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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.38% 15.24% 25.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 84.21% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +37.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £338 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +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
33 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.15% 18.10% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 14
Average daily rate £350 £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +46.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £275 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £15.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 - £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

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

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (43.90%) VMware
3 16 (39.02%) Citrix
3 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
6 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
7 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
9 8 (19.51%) ITIL
9 8 (19.51%) Internet
10 7 (17.07%) SAN
10 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (14.63%) Migration
11 6 (14.63%) Intranet
12 5 (12.20%) Linux
12 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000
12 5 (12.20%) MS Office
12 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
12 5 (12.20%) CRM
12 5 (12.20%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (12.20%) SLA
12 5 (12.20%) DNS
12 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 12 (29.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (12.20%) Lotus Domino
3 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) IIS
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.44%) Confluence
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.44%) CMS
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.20%) MS Office
3 3 (7.32%) MS Project
3 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Business One
1 1 (2.44%) TeleForm
1 1 (2.44%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Internet
2 7 (17.07%) SAN
3 6 (14.63%) Intranet
4 5 (12.20%) DNS
5 4 (9.76%) DHCP
6 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.88%) VPN
7 2 (4.88%) WAN
8 1 (2.44%) DMZ
8 1 (2.44%) ADSL
8 1 (2.44%) LAN
8 1 (2.44%) Firewall
8 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.44%) JIRA
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Retail
1 3 (7.32%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.88%) Automotive
2 2 (4.88%) Dutch Language
2 2 (4.88%) French Language
2 2 (4.88%) German Language
2 2 (4.88%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Billing
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
1 4 (9.76%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.44%) iPhone
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Blog
3 1 (2.44%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (31.71%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.20%) Linux
4 5 (12.20%) Windows 2000
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (14.63%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) CRM
4 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
6 3 (7.32%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.88%) Time Management
8 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.44%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.44%) High Availability
8 1 (2.44%) SIEM
8 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) SQL
1 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.44%) C
2 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) XenServer
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.44%) Firmware
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.44%) WSUS
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) VMware
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 2 (4.88%) HP
5 2 (4.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) Wyse
6 1 (2.44%) Metastorm
6 1 (2.44%) CommVault
6 1 (2.44%) JDA
6 1 (2.44%) Lotus
6 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Sun
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Mitel
6 1 (2.44%) Finjan