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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 88 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.72% 15.58% 19.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.14% 57.14% 58.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 58
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£269 £275 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £198 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 28
Average hourly rate £12.40 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £39.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
145 154 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 21.39% 27.26% 33.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 76 89
Average daily rate £275 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -19.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.64 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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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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
Peterborough +1 43 £198 -15.74% 8
Cambridge +1 41 £263 -4.54% 42
Huntingdon -2 4 £300 +38.92%
St Neots - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 98 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 79 (33.76%) Windows 7
3 71 (30.34%) MS Office
4 68 (29.06%) Active Directory
5 56 (23.93%) ITIL
6 52 (22.22%) Citrix
7 43 (18.38%) VMware
8 42 (17.95%) MS Exchange
8 42 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (17.09%) Linux
10 38 (16.24%) Finance
11 36 (15.38%) Cisco
12 34 (14.53%) MS Excel
13 30 (12.82%) SQL
14 28 (11.97%) .NET
15 26 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
16 25 (10.68%) C#
16 25 (10.68%) HTML
16 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (10.68%) Symantec
17 23 (9.83%) DNS
17 23 (9.83%) CSS
17 23 (9.83%) Service Delivery
18 22 (9.40%) Migration
18 22 (9.40%) Windows XP
18 22 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
19 21 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (8.97%) JavaScript
20 20 (8.55%) HP
20 20 (8.55%) McAfee

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 42 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.26%) IBM Notes
4 16 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.56%) Lync
6 11 (4.70%) SharePoint
7 10 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (2.56%) SAS
11 2 (0.85%) IIS
12 1 (0.43%) Apache
12 1 (0.43%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 71 (30.34%) MS Office
2 34 (14.53%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.14%) Mingle
4 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.99%) Office 365
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (9.83%) DNS
2 17 (7.26%) WAN
2 17 (7.26%) DHCP
2 17 (7.26%) TCP/IP
3 14 (5.98%) LAN
3 14 (5.98%) Firewall
4 11 (4.70%) VPN
5 8 (3.42%) SAN
6 5 (2.14%) VoIP
6 5 (2.14%) Network Security
7 4 (1.71%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.28%) SSL
8 3 (1.28%) VLAN
8 3 (1.28%) ISDN
9 2 (0.85%) Intranet
9 2 (0.85%) PBX
9 2 (0.85%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (1.28%) MySQL
4 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.43%) MSI
4 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.43%) LabVIEW
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Ant
4 1 (0.43%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.43%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 38 (16.24%) Finance
2 15 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.14%) Publishing
4 3 (1.28%) Banking
4 3 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.85%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.85%) Billing
6 1 (0.43%) Military
6 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (34.62%) Analyst
2 37 (15.81%) Support Analyst
3 34 (14.53%) Service Analyst
3 34 (14.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (13.25%) Developer
5 28 (11.97%) Desktop Support
6 22 (9.40%) 1st Line Support
7 19 (8.12%) Support Engineer
7 19 (8.12%) Desktop Analyst
8 18 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (7.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 17 (7.26%) .NET Developer
9 17 (7.26%) C# Developer
9 17 (7.26%) Consultant
10 13 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 11 (4.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 11 (4.70%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
12 9 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 9 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (11.97%) .NET
2 25 (10.68%) HTML
3 23 (9.83%) CSS
4 16 (6.84%) jQuery
5 15 (6.41%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.41%) WCF
5 15 (6.41%) XHTML
6 9 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 9 (3.85%) HTML5
7 5 (2.14%) CSS3
8 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.71%) Google Maps API
8 4 (1.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.28%) Laravel
9 3 (1.28%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.28%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.85%) Web Services
10 2 (0.85%) WPF
10 2 (0.85%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 11 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.56%) iPhone
3 6 (2.56%) iPad
4 5 (2.14%) Clustering
4 5 (2.14%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.71%) PKI
5 4 (1.71%) Blog
5 4 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.28%) Kindle
6 3 (1.28%) Replication
6 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.85%) NHS
7 2 (0.85%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.85%) CCTV
7 2 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 79 (33.76%) Windows 7
2 42 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (17.09%) Linux
4 25 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (9.40%) Windows XP
6 21 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 13 (5.56%) UNIX
8 11 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.42%) CentOS
9 8 (3.42%) Android
10 6 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.14%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.14%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.71%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.28%) Solaris
13 3 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.85%) Debian
14 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (23.93%) ITIL
2 26 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.83%) Service Delivery
4 22 (9.40%) Migration
5 20 (8.55%) MVC
6 18 (7.69%) Incident Management
7 16 (6.84%) Multithreading
8 15 (6.41%) OO
8 15 (6.41%) OOD
9 12 (5.13%) Project Management
10 11 (4.70%) Scrum
11 10 (4.27%) Change Management
12 9 (3.85%) Workflow
12 9 (3.85%) Service Management
12 9 (3.85%) SOA
13 8 (3.42%) E-Commerce
13 8 (3.42%) TDD
13 8 (3.42%) Unit Testing
14 5 (2.14%) Business Analysis
14 5 (2.14%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.82%) SQL
2 25 (10.68%) C#
3 21 (8.97%) JavaScript
4 10 (4.27%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.99%) C++
6 5 (2.14%) Java
7 4 (1.71%) PHP
8 3 (1.28%) VB
8 3 (1.28%) Python
9 2 (0.85%) C
9 2 (0.85%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) PHP5
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) Tcl
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.43%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.43%) VB6
10 1 (0.43%) Ruby
10 1 (0.43%) Korn
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (7.26%) MCP
2 16 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.84%) Degree
3 8 (3.42%) MCSE
4 7 (2.99%) CCNA
4 7 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.56%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.14%) ISEB
6 5 (2.14%) SAS Certification
7 4 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.28%) VCP4
8 3 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.28%) MCTS
8 3 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.85%) MCITP
9 2 (0.85%) MCDST
9 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.85%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.56%) SLA
2 5 (2.14%) QA
3 3 (1.28%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) GCP
5 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.43%) CDISC
System Software
1 68 (29.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.14%) XenApp
5 4 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.71%) Dovecot
6 3 (1.28%) XenServer
6 3 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.28%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (7.26%) SCCM
2 4 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (1.71%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.28%) Nagios
3 3 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.85%) WMI
5 1 (0.43%) WSUS
5 1 (0.43%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 98 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 52 (22.22%) Citrix
3 43 (18.38%) VMware
4 36 (15.38%) Cisco
5 25 (10.68%) Symantec
6 20 (8.55%) McAfee
6 20 (8.55%) HP
7 19 (8.12%) Oracle
7 19 (8.12%) Lotus
8 18 (7.69%) Adobe
9 11 (4.70%) Remedy
10 8 (3.42%) Dell
11 7 (2.99%) NetApp
11 7 (2.99%) Avaya
11 7 (2.99%) Google
12 5 (2.14%) Sophos
12 5 (2.14%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.14%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.71%) F5
13 4 (1.71%) EMC
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