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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 33 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.62% 11.58% 15.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.46% 40.24% 44.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 31
Average daily rate
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£269 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £368 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £20.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £43.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%
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
74 82 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.91% 28.77% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 57
Average daily rate £281 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 24
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 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 2 March 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 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 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 36 (34.95%) Active Directory
3 33 (32.04%) Linux
4 25 (24.27%) MS Office
4 25 (24.27%) MS Exchange
5 24 (23.30%) Windows 7
6 22 (21.36%) Citrix
6 22 (21.36%) VMware
7 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
8 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (18.45%) ITIL
10 15 (14.56%) DNS
11 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (13.59%) Finance
12 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (11.65%) DHCP
13 12 (11.65%) Cisco
14 11 (10.68%) UNIX
14 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (9.71%) HP
15 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
17 8 (7.77%) Migration
17 8 (7.77%) Firewall
17 8 (7.77%) Degree
17 8 (7.77%) Blackberry
18 7 (6.80%) Remedy
18 7 (6.80%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 25 (24.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.80%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.85%) Lync
5 5 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.97%) nginx
8 1 (0.97%) SAS
8 1 (0.97%) IIS
8 1 (0.97%) Apache
8 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
Applications
1 25 (24.27%) MS Office
2 21 (20.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.85%) Mingle
4 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) DNS
2 12 (11.65%) DHCP
3 8 (7.77%) Firewall
4 5 (4.85%) SAN
4 5 (4.85%) VoIP
4 5 (4.85%) Network Security
5 4 (3.88%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (3.88%) WAN
5 4 (3.88%) LAN
5 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.88%) VPN
6 3 (2.91%) SSL
6 3 (2.91%) VLAN
6 3 (2.91%) ISDN
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.94%) Intranet
7 2 (1.94%) PBX
8 1 (0.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.97%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.97%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.97%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) Ant
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (13.59%) Finance
2 3 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.97%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (37.86%) Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Desktop Support
2 13 (12.62%) Service Analyst
2 13 (12.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (11.65%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Desktop Analyst
5 10 (9.71%) Developer
5 10 (9.71%) Consultant
6 9 (8.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) IT Support
9 5 (4.85%) Administrator
9 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Senior QA Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) CSS
1 7 (6.80%) HTML
2 6 (5.83%) HTML5
3 5 (4.85%) CSS3
4 4 (3.88%) .NET
4 4 (3.88%) Google Maps API
5 3 (2.91%) Laravel
5 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.94%) MFC
6 2 (1.94%) WPF
6 2 (1.94%) Symfony
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.97%) jQuery
7 1 (0.97%) MSMQ
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.97%) WinForms
7 1 (0.97%) Qt
7 1 (0.97%) RESTful
7 1 (0.97%) Bing Maps
7 1 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.91%) Clustering
2 3 (2.91%) Kindle
3 2 (1.94%) PKI
3 2 (1.94%) CCTV
3 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.97%) Statistics
4 1 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.97%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.97%) User Experience
4 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.97%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.97%) Replication
4 1 (0.97%) CLARiiON
4 1 (0.97%) LIMS
4 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.97%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.04%) Linux
2 24 (23.30%) Windows 7
3 20 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.68%) UNIX
7 7 (6.80%) Windows XP
7 7 (6.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (6.80%) Android
8 6 (5.83%) CentOS
9 5 (4.85%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.85%) Mac OS X
9 5 (4.85%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.91%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.91%) Windows Phone
10 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.91%) Solaris
11 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.97%) zOS
11 1 (0.97%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.45%) ITIL
2 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.77%) Migration
4 7 (6.80%) Service Management
5 6 (5.83%) Change Management
5 6 (5.83%) E-Commerce
5 6 (5.83%) Project Management
6 5 (4.85%) Workflow
7 4 (3.88%) SOA
7 4 (3.88%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.91%) Scrum
8 3 (2.91%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.91%) UML
8 3 (2.91%) OOP
8 3 (2.91%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.91%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (2.91%) Android Development
9 2 (1.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.80%) SQL
2 6 (5.83%) C++
3 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.88%) PHP
4 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.91%) Python
5 3 (2.91%) C#
6 2 (1.94%) C
6 2 (1.94%) Java
6 2 (1.94%) VBScript
6 2 (1.94%) PHP5
7 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) Tcl
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) Ruby
7 1 (0.97%) Korn
7 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.77%) Degree
3 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.85%) ISEB
5 4 (3.88%) MCSE
5 4 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.94%) MCDST
7 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.94%) MCP
7 2 (1.94%) CCNA
8 1 (0.97%) PhD
8 1 (0.97%) VCP4
8 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
2 3 (2.91%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.91%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.97%) CDISC
4 1 (0.97%) GCP
4 1 (0.97%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 36 (34.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.88%) Dovecot
5 3 (2.91%) XenServer
6 2 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) NetBackup
1 4 (3.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.94%) WMI
2 2 (1.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.97%) WSUS
3 1 (0.97%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.97%) Nagios
3 1 (0.97%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 44 (42.72%) Microsoft
2 22 (21.36%) Citrix
2 22 (21.36%) VMware
3 12 (11.65%) Cisco
4 10 (9.71%) HP
5 7 (6.80%) Remedy
6 6 (5.83%) Symantec
7 4 (3.88%) Google
7 4 (3.88%) WatchGuard
7 4 (3.88%) Infoblox
7 4 (3.88%) NetApp
7 4 (3.88%) Dell
8 3 (2.91%) Oracle
8 3 (2.91%) Juniper
8 3 (2.91%) BMC
8 3 (2.91%) F5
8 3 (2.91%) Apple
8 3 (2.91%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.94%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.94%) Sourcefire
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