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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 83 56 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.11% 15.38% 28.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.33% 52.83% 67.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 48
Average daily rate
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£233 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £163 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £356 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 48
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £12.54 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £43.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -5.53%
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
150 106 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.93% 29.12% 41.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 42 81
Average daily rate £350 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 28 August 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 47 (37.30%) Active Directory
2 44 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 42 (33.33%) Citrix
4 34 (26.98%) ITIL
5 32 (25.40%) Microsoft
6 27 (21.43%) Firewall
7 26 (20.63%) Cisco
8 25 (19.84%) Linux
9 24 (19.05%) DNS
10 19 (15.08%) DHCP
11 18 (14.29%) ISO 9001
11 18 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (13.49%) VMware
12 17 (13.49%) WatchGuard
12 17 (13.49%) SCCM
13 16 (12.70%) VoIP
14 15 (11.90%) Blackberry
14 15 (11.90%) VLAN
14 15 (11.90%) XenServer
15 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (11.11%) WAN
15 14 (11.11%) LAN
16 13 (10.32%) TCP/IP
16 13 (10.32%) .NET
16 13 (10.32%) MS Office
16 13 (10.32%) PowerShell
17 12 (9.52%) Kindle
17 12 (9.52%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.79%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.79%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) nginx
5 1 (0.79%) Confluence
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) MS Office
2 10 (7.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.38%) CloudFront
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.43%) Firewall
2 24 (19.05%) DNS
3 19 (15.08%) DHCP
4 16 (12.70%) VoIP
5 15 (11.90%) VLAN
6 14 (11.11%) WAN
6 14 (11.11%) LAN
7 13 (10.32%) TCP/IP
8 12 (9.52%) SAN
9 9 (7.14%) VPN
10 6 (4.76%) Internet
11 5 (3.97%) SSL
11 5 (3.97%) ISDN
11 5 (3.97%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.97%) MPLS
12 4 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (3.17%) SMS
13 3 (2.38%) IPv6
13 3 (2.38%) Network Security
14 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) MySQL
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.59%) SSDT
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) MSI
2 7 (5.56%) MSBuild
3 6 (4.76%) JIRA
4 5 (3.97%) NUnit
4 5 (3.97%) CruiseControl
4 5 (3.97%) Subversion
4 5 (3.97%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.38%) InstallShield
6 3 (2.38%) AdminStudio
7 2 (1.59%) Maven
7 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.59%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (1.59%) NuGet
7 2 (1.59%) Gradle
7 2 (1.59%) Artifactory
General
1 8 (6.35%) Finance
2 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (11.11%) Support Engineer
1 14 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (10.32%) Developer
3 11 (8.73%) Analyst
4 9 (7.14%) Consultant
5 8 (6.35%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Applications Packager
6 7 (5.56%) Service Desk Technician
7 6 (4.76%) IT Support
7 6 (4.76%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.76%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.97%) Server Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.17%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Wintel Support
9 4 (3.17%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Server Support
9 4 (3.17%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.32%) .NET
2 7 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 7 (5.56%) Web Services
2 7 (5.56%) Application Packaging
3 6 (4.76%) WCF
4 5 (3.97%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (3.97%) REST
5 4 (3.17%) HTML
5 4 (3.17%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.59%) HTML5
6 2 (1.59%) WPF
6 2 (1.59%) WinForms
7 1 (0.79%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.79%) XML
7 1 (0.79%) CSS
7 1 (0.79%) SOAP
7 1 (0.79%) LINQ
7 1 (0.79%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.79%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 12 (9.52%) Kindle
3 5 (3.97%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.97%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.17%) NHS
4 4 (3.17%) PKI
4 4 (3.17%) CCTV
4 4 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.38%) Open Source
6 2 (1.59%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.59%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) Firmware
7 1 (0.79%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.79%) MPEG
7 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 42 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 25 (19.84%) Linux
4 18 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.73%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.94%) Windows 8
8 9 (7.14%) UNIX
9 5 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.38%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.59%) Android
11 2 (1.59%) AIX
11 2 (1.59%) HPUX
11 2 (1.59%) Solaris
11 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.59%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.98%) ITIL
2 9 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (6.35%) Software Engineering
4 5 (3.97%) Service Management
4 5 (3.97%) MVC
5 4 (3.17%) Scrum
5 4 (3.17%) Project Management
6 3 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.38%) OO
6 3 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.38%) Migration
6 3 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.38%) Automation Testing
7 2 (1.59%) Test Management
7 2 (1.59%) Automated Testing
7 2 (1.59%) Release Management
7 2 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.59%) Data Management
7 2 (1.59%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.52%) C#
3 10 (7.94%) Java
4 9 (7.14%) SQL
5 7 (5.56%) C
6 6 (4.76%) Python
6 6 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.97%) VBScript
8 4 (3.17%) VB
8 4 (3.17%) C++
8 4 (3.17%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.38%) PHP
9 3 (2.38%) Ruby
10 2 (1.59%) Tcl
10 2 (1.59%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.59%) Perl
11 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.35%) MCP
3 7 (5.56%) MCSE
4 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) Degree
5 3 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.38%) CCNA
5 3 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.59%) MCSA
6 2 (1.59%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.59%) MOS
7 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.79%) MCDST
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.79%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.79%) CCIE
7 1 (0.79%) CCNP
7 1 (0.79%) CCIP
7 1 (0.79%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 47 (37.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.90%) XenServer
3 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (7.14%) XenApp
5 5 (3.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.59%) vSphere
8 1 (0.79%) qmail
8 1 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.79%) Samba
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) SCCM
2 8 (6.35%) SCOM
3 7 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.17%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.17%) WSUS
5 3 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.38%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (33.33%) Citrix
2 32 (25.40%) Microsoft
3 26 (20.63%) Cisco
4 17 (13.49%) VMware
4 17 (13.49%) WatchGuard
5 12 (9.52%) Oracle
6 10 (7.94%) HP
7 8 (6.35%) AppSense
7 8 (6.35%) Mitel
8 7 (5.56%) Symantec
8 7 (5.56%) Remedy
9 5 (3.97%) BMC
9 5 (3.97%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.97%) Imperva
10 4 (3.17%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.17%) Apple
10 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.38%) Nokia
11 3 (2.38%) EMC
11 3 (2.38%) Red Gate
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