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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 13.91% 9.55% 11.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.74% 61.29% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £330 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £10.88 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -6.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
62 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 20.53% 15.58% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 6
Average daily rate £385 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £320 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £430 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -6.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 38 (46.34%) MS Office
2 31 (37.80%) Windows 7
3 25 (30.49%) Windows XP
4 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
5 18 (21.95%) MS Excel
6 17 (20.73%) ITIL
7 14 (17.07%) UNIX
7 14 (17.07%) Linux
7 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
8 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
8 13 (15.85%) SQL
9 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
10 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
11 10 (12.20%) Google
12 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
12 9 (10.98%) VMware
12 9 (10.98%) Finance
13 8 (9.76%) .NET
13 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
14 7 (8.54%) iPhone
14 7 (8.54%) C#
14 7 (8.54%) LAN
14 7 (8.54%) Blackberry
14 7 (8.54%) Subversion
15 6 (7.32%) Banking
15 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (7.32%) Cisco
15 6 (7.32%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.88%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.22%) Node.js
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.22%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (46.34%) MS Office
2 18 (21.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) SaaS
1 3 (3.66%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) LAN
2 3 (3.66%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.44%) DNS
3 2 (2.44%) WAN
3 2 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.22%) SMTP
4 1 (1.22%) DHCP
4 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.22%) Firewall
4 1 (1.22%) MPLS
4 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.54%) Subversion
3 6 (7.32%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.32%) Selenium
4 5 (6.10%) JUnit
5 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
5 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.22%) Ant
6 1 (1.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (7.32%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Retail
4 3 (3.66%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Analyst
2 23 (28.05%) Service Analyst
2 23 (28.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (9.76%) Tester
4 7 (8.54%) Automation Tester
4 7 (8.54%) Developer
5 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.10%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (6.10%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.88%) Selenium Tester
7 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) XML
3 5 (6.10%) XSLT
3 5 (6.10%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.10%) Web Services
4 4 (4.88%) J2EE
5 1 (1.22%) OAuth
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.54%) iPhone
2 7 (8.54%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.88%) Open Source
4 2 (2.44%) Clustering
4 2 (2.44%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (2.44%) iPad
4 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
5 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (37.80%) Windows 7
2 25 (30.49%) Windows XP
3 14 (17.07%) UNIX
3 14 (17.07%) Linux
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) CentOS
7 2 (2.44%) Android
8 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.22%) AIX
8 1 (1.22%) HPUX
8 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) ITIL
2 14 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
4 5 (6.10%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.10%) Data Analysis
4 5 (6.10%) UML
5 4 (4.88%) Migration
5 4 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.88%) Change Management
5 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.66%) Service Management
6 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.66%) Workflow
7 2 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.44%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.44%) Dependency Management
7 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.44%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) JavaScript
3 7 (8.54%) C#
4 6 (7.32%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.44%) VBScript
6 2 (2.44%) VB
6 2 (2.44%) C++
6 2 (2.44%) Delphi
6 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.22%) REXX
7 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.66%) MCP
5 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.22%) MCITP
6 1 (1.22%) MCSE
6 1 (1.22%) ISEB
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) BS15000
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.22%) NFS
4 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
2 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.66%) Control-M
3 2 (2.44%) OVSD
4 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
4 1 (1.22%) CA Endevor
4 1 (1.22%) Ansible
4 1 (1.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.20%) Google
3 9 (10.98%) VMware
4 6 (7.32%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) Citrix
5 5 (6.10%) hybris
6 4 (4.88%) HP
6 4 (4.88%) Oracle
7 3 (3.66%) NetApp
8 2 (2.44%) Lotus
8 2 (2.44%) BMC
8 2 (2.44%) SAP
8 2 (2.44%) Axway
8 2 (2.44%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.22%) Dell KACE
9 1 (1.22%) F5
9 1 (1.22%) Apple
9 1 (1.22%) Dell
9 1 (1.22%) Sun
9 1 (1.22%) IBM
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