The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 47 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.91% 9.71% 19.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.09% 50.54% 60.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 34
Median daily rate £350 £190 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -12.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £135 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
- +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 30
Median hourly rate £10.50 £60.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.50% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £24.00 £20.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.60 £15.26 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -4.62%
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
55 93 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.15% 19.21% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 37 74
Median daily rate £350 £275 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £149 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 31
Median hourly rate £17.25 £60.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £28.80 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows.

1 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 28 (35.44%) ITIL
3 26 (32.91%) Linux
3 26 (32.91%) SQL
4 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
5 21 (26.58%) Oracle
6 20 (25.32%) DNS
6 20 (25.32%) VMware
6 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (24.05%) Windows 7
8 18 (22.78%) SCCM
8 18 (22.78%) MS Office
9 17 (21.52%) SAN
9 17 (21.52%) Puppet
9 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
10 16 (20.25%) PL/SQL
10 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
10 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
11 15 (18.99%) HP
11 15 (18.99%) C#
11 15 (18.99%) .NET
12 14 (17.72%) Unix
12 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (17.72%) Virtual Environments
13 13 (16.46%) Shell Script
14 12 (15.19%) Incident Management
14 12 (15.19%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (15.19%) Cobbler
15 11 (13.92%) Open Source
15 11 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 9 (11.39%) IIS
2 8 (10.13%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.33%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (5.06%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.80%) Apache
6 3 (3.80%) nginx
6 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.53%) Jetty
7 2 (2.53%) Mongrel
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (22.78%) MS Office
2 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.53%) BASE24
4 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.32%) DNS
2 17 (21.52%) SAN
3 11 (13.92%) Firewall
4 10 (12.66%) DHCP
5 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.33%) WAN
7 4 (5.06%) HTTP
7 4 (5.06%) LAN
7 4 (5.06%) SSL
8 3 (3.80%) LDAP
9 2 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.53%) FTP
9 2 (2.53%) IPsec
9 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.27%) SMS
10 1 (1.27%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (1.27%) VLAN
10 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (8.86%) MySQL
4 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database
4 6 (7.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) JIRA
1 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.80%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.53%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.27%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.27%) Hudson
5 1 (1.27%) Maven
5 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Banking
2 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Local Government
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (16.46%) Administrator
2 12 (15.19%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (12.66%) Desktop Support
4 9 (11.39%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (7.59%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Unix Administrator
8 5 (6.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.06%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.06%) C# Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.99%) .NET
2 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET
3 8 (10.13%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.59%) RESTful
5 4 (5.06%) XML
6 3 (3.80%) Ajax
6 3 (3.80%) HTML
6 3 (3.80%) jQuery
6 3 (3.80%) LAMP
6 3 (3.80%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (3.80%) Web Services
7 2 (2.53%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (2.53%) Servlets
7 2 (2.53%) WCF
8 1 (1.27%) CSS
8 1 (1.27%) LINQ
8 1 (1.27%) REST
8 1 (1.27%) SOAP
8 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.53%) BYOD
3 2 (2.53%) CCTV
3 2 (2.53%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.53%) NHS
3 2 (2.53%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.27%) Health Informatics
4 1 (1.27%) Informatics
4 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (32.91%) Linux
2 19 (24.05%) Windows 7
3 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
4 14 (17.72%) Unix
5 10 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (12.66%) Solaris
5 10 (12.66%) Windows 8
5 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.86%) Mac OS
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.59%) Windows 10
8 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.06%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.06%) Windows Vista
10 3 (3.80%) CentOS
10 3 (3.80%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (3.80%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.44%) ITIL
2 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (17.72%) Virtual Environments
4 12 (15.19%) Incident Management
5 11 (13.92%) Configuration Management
5 11 (13.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (13.92%) Open Source
6 10 (12.66%) Change Control
6 10 (12.66%) High Availability
6 10 (12.66%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (12.66%) Load Balancing
7 8 (10.13%) DevOps
8 7 (8.86%) Scrum
9 6 (7.59%) API Design
9 6 (7.59%) SOA
10 4 (5.06%) ITIL V3
10 4 (5.06%) Service Management
10 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (3.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) PL/SQL
3 15 (18.99%) C#
4 13 (16.46%) Shell Script
5 9 (11.39%) PowerShell
5 9 (11.39%) T-SQL
6 6 (7.59%) Python
7 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.33%) Perl
7 5 (6.33%) Ruby
8 4 (5.06%) PHP
9 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.80%) C++
9 3 (3.80%) VBScript
10 2 (2.53%) Java
11 1 (1.27%) C
11 1 (1.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.06%) MCSA
4 3 (3.80%) CCNA
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) VCP5
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) SLA
2 5 (6.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.19%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (12.66%) iptables
4 10 (12.66%) Postfix
4 10 (12.66%) Sendmail
4 10 (12.66%) vSphere
5 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.06%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.53%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (22.78%) SCCM
2 17 (21.52%) Puppet
3 12 (15.19%) Cobbler
4 10 (12.66%) Nagios
4 10 (12.66%) OSSEC
5 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.06%) SCOM
6 4 (5.06%) SCVMM
7 3 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.53%) Ansible
8 2 (2.53%) Control-M
8 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (2.53%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.58%) Oracle
3 20 (25.32%) VMware
4 15 (18.99%) HP
5 11 (13.92%) Red Hat
6 10 (12.66%) EMC
6 10 (12.66%) LogRhythm
6 10 (12.66%) ServiceNow
6 10 (12.66%) SolarWinds
6 10 (12.66%) Splunk
6 10 (12.66%) TippingPoint
7 9 (11.39%) Citrix
8 7 (8.86%) Remedy
9 5 (6.33%) Apple
9 5 (6.33%) Cisco
10 3 (3.80%) Cognos
10 3 (3.80%) JD Edwards
11 2 (2.53%) BMC
11 2 (2.53%) WorldPay
12 1 (1.27%) 3PAR
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