The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Dunstable region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 7.69% 77.78% 34.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Average daily rate
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£318 £355 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £331 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £431 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Dunstable
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 11.54% 77.78% 34.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 12
Average daily rate £410 £355 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.49% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) IBM Notes
1 5 (71.43%) Lotus
1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB Practitioner
1 5 (71.43%) Test Management
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Fat Client
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) Thin Client
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Retail
3 2 (28.57%) Email Migration
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) MCTS
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (14.29%) VMware

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 5 (71.43%) IBM Notes
1 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Thin Client
1 4 (57.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (71.43%) Test Management
2 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Email Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) Lotus
2 1 (14.29%) Mercator
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft