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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 11 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 12.79% 9.63% 13.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.68% 75.00% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 5
Average daily rate
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£315 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £308 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £580 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.20 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
37 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 16.89% 12.84% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 7
Average daily rate £407 £400 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% +64.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £330 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £600 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.20 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 37 (50.68%) MS Office
2 25 (34.25%) Windows 7
3 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
4 21 (28.77%) Windows XP
5 16 (21.92%) Linux
6 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
7 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
7 14 (19.18%) VMware
7 14 (19.18%) UNIX
7 14 (19.18%) ITIL
8 13 (17.81%) SQL
8 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
9 12 (16.44%) Finance
10 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
11 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (13.70%) Banking
11 10 (13.70%) Service Management
11 10 (13.70%) HP
11 10 (13.70%) Cisco
12 9 (12.33%) NetApp
12 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
13 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
13 8 (10.96%) OVSD
14 7 (9.59%) Subversion
14 7 (9.59%) Google
14 7 (9.59%) ITSM
14 7 (9.59%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (1.37%) Lync
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) Node.js
Applications
1 37 (50.68%) MS Office
2 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) SaaS
1 3 (4.11%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.37%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) LAN
1 6 (8.22%) BIG-IP
1 6 (8.22%) iSCSI
2 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.74%) DHCP
3 2 (2.74%) DNS
4 1 (1.37%) IPv4
4 1 (1.37%) SAN
4 1 (1.37%) VLAN
4 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) MySQL
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.37%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.37%) DB2
2 1 (1.37%) DTS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.59%) Subversion
3 3 (4.11%) Selenium
3 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.74%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.37%) ProC
5 1 (1.37%) Ant
5 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.88%) Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Service Analyst
2 15 (20.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (10.96%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (9.59%) Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Tester
6 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 5 (6.85%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.48%) Virtualisation Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) MySQL DBA
9 2 (2.74%) Selenium Tester
9 2 (2.74%) Design Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
1 6 (8.22%) XML
2 5 (6.85%) XSLT
2 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET
2 5 (6.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) CSS
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.37%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.48%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.48%) iPhone
4 3 (4.11%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Clustering
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Windows 7
2 21 (28.77%) Windows XP
3 16 (21.92%) Linux
4 14 (19.18%) UNIX
5 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.22%) CentOS
7 6 (8.22%) Ubuntu
8 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.74%) Android
9 2 (2.74%) AIX
9 2 (2.74%) Solaris
10 1 (1.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) ITIL
2 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.70%) Service Management
4 7 (9.59%) ITSM
4 7 (9.59%) Problem Management
4 7 (9.59%) Change Control
5 6 (8.22%) Capacity Management
5 6 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) UML
7 4 (5.48%) Change Management
7 4 (5.48%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.48%) Open Source
7 4 (5.48%) ITIL V3
8 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.11%) Workflow
8 3 (4.11%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.74%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) SQL
2 8 (10.96%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.22%) C#
4 3 (4.11%) Java
4 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.74%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) REXX
6 1 (1.37%) Korn
6 1 (1.37%) VBScript
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (20.55%) Security Cleared
2 14 (19.18%) SC Cleared
3 10 (13.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) MCP
5 1 (1.37%) ISEB
5 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) BS15000
2 1 (1.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) NFS
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) OVSD
2 5 (6.85%) SCCM
3 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.74%) SCOM
4 2 (2.74%) Control-M
5 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.37%) Puppet
5 1 (1.37%) Ansible
5 1 (1.37%) WSUS
5 1 (1.37%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) VMware
3 10 (13.70%) HP
3 10 (13.70%) Cisco
4 9 (12.33%) NetApp
5 7 (9.59%) Google
5 7 (9.59%) Citrix
6 6 (8.22%) F5
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle
8 3 (4.11%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.74%) Lotus
9 2 (2.74%) SAP
10 1 (1.37%) IBM
10 1 (1.37%) BMC
10 1 (1.37%) Sun
10 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.37%) Remedy
10 1 (1.37%) Perforce
10 1 (1.37%) hybris
10 1 (1.37%) Axway