Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 102 67 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 14.96% 10.91% 14.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.38% 58.26% 77.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 50
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £381 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.31% +12.96% -3.57%
10th Percentile £125 £119 £105
90th Percentile £495 £443 £450
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 31
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.25 £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -55.00% +140.00%
10th Percentile £13.85 £11.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.25 £39.00 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +1.85%

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 156 115 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 22.87% 18.73% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 75 60
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £112
90th Percentile £510 £488 £489
East of England median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 33
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +78.57% -55.63% +152.44%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £47.47 £44.16 £49.79
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -9 26 £393 +1.29% 3
Bedford +8 17 £130 -35.00%
Dunstable -4 5 £431 +46.19%
Leighton Buzzard - 2 £325 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 53 (51.96%) Microsoft
2 48 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 34 (33.33%) VMware
4 25 (24.51%) Citrix
4 25 (24.51%) Windows Server
5 23 (22.55%) ITIL
6 22 (21.57%) Office 365
7 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (18.63%) SQL
8 18 (17.65%) Linux
8 18 (17.65%) XenApp
9 17 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 16 (15.69%) Java
10 16 (15.69%) DHCP
10 16 (15.69%) Git (software)
10 16 (15.69%) Confluence
10 16 (15.69%) JIRA
10 16 (15.69%) SCCM
11 15 (14.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 15 (14.71%) Windows 7
11 15 (14.71%) Retail
11 15 (14.71%) DNS
12 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (11.76%) Windows 10
14 12 (11.76%) MCSE
14 12 (11.76%) MCSA

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 16 (15.69%) Confluence
2 10 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.84%) SharePoint
4 7 (6.86%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.90%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.96%) SAS
7 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.98%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.57%) Office 365
2 17 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.84%) Sauce Labs
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (4.90%) G Suite
6 4 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.96%) IaaS
8 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.69%) DHCP
2 15 (14.71%) DNS
3 11 (10.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.84%) Firewall
4 8 (7.84%) Internet
4 8 (7.84%) VPN
5 7 (6.86%) SAN
5 7 (6.86%) VoIP
6 6 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 6 (5.88%) NAS
7 3 (2.94%) Network Security
7 3 (2.94%) VLAN
8 2 (1.96%) LAN
8 2 (1.96%) Wireless
9 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.98%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.84%) Redis
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.96%) DB2
3 2 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.98%) Big Data
4 1 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.98%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.98%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.98%) Impala
4 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.98%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) Git (software)
1 16 (15.69%) JIRA
2 15 (14.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 8 (7.84%) Appium
4 8 (7.84%) Bitbucket
4 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
4 8 (7.84%) Selenium
4 8 (7.84%) WebDriver
5 7 (6.86%) Ant
5 7 (6.86%) Artifactory
5 7 (6.86%) MSBuild
5 7 (6.86%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.88%) Protractor
6 6 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.94%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.98%) FishEye
8 1 (0.98%) GitLab
8 1 (0.98%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (14.71%) Retail
2 9 (8.82%) Banking
3 8 (7.84%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Finance
5 2 (1.96%) Local Government
6 1 (0.98%) Avionics
6 1 (0.98%) Back Office
6 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.98%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Analyst
2 25 (24.51%) Service Analyst
3 23 (22.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (7.84%) Automation Tester
4 8 (7.84%) QA Automation Tester
4 8 (7.84%) QA Tester
4 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.84%) Tester
5 7 (6.86%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
6 6 (5.88%) Consultant
6 6 (5.88%) IT Support
6 6 (5.88%) Migration Specialist
7 5 (4.90%) Desktop Support
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.92%) Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Storage Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.84%) .NET
1 8 (7.84%) REST
1 8 (7.84%) SOAP
1 8 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.96%) Node.js
4 1 (0.98%) HTML
4 1 (0.98%) ODBC
4 1 (0.98%) XML
4 1 (0.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.86%) RSA SecurID
4 6 (5.88%) Clustering
4 6 (5.88%) Replication
4 6 (5.88%) RIA
5 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.90%) EPoS
5 5 (4.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.96%) CMDB
6 2 (1.96%) iPad
6 2 (1.96%) iPhone
6 2 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) NHS
7 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.51%) Windows Server
2 18 (17.65%) Linux
3 15 (14.71%) Windows 7
4 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.82%) Android
7 9 (8.82%) Apple iOS
8 8 (7.84%) Mac OS X
9 6 (5.88%) Unix
10 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.92%) AIX
11 4 (3.92%) Solaris
11 4 (3.92%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.94%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.98%) HPUX
14 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) ITIL
2 11 (10.78%) Migration
3 10 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (8.82%) Test Automation
5 8 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (7.84%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 8 (7.84%) DevOps
5 8 (7.84%) Functional Testing
5 8 (7.84%) QA Automation
5 8 (7.84%) TDD
6 7 (6.86%) Application Packaging
6 7 (6.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (6.86%) Functional Programming
6 7 (6.86%) Programme Governance
6 7 (6.86%) Remediation Plan
7 6 (5.88%) Release Automation
8 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.90%) Project Management
8 5 (4.90%) Service Management
9 4 (3.92%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.63%) SQL
2 16 (15.69%) Java
3 10 (9.80%) Python
4 8 (7.84%) Apple Swift
4 8 (7.84%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.84%) PowerShell
4 8 (7.84%) Ruby
5 6 (5.88%) VBScript
6 3 (2.94%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.96%) C#
7 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) C++
8 1 (0.98%) Korn
8 1 (0.98%) Perl
8 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (11.76%) MCSA
2 12 (11.76%) MCSE
3 7 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (5.88%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (4.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.92%) MCP
7 3 (2.94%) CCA
7 3 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.96%) CCNA
8 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.96%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) HNC
9 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) QA
2 7 (6.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.65%) XenApp
3 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.80%) vSphere
5 9 (8.82%) Hyper-V
6 8 (7.84%) Docker
7 7 (6.86%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (5.88%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.98%) vCloud
9 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCCM
2 11 (10.78%) Ansible
3 7 (6.86%) Backup Exec
4 6 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.88%) SCOM
5 5 (4.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.98%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.98%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (51.96%) Microsoft
2 34 (33.33%) VMware
3 25 (24.51%) Citrix
4 11 (10.78%) Google
5 9 (8.82%) Symantec
6 8 (7.84%) HP
6 8 (7.84%) McAfee
6 8 (7.84%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.86%) IBM
7 7 (6.86%) NetApp
8 6 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 6 (5.88%) CommVault
8 6 (5.88%) Dell
8 6 (5.88%) EqualLogic
8 6 (5.88%) Oracle
8 6 (5.88%) Veritas
9 5 (4.90%) Apple
9 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.92%) Cisco
11 2 (1.96%) Remedy