Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 10 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 98 55 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 15.61% 9.50% 16.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.50% 47.83% 74.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 33 51
Bedfordshire median daily rate £140 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £125 £120 £105
90th Percentile £475 £570 £500
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 31
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.25 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.64% -53.33% +94.81%
10th Percentile £13.85 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £37.25 £14.00 £43.75
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 141 115 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.45% 19.86% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 65 62
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £125 £163 £113
90th Percentile £500 £523 £500
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 43
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -60.00% +127.27%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.25 £13.20
90th Percentile £47.47 £14.00 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £23.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +39.39% -8.33% +9.09%

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 16 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
Bedford +7 20 £130 -35.00% 8
Luton -12 19 £284 -24.33% 11
Dunstable -2 3 £538 +207.14% 5
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 60 (61.22%) Microsoft
2 58 (59.18%) Active Directory
3 40 (40.82%) VMware
4 33 (33.67%) ITIL
5 31 (31.63%) Office 365
6 30 (30.61%) Windows Server
7 25 (25.51%) Citrix
8 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
9 19 (19.39%) SQL
10 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
10 18 (18.37%) DHCP
10 18 (18.37%) DNS
10 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (17.35%) SCCM
11 17 (17.35%) XenApp
11 17 (17.35%) TCP/IP
12 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
13 15 (15.31%) MCSE
13 15 (15.31%) MCSA
14 14 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 14 (14.29%) Hyper-V
15 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
16 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (12.24%) SAN
16 12 (12.24%) HP
16 12 (12.24%) Symantec
17 11 (11.22%) NetApp
17 11 (11.22%) IBM

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 15 (15.31%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
3 10 (10.20%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.14%) Confluence
5 3 (3.06%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.04%) SAS
7 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.63%) Office 365
2 11 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.10%) G Suite
3 5 (5.10%) Sauce Labs
4 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.04%) SaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.37%) DHCP
1 18 (18.37%) DNS
2 17 (17.35%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.24%) SAN
4 10 (10.20%) Firewall
5 9 (9.18%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (9.18%) iSCSI
5 9 (9.18%) NAS
6 8 (8.16%) VPN
7 7 (7.14%) VoIP
8 5 (5.10%) Internet
8 5 (5.10%) VLAN
9 3 (3.06%) LAN
9 3 (3.06%) Network Security
10 2 (2.04%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.04%) WAN
10 2 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.04%) Wireless
11 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
11 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) Redis
3 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.02%) DB2
4 1 (1.02%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Impala
4 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 7 (7.14%) JIRA
2 6 (6.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.10%) Appium
3 5 (5.10%) Bitbucket
3 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.10%) Selenium
3 5 (5.10%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.06%) Protractor
5 1 (1.02%) Ant
5 1 (1.02%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.02%) FishEye
5 1 (1.02%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.02%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.02%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (6.12%) Banking
1 6 (6.12%) Retail
2 5 (5.10%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Local Government
3 2 (2.04%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.02%) Avionics
4 1 (1.02%) Back Office
4 1 (1.02%) Finance
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (42.86%) Analyst
2 31 (31.63%) Service Analyst
3 29 (29.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.14%) Storage Analyst
7 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.12%) IT Support
8 5 (5.10%) Automation Tester
8 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.10%) QA Automation Tester
8 5 (5.10%) QA Tester
8 5 (5.10%) Tester
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.08%) Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Applications Specialist
10 3 (3.06%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.06%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.10%) REST
1 5 (5.10%) SOAP
1 5 (5.10%) Web Services
2 2 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.02%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) Node.js
3 1 (1.02%) ODBC
3 1 (1.02%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.18%) Clustering
2 9 (9.18%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.18%) Replication
3 7 (7.14%) RSA SecurID
4 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.04%) EPoS
6 2 (2.04%) iPad
6 2 (2.04%) iPhone
6 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.02%) CMDB
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) NHS
7 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.02%) RIA
7 1 (1.02%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.61%) Windows Server
2 14 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 13 (13.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.20%) Linux
6 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
7 7 (7.14%) Android
8 6 (6.12%) Apple iOS
9 5 (5.10%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.08%) Unix
10 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.08%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.06%) AIX
11 3 (3.06%) Solaris
11 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) ITIL
2 8 (8.16%) Migration
2 8 (8.16%) Problem Management
3 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.14%) ITSM
4 6 (6.12%) Project Management
4 6 (6.12%) Service Management
5 5 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (5.10%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 5 (5.10%) Functional Testing
5 5 (5.10%) QA Automation
5 5 (5.10%) Statistics
5 5 (5.10%) TDD
5 5 (5.10%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.08%) Application Packaging
6 4 (4.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (4.08%) Programme Governance
6 4 (4.08%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (3.06%) Change Control
7 3 (3.06%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) SQL
2 10 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.18%) VBScript
4 7 (7.14%) Java
5 5 (5.10%) Apple Swift
6 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.04%) C#
7 2 (2.04%) Python
7 2 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.02%) C
8 1 (1.02%) C++
8 1 (1.02%) Perl
8 1 (1.02%) PHP
8 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.31%) MCSA
2 15 (15.31%) MCSE
3 9 (9.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (8.16%) Degree
4 8 (8.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (7.14%) MCP
6 5 (5.10%) CCA
6 5 (5.10%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (4.08%) CCNA
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.04%) CCNP
8 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.02%) HNC
9 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.02%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (59.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.35%) XenApp
4 14 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 10 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (10.20%) vSphere
6 9 (9.18%) Terminal Services
7 5 (5.10%) Docker
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.02%) vCloud
8 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) SCCM
2 11 (11.22%) SCOM
3 10 (10.20%) Backup Exec
4 9 (9.18%) HP Data Protector
4 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (9.18%) NetBackup
5 8 (8.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.06%) Ansible
7 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 60 (61.22%) Microsoft
2 40 (40.82%) VMware
3 25 (25.51%) Citrix
4 12 (12.24%) HP
4 12 (12.24%) Symantec
5 11 (11.22%) Google
5 11 (11.22%) IBM
5 11 (11.22%) NetApp
6 10 (10.20%) 3PAR
6 10 (10.20%) CommVault
7 9 (9.18%) Dell
7 9 (9.18%) EqualLogic
7 9 (9.18%) Veritas
8 8 (8.16%) McAfee
8 8 (8.16%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.12%) Apple
10 4 (4.08%) Oracle
10 4 (4.08%) Remedy
11 3 (3.06%) Cisco
12 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint