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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 9 1
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 38 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.58% 11.38% 19.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.24% 45.78% 54.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 21
Average daily rate
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£278 £293 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.90 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
121 83 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.35% 24.85% 35.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 41 34
Average daily rate £325 £343 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 May 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 6 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 38 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 34 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 32 (30.77%) Linux
4 29 (27.88%) VMware
5 23 (22.12%) MS Office
6 21 (20.19%) MS Exchange
7 18 (17.31%) Windows 7
8 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (16.35%) DNS
8 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
10 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (12.50%) Migration
11 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
11 12 (11.54%) DHCP
12 11 (10.58%) Citrix
12 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (8.65%) UNIX
15 8 (7.69%) Degree
15 8 (7.69%) ITIL
15 8 (7.69%) HP
15 8 (7.69%) Office 365
16 7 (6.73%) Symantec
16 7 (6.73%) CSS
16 7 (6.73%) IIS
16 7 (6.73%) HTML
16 7 (6.73%) SQL
16 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 21 (20.19%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (6.73%) IIS
4 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.81%) Lync
6 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.96%) Zope
8 1 (0.96%) Plone
8 1 (0.96%) Apache
8 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.96%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (22.12%) MS Office
2 15 (14.42%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.92%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.69%) Office 365
2 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.35%) DNS
2 12 (11.54%) DHCP
3 6 (5.77%) SAN
4 5 (4.81%) Network Security
5 4 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.85%) LAN
6 3 (2.88%) WAN
6 3 (2.88%) Firewall
7 2 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.92%) VLAN
7 2 (1.92%) Intranet
8 1 (0.96%) SSL
8 1 (0.96%) VPN
8 1 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.96%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.96%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.96%) MSI
2 1 (0.96%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.96%) LabVIEW
2 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.96%) PHPUnit
2 1 (0.96%) Ant
General
1 5 (4.81%) Finance
2 2 (1.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (0.96%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (25.96%) Analyst
2 15 (14.42%) Desktop Support
3 12 (11.54%) Consultant
4 11 (10.58%) Desktop Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) Administrator
5 10 (9.62%) Developer
5 10 (9.62%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.65%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 8 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) IT Support
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Network Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Service Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Messaging Consultant
11 3 (2.88%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) HTML
1 7 (6.73%) CSS
2 6 (5.77%) HTML5
3 5 (4.81%) CSS3
4 4 (3.85%) Google Maps API
5 3 (2.88%) Laravel
5 3 (2.88%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.92%) Symfony
6 2 (1.92%) .NET
6 2 (1.92%) MFC
6 2 (1.92%) XML
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.96%) WinForms
7 1 (0.96%) WPF
7 1 (0.96%) Web Services
7 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.96%) jQuery
7 1 (0.96%) RESTful
7 1 (0.96%) Bing Maps
7 1 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.88%) Clustering
2 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.96%) NHS
4 1 (0.96%) Life Science
4 1 (0.96%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.96%) User Experience
4 1 (0.96%) BYOD
4 1 (0.96%) LIMS
4 1 (0.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.96%) GIS
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.77%) Linux
2 18 (17.31%) Windows 7
3 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 17 (16.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.65%) UNIX
6 7 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.77%) CentOS
8 5 (4.81%) Mac OS X
8 5 (4.81%) Ubuntu
9 4 (3.85%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.88%) Fedora
10 3 (2.88%) Android
10 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.92%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.92%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.92%) Debian
11 2 (1.92%) Solaris
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.50%) Migration
2 8 (7.69%) ITIL
3 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.81%) Project Management
5 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.85%) SOA
5 4 (3.85%) Workflow
6 3 (2.88%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (2.88%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.88%) SIEM
6 3 (2.88%) OOP
6 3 (2.88%) Change Management
6 3 (2.88%) Android Development
7 2 (1.92%) Change Control
7 2 (1.92%) Web Application Development
7 2 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (1.92%) Service Management
7 2 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.73%) SQL
2 6 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.85%) C#
4 4 (3.85%) VBScript
5 3 (2.88%) C++
5 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.88%) PHP
6 2 (1.92%) PHP5
6 2 (1.92%) VBA
7 1 (0.96%) Python
7 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.96%) Perl
7 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (1.92%) CCNA
5 2 (1.92%) ISEB
5 2 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.92%) MCP
6 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.92%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) Dovecot
3 4 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.92%) WMI
4 1 (0.96%) WSUS
4 1 (0.96%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.96%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 34 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 29 (27.88%) VMware
3 11 (10.58%) Citrix
4 8 (7.69%) HP
5 7 (6.73%) Symantec
6 5 (4.81%) NetApp
6 5 (4.81%) Cisco
7 4 (3.85%) Oracle
7 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.85%) Google
7 4 (3.85%) Infoblox
8 3 (2.88%) IBM
8 3 (2.88%) Dell
8 3 (2.88%) Juniper
9 2 (1.92%) Lotus
9 2 (1.92%) Remedy
9 2 (1.92%) EMC
9 2 (1.92%) Cognos
9 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.92%) F5
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