The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.71% 9.35% 10.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 65.00% 64.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 26
Average daily rate
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£355 £238 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.47% -4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £107 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £314 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £10.45 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £17.40 £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.14% 14.39% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 34
Average daily rate £300 £314 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £142 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -14.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.40 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
East Midlands

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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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 -1 23 £400 +64.10% 10
Daventry - 1 - - 2
Kettering - - - - 1
Towcester - - - - 1
Wellingborough - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 32 (43.24%) Windows 7
2 28 (37.84%) Windows XP
3 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
4 16 (21.62%) Novell
4 16 (21.62%) UNIX
5 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
6 12 (16.22%) Mainframe
7 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
7 11 (14.86%) MS Office
8 10 (13.51%) .NET
8 10 (13.51%) Migration
9 9 (12.16%) Finance
9 9 (12.16%) C#
10 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
10 8 (10.81%) Retail
11 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.46%) Oracle
11 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (9.46%) SCCM
12 6 (8.11%) WCF
12 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (8.11%) AppFabric
12 6 (8.11%) SOA
12 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
12 6 (8.11%) XML
12 6 (8.11%) SQL
12 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.41%) Apache
2 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) DNN
5 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.35%) CMS
5 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.70%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.70%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) LAN
1 5 (6.76%) WAN
2 3 (4.05%) VPN
2 3 (4.05%) Wireless
3 2 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.35%) NAS
4 1 (1.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (5.41%) MySQL
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.70%) DTS
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.35%) Informix
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Toad
2 1 (1.35%) MSI
2 1 (1.35%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.35%) Moq
2 1 (1.35%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Retail
3 5 (6.76%) Banking
4 3 (4.05%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.92%) Analyst
2 8 (10.81%) Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.11%) BizTalk Developer
5 5 (6.76%) Information Risk Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Risk Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Information Manager
5 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) Configuration Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.41%) Server Support
6 4 (5.41%) Server Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.05%) Desktop Team Leader
7 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) .NET
2 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.11%) AppFabric
3 6 (8.11%) XML
3 6 (8.11%) WCF
4 1 (1.35%) LINQ
4 1 (1.35%) jQuery
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.35%) HTML5
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (1.35%) WinForms
4 1 (1.35%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (1.35%) CSS
4 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Mainframe
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Chip and PIN
3 4 (5.41%) Open Source
4 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Tandem
5 1 (1.35%) PDA
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.24%) Windows 7
2 28 (37.84%) Windows XP
3 16 (21.62%) UNIX
4 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.76%) Linux
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.05%) CentOS
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) Migration
2 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
3 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.11%) SOA
4 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.76%) Scrum
4 5 (6.76%) Identity Management
4 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.76%) Information Management
4 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.41%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (4.05%) Project Management
6 3 (4.05%) Service Management
6 3 (4.05%) ITIL
7 2 (2.70%) Change Control
8 1 (1.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.35%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.35%) Black-Box Testing
8 1 (1.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.16%) C#
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) Degree
1 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.35%) ISEB
2 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.70%) COBIT
3 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.05%) XenServer
4 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.35%) XenApp
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
3 1 (1.35%) Control-M
3 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (21.62%) Novell
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) Oracle
4 5 (6.76%) Citrix
5 3 (4.05%) Cisco
5 3 (4.05%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.05%) Google
5 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.70%) VMware
6 2 (2.70%) HP
6 2 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (1.35%) BMC
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) AppSense
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) hybris
7 1 (1.35%) F5
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