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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows 82 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.97% 17.17% 10.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.55% 53.91% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 30 19
Average daily rate £330 £278 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £198 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £380 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.08 £13.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £42.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -3.22%
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 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.08% 31.86% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 70 44
Average daily rate £343 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £204 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £13.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 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
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 30 April 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (45.37%) Linux
2 34 (31.48%) VMware
3 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
4 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 22 (20.37%) Unix
6 21 (19.44%) Windows 7
7 20 (18.52%) Windows Server
8 19 (17.59%) Oracle
9 16 (14.81%) MS Office
9 16 (14.81%) ITIL
9 16 (14.81%) Migration
9 16 (14.81%) SCCM
9 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (12.96%) SLA
11 13 (12.04%) Information Security
11 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (12.04%) Puppet
12 12 (11.11%) Data Centre
12 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 12 (11.11%) SQL
13 11 (10.19%) Cisco
13 11 (10.19%) Solaris
13 11 (10.19%) SAN
14 10 (9.26%) Finance
14 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (9.26%) Apple
14 10 (9.26%) Java
14 10 (9.26%) Python
14 10 (9.26%) DevOps
14 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 7 (6.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.63%) Apache
2 5 (4.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.85%) IIS
4 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.93%) nginx
5 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (14.81%) MS Office
2 12 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.85%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.41%) SaaS
4 7 (6.48%) IaaS
4 7 (6.48%) PaaS
5 4 (3.70%) Office 365
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) SAN
2 9 (8.33%) WAN
3 7 (6.48%) DNS
4 6 (5.56%) Firewall
5 5 (4.63%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.70%) LAN
7 2 (1.85%) DHCP
7 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.85%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.85%) Network Security
7 2 (1.85%) SSL
7 2 (1.85%) VLAN
7 2 (1.85%) VPN
7 2 (1.85%) Wireless
8 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.93%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.93%) Skype
8 1 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (0.93%) VPLS
8 1 (0.93%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) MySQL
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.70%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.63%) JIRA
2 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.78%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.85%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.85%) Selenium
4 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) Hudson
4 1 (0.93%) Maven
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (9.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (15.74%) Support Engineer
2 16 (14.81%) Administrator
3 14 (12.96%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (12.04%) Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Desktop Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) Desktop Support
6 9 (8.33%) Architect
6 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.41%) Applications Support
7 8 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.48%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (6.48%) Security Architect
8 7 (6.48%) Security Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.48%) Support Analyst
9 6 (5.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 6 (5.56%) Information Security Architect
9 6 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) HTML
2 4 (3.70%) .NET
2 4 (3.70%) Ajax
2 4 (3.70%) CSS
2 4 (3.70%) WPF
2 4 (3.70%) XML
3 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.78%) WCF
4 2 (1.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.93%) LAMP
5 1 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.93%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.78%) CCTV
2 3 (2.78%) Hedge funds
2 3 (2.78%) iPad
3 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.85%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.85%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.93%) BYOD
4 1 (0.93%) Clustering
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.93%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.93%) Health Informatics
4 1 (0.93%) Informatics
4 1 (0.93%) PKI
4 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
4 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.37%) Linux
2 22 (20.37%) Unix
3 21 (19.44%) Windows 7
4 20 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 11 (10.19%) Solaris
6 10 (9.26%) Apple iOS
6 10 (9.26%) Mac OS
6 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.41%) AIX
7 8 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 8 (7.41%) Windows Vista
8 7 (6.48%) HPUX
9 6 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.93%) CentOS
11 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) ITIL
1 16 (14.81%) Migration
2 13 (12.04%) Information Security
3 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.26%) DevOps
4 7 (6.48%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.48%) Software Deployment
5 6 (5.56%) Data Migration
5 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.63%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.63%) OO
6 5 (4.63%) Open Source
7 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.70%) Change Control
7 4 (3.70%) Change Management
7 4 (3.70%) ETL
7 4 (3.70%) Functional Testing
7 4 (3.70%) High Availability
7 4 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.11%) SQL
2 10 (9.26%) Java
2 10 (9.26%) Python
3 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.48%) C#
4 7 (6.48%) Perl
4 7 (6.48%) PHP
5 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.78%) C
8 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) C++
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
9 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) Degree
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.63%) MCSA
3 5 (4.63%) MCSE
3 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.63%) VCP5
3 5 (4.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.70%) ISEB
4 4 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.70%) VCP6
5 1 (0.93%) CCIE
5 1 (0.93%) CCNA
5 1 (0.93%) CCNP
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) SLA
2 6 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.93%) COBIT
4 1 (0.93%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.63%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.70%) iptables
4 4 (3.70%) Postfix
4 4 (3.70%) Sendmail
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.70%) vSphere
5 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) SCCM
2 13 (12.04%) Puppet
3 7 (6.48%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (5.56%) Cobbler
5 5 (4.63%) Ansible
5 5 (4.63%) Nagios
6 4 (3.70%) OSSEC
6 4 (3.70%) SCOM
6 4 (3.70%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.85%) Control-M
8 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.93%) Graphite
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (31.48%) VMware
2 30 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.59%) Oracle
4 11 (10.19%) Cisco
5 10 (9.26%) Apple
6 9 (8.33%) HP
7 8 (7.41%) Dell
8 7 (6.48%) Citrix
8 7 (6.48%) NetApp
8 7 (6.48%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.63%) ServiceNow
9 5 (4.63%) Splunk
10 4 (3.70%) EMC
10 4 (3.70%) LogRhythm
10 4 (3.70%) SAP
10 4 (3.70%) Siebel
10 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.70%) TippingPoint
11 3 (2.78%) BMC
11 3 (2.78%) Remedy
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