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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 85 43 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.58% 15.81% 10.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.40% 64.18% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 27 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £358 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £93.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
93 67 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.52% 24.63% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 23
Average daily rate £288 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.48% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% -54.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £137.00 £133.75 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +1 45 £375 +25.00% 3
Bedford 0 12 £275 +3.77% 4
Biggleswade - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Shefford - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 79 (56.83%) Microsoft
2 74 (53.24%) Active Directory
3 71 (51.08%) IIS
4 63 (45.32%) E-Commerce
5 54 (38.85%) SCOM
6 52 (37.41%) DNS
6 52 (37.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 51 (36.69%) DHCP
8 49 (35.25%) SCCM
9 45 (32.37%) MS Excel
10 44 (31.65%) .NET
11 38 (27.34%) FTP
11 38 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (24.46%) PowerShell
13 33 (23.74%) Web Services
14 32 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
15 24 (17.27%) ITIL
15 24 (17.27%) Akamai
16 23 (16.55%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (14.39%) Configuration Management
17 20 (14.39%) SLA
18 18 (12.95%) ASP.NET
18 18 (12.95%) C#
18 18 (12.95%) Citrix
19 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
21 15 (10.79%) VMware
21 15 (10.79%) Opscode Chef
21 15 (10.79%) Windows 7
22 14 (10.07%) Confluence

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 71 (51.08%) IIS
2 14 (10.07%) Confluence
3 10 (7.19%) IBM Notes
3 10 (7.19%) Lotus Domino
4 8 (5.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.16%) CMS
7 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 45 (32.37%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.35%) MS Office
3 7 (5.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) Maya
4 1 (0.72%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 52 (37.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (23.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (37.41%) DNS
2 51 (36.69%) DHCP
3 38 (27.34%) FTP
4 9 (6.47%) VPN
5 7 (5.04%) VoIP
6 5 (3.60%) Wireless
7 4 (2.88%) Internet
7 4 (2.88%) SAN
7 4 (2.88%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.16%) WAN
8 3 (2.16%) LAN
9 2 (1.44%) MPLS
9 2 (1.44%) Firewall
10 1 (0.72%) SMTP
10 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.72%) ATM
10 1 (0.72%) ISDN
10 1 (0.72%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.72%) OSPF
10 1 (0.72%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (9.35%) Git (software)
3 11 (7.91%) TeamCity
3 11 (7.91%) JIRA
4 7 (5.04%) FinalBuilder
5 5 (3.60%) Log4Net
6 3 (2.16%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.44%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.72%) NUnit
8 1 (0.72%) Subversion
8 1 (0.72%) Xcode
8 1 (0.72%) Selenium
8 1 (0.72%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.72%) NSubstitute
General
1 10 (7.19%) Legal
2 7 (5.04%) Retail
3 6 (4.32%) Publishing
4 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.16%) Finance
5 2 (1.44%) Electronics
5 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.44%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (35.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (17.99%) Web Engineer
3 16 (11.51%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.51%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (10.07%) Analyst
5 12 (8.63%) Configuration Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.76%) Architect
7 8 (5.76%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Software Configuration Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) IT Support
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Support Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.60%) Web Support Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (2.88%) Developer
11 4 (2.88%) Administrator
11 4 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (31.65%) .NET
2 33 (23.74%) Web Services
3 18 (12.95%) ASP.NET
4 8 (5.76%) .NET Framework
5 6 (4.32%) MSMQ
6 4 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.72%) WinForms
7 1 (0.72%) JSON
7 1 (0.72%) WCF
7 1 (0.72%) WPF
7 1 (0.72%) LINQ
7 1 (0.72%) CSS
7 1 (0.72%) XML
7 1 (0.72%) HTML
7 1 (0.72%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (0.72%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.72%) REST
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.60%) SecurID
3 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.44%) DTV
4 2 (1.44%) NHS
4 2 (1.44%) iPhone
4 2 (1.44%) CMDB
5 1 (0.72%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.72%) Replication
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) PDA
5 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.72%) Physics
5 1 (0.72%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.72%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.72%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (16.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (10.79%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.04%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.04%) Linux
6 3 (2.16%) AIX
7 2 (1.44%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.44%) UNIX
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.72%) CentOS
8 1 (0.72%) Android
8 1 (0.72%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (45.32%) E-Commerce
2 24 (17.27%) ITIL
3 20 (14.39%) Configuration Management
4 14 (10.07%) DevOps
5 13 (9.35%) Migration
6 12 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.76%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.04%) Project Management
8 7 (5.04%) Database Security
9 6 (4.32%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.60%) Network Design
10 5 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (2.88%) MVC
11 4 (2.88%) Scrum
12 3 (2.16%) Automated Testing
12 3 (2.16%) Software Engineering
12 3 (2.16%) Incident Management
12 3 (2.16%) Web Development
12 3 (2.16%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.46%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.95%) C#
3 14 (10.07%) VB
4 6 (4.32%) SQL
5 4 (2.88%) VBScript
6 2 (1.44%) C++
6 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.44%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) Lua
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) C
7 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.72%) Golang
Qualifications
1 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.88%) CCNA
2 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.88%) MCSE
2 4 (2.88%) MCITP
3 3 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.72%) MCP
4 1 (0.72%) MCSA
4 1 (0.72%) ISEB
4 1 (0.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.39%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (53.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.60%) vSphere
3 4 (2.88%) Terminal Services
3 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.16%) XenApp
4 3 (2.16%) XenServer
5 1 (0.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 54 (38.85%) SCOM
2 49 (35.25%) SCCM
3 15 (10.79%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (5.04%) Puppet
5 3 (2.16%) WSUS
5 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 79 (56.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (17.27%) Akamai
3 18 (12.95%) Citrix
4 15 (10.79%) VMware
5 11 (7.91%) Lotus
6 10 (7.19%) Cisco
7 5 (3.60%) McAfee
7 5 (3.60%) Symantec
8 4 (2.88%) CommVault
9 3 (2.16%) SAP
9 3 (2.16%) HP
9 3 (2.16%) Wyse
10 2 (1.44%) Dell
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle
10 2 (1.44%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.72%) KANA
11 1 (0.72%) 3Com
11 1 (0.72%) Civica
11 1 (0.72%) Brocade
11 1 (0.72%) SonicWALL
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