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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.64% 21.11% 26.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 89.19% 86.36% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £15.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
37 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 17.54% 24.44% 29.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 21
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 £275 £149 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 28 (49.12%) IIS
2 27 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
4 21 (36.84%) DHCP
4 21 (36.84%) DNS
5 19 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 18 (31.58%) SCOM
6 18 (31.58%) E-Commerce
6 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
7 17 (29.82%) .NET
8 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (26.32%) SCCM
9 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
10 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET
10 14 (24.56%) FTP
11 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
12 12 (21.05%) Web Services
12 12 (21.05%) C#
13 11 (19.30%) JIRA
13 11 (19.30%) Migration
13 11 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (17.54%) Confluence
14 10 (17.54%) VB
15 9 (15.79%) ITIL
15 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
15 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (14.04%) DevOps

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 28 (49.12%) IIS
2 10 (17.54%) Confluence
3 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.26%) CMS
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.84%) DHCP
1 21 (36.84%) DNS
2 14 (24.56%) FTP
3 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.77%) SAN
5 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) DMZ
6 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
2 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) JIRA
2 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
4 5 (8.77%) TeamCity
4 5 (8.77%) FinalBuilder
5 4 (7.02%) Log4Net
6 3 (5.26%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.77%) Legal
1 5 (8.77%) Retail
2 4 (7.02%) Publishing
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Configuration Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Software Configuration Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Web Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Web Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.51%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Project Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) ASP.NET
3 12 (21.05%) Web Services
4 4 (7.02%) MSMQ
5 3 (5.26%) WCF
5 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.26%) XML
5 3 (5.26%) XSD
5 3 (5.26%) XSLT
6 1 (1.75%) jQuery
6 1 (1.75%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.26%) CMDB
2 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) AS400
3 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Vista
6 4 (7.02%) Linux
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) E-Commerce
2 13 (22.81%) Configuration Management
3 11 (19.30%) Migration
4 9 (15.79%) ITIL
5 8 (14.04%) DevOps
6 5 (8.77%) Workflow
6 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.02%) Database Security
7 4 (7.02%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.26%) Test Management
8 3 (5.26%) Test Strategy
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (3.51%) Email Migration
9 2 (3.51%) Project Management
9 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.51%) Scrum
10 1 (1.75%) Validation
10 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 12 (21.05%) C#
3 10 (17.54%) VB
4 4 (7.02%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.75%) MCITP
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (43.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) vSphere
3 4 (7.02%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.75%) VMFS
5 1 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) SCOM
2 15 (26.32%) SCCM
3 11 (19.30%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.02%) Puppet
4 4 (7.02%) WSUS
5 3 (5.26%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 6 (10.53%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
5 3 (5.26%) Wyse
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.26%) CommVault
5 3 (5.26%) NetApp
6 2 (3.51%) Akamai
6 2 (3.51%) Lotus
6 2 (3.51%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) McAfee
7 1 (1.75%) Juniper
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.75%) Veritas
7 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
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