Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 10 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 62 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 8.81% 10.46% 13.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.69% 69.66% 74.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 46 30
Northampton median daily rate £288 £288 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.44% -5.23%
10th Percentile £194 £110 £207
90th Percentile £438 £519 £481
Northamptonshire median daily rate £288 £288 £345
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
Northampton median hourly rate £11.09 £11.34 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.21% +11.13% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.08 £9.40
90th Percentile £14.80 £37.31 £11.60
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year -17.26% +22.73% -4.35%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Northampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 67 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 14.05% 15.01% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 60 45
Northampton median daily rate £325 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.80% -13.75%
10th Percentile £270 £110 £226
90th Percentile £438 £563 £481
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £325 £360
% change year-on-year - -9.72% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 16
Northampton median hourly rate £11.09 £11.34 £10.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.21% +9.52% -1.43%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.08 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.80 £37.31 £11.63
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year -21.61% +29.55% -4.35%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northampton.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 22 November 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 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (35.71%) ITIL
3 11 (26.19%) Service Management
4 10 (23.81%) SQL
4 10 (23.81%) Finance
5 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (21.43%) Release Management
5 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 9 (21.43%) ITSM
5 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (19.05%) Migration
6 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
6 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
7 7 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 7 (16.67%) SDLC
7 7 (16.67%) MCSE
7 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco
8 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (11.90%) Docker
9 5 (11.90%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
9 5 (11.90%) Linux
9 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
9 5 (11.90%) .NET
9 5 (11.90%) MySQL
9 5 (11.90%) C#

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 (9.52%) Apache
1 4 (9.52%) IIS
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (9.52%) G Suite
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
4 2 (4.76%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) SAN
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) HTTP
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) NAS
4 1 (2.38%) SMTP
4 1 (2.38%) VSAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.90%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Applications Support
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
2 6 (14.29%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Agile .NET Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Agile C# Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Developer
3 5 (11.90%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (11.90%) C# Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Full Stack Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.14%) Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Node.js Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
1 5 (11.90%) KnockoutJS
1 5 (11.90%) Node.js
1 5 (11.90%) X-Windows
2 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) RESTful
3 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) Mason
4 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
2 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
3 2 (4.76%) Android
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 11 (26.19%) Service Management
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) ITSM
3 9 (21.43%) Release Management
4 8 (19.05%) Migration
4 8 (19.05%) PRINCE2
5 7 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 7 (16.67%) SDLC
6 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.90%) Open Source
6 5 (11.90%) Pair Programming
6 5 (11.90%) TDD
7 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.52%) High Availability
7 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (16.67%) MCSE
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.52%) VCAP
4 3 (7.14%) CCIE
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.38%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.38%) CCNA
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Docker
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) Ansible
2 1 (2.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.38%) Mesos
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Google
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) NetApp
5 2 (4.76%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Siebel