Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 23 October 2018 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
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 90 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.24% 13.35% 10.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.77% 65.69% 63.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 60 44
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.42% -5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £138 £125 £107
90th Percentile £488 £495 £438
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.38 £15.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.81% -35.42% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.65 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.41 £37.15 £43.25
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 99 137 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 17.25% 20.33% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 90 67
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £140 £130 £113
90th Percentile £488 £519 £470
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.75 £27.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.24% -20.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.85 £11.30
90th Percentile £20.13 £48.30 £46.16
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -8.33%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Bedfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Bedfordshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Bedfordshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 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 6 months to 23 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -2 25 £431 -4.17% 4
Bedford +3 20 £415 +219.23% 10
Shefford - 5 £150 - 2
Dunstable -8 4 £140 -67.65% 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 42 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server
4 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (28.95%) Office 365
5 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
6 20 (26.32%) Migration
6 20 (26.32%) Windows 10
7 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
8 17 (22.37%) VMware
9 16 (21.05%) ITIL
9 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 14 (18.42%) SQL
10 14 (18.42%) Dell
10 14 (18.42%) Citrix
10 14 (18.42%) DNS
10 14 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (15.79%) Service Management
13 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (14.47%) Linux
13 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
14 10 (13.16%) ITSM
15 9 (11.84%) Firewall
15 9 (11.84%) WAN
15 9 (11.84%) DHCP
15 9 (11.84%) HP
15 9 (11.84%) SCCM
16 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V

Windows
Co-occurring 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 18 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.58%) Confluence
4 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.63%) Apache
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
6 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.32%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 22 (28.95%) Office 365
2 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.58%) Mimecast
4 4 (5.26%) Akamai
4 4 (5.26%) IaaS
5 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.32%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) DNS
2 9 (11.84%) DHCP
2 9 (11.84%) Firewall
2 9 (11.84%) WAN
3 8 (10.53%) LAN
3 8 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.89%) VPN
5 5 (6.58%) VPLS
6 4 (5.26%) BIG-IP
6 4 (5.26%) IP Telephony
6 4 (5.26%) MPLS
6 4 (5.26%) SAN
7 3 (3.95%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.95%) NAS
7 3 (3.95%) VLAN
8 1 (1.32%) FTP
8 1 (1.32%) HTTP
8 1 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.26%) Big Data
4 2 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
1 5 (6.58%) TeamCity
2 4 (5.26%) Artifactory
2 4 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.63%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.32%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.32%) Selenium
4 1 (1.32%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.32%) Toad
4 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (17.11%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (9.21%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Support
6 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Architect
7 4 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Migration Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Exchange Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Migration Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Office 365 Specialist
7 4 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.32%) JSON
3 1 (1.32%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.32%) REST
3 1 (1.32%) RESTful
3 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.32%) WinForms
3 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Fat Client
1 7 (9.21%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.26%) Clustering
3 4 (5.26%) Replication
3 4 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Windows Server
2 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
3 20 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 11 (14.47%) Linux
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.32%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Migration
2 16 (21.05%) ITIL
3 14 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (15.79%) Service Management
5 10 (13.16%) ITSM
6 8 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.89%) Email Migration
7 6 (7.89%) High Availability
7 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.89%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.58%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (6.58%) SDLC
8 5 (6.58%) Task Automation
9 4 (5.26%) Analytics
9 4 (5.26%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) SQL
2 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.26%) C#
4 4 (5.26%) Python
4 4 (5.26%) Ruby
5 3 (3.95%) Java
5 3 (3.95%) VBScript
6 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.63%) MCSE
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.32%) HNC
3 1 (1.32%) MCSA
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) VCAP
3 1 (1.32%) VCP5
3 1 (1.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.32%) vCloud
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.32%) XenApp
6 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) SCCM
2 8 (10.53%) Ansible
2 8 (10.53%) Terraform
3 5 (6.58%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.95%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.95%) SCOM
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.63%) WSUS
6 1 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) VMware
3 14 (18.42%) Citrix
3 14 (18.42%) Dell
4 9 (11.84%) HP
5 6 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.58%) Juniper
6 5 (6.58%) McAfee
6 5 (6.58%) Oracle
7 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
7 4 (5.26%) Cloudera
7 4 (5.26%) F5
8 3 (3.95%) CommVault
8 3 (3.95%) EqualLogic
8 3 (3.95%) IBM
8 3 (3.95%) NetApp
8 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.95%) Symantec
8 3 (3.95%) Veritas
9 2 (2.63%) Apple