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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 147 96 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.25% 12.72% 25.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.49% 53.63% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 64
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £172 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £397 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 67
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.75 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
243 179 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 28.52% 23.71% 36.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 71 104
Average daily rate £340 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 33 83
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -51.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 2014. 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
Cambridge 0 81 £233 -7.00% 38
Peterborough +7 27 £225 +4.65% 8
Huntingdon - 3 - - 4
Ely - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 101 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 93 (35.23%) Windows 7
3 85 (32.20%) Active Directory
4 77 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (23.48%) ITIL
6 58 (21.97%) Citrix
7 57 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (20.45%) .NET
9 52 (19.70%) Cisco
10 51 (19.32%) SQL
11 42 (15.91%) Visual Studio
11 42 (15.91%) MS Exchange
11 42 (15.91%) .NET Framework
12 39 (14.77%) Firewall
13 38 (14.39%) Release Management
13 38 (14.39%) MSBuild
14 37 (14.02%) Configuration Management
15 36 (13.64%) MS Office
15 36 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 36 (13.64%) Automated Testing
15 36 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (13.64%) TeamCity
15 36 (13.64%) Git (software)
15 36 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (13.64%) SSDT
16 35 (13.26%) Windows XP
16 35 (13.26%) Red Gate
16 35 (13.26%) Exchange Server 2010
17 34 (12.88%) HP
17 34 (12.88%) Automation Testing

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 42 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 35 (13.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (5.30%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.79%) Lync
7 9 (3.41%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.76%) SAS
9 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.38%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) Confluence
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (13.64%) MS Office
2 19 (7.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.14%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.77%) Firewall
2 30 (11.36%) LAN
2 30 (11.36%) WAN
3 29 (10.98%) DNS
4 23 (8.71%) TCP/IP
4 23 (8.71%) DHCP
5 20 (7.58%) VoIP
6 19 (7.20%) SAN
7 14 (5.30%) VLAN
8 13 (4.92%) Wireless
9 9 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (3.41%) VPN
10 7 (2.65%) Internet
11 6 (2.27%) SMS
12 4 (1.52%) ISDN
12 4 (1.52%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.52%) SSL
12 4 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.52%) MPLS
13 3 (1.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.64%) SSDT
2 31 (11.74%) SQL Server
3 21 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.03%) MySQL
5 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 42 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 38 (14.39%) MSBuild
3 36 (13.64%) TeamCity
3 36 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 36 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (12.50%) Maven
4 33 (12.50%) NuGet
4 33 (12.50%) Gradle
4 33 (12.50%) Artifactory
4 33 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
5 8 (3.03%) MSI
6 6 (2.27%) JIRA
7 5 (1.89%) NUnit
7 5 (1.89%) CruiseControl
7 5 (1.89%) Subversion
7 5 (1.89%) InstallShield
7 5 (1.89%) AdminStudio
7 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 28 (10.61%) Finance
2 12 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.76%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (19.70%) Analyst
2 35 (13.26%) Build Engineer
3 33 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
3 33 (12.50%) Release Engineer
4 25 (9.47%) Support Analyst
4 25 (9.47%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.33%) Developer
5 22 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 22 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (5.68%) Desktop Support
8 14 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.55%) Consultant
9 12 (4.55%) IT Support
10 11 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (20.45%) .NET
2 42 (15.91%) .NET Framework
3 11 (4.17%) WCF
4 8 (3.03%) Application Packaging
4 8 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.03%) Web Services
5 7 (2.65%) HTML
6 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (1.89%) REST
7 4 (1.52%) CSS
8 3 (1.14%) XML
8 3 (1.14%) XHTML
8 3 (1.14%) WinForms
8 3 (1.14%) jQuery
9 2 (0.76%) HTML5
9 2 (0.76%) WPF
9 2 (0.76%) LINQ
9 2 (0.76%) SOAP
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.38%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.68%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (4.17%) Kindle
4 6 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.27%) NHS
4 6 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.89%) PKI
6 4 (1.52%) CCTV
6 4 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.14%) Open Source
8 2 (0.76%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.76%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.76%) FMCG
8 2 (0.76%) Informatics
8 2 (0.76%) Clustering
8 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.38%) Statistics
9 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 93 (35.23%) Windows 7
2 77 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (13.26%) Windows XP
6 26 (9.85%) Linux
7 11 (4.17%) UNIX
7 11 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.79%) Mac OS X
9 9 (3.41%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.76%) Android
11 2 (0.76%) AIX
11 2 (0.76%) HPUX
11 2 (0.76%) Solaris
11 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.76%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.38%) VMS
12 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (23.48%) ITIL
2 38 (14.39%) Release Management
3 37 (14.02%) Configuration Management
4 36 (13.64%) Automated Testing
4 36 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (12.88%) Automation Testing
6 19 (7.20%) Migration
7 14 (5.30%) Project Management
8 12 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.79%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.41%) Software Engineering
10 9 (3.41%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.03%) MVC
11 8 (3.03%) Change Control
11 8 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (2.27%) OO
13 5 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (1.89%) Service Management
14 4 (1.52%) Scrum
14 4 (1.52%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.32%) SQL
2 19 (7.20%) C#
3 17 (6.44%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.79%) Java
5 8 (3.03%) VBScript
6 7 (2.65%) VB
6 7 (2.65%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.65%) C
7 6 (2.27%) Python
8 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.89%) C++
9 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.14%) PHP
10 3 (1.14%) Ruby
11 2 (0.76%) Tcl
11 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.76%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (5.30%) MCP
1 14 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.03%) MCSE
2 8 (3.03%) Degree
3 6 (2.27%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.76%) MOS
5 2 (0.76%) A+ Certification
5 2 (0.76%) MCSA
5 2 (0.76%) MCDBA
5 2 (0.76%) MCITP
6 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.38%) CCIE
6 1 (0.38%) CCNP
6 1 (0.38%) CCIP
6 1 (0.38%) CCNA
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.38%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.44%) ISO 9001
2 8 (3.03%) SLA
3 3 (1.14%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.20%) Hyper-V
3 16 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.30%) XenServer
5 13 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (4.17%) XenApp
7 5 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.76%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.76%) vSphere
9 1 (0.38%) qmail
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (9.09%) SCCM
2 8 (3.03%) SCOM
3 7 (2.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.52%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.52%) WSUS
5 4 (1.52%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.38%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 101 (38.26%) Microsoft
2 58 (21.97%) Citrix
3 52 (19.70%) Cisco
4 35 (13.26%) Red Gate
5 34 (12.88%) HP
6 27 (10.23%) VMware
7 17 (6.44%) Oracle
8 15 (5.68%) Symantec
8 15 (5.68%) WatchGuard
9 10 (3.79%) AppSense
10 9 (3.41%) Lotus
11 8 (3.03%) Avaya
11 8 (3.03%) Adobe
11 8 (3.03%) Mitel
11 8 (3.03%) Remedy
11 8 (3.03%) McAfee
12 5 (1.89%) BMC
12 5 (1.89%) Polycom
12 5 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.52%) Apple
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