The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.00% 26.89% 16.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.92% 80.00% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 27
Average daily rate
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£363 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £165 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £445 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £13.63 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.15% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.53 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.85 £14.50 £131.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
74 80 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.51% 33.61% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 35
Average daily rate £425 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.09 £14.50 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -9 27 £425 +41.66% 6
Bedford -6 8 £185 -26.00% 13
Dunstable -7 2 £318 -10.56%
Shefford - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 36 (37.89%) Windows 7
3 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
4 28 (29.47%) Migration
5 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (22.11%) IIS
7 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
7 18 (18.95%) MS Exchange
8 17 (17.89%) Citrix
8 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (17.89%) VMware
9 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
9 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
10 15 (15.79%) .NET
10 15 (15.79%) DNS
11 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (13.68%) DHCP
11 13 (13.68%) SCCM
12 12 (12.63%) Test Management
12 12 (12.63%) MCSE
12 12 (12.63%) Cisco
13 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
13 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
13 11 (11.58%) ITIL
13 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
13 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (10.53%) Test Strategy
14 10 (10.53%) SCOM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (22.11%) IIS
2 18 (18.95%) MS Exchange
3 10 (10.53%) IBM Notes
4 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (7.37%) Confluence
6 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (2.11%) CMS
10 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
11 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.05%) Apache
11 1 (1.05%) MQSeries
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.16%) SaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) DNS
2 13 (13.68%) DHCP
3 7 (7.37%) FTP
3 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.26%) SAN
5 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.11%) NAS
7 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.05%) DMZ
7 1 (1.05%) Firewall
7 1 (1.05%) Wireless
7 1 (1.05%) VPN
7 1 (1.05%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.05%) HTTP
7 1 (1.05%) LAN
7 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.37%) JIRA
4 4 (4.21%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.16%) MSI
5 3 (3.16%) Log4Net
5 3 (3.16%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (3.16%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (6.32%) Retail
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Legal
3 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Analyst
2 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Test Leader
4 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Configuration Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Project Administrator
7 4 (4.21%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Test Manager
7 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Project Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.47%) Web Services
4 3 (3.16%) XML
4 3 (3.16%) XSD
4 3 (3.16%) XSLT
4 3 (3.16%) MSMQ
4 3 (3.16%) WCF
5 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.11%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.05%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.05%) jQuery
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.26%) iPhone
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.21%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.21%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.16%) CMDB
5 2 (2.11%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.05%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Windows 7
2 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
6 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 4 (4.21%) Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (29.47%) Migration
2 12 (12.63%) Test Management
3 11 (11.58%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
4 10 (10.53%) Test Strategy
5 9 (9.47%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (9.47%) Email Migration
5 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.32%) Workflow
7 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.26%) DevOps
9 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.11%) Scrum
10 2 (2.11%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.11%) Load Balancing
10 2 (2.11%) Change Control
11 1 (1.05%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.53%) VB
3 9 (9.47%) C#
4 8 (8.42%) SQL
5 3 (3.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.63%) MCSE
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (6.32%) VCP5
5 5 (5.26%) MCP
5 5 (5.26%) ISEB
5 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 5 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.21%) MCSA
7 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.11%) MCITP
9 1 (1.05%) Degree
9 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.05%) MCDST
9 1 (1.05%) MCTS
9 1 (1.05%) CCNA
9 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.05%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) vSphere
4 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.11%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.11%) XenApp
6 1 (1.05%) XenServer
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.05%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) SCCM
2 10 (10.53%) SCOM
3 8 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.16%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.05%) WSUS
6 1 (1.05%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.05%) Puppet
6 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.89%) Citrix
2 17 (17.89%) VMware
3 12 (12.63%) Cisco
4 10 (10.53%) Lotus
5 7 (7.37%) McAfee
6 5 (5.26%) LANDesk
6 5 (5.26%) Oracle
6 5 (5.26%) NetApp
7 4 (4.21%) HP
7 4 (4.21%) Dell
8 3 (3.16%) Intel
8 3 (3.16%) CA
9 2 (2.11%) IBM
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) CommVault
10 1 (1.05%) Veritas
10 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.05%) Mercator
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