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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 65 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 14.16% 12.14% 11.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.65% 73.91% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 4 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.53% +18.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £370 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £414 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £11.80 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
92 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.04% 16.43% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 7
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 4
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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 +7 46 £290 -29.26% 9
Kettering -1 3 £285 - 1
Wellingborough - - - -
Brackley - - - -
Corby - - - - 1
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 47 (37.60%) Windows 7
2 45 (36.00%) MS Office
3 41 (32.80%) Windows XP
4 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
4 29 (23.20%) Active Directory
5 26 (20.80%) ITIL
6 25 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 20 (16.00%) Linux
8 18 (14.40%) UNIX
9 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (12.80%) SQL
11 14 (11.20%) C#
12 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
12 13 (10.40%) LAN
12 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
12 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
12 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (9.60%) VMware
13 12 (9.60%) Finance
13 12 (9.60%) .NET
14 11 (8.80%) MS Exchange
14 11 (8.80%) Migration
14 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
14 11 (8.80%) SCCM
15 10 (8.00%) Google
15 10 (8.00%) Blackberry
15 10 (8.00%) Cisco
15 10 (8.00%) Dell
15 10 (8.00%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 11 (8.80%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.20%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.40%) Tomcat
4 6 (4.80%) Apache
5 5 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.20%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.40%) Lync
8 2 (1.60%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (1.60%) nginx
8 2 (1.60%) IIS
8 2 (1.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 45 (36.00%) MS Office
2 25 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Office 365
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) SaaS
2 3 (2.40%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.80%) PaaS
3 1 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.40%) LAN
2 8 (6.40%) WAN
3 6 (4.80%) SAN
4 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.40%) DNS
5 3 (2.40%) DHCP
5 3 (2.40%) Firewall
6 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.60%) Broadband
7 1 (0.80%) SMTP
7 1 (0.80%) VoIP
7 1 (0.80%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.80%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.80%) Network Security
7 1 (0.80%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) MySQL
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.20%) Subversion
3 6 (4.80%) Selenium
3 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.80%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.00%) JUnit
5 2 (1.60%) ClearCase
5 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.60%) JIRA
5 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.60%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.80%) Ant
6 1 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (9.60%) Finance
2 8 (6.40%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 34 (27.20%) Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Service Analyst
2 24 (19.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (10.40%) Developer
4 11 (8.80%) 1st Line Support
5 10 (8.00%) Desktop Support
6 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
6 9 (7.20%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.20%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (5.60%) Automation Tester
7 7 (5.60%) Tester
8 6 (4.80%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Architect
9 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Service Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.60%) .NET
2 9 (7.20%) ASP.NET
3 8 (6.40%) Web Services
4 6 (4.80%) XML
4 6 (4.80%) XSLT
5 4 (3.20%) J2EE
5 4 (3.20%) HTML
5 4 (3.20%) HTML5
6 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.60%) Android SDK
7 2 (1.60%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (1.60%) jQuery
7 2 (1.60%) RESTful
7 2 (1.60%) iOS SDK
7 2 (1.60%) CSS3
7 2 (1.60%) Laravel
7 2 (1.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.80%) Middleware
8 1 (0.80%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.20%) iPhone
4 6 (4.80%) NHS
4 6 (4.80%) Open Source
5 5 (4.00%) Clustering
5 5 (4.00%) PKI
6 4 (3.20%) iPad
7 3 (2.40%) Blog
8 1 (0.80%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.80%) User Experience
8 1 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 47 (37.60%) Windows 7
2 41 (32.80%) Windows XP
3 20 (16.00%) Linux
4 18 (14.40%) UNIX
5 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.20%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.20%) Android
10 3 (2.40%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.60%) CentOS
11 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.80%) AIX
12 1 (0.80%) HPUX
12 1 (0.80%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) ITIL
2 17 (13.60%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.80%) Migration
4 7 (5.60%) Workflow
4 7 (5.60%) Test Automation
5 6 (4.80%) Data Analysis
5 6 (4.80%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.80%) UML
5 6 (4.80%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.80%) Change Management
6 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.00%) MVC
6 5 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.00%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.20%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.20%) Service Management
7 4 (3.20%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.40%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.40%) Project Management
8 3 (2.40%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) SQL
2 14 (11.20%) C#
3 13 (10.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (8.00%) Java
5 5 (4.00%) C++
5 5 (4.00%) Delphi
5 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.20%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.40%) VBScript
8 2 (1.60%) VB
8 2 (1.60%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.80%) REXX
9 1 (0.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (10.40%) SC Cleared
1 13 (10.40%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.20%) VCP4
2 4 (3.20%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.40%) Dell Certification
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.80%) MCITP
5 1 (0.80%) MCP
5 1 (0.80%) MCSE
5 1 (0.80%) CCNP
5 1 (0.80%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) BS15000
3 1 (0.80%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (23.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.40%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.80%) NFS
4 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) SCCM
2 7 (5.60%) SCOM
3 4 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.40%) Control-M
5 2 (1.60%) OVSD
5 2 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.80%) Ansible
6 1 (0.80%) WSUS
6 1 (0.80%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.80%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.60%) VMware
3 10 (8.00%) Google
3 10 (8.00%) Dell
3 10 (8.00%) Cisco
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle
5 5 (4.00%) HP
5 5 (4.00%) NetApp
5 5 (4.00%) Axway
5 5 (4.00%) hybris
6 3 (2.40%) Remedy
6 3 (2.40%) BMC
7 2 (1.60%) Citrix
7 2 (1.60%) Lotus
7 2 (1.60%) Apple
7 2 (1.60%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.60%) SAP
7 2 (1.60%) Zend
7 2 (1.60%) Dell KACE
8 1 (0.80%) Websense
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