The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Luton region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 2 11
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 13.73% 25.30% 5.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 91.30% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
38 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 18.63% 27.71% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 5
Average daily rate £425 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 16 (37.21%) IIS
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
1 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
2 15 (34.88%) Migration
3 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
4 10 (23.26%) .NET
4 10 (23.26%) DNS
4 10 (23.26%) DHCP
5 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
5 9 (20.93%) Web Services
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (18.60%) SCCM
6 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
6 8 (18.60%) Citrix
7 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
7 7 (16.28%) SCOM
7 7 (16.28%) Test Management
7 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
7 7 (16.28%) Email Migration
8 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
8 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (13.95%) VMware
8 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
8 6 (13.95%) FTP
8 6 (13.95%) C#
8 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
9 5 (11.63%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (37.21%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) IBM Notes
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Confluence
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) MQSeries
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) DHCP
1 10 (23.26%) DNS
2 6 (13.95%) FTP
3 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.63%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) TeamCity
3 3 (6.98%) Log4Net
3 3 (6.98%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) FinalBuilder
General
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Analyst
3 5 (11.63%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.30%) Configuration Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.98%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Project Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Software Configuration Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Project Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Deployment Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) .NET
2 9 (20.93%) Web Services
3 7 (16.28%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.98%) WCF
4 3 (6.98%) XML
4 3 (6.98%) XSD
4 3 (6.98%) XSLT
4 3 (6.98%) MSMQ
5 2 (4.65%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
6 1 (2.33%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.98%) CMDB
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) AS400
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (37.21%) Windows 7
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
5 4 (9.30%) Linux
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Migration
2 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 7 (16.28%) Test Management
3 7 (16.28%) Email Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Test Strategy
4 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.63%) Workflow
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL
5 5 (11.63%) DevOps
5 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.33%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.65%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 7 (16.28%) SCOM
3 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.98%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.33%) Puppet
5 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.33%) WSUS
5 1 (2.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) Citrix
3 6 (13.95%) VMware
4 5 (11.63%) Cisco
5 4 (9.30%) HP
5 4 (9.30%) Lotus
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 3 (6.98%) NetApp
7 2 (4.65%) Dell
8 1 (2.33%) IBM
8 1 (2.33%) Veritas
8 1 (2.33%) Juniper
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) Akamai
8 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow