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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 12.20% 38.46% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Dunstable
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 12.20% 38.46% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £325 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 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 23 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Lotus
1 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (20.00%) Mercator
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) Email Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (80.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
1 4 (80.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Test Management
1 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Email Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) Lotus
2 1 (20.00%) Mercator
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft