Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 15 8
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 66 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 11.61% 9.81% 10.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.28% 56.90% 68.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 45 53
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.32% -1.43% +48.15%
10th Percentile £137 £127 £115
90th Percentile £491 £500 £438
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.08 £15.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -38.78% -18.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.63 £11.90
90th Percentile £22.58 £17.33 £43.25
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.88% - -

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 94 116 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 16.29% 17.24% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 72 76
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +11.11%
10th Percentile £139 £148 £129
90th Percentile £504 £511 £500
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 10
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.08 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -60.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.63 £12.30
90th Percentile £22.58 £17.33 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +6 27 £388 +40.91% 4
Bedford +2 14 £405 +102.50% 12
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (62.69%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
3 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
5 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
5 17 (25.37%) ITIL
5 17 (25.37%) Migration
6 16 (23.88%) Office 365
6 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (22.39%) Windows 10
8 14 (20.90%) Windows 7
8 14 (20.90%) VMware
8 14 (20.90%) SQL
9 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (19.40%) DNS
9 13 (19.40%) Citrix
9 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (16.42%) Linux
10 11 (16.42%) Firewall
10 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
12 9 (13.43%) Service Management
13 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
13 8 (11.94%) DHCP
13 8 (11.94%) VLAN
13 8 (11.94%) Network Load Balancing
13 8 (11.94%) Private Cloud
13 8 (11.94%) Terraform
13 8 (11.94%) Ansible
14 7 (10.45%) Fat Client

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 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.97%) Apache
2 4 (5.97%) Confluence
2 4 (5.97%) IIS
2 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (23.88%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (23.88%) Office 365
3 4 (5.97%) Akamai
3 4 (5.97%) IaaS
4 2 (2.99%) Azure Functions
4 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.99%) Serverless
5 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) DNS
2 11 (16.42%) Firewall
3 8 (11.94%) DHCP
3 8 (11.94%) VLAN
4 6 (8.96%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.97%) BIG-IP
5 4 (5.97%) LAN
5 4 (5.97%) VPN
5 4 (5.97%) WAN
6 3 (4.48%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.48%) IP Telephony
6 3 (4.48%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.48%) MPLS
6 3 (4.48%) NAS
6 3 (4.48%) SAN
6 3 (4.48%) Skype
7 2 (2.99%) Wireless
8 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Big Data
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.99%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.99%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) TeamCity
2 4 (5.97%) Artifactory
2 4 (5.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.97%) JIRA
3 2 (2.99%) AdminStudio
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 9 (13.43%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.94%) Architect
4 7 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.46%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.97%) AWS Architect
7 4 (5.97%) AWS Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Azure Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Firewall Architect
7 4 (5.97%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Web Services
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
2 2 (2.99%) .NET Core
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Core
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.99%) REST
2 2 (2.99%) RESTful
3 1 (1.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Private Cloud
2 7 (10.45%) Fat Client
2 7 (10.45%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.97%) Clustering
4 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.48%) Replication
6 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.49%) CCTV
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
7 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
2 15 (22.39%) Windows 10
3 14 (20.90%) Windows 7
4 11 (16.42%) Linux
5 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.49%) Android
9 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) ITIL
1 17 (25.37%) Migration
2 13 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (13.43%) Service Management
4 8 (11.94%) Network Load Balancing
5 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (10.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (8.96%) High Availability
6 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (8.96%) ITSM
7 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
7 5 (7.46%) Email Migration
7 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.46%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.46%) SDLC
8 4 (5.97%) Analytics
8 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.97%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.97%) Project Management
8 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.90%) SQL
2 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.97%) C#
3 4 (5.97%) Python
3 4 (5.97%) Ruby
4 3 (4.48%) VBScript
5 2 (2.99%) Java
5 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.48%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.99%) HNC
3 2 (2.99%) MCSA
3 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.49%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) VCP5
4 1 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 42 (62.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.49%) XenApp
6 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) Ansible
1 8 (11.94%) Terraform
2 7 (10.45%) SCCM
3 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.48%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.48%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.48%) SCOM
4 2 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.99%) WSUS
5 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) VMware
3 13 (19.40%) Citrix
4 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
5 7 (10.45%) Dell
6 6 (8.96%) HP
7 5 (7.46%) Oracle
7 5 (7.46%) Symantec
8 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.97%) Cloudera
8 4 (5.97%) F5
9 3 (4.48%) Apple
9 3 (4.48%) CommVault
9 3 (4.48%) EqualLogic
9 3 (4.48%) IBM
9 3 (4.48%) NetApp
9 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.48%) Veritas
10 1 (1.49%) Capita
10 1 (1.49%) SAP