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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 115 152 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.06% 18.74% 16.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.36% 63.33% 64.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 41
Average daily rate
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£315 £203 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £115 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £399 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 39
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £27.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
233 240 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 28.48% 29.59% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 114 61
Average daily rate £350 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £436 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 40 43
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Cambridge -4 64 £300 +5.26% 40
Peterborough +2 29 £330 +153.84% 9
Huntingdon +1 1 £420 - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 90 (39.30%) Microsoft
1 90 (39.30%) Active Directory
2 63 (27.51%) Windows 7
3 61 (26.64%) VMware
4 56 (24.45%) ITIL
5 52 (22.71%) Citrix
6 50 (21.83%) SQL Server
7 48 (20.96%) MS Exchange
8 47 (20.52%) Linux
8 47 (20.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (20.09%) MS Office
10 44 (19.21%) Cisco
11 40 (17.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 30 (13.10%) MS Excel
14 29 (12.66%) HP
15 27 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 25 (10.92%) SAN
16 25 (10.92%) DNS
17 24 (10.48%) DHCP
17 24 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (9.61%) SharePoint
18 22 (9.61%) Oracle
19 21 (9.17%) SQL
19 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (8.73%) Incident Management
20 20 (8.73%) Firewall
21 19 (8.30%) Migration
21 19 (8.30%) Symantec

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (20.96%) MS Exchange
2 27 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (9.61%) SharePoint
4 17 (7.42%) IIS
5 16 (6.99%) IBM Notes
6 13 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (4.37%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (3.49%) Lync
9 6 (2.62%) Apache
10 5 (2.18%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.18%) Zope
10 5 (2.18%) Plone
11 3 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.44%) Node.js
13 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.44%) Confluence
13 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (20.09%) MS Office
2 30 (13.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.87%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) Tridion
3 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.11%) Office 365
2 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.92%) SAN
1 25 (10.92%) DNS
2 24 (10.48%) DHCP
3 20 (8.73%) Firewall
4 15 (6.55%) TCP/IP
5 14 (6.11%) LAN
6 13 (5.68%) WAN
7 12 (5.24%) Wireless
8 8 (3.49%) LDAP
8 8 (3.49%) VPN
9 6 (2.62%) VLAN
9 6 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.18%) Network Security
10 5 (2.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (2.18%) VoIP
11 3 (1.31%) Intranet
11 3 (1.31%) Skype
11 3 (1.31%) WebEx
11 3 (1.31%) Intrusion Detection
12 2 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (7.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (2.18%) MySQL
7 4 (1.75%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (2.18%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (2.18%) JIRA
1 5 (2.18%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.87%) MSI
3 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.44%) ANTLR
4 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (5.24%) Finance
2 9 (3.93%) Banking
3 7 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Military
5 1 (0.44%) Billing
5 1 (0.44%) Back Office
5 1 (0.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (33.62%) Analyst
2 35 (15.28%) Service Analyst
2 35 (15.28%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (12.66%) Support Analyst
4 24 (10.48%) Support Engineer
5 22 (9.61%) Developer
6 19 (8.30%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (6.99%) Desktop Support
8 14 (6.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 14 (6.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 12 (5.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Administrator
11 9 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Software Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.49%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
13 7 (3.06%) Applications Support
13 7 (3.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.30%) .NET
2 10 (4.37%) XML
3 8 (3.49%) WCF
4 7 (3.06%) WPF
5 6 (2.62%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.62%) HTML
5 6 (2.62%) Web Services
5 6 (2.62%) LINQ
6 5 (2.18%) CSS
6 5 (2.18%) ADO.NET
6 5 (2.18%) WF
6 5 (2.18%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.75%) Google Maps API
7 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.31%) CSS3
8 3 (1.31%) HTML5
8 3 (1.31%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.31%) SOAP
9 2 (0.87%) Ajax
9 2 (0.87%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.80%) HP Storage
2 10 (4.37%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.06%) Clustering
4 6 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.62%) iPhone
4 6 (2.62%) iPad
5 5 (2.18%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.18%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.75%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (1.75%) User Experience
7 3 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.31%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.31%) EPoS
8 2 (0.87%) NHS
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.44%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 63 (27.51%) Windows 7
2 47 (20.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 47 (20.52%) Linux
3 40 (17.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.99%) Mac OS X
6 13 (5.68%) Windows 8
7 12 (5.24%) UNIX
8 10 (4.37%) Debian
9 9 (3.93%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.93%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.49%) Android
11 5 (2.18%) Windows Phone
11 5 (2.18%) Windows CE
12 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (1.31%) Fedora
13 3 (1.31%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.87%) BlackBerry OS
14 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.45%) ITIL
2 20 (8.73%) Incident Management
3 19 (8.30%) Migration
4 17 (7.42%) Service Delivery
5 14 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (5.68%) Change Control
7 12 (5.24%) Project Management
8 10 (4.37%) Change Management
8 10 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (3.93%) Scrum
9 9 (3.93%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.49%) Network Management
10 8 (3.49%) Time Management
11 7 (3.06%) Unit Testing
12 6 (2.62%) Load Balancing
12 6 (2.62%) Configuration Management
13 5 (2.18%) ERP
13 5 (2.18%) Workflow
13 5 (2.18%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (9.17%) SQL
2 15 (6.55%) C#
3 14 (6.11%) C++
4 11 (4.80%) Java
4 11 (4.80%) Python
5 10 (4.37%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.93%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.93%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.75%) Perl
7 4 (1.75%) C
8 3 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.31%) VBScript
9 2 (0.87%) VBA
10 1 (0.44%) Groovy
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.44%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (9.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.42%) MCP
3 12 (5.24%) MCSE
3 12 (5.24%) Degree
4 11 (4.80%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.37%) CCNA
6 8 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.62%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.75%) LPIC
10 3 (1.31%) PMP
10 3 (1.31%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.31%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.87%) MCDST
11 2 (0.87%) MCSA
12 1 (0.44%) OCP
12 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 90 (39.30%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.49%) vSphere
5 7 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.62%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.18%) Terminal Server
7 5 (2.18%) XenApp
8 3 (1.31%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) XenServer
10 1 (0.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (6.55%) SCCM
2 8 (3.49%) ARCserve
3 4 (1.75%) SCOM
4 3 (1.31%) Puppet
4 3 (1.31%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.87%) DameWare
6 1 (0.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
6 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.44%) Ansible
6 1 (0.44%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 90 (39.30%) Microsoft
2 61 (26.64%) VMware
3 52 (22.71%) Citrix
4 44 (19.21%) Cisco
5 29 (12.66%) HP
6 22 (9.61%) Oracle
7 19 (8.30%) Symantec
8 16 (6.99%) Adobe
8 16 (6.99%) Lotus
9 14 (6.11%) Red Hat
10 13 (5.68%) McAfee
11 12 (5.24%) Dell
12 10 (4.37%) Google
13 8 (3.49%) CA
14 7 (3.06%) NetApp
14 7 (3.06%) EMC
14 7 (3.06%) Remedy
14 7 (3.06%) F5
15 6 (2.62%) 3PAR
15 6 (2.62%) CheckPoint
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