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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.91% 13.61% 23.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 80.00% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £150 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £409 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -62.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
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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
28 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.97% 17.01% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 16
Average daily rate £450 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £150 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 February 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 February 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 38 (67.86%) Microsoft
1 38 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 37 (66.07%) IIS
3 34 (60.71%) E-Commerce
4 33 (58.93%) DNS
5 32 (57.14%) DHCP
6 30 (53.57%) SCOM
7 28 (50.00%) FTP
8 24 (42.86%) SCCM
9 23 (41.07%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
11 16 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
11 16 (28.57%) Web Services
12 15 (26.79%) .NET
13 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
14 13 (23.21%) Akamai
15 12 (21.43%) SLA
16 7 (12.50%) ITIL
16 7 (12.50%) DevOps
17 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
18 5 (8.93%) Legal
18 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
18 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
18 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (8.93%) Database Security
19 4 (7.14%) Linux
19 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
19 4 (7.14%) Project Management
20 3 (5.36%) Citrix
20 3 (5.36%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 37 (66.07%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.79%) Confluence
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 21 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) Maya
3 1 (1.79%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (41.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) DNS
2 32 (57.14%) DHCP
3 28 (50.00%) FTP
4 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
4 2 (3.57%) Internet
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
5 1 (1.79%) OSPF
5 1 (1.79%) BGP
5 1 (1.79%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.79%) Firewall
5 1 (1.79%) Wireless
5 1 (1.79%) Frame Relay
5 1 (1.79%) xDSL
5 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.79%) ATM
5 1 (1.79%) ISDN
5 1 (1.79%) VoIP
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
5 1 (1.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) NSubstitute
2 1 (1.79%) TestLink
2 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.79%) Xcode
2 1 (1.79%) NUnit
General
1 5 (8.93%) Legal
2 3 (5.36%) Publishing
2 3 (5.36%) Retail
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
3 2 (3.57%) Games
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (53.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) Web Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.57%) Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.57%) Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Web Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Web Services
2 15 (26.79%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.79%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) Autofac
4 1 (1.79%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (1.79%) XML
4 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.79%) Middleware
4 1 (1.79%) WinForms
4 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) DTV
2 1 (1.79%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (1.79%) Replication
2 1 (1.79%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (1.79%) SecurID
2 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.79%) Physics
2 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.79%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (1.79%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (1.79%) Kinect
2 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
2 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.14%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
5 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) E-Commerce
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) DevOps
3 6 (10.71%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.93%) Database Security
5 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) Migration
7 2 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.57%) MVC
7 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.57%) BDD
8 1 (1.79%) Game Development
8 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.36%) Python
2 3 (5.36%) C#
3 1 (1.79%) C++
3 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.79%) PHP
3 1 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
3 1 (1.79%) Ruby
3 1 (1.79%) Lua
3 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.79%) Golang
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (53.57%) SCOM
2 24 (42.86%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Akamai
3 3 (5.36%) Citrix
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco
4 2 (3.57%) Lotus
4 2 (3.57%) VMware
4 2 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Dell
5 1 (1.79%) F5
5 1 (1.79%) KANA
5 1 (1.79%) Brocade
5 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
5 1 (1.79%) hybris
5 1 (1.79%) Aruba
5 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec
5 1 (1.79%) Websense
5 1 (1.79%) BT
5 1 (1.79%) Wyse
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