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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 17 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 11 47 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 6.04% 16.67% 11.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.89% 85.45% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 7
Average daily rate £335 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £117 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £575 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £8.50 £10.59 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% -21.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
19 55 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 10.44% 19.50% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 12
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £575 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £8.50 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (33.33%) MS Office
2 16 (31.37%) Linux
2 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
3 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 11 (21.57%) DevOps
5 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.69%) VMware
6 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
6 8 (15.69%) SQL
7 7 (13.73%) MySQL
7 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
7 7 (13.73%) GitLab
7 7 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (13.73%) Puppet
7 7 (13.73%) High Availability
7 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (13.73%) Ansible
8 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
8 6 (11.76%) Unix
8 6 (11.76%) Oracle
8 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 6 (11.76%) Migration
9 5 (9.80%) Finance
9 5 (9.80%) Banking
9 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
9 5 (9.80%) Web Services
9 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (9.80%) SDLC
10 4 (7.84%) Terraform

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.92%) IIS
4 2 (3.92%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.96%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
Applications
1 17 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) SAN
2 3 (5.88%) LAN
2 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) MySQL
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.96%) Informix
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) GitLab
2 6 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.92%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.80%) Banking
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Service Analyst
2 10 (19.61%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Applications Support
4 4 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Designer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Support
6 2 (3.92%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Unix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Web Services
2 4 (7.84%) .NET
3 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.96%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.96%) LINQ
3 1 (1.96%) Middleware
3 1 (1.96%) WCF
3 1 (1.96%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) AS400
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.96%) PMI
4 1 (1.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Linux
1 16 (31.37%) Windows XP
2 15 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Unix
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.88%) Android
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) AIX
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) DevOps
2 7 (13.73%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (13.73%) High Availability
3 6 (11.76%) Migration
4 5 (9.80%) SDLC
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL
6 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.88%) ITSM
6 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (3.92%) Application Rationalisation
7 2 (3.92%) MVC
7 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
8 1 (1.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) Java
2 2 (3.92%) Perl
2 2 (3.92%) Python
3 1 (1.96%) C#
3 1 (1.96%) VB
3 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCDST
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Ansible
1 7 (13.73%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (13.73%) Puppet
2 4 (7.84%) Terraform
3 3 (5.88%) Salt
4 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) Oracle
4 3 (5.88%) BMC
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
4 3 (5.88%) Novell
4 3 (5.88%) Remedy
5 1 (1.96%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Informatica
5 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com