The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 65 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.36% 16.62% 20.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.46% 48.15% 62.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 45
Average daily rate £295 £228 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.67% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £375 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 135 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.67% 34.53% 33.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 75
Average daily rate £375 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 37
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 £13.50 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Cambridgeshire

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 16 April 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 16 April 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
3 24 (29.63%) Linux
4 16 (19.75%) VMware
5 15 (18.52%) MS Office
6 14 (17.28%) Oracle
6 14 (17.28%) DNS
7 13 (16.05%) Citrix
7 13 (16.05%) ITIL
8 12 (14.81%) WAN
8 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (13.58%) Windows 7
9 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (12.35%) SAN
10 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
10 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
10 10 (12.35%) C#
11 9 (11.11%) SQL
11 9 (11.11%) DHCP
11 9 (11.11%) Cisco
12 8 (9.88%) LAN
12 8 (9.88%) Finance
12 8 (9.88%) Firewall
13 7 (8.64%) MCSE
13 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
13 7 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
14 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
14 6 (7.41%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 10 (12.35%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.17%) IIS
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) Confluence
6 1 (1.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Office
2 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.70%) SaaS
2 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) DNS
2 12 (14.81%) WAN
3 10 (12.35%) SAN
4 9 (11.11%) DHCP
5 8 (9.88%) LAN
5 8 (9.88%) Firewall
6 4 (4.94%) ADSL
6 4 (4.94%) VoIP
6 4 (4.94%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) SMS
7 2 (2.47%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.47%) VPN
8 1 (1.23%) 3G
8 1 (1.23%) Intranet
8 1 (1.23%) IPsec
8 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.23%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) LDAP
8 1 (1.23%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) EDMS
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.23%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.47%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.23%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.23%) MSTest
4 1 (1.23%) Bazaar
4 1 (1.23%) Hudson
4 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.23%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.23%) NUnit
4 1 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Electronics
2 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.52%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) Developer
3 7 (8.64%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.41%) Consultant
5 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
5 5 (6.17%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) IT Support
6 4 (4.94%) Graduate
6 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support
6 4 (4.94%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (3.70%) Junior
7 3 (3.70%) Administrator
7 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) XML
2 4 (4.94%) HTML5
2 4 (4.94%) HTML
2 4 (4.94%) CSS
3 3 (3.70%) Web Services
3 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.70%) .NET
3 3 (3.70%) HTML5 Canvas
4 2 (2.47%) WCF
4 2 (2.47%) WPF
4 2 (2.47%) LINQ
4 2 (2.47%) WinForms
4 2 (2.47%) Qt
4 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.47%) SOAP
5 1 (1.23%) DirectX
5 1 (1.23%) XSLT
5 1 (1.23%) RESTful
5 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.23%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.23%) NHS
4 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.23%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.23%) iPhone
4 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.23%) Open Source
4 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.23%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.63%) Linux
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.58%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.94%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.70%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.47%) Android
8 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.47%) UNIX
8 2 (2.47%) Debian
9 1 (1.23%) VMS
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.23%) Solaris
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.23%) CentOS
9 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 7 (8.64%) Software Engineering
3 4 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (4.94%) Document Management
4 3 (3.70%) Change Management
4 3 (3.70%) Migration
4 3 (3.70%) Workflow
4 3 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (2.47%) Automated Testing
5 2 (2.47%) CRM
5 2 (2.47%) MVC
6 1 (1.23%) Project Management
6 1 (1.23%) Regression Testing
6 1 (1.23%) Service Management
6 1 (1.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.23%) Data Modelling
6 1 (1.23%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.23%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.23%) BDD
6 1 (1.23%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) C#
2 9 (11.11%) SQL
3 6 (7.41%) C++
4 4 (4.94%) Perl
5 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.70%) VBScript
5 3 (3.70%) VBA
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.47%) C
6 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) Python
7 1 (1.23%) Tcl
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.64%) MCSE
2 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Degree
3 4 (4.94%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) ISEB
4 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
1 2 (2.47%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (38.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.17%) XenApp
5 3 (3.70%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.47%) XenServer
7 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) Backup Exec
1 5 (6.17%) SCOM
2 3 (3.70%) SCCM
2 3 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.23%) Nagios
4 1 (1.23%) Cacti
4 1 (1.23%) Puppet
4 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.75%) VMware
3 14 (17.28%) Oracle
4 13 (16.05%) Citrix
5 9 (11.11%) Cisco
6 6 (7.41%) HP
7 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.70%) Cognos
7 3 (3.70%) Dell
7 3 (3.70%) IBM
7 3 (3.70%) Brocade
7 3 (3.70%) Red Gate
8 2 (2.47%) Symantec
9 1 (1.23%) Remedy
9 1 (1.23%) Apple
9 1 (1.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (1.23%) NetApp
9 1 (1.23%) AppSense
9 1 (1.23%) Juniper
9 1 (1.23%) Sencha
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