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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 36 42 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 9.70% 13.29% 13.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.25% 56.00% 40.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 17
Average daily rate £275 £178 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% -35.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £146 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £334 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 9
Average hourly rate £29.00 £34.25 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +84.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £24.85 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.65 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
64 75 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.25% 23.73% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 48
Average daily rate £300 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 13
Average hourly rate £38.13 £46.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +130.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.15 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 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 8 February 2016.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 31 (44.93%) Linux
2 25 (36.23%) VMware
3 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 19 (27.54%) Windows 7
6 16 (23.19%) ITIL
6 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
7 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (18.84%) Citrix
9 12 (17.39%) Unix
10 11 (15.94%) SQL
10 11 (15.94%) Cisco
11 10 (14.49%) MS Office
11 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (13.04%) DevOps
12 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
12 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (13.04%) HP
12 9 (13.04%) Finance
13 8 (11.59%) SLA
13 8 (11.59%) Oracle
13 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
13 8 (11.59%) WorldPay
14 7 (10.14%) C#
14 7 (10.14%) Python
14 7 (10.14%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (10.14%) Service Management
14 7 (10.14%) Remedy
14 7 (10.14%) Puppet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Office
2 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.25%) Office 365
3 3 (4.35%) IaaS
3 3 (4.35%) PaaS
3 3 (4.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) WAN
2 4 (5.80%) VoIP
3 3 (4.35%) LAN
3 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.35%) VPN
4 2 (2.90%) Firewall
4 2 (2.90%) NAS
4 2 (2.90%) Network Security
4 2 (2.90%) SAN
4 2 (2.90%) Wireless
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.45%) DNS
5 1 (1.45%) Internet
5 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.45%) MPLS
5 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.45%) VLAN
5 1 (1.45%) VPLS
5 1 (1.45%) WAAS
5 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) Oracle Exadata
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (4.35%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.90%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.90%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Subversion
5 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Electronics
2 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Service Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support
5 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) ASP Developer
6 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior ASP Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) .NET
2 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (4.35%) WCF
2 3 (4.35%) WPF
3 2 (2.90%) Servlets
4 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) CCTV
2 4 (5.80%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.35%) iPad
4 2 (2.90%) BYOD
4 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.90%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.45%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.93%) Linux
2 19 (27.54%) Windows 7
3 16 (23.19%) Windows Server
4 12 (17.39%) Unix
5 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.25%) Mac OS X
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.35%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.90%) AIX
9 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.90%) CentOS
9 2 (2.90%) HPUX
9 2 (2.90%) Solaris
9 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.45%) Android
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) ITIL
2 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.04%) DevOps
3 7 (10.14%) Service Management
4 6 (8.70%) OO
5 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.80%) Project Management
6 4 (5.80%) Scrum
6 4 (5.80%) Software Engineering
7 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.35%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.35%) Functional Testing
7 3 (4.35%) Information Security
7 3 (4.35%) ITSM
7 3 (4.35%) Migration
7 3 (4.35%) MVC
7 3 (4.35%) SOA
7 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) C#
2 7 (10.14%) Python
3 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.80%) Java
4 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.90%) C
5 2 (2.90%) C++
5 2 (2.90%) Groovy
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.70%) Degree
3 5 (7.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.80%) ISEB
4 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.80%) MCSA
4 4 (5.80%) MCSE
4 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.35%) VCP5
5 3 (4.35%) VCP6
5 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.45%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.45%) CCIE
6 1 (1.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.45%) CCNP
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.45%) MOS
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.45%) COBIT
3 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Docker
3 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Puppet
2 6 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.90%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) SCCM
4 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.45%) Graphite
4 1 (1.45%) Nagios
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) VMware
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) Citrix
4 11 (15.94%) Cisco
5 9 (13.04%) HP
6 8 (11.59%) Oracle
6 8 (11.59%) WorldPay
7 7 (10.14%) Remedy
8 4 (5.80%) BMC
8 4 (5.80%) Dell
8 4 (5.80%) NetApp
8 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.35%) DevExpress
10 2 (2.90%) Perforce
10 2 (2.90%) SAP
11 1 (1.45%) Apple
11 1 (1.45%) Avaya
11 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.45%) Intel
11 1 (1.45%) Juniper
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