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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 52 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.82% 11.66% 20.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.36% 65.82% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 26
Average daily rate
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£200 £238 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -29.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £139 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
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
53 79 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.98% 17.71% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 41 33
Average daily rate £244 £278 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% -17.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £140 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.50 £25.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% +1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.22 £34.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 28 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 28 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 28 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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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 -1 17 £238 -24.00% 4
Bedford -2 10 £160 -20.00% 7
Dunstable -4 4 £130 -50.47%
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 48 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 44 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 26 (28.89%) VMware
3 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (23.33%) SCCM
4 21 (23.33%) E-Commerce
5 19 (21.11%) ITIL
5 19 (21.11%) Citrix
6 18 (20.00%) IIS
7 17 (18.89%) MS Excel
7 17 (18.89%) DNS
7 17 (18.89%) Windows 7
8 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
8 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (16.67%) MS Office
9 15 (16.67%) DHCP
10 14 (15.56%) Migration
10 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (15.56%) SCOM
11 13 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
12 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (11.11%) Linux
13 10 (11.11%) IBM Notes
13 10 (11.11%) Web Services
13 10 (11.11%) .NET
13 10 (11.11%) Lotus
14 9 (10.00%) VPN
14 9 (10.00%) SLA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 18 (20.00%) IIS
2 16 (17.78%) MS Exchange
3 12 (13.33%) Lotus Domino
4 10 (11.11%) IBM Notes
5 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.22%) Confluence
7 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.22%) Lync
8 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (18.89%) MS Excel
2 15 (16.67%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.11%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (14.44%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.56%) Office 365
4 3 (3.33%) IaaS
5 2 (2.22%) PaaS
6 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) DNS
2 15 (16.67%) DHCP
3 9 (10.00%) VPN
4 8 (8.89%) FTP
5 6 (6.67%) LAN
5 6 (6.67%) Internet
6 5 (5.56%) WAN
7 4 (4.44%) VoIP
8 3 (3.33%) Wireless
8 3 (3.33%) SAN
9 2 (2.22%) VLAN
9 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.22%) OSPF
9 2 (2.22%) VRRP
9 2 (2.22%) Firewall
10 1 (1.11%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.11%) TestLink
2 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.89%) Retail
2 5 (5.56%) Local Government
3 3 (3.33%) Finance
4 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 2 (2.22%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Web Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.78%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Architect
9 5 (5.56%) Service Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Administrator
9 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (5.56%) IT Support
9 5 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.33%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.11%) Web Services
1 10 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) CSS
3 1 (1.11%) XML
3 1 (1.11%) JSON
3 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.11%) REST
3 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Statistics
1 4 (4.44%) NHS
1 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.33%) SecurID
3 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.22%) DTV
3 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.11%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.11%) PMI
4 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.11%) CMDB
4 1 (1.11%) PDA
4 1 (1.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (18.89%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (11.11%) Linux
5 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.11%) AIX
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) E-Commerce
2 19 (21.11%) ITIL
3 14 (15.56%) Migration
4 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.56%) Project Management
5 5 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (5.56%) DevOps
5 5 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.44%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (2.22%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.22%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.44%) SQL
3 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.22%) C#
4 2 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) Java
5 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) VBScript
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) Go
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.44%) PMI Certification
2 4 (4.44%) MCSE
3 3 (3.33%) PMP
3 3 (3.33%) CCNA
3 3 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.22%) VCP4
4 2 (2.22%) VCP5
4 2 (2.22%) MCITP
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) CCA
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (3.33%) XenApp
5 2 (2.22%) vSphere
5 2 (2.22%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.11%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) SCCM
2 14 (15.56%) SCOM
3 4 (4.44%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.11%) WSUS
5 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (28.89%) VMware
3 19 (21.11%) Citrix
4 10 (11.11%) Lotus
5 7 (7.78%) Akamai
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle
6 6 (6.67%) Symantec
7 5 (5.56%) Cisco
8 3 (3.33%) SAP
8 3 (3.33%) Mitel
9 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.22%) McAfee
9 2 (2.22%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.11%) Metastorm
10 1 (1.11%) Wyse
10 1 (1.11%) Sun
10 1 (1.11%) HP
10 1 (1.11%) Dell
10 1 (1.11%) EMC
10 1 (1.11%) Intel
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