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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 12.44% 9.93% 6.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.29% 68.18% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £244 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.10% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £123 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £282 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.75% 14.57% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 20
Average daily rate £400 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £343 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 (31.11%) Windows 7
2 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
3 12 (26.67%) UNIX
4 10 (22.22%) .NET
4 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 9 (20.00%) C#
6 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
6 8 (17.78%) Oracle
6 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
6 8 (17.78%) Citrix
6 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (15.56%) Open Source
7 7 (15.56%) Mainframe
7 7 (15.56%) Linux
7 7 (15.56%) Apache
7 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
7 7 (15.56%) MS Office
7 7 (15.56%) MySQL
7 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
8 6 (13.33%) Finance
8 6 (13.33%) Migration
8 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.33%) Google
8 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (13.33%) WCF
8 6 (13.33%) XML
8 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 6 (13.33%) SOA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (15.56%) Apache
1 7 (15.56%) Tomcat
2 6 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.22%) DNN
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Office
2 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) AutoCAD
3 1 (2.22%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
2 1 (2.22%) SaaS
2 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) LAN
1 2 (4.44%) WAN
1 2 (4.44%) VPN
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (15.56%) MySQL
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.44%) DTS
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Informix
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (2.22%) Moq
2 1 (2.22%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.22%) MSI
2 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.22%) Toad
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Retail
3 4 (8.89%) Banking
4 3 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Server Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Information Risk Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Risk Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Information Manager
4 5 (11.11%) Server Support
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Server Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Storage Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) IT Audit Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Audit Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.33%) WCF
3 6 (13.33%) XML
3 6 (13.33%) AppFabric
4 2 (4.44%) Middleware
5 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC 2
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) Web Services
5 1 (2.22%) HTML
5 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.22%) LINQ
5 1 (2.22%) jQuery
5 1 (2.22%) WinForms
5 1 (2.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Open Source
1 7 (15.56%) Mainframe
2 6 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
2 12 (26.67%) UNIX
3 8 (17.78%) Windows XP
3 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.56%) Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (11.11%) CentOS
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Risk Management
2 6 (13.33%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) SOA
3 5 (11.11%) Information Management
3 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 4 (8.89%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.44%) Scrum
7 1 (2.22%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.22%) Change Control
7 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) System Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Content Management
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C#
2 5 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 5 (11.11%) XenServer
3 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 3 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Oracle
1 8 (17.78%) Citrix
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Google
3 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco
4 4 (8.89%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.44%) Novell
5 2 (4.44%) hybris
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) BMC
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) AppSense