The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cambridgeshire 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
30 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 152 115 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.74% 16.22% 23.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.33% 62.84% 73.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 63
Average daily rate
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£203 £250 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -20.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 71
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +1.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.58 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
240 183 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.59% 25.81% 32.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 59 95
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 84
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.84 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
East of England

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 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 77 £285 +14.00% 38
Peterborough +2 33 £130 -39.53% 14
Huntingdon -5 1 - - 3
Ely - - - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 97 (38.34%) Microsoft
2 89 (35.18%) Windows 7
3 85 (33.60%) Active Directory
4 69 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (24.51%) ITIL
6 56 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 55 (21.74%) .NET
8 54 (21.34%) SQL
9 52 (20.55%) Citrix
10 48 (18.97%) Cisco
11 43 (17.00%) Visual Studio
11 43 (17.00%) .NET Framework
12 41 (16.21%) MS Exchange
13 38 (15.02%) MS Office
13 38 (15.02%) MSBuild
14 37 (14.62%) Git (software)
14 37 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (14.62%) Automated Testing
15 36 (14.23%) Configuration Management
15 36 (14.23%) Release Management
15 36 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
15 36 (14.23%) TeamCity
15 36 (14.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 36 (14.23%) SSDT
16 35 (13.83%) Red Gate
16 35 (13.83%) HP
17 34 (13.44%) Windows XP
17 34 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
17 34 (13.44%) Automation Testing
18 33 (13.04%) Gradle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (16.21%) MS Exchange
2 34 (13.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (5.14%) SharePoint
5 11 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.95%) Lync
7 9 (3.56%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.98%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.40%) SAS
10 1 (0.40%) Apache
10 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.40%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.40%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) Node.js
10 1 (0.40%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.40%) nginx
10 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 38 (15.02%) MS Office
2 20 (7.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
2 3 (1.19%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.19%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.04%) Firewall
2 29 (11.46%) WAN
3 27 (10.67%) LAN
4 25 (9.88%) DNS
5 21 (8.30%) DHCP
6 20 (7.91%) TCP/IP
7 18 (7.11%) SAN
8 14 (5.53%) Wireless
9 13 (5.14%) VoIP
10 10 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (3.56%) VLAN
12 7 (2.77%) Internet
13 6 (2.37%) SMS
14 5 (1.98%) VPN
15 4 (1.58%) NAS
16 3 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (1.19%) Network Security
17 2 (0.79%) MPLS
17 2 (0.79%) SSL
17 2 (0.79%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.23%) SSDT
2 32 (12.65%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.16%) MySQL
4 8 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.98%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Discoverer
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (17.00%) Visual Studio
2 38 (15.02%) MSBuild
3 37 (14.62%) Git (software)
4 36 (14.23%) TeamCity
4 36 (14.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 33 (13.04%) Gradle
5 33 (13.04%) Artifactory
5 33 (13.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 33 (13.04%) NuGet
5 33 (13.04%) Maven
6 8 (3.16%) MSI
7 6 (2.37%) JIRA
8 5 (1.98%) NUnit
8 5 (1.98%) CruiseControl
8 5 (1.98%) Subversion
8 5 (1.98%) Eclipse
8 5 (1.98%) InstallShield
8 5 (1.98%) AdminStudio
9 3 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 26 (10.28%) Finance
2 10 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.40%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (21.34%) Analyst
2 35 (13.83%) Build Engineer
3 33 (13.04%) Build and Release Engineer
3 33 (13.04%) Release Engineer
4 25 (9.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 25 (9.88%) Service Analyst
5 24 (9.49%) Support Analyst
5 24 (9.49%) Support Engineer
6 23 (9.09%) Developer
7 16 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.93%) Desktop Support
9 14 (5.53%) Consultant
10 10 (3.95%) Software Engineer
10 10 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (3.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.56%) IT Support
12 8 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 8 (3.16%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (21.74%) .NET
2 43 (17.00%) .NET Framework
3 12 (4.74%) WCF
4 9 (3.56%) Web Services
4 9 (3.56%) ASP.NET
5 8 (3.16%) HTML
5 8 (3.16%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.98%) CSS
6 5 (1.98%) REST
6 5 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (1.58%) WPF
8 3 (1.19%) WinForms
8 3 (1.19%) XHTML
8 3 (1.19%) XML
8 3 (1.19%) HTML5
8 3 (1.19%) LINQ
8 3 (1.19%) jQuery
9 2 (0.79%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (0.79%) SOAP
10 1 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.14%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.16%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.16%) Thin Client
4 7 (2.77%) Kindle
5 6 (2.37%) NHS
5 6 (2.37%) Smartphone
6 5 (1.98%) PKI
6 5 (1.98%) Clustering
6 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.58%) CCTV
8 3 (1.19%) Open Source
9 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.79%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (0.79%) Informatics
9 2 (0.79%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.79%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.40%) Statistics
10 1 (0.40%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 89 (35.18%) Windows 7
2 69 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (14.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (13.44%) Windows XP
6 28 (11.07%) Linux
7 11 (4.35%) UNIX
7 11 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 9 (3.56%) Windows Vista
8 9 (3.56%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.79%) Android
10 2 (0.79%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.79%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Debian
11 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.51%) ITIL
2 37 (14.62%) Automated Testing
3 36 (14.23%) Configuration Management
3 36 (14.23%) Release Management
3 36 (14.23%) Continuous Integration
4 34 (13.44%) Automation Testing
5 19 (7.51%) Migration
6 10 (3.95%) Project Management
6 10 (3.95%) Incident Management
6 10 (3.95%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.56%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.16%) Change Control
8 8 (3.16%) MVC
9 7 (2.77%) OO
10 6 (2.37%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (1.98%) Service Management
12 4 (1.58%) Multithreading
12 4 (1.58%) Network Management
12 4 (1.58%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 54 (21.34%) SQL
2 21 (8.30%) C#
3 14 (5.53%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.95%) Java
5 8 (3.16%) C
5 8 (3.16%) VBScript
6 7 (2.77%) VB
6 7 (2.77%) C++
7 6 (2.37%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.58%) Python
8 4 (1.58%) Ruby
9 3 (1.19%) Perl
9 3 (1.19%) PHP
9 3 (1.19%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.19%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.40%) AWK
11 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 15 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (5.14%) MCP
3 9 (3.56%) Degree
3 9 (3.56%) MCSE
3 9 (3.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.58%) MCSA
6 2 (0.79%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.79%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.79%) MOS
6 2 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.40%) MCDST
7 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.40%) PMP
7 1 (0.40%) RHCE
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.74%) ISO 9001
2 10 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) QA
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (33.60%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 15 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.14%) XenApp
5 9 (3.56%) XenServer
6 5 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.40%) Samba
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.40%) qmail
Systems Management
1 25 (9.88%) SCCM
2 7 (2.77%) SCOM
3 6 (2.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.58%) WSUS
5 4 (1.58%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.58%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.79%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.40%) Nagios
7 1 (0.40%) Opsview
7 1 (0.40%) collectd
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 97 (38.34%) Microsoft
2 52 (20.55%) Citrix
3 48 (18.97%) Cisco
4 35 (13.83%) Red Gate
4 35 (13.83%) HP
5 28 (11.07%) VMware
6 18 (7.11%) Oracle
7 14 (5.53%) Symantec
8 10 (3.95%) AppSense
9 9 (3.56%) Lotus
9 9 (3.56%) WatchGuard
10 8 (3.16%) Avaya
10 8 (3.16%) Adobe
10 8 (3.16%) Remedy
10 8 (3.16%) McAfee
11 6 (2.37%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.37%) Mitel
12 5 (1.98%) BMC
12 5 (1.98%) Polycom
13 4 (1.58%) CA
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