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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 83 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.77% 17.11% 15.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.18% 55.33% 52.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 16
Average daily rate
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£288 £233 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.65% -7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £130 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £384 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £20.40 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £34.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.12
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -0.76%
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
136 150 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 26.15% 30.93% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 86 42
Average daily rate £340 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 27 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £20.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 49 (42.98%) Active Directory
2 37 (32.46%) VMware
3 36 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 35 (30.70%) Linux
5 29 (25.44%) Windows 7
6 27 (23.68%) SQL Server
7 20 (17.54%) MS Exchange
8 19 (16.67%) MS Office
8 19 (16.67%) ITIL
9 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (14.04%) Oracle
10 16 (14.04%) SQL
10 16 (14.04%) DNS
11 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.28%) DHCP
12 14 (12.28%) Citrix
12 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
13 13 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (10.53%) .NET
14 12 (10.53%) Cisco
14 12 (10.53%) Finance
15 11 (9.65%) IIS
15 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (8.77%) Unit Testing
16 10 (8.77%) C#
16 10 (8.77%) HP
16 10 (8.77%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 20 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.65%) IIS
2 11 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.39%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.63%) Lync
7 1 (0.88%) Node.js
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.88%) Zope
7 1 (0.88%) Plone
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (16.67%) MS Office
2 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Office 365
2 8 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.04%) DNS
2 14 (12.28%) DHCP
3 9 (7.89%) Firewall
4 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 7 (6.14%) VLAN
5 6 (5.26%) LDAP
5 6 (5.26%) LAN
5 6 (5.26%) VoIP
5 6 (5.26%) SAN
6 5 (4.39%) WAN
7 4 (3.51%) VPN
7 4 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.63%) Skype
9 2 (1.75%) Wireless
10 1 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.88%) Internet
10 1 (0.88%) SMPP
10 1 (0.88%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.51%) MySQL
4 4 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.51%) EDRMS
4 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (4.39%) JIRA
3 5 (4.39%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.75%) MSI
4 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.88%) ANTLR
5 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (10.53%) Finance
2 7 (6.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.14%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (19.30%) Analyst
2 11 (9.65%) Developer
2 11 (9.65%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.77%) Desktop Support
4 9 (7.89%) Service Analyst
4 9 (7.89%) Administrator
4 9 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Support Technician
8 5 (4.39%) IT Support
9 4 (3.51%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.51%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.51%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.53%) .NET
2 7 (6.14%) WCF
3 6 (5.26%) XML
3 6 (5.26%) LINQ
4 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (4.39%) WPF
4 5 (4.39%) WF
4 5 (4.39%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.39%) ADO.NET
5 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.63%) Servlets
5 3 (2.63%) SOAP
5 3 (2.63%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.75%) HTML
7 1 (0.88%) ADSI
7 1 (0.88%) XSL
7 1 (0.88%) STL
7 1 (0.88%) Web Services
7 1 (0.88%) CSS
7 1 (0.88%) CAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.39%) Clustering
2 4 (3.51%) Device Driver
2 4 (3.51%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.63%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.75%) CCTV
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.88%) GIS
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Replication
5 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.88%) Life Science
5 1 (0.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (30.70%) Linux
2 29 (25.44%) Windows 7
3 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.89%) UNIX
7 7 (6.14%) Mac OS X
7 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.26%) Android
8 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.39%) Debian
9 5 (4.39%) Windows Phone
10 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.63%) Fedora
11 3 (2.63%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.63%) Windows CE
12 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.75%) CentOS
12 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.67%) ITIL
2 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (8.77%) Unit Testing
3 10 (8.77%) Migration
4 9 (7.89%) Scrum
5 8 (7.02%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.14%) Time Management
6 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.39%) MVC
8 5 (4.39%) Workflow
8 5 (4.39%) Change Management
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.39%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.39%) DevOps
9 4 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.51%) Multithreading
9 4 (3.51%) ITSM
9 4 (3.51%) Project Management
9 4 (3.51%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) SQL
2 10 (8.77%) C#
3 8 (7.02%) Java
3 8 (7.02%) Python
4 7 (6.14%) C++
5 6 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.63%) Perl
7 3 (2.63%) VBScript
7 3 (2.63%) Groovy
8 2 (1.75%) C
8 2 (1.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.88%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.14%) MCSE
2 7 (6.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 6 (5.26%) CCNA
3 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.26%) Degree
4 3 (2.63%) PMP
4 3 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 3 (2.63%) MCP
5 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.75%) MCSA
5 2 (1.75%) MCDST
5 2 (1.75%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.75%) MOS
6 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 49 (42.98%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (4.39%) vSphere
3 5 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.63%) Docker
6 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.88%) XenApp
7 1 (0.88%) XenServer
7 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) SCCM
2 3 (2.63%) Puppet
2 3 (2.63%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (2.63%) Ansible
3 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (32.46%) VMware
2 36 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 16 (14.04%) Oracle
4 14 (12.28%) Citrix
5 12 (10.53%) Cisco
6 10 (8.77%) HP
7 9 (7.89%) Dell
8 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.26%) EMC
10 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.39%) Remedy
10 5 (4.39%) 3PAR
10 5 (4.39%) WorldPay
11 4 (3.51%) F5
11 4 (3.51%) IBM
12 3 (2.63%) Apple
12 3 (2.63%) Veeam
12 3 (2.63%) Google
12 3 (2.63%) Dell Compellent
13 2 (1.75%) Nintex
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