The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 5 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.33% 12.50% 11.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.50% 61.04% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 14
Median daily rate £305 £278 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.90% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £160 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £421 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Median hourly rate £16.68 £23.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.25% -45.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £14.75 £28.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £60.00 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
80 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.40% 20.48% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 27
Median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% -12.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.45 £26.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £60.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows.

1 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
3 22 (29.73%) Windows 7
4 21 (28.38%) Linux
5 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
5 16 (21.62%) Windows Server
6 14 (18.92%) MS Office
6 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (17.57%) C#
7 13 (17.57%) Windows 10
8 12 (16.22%) ITIL
8 12 (16.22%) Office 365
9 11 (14.86%) SQL
10 10 (13.51%) .NET
10 10 (13.51%) MS Exchange
11 9 (12.16%) DNS
11 9 (12.16%) DHCP
11 9 (12.16%) VMware
11 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (12.16%) SCCM
12 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
12 8 (10.81%) Project Management
12 8 (10.81%) Citrix
12 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (9.46%) LAN
14 6 (8.11%) VPN
14 6 (8.11%) Dell
14 6 (8.11%) Python

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.81%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.05%) IIS
7 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.35%) Jupyter
Applications
1 16 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 14 (18.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Office 365
2 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.16%) DHCP
1 9 (12.16%) DNS
2 7 (9.46%) LAN
3 6 (8.11%) VPN
4 4 (5.41%) LDAP
4 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.05%) Firewall
5 3 (4.05%) VoIP
6 2 (2.70%) ADSL
6 2 (2.70%) HTTP
6 2 (2.70%) Skype
6 2 (2.70%) WAN
7 1 (1.35%) Internet
7 1 (1.35%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.35%) SAN
7 1 (1.35%) SMS
7 1 (1.35%) WebEx
7 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.70%) JMeter
1 2 (2.70%) Selenium
1 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.35%) Hudson
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) Subversion
2 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.70%) Finance
1 2 (2.70%) Legal
1 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.35%) Electronics
2 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Analyst
2 9 (12.16%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Developer
3 8 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (9.46%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) IT Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) IT Support
5 6 (8.11%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Consultant
6 5 (6.76%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) Administrator
7 4 (5.41%) Azure Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) .NET
2 4 (5.41%) REST
2 4 (5.41%) WCF
2 4 (5.41%) X-Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Django
3 3 (4.05%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
4 2 (2.70%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.70%) WinForms
4 2 (2.70%) WPF
5 1 (1.35%) Celery
5 1 (1.35%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (1.35%) Middleware
5 1 (1.35%) RESTful
5 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.35%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.35%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 4 (5.41%) User Experience
2 2 (2.70%) Clustering
2 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Life Science
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) PKI
3 1 (1.35%) SCADA
3 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows 7
2 21 (28.38%) Linux
3 16 (21.62%) Windows Server
4 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.57%) Windows 10
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.76%) Unix
8 4 (5.41%) Mac OS X
8 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.05%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.35%) CentOS
10 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.22%) ITIL
2 8 (10.81%) Project Management
3 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (6.76%) Migration
3 5 (6.76%) MVC
4 4 (5.41%) CRM
4 4 (5.41%) Software Distribution
4 4 (5.41%) Software Engineering
4 4 (5.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.05%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.05%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.05%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.05%) Validation
6 2 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.70%) Load Testing
6 2 (2.70%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) C#
2 11 (14.86%) SQL
3 6 (8.11%) Java
3 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.11%) Python
4 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.05%) PHP
5 3 (4.05%) Ruby
6 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) C++
6 1 (1.35%) Perl
6 1 (1.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.76%) MCSE
3 4 (5.41%) A+ Certification
3 4 (5.41%) MCITP
4 3 (4.05%) MCSA
5 2 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CCIE
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) CCSA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CISM
6 1 (1.35%) CISSP
6 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.35%) PhD
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) GAMP
2 1 (1.35%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (33.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.41%) XenApp
4 3 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) SCCM
2 4 (5.41%) DameWare
3 3 (4.05%) WSUS
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) VMware
3 8 (10.81%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) Dell
5 4 (5.41%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.70%) Apple
6 2 (2.70%) HP
6 2 (2.70%) IBM
6 2 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) AppSense
7 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco
7 1 (1.35%) EMC
7 1 (1.35%) Intel
7 1 (1.35%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.35%) Siemens
Cambridge
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: From £40 to £48 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago