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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 20 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 10.93% 13.25% 18.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.63% 68.75% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 11
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.50 £14.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
38 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 20.77% 19.28% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 14
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £328 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.54 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+274.33% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £13.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, 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 17 (36.17%) SLA
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
3 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
4 13 (27.66%) ITIL
5 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
6 10 (21.28%) NHS
6 10 (21.28%) Service Delivery
7 8 (17.02%) Unix
8 7 (14.89%) Linux
8 7 (14.89%) Citrix
8 7 (14.89%) LAN
8 7 (14.89%) WAN
8 7 (14.89%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (14.89%) Change Management
8 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (14.89%) High Availability
9 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
9 6 (12.77%) VMware
9 6 (12.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (12.77%) Apple
9 6 (12.77%) CRM
9 6 (12.77%) .NET
10 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
10 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
10 5 (10.64%) DNS
10 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
10 5 (10.64%) Migration
10 5 (10.64%) IaaS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Project
3 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.64%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) LAN
1 7 (14.89%) WAN
2 5 (10.64%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) Internet
3 4 (8.51%) Intranet
4 3 (6.38%) Firewall
5 2 (4.26%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.13%) MPLS
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) VoIP
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Automotive
3 2 (4.26%) Billing
3 2 (4.26%) Electronics
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 2 (4.26%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.13%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Desktop Support
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Subject Matter Expert
3 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) IT Support
7 3 (6.38%) AWS Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support Technician
7 3 (6.38%) Desktop Technician
7 3 (6.38%) Developer
7 3 (6.38%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (6.38%) IT Technician
7 3 (6.38%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Blog
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Social Media
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
2 8 (17.02%) Unix
3 7 (14.89%) Linux
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 2000 Server
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Phone
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Android
7 1 (2.13%) Solaris
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Service Delivery
3 7 (14.89%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) High Availability
4 6 (12.77%) CRM
5 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.64%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Service Management
7 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (6.38%) Time Management
8 2 (4.26%) B2B
8 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.26%) Presales
8 2 (4.26%) SOA
8 2 (4.26%) Software Architecture
8 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) C
3 2 (4.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) HND
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.17%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) ISO27002
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) Citrix
3 6 (12.77%) Apple
3 6 (12.77%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco
5 2 (4.26%) hybris
5 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.13%) Avaya
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) Facebook
6 1 (2.13%) HP
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.13%) Twitter