Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 5 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 98 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 13.87% 15.65% 9.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.72% 70.00% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 72 33
Bedfordshire median daily rate £381 £140 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +172.32% -62.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £131 £125 £120
90th Percentile £488 £475 £570
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.88 £20.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +44.64% -53.33%
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -

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 81 140 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.77% 22.36% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 95 65
Bedfordshire median daily rate £381 £300 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -27.27% +17.86%
10th Percentile £135 £125 £163
90th Percentile £488 £500 £523
East of England median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +78.57% -60.00%
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -7.04%

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 17 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 2019. 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 +11 28 £394 +38.77% 16
Bedford +1 19 £400 +207.69% 6
Shefford - 5 £150 -
Dunstable -3 4 £140 -74.05% 3
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 27 (40.30%) Windows 10
3 25 (37.31%) Office 365
4 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
5 22 (32.84%) Windows 7
6 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
7 17 (25.37%) Migration
8 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
9 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (19.40%) DNS
11 12 (17.91%) Dell
12 11 (16.42%) VPN
13 10 (14.93%) Citrix
13 10 (14.93%) Firewall
13 10 (14.93%) VMware
13 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.43%) Finance
14 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
14 9 (13.43%) DHCP
14 9 (13.43%) SQL
14 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
15 8 (11.94%) SCCM
15 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
16 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
16 7 (10.45%) HP
17 6 (8.96%) ITSM
17 6 (8.96%) Service Management

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 14 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.46%) Confluence
2 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.49%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.31%) Office 365
2 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.46%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) VPN
3 10 (14.93%) Firewall
4 9 (13.43%) DHCP
4 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.96%) WAN
6 5 (7.46%) IP Telephony
6 5 (7.46%) LAN
6 5 (7.46%) MPLS
6 5 (7.46%) VPLS
7 4 (5.97%) Skype
8 2 (2.99%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.99%) SSL
8 2 (2.99%) Wireless
9 1 (1.49%) FTP
9 1 (1.49%) HTTP
9 1 (1.49%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.49%) SAN
9 1 (1.49%) SMTP
9 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.48%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.46%) JIRA
2 4 (5.97%) Artifactory
2 4 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.99%) Ant
4 2 (2.99%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
5 1 (1.49%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 9 (13.43%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (10.45%) Infrastructure Manager
1 7 (10.45%) Support Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Analyst
2 6 (8.96%) Build Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) Deployment Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (7.46%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (7.46%) IT Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Exchange Specialist
4 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (5.97%) IT Security Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Security Manager
4 4 (5.97%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) Web Services
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.49%) JSON
3 1 (1.49%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.49%) RESTful
3 1 (1.49%) WinForms
3 1 (1.49%) XML
3 1 (1.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Fat Client
1 6 (8.96%) Thin Client
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.99%) CMDB
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) RIA
4 2 (2.99%) User Experience
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (40.30%) Windows 10
2 22 (32.84%) Windows 7
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.46%) Linux
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.99%) Unix
9 1 (1.49%) AIX
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) Migration
2 14 (20.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (8.96%) ITSM
3 6 (8.96%) Service Management
4 5 (7.46%) DevOps
4 5 (7.46%) Email Migration
4 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.48%) Multithreading
6 3 (4.48%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.48%) OOP
6 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Time Management
7 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.99%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.43%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.96%) C#
4 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.97%) Python
5 4 (5.97%) Ruby
6 3 (4.48%) Java
7 1 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) VCAP
4 1 (1.49%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.99%) Docker
4 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.49%) vCloud
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.49%) XenApp
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) SCCM
2 5 (7.46%) FortiGate
3 4 (5.97%) Ansible
3 4 (5.97%) Terraform
4 2 (2.99%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.91%) Dell
3 10 (14.93%) Citrix
3 10 (14.93%) VMware
4 7 (10.45%) HP
5 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.46%) Juniper
6 5 (7.46%) McAfee
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) F5
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
10 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.49%) Avaya
10 1 (1.49%) Cisco
10 1 (1.49%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.49%) IBM
10 1 (1.49%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.49%) Samsung
10 1 (1.49%) webMethods