The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 42 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.62% 11.51% 19.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.18% 41.18% 64.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 19
Average daily rate
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£305 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £146 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 22
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% -9.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.60 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £30.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.45
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -2.91%
Windows
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
136 102 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.51% 27.95% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 26
Average daily rate £325 £388 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +28.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 27
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Cambridge region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 29 (29.00%) Linux
4 27 (27.00%) VMware
5 25 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 21 (21.00%) DNS
6 21 (21.00%) MS Office
7 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (18.00%) DHCP
10 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (17.00%) Windows 7
11 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
12 13 (13.00%) Migration
13 12 (12.00%) ITIL
14 11 (11.00%) IIS
14 11 (11.00%) Citrix
14 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (10.00%) Office 365
15 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (10.00%) HP
15 10 (10.00%) Cisco
15 10 (10.00%) SQL
16 9 (9.00%) UNIX
16 9 (9.00%) SAN
16 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
17 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (8.00%) CSS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 25 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.00%) IIS
2 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (4.00%) Lync
7 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.00%) Apache
8 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.00%) Zope
8 1 (1.00%) Plone
8 1 (1.00%) nginx
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (21.00%) MS Office
2 16 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.00%) DNS
2 18 (18.00%) DHCP
3 9 (9.00%) SAN
4 5 (5.00%) Network Security
5 4 (4.00%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (4.00%) Firewall
5 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.00%) LAN
6 3 (3.00%) WAN
6 3 (3.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.00%) LDAP
6 3 (3.00%) VLAN
7 2 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.00%) Intranet
8 1 (1.00%) VPN
8 1 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.00%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (2.00%) MSI
2 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.00%) PHPUnit
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.00%) Ant
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.00%) Finance
1 2 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (11.00%) Administrator
3 10 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Developer
4 8 (8.00%) Consultant
4 8 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.00%) IT Support
8 4 (4.00%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) HTML
1 8 (8.00%) CSS
2 6 (6.00%) HTML5
3 5 (5.00%) CSS3
4 4 (4.00%) Google Maps API
5 3 (3.00%) .NET
5 3 (3.00%) XML
5 3 (3.00%) Laravel
5 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.00%) Symfony
7 1 (1.00%) LINQ
7 1 (1.00%) jQuery
7 1 (1.00%) STL
7 1 (1.00%) Web Services
7 1 (1.00%) CAML
7 1 (1.00%) RESTful
7 1 (1.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (1.00%) XSL
7 1 (1.00%) WinForms
7 1 (1.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.00%) Device Driver
2 3 (3.00%) CLARiiON
3 2 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (1.00%) NHS
4 1 (1.00%) Life Science
4 1 (1.00%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.00%) User Experience
4 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.00%) BYOD
4 1 (1.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.00%) LIMS
4 1 (1.00%) GIS
4 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (29.00%) Linux
2 20 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (17.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.00%) UNIX
6 5 (5.00%) Debian
6 5 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.00%) Android
8 3 (3.00%) Fedora
8 3 (3.00%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.00%) Solaris
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.00%) Migration
2 12 (12.00%) ITIL
3 8 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.00%) Change Management
5 6 (6.00%) Project Management
6 5 (5.00%) Workflow
7 4 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.00%) SOA
8 3 (3.00%) OOP
8 3 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.00%) Scrum
8 3 (3.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.00%) SIEM
8 3 (3.00%) Android Development
8 3 (3.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.00%) SDLC
9 2 (2.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (2.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.00%) C#
4 3 (3.00%) C++
4 3 (3.00%) VBScript
4 3 (3.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.00%) PHP
5 2 (2.00%) PHP5
5 2 (2.00%) VBA
6 1 (1.00%) Python
6 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.00%) Ruby
6 1 (1.00%) Perl
6 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.00%) MCSE
2 5 (5.00%) CCNA
2 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.00%) Degree
2 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.00%) ISEB
5 1 (1.00%) MCP
5 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.00%) MCDST
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) SLA
2 3 (3.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (4.00%) Dovecot
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.00%) vSphere
5 2 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) SCCM
2 4 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.00%) WMI
3 1 (1.00%) WSUS
3 1 (1.00%) SCOM
3 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 40 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (27.00%) VMware
3 11 (11.00%) Citrix
4 10 (10.00%) HP
4 10 (10.00%) Cisco
5 7 (7.00%) Oracle
5 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
5 7 (7.00%) Symantec
6 6 (6.00%) Dell
7 5 (5.00%) EMC
7 5 (5.00%) NetApp
7 5 (5.00%) F5
8 4 (4.00%) Google
8 4 (4.00%) Infoblox
8 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
8 4 (4.00%) IBM
9 3 (3.00%) Juniper
9 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.00%) Nintex
10 2 (2.00%) Qualys
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