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 25 August 2016 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.66% 11.40% 12.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.72% 64.00% 72.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 27
Median daily rate £265 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £165 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
47 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 12.27% 17.81% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 38
Median daily rate £163 £345 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.89% +11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £243 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -2.27%
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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 26 £268 -10.83% 4
Kettering - 4 £213 - 2
Wellingborough - 3 - -
Corby - 2 £328 - 1
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 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 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 24 (35.29%) MS Office
3 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
4 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
5 19 (27.94%) ITIL
5 19 (27.94%) VMware
6 16 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 15 (22.06%) Linux
8 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
9 10 (14.71%) SQL
9 10 (14.71%) SAN
10 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (13.24%) Service Management
10 9 (13.24%) High Availability
11 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
11 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (11.76%) Citrix
11 8 (11.76%) MySQL
11 8 (11.76%) Ansible
11 8 (11.76%) DevOps
11 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (11.76%) GitLab
12 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (10.29%) HP
12 7 (10.29%) SCCM
13 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
13 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared

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 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.41%) CMS
3 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (35.29%) MS Office
2 16 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Endur
1 2 (2.94%) Findur
1 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) SAN
2 5 (7.35%) LAN
3 4 (5.88%) Firewall
4 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 3 (4.41%) Intranet
4 3 (4.41%) Network Security
4 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.41%) WAN
5 2 (2.94%) DHCP
5 2 (2.94%) DMZ
5 2 (2.94%) Extranet
5 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.94%) NAS
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.47%) Internet
6 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.47%) Skype
6 1 (1.47%) VLAN
6 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) MySQL
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) DTS
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) GitLab
1 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (4.41%) Back Office
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Service Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) IT Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (5.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Unix Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 4 (5.88%) HTML
2 4 (5.88%) Middleware
2 4 (5.88%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
3 3 (4.41%) Ajax
3 3 (4.41%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.41%) Backbone.js
3 3 (4.41%) CSS
3 3 (4.41%) Entity Framework
3 3 (4.41%) HTML5
3 3 (4.41%) jQuery
3 3 (4.41%) JSON
3 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (4.41%) LINQ
3 3 (4.41%) REST
3 3 (4.41%) WCF
3 3 (4.41%) XML
3 3 (4.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.94%) NHS
5 2 (2.94%) RIA
5 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.47%) iSeries
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Windows 7
2 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 15 (22.06%) Linux
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) Windows XP
6 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.82%) Unix
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.35%) Solaris
8 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.88%) AIX
9 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.94%) Android
10 2 (2.94%) CentOS
10 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.47%) Fedora
11 1 (1.47%) SUSE
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) High Availability
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
3 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
3 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (11.76%) DevOps
4 5 (7.35%) Migration
4 5 (7.35%) SDLC
5 4 (5.88%) Change Management
5 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.88%) ITSM
5 4 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.41%) BDD
6 3 (4.41%) Domain-Driven Design
6 3 (4.41%) OO
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.41%) SOLID
6 3 (4.41%) TDD
6 3 (4.41%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) C#
2 5 (7.35%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.41%) VBScript
5 2 (2.94%) VB
5 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.47%) Java
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.47%) APMP
6 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.47%) NFS
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (11.76%) Ansible
2 7 (10.29%) SCCM
3 4 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (5.88%) Foglight
3 4 (5.88%) nmon
3 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.88%) Puppet
3 4 (5.88%) Salt
3 4 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (2.94%) OVSD
5 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.94%) VMware
3 8 (11.76%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) HP
5 5 (7.35%) Cisco
5 5 (7.35%) EMC
5 5 (7.35%) IBM
5 5 (7.35%) Intel
5 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.88%) Sun
7 3 (4.41%) Dell
7 3 (4.41%) Lotus
7 3 (4.41%) NetApp
7 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.41%) Twitter
8 2 (2.94%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.94%) Murex
8 2 (2.94%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (2.94%) Reuters
8 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
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