The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 41 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.56% 10.70% 11.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 74.55% 67.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 35
Median daily rate £388 £288 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £127 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £455 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.49 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.08 £25.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
56 55 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.18% 14.36% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 53
Median daily rate £388 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.94 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.20 £26.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +5 18 £388 +31.91% 5
Bedford -4 3 £200 +25.00%
Dunstable -2 1 £415 +7.09% 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
3 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 21 (28.00%) VMware
5 19 (25.33%) Citrix
5 19 (25.33%) Windows 7
6 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (22.67%) SCCM
8 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (17.33%) MS Office
9 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (16.00%) HP
11 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.67%) Windows 10
11 11 (14.67%) Data Centre
12 10 (13.33%) DNS
13 9 (12.00%) Dell
13 9 (12.00%) DHCP
13 9 (12.00%) ITIL
13 9 (12.00%) Backup Exec
13 9 (12.00%) Windows 8
13 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (10.67%) vSphere
14 8 (10.67%) SQL
15 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
15 7 (9.33%) Linux
15 7 (9.33%) SLA
15 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.00%) IBM Domino
3 6 (8.00%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.00%) IIS
4 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.67%) Apache
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) MS Office
2 11 (14.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.33%) Office 365
3 5 (6.67%) SaaS
4 3 (4.00%) CloudFront
5 2 (2.67%) IaaS
6 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) DNS
2 9 (12.00%) DHCP
3 6 (8.00%) LAN
3 6 (8.00%) WAN
4 5 (6.67%) Firewall
5 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.00%) SMTP
5 3 (4.00%) VoIP
6 2 (2.67%) Internet
6 2 (2.67%) OSPF
6 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.67%) VLAN
6 2 (2.67%) VRRP
7 1 (1.33%) FTP
7 1 (1.33%) Skype
7 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) JIRA
1 3 (4.00%) Subversion
2 2 (2.67%) JProfiler
2 2 (2.67%) YourKit
3 1 (1.33%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Trac
3 1 (1.33%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) French Language
2 3 (4.00%) Local Government
3 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.33%) Advertising
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Project Manager
4 6 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.33%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Developer
6 4 (5.33%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Web Services
2 3 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) Akka
3 1 (1.33%) Guava
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) EPoS
3 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.00%) iPhone
3 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.33%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.33%) iPad
5 1 (1.33%) IVR
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 19 (25.33%) Windows 7
3 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.67%) Windows 10
6 9 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 7 (9.33%) Linux
8 6 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.00%) Android
10 3 (4.00%) Debian
11 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.67%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.33%) HPUX
12 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.33%) SUSE
12 1 (1.33%) Unix
12 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) ITIL
2 6 (8.00%) High Availability
3 5 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 5 (6.67%) Migration
4 4 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.00%) Project Management
5 3 (4.00%) Web Filtering
6 2 (2.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.67%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.67%) SDLC
6 2 (2.67%) Service Design
6 2 (2.67%) Software Delivery
7 1 (1.33%) E-business
7 1 (1.33%) ITSM
7 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) C
3 3 (4.00%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.67%) CCNA
3 2 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.67%) VCP5
3 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.33%) MCITP
4 1 (1.33%) MCSA
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.67%) vSphere
4 6 (8.00%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.33%) XenApp
7 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.67%) NFS
7 2 (2.67%) XenServer
8 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) SCCM
2 9 (12.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.33%) SCOM
4 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.67%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.00%) VMware
3 19 (25.33%) Citrix
4 12 (16.00%) HP
5 9 (12.00%) Dell
6 6 (8.00%) Cisco
6 6 (8.00%) Lotus
7 5 (6.67%) Avaya
7 5 (6.67%) Symantec
8 4 (5.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.33%) Oracle
9 3 (4.00%) Akamai
9 3 (4.00%) IronPort
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.67%) Apple
10 2 (2.67%) Mitel
10 2 (2.67%) NetApp
11 1 (1.33%) Google
11 1 (1.33%) PlateSpin
11 1 (1.33%) Sun