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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 32 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.89% 9.91% 16.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.25% 40.00% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 18
Average daily rate
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£275 £298 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 28
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.35 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +3.33%
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
80 80 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.69% 24.77% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 39
Average daily rate £325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 33
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £46.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 March 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 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 41 (41.41%) Active Directory
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 30 (30.30%) Linux
3 28 (28.28%) MS Office
4 26 (26.26%) MS Exchange
5 24 (24.24%) Windows 7
6 23 (23.23%) VMware
7 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (19.19%) MS Excel
8 15 (15.15%) DNS
8 15 (15.15%) Citrix
8 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (12.12%) DHCP
10 12 (12.12%) ITIL
11 10 (10.10%) Migration
11 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (9.09%) UNIX
13 8 (8.08%) Degree
13 8 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (8.08%) Office 365
14 7 (7.07%) Finance
14 7 (7.07%) CSS
14 7 (7.07%) SQL
14 7 (7.07%) HTML
14 7 (7.07%) HP
14 7 (7.07%) Windows XP
14 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 26 (26.26%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.05%) Lync
5 4 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) IIS
8 1 (1.01%) Apache
8 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.01%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.01%) Zope
8 1 (1.01%) Plone
8 1 (1.01%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 28 (28.28%) MS Office
2 19 (19.19%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.04%) Mingle
4 2 (2.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Office 365
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.15%) DNS
2 12 (12.12%) DHCP
3 5 (5.05%) Network Security
4 4 (4.04%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (4.04%) SAN
4 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.03%) LAN
5 3 (3.03%) Firewall
6 2 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.02%) Intranet
6 2 (2.02%) ISDN
6 2 (2.02%) PBX
6 2 (2.02%) VoIP
6 2 (2.02%) WAN
6 2 (2.02%) VPN
7 1 (1.01%) SSL
7 1 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.04%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) MySQL
4 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Ant
1 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.01%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.01%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.01%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (7.07%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.01%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (34.34%) Analyst
2 16 (16.16%) Desktop Support
3 11 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Consultant
4 10 (10.10%) Developer
4 10 (10.10%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.10%) Service Analyst
5 9 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) IT Support
7 7 (7.07%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Administrator
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) Network Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) CSS
1 7 (7.07%) HTML
2 6 (6.06%) HTML5
3 5 (5.05%) CSS3
4 4 (4.04%) .NET
4 4 (4.04%) Google Maps API
5 3 (3.03%) Laravel
5 3 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.02%) MFC
6 2 (2.02%) WPF
6 2 (2.02%) Symfony
7 1 (1.01%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.01%) jQuery
7 1 (1.01%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.01%) WinForms
7 1 (1.01%) Qt
7 1 (1.01%) RESTful
7 1 (1.01%) Bing Maps
7 1 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.03%) Clustering
2 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.01%) Life Science
3 1 (1.01%) FlexPod
3 1 (1.01%) User Experience
3 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) PKI
3 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.01%) NHS
3 1 (1.01%) LIMS
3 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.01%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (30.30%) Linux
2 24 (24.24%) Windows 7
3 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.09%) UNIX
7 8 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.07%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.06%) CentOS
10 5 (5.05%) Android
10 5 (5.05%) Apple iOS
10 5 (5.05%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.05%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.03%) Windows Vista
11 3 (3.03%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.03%) Windows Phone
12 2 (2.02%) Debian
12 2 (2.02%) Solaris
13 1 (1.01%) VMS
13 1 (1.01%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.12%) ITIL
2 10 (10.10%) Migration
3 7 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.05%) Project Management
4 5 (5.05%) Change Management
4 5 (5.05%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.04%) SOA
5 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.04%) Workflow
6 3 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.03%) OOP
6 3 (3.03%) Service Management
6 3 (3.03%) Android Development
7 2 (2.02%) SIEM
7 2 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.02%) Change Control
7 2 (2.02%) Web Application Development
7 2 (2.02%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.07%) SQL
2 5 (5.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.04%) C++
4 3 (3.03%) C#
4 3 (3.03%) PHP
4 3 (3.03%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.02%) PHP5
5 2 (2.02%) VBScript
6 1 (1.01%) Python
6 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby
6 1 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.08%) Degree
3 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) MCSE
5 4 (4.04%) ISEB
6 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.02%) CCNA
6 2 (2.02%) MCP
6 2 (2.02%) MCDST
7 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) QA
2 3 (3.03%) SLA
2 3 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.04%) Dovecot
5 2 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.02%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.06%) SCCM
2 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.02%) WMI
3 2 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.01%) WSUS
4 1 (1.01%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.01%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 41 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.23%) VMware
3 15 (15.15%) Citrix
4 7 (7.07%) HP
5 6 (6.06%) Symantec
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco
7 4 (4.04%) NetApp
7 4 (4.04%) Google
7 4 (4.04%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.03%) Apple
8 3 (3.03%) Juniper
8 3 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (2.02%) EMC
9 2 (2.02%) Avaya
9 2 (2.02%) Lotus
9 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.02%) Remedy
9 2 (2.02%) McAfee
9 2 (2.02%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.02%) Sourcefire
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