The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 15 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 6.98% 13.62% 10.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 80.00% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 7
Median daily rate £400 £315 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -21.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 6
Median hourly rate - £10.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.81% +2.50%
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
45 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 20.93% 17.02% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 15
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.17 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.33% -20.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northampton region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
2 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (32.26%) VMware
5 7 (22.58%) SQL
5 7 (22.58%) .NET
5 7 (22.58%) Linux
5 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
5 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (19.35%) High Availability
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (19.35%) SDLC
6 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
6 6 (19.35%) C#
6 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
6 6 (19.35%) MS Office
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) SAN
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (16.13%) GitLab
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
7 5 (16.13%) Puppet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (6.45%) CMS
5 2 (6.45%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
4 3 (9.68%) DNS
5 2 (6.45%) DHCP
5 2 (6.45%) DMZ
5 2 (6.45%) Extranet
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall
5 2 (6.45%) Intranet
6 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) MySQL
3 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) SSDT
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (16.13%) GitLab
2 5 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Developer
1 5 (16.13%) DevOps Engineer
1 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Applications Developer
3 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior .NET Applications Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior .NET Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Applications Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
4 2 (6.45%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) IT Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) IT Manager
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) .NET Framework
2 3 (9.68%) Ajax
2 3 (9.68%) AngularJS
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.68%) Backbone.js
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
2 3 (9.68%) Entity Framework
2 3 (9.68%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) HTML5
2 3 (9.68%) jQuery
2 3 (9.68%) JSON
2 3 (9.68%) KnockoutJS
2 3 (9.68%) LINQ
2 3 (9.68%) REST
2 3 (9.68%) WCF
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) WinForms
2 3 (9.68%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
1 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.68%) User Experience
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.23%) iPad
4 1 (3.23%) iSeries
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (41.94%) Windows Server
2 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (22.58%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.90%) Android
6 2 (6.45%) CentOS
6 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Fedora
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
7 1 (3.23%) SUSE
7 1 (3.23%) Unix
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) High Availability
1 6 (19.35%) SDLC
2 5 (16.13%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (16.13%) DevOps
3 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Service Desk Management
4 3 (9.68%) BDD
4 3 (9.68%) Domain-Driven Design
4 3 (9.68%) OO
4 3 (9.68%) SOLID
4 3 (9.68%) TDD
4 3 (9.68%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) C#
2 6 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.68%) VBScript
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) NFS
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Ansible
1 5 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (16.13%) Puppet
1 5 (16.13%) Salt
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) OVSD
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) HP
4 3 (9.68%) Twitter
5 2 (6.45%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.23%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) F5
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Intel
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat