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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 41 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.19% 12.69% 15.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.61% 67.21% 76.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 44
Median daily rate £375 £356 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
62 61 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.68% 18.89% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 53
Median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +6 13 £538 +53.57%
Bedford -4 7 £223 +30.88% 5
Dunstable 0 5 £365 - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 19 (31.15%) Windows Server
3 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
3 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 13 (21.31%) DNS
3 13 (21.31%) VMware
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (19.67%) Linux
4 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (19.67%) Citrix
5 11 (18.03%) WAN
5 11 (18.03%) LAN
5 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (13.11%) Office 365
7 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (13.11%) IaaS
7 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
7 8 (13.11%) SQL
7 8 (13.11%) Apple
8 7 (11.48%) Firewall
8 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
8 7 (11.48%) High Availability
8 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (11.48%) SCCM
8 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
9 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
9 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (9.84%) XenApp
9 6 (9.84%) Data Centre

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 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.92%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.92%) IIS
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (13.11%) IaaS
2 8 (13.11%) Office 365
3 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.31%) DNS
2 11 (18.03%) LAN
2 11 (18.03%) WAN
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 5 (8.20%) DHCP
5 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.92%) VLAN
7 2 (3.28%) SMTP
7 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.28%) VPN
7 2 (3.28%) Wireless
8 1 (1.64%) FTP
8 1 (1.64%) Internet
8 1 (1.64%) OSPF
8 1 (1.64%) VoIP
8 1 (1.64%) VRRP
8 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.48%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.64%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
3 3 (4.92%) Retail
4 2 (3.28%) Local Government
4 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.64%) Military
5 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Analyst
2 7 (11.48%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Developer
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) AWS Architect
6 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (4.92%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) Operations Manager
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Developer
7 2 (3.28%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.28%) WinForms
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.64%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) HTML5
3 1 (1.64%) jQuery
3 1 (1.64%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.64%) EFT
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows Server
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.67%) Linux
4 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.84%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.92%) Unix
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (13.11%) E-Commerce
4 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (11.48%) High Availability
4 7 (11.48%) Load Balancing
5 6 (9.84%) Service Management
6 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.20%) Migration
6 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.56%) Capacity Management
7 4 (6.56%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) People Management
8 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.92%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (3.28%) Fault Analysis
9 2 (3.28%) Planning and Forecasting
9 2 (3.28%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) SQL
2 4 (6.56%) C#
2 4 (6.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) MCP
2 2 (3.28%) CCEA
2 2 (3.28%) CCNA
2 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.28%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.64%) CCIP
3 1 (1.64%) CCNP
3 1 (1.64%) CCSP
3 1 (1.64%) MCSA
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) XenApp
3 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.28%) XenServer
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SCOM
2 2 (3.28%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) VMware
2 12 (19.67%) Citrix
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) Apple
4 5 (8.20%) Dell
4 5 (8.20%) HP
5 4 (6.56%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.28%) AppSense
7 2 (3.28%) Lotus
7 2 (3.28%) Remedy
7 2 (3.28%) Symantec
8 1 (1.64%) Avaya
8 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.64%) Mitel
8 1 (1.64%) Oracle