The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 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 over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 56 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.36% 12.12% 10.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.30% 57.73% 59.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 8
Average daily rate £356 £320 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -16.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £222 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £585 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 11
Average hourly rate - £11.88 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
71 97 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 18.98% 21.00% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 52 29
Average daily rate £350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 11
Average hourly rate £33.75 £12.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £14.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -4 20 £375 +15.38% 9
Kettering +3 4 £338 +18.42% 2
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 27 (48.21%) Windows Server
2 24 (42.86%) VMware
3 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
4 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 15 (26.79%) Linux
6 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
8 12 (21.43%) SAN
9 11 (19.64%) Cisco
9 11 (19.64%) MS Office
9 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
9 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (17.86%) ITIL
11 9 (16.07%) SQL
11 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
12 8 (14.29%) Dell
12 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
13 7 (12.50%) EMC
13 7 (12.50%) Citrix
13 7 (12.50%) HP
13 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 7 (12.50%) DNS
13 7 (12.50%) Unix
13 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 7 (12.50%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.36%) IBM Domino
4 3 (5.36%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.57%) IIS
6 1 (1.79%) CMS
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) SAN
2 7 (12.50%) DNS
2 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.71%) DHCP
4 4 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) Internet
5 2 (3.57%) Network Security
5 2 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.79%) Intranet
6 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.79%) NAS
6 1 (1.79%) VoIP
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) MySQL
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) SSDT
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.79%) DTS
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) GitLab
1 5 (8.93%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Banking
2 2 (3.57%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Unix Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Unix Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Hardware Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) Middleware
3 3 (5.36%) WinForms
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) Clustering
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.36%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
5 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.79%) iPhone
5 1 (1.79%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows Server
2 15 (26.79%) Linux
3 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (12.50%) Unix
7 5 (8.93%) AIX
7 5 (8.93%) Solaris
8 4 (7.14%) Android
9 2 (3.57%) CentOS
9 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.79%) Fedora
10 1 (1.79%) SUSE
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) High Availability
2 6 (10.71%) Migration
2 6 (10.71%) Service Management
3 5 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (8.93%) DevOps
4 4 (7.14%) Change Management
4 4 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 4 (7.14%) SDLC
4 4 (7.14%) Server Building
4 4 (7.14%) Service Desk Management
5 2 (3.57%) ERP
5 2 (3.57%) MVC
5 2 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) C#
2 4 (7.14%) VB.NET
3 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.79%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) CCNA
3 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.36%) MCSA
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCDST
6 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.79%) RHCE
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) NFS
4 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) Ansible
1 5 (8.93%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.93%) Puppet
1 5 (8.93%) Salt
2 4 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (7.14%) Foglight
2 4 (7.14%) nmon
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.79%) OVSD
4 1 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) VMware
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) Cisco
4 8 (14.29%) Dell
5 7 (12.50%) Citrix
5 7 (12.50%) EMC
5 7 (12.50%) HP
5 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.93%) IBM
6 5 (8.93%) Intel
7 4 (7.14%) Sun
8 3 (5.36%) Lotus
8 3 (5.36%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.79%) Apple
10 1 (1.79%) Brocade
10 1 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (1.79%) Oracle
10 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL