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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 70 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.67% 18.82% 29.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.93% 60.87% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 43
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 15 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.54 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
145 115 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.22% 30.91% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 43 76
Average daily rate £350 £275 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £168 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 54
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (37.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 47 (36.15%) Citrix
3 46 (35.38%) Active Directory
4 45 (34.62%) Windows 7
5 36 (27.69%) ITIL
6 33 (25.38%) Microsoft
7 32 (24.62%) Cisco
7 32 (24.62%) Firewall
8 24 (18.46%) Linux
9 21 (16.15%) DNS
9 21 (16.15%) ISO 9001
9 21 (16.15%) WatchGuard
10 20 (15.38%) VMware
11 19 (14.62%) VoIP
11 19 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (13.85%) XenServer
12 18 (13.85%) MS Exchange
12 18 (13.85%) VLAN
13 17 (13.08%) SCCM
14 16 (12.31%) DHCP
15 15 (11.54%) TCP/IP
15 15 (11.54%) WAN
15 15 (11.54%) LAN
15 15 (11.54%) MS Office
15 15 (11.54%) Blackberry
15 15 (11.54%) Kindle
16 14 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (10.00%) SAN
17 13 (10.00%) MS Excel
17 13 (10.00%) PowerShell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.54%) SAS
5 2 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.77%) Content Management Server
6 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (11.54%) MS Office
2 13 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.31%) CloudFront
2 3 (2.31%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (24.62%) Firewall
2 21 (16.15%) DNS
3 19 (14.62%) VoIP
4 18 (13.85%) VLAN
5 16 (12.31%) DHCP
6 15 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 15 (11.54%) WAN
6 15 (11.54%) LAN
7 13 (10.00%) SAN
8 11 (8.46%) VPN
9 7 (5.38%) SSL
10 6 (4.62%) Ethernet
10 6 (4.62%) ISDN
10 6 (4.62%) MPLS
10 6 (4.62%) Internet
11 4 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.31%) Network Security
12 3 (2.31%) SMS
12 3 (2.31%) IPv6
13 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) MySQL
2 6 (4.62%) Oracle Exadata
2 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.54%) SSDT
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MSI
2 7 (5.38%) MSBuild
3 6 (4.62%) JIRA
4 5 (3.85%) CruiseControl
4 5 (3.85%) NUnit
4 5 (3.85%) Subversion
4 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.31%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.31%) AdminStudio
6 3 (2.31%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.54%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.54%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (1.54%) Gradle
7 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.54%) NuGet
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (11.54%) Analyst
3 14 (10.77%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Developer
5 9 (6.92%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Server Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) Applications Packager
6 7 (5.38%) Consultant
6 7 (5.38%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.38%) Service Desk Technician
7 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 5 (3.85%) IT Support
9 4 (3.08%) Build Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.08%) Server Support
9 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) .NET
2 7 (5.38%) Application Packaging
3 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.62%) Web Services
4 5 (3.85%) WCF
4 5 (3.85%) REST
4 5 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (2.31%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.54%) HTML
6 2 (1.54%) WinForms
7 1 (0.77%) WPF
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.77%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.77%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Blackberry
1 15 (11.54%) Kindle
2 5 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.85%) CCTV
2 5 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.08%) NHS
3 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.31%) CLARiiON
4 3 (2.31%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.31%) PKI
5 2 (1.54%) Internet of Things
5 2 (1.54%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.54%) Open Source
5 2 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.54%) Statistics
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (37.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 45 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.46%) Linux
4 19 (14.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.46%) UNIX
6 11 (8.46%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.31%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.54%) AIX
9 2 (1.54%) HPUX
9 2 (1.54%) Solaris
9 2 (1.54%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.77%) Android
10 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.69%) ITIL
2 13 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (6.92%) Software Engineering
4 7 (5.38%) Service Management
5 5 (3.85%) MVC
5 5 (3.85%) Scrum
5 5 (3.85%) Project Management
6 4 (3.08%) UML
7 3 (2.31%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.31%) Data Management
7 3 (2.31%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.31%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.31%) OO
7 3 (2.31%) Cyber Security
7 3 (2.31%) User Stories
8 2 (1.54%) Computer Architecture
8 2 (1.54%) Automation Testing
8 2 (1.54%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.54%) Automated Testing
8 2 (1.54%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.23%) Java
3 10 (7.69%) C#
4 9 (6.92%) C
5 8 (6.15%) SQL
5 8 (6.15%) Python
6 6 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.85%) VBScript
7 5 (3.85%) C++
8 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.08%) VB
9 3 (2.31%) Ruby
9 3 (2.31%) PHP
10 2 (1.54%) Tcl
11 1 (0.77%) AWK
11 1 (0.77%) Korn
11 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.77%) Perl
11 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.15%) MCP
2 8 (6.15%) MCSE
3 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.08%) CCNA
4 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) Degree
6 2 (1.54%) MCSA
6 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) MOS
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.77%) MCDST
7 1 (0.77%) MCITP
7 1 (0.77%) PhD
7 1 (0.77%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.77%) CCIE
7 1 (0.77%) CCNP
7 1 (0.77%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.15%) ISO 9001
2 7 (5.38%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) CDISC
4 1 (0.77%) GCP
4 1 (0.77%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 46 (35.38%) Active Directory
2 18 (13.85%) XenServer
3 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (5.38%) XenApp
6 3 (2.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.31%) vSphere
6 3 (2.31%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.77%) Samba
7 1 (0.77%) qmail
7 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (13.08%) SCCM
2 6 (4.62%) SCOM
3 5 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.08%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.54%) WSUS
6 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (36.15%) Citrix
2 33 (25.38%) Microsoft
3 32 (24.62%) Cisco
4 21 (16.15%) WatchGuard
5 20 (15.38%) VMware
6 12 (9.23%) HP
7 11 (8.46%) Oracle
8 10 (7.69%) Remedy
9 8 (6.15%) AppSense
9 8 (6.15%) Mitel
10 6 (4.62%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.62%) Imperva
10 6 (4.62%) BMC
11 5 (3.85%) Symantec
12 4 (3.08%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.08%) EMC
13 3 (2.31%) Nokia
13 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.31%) Apple
13 3 (2.31%) F5
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