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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 41 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.08% 15.53% 16.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.85% 47.13% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 30
Average daily rate
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£175 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £378 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 14
Average hourly rate £34.25 £18.55 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.63% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £11.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.65 £40.00 £48.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
81 87 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.23% 32.95% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 53
Average daily rate £188 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £700 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 24
Average hourly rate £46.00 £20.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £41.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 January 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 30 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 41 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 37 (34.26%) Active Directory
3 36 (33.33%) Linux
4 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (25.93%) Windows 7
6 27 (25.00%) Citrix
6 27 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 26 (24.07%) VMware
8 25 (23.15%) MS Office
9 22 (20.37%) ITIL
10 20 (18.52%) Cisco
10 20 (18.52%) Firewall
11 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
12 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (13.89%) DNS
13 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (12.96%) Finance
15 12 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (11.11%) WatchGuard
15 12 (11.11%) HP
15 12 (11.11%) UNIX
16 11 (10.19%) VoIP
16 11 (10.19%) DHCP
16 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2007
17 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (8.33%) SAN
18 9 (8.33%) Blackberry
18 9 (8.33%) ISO 9001

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.93%) Lync
8 1 (0.93%) Apache
8 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.93%) SAS
8 1 (0.93%) nginx
8 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (23.15%) MS Office
2 19 (17.59%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.63%) Mingle
4 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.52%) Firewall
2 15 (13.89%) DNS
3 11 (10.19%) VoIP
3 11 (10.19%) DHCP
4 9 (8.33%) SAN
4 9 (8.33%) VPN
4 9 (8.33%) VLAN
5 8 (7.41%) WAN
5 8 (7.41%) LAN
6 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.56%) SSL
7 6 (5.56%) ISDN
8 4 (3.70%) OpenLDAP
8 4 (3.70%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.70%) MPLS
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.85%) PBX
9 2 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.93%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.93%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.93%) Ant
3 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.93%) LabVIEW
General
1 14 (12.96%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (35.19%) Analyst
2 14 (12.96%) Support Analyst
2 14 (12.96%) Desktop Support
3 12 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 11 (10.19%) Consultant
4 11 (10.19%) Desktop Analyst
5 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.56%) IT Support
8 6 (5.56%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Administrator
9 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Developer
9 5 (4.63%) QA Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.78%) HTML5
1 3 (2.78%) AngularJS
1 3 (2.78%) Laravel
1 3 (2.78%) CSS
1 3 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (1.85%) WPF
2 2 (1.85%) Symfony
2 2 (1.85%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) MFC
2 2 (1.85%) CSS3
3 1 (0.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.93%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.93%) Qt
3 1 (0.93%) RESTful
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (0.93%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.41%) Kindle
3 3 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.78%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.85%) Clustering
4 2 (1.85%) PKI
4 2 (1.85%) CCTV
4 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) NHS
5 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Statistics
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.33%) Linux
2 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.11%) UNIX
7 8 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.48%) Android
9 6 (5.56%) CentOS
9 6 (5.56%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.63%) Apple iOS
10 5 (4.63%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.78%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.78%) AIX
11 3 (2.78%) HPUX
11 3 (2.78%) Solaris
11 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.37%) ITIL
2 12 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.63%) Service Management
4 5 (4.63%) Workflow
4 5 (4.63%) Change Management
5 4 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 4 (3.70%) Migration
5 4 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.70%) Scrum
5 4 (3.70%) UML
6 3 (2.78%) User Stories
6 3 (2.78%) Cyber Security
6 3 (2.78%) Android Development
6 3 (2.78%) Project Management
6 3 (2.78%) OOP
6 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.78%) Test Management
6 3 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (1.85%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.41%) SQL
2 7 (6.48%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.56%) C++
3 6 (5.56%) Python
4 5 (4.63%) Shell Script
4 5 (4.63%) PHP
5 3 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.78%) Tcl
5 3 (2.78%) C
5 3 (2.78%) Java
5 3 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.85%) Korn
6 2 (1.85%) PHP5
6 2 (1.85%) VBScript
6 2 (1.85%) C#
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.56%) Degree
2 6 (5.56%) MCSE
3 5 (4.63%) ISEB
3 5 (4.63%) CCNA
3 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.78%) MCP
6 2 (1.85%) MCDST
6 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.93%) MCSD
7 1 (0.93%) PhD
7 1 (0.93%) CCIE
7 1 (0.93%) CCNP
7 1 (0.93%) CCIP
7 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.63%) QA
3 2 (1.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.93%) GCP
4 1 (0.93%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.93%) CDISC
System Software
1 37 (34.26%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.33%) XenServer
4 4 (3.70%) Dovecot
5 3 (2.78%) vSphere
5 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SCCM
2 4 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.85%) WMI
3 2 (1.85%) SCOM
3 2 (1.85%) SCVMM
3 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.93%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
4 1 (0.93%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 41 (37.96%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.00%) Citrix
3 26 (24.07%) VMware
4 20 (18.52%) Cisco
5 12 (11.11%) WatchGuard
5 12 (11.11%) HP
6 6 (5.56%) Remedy
7 5 (4.63%) 3PAR
7 5 (4.63%) Symantec
8 4 (3.70%) Infoblox
8 4 (3.70%) Imperva
8 4 (3.70%) Dell
9 3 (2.78%) F5
9 3 (2.78%) Apple
9 3 (2.78%) BMC
9 3 (2.78%) NetApp
9 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.78%) Oracle
9 3 (2.78%) EMC
10 2 (1.85%) Mitel
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