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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 9.30% 14.47% 15.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 68.75% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 26
Median daily rate £388 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £109 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £366 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.20% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
22 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 12.79% 21.05% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 32
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £103 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.86 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server
3 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) SCCM
5 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (25.00%) VMware
6 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (21.88%) DNS
7 7 (21.88%) IIS
7 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.75%) HP
8 6 (18.75%) DHCP
9 5 (15.63%) SLA
9 5 (15.63%) Citrix
9 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 5 (15.63%) Web Services
9 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (12.50%) XenApp
10 4 (12.50%) SCOM
10 4 (12.50%) SaaS
10 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 7 (21.88%) IIS
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.50%) SaaS
4 3 (9.38%) CloudFront
4 3 (9.38%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) Internet
3 3 (9.38%) SMTP
4 2 (6.25%) FTP
4 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) French Language
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Web Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows Server
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.25%) Debian
7 2 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.13%) Android
8 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) E-Commerce
1 4 (12.50%) High Availability
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
1 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (9.38%) Web Filtering
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Service Design
3 2 (6.25%) Software Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) ITSM
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) VCP5
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.25%) vSphere
6 1 (3.13%) NFS
6 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) SCOM
3 3 (9.38%) WSUS
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) HP
4 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Dell
6 3 (9.38%) Akamai
6 3 (9.38%) Avaya
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco
6 3 (9.38%) IronPort
6 3 (9.38%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) Apple
8 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.13%) Veeam