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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 6 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows 47 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.30% 14.17% 6.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.84% 73.24% 54.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% +134.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.42 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% -22.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
76 71 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 18.27% 19.35% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 21
Average daily rate £369 £233 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.49% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.42 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.43% -22.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -3 33 £300 -21.56% 10
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 44 (47.83%) MS Office
2 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 34 (36.96%) Windows 7
3 29 (31.52%) Windows XP
4 23 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 17 (18.48%) SQL
5 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
6 16 (17.39%) ITIL
6 16 (17.39%) VMware
7 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
8 14 (15.22%) Linux
8 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
9 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (13.04%) UNIX
10 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 12 (13.04%) Finance
10 12 (13.04%) Service Management
11 11 (11.96%) ITSM
12 10 (10.87%) HP
13 9 (9.78%) Cisco
13 9 (9.78%) Citrix
13 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (8.70%) Banking
15 7 (7.61%) NetApp
15 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
15 7 (7.61%) DV Cleared
15 7 (7.61%) Change Control
15 7 (7.61%) OVSD

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.43%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) IIS
4 2 (2.17%) OpenEdge
4 2 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Lync
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Node.js
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (47.83%) MS Office
2 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) BIG-IP
1 6 (6.52%) iSCSI
2 4 (4.35%) DHCP
2 4 (4.35%) DNS
3 3 (3.26%) LAN
3 3 (3.26%) WAN
4 2 (2.17%) SAN
4 2 (2.17%) Wireless
4 2 (2.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.09%) VLAN
5 1 (1.09%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (3.26%) MySQL
3 3 (3.26%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.09%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) DB2
5 1 (1.09%) DTS
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) GitLab
2 1 (1.09%) ProC
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (13.04%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
3 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 33 (35.87%) Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Service Analyst
2 18 (19.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (7.61%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (6.52%) Architect
4 6 (6.52%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.43%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.43%) Virtualisation Specialist
6 4 (4.35%) Virtualisation Architect
6 4 (4.35%) Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Support Technician
7 3 (3.26%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (3.26%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Applications Support Technician
8 2 (2.17%) Progress Developer
8 2 (2.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) HTML
3 2 (2.17%) HTML5
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) XML
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.26%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) FMCG
5 1 (1.09%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 34 (36.96%) Windows 7
2 29 (31.52%) Windows XP
3 14 (15.22%) Linux
4 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (13.04%) UNIX
6 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.52%) CentOS
7 6 (6.52%) Ubuntu
8 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.09%) AIX
10 1 (1.09%) Solaris
10 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) ITIL
2 12 (13.04%) Service Management
3 11 (11.96%) ITSM
4 7 (7.61%) Change Control
5 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (6.52%) Capacity Management
5 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.43%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.35%) SDLC
8 3 (3.26%) DevOps
8 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.26%) Project Management
8 3 (3.26%) Change Management
8 3 (3.26%) Migration
8 3 (3.26%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.17%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.17%) Open Source
9 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.48%) SQL
2 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (1.09%) Korn
4 1 (1.09%) VBScript
4 1 (1.09%) VB
4 1 (1.09%) C#
4 1 (1.09%) C++
4 1 (1.09%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) MCP
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.52%) NFS
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.61%) OVSD
2 3 (3.26%) Ansible
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) Control-M
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.09%) Puppet
4 1 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.39%) VMware
3 10 (10.87%) HP
4 9 (9.78%) Citrix
4 9 (9.78%) Cisco
5 7 (7.61%) NetApp
6 6 (6.52%) Oracle
6 6 (6.52%) F5
7 5 (5.43%) Remedy
7 5 (5.43%) Lotus
8 4 (4.35%) BMC
8 4 (4.35%) Dell
9 3 (3.26%) McAfee
9 3 (3.26%) Novell
9 3 (3.26%) LANDesk
9 3 (3.26%) Google
10 2 (2.17%) Altiris
10 2 (2.17%) SAP
10 2 (2.17%) Progress
11 1 (1.09%) Adobe
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