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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 112 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 13.83% 18.73% 20.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.56% 58.95% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 65
Average daily rate £250 £308 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £120 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £374 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 44
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.25 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.63% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £10.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £35.00 £54.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
172 190 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 24.02% 31.77% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 57 110
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £145 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 52
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £38.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough +6 46 £233 +93.75% 5
Cambridge -9 35 £295 +28.26% 48
Huntingdon -2 1 - - 2
Ely - - - -
St Neots - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 74 (37.76%) Active Directory
2 60 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 56 (28.57%) ITIL
4 55 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (26.02%) Linux
6 47 (23.98%) Cisco
6 47 (23.98%) Windows 7
7 44 (22.45%) VMware
8 40 (20.41%) MS Exchange
8 40 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (20.41%) HP
9 38 (19.39%) SQL Server
10 36 (18.37%) MS Office
11 34 (17.35%) Firewall
12 32 (16.33%) SQL
12 32 (16.33%) Citrix
13 30 (15.31%) Hyper-V
14 28 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 26 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (12.76%) Oracle
17 24 (12.24%) SAN
18 23 (11.73%) WAN
18 23 (11.73%) Migration
18 23 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 22 (11.22%) MS Excel
20 21 (10.71%) DNS
21 20 (10.20%) Wireless
21 20 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
21 20 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
22 19 (9.69%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.08%) IBM Notes
6 7 (3.57%) IIS
7 5 (2.55%) Apache
8 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.53%) Lync
9 3 (1.53%) Node.js
9 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.02%) Documentum
10 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.02%) JOnAS
11 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 36 (18.37%) MS Office
2 22 (11.22%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.53%) Mingle
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Tridion
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.53%) SaaS
2 2 (1.02%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (17.35%) Firewall
2 24 (12.24%) SAN
3 23 (11.73%) WAN
4 21 (10.71%) DNS
5 20 (10.20%) Wireless
6 19 (9.69%) LAN
7 15 (7.65%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (7.14%) DHCP
9 10 (5.10%) VoIP
10 6 (3.06%) VPN
10 6 (3.06%) Internet
10 6 (3.06%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.06%) Network Security
11 5 (2.55%) IPsec
11 5 (2.55%) SSL
12 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
12 4 (2.04%) ADSL
13 3 (1.53%) Intranet
13 3 (1.53%) NAS
14 2 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.39%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.57%) SSDT
3 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.04%) EDMS
5 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.02%) RavenDB
6 2 (1.02%) Neo4j
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (7.65%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.61%) Maven
3 10 (5.10%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.59%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.57%) MSBuild
5 7 (3.57%) NuGet
5 7 (3.57%) Gradle
5 7 (3.57%) Artifactory
6 4 (2.04%) Apache Continuum
6 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.02%) NUnit
8 2 (1.02%) MSTest
9 1 (0.51%) Bazaar
9 1 (0.51%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.51%) Hudson
9 1 (0.51%) PhoneGap
9 1 (0.51%) JIRA
9 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 14 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.02%) Electronics
2 2 (1.02%) Billing
2 2 (1.02%) Marketing
3 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (28.06%) Analyst
2 23 (11.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 22 (11.22%) Service Analyst
4 20 (10.20%) Developer
5 19 (9.69%) Support Engineer
6 17 (8.67%) Support Analyst
7 15 (7.65%) 1st Line Support
8 14 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
9 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (5.61%) Consultant
11 10 (5.10%) Desktop Support
11 10 (5.10%) Administrator
12 9 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (4.59%) IT Support
12 9 (4.59%) Build Engineer
13 8 (4.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 7 (3.57%) Release Engineer
14 7 (3.57%) Build and Release Engineer
14 7 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) .NET
2 12 (6.12%) CSS
2 12 (6.12%) .NET Framework
3 8 (4.08%) HTML
4 7 (3.57%) jQuery
5 6 (3.06%) XML
5 6 (3.06%) WCF
6 5 (2.55%) Web Services
6 5 (2.55%) HTML5
7 4 (2.04%) JDBC
7 4 (2.04%) ASP.NET
7 4 (2.04%) Spring
8 3 (1.53%) XHTML
8 3 (1.53%) WPF
8 3 (1.53%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (1.02%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (1.02%) CSS3
9 2 (1.02%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.06%) Clustering
1 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
1 6 (3.06%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.55%) Informatics
2 5 (2.55%) Cryptography
2 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.04%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.04%) LIMS
4 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.02%) PKI
4 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.51%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.51%) Replication
5 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.51%) PDA
5 1 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 55 (28.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 51 (26.02%) Linux
3 47 (23.98%) Windows 7
4 40 (20.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (9.69%) Windows XP
7 11 (5.61%) Mac OS X
8 9 (4.59%) UNIX
9 4 (2.04%) Debian
10 3 (1.53%) VMS
10 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.53%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.02%) CentOS
11 2 (1.02%) Android
11 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.51%) Solaris
12 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.57%) ITIL
2 23 (11.73%) Migration
3 11 (5.61%) Project Management
4 9 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (4.59%) Automated Testing
4 9 (4.59%) Software Engineering
4 9 (4.59%) Unit Testing
5 8 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (4.08%) Automation Testing
5 8 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.57%) Configuration Management
6 7 (3.57%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 7 (3.57%) Release Management
7 6 (3.06%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (3.06%) BCP
7 6 (3.06%) ITSM
7 6 (3.06%) MVC
8 5 (2.55%) Change Management
8 5 (2.55%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.33%) SQL
2 17 (8.67%) C#
3 10 (5.10%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.59%) C++
5 6 (3.06%) Java
5 6 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.04%) Perl
6 4 (2.04%) Python
6 4 (2.04%) C
7 3 (1.53%) VBScript
7 3 (1.53%) VBA
8 2 (1.02%) Ruby
8 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Delphi
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.51%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.51%) Tcl
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.12%) MCSE
3 10 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.59%) Degree
5 8 (4.08%) MCP
6 6 (3.06%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.04%) CCNA
9 3 (1.53%) ISEB
9 3 (1.53%) MCSA
9 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.51%) PMP
10 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.51%) MCDST
10 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.51%) RHCE
10 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 74 (37.76%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.31%) Hyper-V
3 20 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (6.63%) XenApp
5 9 (4.59%) vSphere
6 7 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 6 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (3.06%) XenServer
8 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.61%) SCCM
2 6 (3.06%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.55%) WSUS
3 5 (2.55%) SCOM
3 5 (2.55%) Puppet
4 4 (2.04%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.02%) Nagios
6 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.51%) collectd
6 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.51%) Cacti
Vendors
1 60 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 47 (23.98%) Cisco
3 44 (22.45%) VMware
4 40 (20.41%) HP
5 32 (16.33%) Citrix
6 25 (12.76%) Oracle
7 11 (5.61%) Symantec
8 10 (5.10%) Red Gate
8 10 (5.10%) Dell
9 8 (4.08%) Adobe
9 8 (4.08%) Lotus
9 8 (4.08%) McAfee
10 7 (3.57%) IBM
11 6 (3.06%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.04%) Mercator
12 4 (2.04%) NetApp
12 4 (2.04%) Altiris
13 3 (1.53%) Brocade
13 3 (1.53%) F5
13 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
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