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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 15.75% 11.48% 8.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 89.58% 84.00% 58.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Average hourly rate £10.59 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
48 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.58% 13.66% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 1
Average daily rate £365 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 31 (43.66%) MS Office
2 29 (40.85%) Windows 7
3 24 (33.80%) Windows XP
4 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
5 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
6 15 (21.13%) Linux
6 15 (21.13%) LAN
6 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (18.31%) Tomcat
7 13 (18.31%) Java
8 11 (15.49%) ITIL
8 11 (15.49%) SAN
8 11 (15.49%) Google
9 10 (14.08%) WAN
10 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
10 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
10 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
10 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
11 8 (11.27%) VMware
11 8 (11.27%) C#
11 8 (11.27%) MySQL
11 8 (11.27%) Apache
11 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
11 8 (11.27%) Cisco
11 8 (11.27%) hybris
12 7 (9.86%) Open Source
12 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
12 7 (9.86%) Oracle
12 7 (9.86%) .NET
12 7 (9.86%) SQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 13 (18.31%) Tomcat
2 8 (11.27%) Apache
3 4 (5.63%) Apache Solr
4 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.41%) nginx
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (43.66%) MS Office
2 16 (22.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.82%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) LAN
2 11 (15.49%) SAN
3 10 (14.08%) WAN
4 2 (2.82%) DNS
5 1 (1.41%) Firewall
5 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.41%) MPLS
5 1 (1.41%) SMTP
5 1 (1.41%) DHCP
5 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.41%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Subversion
1 6 (8.45%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.04%) Selenium
2 5 (7.04%) JUnit
3 4 (5.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) JIRA
4 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (2.82%) Finance
1 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (36.62%) Analyst
2 19 (26.76%) Service Analyst
2 19 (26.76%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Tester
3 6 (8.45%) Desktop Support
3 6 (8.45%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Automation Tester
4 5 (7.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (7.04%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.04%) C# Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Service Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (5.63%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Designer
5 4 (5.63%) E-Commerce Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
2 6 (8.45%) Web Services
3 5 (7.04%) XML
3 5 (7.04%) XSLT
3 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.63%) J2EE
5 2 (2.82%) LAMP
6 1 (1.41%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.41%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.41%) CSS3
6 1 (1.41%) Laravel
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.41%) RESTful
6 1 (1.41%) CodeIgniter
6 1 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (1.41%) CSS
6 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Open Source
2 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.45%) iPhone
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) iPad
4 1 (1.41%) Augmented Reality
4 1 (1.41%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.85%) Windows 7
2 24 (33.80%) Windows XP
3 15 (21.13%) Linux
4 6 (8.45%) UNIX
5 3 (4.23%) Android
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.41%) CentOS
7 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.41%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (15.49%) ITIL
3 8 (11.27%) E-Commerce
4 7 (9.86%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.04%) Data Analysis
5 5 (7.04%) UML
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.23%) Change Management
7 3 (4.23%) Service Management
7 3 (4.23%) Migration
8 2 (2.82%) Scrum
9 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (1.41%) Android Development
9 1 (1.41%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.41%) DevOps
9 1 (1.41%) TDD
9 1 (1.41%) Automated Testing
9 1 (1.41%) Manual Testing
9 1 (1.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) Java
2 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.27%) C#
4 7 (9.86%) SQL
5 3 (4.23%) C++
6 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.41%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.41%) Delphi
7 1 (1.41%) VBScript
7 1 (1.41%) VB
7 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) MCITP
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.41%) CCNA
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.49%) Google
3 8 (11.27%) VMware
3 8 (11.27%) Cisco
3 8 (11.27%) hybris
4 7 (9.86%) Oracle
5 4 (5.63%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.41%) Dell KACE
7 1 (1.41%) Zend
7 1 (1.41%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.41%) Axway
7 1 (1.41%) Remedy
7 1 (1.41%) BMC
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix
7 1 (1.41%) Dell