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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 52 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 14.05% 7.02% 8.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.18% 54.05% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 6
Average daily rate
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£285 £193 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.05% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £129 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £27.75 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
85 37 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.97% 12.98% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 13
Average daily rate £313 £225 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -3.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £138 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Average hourly rate £12.42 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
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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 +15 28 £338 +92.85% 14
Kettering - 1 - - 1
Brackley - 1 £300 -
Daventry - - - - 2
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 38 (41.30%) Windows 7
2 31 (33.70%) Windows XP
3 24 (26.09%) MS Office
4 22 (23.91%) Linux
5 21 (22.83%) Oracle
5 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
5 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
6 17 (18.48%) LAN
6 17 (18.48%) MySQL
6 17 (18.48%) Apache
6 17 (18.48%) Tomcat
7 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
7 16 (17.39%) WAN
8 14 (15.22%) Cisco
8 14 (15.22%) Open Source
9 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (14.13%) UNIX
10 12 (13.04%) Java
10 12 (13.04%) SAN
10 12 (13.04%) Google Apps
10 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (13.04%) Google
11 11 (11.96%) Hyper-V
11 11 (11.96%) VMware
12 10 (10.87%) Citrix
12 10 (10.87%) ITIL
12 10 (10.87%) Windows Vista
13 9 (9.78%) SCCM
13 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
13 9 (9.78%) Dell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 17 (18.48%) Apache
1 17 (18.48%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.17%) nginx
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (26.09%) MS Office
2 16 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.17%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.17%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.04%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.09%) IaaS
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.48%) LAN
2 16 (17.39%) WAN
3 12 (13.04%) SAN
4 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.26%) DHCP
5 3 (3.26%) DNS
5 3 (3.26%) Wireless
6 2 (2.17%) Firewall
6 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.17%) Broadband
6 2 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) MPLS
7 1 (1.09%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.09%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) MySQL
2 9 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.09%) DTS
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.17%) Toad
2 2 (2.17%) Subversion
2 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) Selenium
3 1 (1.09%) MSI
3 1 (1.09%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.09%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (8.70%) Retail
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Retail Banking
3 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Support Analyst
3 14 (15.22%) Desktop Support
3 14 (15.22%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 11 (11.96%) Desktop Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Server Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (7.61%) Service Analyst
7 7 (7.61%) Developer
8 6 (6.52%) Server Support
8 6 (6.52%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (6.52%) Deskside Support
8 6 (6.52%) Deskside Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Deskside Support Analyst
8 6 (6.52%) Storage Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) .NET
2 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.35%) HTML
3 4 (4.35%) HTML5
4 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 3 (3.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.26%) LAMP
5 2 (2.17%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (2.17%) jQuery
5 2 (2.17%) RESTful
5 2 (2.17%) CSS
5 2 (2.17%) Android SDK
5 2 (2.17%) iOS SDK
5 2 (2.17%) CSS3
5 2 (2.17%) Laravel
6 1 (1.09%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (1.09%) AppFabric
6 1 (1.09%) XML
6 1 (1.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Open Source
2 5 (5.43%) Mainframe
2 5 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) NHS
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) Blog
5 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 2 (2.17%) PDA
5 2 (2.17%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (41.30%) Windows 7
2 31 (33.70%) Windows XP
3 22 (23.91%) Linux
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.13%) UNIX
5 10 (10.87%) Windows Vista
6 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.61%) CentOS
9 3 (3.26%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.17%) Android
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.09%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.87%) ITIL
3 7 (7.61%) E-Commerce
4 5 (5.43%) Information Management
4 5 (5.43%) Identity Management
4 5 (5.43%) MVC
4 5 (5.43%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.26%) Workflow
5 3 (3.26%) Migration
5 3 (3.26%) Scrum
5 3 (3.26%) Service Management
5 3 (3.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.26%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (2.17%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.17%) Android Development
6 2 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.17%) Project Management
6 2 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) Java
2 8 (8.70%) C#
3 5 (5.43%) SQL
4 2 (2.17%) Objective-C
4 2 (2.17%) C++
4 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.17%) C
5 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) Dell Certification
2 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) ISEB
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCSE
5 1 (1.09%) CCNA
5 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.52%) XenServer
5 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.09%) XenApp
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 4 (4.35%) SCOM
4 3 (3.26%) Ansible
5 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.17%) WSUS
6 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.09%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Oracle
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.22%) Cisco
3 12 (13.04%) Google
4 11 (11.96%) VMware
5 10 (10.87%) Citrix
6 9 (9.78%) Dell
7 7 (7.61%) HP
8 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.52%) hybris
9 4 (4.35%) ServiceNow
9 4 (4.35%) Novell
10 2 (2.17%) Lotus
10 2 (2.17%) Remedy
10 2 (2.17%) Zend
11 1 (1.09%) Dell KACE
11 1 (1.09%) F5
11 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.09%) AppSense
11 1 (1.09%) Apple
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