The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 11.33% 8.08% 9.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.97% 58.33% 63.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 23
Average daily rate
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£338 £221 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £109 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £315 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £16.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £16.00 £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
58 36 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.43% 13.85% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 31
Average daily rate £300 £250 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.75 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
East Midlands

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +10 25 £406 +71.05% 16
Daventry - 1 - - 1
Wellingborough - 1 £310 - 1
Brackley - - - - 3
Kettering - - - - 7
Towcester - - - -
Windows
East Midlands

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
2 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 25 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 15 (20.00%) UNIX
4 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (18.67%) Novell
6 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (13.33%) MS Office
8 10 (13.33%) .NET
8 10 (13.33%) Linux
9 9 (12.00%) Oracle
9 9 (12.00%) C#
9 9 (12.00%) Citrix
9 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (12.00%) Migration
9 9 (12.00%) Retail
9 9 (12.00%) Hyper-V
9 9 (12.00%) SCCM
9 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (10.67%) MySQL
10 8 (10.67%) Apache
10 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
10 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
11 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
11 7 (9.33%) Mainframe
11 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.33%) Open Source
12 6 (8.00%) XenServer
12 6 (8.00%) AppFabric

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (10.67%) Apache
1 8 (10.67%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.67%) IIS
6 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Office
2 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (2.67%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.00%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) LAN
1 6 (8.00%) WAN
2 3 (4.00%) VPN
2 3 (4.00%) SAN
2 3 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (1.33%) DNS
3 1 (1.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.33%) NAS
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) MySQL
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.67%) DTS
5 1 (1.33%) Informix
5 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 2 (2.67%) Toad
2 1 (1.33%) MSI
2 1 (1.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (12.00%) Retail
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Banking
4 3 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Publishing
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Analyst
2 8 (10.67%) Developer
2 8 (10.67%) Support Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Server Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) BizTalk Developer
4 6 (8.00%) Server Support
4 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Risk Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Information Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Information Risk Manager
6 4 (5.33%) Server Support Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Team Leader
6 4 (5.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Support Team Leader
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Team Leader
7 3 (4.00%) Storage Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.00%) AppFabric
3 6 (8.00%) WCF
3 6 (8.00%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) WinForms
4 2 (2.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Mainframe
1 7 (9.33%) Open Source
2 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.33%) Chip and PIN
4 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) Tandem
5 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
2 25 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 15 (20.00%) UNIX
4 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (13.33%) Linux
6 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.00%) CentOS
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.00%) Migration
2 7 (9.33%) Risk Management
3 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (8.00%) SOA
4 5 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 5 (6.67%) Information Management
5 4 (5.33%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.33%) Scrum
5 4 (5.33%) Project Management
6 2 (2.67%) Change Control
6 2 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.33%) Change Management
7 1 (1.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.33%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) C#
2 6 (8.00%) SQL
3 3 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.33%) VB
4 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) ISEB
2 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.00%) XenServer
4 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (12.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (2.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) Control-M
4 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Novell
3 9 (12.00%) Oracle
3 9 (12.00%) Citrix
4 6 (8.00%) Google
4 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco
5 5 (6.67%) VMware
6 4 (5.33%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.67%) hybris
7 2 (2.67%) Lotus
7 2 (2.67%) HP
8 1 (1.33%) Remedy
8 1 (1.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.33%) BMC
8 1 (1.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.33%) AppSense
8 1 (1.33%) F5
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