The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 111 92 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.23% 17.73% 19.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.79% 59.35% 66.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 43 57
Average daily rate
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£190 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £153 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 31
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
Windows
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
174 155 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.87% 29.87% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 85 82
Average daily rate £194 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.30% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £214 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 43
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Cambridgeshire region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Cambridgeshire region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +1 58 £313 +32.97% 10
Cambridge -1 42 £175 -43.54% 59
Huntingdon +1 3 £300 +38.92% 1
Chatteris - - - -
St Neots - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 95 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 79 (32.92%) Windows 7
3 67 (27.92%) MS Office
4 66 (27.50%) Active Directory
5 55 (22.92%) ITIL
6 53 (22.08%) Citrix
7 50 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (19.17%) VMware
9 44 (18.33%) Linux
10 43 (17.92%) MS Exchange
11 42 (17.50%) Cisco
12 40 (16.67%) Finance
13 33 (13.75%) SQL
14 29 (12.08%) MS Excel
15 28 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (11.25%) Firewall
16 27 (11.25%) .NET
17 26 (10.83%) DNS
18 25 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (10.42%) C#
19 24 (10.00%) Windows XP
19 24 (10.00%) HP
19 24 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
20 23 (9.58%) Symantec
20 23 (9.58%) WAN
21 21 (8.75%) HTML
22 20 (8.33%) MVC
22 20 (8.33%) Migration
22 20 (8.33%) Oracle
22 20 (8.33%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 43 (17.92%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (5.83%) IBM Notes
5 12 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.75%) Lync
8 8 (3.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.42%) Apache
9 1 (0.42%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.42%) IIS
9 1 (0.42%) nginx
9 1 (0.42%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 67 (27.92%) MS Office
2 29 (12.08%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.08%) Mingle
4 2 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.25%) Office 365
2 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (11.25%) Firewall
2 26 (10.83%) DNS
3 23 (9.58%) WAN
4 20 (8.33%) LAN
5 18 (7.50%) DHCP
6 17 (7.08%) TCP/IP
7 15 (6.25%) SAN
8 13 (5.42%) VoIP
8 13 (5.42%) VPN
9 9 (3.75%) VLAN
10 6 (2.50%) ISDN
10 6 (2.50%) SSL
11 5 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.67%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (1.67%) MPLS
12 4 (1.67%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.83%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.83%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.25%) MySQL
4 3 (1.25%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.42%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.42%) MSI
5 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.42%) Ant
5 1 (0.42%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.42%) PHPUnit
5 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.42%) JIRA
5 1 (0.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (0.42%) Hudson
General
1 40 (16.67%) Finance
2 18 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.92%) Publishing
4 3 (1.25%) Banking
4 3 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Military
6 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (31.67%) Analyst
2 37 (15.42%) Support Analyst
3 32 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 32 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (11.25%) Developer
5 26 (10.83%) Desktop Support
6 21 (8.75%) Consultant
7 20 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
8 19 (7.92%) Desktop Analyst
9 18 (7.50%) Support Engineer
10 17 (7.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 16 (6.67%) .NET Developer
11 16 (6.67%) C# Developer
12 15 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 11 (4.58%) C# .NET Developer
16 9 (3.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 9 (3.75%) Desktop Engineer
16 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.25%) .NET
2 21 (8.75%) HTML
3 19 (7.92%) CSS
4 16 (6.67%) WCF
4 16 (6.67%) jQuery
5 15 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.25%) XHTML
6 9 (3.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.50%) HTML5
8 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (1.67%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (1.25%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.25%) Web Services
9 3 (1.25%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.25%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.25%) Laravel
10 2 (0.83%) CSS3
10 2 (0.83%) WPF
10 2 (0.83%) Symfony
10 2 (0.83%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.33%) Kindle
4 7 (2.92%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.08%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.67%) PKI
6 4 (1.67%) Blog
6 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.67%) FMCG
6 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.67%) Clustering
7 3 (1.25%) Replication
8 2 (0.83%) CCTV
8 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.83%) iPhone
8 2 (0.83%) iPad
8 2 (0.83%) NHS
8 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 79 (32.92%) Windows 7
2 50 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (18.33%) Linux
4 25 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 20 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.83%) UNIX
8 13 (5.42%) Mac OS X
9 12 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 8 (3.33%) CentOS
10 8 (3.33%) Android
11 6 (2.50%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.08%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.08%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.67%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.25%) Debian
14 3 (1.25%) AIX
14 3 (1.25%) HPUX
14 3 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.92%) ITIL
2 28 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.33%) MVC
3 20 (8.33%) Migration
4 17 (7.08%) Service Delivery
5 15 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 15 (6.25%) OOD
5 15 (6.25%) OO
6 13 (5.42%) Incident Management
7 12 (5.00%) Scrum
8 10 (4.17%) Project Management
8 10 (4.17%) Workflow
9 9 (3.75%) Change Management
9 9 (3.75%) TDD
10 8 (3.33%) Unit Testing
10 8 (3.33%) E-Commerce
11 7 (2.92%) Service Management
11 7 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.92%) ETL
11 7 (2.92%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.75%) SQL
2 25 (10.42%) C#
3 19 (7.92%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.92%) C++
6 6 (2.50%) Java
6 6 (2.50%) Python
7 5 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.08%) PHP
8 3 (1.25%) Tcl
8 3 (1.25%) C
8 3 (1.25%) VB
8 3 (1.25%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.83%) Korn
9 2 (0.83%) PHP5
9 2 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.42%) VB6
10 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.42%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (5.83%) MCP
1 14 (5.83%) Degree
2 8 (3.33%) MCSE
2 8 (3.33%) CCNA
2 8 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.92%) SAS Certification
4 5 (2.08%) ISEB
5 4 (1.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.25%) MCTS
6 3 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.83%) MCDST
7 2 (0.83%) MCITP
7 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) CCIE
8 1 (0.42%) CCNP
8 1 (0.42%) CCIP
8 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.75%) SLA
1 9 (3.75%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) GCP
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) CDISC
System Software
1 66 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.75%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.75%) XenServer
4 7 (2.92%) vSphere
5 4 (1.67%) Dovecot
6 3 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.83%) XenApp
8 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (6.25%) SCCM
2 4 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.25%) Nagios
3 3 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.83%) WMI
4 2 (0.83%) SCOM
4 2 (0.83%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.42%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
5 1 (0.42%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.42%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 95 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 53 (22.08%) Citrix
3 46 (19.17%) VMware
4 42 (17.50%) Cisco
5 24 (10.00%) HP
6 23 (9.58%) Symantec
7 20 (8.33%) Oracle
8 19 (7.92%) McAfee
9 16 (6.67%) Lotus
10 14 (5.83%) Adobe
11 12 (5.00%) WatchGuard
12 9 (3.75%) Dell
13 8 (3.33%) CheckPoint
14 7 (2.92%) Remedy
14 7 (2.92%) Avaya
14 7 (2.92%) EMC
14 7 (2.92%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.50%) NetApp
16 5 (2.08%) F5
17 4 (1.67%) Polycom
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