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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 15.64% 4.79% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.35% 36.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £160 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.56% -18.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £100 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £238 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
49 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 23.22% 13.30% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 9
Average daily rate £363 £333 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% +37.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £391 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £20.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 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 17 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 14 (27.45%) Linux
1 14 (27.45%) Tomcat
1 14 (27.45%) Windows 7
2 13 (25.49%) Oracle
3 12 (23.53%) MySQL
3 12 (23.53%) Apache
3 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.53%) Open Source
4 11 (21.57%) Google Apps
4 11 (21.57%) UNIX
4 11 (21.57%) Google
5 10 (19.61%) LAN
5 10 (19.61%) Java
6 9 (17.65%) WAN
6 9 (17.65%) Cisco
6 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 9 (17.65%) SAN
7 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.69%) Citrix
7 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
7 8 (15.69%) C#
7 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
7 8 (15.69%) MS Office
8 7 (13.73%) .NET
8 7 (13.73%) VMware
8 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
9 6 (11.76%) Finance
9 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
9 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 14 (27.45%) Tomcat
2 12 (23.53%) Apache
3 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.96%) IIS
6 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
2 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.96%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Google Apps
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) LAN
2 9 (17.65%) WAN
2 9 (17.65%) SAN
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) MySQL
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) DTS
4 1 (1.96%) Informix
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.92%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
2 1 (1.96%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.96%) Toad
2 1 (1.96%) Selenium
2 1 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Retail
3 3 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Analyst
2 9 (17.65%) Server Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Designer
4 6 (11.76%) Storage Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Developer
5 5 (9.80%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (9.80%) Risk Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Information Manager
5 5 (9.80%) Server Support
5 5 (9.80%) Information Risk Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Designer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Storage Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 5 (9.80%) XML
3 5 (9.80%) WCF
3 5 (9.80%) AppFabric
4 3 (5.88%) LAMP
5 2 (3.92%) Middleware
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) Open Source
2 6 (11.76%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Linux
1 14 (27.45%) Windows 7
2 11 (21.57%) UNIX
3 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.80%) CentOS
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.96%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.76%) Risk Management
2 6 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 5 (9.80%) SOA
3 5 (9.80%) Information Management
3 5 (9.80%) Identity Management
4 4 (7.84%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
5 3 (5.88%) Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) Test Automation
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
7 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL
7 1 (1.96%) Manual Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Automated Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.96%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) Java
2 8 (15.69%) C#
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) C++
5 1 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) XenServer
2 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Ansible
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) Oracle
2 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.57%) Google
4 9 (17.65%) Cisco
5 8 (15.69%) Citrix
6 7 (13.73%) VMware
7 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
7 5 (9.80%) hybris
8 4 (7.84%) ServiceNow
8 4 (7.84%) HP
9 2 (3.92%) Remedy
10 1 (1.96%) BMC
10 1 (1.96%) Novell
10 1 (1.96%) Lotus
10 1 (1.96%) IBM
10 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.96%) AppSense