The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 41 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 14.96% 11.31% 12.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.33% 82.61% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 2
Average daily rate
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£345 £200 £249
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -19.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £182 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £255 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 4
Average hourly rate £10.54 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.10% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.34 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.40 £17.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
Windows
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 21.90% 13.69% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 4
Average daily rate £383 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £16.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -5.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Northampton region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 30 (40.54%) Windows 7
2 29 (39.19%) MS Office
3 23 (31.08%) Windows XP
4 21 (28.38%) Linux
5 19 (25.68%) Tomcat
5 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
5 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
6 14 (18.92%) Apache
6 14 (18.92%) MySQL
6 14 (18.92%) Java
6 14 (18.92%) Google
7 13 (17.57%) UNIX
7 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
7 13 (17.57%) Open Source
8 12 (16.22%) SAN
8 12 (16.22%) LAN
9 11 (14.86%) WAN
9 11 (14.86%) Cisco
9 11 (14.86%) ITIL
9 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (14.86%) VMware
9 11 (14.86%) Google Apps
10 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
10 10 (13.51%) Oracle
11 9 (12.16%) E-Commerce
11 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
11 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (12.16%) hybris
12 7 (9.46%) Citrix
12 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 19 (25.68%) Tomcat
2 14 (18.92%) Apache
3 5 (6.76%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Solr
5 3 (4.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) nginx
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.35%) IIS
Applications
1 29 (39.19%) MS Office
2 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) LAN
1 12 (16.22%) SAN
2 11 (14.86%) WAN
3 2 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) Broadband
4 1 (1.35%) SMTP
4 1 (1.35%) DHCP
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.35%) MPLS
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) MySQL
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) DTS
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) JUnit
2 4 (5.41%) Selenium
3 3 (4.05%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.35%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
1 4 (5.41%) Retail
2 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
2 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Service Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Server Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Storage Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Designer
5 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Tester
6 4 (5.41%) Server Support
6 4 (5.41%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Service Manager
6 4 (5.41%) E-Commerce Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.05%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) J2EE
2 3 (4.05%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) LAMP
3 2 (2.70%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.35%) jQuery
4 1 (1.35%) RESTful
4 1 (1.35%) HTML5
4 1 (1.35%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.35%) CSS3
4 1 (1.35%) Laravel
4 1 (1.35%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.57%) Open Source
2 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.41%) iPhone
3 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.35%) iPad
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.54%) Windows 7
2 23 (31.08%) Windows XP
3 21 (28.38%) Linux
4 13 (17.57%) UNIX
5 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.11%) CentOS
7 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.35%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.35%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.86%) ITIL
1 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.16%) E-Commerce
3 5 (6.76%) Test Automation
4 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.05%) Migration
5 3 (4.05%) Service Management
6 2 (2.70%) Project Management
6 2 (2.70%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.70%) Information Management
6 2 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.70%) Scrum
7 1 (1.35%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.35%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.35%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (1.35%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.35%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.35%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) Java
2 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.41%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) C#
3 3 (4.05%) C++
4 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) Delphi
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
5 1 (1.35%) VB
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.70%) ISEB
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) MCSE
4 1 (1.35%) CCNA
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Ansible
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) SCOM
2 2 (2.70%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.35%) SCDPM
3 1 (1.35%) Control-M
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.92%) Google
3 11 (14.86%) VMware
3 11 (14.86%) Cisco
4 10 (13.51%) Oracle
5 9 (12.16%) hybris
6 7 (9.46%) Citrix
7 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.41%) HP
8 4 (5.41%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.70%) Apple
9 2 (2.70%) Remedy
9 2 (2.70%) BMC
10 1 (1.35%) Dell
10 1 (1.35%) Dell KACE
10 1 (1.35%) Axway
10 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.35%) Zend