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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.62% 10.58% 11.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.47% 73.08% 62.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 32
Median daily rate £360 £235 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -25.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £128 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £21.37 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.50 £25.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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 52 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.72% 14.48% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 49
Median daily rate £388 £250 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -19.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.63 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +55.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £36.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 30 June 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 June 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 June 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 +4 19 £360 +37.14% 2
Bedford -5 1 - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 31 (41.89%) Active Directory
2 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (32.43%) Windows Server
5 21 (28.38%) Citrix
6 20 (27.03%) VMware
7 18 (24.32%) Windows 7
8 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (17.57%) ITIL
10 12 (16.22%) MS Office
10 12 (16.22%) MS Exchange
10 12 (16.22%) DNS
10 12 (16.22%) SCCM
10 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
11 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (13.51%) HP
12 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
13 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.16%) SQL
13 9 (12.16%) Backup Exec
13 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
14 8 (10.81%) Office 365
14 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (10.81%) Degree
14 8 (10.81%) Migration
14 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.81%) Linux
14 8 (10.81%) DHCP
15 7 (9.46%) SLA

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 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) IBM Domino
3 6 (8.11%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.05%) IIS
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.70%) Apache
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Office
2 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) MS Project
4 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365
2 6 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.76%) SaaS
4 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.70%) IaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) DNS
2 8 (10.81%) DHCP
3 6 (8.11%) LAN
3 6 (8.11%) WAN
4 5 (6.76%) Firewall
5 3 (4.05%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.05%) SMTP
5 3 (4.05%) VoIP
5 3 (4.05%) VPN
6 2 (2.70%) OSPF
6 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.70%) VLAN
6 2 (2.70%) VRRP
7 1 (1.35%) Internet
7 1 (1.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
1 3 (4.05%) Subversion
2 2 (2.70%) JProfiler
2 2 (2.70%) YourKit
3 1 (1.35%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.35%) Trac
3 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) French Language
2 3 (4.05%) Local Government
3 2 (2.70%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.35%) Advertising
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Analyst
2 7 (9.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (9.46%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Developer
4 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.41%) Architect
5 4 (5.41%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.05%) Administrator
6 3 (4.05%) Consultant
6 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) Akka
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.35%) Guava
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.05%) iPhone
2 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.05%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.70%) EPoS
3 2 (2.70%) NHS
3 2 (2.70%) Statistics
4 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.35%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.35%) iPad
4 1 (1.35%) IVR
4 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.35%) User Experience
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 18 (24.32%) Windows 7
4 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (22.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 9 (12.16%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.81%) Linux
7 8 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.05%) Debian
10 2 (2.70%) Android
10 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.35%) HPUX
11 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.35%) SUSE
11 1 (1.35%) Unix
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) ITIL
2 8 (10.81%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce
4 4 (5.41%) High Availability
5 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.05%) Project Management
5 3 (4.05%) Web Filtering
6 2 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.70%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.70%) SDLC
6 2 (2.70%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.70%) Service Design
6 2 (2.70%) Service Management
6 2 (2.70%) SOA
6 2 (2.70%) Software Architecture
6 2 (2.70%) Software Delivery
6 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) C
4 3 (4.05%) C#
4 3 (4.05%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.70%) CCNA
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.70%) VCP5
4 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.35%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
5 1 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.46%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (41.89%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (8.11%) vSphere
5 5 (6.76%) XenApp
6 4 (5.41%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.70%) MetaFrame
7 2 (2.70%) NFS
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.70%) XenServer
8 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) SCCM
2 9 (12.16%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Citrix
3 20 (27.03%) VMware
4 10 (13.51%) HP
5 7 (9.46%) Dell
5 7 (9.46%) Symantec
6 6 (8.11%) Cisco
6 6 (8.11%) Lotus
7 5 (6.76%) Avaya
8 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.05%) IronPort
9 3 (4.05%) Oracle
9 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.70%) Apple
10 2 (2.70%) Mitel
11 1 (1.35%) Google
11 1 (1.35%) NetApp
11 1 (1.35%) PlateSpin
11 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
11 1 (1.35%) Sun
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