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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 11 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 19.34% 13.25% 21.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 97.62% 84.62% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 6 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £94 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £308 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% -14.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
Windows
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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
42 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 19.81% 15.66% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 19
Average daily rate £350 £175 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £87 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -17.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014, 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 40 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 38 (55.88%) IIS
3 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 33 (48.53%) DNS
4 33 (48.53%) DHCP
4 33 (48.53%) E-Commerce
5 29 (42.65%) SCOM
6 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (39.71%) MS Excel
7 25 (36.76%) FTP
8 24 (35.29%) SCCM
9 23 (33.82%) .NET
10 19 (27.94%) PowerShell
11 18 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (26.47%) Web Services
12 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
14 12 (17.65%) ITIL
14 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
14 12 (17.65%) Akamai
15 10 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
15 10 (14.71%) SLA
16 9 (13.24%) Cisco
16 9 (13.24%) C#
16 9 (13.24%) VB
16 9 (13.24%) Migration
16 9 (13.24%) JIRA
16 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (13.24%) Confluence

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 38 (55.88%) IIS
2 9 (13.24%) Confluence
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (4.41%) CMS
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 27 (39.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (26.47%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (48.53%) DNS
1 33 (48.53%) DHCP
2 25 (36.76%) FTP
3 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.35%) SAN
5 4 (5.88%) VPN
6 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.47%) NAS
7 1 (1.47%) xDSL
7 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.47%) ATM
7 1 (1.47%) ISDN
7 1 (1.47%) VoIP
7 1 (1.47%) WAN
7 1 (1.47%) SMTP
7 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.47%) DMZ
7 1 (1.47%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.47%) MPLS
7 1 (1.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) JIRA
1 9 (13.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.82%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.35%) FinalBuilder
5 3 (4.41%) Log4Net
6 2 (2.94%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.47%) NSubstitute
7 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
7 1 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 6 (8.82%) Retail
2 5 (7.35%) Legal
2 5 (7.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Configuration Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Web Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Architect
5 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
5 3 (4.41%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) Project Analyst
6 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (2.94%) Project Administrator
6 2 (2.94%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) .NET
2 18 (26.47%) Web Services
3 10 (14.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.88%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.47%) Autofac
5 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.47%) WPF
5 1 (1.47%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) CMDB
4 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) SecurID
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.82%) Linux
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.94%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) E-Commerce
2 14 (20.59%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.65%) ITIL
4 9 (13.24%) Migration
4 9 (13.24%) DevOps
5 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.88%) Database Security
8 3 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.41%) Project Management
8 3 (4.41%) Workflow
9 2 (2.94%) Scrum
9 2 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.94%) Test Strategy
9 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (2.94%) Test Management
10 1 (1.47%) Unit Testing
10 1 (1.47%) Revenue Management
10 1 (1.47%) Yield Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) PowerShell
2 9 (13.24%) C#
2 9 (13.24%) VB
3 5 (7.35%) SQL
4 2 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (1.47%) VCP5
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) MCITP
3 1 (1.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
3 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.47%) VMFS
5 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (42.65%) SCOM
2 24 (35.29%) SCCM
3 10 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.88%) Puppet
5 3 (4.41%) HP SIM
5 3 (4.41%) WSUS
6 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 40 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Akamai
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco
4 5 (7.35%) HP
4 5 (7.35%) VMware
5 4 (5.88%) Lotus
5 4 (5.88%) Oracle
6 3 (4.41%) Dell
6 3 (4.41%) CommVault
6 3 (4.41%) NetApp
6 3 (4.41%) Wyse
7 2 (2.94%) Veritas
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.47%) F5
8 1 (1.47%) Aruba
8 1 (1.47%) Avaya
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
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