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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 99 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 17.68% 14.64% 23.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.02% 50.00% 66.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 40 63
Average daily rate
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£198 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £171 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 15 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £13.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £39.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
191 198 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 26.38% 29.29% 34.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 88 94
Average daily rate £275 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 53
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% -44.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 64 £175 -36.36% 37
Peterborough +10 32 £225 +36.36% 4
Huntingdon +7 3 - - 4
St Neots - - - - 2
Chatteris - - - -
Ely - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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.

1 111 (39.93%) Microsoft
2 110 (39.57%) Windows 7
3 89 (32.01%) Active Directory
4 83 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (23.38%) ITIL
6 64 (23.02%) Citrix
7 53 (19.06%) MS Office
8 50 (17.99%) Cisco
8 50 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (16.55%) SQL
9 46 (16.55%) MS Exchange
10 43 (15.47%) .NET
11 41 (14.75%) Firewall
12 39 (14.03%) VMware
13 35 (12.59%) Windows XP
14 34 (12.23%) Finance
15 31 (11.15%) LAN
15 31 (11.15%) Linux
15 31 (11.15%) HP
16 30 (10.79%) WAN
17 29 (10.43%) MS Excel
17 29 (10.43%) TCP/IP
17 29 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2010
19 27 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
19 27 (9.71%) DNS
20 26 (9.35%) Configuration Management
20 26 (9.35%) SCCM
21 25 (8.99%) .NET Framework
21 25 (8.99%) Release Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 46 (16.55%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (5.40%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.32%) Lync
6 10 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.24%) SAS
8 8 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.16%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
11 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.36%) Content Management Server
12 1 (0.36%) IIS
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.36%) nginx
12 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 53 (19.06%) MS Office
2 29 (10.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.08%) Mingle
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.08%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.08%) Office 365
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.75%) Firewall
2 31 (11.15%) LAN
3 30 (10.79%) WAN
4 29 (10.43%) TCP/IP
5 27 (9.71%) DNS
6 25 (8.99%) VoIP
7 24 (8.63%) DHCP
8 21 (7.55%) SAN
9 18 (6.47%) VLAN
10 16 (5.76%) VPN
11 8 (2.88%) ISDN
12 7 (2.52%) SSL
13 6 (2.16%) MPLS
13 6 (2.16%) Ethernet
13 6 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (1.80%) Internet
15 4 (1.44%) Wireless
15 4 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
16 3 (1.08%) Network Security
16 3 (1.08%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.27%) SSDT
2 22 (7.91%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.88%) MySQL
5 7 (2.52%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 7 (2.52%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 27 (9.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (8.99%) Visual Studio
2 25 (8.99%) MSBuild
3 23 (8.27%) TeamCity
3 23 (8.27%) Git (software)
4 20 (7.19%) Maven
4 20 (7.19%) NuGet
4 20 (7.19%) Gradle
4 20 (7.19%) Artifactory
4 20 (7.19%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (2.52%) MSI
6 6 (2.16%) JIRA
7 5 (1.80%) NUnit
7 5 (1.80%) CruiseControl
7 5 (1.80%) Subversion
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (1.80%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 34 (12.23%) Finance
2 17 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.52%) Publishing
4 6 (2.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.72%) Legal
5 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.36%) Military
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (20.86%) Analyst
2 32 (11.51%) Support Engineer
3 29 (10.43%) Service Analyst
3 29 (10.43%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (8.27%) Build Engineer
5 21 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (7.19%) Developer
6 20 (7.19%) Build and Release Engineer
6 20 (7.19%) Release Engineer
7 19 (6.83%) Support Analyst
8 17 (6.12%) Desktop Support
9 16 (5.76%) Consultant
10 15 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (5.04%) Software Engineer
12 13 (4.68%) IT Support
13 11 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 9 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
15 9 (3.24%) .NET Developer
16 8 (2.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.47%) .NET
2 25 (8.99%) .NET Framework
3 12 (4.32%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (2.52%) Application Packaging
5 7 (2.52%) WCF
5 7 (2.52%) Web Services
6 5 (1.80%) REST
7 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 3 (1.08%) HTML
9 2 (0.72%) HTML5
9 2 (0.72%) XML
9 2 (0.72%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.72%) WinForms
9 2 (0.72%) WPF
10 1 (0.36%) LINQ
10 1 (0.36%) Qt
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.36%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.47%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.76%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (5.40%) Kindle
4 7 (2.52%) Data Integration
5 6 (2.16%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.16%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.16%) CCTV
6 5 (1.80%) CLARiiON
6 5 (1.80%) PKI
6 5 (1.80%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.80%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.44%) Blog
7 4 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.44%) NHS
8 3 (1.08%) Clustering
8 3 (1.08%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.72%) Replication
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 110 (39.57%) Windows 7
2 83 (29.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (17.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (12.59%) Windows XP
5 31 (11.15%) Linux
6 29 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (6.12%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.40%) UNIX
9 9 (3.24%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.52%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.44%) Android
11 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.08%) AIX
12 3 (1.08%) HPUX
12 3 (1.08%) Solaris
13 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.72%) Debian
13 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (23.38%) ITIL
2 26 (9.35%) Configuration Management
3 25 (8.99%) Release Management
4 24 (8.63%) Automated Testing
5 23 (8.27%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (7.19%) Automation Testing
8 18 (6.47%) Migration
9 16 (5.76%) Project Management
10 10 (3.60%) Service Management
11 9 (3.24%) MVC
11 9 (3.24%) Software Engineering
11 9 (3.24%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.88%) Workflow
12 8 (2.88%) Service Delivery
13 7 (2.52%) Change Management
13 7 (2.52%) ETL
13 7 (2.52%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (2.52%) Business Analysis
14 6 (2.16%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.55%) SQL
2 21 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 17 (6.12%) C#
4 12 (4.32%) Java
5 8 (2.88%) Shell Script
5 8 (2.88%) Python
5 8 (2.88%) C
6 6 (2.16%) VBScript
6 6 (2.16%) VB
7 5 (1.80%) C++
8 4 (1.44%) PHP
8 4 (1.44%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.08%) Tcl
9 3 (1.08%) Ruby
10 2 (0.72%) Korn
10 2 (0.72%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.36%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.36%) AWK
Qualifications
1 17 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.96%) MCSE
3 10 (3.60%) MCP
4 9 (3.24%) Degree
5 7 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.52%) CCNA
5 7 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.52%) SAS Certification
6 6 (2.16%) Security Cleared
7 5 (1.80%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.44%) MCITP
8 4 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.08%) MCDST
9 3 (1.08%) ISEB
9 3 (1.08%) MCSA
10 2 (0.72%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.72%) MCTS
10 2 (0.72%) MOS
10 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.19%) ISO 9001
2 13 (4.68%) SLA
3 6 (2.16%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) CDISC
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) GCP
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 89 (32.01%) Active Directory
2 24 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.12%) XenServer
4 13 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.52%) vSphere
6 6 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.44%) XenApp
8 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.36%) qmail
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.36%) Samba
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (9.35%) SCCM
2 5 (1.80%) SCOM
3 4 (1.44%) SCVMM
3 4 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (1.08%) SCOrch
4 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.72%) Nagios
5 2 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.36%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) Bacula
6 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 111 (39.93%) Microsoft
2 64 (23.02%) Citrix
3 50 (17.99%) Cisco
4 39 (14.03%) VMware
5 31 (11.15%) HP
6 22 (7.91%) Red Gate
7 21 (7.55%) WatchGuard
8 15 (5.40%) Remedy
8 15 (5.40%) Oracle
9 13 (4.68%) Avaya
10 10 (3.60%) Dell
10 10 (3.60%) Symantec
11 9 (3.24%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.88%) Polycom
12 8 (2.88%) EMC
12 8 (2.88%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.52%) BMC
13 7 (2.52%) Mitel
13 7 (2.52%) McAfee
14 6 (2.16%) Lotus
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