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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 8 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows 16 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 10.06% 13.89% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.73% 80.00% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 9
Median daily rate £480 £355 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.21% +35.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 22 25 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 13.84% 17.36% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 14
Median daily rate £480 £374 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.42% +30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £45.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -71.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.00%) Python
4 6 (21.43%) DNS
4 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 6 (21.43%) Ant
4 6 (21.43%) C#
4 6 (21.43%) Java
4 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Ruby
4 6 (21.43%) JIRA
4 6 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
4 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 6 (21.43%) Confluence
4 6 (21.43%) MSBuild
4 6 (21.43%) Artifactory
4 6 (21.43%) DevOps
4 6 (21.43%) Functional Programming
4 6 (21.43%) Ansible
4 6 (21.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) Release Automation
5 5 (17.86%) RIA
5 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (17.86%) Retail
5 5 (17.86%) Apple
5 5 (17.86%) SQL

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 6 (21.43%) Confluence
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 2 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) Skype
5 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.57%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Ant
1 6 (21.43%) Artifactory
1 6 (21.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) MSBuild
1 6 (21.43%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (21.43%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
3 4 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 4 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (14.29%) DevOps Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 4 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior .NET Software Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) WinForms
4 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) RIA
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) AIX
5 1 (3.57%) HPUX
5 1 (3.57%) Solaris
5 1 (3.57%) Unix
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (21.43%) DevOps
1 6 (21.43%) Functional Programming
1 6 (21.43%) Release Automation
2 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) MVC
3 4 (14.29%) TDD
4 3 (10.71%) Application Packaging
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) Programme Governance
4 3 (10.71%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (21.43%) C#
2 6 (21.43%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Ruby
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSA
1 3 (10.71%) MCSE
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Ansible
2 4 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 5 (17.86%) Apple
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) Splunk