The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 56 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.37% 18.79% 19.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.56% 75.68% 89.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 58
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £116 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £450 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £30.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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 74 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.26% 24.83% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 35 64
Median daily rate £388 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £208 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +80.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 17 £275 -21.42% 4
Bedford 0 7 £375 -16.66% 1
Dunstable +1 4 - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 37 (54.41%) Active Directory
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
3 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 23 (33.82%) VMware
5 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (25.00%) Citrix
7 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (23.53%) SCCM
7 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
8 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
9 14 (20.59%) HP
9 14 (20.59%) Dell
10 13 (19.12%) DNS
11 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
11 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (16.18%) Firewall
12 10 (14.71%) Linux
12 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
13 9 (13.24%) XenApp
13 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (13.24%) LAN
13 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
13 9 (13.24%) WAN
13 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
14 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
14 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
14 8 (11.76%) Finance
14 8 (11.76%) High Availability

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (22.06%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.82%) IIS
4 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.76%) IaaS
4 7 (10.29%) Office 365
5 3 (4.41%) CloudFront
6 2 (2.94%) SaaS
7 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.12%) DNS
2 11 (16.18%) Firewall
3 9 (13.24%) LAN
3 9 (13.24%) WAN
4 7 (10.29%) DHCP
5 4 (5.88%) Internet
5 4 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.41%) FTP
6 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.41%) SMTP
6 3 (4.41%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) VoIP
7 2 (2.94%) VPN
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.47%) IPsec
8 1 (1.47%) OSPF
8 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.47%) VRRP
8 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
3 2 (2.94%) Local Government
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Military
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (5.88%) AWS Architect
4 4 (5.88%) Developer
4 4 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 4 (5.88%) Web Engineer
4 4 (5.88%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
5 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (2.94%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.94%) WinForms
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) HTML5
4 1 (1.47%) jQuery
4 1 (1.47%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) EPoS
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) EFT
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
2 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (14.71%) Linux
6 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.41%) Unix
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.47%) Debian
11 1 (1.47%) Solaris
11 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
2 8 (11.76%) High Availability
3 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) ITIL
4 5 (7.35%) Identity Management
4 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.35%) Service Management
5 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.41%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (4.41%) Web Filtering
7 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.94%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.94%) Open Source
7 2 (2.94%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (2.94%) SDLC
7 2 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.29%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) C
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (2.94%) CCEA
1 2 (2.94%) CCNA
1 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (2.94%) MCP
1 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.47%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (54.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.24%) XenApp
4 8 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.76%) vSphere
5 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.94%) XenServer
7 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) SCCM
2 7 (10.29%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.88%) WSUS
4 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) VMware
3 17 (25.00%) Citrix
4 14 (20.59%) Dell
4 14 (20.59%) HP
5 8 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 7 (10.29%) Cisco
7 6 (8.82%) Avaya
8 4 (5.88%) Apple
8 4 (5.88%) NetApp
8 4 (5.88%) Oracle
9 3 (4.41%) Akamai
9 3 (4.41%) IBM
9 3 (4.41%) IronPort
10 2 (2.94%) AppSense
10 2 (2.94%) Remedy
11 1 (1.47%) Mitel
11 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.47%) Symantec
11 1 (1.47%) Xamarin
Luton, Bedfordshire
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