The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 4 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 18.52% 14.88% 21.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 64.10% 85.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 27
Median daily rate £575 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £115 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
30 39 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 27.78% 23.21% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 31
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.52% +295.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
2 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Apple
4 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.93%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) High Availability
4 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 6 (22.22%) IaaS
5 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
5 6 (22.22%) LAN
5 6 (22.22%) WAN
5 6 (22.22%) Service Management
6 5 (18.52%) DHCP
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) SCCM
7 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (14.81%) Marketing
7 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
7 4 (14.81%) Office 365
7 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.11%) VMware

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
1 2 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (22.22%) IaaS
3 4 (14.81%) Office 365
4 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.70%) Akamai
5 1 (3.70%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) DNS
2 6 (22.22%) LAN
2 6 (22.22%) WAN
3 5 (18.52%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) FTP
4 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 2 (7.41%) SMTP
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
4 2 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
1 6 (22.22%) Architect
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) AWS Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.41%) Hardware Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Technician
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Web Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) Web Services
1 2 (7.41%) WinForms
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) HTML5
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) EFT
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (25.93%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (25.93%) E-Commerce
1 7 (25.93%) High Availability
2 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 6 (22.22%) Service Management
3 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Capacity Management
4 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (7.41%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (7.41%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (7.41%) SDLC
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Apple
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Dell
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Lotus
3 2 (7.41%) Symantec
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp