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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 15 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.28% 8.26% 10.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.68% 69.05% 70.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 8
Average daily rate
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£308 £400 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +80.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £283 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £570 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Average hourly rate £10.75 £14.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.90 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £14.35 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
57 42 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.67% 11.97% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 18
Average daily rate £362 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £247 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 28 £315 -21.25% 14
Corby - 3 - -
Wellingborough - 1 - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 45 (43.27%) MS Office
2 37 (35.58%) Microsoft
3 33 (31.73%) Windows 7
4 26 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 25 (24.04%) Windows XP
6 20 (19.23%) SQL
6 20 (19.23%) VMware
7 19 (18.27%) ITIL
7 19 (18.27%) UNIX
8 17 (16.35%) Linux
8 17 (16.35%) Finance
9 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
11 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (10.58%) Banking
13 11 (10.58%) Service Management
13 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
13 11 (10.58%) Cisco
13 11 (10.58%) HP
14 10 (9.62%) NetApp
14 10 (9.62%) C#
14 10 (9.62%) DV Cleared
14 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
15 9 (8.65%) Hyper-V
15 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
15 9 (8.65%) Citrix

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 9 (8.65%) SharePoint
1 9 (8.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.81%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.88%) Lync
4 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) Node.js
6 1 (0.96%) Apache
6 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (43.27%) MS Office
2 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
2 3 (2.88%) Google Apps
3 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.96%) PaaS
4 1 (0.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.69%) LAN
2 6 (5.77%) BIG-IP
2 6 (5.77%) iSCSI
3 3 (2.88%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.88%) WAN
3 3 (2.88%) DHCP
3 3 (2.88%) DNS
4 2 (1.92%) SAN
4 2 (1.92%) Wireless
5 1 (0.96%) VoIP
5 1 (0.96%) IPv4
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
5 1 (0.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.88%) MySQL
4 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.96%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.96%) DB2
5 1 (0.96%) DTS
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.69%) Subversion
3 3 (2.88%) Selenium
3 3 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.92%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.92%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.96%) ProC
5 1 (0.96%) Ant
5 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (16.35%) Finance
2 11 (10.58%) Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Service Analyst
2 17 (16.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (9.62%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (8.65%) Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.77%) C# Developer
6 6 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (4.81%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Virtualisation Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.85%) Tester
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Team Leader
9 3 (2.88%) Build Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) XML
3 6 (5.77%) XSLT
3 6 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.77%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) CSS
4 1 (0.96%) Middleware
4 1 (0.96%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.96%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) Mainframe
3 6 (5.77%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.81%) Clustering
5 4 (3.85%) PKI
6 3 (2.88%) iPhone
6 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.88%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.96%) iPad
7 1 (0.96%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (31.73%) Windows 7
2 25 (24.04%) Windows XP
3 19 (18.27%) UNIX
4 17 (16.35%) Linux
5 16 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (6.73%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.77%) CentOS
8 6 (5.77%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.92%) Solaris
9 2 (1.92%) AIX
10 1 (0.96%) HPUX
10 1 (0.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.27%) ITIL
2 12 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.58%) Service Management
4 8 (7.69%) ITSM
5 7 (6.73%) Problem Management
5 7 (6.73%) Change Control
6 6 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (5.77%) Capacity Management
6 6 (5.77%) ITIL V3
6 6 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (5.77%) Data Analysis
6 6 (5.77%) Migration
6 6 (5.77%) Change Management
6 6 (5.77%) UML
7 5 (4.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.85%) Project Management
8 4 (3.85%) Workflow
8 4 (3.85%) Open Source
9 3 (2.88%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.88%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) SQL
2 10 (9.62%) C#
3 9 (8.65%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.81%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.85%) C++
5 4 (3.85%) Delphi
6 3 (2.88%) Java
7 2 (1.92%) VBScript
7 2 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (0.96%) REXX
8 1 (0.96%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.42%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.96%) CCNP
5 1 (0.96%) ISEB
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) BS15000
3 1 (0.96%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.65%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.77%) NFS
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.69%) OVSD
2 7 (6.73%) SCCM
3 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.88%) Control-M
5 2 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.92%) SCOM
6 1 (0.96%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.96%) Puppet
6 1 (0.96%) Ansible
6 1 (0.96%) WSUS
6 1 (0.96%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 37 (35.58%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.23%) VMware
3 11 (10.58%) HP
3 11 (10.58%) Cisco
4 10 (9.62%) NetApp
5 9 (8.65%) Citrix
6 6 (5.77%) F5
6 6 (5.77%) Google
7 5 (4.81%) Lotus
8 4 (3.85%) Oracle
8 4 (3.85%) Dell
8 4 (3.85%) Axway
9 3 (2.88%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.88%) Remedy
9 3 (2.88%) McAfee
10 2 (1.92%) SAP
10 2 (1.92%) Altiris
10 2 (1.92%) BMC
11 1 (0.96%) Lumension
11 1 (0.96%) ServiceNow
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