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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 6 16 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 16 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 14.77% 7.21% 12.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 47.06% 67.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 14
Median daily rate £300 £344 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £405 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 52 34 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 19.70% 15.32% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 27
Median daily rate £325 £313 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -18.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Northampton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 37 (42.53%) ITIL
2 35 (40.23%) Active Directory
3 32 (36.78%) Microsoft
4 27 (31.03%) Windows Server
5 26 (29.89%) SCCM
6 24 (27.59%) MS Office
7 22 (25.29%) Windows 7
8 19 (21.84%) Linux
9 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
9 17 (19.54%) Windows 10
10 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
10 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (17.24%) Intel Security
11 15 (17.24%) Windows XP
11 15 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (17.24%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 15 (17.24%) Data Loss Prevention
11 15 (17.24%) Unified Communications
12 14 (16.09%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (14.94%) SQL
14 12 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (11.49%) Finance
16 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
16 10 (11.49%) Application Packaging
17 9 (10.34%) BitLocker
17 9 (10.34%) SAN
18 8 (9.20%) Service Management
18 8 (9.20%) ITSM
18 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related 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 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.60%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (27.59%) MS Office
2 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.20%) OneDrive
2 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (4.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.24%) Unified Communications
2 9 (10.34%) SAN
3 8 (9.20%) DNS
4 6 (6.90%) NAS
5 2 (2.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.15%) 3G
6 1 (1.15%) BGP
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.15%) Firewall
6 1 (1.15%) ICMP
6 1 (1.15%) Internet
6 1 (1.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.15%) LDAP
6 1 (1.15%) Skype
6 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (4.60%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.45%) IntelliJ
1 3 (3.45%) JBehave
1 3 (3.45%) JIRA
1 3 (3.45%) JUnit
1 3 (3.45%) Maven
1 3 (3.45%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.75%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (31.03%) Windows Engineer
2 25 (28.74%) Analyst
3 17 (19.54%) Support Engineer
4 14 (16.09%) Windows Support Engineer
5 13 (14.94%) Service Desk Engineer
6 11 (12.64%) Service Analyst
6 11 (12.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (11.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (10.34%) Support Analyst
9 8 (9.20%) Active Directory Engineer
9 8 (9.20%) Applications Support
9 8 (9.20%) SCCM Engineer
10 7 (8.05%) Server Engineer
11 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (5.75%) Architect
12 5 (5.75%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (5.75%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (3.45%) HTML5
2 3 (3.45%) JAXB
2 3 (3.45%) JSON
2 3 (3.45%) SAX
2 3 (3.45%) Spring
2 3 (3.45%) XML
2 3 (3.45%) XSLT
3 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.15%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Clustering
1 7 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.60%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.03%) Windows Server
2 22 (25.29%) Windows 7
3 19 (21.84%) Linux
4 17 (19.54%) Windows 10
5 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (17.24%) Windows XP
7 12 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.60%) Android
9 4 (4.60%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.60%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (3.45%) Unix
10 3 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.53%) ITIL
2 15 (17.24%) Data Loss Prevention
2 15 (17.24%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 15 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (11.49%) Application Packaging
4 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.20%) Asset Management
4 8 (9.20%) Data Protection
4 8 (9.20%) ITIL V3
4 8 (9.20%) ITSM
4 8 (9.20%) Service Management
5 7 (8.05%) High Availability
5 7 (8.05%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.05%) Project Management
5 7 (8.05%) Release Management
5 7 (8.05%) SDLC
6 5 (5.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.60%) Android Development
7 4 (4.60%) iOS Development
7 4 (4.60%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) C
2 5 (5.75%) C#
3 4 (4.60%) C++
3 4 (4.60%) Python
4 3 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (9.20%) Degree
3 4 (4.60%) DBS Check
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.30%) MCSE
6 1 (1.15%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CCNP
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CISM
6 1 (1.15%) CISSP
6 1 (1.15%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.15%) MCITP
6 1 (1.15%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) BitLocker
3 5 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (29.89%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) OVSD
4 1 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 32 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Intel Security
3 8 (9.20%) Citrix
4 7 (8.05%) VMware
5 6 (6.90%) BMC
5 6 (6.90%) Webroot
6 5 (5.75%) Dell
6 5 (5.75%) Oracle
7 3 (3.45%) NetApp
7 3 (3.45%) Perforce
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco
8 1 (1.15%) HP
8 1 (1.15%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec
8 1 (1.15%) Teradata
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