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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 8.24% 12.61% 8.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 70.97% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 15
Median daily rate £331 £289 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -27.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £213 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £429 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Median hourly rate £14.25 £11.09 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.55% -20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £18.78 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
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
62 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.49% 17.77% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 24
Median daily rate £338 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £472 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Median hourly rate £14.25 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.13 £19.00 £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -12 17 £350 +16.66% 6
Wellingborough 0 4 £300 -
Kettering - 4 £350 - 2
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
1 23 (38.98%) VMware
2 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
3 15 (25.42%) ITIL
4 14 (23.73%) MS Office
5 13 (22.03%) SQL
5 13 (22.03%) Linux
5 13 (22.03%) SAN
6 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
7 11 (18.64%) Cisco
8 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange
8 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (15.25%) Service Management
9 9 (15.25%) HP
10 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
10 8 (13.56%) Firewall
11 7 (11.86%) C#
11 7 (11.86%) .NET
11 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
11 7 (11.86%) EMC
11 7 (11.86%) DNS
11 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
11 7 (11.86%) SDLC
12 6 (10.17%) High Availability

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 10 (16.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
4 3 (5.08%) CMS
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.08%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Office
2 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Endur
1 1 (1.69%) Findur
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) SAN
2 8 (13.56%) Firewall
3 7 (11.86%) DNS
4 6 (10.17%) DHCP
4 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.78%) LAN
6 3 (5.08%) Intranet
7 2 (3.39%) DMZ
7 2 (3.39%) Extranet
7 2 (3.39%) Internet
7 2 (3.39%) NAS
7 2 (3.39%) Network Security
7 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.39%) Wireless
8 1 (1.69%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.69%) VLAN
8 1 (1.69%) VoIP
8 1 (1.69%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) MySQL
3 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.08%) SSDT
5 1 (1.69%) DTS
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.47%) GitLab
2 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Analyst
2 6 (10.17%) Developer
2 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Technical Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) IT Manager
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
4 4 (6.78%) Consultant
4 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Unix Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Unix Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Hardware Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) .NET
2 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
2 4 (6.78%) HTML
2 4 (6.78%) Middleware
2 4 (6.78%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.08%) Ajax
3 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.08%) Backbone.js
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) Entity Framework
3 3 (5.08%) jQuery
3 3 (5.08%) JSON
3 3 (5.08%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (5.08%) LINQ
3 3 (5.08%) REST
3 3 (5.08%) WCF
3 3 (5.08%) WinForms
3 3 (5.08%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Clustering
3 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.08%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.08%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.08%) User Experience
4 2 (3.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.69%) iSeries
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) RIA
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows Server
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.64%) Windows 7
5 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.17%) Unix
7 6 (10.17%) Windows XP
8 5 (8.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (8.47%) Solaris
9 4 (6.78%) AIX
10 3 (5.08%) Android
10 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
11 2 (3.39%) CentOS
11 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.69%) Fedora
12 1 (1.69%) SUSE
12 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Service Management
3 7 (11.86%) SDLC
4 6 (10.17%) High Availability
5 5 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps
6 4 (6.78%) Change Management
6 4 (6.78%) Migration
6 4 (6.78%) Project Planning
7 3 (5.08%) BDD
7 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.08%) Domain-Driven Design
7 3 (5.08%) ITSM
7 3 (5.08%) OO
7 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.08%) Service Desk Management
7 3 (5.08%) SOLID
7 3 (5.08%) TDD
7 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) T-SQL
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
6 3 (5.08%) VBScript
7 1 (1.69%) Java
7 1 (1.69%) PHP
7 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) CCNA
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) MCSA
6 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.69%) RHCE
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.69%) NFS
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) Ansible
1 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.47%) Puppet
1 5 (8.47%) Salt
2 4 (6.78%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (6.78%) Foglight
2 4 (6.78%) nmon
2 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) OVSD
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
1 23 (38.98%) VMware
2 11 (18.64%) Cisco
3 9 (15.25%) HP
4 7 (11.86%) EMC
5 6 (10.17%) Citrix
5 6 (10.17%) Dell
5 6 (10.17%) IBM
6 5 (8.47%) Intel
6 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.78%) Sun
7 4 (6.78%) Twitter
8 3 (5.08%) Lotus
8 3 (5.08%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (5.08%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.39%) NetApp
9 2 (3.39%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.69%) BMC
10 1 (1.69%) Murex
10 1 (1.69%) Reuters