The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 9.45% 12.50% 11.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.29% 94.12% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 16
Average daily rate £400 £135 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -45.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.30 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 15.42% 13.28% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 19
Average daily rate £400 £135 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -51.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £109 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Northamptonshire

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
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 18 April 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 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.95%) C#
3 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
5 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 8 (19.05%) Citrix
6 8 (19.05%) MS Office
6 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
7 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 7 (16.67%) IIS
7 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 7 (16.67%) Migration
7 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (14.29%) Scrum
8 6 (14.29%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
8 6 (14.29%) XML
8 6 (14.29%) UNIX
9 5 (11.90%) SQL
9 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (11.90%) SOA
9 5 (11.90%) ISEB
9 5 (11.90%) WCF
9 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (11.90%) AppFabric
10 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.52%) C++

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) DNN
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.76%) Informix
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.38%) DTS
5 1 (2.38%) MySQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) Selenium
2 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.38%) Moq
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) BizTalk Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) IT Support
5 2 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (2.38%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.38%) Build Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Testing Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) .NET
2 8 (19.05%) ASP.NET
3 6 (14.29%) XML
4 5 (11.90%) WCF
4 5 (11.90%) AppFabric
5 3 (7.14%) CSS
6 2 (4.76%) jQuery
6 2 (4.76%) WinForms
6 2 (4.76%) Middleware
6 2 (4.76%) HTML
7 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 1 (2.38%) X-Windows
7 1 (2.38%) LINQ
7 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 1 (2.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Tandem
2 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (14.29%) UNIX
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows CE
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Migration
2 6 (14.29%) Scrum
3 5 (11.90%) SOA
4 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 2 (4.76%) Project Management
6 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Change Control
7 1 (2.38%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.38%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.38%) Network Management
7 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C++
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) ISEB
2 3 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) MCSD
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCPD
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) COBIT
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) XenServer
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Control-M
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Citrix
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) Novell
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) HP
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