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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 15.21% 5.75% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.00% 45.45% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 4
Average daily rate
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£365 £238 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.68% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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
50 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 23.04% 12.64% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 11
Average daily rate £365 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £616
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) UNIX
3 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 12 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 11 (21.15%) Oracle
4 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
5 10 (19.23%) MySQL
5 10 (19.23%) Apache
5 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
5 10 (19.23%) Open Source
6 9 (17.31%) Google Apps
6 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
6 9 (17.31%) MS Office
6 9 (17.31%) C#
6 9 (17.31%) Google
7 8 (15.38%) .NET
7 8 (15.38%) Java
7 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (13.46%) LAN
8 7 (13.46%) WAN
8 7 (13.46%) Cisco
8 7 (13.46%) Citrix
8 7 (13.46%) SAN
8 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
8 7 (13.46%) Risk Management
8 7 (13.46%) Finance
9 6 (11.54%) VMware
9 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
9 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 12 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 10 (19.23%) Apache
3 5 (9.62%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.85%) IIS
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Office
2 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.92%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Google Apps
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) LAN
1 7 (13.46%) WAN
1 7 (13.46%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) MySQL
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) DTS
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) Informix
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.92%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Toad
2 1 (1.92%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 4 (7.69%) Banking
4 3 (5.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Server Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Server Support
5 5 (9.62%) Storage Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Risk Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Information Manager
5 5 (9.62%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Information Risk Manager
5 5 (9.62%) Designer
6 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (5.77%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.62%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) WCF
3 5 (9.62%) AppFabric
4 3 (5.77%) LAMP
5 2 (3.85%) Middleware
6 1 (1.92%) Web Services
6 1 (1.92%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Open Source
2 7 (13.46%) Mainframe
3 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Tandem
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Windows 7
2 12 (23.08%) UNIX
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 9 (17.31%) Windows XP
4 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.62%) CentOS
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.85%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.92%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Risk Management
2 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
2 5 (9.62%) SOA
2 5 (9.62%) Information Management
2 5 (9.62%) Identity Management
3 4 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
3 4 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (5.77%) Project Management
4 3 (5.77%) Scrum
5 2 (3.85%) Automated Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Test Automation
5 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.92%) Change Control
6 1 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.92%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) C#
2 8 (15.38%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) ISEB
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.62%) XenServer
3 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (7.69%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) Control-M
4 1 (1.92%) SCOM
4 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.92%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle
3 9 (17.31%) Google
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco
4 7 (13.46%) Citrix
5 6 (11.54%) VMware
6 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.69%) hybris
7 4 (7.69%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.77%) HP
9 1 (1.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) BMC
9 1 (1.92%) Novell
9 1 (1.92%) Lotus
9 1 (1.92%) Remedy
9 1 (1.92%) AppSense