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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 13.97% 10.00% 12.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.17% 71.43% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 16
Median daily rate £360 £263 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £488 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +3.33%
Windows
Bedfordshire

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
24 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 17.65% 14.00% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 24
Median daily rate £400 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.65 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.52% +17.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 2016.

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 1 July 2016, 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 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
3 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 8 (23.53%) Windows 8
5 8 (23.53%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) DNS
6 7 (20.59%) SLA
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.59%) SCCM
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
7 6 (17.65%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (17.65%) VMware
7 6 (17.65%) HP
7 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) Linux
8 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
8 5 (14.71%) Migration
8 5 (14.71%) SaaS
8 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.76%) High Availability
9 4 (11.76%) Office 365
9 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
9 4 (11.76%) Finance

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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.76%) MS Office
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.71%) SaaS
3 4 (11.76%) Office 365
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
6 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) LAN
3 3 (8.82%) SMTP
3 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) IP Telephony
4 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) French Language
3 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.88%) AWS Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) iPhone
3 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.88%) Statistics
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows 7
2 10 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 8 (23.53%) Windows 8
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.65%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.71%) Linux
7 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.88%) Android
8 2 (5.88%) Debian
8 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (14.71%) ITIL
1 5 (14.71%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (11.76%) High Availability
3 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.82%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (8.82%) Web Filtering
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Multithreading
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Service Design
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) SOA
4 2 (5.88%) Software Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) C
3 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) HND
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) VCP5
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) NFS
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
3 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) HP
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) Dell
4 3 (8.82%) Avaya
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) IronPort
5 2 (5.88%) Apple
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Akamai
6 1 (2.94%) hybris
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam