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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.65% 15.84% 21.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.32% 81.33% 74.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 24
Average daily rate £363 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £129 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £495 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Average hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.20 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.15 £112.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
69 75 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.29% 19.48% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 51 38
Average daily rate £388 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £25.00 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 21 £350 -17.64% 7
Bedford +1 7 £425 +54.54% 6
Dunstable - 4 - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 35 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 34 (35.79%) Active Directory
3 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
4 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (31.58%) VMware
6 29 (30.53%) ITIL
7 28 (29.47%) Citrix
8 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
10 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
11 17 (17.89%) SLA
11 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
12 16 (16.84%) XenApp
12 16 (16.84%) Windows 7
12 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (15.79%) DNS
13 15 (15.79%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
15 13 (13.68%) Migration
16 12 (12.63%) NHS
16 12 (12.63%) SharePoint
16 12 (12.63%) SQL
16 12 (12.63%) .NET
16 12 (12.63%) vSphere
17 10 (10.53%) MS Office
17 10 (10.53%) Linux
17 10 (10.53%) Service Delivery
17 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
18 9 (9.47%) Data Centre

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.63%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.21%) IIS
6 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.11%) CMS
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.53%) MS Office
3 5 (5.26%) MS Project
4 3 (3.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.05%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.32%) IaaS
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.26%) Office 365
4 2 (2.11%) SaaS
5 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) DNS
2 9 (9.47%) Firewall
2 9 (9.47%) LAN
3 8 (8.42%) WAN
4 5 (5.26%) VPN
5 4 (4.21%) Internet
5 4 (4.21%) Intranet
6 3 (3.16%) DHCP
6 3 (3.16%) SSL
7 2 (2.11%) SAN
7 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.11%) VLAN
7 2 (2.11%) VoIP
7 2 (2.11%) Wireless
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.05%) MPLS
8 1 (1.05%) NAS
8 1 (1.05%) Network Security
8 1 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (4.21%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Local Government
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.11%) Automotive
4 2 (2.11%) Billing
4 2 (2.11%) Electronics
4 2 (2.11%) German Language
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.05%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.05%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (15.79%) Analyst
2 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.42%) Administrator
4 8 (8.42%) Architect
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Subject Matter Expert
5 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) IT Support
6 5 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.63%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.21%) CSS
3 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) NHS
2 9 (9.47%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.32%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.11%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.11%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (1.05%) Blog
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.05%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.05%) Social Media
5 1 (1.05%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (28.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (16.84%) Windows 7
4 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (15.79%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (10.53%) Linux
7 8 (8.42%) Unix
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.05%) Android
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Migration
3 10 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 9 (9.47%) Change Management
5 8 (8.42%) High Availability
6 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.32%) CRM
7 6 (6.32%) DevOps
8 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 4 (4.21%) Business Analysis
9 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
9 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (4.21%) Security Patching
9 4 (4.21%) Service Management
10 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.16%) Presales
10 3 (3.16%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.63%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) C
3 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.21%) VB
4 3 (3.16%) VBScript
5 2 (2.11%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Degree
3 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) MCSA
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.11%) CCNA
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.11%) MCITP
6 2 (2.11%) MCP
6 2 (2.11%) MCSE
6 2 (2.11%) VCP5
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) HND
7 1 (1.05%) ISEB
7 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.89%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.05%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 34 (35.79%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.84%) XenApp
3 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.63%) vSphere
5 7 (7.37%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (4.21%) MetaFrame
8 3 (3.16%) XenServer
9 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 7 (7.37%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.11%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.05%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.58%) VMware
3 28 (29.47%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) Cisco
5 7 (7.37%) Apple
6 6 (6.32%) Symantec
7 5 (5.26%) NetApp
8 4 (4.21%) Intel
9 3 (3.16%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.11%) Avaya
10 2 (2.11%) EMC
10 2 (2.11%) HP
10 2 (2.11%) hybris
10 2 (2.11%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.05%) Dell
11 1 (1.05%) Facebook
11 1 (1.05%) Mitel
11 1 (1.05%) Oracle
11 1 (1.05%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.05%) Twitter
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Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
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