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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 10.00% 3.85% 23.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.36% 33.33% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Median daily rate £155 - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.81% -72.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11 3 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 27.50% 11.54% 29.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Median daily rate £155 £250 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.00% +56.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £250 £71
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £310 £291
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £11.00 £24.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.81% -55.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedford citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 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 22 June 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 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) SLA
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (22.22%) McAfee
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 2 (22.22%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) SCOM
4 2 (22.22%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (22.22%) Google
4 2 (22.22%) PKI
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365

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 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) VoIP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
1 2 (22.22%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (11.11%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
1 2 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Google
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee