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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 51 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 14.05% 7.07% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.92% 52.38% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 5
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£318 £171 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.40% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £318 £176
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.56 £27.75 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
74 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.39% 13.50% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 26 12
Average daily rate £231 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.84% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.71 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £20.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +18 33 £363 +126.56% 5
Brackley - 1 £300 - 3
Daventry - 1 - - 1
Kettering - 1 - -
Towcester - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 34 (41.98%) Windows 7
2 23 (28.40%) Windows XP
3 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
4 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 17 (20.99%) Linux
5 17 (20.99%) Oracle
6 16 (19.75%) MS Office
7 15 (18.52%) Tomcat
8 14 (17.28%) UNIX
9 13 (16.05%) MySQL
9 13 (16.05%) Apache
9 13 (16.05%) LAN
10 12 (14.81%) WAN
10 12 (14.81%) Open Source
11 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (13.58%) Google
11 11 (13.58%) Google Apps
11 11 (13.58%) Cisco
12 10 (12.35%) Citrix
12 10 (12.35%) SAN
12 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
12 10 (12.35%) Java
12 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.11%) C#
13 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
13 9 (11.11%) SCCM
13 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
14 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (9.88%) .NET
14 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (18.52%) Tomcat
2 13 (16.05%) Apache
3 5 (6.17%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.47%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.23%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (19.75%) MS Office
2 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.47%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.47%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Google Apps
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) LAN
2 12 (14.81%) WAN
3 10 (12.35%) SAN
4 3 (3.70%) Wireless
5 2 (2.47%) VPN
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.23%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.23%) NAS
6 1 (1.23%) Firewall
6 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) MySQL
2 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.23%) Informix
4 1 (1.23%) DTS
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Toad
1 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (2.47%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
2 1 (1.23%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 8 (9.88%) Retail
2 6 (7.41%) Finance
3 3 (3.70%) Retail Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Analyst
2 14 (17.28%) Support Analyst
3 11 (13.58%) Desktop Support
4 9 (11.11%) Server Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Server Support
6 6 (7.41%) Storage Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Designer
7 5 (6.17%) BizTalk Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Risk Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Information Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Information Risk Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Server Support Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Designer
8 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) .NET
2 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.17%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) WCF
3 5 (6.17%) AppFabric
4 3 (3.70%) LAMP
5 2 (2.47%) Middleware
6 1 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (1.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Open Source
2 6 (7.41%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.70%) Chip and PIN
4 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) NHS
5 2 (2.47%) PDA
6 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.23%) iPhone
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Tandem
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Windows 7
2 23 (28.40%) Windows XP
3 17 (20.99%) Linux
4 14 (17.28%) UNIX
5 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.41%) Windows Vista
7 6 (7.41%) CentOS
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.23%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce
3 6 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 5 (6.17%) Information Management
4 5 (6.17%) SOA
4 5 (6.17%) Identity Management
4 5 (6.17%) Scrum
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL
5 4 (4.94%) Migration
5 4 (4.94%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (3.70%) Service Management
6 3 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.47%) Test Automation
7 2 (2.47%) Change Control
7 2 (2.47%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.47%) Project Management
8 1 (1.23%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.23%) Change Management
8 1 (1.23%) Manual Testing
8 1 (1.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) Java
2 9 (11.11%) C#
3 4 (4.94%) SQL
4 2 (2.47%) C++
4 2 (2.47%) C
5 1 (1.23%) VB
5 1 (1.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.70%) Dell Certification
2 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) Degree
3 2 (2.47%) ISEB
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.41%) XenServer
3 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.23%) XenApp
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.47%) Ansible
3 2 (2.47%) SCOM
4 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.23%) WSUS
4 1 (1.23%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Oracle
3 11 (13.58%) Cisco
3 11 (13.58%) Google
4 10 (12.35%) Citrix
5 8 (9.88%) VMware
6 7 (8.64%) Novell
7 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.17%) hybris
8 5 (6.17%) HP
9 4 (4.94%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.70%) Dell
11 2 (2.47%) Lotus
11 2 (2.47%) Remedy
12 1 (1.23%) AppSense
12 1 (1.23%) F5
12 1 (1.23%) LANDesk
12 1 (1.23%) BMC
12 1 (1.23%) NetApp
12 1 (1.23%) IBM
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