The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.45% 11.46% 9.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.74% 61.97% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 8
Median daily rate £356 £320 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -13.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £178 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £513 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 10
Median hourly rate £11.00 £11.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.63% +1.66%
Windows
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
78 71 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 21.25% 18.49% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 35 26
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £11.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.88% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £10.20 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.00 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -7 17 £400 +25.00% 13
Kettering - 5 £338 - 2
Wellingborough -1 1 £300 -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 27 (45.00%) Windows Server
2 24 (40.00%) VMware
3 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (25.00%) Linux
6 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (21.67%) SAN
8 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 11 (18.33%) Cisco
9 11 (18.33%) ITIL
9 11 (18.33%) SQL
9 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (15.00%) MS Office
12 8 (13.33%) .NET
12 8 (13.33%) Dell
12 8 (13.33%) Firewall
12 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
13 7 (11.67%) SDLC
13 7 (11.67%) EMC
13 7 (11.67%) Citrix
13 7 (11.67%) HP
13 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
13 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
13 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
13 7 (11.67%) DNS
13 7 (11.67%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.00%) CMS
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.33%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Office
2 7 (11.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) SAN
2 8 (13.33%) Firewall
3 7 (11.67%) DNS
3 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (5.00%) Intranet
7 2 (3.33%) DMZ
7 2 (3.33%) Extranet
7 2 (3.33%) Internet
7 2 (3.33%) Network Security
7 2 (3.33%) Wireless
8 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.67%) NAS
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
8 1 (1.67%) VoIP
8 1 (1.67%) VPN
8 1 (1.67%) WAN
8 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) MySQL
3 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.00%) SSDT
5 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.67%) DTS
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.33%) GitLab
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Developer
3 6 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Hardware Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.67%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Unix Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.67%) HTML
2 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 4 (6.67%) Web Services
3 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.00%) Ajax
3 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.00%) Backbone.js
3 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
3 3 (5.00%) HTML5
3 3 (5.00%) jQuery
3 3 (5.00%) JSON
3 3 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (5.00%) LINQ
3 3 (5.00%) REST
3 3 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (5.00%) WCF
3 3 (5.00%) WinForms
3 3 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Smartphone
3 4 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.67%) Clustering
4 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.00%) EMC VNX
4 3 (5.00%) User Experience
5 2 (3.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.67%) iPhone
6 1 (1.67%) iSeries
6 1 (1.67%) NHS
6 1 (1.67%) PMI
6 1 (1.67%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Windows Server
2 15 (25.00%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (11.67%) Unix
6 7 (11.67%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.33%) AIX
7 5 (8.33%) Solaris
8 4 (6.67%) Android
9 2 (3.33%) CentOS
9 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.67%) Fedora
10 1 (1.67%) SUSE
10 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) SDLC
3 6 (10.00%) High Availability
3 6 (10.00%) Service Management
4 5 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (8.33%) DevOps
4 5 (8.33%) Migration
5 4 (6.67%) Change Management
5 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.67%) Service Desk Management
6 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.00%) BDD
6 3 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (5.00%) OO
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.00%) Server Building
6 3 (5.00%) SOLID
6 3 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C#
3 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.00%) VBScript
7 1 (1.67%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.33%) MCSE
2 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) CCNA
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCSA
5 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.67%) RHCE
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Server
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) NFS
4 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Ansible
1 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.33%) Puppet
1 5 (8.33%) Salt
2 4 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (6.67%) Foglight
2 4 (6.67%) nmon
3 3 (5.00%) SCOM
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
5 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.67%) OVSD
5 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) VMware
2 21 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.33%) Cisco
4 8 (13.33%) Dell
5 7 (11.67%) Citrix
5 7 (11.67%) EMC
5 7 (11.67%) HP
5 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.33%) IBM
6 5 (8.33%) Intel
7 4 (6.67%) Sun
7 4 (6.67%) Twitter
8 3 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.33%) Lotus
9 2 (3.33%) NetApp
9 2 (3.33%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.67%) Brocade
10 1 (1.67%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.67%) Veeam