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 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 7 11
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 41 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 9.80% 12.73% 10.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.32% 77.36% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 23
Median daily rate £418 £355 £218
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.60% +63.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £115 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £428 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.50 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.57% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 59 53 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 16.53% 16.46% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 32
Median daily rate £390 £388 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +47.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% +0.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -5 16 £480 +35.21% 8
Bedford -2 4 £155 - 3
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 16 (25.40%) VMware
2 15 (23.81%) Linux
3 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 13 (20.63%) ITIL
5 12 (19.05%) .NET
5 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (15.87%) Retail
7 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (15.87%) Citrix
7 10 (15.87%) DNS
7 10 (15.87%) SQL
8 9 (14.29%) Java
8 9 (14.29%) Migration
8 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
9 8 (12.70%) DevOps
9 8 (12.70%) Python
9 8 (12.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (12.70%) SCCM
9 8 (12.70%) JIRA
9 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
9 8 (12.70%) Confluence
9 8 (12.70%) Office 365
9 8 (12.70%) Ansible
10 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (11.11%) C#
10 7 (11.11%) DHCP

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 8 (12.70%) Confluence
2 5 (7.94%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.76%) IIS
4 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.70%) Office 365
3 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.76%) IaaS
5 2 (3.17%) G Suite
5 2 (3.17%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.17%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (1.59%) PaaS
6 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
2 7 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (9.52%) VPN
4 4 (6.35%) Firewall
5 3 (4.76%) Internet
5 3 (4.76%) LAN
5 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.76%) VoIP
5 3 (4.76%) WAN
6 2 (3.17%) Wireless
7 1 (1.59%) OSPF
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) Skype
7 1 (1.59%) SMTP
7 1 (1.59%) VLAN
7 1 (1.59%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) Redis
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.59%) Big Data
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (1.59%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
1 8 (12.70%) JIRA
2 6 (9.52%) Ant
2 6 (9.52%) Artifactory
2 6 (9.52%) MSBuild
2 6 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.17%) Appium
3 2 (3.17%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.17%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.17%) Jasmine
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) Protractor
3 2 (3.17%) Selenium
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.17%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.59%) GitLab
General
1 10 (15.87%) Retail
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (11.11%) Analyst
1 7 (11.11%) Consultant
1 7 (11.11%) Developer
2 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 5 (7.94%) .NET Developer
3 5 (7.94%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (7.94%) C# Developer
3 5 (7.94%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (6.35%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (6.35%) DevOps Consultant
4 4 (6.35%) Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
4 4 (6.35%) SQL Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (4.76%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) .NET
2 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.17%) REST
3 2 (3.17%) SOAP
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.59%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.59%) HTML
4 1 (1.59%) jQuery
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.59%) WinForms
4 1 (1.59%) XML
4 1 (1.59%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (7.94%) RIA
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.17%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) CMDB
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.59%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) PDA
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Linux
2 14 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.35%) AIX
6 4 (6.35%) Solaris
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.76%) Unix
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.17%) Android
8 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.59%) HPUX
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Migration
3 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.70%) DevOps
4 7 (11.11%) Release Automation
5 6 (9.52%) Functional Programming
5 6 (9.52%) TDD
6 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
6 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (7.94%) MVC
6 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.35%) Front End Development
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Service Management
8 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
8 3 (4.76%) People Management
8 3 (4.76%) Programme Governance
8 3 (4.76%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) Python
4 7 (11.11%) C#
5 6 (9.52%) Ruby
6 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.17%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) Korn
9 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) MCSA
1 4 (6.35%) MCSE
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.17%) CCNA
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CCIP
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) CCSP
4 1 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) XenApp
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) Docker
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) Ansible
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.59%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) VMware
2 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.87%) Citrix
4 6 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.94%) Apple
6 4 (6.35%) Google
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (4.76%) Lotus
7 3 (4.76%) Symantec
8 2 (3.17%) Dell
8 2 (3.17%) HP
8 2 (3.17%) McAfee
8 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.59%) EMC
9 1 (1.59%) Mitel
9 1 (1.59%) Splunk
9 1 (1.59%) Toshiba
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