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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.14% 11.49% 11.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.22% 80.95% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 14
Median daily rate £165 £238 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.52% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.43 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +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
23 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.54% 14.19% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 18
Median daily rate £140 £263 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 14 (43.75%) Windows 7
2 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.00%) SLA
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 8 (25.00%) SCCM
4 7 (21.88%) High Availability
4 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
4 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 7 (21.88%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) WAN
5 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
6 5 (15.63%) IaaS
6 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
6 5 (15.63%) ITIL
6 5 (15.63%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 4 (12.50%) .NET
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (12.50%) MS Office
7 4 (12.50%) SaaS
7 4 (12.50%) Office 365
7 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 10

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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.63%) IaaS
3 4 (12.50%) Office 365
3 4 (12.50%) SaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 6 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
General
1 3 (9.38%) French Language
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) AWS Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
1 3 (9.38%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.25%) Statistics
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows 7
2 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.25%) Android
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.13%) Debian
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) High Availability
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) Service Design
6 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) Software Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Change Management
7 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) HND
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) VCP5
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Avaya
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) hybris
4 2 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Veeam