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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 49 54 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.56% 16.02% 20.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.13% 72.00% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 20 27
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£403 £331 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.50% +5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £410 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £79.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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
67 75 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.18% 22.26% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 30
Average daily rate £375 £255 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.20 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.00 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -4 18 £425 +41.66% 5
Bedford -2 9 £275 - 7
Dunstable -4 1 £500 +36.05% 1
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 72 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 67 (54.47%) Active Directory
3 52 (42.28%) E-Commerce
4 50 (40.65%) IIS
5 46 (37.40%) SCCM
6 43 (34.96%) SCOM
7 41 (33.33%) DNS
8 40 (32.52%) DHCP
9 35 (28.46%) MS Excel
10 33 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
11 29 (23.58%) FTP
12 26 (21.14%) Web Services
12 26 (21.14%) .NET
12 26 (21.14%) Amazon AWS
13 25 (20.33%) ITIL
14 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (18.70%) Akamai
16 19 (15.45%) SLA
17 18 (14.63%) Citrix
17 18 (14.63%) PowerShell
18 17 (13.82%) Windows 7
18 17 (13.82%) VMware
18 17 (13.82%) Migration
19 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 14 (11.38%) MS Office
20 12 (9.76%) Linux
20 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 11 (8.94%) MS Exchange
21 11 (8.94%) Lotus
22 10 (8.13%) IBM Notes

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 50 (40.65%) IIS
2 11 (8.94%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.13%) IBM Notes
3 10 (8.13%) Lotus Domino
4 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.81%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (28.46%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.38%) MS Office
3 6 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) Maya
4 1 (0.81%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (21.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) SaaS
4 2 (1.63%) PaaS
4 2 (1.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.33%) DNS
2 40 (32.52%) DHCP
3 29 (23.58%) FTP
4 7 (5.69%) VoIP
4 7 (5.69%) VPN
5 5 (4.07%) Wireless
6 4 (3.25%) Internet
7 3 (2.44%) LAN
7 3 (2.44%) WAN
8 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.63%) SAN
8 2 (1.63%) MPLS
8 2 (1.63%) Firewall
9 1 (0.81%) Frame Relay
9 1 (0.81%) xDSL
9 1 (0.81%) OSPF
9 1 (0.81%) BGP
9 1 (0.81%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.63%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) NSubstitute
2 1 (0.81%) TestLink
2 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.81%) Xcode
2 1 (0.81%) NUnit
General
1 6 (4.88%) Retail
2 5 (4.07%) Legal
3 4 (3.25%) Publishing
4 3 (2.44%) Finance
5 2 (1.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.63%) Games
5 2 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.63%) Electronics
5 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (34.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (20.33%) Web Engineer
3 19 (15.45%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.38%) Analyst
5 13 (10.57%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Architect
6 9 (7.32%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.07%) Senior Support Analyst
8 5 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.07%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.07%) IT Support
9 4 (3.25%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.25%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.25%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.25%) Administrator
10 3 (2.44%) Network Engineer
10 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.14%) .NET
1 26 (21.14%) Web Services
2 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.63%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.81%) WinForms
3 1 (0.81%) REST
3 1 (0.81%) Autofac
3 1 (0.81%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (0.81%) JSON
3 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.81%) WPF
3 1 (0.81%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.07%) NHS
2 5 (4.07%) SecurID
3 4 (3.25%) Statistics
4 2 (1.63%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.63%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Clustering
5 1 (0.81%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (0.81%) PDA
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (0.81%) Kinect
5 1 (0.81%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.81%) Physics
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (13.82%) Windows 7
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.76%) Linux
4 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.32%) Windows XP
6 4 (3.25%) AIX
7 2 (1.63%) UNIX
7 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.81%) Android
8 1 (0.81%) CentOS
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.28%) E-Commerce
2 25 (20.33%) ITIL
3 17 (13.82%) Migration
4 8 (6.50%) DevOps
5 7 (5.69%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.88%) Project Management
6 6 (4.88%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Database Security
7 5 (4.07%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.07%) Network Design
8 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (1.63%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (1.63%) Programme Management
9 2 (1.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.63%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (1.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.25%) SQL
2 4 (3.25%) VBScript
3 3 (2.44%) Python
3 3 (2.44%) C#
4 1 (0.81%) C++
4 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.81%) PHP
4 1 (0.81%) Ruby
4 1 (0.81%) Lua
4 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.81%) Golang
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.88%) MCSE
3 5 (4.07%) CCNA
3 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.25%) MCITP
5 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.63%) PMP
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.81%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.45%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (54.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.25%) XenApp
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (2.44%) XenServer
3 3 (2.44%) vSphere
4 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (37.40%) SCCM
2 43 (34.96%) SCOM
3 3 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.70%) Akamai
3 18 (14.63%) Citrix
4 17 (13.82%) VMware
5 11 (8.94%) Lotus
6 7 (5.69%) Cisco
7 5 (4.07%) Symantec
8 4 (3.25%) McAfee
8 4 (3.25%) Oracle
9 3 (2.44%) SAP
9 3 (2.44%) HP
10 2 (1.63%) CommVault
11 1 (0.81%) NetApp
11 1 (0.81%) Veritas
11 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.81%) Sophos
11 1 (0.81%) Websense
11 1 (0.81%) BT
11 1 (0.81%) Wyse
11 1 (0.81%) 3Com
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