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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 58 57 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.26% 17.81% 15.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.42% 49.14% 55.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 30
Average daily rate
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£175 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £355 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.52% -57.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £11.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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
96 116 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.57% 36.25% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 50
Average daily rate £188 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 27
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.27 £11.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 46 (32.62%) Microsoft
2 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (28.37%) Windows 7
4 36 (25.53%) Citrix
5 35 (24.82%) ITIL
5 35 (24.82%) Linux
6 34 (24.11%) Firewall
7 28 (19.86%) MS Office
8 26 (18.44%) Cisco
9 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
9 24 (17.02%) VMware
10 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (14.89%) WatchGuard
11 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
12 20 (14.18%) ISO 9001
13 19 (13.48%) DNS
13 19 (13.48%) VoIP
14 18 (12.77%) VLAN
15 17 (12.06%) XenServer
16 16 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (10.64%) Blackberry
17 15 (10.64%) Kindle
18 14 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (9.93%) DHCP
18 14 (9.93%) Finance
19 13 (9.22%) WAN
19 13 (9.22%) LAN
19 13 (9.22%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 24 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.22%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.42%) nginx
8 2 (1.42%) SAS
9 1 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.71%) Content Management Server
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.71%) Confluence
9 1 (0.71%) Lync
9 1 (0.71%) Apache
9 1 (0.71%) MQSeries
Applications
1 28 (19.86%) MS Office
2 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.55%) Mingle
4 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.71%) CloudFront
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.11%) Firewall
2 19 (13.48%) DNS
2 19 (13.48%) VoIP
3 18 (12.77%) VLAN
4 14 (9.93%) DHCP
5 13 (9.22%) WAN
5 13 (9.22%) LAN
6 12 (8.51%) VPN
7 11 (7.80%) SAN
7 11 (7.80%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.67%) ISDN
8 8 (5.67%) SSL
9 6 (4.26%) MPLS
9 6 (4.26%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.13%) PBX
10 3 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.42%) OpenLDAP
11 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.42%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.26%) MySQL
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.42%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) SSDT
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) JIRA
1 4 (2.84%) MSBuild
2 3 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.13%) MSI
2 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.13%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.13%) NUnit
2 3 (2.13%) CruiseControl
2 3 (2.13%) Subversion
3 2 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.42%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.42%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.71%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.71%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.71%) Toad
4 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 14 (9.93%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (27.66%) Analyst
2 17 (12.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.64%) Desktop Support
3 15 (10.64%) Support Analyst
4 12 (8.51%) Service Analyst
4 12 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.09%) Consultant
7 9 (6.38%) Developer
7 9 (6.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
8 6 (4.26%) IT Support
8 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Technician
9 5 (3.55%) QA Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) .NET
2 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.84%) Web Services
2 4 (2.84%) HTML
3 3 (2.13%) Laravel
3 3 (2.13%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.13%) CSS
3 3 (2.13%) WCF
3 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.13%) HTML5
3 3 (2.13%) REST
4 2 (1.42%) CSS3
4 2 (1.42%) WPF
4 2 (1.42%) Symfony
4 2 (1.42%) MFC
4 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.42%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.71%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Blackberry
1 15 (10.64%) Kindle
2 4 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.13%) CLARiiON
3 3 (2.13%) Clustering
3 3 (2.13%) NHS
4 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.42%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.42%) PKI
4 2 (1.42%) CCTV
4 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.71%) Statistics
5 1 (0.71%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.71%) Replication
5 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.62%) Windows Server 2008
2 40 (28.37%) Windows 7
3 35 (24.82%) Linux
4 22 (15.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.51%) UNIX
7 10 (7.09%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.38%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.96%) Android
11 6 (4.26%) CentOS
11 6 (4.26%) Mac OS X
12 5 (3.55%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.84%) Windows Vista
14 3 (2.13%) Ubuntu
14 3 (2.13%) AIX
14 3 (2.13%) HPUX
14 3 (2.13%) Solaris
14 3 (2.13%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.82%) ITIL
2 16 (11.35%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (4.26%) E-Commerce
3 6 (4.26%) Software Engineering
4 5 (3.55%) UML
4 5 (3.55%) Service Management
4 5 (3.55%) Workflow
4 5 (3.55%) Change Management
5 4 (2.84%) MVC
5 4 (2.84%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (2.84%) Migration
5 4 (2.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (2.84%) Scrum
5 4 (2.84%) Project Management
5 4 (2.84%) OOP
5 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.13%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.13%) Test Management
6 3 (2.13%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.51%) SQL
1 12 (8.51%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.67%) C#
2 8 (5.67%) Java
3 6 (4.26%) C++
3 6 (4.26%) Python
3 6 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.55%) PHP
4 5 (3.55%) C
5 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.13%) Tcl
6 3 (2.13%) VBScript
7 2 (1.42%) Ruby
7 2 (1.42%) Korn
7 2 (1.42%) PHP5
8 1 (0.71%) AWK
8 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.71%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.67%) MCSE
2 8 (5.67%) MCP
3 7 (4.96%) Degree
4 5 (3.55%) CCNA
4 5 (3.55%) ISEB
4 5 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.42%) MCDST
7 1 (0.71%) MCITP
7 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.71%) MOS
7 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MCSD
7 1 (0.71%) MCSA
7 1 (0.71%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.71%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.18%) ISO 9001
2 5 (3.55%) QA
3 2 (1.42%) SLA
4 1 (0.71%) GCP
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.71%) CDISC
System Software
1 49 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.06%) XenServer
3 9 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.13%) vSphere
5 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.42%) Dovecot
7 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.71%) qmail
7 1 (0.71%) Firmware
7 1 (0.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (8.51%) SCCM
2 3 (2.13%) SCOM
2 3 (2.13%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.42%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.42%) WMI
3 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.42%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.71%) Nagios
4 1 (0.71%) Bacula
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 46 (32.62%) Microsoft
2 36 (25.53%) Citrix
3 26 (18.44%) Cisco
4 24 (17.02%) VMware
5 21 (14.89%) WatchGuard
6 11 (7.80%) HP
7 7 (4.96%) Remedy
7 7 (4.96%) Mitel
8 6 (4.26%) Imperva
8 6 (4.26%) 3PAR
8 6 (4.26%) Oracle
9 5 (3.55%) Dell
10 4 (2.84%) EMC
10 4 (2.84%) Apple
10 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.84%) Symantec
11 3 (2.13%) F5
11 3 (2.13%) BMC
12 2 (1.42%) Nokia
12 2 (1.42%) Lotus
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