Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 16 9
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 64 59 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 10.87% 9.41% 11.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.42% 52.68% 70.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 41 45
Bedfordshire median daily rate £314 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.36% - +21.74%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £113
90th Percentile £476 £501 £465
East of England median daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year +6.56% -6.15% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.08 £14.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -59.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.98 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £28.13 £16.95 £46.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% -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 86 112 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.60% 17.86% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 67 65
Bedfordshire median daily rate £335 £418 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.76% +19.29% -
10th Percentile £130 £245 £117
90th Percentile £490 £525 £523
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 16
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.08 £14.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -65.45% +3.13%
10th Percentile £12.98 £14.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £28.13 £16.95 £50.73
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% - -

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -4 25 £310 -22.50% 5
Bedford +8 17 £130 -26.76% 5
Dunstable -6 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 46 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
3 26 (40.63%) ITIL
4 23 (35.94%) Office 365
5 21 (32.81%) Windows Server
6 20 (31.25%) VMware
7 18 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
9 15 (23.44%) SQL
9 15 (23.44%) DNS
10 14 (21.88%) Citrix
10 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (20.31%) SCCM
12 12 (18.75%) Windows 10
12 12 (18.75%) Migration
13 11 (17.19%) DHCP
13 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
14 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
14 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
14 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
14 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
14 10 (15.63%) Firewall
15 9 (14.06%) NetBackup
15 9 (14.06%) Symantec
15 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
15 9 (14.06%) SCOM
16 8 (12.50%) Problem 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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.94%) Skype for Business
4 4 (6.25%) Apache
4 4 (6.25%) IIS
4 4 (6.25%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (35.94%) Office 365
2 18 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.69%) Akamai
4 3 (4.69%) IaaS
5 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.13%) Serverless
6 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.44%) DNS
2 11 (17.19%) DHCP
3 10 (15.63%) Firewall
3 10 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.50%) SAN
5 7 (10.94%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (10.94%) iSCSI
5 7 (10.94%) NAS
5 7 (10.94%) VLAN
6 4 (6.25%) LAN
6 4 (6.25%) Skype
6 4 (6.25%) VPN
6 4 (6.25%) WAN
7 3 (4.69%) BIG-IP
7 3 (4.69%) Wireless
8 1 (1.56%) Internet
8 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.56%) MPLS
8 1 (1.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (4.69%) Big Data
4 2 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.13%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.13%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.56%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Service Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Storage Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (9.38%) Architect
4 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.81%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Developer
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) AWS Architect
7 3 (4.69%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Azure Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Firewall Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Web Services
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) .NET Core
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Core
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.13%) REST
3 2 (3.13%) RESTful
4 1 (1.56%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.94%) Clustering
2 7 (10.94%) Private Cloud
2 7 (10.94%) Replication
3 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.56%) CCTV
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Windows Server
2 12 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 11 (17.19%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.94%) Linux
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.69%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.56%) Android
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.63%) ITIL
2 18 (28.13%) Problem-Solving
3 12 (18.75%) Migration
4 8 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 7 (10.94%) Service Management
5 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (4.69%) Analytics
8 3 (4.69%) Email Migration
8 3 (4.69%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) High Availability
8 3 (4.69%) ITSM
8 3 (4.69%) Kaizen
8 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.69%) Task Automation
9 2 (3.13%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) SQL
2 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.94%) VBScript
4 3 (4.69%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.94%) MCSE
3 6 (9.38%) MCSA
4 5 (7.81%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (7.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
6 2 (3.13%) HNC
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.56%) MCP
7 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.06%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.94%) Terminal Services
4 7 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) SCCM
2 9 (14.06%) NetBackup
2 9 (14.06%) SCOM
3 7 (10.94%) Backup Exec
3 7 (10.94%) HP Data Protector
3 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.69%) Ansible
5 3 (4.69%) Terraform
5 3 (4.69%) WSUS
6 1 (1.56%) DameWare
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (51.56%) Microsoft
2 20 (31.25%) VMware
3 14 (21.88%) Citrix
4 9 (14.06%) Symantec
5 8 (12.50%) CommVault
5 8 (12.50%) Dell
5 8 (12.50%) HP
6 7 (10.94%) 3PAR
6 7 (10.94%) EqualLogic
6 7 (10.94%) IBM
6 7 (10.94%) NetApp
6 7 (10.94%) SolarWinds
6 7 (10.94%) Veritas
7 5 (7.81%) Apple
8 4 (6.25%) Oracle
8 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.69%) Cloudera
9 3 (4.69%) F5
10 2 (3.13%) Remedy
10 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow