 (2.30%) Italian Language
3 2 (2.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (20.69%) Analyst
2 10 (11.49%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Support Analyst
3 8 (9.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.05%) Service Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (6.90%) Administrator
5 6 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.75%) Architect
6 5 (5.75%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.60%) Consultant
7 4 (4.60%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.60%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) CSS
1 3 (3.45%) .NET
2 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.30%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) SAP Basis
3 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.20%) NHS
2 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.15%) EFT
4 1 (1.15%) iPhone
4 1 (1.15%) Social Media
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.15%) CMDB
4 1 (1.15%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 31 (35.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.05%) Linux
6 5 (5.75%) Windows 2000
6 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.30%) UNIX
7 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.15%) AIX
8 1 (1.15%) Android
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) ITIL
2 10 (11.49%) Migration
3 8 (9.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.75%) CRM
5 5 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.60%) Mentoring
6 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.60%) Change Management
7 3 (3.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.30%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.30%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.30%) Time Management
8 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.30%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.30%) Security Patching
9 1 (1.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.90%) SQL
2 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
2 3 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.30%) C
4 1 (1.15%) C#
4 1 (1.15%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.75%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.60%) CCNA
4 3 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) MCITP
4 3 (3.45%) Degree
5 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) VCP4
5 2 (2.30%) VCP5
5 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.30%) CCA
5 2 (2.30%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) CCIE
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) CCDA
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (49.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (22.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.49%) XenApp
4 5 (5.75%) vSphere
4 5 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (5.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.60%) XenServer
6 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.30%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.15%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.15%) Firmware
7 1 (1.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) VMware
2 33 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.93%) Citrix
3 9 (10.34%) Cisco
4 8 (9.20%) Symantec
5 6 (6.90%) Lotus
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle
7 4 (4.60%) HP
7 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.60%) Mitel
8 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.30%) CommVault
8 2 (2.30%) SAP
9 1 (1.15%) IBM
9 1 (1.15%) Dell
9 1 (1.15%) EMC
9 1 (1.15%) Sun
9 1 (1.15%) JDA
9 1 (1.15%) Sophos
9 1 (1.15%) Wyse
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