The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dunstable region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 8.57% 4.55% 82.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate
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£456 £225 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -38.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £225 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £225 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.86 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Dunstable region.

Operating Systems Category
Dunstable
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 8.57% 9.09% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 10
Average daily rate £525 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.86 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Dunstable region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Dunstable region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Dunstable

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Dunstable

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Dunstable region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Dunstable

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Dunstable region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Dunstable

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dunstable region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Lync
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Retail
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dunstable region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Trainer
1 1 (14.29%) Developer
1 1 (14.29%) Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Support
1 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
1 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
1 1 (14.29%) IT Trainer
1 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Support Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Lotus
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec