The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.95% 18.10% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.47% 86.36% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £150 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £300 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -62.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
Windows
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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 Luton region.

Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
34 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.86% 20.95% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 11
Average daily rate £425 £220 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.18% -38.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £309 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Luton region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 45 (67.16%) IIS
2 44 (65.67%) Active Directory
3 42 (62.69%) Microsoft
4 40 (59.70%) E-Commerce
5 39 (58.21%) DNS
6 38 (56.72%) DHCP
7 36 (53.73%) SCOM
8 32 (47.76%) FTP
8 32 (47.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (41.79%) SCCM
10 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
11 22 (32.84%) .NET
11 22 (32.84%) PowerShell
12 18 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (26.87%) Web Services
13 15 (22.39%) SLA
14 14 (20.90%) Akamai
15 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
16 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
16 9 (13.43%) C#
17 8 (11.94%) ITIL
17 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
17 8 (11.94%) DevOps
18 7 (10.45%) Database Security
18 7 (10.45%) Legal
19 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
19 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
19 6 (8.96%) VB
19 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 45 (67.16%) IIS
2 6 (8.96%) Confluence
3 4 (5.97%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.48%) CMS
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 24 (35.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Maya
2 1 (1.49%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (47.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.99%) SaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (58.21%) DNS
2 38 (56.72%) DHCP
3 32 (47.76%) FTP
4 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.97%) VPN
5 3 (4.48%) SAN
6 2 (2.99%) Internet
7 1 (1.49%) MPLS
7 1 (1.49%) OSPF
7 1 (1.49%) BGP
7 1 (1.49%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.49%) Firewall
7 1 (1.49%) Wireless
7 1 (1.49%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.49%) xDSL
7 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.49%) ATM
7 1 (1.49%) ISDN
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.97%) FinalBuilder
3 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) Log4Net
6 1 (1.49%) Xcode
6 1 (1.49%) NUnit
6 1 (1.49%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.49%) NSubstitute
General
1 7 (10.45%) Legal
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Publishing
4 2 (2.99%) Games
4 2 (2.99%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.99%) Electronics
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 34 (50.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) Web Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Configuration Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Software Configuration Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Web Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Architect
9 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.99%) Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.99%) C# Developer
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.84%) .NET
2 18 (26.87%) Web Services
3 9 (13.43%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.99%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.49%) JSON
6 1 (1.49%) WPF
6 1 (1.49%) Middleware
6 1 (1.49%) WinForms
6 1 (1.49%) XML
6 1 (1.49%) REST
6 1 (1.49%) Autofac
6 1 (1.49%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
1 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.99%) DTV
3 1 (1.49%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.49%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (1.49%) SecurID
3 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.49%) Physics
3 1 (1.49%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.49%) Kinect
3 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
2 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.99%) Linux
4 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.49%) Android
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (59.70%) E-Commerce
2 9 (13.43%) Configuration Management
3 8 (11.94%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.94%) DevOps
4 7 (10.45%) Database Security
5 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.46%) Project Management
7 4 (5.97%) Migration
8 3 (4.48%) MVC
8 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.99%) BDD
9 2 (2.99%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.99%) Scrum
9 2 (2.99%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.99%) Automated Testing
9 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.43%) C#
3 6 (8.96%) VB
4 2 (2.99%) Python
4 2 (2.99%) VBScript
5 1 (1.49%) Golang
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
5 1 (1.49%) Lua
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) PHP
5 1 (1.49%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (65.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.48%) vSphere
4 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (53.73%) SCOM
2 28 (41.79%) SCCM
3 6 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.48%) Puppet
4 3 (4.48%) WSUS
5 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Akamai
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 3 (4.48%) Citrix
4 3 (4.48%) Wyse
4 3 (4.48%) CommVault
5 2 (2.99%) Lotus
5 2 (2.99%) HP
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) Avaya
6 1 (1.49%) Juniper
6 1 (1.49%) 3Com
6 1 (1.49%) VMware
6 1 (1.49%) KANA
6 1 (1.49%) Brocade
6 1 (1.49%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.49%) hybris
6 1 (1.49%) Aruba