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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 7.95% 11.11% 25.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.16% 62.50% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 13
Average daily rate
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£288 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
19 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.58% 17.78% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 14
Average daily rate £288 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.65 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 July 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 3 July 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 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (56.00%) VMware
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (28.00%) Citrix
6 7 (28.00%) ITIL
6 7 (28.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
7 5 (20.00%) SAN
7 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (16.00%) Change Management
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (12.00%) SLA
9 3 (12.00%) DHCP
9 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) MySQL
9 3 (12.00%) MS Office
9 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
9 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
9 3 (12.00%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Lotus Domino
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.00%) Confluence
4 2 (8.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Business One
1 1 (4.00%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) ADSL
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) TestLink
2 1 (4.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Server Support
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) Process Management
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) Supply Chain Management
6 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CCA
1 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) VMware
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Citrix
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Mitel
5 1 (4.00%) Finjan
5 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.00%) RightFax
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.00%) CommVault
5 1 (4.00%) JDA
5 1 (4.00%) Lotus
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Wyse
5 1 (4.00%) Metastorm
5 1 (4.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
Luton
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £330 per day
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