Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 9 3
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 8.07% 10.69% 15.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.47% 68.89% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 24
Luton median daily rate £393 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +29.17% -17.24%
10th Percentile £120 £150 £107
90th Percentile £495 £592 £423
Bedfordshire median daily rate £300 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 19
Luton median hourly rate - £13.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.88% +37.91%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £20.25 £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% -55.00% +140.00%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 13.35% 15.52% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 32
Luton median daily rate £425 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £137 £115 £113
90th Percentile £500 £591 £424
Bedfordshire median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -9.68% +10.71% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 17
Luton median hourly rate £50.78 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +262.71% -9.68% +34.78%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year +78.57% -54.51% +136.75%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 18 November 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 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 8 (30.77%) Python
3 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 7 (26.92%) Ant
4 7 (26.92%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) .NET
4 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) Ruby
4 7 (26.92%) JIRA
4 7 (26.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
4 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
4 7 (26.92%) Confluence
4 7 (26.92%) MSBuild
4 7 (26.92%) Artifactory
4 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 7 (26.92%) Functional Programming
4 7 (26.92%) Ansible
5 6 (23.08%) RIA
5 6 (23.08%) Retail
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (23.08%) Release Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Programme Governance
6 5 (19.23%) Remediation Plan
6 5 (19.23%) Migration
6 5 (19.23%) MCSE

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 7 (26.92%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
3 2 (7.69%) VLAN
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Ant
1 7 (26.92%) Artifactory
1 7 (26.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
1 7 (26.92%) JIRA
1 7 (26.92%) MSBuild
1 7 (26.92%) TeamCity
2 6 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.85%) FishEye
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) SonarQube
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
1 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Applications Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) DevOps Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Migration Specialist
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (7.69%) Release Automation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Release Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) RIA
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
5 1 (3.85%) HPUX
5 1 (3.85%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) DevOps
1 7 (26.92%) Functional Programming
2 6 (23.08%) Release Automation
3 5 (19.23%) Application Packaging
3 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Programme Governance
3 5 (19.23%) Remediation Plan
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) Change Control
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (7.69%) OOP
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (3.85%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) SDLC
6 1 (3.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) Java
2 7 (26.92%) Ruby
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) C#
3 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) MCSA
2 5 (19.23%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.85%) CCA
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Ansible
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) GFI Software
5 2 (7.69%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Splunk
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec