The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 16 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 12 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 11.54% 8.57% 5.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 57.69% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 7
Median daily rate £400 £345 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% +97.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £577 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.44% -63.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.72% +3.56%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 26 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 19.23% 14.86% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 14
Median daily rate £438 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Luton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Luton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Luton over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Luton

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Luton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (39.29%) DNS
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (25.00%) High Availability
4 7 (25.00%) IaaS
4 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (25.00%) LAN
4 7 (25.00%) WAN
4 7 (25.00%) Apple
4 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (21.43%) Service Management
5 6 (21.43%) C#
5 6 (21.43%) SQL
5 6 (21.43%) .NET
6 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 4 (14.29%) MVC
7 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (14.29%) DHCP
7 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
7 4 (14.29%) Marketing
7 4 (14.29%) TDD

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (25.00%) IaaS
3 3 (10.71%) Office 365
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) DNS
2 7 (25.00%) LAN
2 7 (25.00%) WAN
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) SMTP
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (21.43%) .NET Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (21.43%) C# Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) SQL Developer
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) AWS Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior C# Software Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 2 (7.14%) WinForms
4 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
4 1 (3.57%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) EFT
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 7 (25.00%) High Availability
2 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (21.43%) Service Management
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
5 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 4 (14.29%) MVC
5 4 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (7.14%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (7.14%) SDLC
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (7.14%) Dell
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) Lotus
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Symantec
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) LANDesk