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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Bedfordshire / Bedford
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 12.82% 25.71% 13.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.67% 60.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 1
Median daily rate £250 £170 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -64.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £9.00 £26.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -66.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

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 12 15 6
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford 30.77% 42.86% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Median daily rate £425 £170 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -64.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £125 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £380 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £9.00 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -34.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedford over the 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Bedford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) VLAN
5 2 (16.67%) Driving Licence
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 2 (16.67%) SCOM
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) PKI
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (16.67%) CCEA
5 2 (16.67%) MCP
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) Clustering

Windows
Top Related 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCEA
1 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) AppSense
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle