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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 10 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.85% 7.02% 22.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 75.00% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 14
Average daily rate
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£175 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £135 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £412 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
20 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 11.70% 9.36% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 15
Average daily rate £363 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 27 March 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 27 March 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 31 (60.78%) Active Directory
2 30 (58.82%) IIS
3 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
4 25 (49.02%) E-Commerce
5 24 (47.06%) DNS
6 23 (45.10%) DHCP
7 21 (41.18%) SCOM
8 20 (39.22%) FTP
9 18 (35.29%) SCCM
10 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
12 12 (23.53%) Web Services
12 12 (23.53%) .NET
12 12 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
14 9 (17.65%) Akamai
15 8 (15.69%) Linux
15 8 (15.69%) SLA
16 6 (11.76%) VMware
17 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
17 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
17 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
17 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
17 5 (9.80%) DevOps
18 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
18 4 (7.84%) Citrix
18 4 (7.84%) Migration
19 3 (5.88%) Legal
19 3 (5.88%) Project Management
19 3 (5.88%) Retail

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (58.82%) IIS
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) Maya
3 1 (1.96%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.96%) PaaS
4 1 (1.96%) IaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 24 (47.06%) DNS
2 23 (45.10%) DHCP
3 20 (39.22%) FTP
4 2 (3.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) MPLS
5 1 (1.96%) OSPF
5 1 (1.96%) BGP
5 1 (1.96%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.96%) Firewall
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
5 1 (1.96%) Frame Relay
5 1 (1.96%) xDSL
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.96%) ATM
5 1 (1.96%) ISDN
5 1 (1.96%) VoIP
5 1 (1.96%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) TestLink
2 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
2 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.96%) Xcode
General
1 3 (5.88%) Legal
1 3 (5.88%) Retail
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
2 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Games
2 2 (3.92%) Electronics
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (29.41%) Web Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Administrator
4 5 (9.80%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.53%) Web Services
1 12 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.96%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) DTV
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (1.96%) Replication
2 1 (1.96%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (1.96%) SecurID
2 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.96%) Physics
2 1 (1.96%) CMDB
2 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.96%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (1.96%) Kinect
2 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.96%) Android
5 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (49.02%) E-Commerce
2 5 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
2 5 (9.80%) DevOps
3 4 (7.84%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) ITIL
4 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Database Security
4 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (3.92%) MVC
5 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.96%) Web Development
6 1 (1.96%) Automated Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Scrum
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) Python
2 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.92%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) C++
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) Ruby
4 1 (1.96%) Lua
4 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.96%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.69%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (60.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (41.18%) SCOM
2 18 (35.29%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (56.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Akamai
3 6 (11.76%) VMware
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) Lotus
5 2 (3.92%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
6 1 (1.96%) F5
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Symantec
6 1 (1.96%) Websense
6 1 (1.96%) BT
6 1 (1.96%) 3Com
6 1 (1.96%) KANA
6 1 (1.96%) Brocade
6 1 (1.96%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
6 1 (1.96%) hybris
6 1 (1.96%) Aruba
Luton, Bedfordshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago