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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 61 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.90% 16.58% 27.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.05% 67.78% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 51
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £375 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 50
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -40.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 90 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.54% 24.46% 38.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 30 80
Average daily rate £350 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 July 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 31 July 2014.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 43 (37.72%) Active Directory
2 38 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 37 (32.46%) Citrix
4 33 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (28.07%) Microsoft
6 28 (24.56%) ITIL
7 22 (19.30%) Linux
8 21 (18.42%) Cisco
9 19 (16.67%) DNS
10 18 (15.79%) Firewall
11 16 (14.04%) MS Office
12 15 (13.16%) DHCP
12 15 (13.16%) VMware
12 15 (13.16%) SCCM
13 14 (12.28%) .NET
13 14 (12.28%) C#
13 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (11.40%) Oracle
14 13 (11.40%) WAN
14 13 (11.40%) ISO 9001
14 13 (11.40%) MS Exchange
14 13 (11.40%) Blackberry
15 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (9.65%) LAN
15 11 (9.65%) VoIP
15 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
16 10 (8.77%) XenServer
16 10 (8.77%) VLAN
16 10 (8.77%) WatchGuard
16 10 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.88%) Content Management Server
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (14.04%) MS Office
2 9 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (2.63%) CloudFront
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.63%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.67%) DNS
2 18 (15.79%) Firewall
3 15 (13.16%) DHCP
4 13 (11.40%) WAN
5 11 (9.65%) VoIP
5 11 (9.65%) LAN
6 10 (8.77%) SAN
6 10 (8.77%) VLAN
7 9 (7.89%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.26%) Internet
9 4 (3.51%) VPN
9 4 (3.51%) SMS
10 3 (2.63%) Network Security
10 3 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.75%) ADSL
11 2 (1.75%) ISDN
11 2 (1.75%) SSL
11 2 (1.75%) IPv6
11 2 (1.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.14%) MySQL
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.75%) SSDT
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MSI
2 7 (6.14%) MSBuild
3 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.26%) JIRA
4 5 (4.39%) NUnit
4 5 (4.39%) CruiseControl
4 5 (4.39%) Subversion
4 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.63%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.63%) AdminStudio
5 3 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.75%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.75%) Maven
6 2 (1.75%) NuGet
6 2 (1.75%) Gradle
6 2 (1.75%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.75%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (7.02%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (14.04%) Developer
2 11 (9.65%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.77%) Consultant
4 9 (7.89%) Analyst
5 7 (6.14%) Applications Packager
6 5 (4.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (4.39%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.39%) Software Engineer
6 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Technician
7 4 (3.51%) Wintel Consultant
7 4 (3.51%) .NET Developer
7 4 (3.51%) C# Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Wintel Support
7 4 (3.51%) IT Support
7 4 (3.51%) Build Engineer
7 4 (3.51%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.51%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.28%) .NET
2 8 (7.02%) ASP.NET
2 8 (7.02%) Web Services
3 7 (6.14%) Application Packaging
3 7 (6.14%) WCF
4 5 (4.39%) HTML
4 5 (4.39%) .NET Framework
4 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (4.39%) REST
5 3 (2.63%) HTML5
5 3 (2.63%) WPF
5 3 (2.63%) WinForms
6 2 (1.75%) XML
6 2 (1.75%) CSS
6 2 (1.75%) SOAP
6 2 (1.75%) LINQ
6 2 (1.75%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (0.88%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.88%) Sencha Touch
7 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.40%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.02%) Kindle
3 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
4 4 (3.51%) NHS
4 4 (3.51%) CCTV
4 4 (3.51%) PKI
4 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.63%) Open Source
6 2 (1.75%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.75%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.75%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.75%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.88%) MPEG
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Firmware
7 1 (0.88%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.88%) CMDB
7 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 33 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (19.30%) Linux
4 14 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.77%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.02%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.26%) UNIX
9 4 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.63%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.75%) Android
11 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.75%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.88%) Debian
12 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) ITIL
2 8 (7.02%) Software Engineering
3 6 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.39%) Service Management
4 5 (4.39%) MVC
5 3 (2.63%) Migration
5 3 (2.63%) OO
5 3 (2.63%) Project Management
5 3 (2.63%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.63%) Automated Testing
5 3 (2.63%) Automation Testing
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Architecture
6 2 (1.75%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (1.75%) Data Management
6 2 (1.75%) Release Management
6 2 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (1.75%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.75%) Scrum
7 1 (0.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.28%) C#
2 11 (9.65%) PowerShell
3 10 (8.77%) SQL
4 9 (7.89%) Java
5 7 (6.14%) C
6 5 (4.39%) VBScript
6 5 (4.39%) C++
7 4 (3.51%) VB
8 3 (2.63%) Ruby
8 3 (2.63%) Python
8 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.63%) Perl
9 2 (1.75%) PHP
9 2 (1.75%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.88%) sed
10 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.88%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.88%) AWK
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.14%) MCP
2 7 (6.14%) MCSE
3 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.51%) Degree
4 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.75%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.75%) MOS
6 2 (1.75%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.88%) MCDST
7 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.40%) ISO 9001
2 6 (5.26%) SLA
3 2 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 43 (37.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.77%) Microsoft App-V
2 10 (8.77%) XenServer
3 9 (7.89%) XenApp
4 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.88%) qmail
7 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.88%) Samba
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (13.16%) SCCM
2 7 (6.14%) SCOM
3 6 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.51%) WSUS
5 3 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.75%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.75%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (32.46%) Citrix
2 32 (28.07%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.42%) Cisco
4 15 (13.16%) VMware
5 13 (11.40%) Oracle
6 10 (8.77%) WatchGuard
7 8 (7.02%) HP
7 8 (7.02%) AppSense
8 7 (6.14%) Remedy
9 6 (5.26%) Symantec
9 6 (5.26%) Mitel
10 5 (4.39%) BMC
10 5 (4.39%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.63%) Apple
11 3 (2.63%) Red Gate
12 2 (1.75%) Imperva
12 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.75%) Nokia
13 1 (0.88%) Lotus
13 1 (0.88%) Dell
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