The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 19 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 23 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 6.53% 3.08% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.10% 31.82% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate £300 £110 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.50 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.61% 9.69% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 30
Average daily rate £400 £135 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Northamptonshire region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Northamptonshire region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -5 9 £300 +172.72% 1
Kettering - 1 - -
Daventry - - - -
Windows 7
East Midlands

Windows 7
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows XP
3 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
4 17 (43.59%) Novell
5 12 (30.77%) MS Office
6 11 (28.21%) Migration
7 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
8 3 (7.69%) Citrix
8 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
9 2 (5.13%) X-Windows
9 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
9 2 (5.13%) Finance
10 1 (2.56%) Scrum
10 1 (2.56%) Retail
10 1 (2.56%) SCCM
10 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (2.56%) iPad
10 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
10 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
10 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
10 1 (2.56%) VPN
10 1 (2.56%) Apple
10 1 (2.56%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.56%) Internet
10 1 (2.56%) Blackberry

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Windows 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
General
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (12.82%) Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (10.26%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
4 2 (5.13%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) IT Support
5 1 (2.56%) Build Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Thin Client
1 3 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Migration
2 1 (2.56%) Scrum
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
2 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Novell
2 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (2.56%) Apple