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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 75 112 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.48% 15.49% 17.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.44% 67.07% 56.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 44
Average daily rate £238 £194 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.42% -26.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £100 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.79 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £22.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -
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
108 167 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.97% 23.10% 30.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 81 86
Average daily rate £260 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £113 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £396 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.60 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 35 £275 +54.92% 31
Peterborough -1 28 £236 -24.40% 5
Huntingdon 0 3 £113 -62.50% 3
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 76 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 61 (38.36%) Windows 7
3 60 (37.74%) Microsoft
4 48 (30.19%) ITIL
5 42 (26.42%) VMware
6 39 (24.53%) MS Office
7 37 (23.27%) Windows Server
8 36 (22.64%) Linux
9 32 (20.13%) Citrix
10 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (16.98%) Windows XP
12 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (15.09%) MS Excel
14 22 (13.84%) Cisco
15 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
15 19 (11.95%) SQL
15 19 (11.95%) Finance
15 19 (11.95%) Windows 8
15 19 (11.95%) Security Cleared
16 18 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
18 16 (10.06%) MCSE
18 16 (10.06%) ITIL Certification
19 14 (8.81%) HP
19 14 (8.81%) WAN
19 14 (8.81%) Unix
19 14 (8.81%) Data Centre
20 13 (8.18%) Office 365
20 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.03%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.40%) Lync
4 6 (3.77%) IIS
4 6 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.63%) Apache
7 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.63%) Documentum
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (24.53%) MS Office
2 24 (15.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.18%) Office 365
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.52%) IaaS
4 4 (2.52%) PaaS
5 3 (1.89%) SaaS
6 1 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.63%) GitHub
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) WAN
2 12 (7.55%) LAN
3 8 (5.03%) VoIP
4 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.14%) Firewall
6 4 (2.52%) DNS
6 4 (2.52%) SAN
6 4 (2.52%) Wireless
7 3 (1.89%) VPN
8 2 (1.26%) DHCP
8 2 (1.26%) Internet
8 2 (1.26%) NAS
8 2 (1.26%) Network Security
8 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.63%) VLAN
9 1 (0.63%) VPLS
9 1 (0.63%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.26%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.26%) GIS
6 2 (1.26%) MySQL
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.89%) Subversion
3 3 (1.89%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.26%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.26%) Selenium
4 2 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.63%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.63%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.63%) MorphX
5 1 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (11.95%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.89%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Retail
4 2 (1.26%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.63%) Automotive
5 1 (0.63%) Billing
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Military
5 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (26.42%) Analyst
2 30 (18.87%) Service Analyst
3 29 (18.24%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (11.32%) Desktop Support
5 16 (10.06%) 1st Line Support
6 15 (9.43%) Support Engineer
7 9 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.40%) IT Support
9 7 (4.40%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.77%) Administrator
10 6 (3.77%) Developer
11 5 (3.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) Service Desk Support
11 5 (3.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 4 (2.52%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.77%) .NET
2 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (2.52%) WPF
3 3 (1.89%) WCF
3 3 (1.89%) Web Services
4 2 (1.26%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.26%) CSS
4 2 (1.26%) HTML
4 2 (1.26%) jQuery
4 2 (1.26%) Servlets
4 2 (1.26%) XML
5 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.63%) CSS3
5 1 (0.63%) HTML5
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.63%) WF
5 1 (0.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.29%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.40%) iPad
5 6 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (3.14%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.52%) CCTV
7 4 (2.52%) iPhone
8 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.26%) BYOD
9 2 (1.26%) HP Storage
9 2 (1.26%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.26%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.63%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.63%) PKI
10 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (38.36%) Windows 7
2 37 (23.27%) Windows Server
3 36 (22.64%) Linux
4 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (16.98%) Windows XP
6 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (11.95%) Windows 8
8 14 (8.81%) Unix
9 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.40%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.89%) CentOS
11 3 (1.89%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.89%) Solaris
11 3 (1.89%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.26%) AIX
12 2 (1.26%) Android
12 2 (1.26%) HPUX
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (30.19%) ITIL
2 13 (8.18%) Incident Management
3 10 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (6.29%) Service Management
4 9 (5.66%) DevOps
5 8 (5.03%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.40%) Project Management
7 6 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.77%) ITSM
7 6 (3.77%) Migration
7 6 (3.77%) OO
7 6 (3.77%) Software Engineering
8 5 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (2.52%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.52%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.52%) MVC
9 4 (2.52%) Scrum
10 3 (1.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.95%) SQL
2 10 (6.29%) C#
3 7 (4.40%) Python
4 6 (3.77%) Bash Shell
4 6 (3.77%) C
5 5 (3.14%) C++
5 5 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.52%) Java
7 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.26%) Groovy
8 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.63%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.63%) Perl
9 1 (0.63%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (10.06%) ITIL Certification
3 16 (10.06%) MCSE
4 13 (8.18%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.66%) Degree
6 6 (3.77%) MCP
7 5 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.14%) ISEB
7 5 (3.14%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.52%) MCSA
9 3 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.89%) VCP5
9 3 (1.89%) VCP6
9 3 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) CCIE
11 1 (0.63%) CCNA
11 1 (0.63%) CCNP
11 1 (0.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.63%) COBIT
3 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.63%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.89%) vSphere
6 2 (1.26%) Docker
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.63%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (5.03%) Puppet
1 8 (5.03%) SCCM
2 6 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.89%) SCOM
4 2 (1.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.63%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.63%) Graphite
5 1 (0.63%) Nagios
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 42 (26.42%) VMware
3 32 (20.13%) Citrix
4 22 (13.84%) Cisco
5 14 (8.81%) HP
6 12 (7.55%) Oracle
7 8 (5.03%) Adobe
7 8 (5.03%) Lotus
7 8 (5.03%) Remedy
7 8 (5.03%) WorldPay
8 7 (4.40%) McAfee
8 7 (4.40%) Symantec
9 5 (3.14%) Apple
9 5 (3.14%) Avaya
9 5 (3.14%) BMC
9 5 (3.14%) Dell
9 5 (3.14%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.52%) NetApp
11 3 (1.89%) DevExpress
11 3 (1.89%) SAP
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £30 - 40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: Up to £130 per day Plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago