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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 7 16 6
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 26 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.90% 8.28% 15.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 63.41% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 30
Median daily rate £220 £288 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.47% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £194 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £401 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £11.80
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
84 41 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.84% 13.06% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 33 39
Median daily rate £315 £325 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £12.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 20 February 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
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 20 February 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 +12 45 £300 -12.40% 7
Wellingborough 0 2 £155 -53.03%
Kettering - 2 £180 - 2
Brackley +1 1 £240 -26.15% 1
Daventry +1 1 £195 +44.44% 2
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 (37.38%) ITIL
1 40 (37.38%) Active Directory
2 39 (36.45%) Microsoft
3 31 (28.97%) SCCM
3 31 (28.97%) Windows 7
4 28 (26.17%) Windows Server
5 27 (25.23%) MS Office
6 25 (23.36%) Windows 10
7 20 (18.69%) Linux
8 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
8 19 (17.76%) Windows XP
9 17 (15.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (15.89%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 16 (14.95%) Intel Security
10 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
11 15 (14.02%) Unified Communications
11 15 (14.02%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (14.02%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (14.02%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
12 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (11.21%) Application Packaging
14 11 (10.28%) SQL
14 11 (10.28%) Citrix
14 11 (10.28%) MS Exchange
15 10 (9.35%) BitLocker
16 9 (8.41%) OneDrive
16 9 (8.41%) VMware
16 9 (8.41%) DNS

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 14 (13.08%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.28%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.74%) IIS
3 4 (3.74%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 27 (25.23%) MS Office
2 19 (17.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.41%) OneDrive
2 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.61%) Office 365
3 4 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (3.74%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.87%) IaaS
5 2 (1.87%) PaaS
6 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) Unified Communications
2 9 (8.41%) DNS
3 8 (7.48%) SAN
4 6 (5.61%) NAS
5 4 (3.74%) Skype
6 3 (2.80%) Intranet
7 2 (1.87%) DHCP
7 2 (1.87%) LAN
7 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.87%) WAN
8 1 (0.93%) 3G
8 1 (0.93%) Firewall
8 1 (0.93%) HTTP
8 1 (0.93%) Internet
8 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.93%) LDAP
8 1 (0.93%) SSL
8 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.93%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (3.74%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) DB2
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) MySQL
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Power BI
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.80%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.80%) IntelliJ
2 3 (2.80%) JBehave
2 3 (2.80%) JIRA
2 3 (2.80%) JUnit
2 3 (2.80%) Maven
2 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.93%) GitLab
3 1 (0.93%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.93%) Selenium
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.61%) Finance
1 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (26.17%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (25.23%) Support Engineer
3 24 (22.43%) Analyst
4 16 (14.95%) Windows Support Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Service Desk Engineer
6 13 (12.15%) Service Analyst
6 13 (12.15%) Service Desk Analyst
7 12 (11.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (9.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 10 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) SCCM Engineer
10 8 (7.48%) Server Engineer
11 7 (6.54%) Architect
12 6 (5.61%) Applications Support
12 6 (5.61%) Support Analyst
13 5 (4.67%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.54%) .NET
2 4 (3.74%) HTML
2 4 (3.74%) JSON
3 3 (2.80%) HTML5
3 3 (2.80%) JAXB
3 3 (2.80%) SAX
3 3 (2.80%) Spring
3 3 (2.80%) XML
3 3 (2.80%) XSLT
4 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.93%) Kafka
5 1 (0.93%) Node.js
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Clustering
1 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.74%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.74%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.93%) BYOD
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.93%) NHS
6 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.97%) Windows 7
2 28 (26.17%) Windows Server
3 25 (23.36%) Windows 10
4 20 (18.69%) Linux
5 19 (17.76%) Windows XP
6 17 (15.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.67%) Android
8 5 (4.67%) Apple iOS
9 4 (3.74%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (3.74%) Unix
9 4 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.80%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.87%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.93%) AIX
12 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.38%) ITIL
2 17 (15.89%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 15 (14.02%) Data Loss Prevention
3 15 (14.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (11.21%) Application Packaging
5 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.48%) Asset Management
6 8 (7.48%) Data Protection
6 8 (7.48%) High Availability
6 8 (7.48%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.54%) ITIL V3
7 7 (6.54%) Project Management
7 7 (6.54%) SDLC
8 6 (5.61%) Service Management
8 6 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (4.67%) ITSM
9 5 (4.67%) Migration
9 5 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (3.74%) Mobile Application Development
10 4 (3.74%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.28%) SQL
2 6 (5.61%) C#
3 5 (4.67%) C
3 5 (4.67%) Python
4 4 (3.74%) C++
5 3 (2.80%) Java
6 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.93%) Go
7 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.93%) VB
7 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (14.02%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (7.48%) Degree
3 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.74%) DBS Check
4 4 (3.74%) MCSE
5 3 (2.80%) CCNA
5 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.93%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.93%) CISM
7 1 (0.93%) CISSP
7 1 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.74%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (37.38%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.35%) BitLocker
3 5 (4.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.80%) XenApp
5 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) Docker
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (28.97%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.87%) SCOM
4 2 (1.87%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.93%) Ansible
5 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) Consul
5 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (36.45%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.95%) Intel Security
3 11 (10.28%) Citrix
4 9 (8.41%) VMware
5 6 (5.61%) BMC
5 6 (5.61%) Webroot
6 5 (4.67%) Oracle
7 4 (3.74%) Cisco
7 4 (3.74%) Dell
8 3 (2.80%) EMC
8 3 (2.80%) NetApp
8 3 (2.80%) Perforce
9 2 (1.87%) HP
10 1 (0.93%) Apple
10 1 (0.93%) Novell
10 1 (0.93%) Samsung
10 1 (0.93%) Symantec
10 1 (0.93%) Teradata
10 1 (0.93%) WatchGuard
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