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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 11 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.58% 9.84% 21.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 69.84% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 26
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +6.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £138 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £12.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.72% -26.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £10.25 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.00 £17.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
54 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.60% 14.09% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 32
Average daily rate £288 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £12.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 18 £238 -36.66% 4
Bedford -3 8 £200 -50.76% 4
Dunstable -5 3 £200 -38.46%
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 57 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.62%) E-Commerce
3 29 (27.62%) SCCM
4 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (25.71%) IIS
6 25 (23.81%) VMware
7 24 (22.86%) DNS
8 23 (21.90%) DHCP
9 22 (20.95%) SCOM
10 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (18.10%) Citrix
11 19 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (17.14%) MS Exchange
12 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
12 18 (17.14%) Migration
13 17 (16.19%) ITIL
13 17 (16.19%) Windows 7
14 14 (13.33%) MS Office
14 14 (13.33%) .NET
15 13 (12.38%) Web Services
15 13 (12.38%) Linux
15 13 (12.38%) FTP
15 13 (12.38%) SLA
16 12 (11.43%) Lotus Domino
17 11 (10.48%) PowerShell
18 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (9.52%) Akamai
18 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 27 (25.71%) IIS
2 18 (17.14%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.43%) Lotus Domino
4 9 (8.57%) IBM Notes
4 9 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.95%) Lync
7 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (17.14%) MS Excel
2 14 (13.33%) MS Office
3 4 (3.81%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.95%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) Office 365
3 3 (2.86%) IaaS
4 2 (1.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.86%) DNS
2 23 (21.90%) DHCP
3 13 (12.38%) FTP
4 8 (7.62%) VPN
5 7 (6.67%) LAN
6 6 (5.71%) WAN
6 6 (5.71%) Internet
7 5 (4.76%) VoIP
8 4 (3.81%) Wireless
9 3 (2.86%) SAN
10 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.90%) VLAN
10 2 (1.90%) OSPF
10 2 (1.90%) VRRP
10 2 (1.90%) Firewall
11 1 (0.95%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) JIRA
2 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.95%) TestLink
2 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (6.67%) Retail
2 5 (4.76%) Local Government
3 3 (2.86%) Finance
3 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.90%) Marketing
4 2 (1.90%) Electronics
4 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (18.10%) Web Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (12.38%) Analyst
5 12 (11.43%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Architect
7 8 (7.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.71%) Administrator
9 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 5 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.81%) Service Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.81%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) .NET
2 13 (12.38%) Web Services
3 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.86%) Middleware
5 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.95%) REST
6 1 (0.95%) JSON
6 1 (0.95%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.95%) CSS
6 1 (0.95%) XML
6 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.76%) NHS
3 4 (3.81%) Statistics
3 4 (3.81%) SecurID
4 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.90%) iPhone
5 2 (1.90%) DTV
5 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.95%) CMDB
6 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.95%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) PDA
6 1 (0.95%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (16.19%) Windows 7
4 13 (12.38%) Linux
5 10 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.81%) AIX
7 2 (1.90%) UNIX
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) E-Commerce
2 18 (17.14%) Migration
3 17 (16.19%) ITIL
4 7 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.76%) Project Management
5 5 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (4.76%) DevOps
6 4 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2
6 4 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.86%) MVC
7 3 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (2.86%) Network Design
7 3 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (2.86%) Database Security
7 3 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.48%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.76%) SQL
3 3 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.90%) C#
4 2 (1.90%) Python
5 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.95%) Go
5 1 (0.95%) Java
5 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.95%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) Ruby
5 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.76%) MCSE
3 4 (3.81%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.86%) PMP
4 3 (2.86%) CCNA
4 3 (2.86%) MCITP
4 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.95%) CCA
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCSA
5 1 (0.95%) CCNP
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.38%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.86%) XenApp
3 3 (2.86%) vSphere
3 3 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 29 (27.62%) SCCM
2 22 (20.95%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.95%) WSUS
5 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.81%) VMware
3 19 (18.10%) Citrix
4 10 (9.52%) Akamai
5 9 (8.57%) Lotus
6 7 (6.67%) Cisco
7 6 (5.71%) Oracle
8 5 (4.76%) Symantec
9 4 (3.81%) McAfee
10 3 (2.86%) SAP
10 3 (2.86%) HP
10 3 (2.86%) Mitel
11 2 (1.90%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.90%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.90%) CommVault
12 1 (0.95%) JDA
12 1 (0.95%) Sophos
12 1 (0.95%) Wyse
12 1 (0.95%) Metastorm
12 1 (0.95%) Dell
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 21 days ago