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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.10% 10.82% 11.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.89% 75.93% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 29
Median daily rate £340 £200 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £128 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £12.65 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £25.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
45 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.66% 14.25% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 41
Median daily rate £350 £238 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £42.50 £35.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 30 May 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 0 16 £215 -9.47% 1
Dunstable +4 1 - - 2
Bedford -1 1 £400 +150.00% 7
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 25 (35.21%) Active Directory
2 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server
4 20 (28.17%) Citrix
5 18 (25.35%) VMware
5 18 (25.35%) Windows 7
6 16 (22.54%) ITIL
7 14 (19.72%) DNS
8 13 (18.31%) SCCM
9 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (16.90%) MS Office
10 11 (15.49%) Linux
10 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (14.08%) Backup Exec
12 9 (12.68%) Symantec
12 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
12 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
12 9 (12.68%) LAN
12 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.68%) Windows 8
12 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (12.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.27%) Degree
13 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (11.27%) High Availability
13 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (11.27%) Office 365
13 8 (11.27%) SQL

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 9 (12.68%) MS Exchange
1 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.45%) IBM Domino
3 6 (8.45%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (7.04%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) IIS
8 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) MS Office
2 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) MS Project
4 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (11.27%) Office 365
2 6 (8.45%) IaaS
3 5 (7.04%) SaaS
4 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) DNS
2 9 (12.68%) LAN
3 8 (11.27%) WAN
4 5 (7.04%) Firewall
4 5 (7.04%) VPN
5 4 (5.63%) DHCP
6 3 (4.23%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.82%) VLAN
8 1 (1.41%) Network Security
8 1 (1.41%) OSPF
8 1 (1.41%) Skype
8 1 (1.41%) SSL
8 1 (1.41%) VoIP
8 1 (1.41%) VRRP
8 1 (1.41%) Wireless
8 1 (1.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) JIRA
1 3 (4.23%) Subversion
1 3 (4.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.82%) JProfiler
2 2 (2.82%) YourKit
3 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.41%) Trac
3 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.23%) Finance
1 3 (4.23%) French Language
2 2 (2.82%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.82%) Legal
2 2 (2.82%) Local Government
2 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (16.90%) Analyst
2 8 (11.27%) Architect
2 8 (11.27%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.04%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Server Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) AWS Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.63%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) Akka
3 1 (1.41%) Guava
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) iPhone
2 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) EPoS
3 2 (2.82%) Statistics
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.41%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) IVR
4 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows Server
1 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 18 (25.35%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.49%) Linux
4 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.68%) Windows 8
6 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.04%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.82%) Android
9 2 (2.82%) Debian
9 2 (2.82%) Unix
10 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.41%) HPUX
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.41%) Solaris
10 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
3 8 (11.27%) High Availability
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.63%) Service Management
6 3 (4.23%) DevOps
6 3 (4.23%) Service Design
6 3 (4.23%) Software Delivery
7 2 (2.82%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.82%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (2.82%) SDLC
7 2 (2.82%) Security Patching
7 2 (2.82%) SOA
7 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) C#
3 3 (4.23%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) VCP5
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) HND
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.41%) MCITP
4 1 (1.41%) MCSA
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (35.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) XenApp
4 5 (7.04%) vSphere
5 4 (5.63%) MetaFrame
6 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.82%) NFS
7 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.82%) XenServer
8 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (18.31%) SCCM
2 10 (14.08%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.23%) SCOM
4 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (33.80%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.17%) Citrix
3 18 (25.35%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Symantec
5 6 (8.45%) Lotus
6 4 (5.63%) Avaya
6 4 (5.63%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco
8 2 (2.82%) Apple
8 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.82%) hybris
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.82%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.41%) Dell
9 1 (1.41%) Google
9 1 (1.41%) Mitel
9 1 (1.41%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.41%) Sun
9 1 (1.41%) Veeam
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