Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 12 4
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 22.22% 10.13% 20.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.26% 42.11% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 15
Bedford median daily rate £130 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £87
90th Percentile £329 £323 £420
Bedfordshire median daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 11
Bedford median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -63.33% +57.89%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.42% -20.00% +76.47%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bedford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 27 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 37.50% 24.05% 25.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 13
Bedford median daily rate £324 £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.73% +37.50% -27.27%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £78
90th Percentile £500 £370 £480
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Bedford median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -45.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £15.25 £10.50 £13.51
90th Percentile £15.75 £11.50 £30.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £27.75 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.71% +16.67% +62.16%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bedford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Bedford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedford over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Bedford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bedford

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 9 (56.25%) DHCP
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
5 8 (50.00%) Citrix
6 7 (43.75%) RSA SecurID
6 7 (43.75%) Google
6 7 (43.75%) VoIP
6 7 (43.75%) VPN
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (43.75%) McAfee
6 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (43.75%) XenApp
6 7 (43.75%) vSphere
7 4 (25.00%) G Suite
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 2 (12.50%) SCCM
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (12.50%) SAN
9 2 (12.50%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) Office 365
9 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) G Suite
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DHCP
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) VoIP
2 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Service Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) IT Support
4 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Field Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) VCAP
3 1 (6.25%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
2 7 (43.75%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) Citrix
4 7 (43.75%) Google
4 7 (43.75%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.25%) CommVault
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (6.25%) Veritas