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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 8 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 63 22 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.68% 7.28% 13.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.32% 56.41% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 15 25
Median daily rate £200 £330 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +43.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £161 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £425 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £9.25 £10.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -12.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.25 £10.14 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
95 39 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 19.11% 12.91% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 30 32
Median daily rate £325 £330 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 18 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +13 52 £200 -25.23% 8
Wellingborough 0 2 £155 -53.03%
Kettering - 2 £180 -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 40 (38.83%) Active Directory
2 38 (36.89%) ITIL
3 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
4 34 (33.01%) Windows 7
5 30 (29.13%) MS Office
6 27 (26.21%) SCCM
7 26 (25.24%) Windows Server
8 22 (21.36%) Windows 10
9 21 (20.39%) Windows XP
10 20 (19.42%) MS Excel
11 19 (18.45%) Linux
12 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (14.56%) Unified Communications
14 15 (14.56%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (14.56%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (14.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 15 (14.56%) Data Loss Prevention
15 14 (13.59%) Intel Security
16 12 (11.65%) Application Packaging
16 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
16 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
17 11 (10.68%) High Availability
17 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
18 10 (9.71%) SQL
18 10 (9.71%) Citrix
18 10 (9.71%) BitLocker
19 9 (8.74%) OneDrive
19 9 (8.74%) VMware
19 9 (8.74%) MS Exchange

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 12 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.74%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.88%) IIS
4 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.97%) nginx
5 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (29.13%) MS Office
2 20 (19.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Endur
1 1 (0.97%) Findur
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) OneDrive
2 6 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.85%) Office 365
4 4 (3.88%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (3.88%) Amazon S3
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.94%) IaaS
5 2 (1.94%) PaaS
6 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) Unified Communications
2 8 (7.77%) DNS
3 7 (6.80%) SAN
4 6 (5.83%) NAS
5 3 (2.91%) DHCP
5 3 (2.91%) Intranet
5 3 (2.91%) LAN
5 3 (2.91%) WAN
6 2 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.94%) Skype
6 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.97%) 3G
7 1 (0.97%) AMQP
7 1 (0.97%) Firewall
7 1 (0.97%) HTTP
7 1 (0.97%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.97%) LDAP
7 1 (0.97%) SSL
7 1 (0.97%) VPN
7 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.88%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (3.88%) MySQL
2 4 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.97%) DB2
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.97%) Power BI
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.88%) GitLab
1 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.91%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.91%) IntelliJ
2 3 (2.91%) JBehave
2 3 (2.91%) JIRA
2 3 (2.91%) JUnit
2 3 (2.91%) Maven
2 3 (2.91%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.97%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.97%) Selenium
3 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.83%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Windows Engineer
2 24 (23.30%) Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) Support Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) Service Analyst
4 14 (13.59%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (13.59%) Service Desk Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) Windows Support Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Architect
8 7 (6.80%) SCCM Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) IT Support
10 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) .NET
2 4 (3.88%) HTML
2 4 (3.88%) JSON
3 3 (2.91%) HTML5
3 3 (2.91%) JAXB
3 3 (2.91%) SAX
3 3 (2.91%) Spring
3 3 (2.91%) XML
3 3 (2.91%) XSLT
4 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.97%) Kafka
5 1 (0.97%) Node.js
5 1 (0.97%) REST
5 1 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.80%) Clustering
2 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.88%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.88%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.91%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.97%) BYOD
6 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) RIA
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Windows 7
2 26 (25.24%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.36%) Windows 10
4 21 (20.39%) Windows XP
5 19 (18.45%) Linux
6 17 (16.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.85%) Android
9 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
10 4 (3.88%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (2.91%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.91%) Unix
11 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.97%) AIX
12 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) ITIL
2 15 (14.56%) Data Loss Prevention
2 15 (14.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 15 (14.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (11.65%) Application Packaging
4 11 (10.68%) High Availability
5 9 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.77%) Asset Management
6 8 (7.77%) Data Protection
6 8 (7.77%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.80%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.80%) Project Management
7 7 (6.80%) SDLC
8 5 (4.85%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (4.85%) DevOps
8 5 (4.85%) ITSM
8 5 (4.85%) Service Management
8 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) SQL
2 6 (5.83%) C#
3 5 (4.85%) C
3 5 (4.85%) Python
4 4 (3.88%) C++
5 3 (2.91%) Java
6 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) Go
7 1 (0.97%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.97%) PHP
7 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (14.56%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (7.77%) Degree
3 4 (3.88%) DBS Check
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.91%) MCSE
5 1 (0.97%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.97%) CCNA
5 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.97%) CISM
5 1 (0.97%) CISSP
5 1 (0.97%) MCITP
5 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.88%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (38.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.71%) BitLocker
3 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.94%) XenApp
5 1 (0.97%) Docker
5 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (26.21%) SCCM
2 4 (3.88%) Ansible
2 4 (3.88%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.94%) SCOM
3 2 (1.94%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.97%) Consul
4 1 (0.97%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.59%) Intel Security
3 10 (9.71%) Citrix
4 9 (8.74%) VMware
5 6 (5.83%) Webroot
6 5 (4.85%) Oracle
7 4 (3.88%) BMC
7 4 (3.88%) Cisco
7 4 (3.88%) Dell
8 3 (2.91%) EMC
8 3 (2.91%) NetApp
8 3 (2.91%) Perforce
9 2 (1.94%) HP
10 1 (0.97%) Apple
10 1 (0.97%) Bloomberg
10 1 (0.97%) Murex
10 1 (0.97%) Novell
10 1 (0.97%) Remedy
10 1 (0.97%) Reuters
10 1 (0.97%) Teradata