The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Northamptonshire / Northampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 16 5
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 11.38% 7.76% 12.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.87% 47.22% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 11
Median daily rate £300 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £121 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £11.17 £15.13 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +44.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £12.23 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £18.03 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 46 36 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 18.70% 16.44% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 16
Median daily rate £338 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £110 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Median hourly rate £11.17 £15.13 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.14% +44.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.75 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northampton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Northampton

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northampton over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Northampton

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northampton

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Windows.

1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.76%) ITIL
3 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (27.94%) SQL Server
5 18 (26.47%) Windows Server
6 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 15 (22.06%) SQL
7 15 (22.06%) Service Management
7 15 (22.06%) ITSM
7 15 (22.06%) VMware
8 14 (20.59%) Linux
9 13 (19.12%) Finance
10 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (16.18%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (14.71%) .NET
11 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (14.71%) Release Management
12 9 (13.24%) SCCM
12 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
12 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
12 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.76%) Citrix
13 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
13 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
14 7 (10.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 7 (10.29%) SAN
14 7 (10.29%) Cisco
14 7 (10.29%) C#
15 6 (8.82%) DNS
15 6 (8.82%) NetApp

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northampton 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 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) OpenEdge
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) G Suite
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) SAN
2 6 (8.82%) DNS
2 6 (8.82%) Unified Communications
3 5 (7.35%) Firewall
3 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.88%) BGP
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (5.88%) ICMP
4 4 (5.88%) Wireless
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) Internet
6 2 (2.94%) SMTP
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.47%) HTTP
7 1 (1.47%) NAS
7 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (4.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Automotive
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (16.18%) Applications Support
4 10 (14.71%) Support Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Service Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (13.24%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.82%) Architect
7 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) SQL Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) SQL Support Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Support Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) .NET
2 4 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (4.41%) CSS
3 3 (4.41%) KnockoutJS
3 3 (4.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) HTML5
4 1 (1.47%) Mason
4 1 (1.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Clustering
2 4 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) CESG
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.47%) Windows Server
2 14 (20.59%) Linux
3 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.35%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.88%) Unix
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.94%) Android
7 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.47%) CentOS
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) ITIL
2 15 (22.06%) ITSM
2 15 (22.06%) Service Management
3 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (14.71%) Release Management
4 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (13.24%) ITIL V3
5 7 (10.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 6 (8.82%) Data Loss Prevention
6 6 (8.82%) SDLC
6 6 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (7.35%) High Availability
7 5 (7.35%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (5.88%) Migration
8 4 (5.88%) Network Design
8 4 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.88%) Project Management
8 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) C#
3 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) C
4 2 (2.94%) C++
4 2 (2.94%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) Progress 4GL
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
5 1 (1.47%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.88%) CCNP
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.41%) MCSE
5 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) AWS Certification
7 1 (1.47%) CCIE
7 1 (1.47%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.47%) MCP
7 1 (1.47%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.82%) vSphere
4 3 (4.41%) Docker
5 1 (1.47%) vCloud
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) OVSD
3 2 (2.94%) Ansible
3 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.47%) Mesos
4 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.47%) Terraform
4 1 (1.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (22.06%) VMware
3 8 (11.76%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) Cisco
5 6 (8.82%) NetApp
6 4 (5.88%) HP
6 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.41%) BMC
8 2 (2.94%) McAfee
9 1 (1.47%) Dell
9 1 (1.47%) Google
9 1 (1.47%) Progress
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.47%) Remedy
9 1 (1.47%) SAP
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.47%) Veeam