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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.43% 15.38% 12.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.00% 85.71% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £172 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -50.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
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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
40 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.51% 17.95% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 10
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £123 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -55.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014, 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 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 42 (59.15%) IIS
3 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
4 38 (53.52%) E-Commerce
5 36 (50.70%) DNS
6 35 (49.30%) DHCP
7 34 (47.89%) SCOM
8 30 (42.25%) FTP
9 29 (40.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 28 (39.44%) SCCM
10 28 (39.44%) MS Excel
11 24 (33.80%) .NET
12 20 (28.17%) PowerShell
13 18 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
13 18 (25.35%) Web Services
14 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (19.72%) Configuration Management
16 13 (18.31%) SLA
17 12 (16.90%) Akamai
18 11 (15.49%) ITIL
18 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET
19 10 (14.08%) C#
19 10 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
20 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
20 9 (12.68%) Confluence
20 9 (12.68%) DevOps
20 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
20 9 (12.68%) VB
20 9 (12.68%) JIRA
21 8 (11.27%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 42 (59.15%) IIS
2 9 (12.68%) Confluence
3 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.23%) CMS
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 28 (39.44%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Maya
3 1 (1.41%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 29 (40.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (25.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.70%) DNS
2 35 (49.30%) DHCP
3 30 (42.25%) FTP
4 4 (5.63%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.63%) VPN
5 3 (4.23%) SAN
6 1 (1.41%) xDSL
6 1 (1.41%) ATM
6 1 (1.41%) ISDN
6 1 (1.41%) VoIP
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.41%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.41%) MPLS
6 1 (1.41%) OSPF
6 1 (1.41%) BGP
6 1 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) Wireless
6 1 (1.41%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Team Foundation Server
1 9 (12.68%) JIRA
2 8 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.45%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.04%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (4.23%) Log4Net
6 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.82%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.41%) NSubstitute
7 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.41%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.41%) NUnit
7 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 7 (9.86%) Retail
2 5 (7.04%) Legal
2 5 (7.04%) Publishing
3 1 (1.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (45.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Web Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Configuration Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Software Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Developer
7 3 (4.23%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Web Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (33.80%) .NET
2 18 (25.35%) Web Services
3 11 (15.49%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.63%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.63%) MSMQ
5 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.41%) Autofac
6 1 (1.41%) WPF
6 1 (1.41%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.82%) CMDB
4 1 (1.41%) Kinect
4 1 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.41%) Physics
4 1 (1.41%) SecurID
4 1 (1.41%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (1.41%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.82%) Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (53.52%) E-Commerce
2 14 (19.72%) Configuration Management
3 11 (15.49%) ITIL
4 9 (12.68%) DevOps
5 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.45%) Migration
7 5 (7.04%) Database Security
8 4 (5.63%) Workflow
8 4 (5.63%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.23%) Project Management
9 3 (4.23%) Scrum
10 2 (2.82%) MVC
10 2 (2.82%) Automated Testing
10 2 (2.82%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.82%) Web Development
10 2 (2.82%) BDD
11 1 (1.41%) Agile Testing
11 1 (1.41%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (28.17%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.08%) C#
3 9 (12.68%) VB
4 3 (4.23%) SQL
5 2 (2.82%) VBScript
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) C++
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.41%) Lua
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.31%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.23%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 34 (47.89%) SCOM
2 28 (39.44%) SCCM
3 10 (14.08%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.63%) Puppet
5 3 (4.23%) WSUS
6 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.90%) Akamai
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco
4 3 (4.23%) Citrix
4 3 (4.23%) CommVault
4 3 (4.23%) Wyse
5 2 (2.82%) Lotus
5 2 (2.82%) HP
5 2 (2.82%) Dell
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.41%) F5
6 1 (1.41%) Aruba
6 1 (1.41%) Adobe
6 1 (1.41%) Avaya
6 1 (1.41%) Juniper
6 1 (1.41%) Veritas
6 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.41%) Symantec
6 1 (1.41%) Websense
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