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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 90 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.75% 14.22% 18.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.87% 59.21% 57.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 36
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£275 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £186 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £389 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 39
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
155 152 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.10% 24.01% 32.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 66 62
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £218 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.90 £39.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 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 27 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 27 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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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 +7 45 £275 -7.56% 56
Peterborough 0 37 £163 -30.85% 4
Huntingdon -2 4 - -
St Neots - - - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 96 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 75 (33.63%) Windows 7
3 70 (31.39%) Active Directory
3 70 (31.39%) MS Office
4 51 (22.87%) ITIL
5 50 (22.42%) Citrix
6 47 (21.08%) VMware
7 40 (17.94%) Linux
7 40 (17.94%) MS Exchange
8 39 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (16.59%) MS Excel
10 30 (13.45%) Finance
11 27 (12.11%) Cisco
11 27 (12.11%) .NET
12 26 (11.66%) SQL
12 26 (11.66%) Symantec
13 25 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (11.21%) HTML
14 24 (10.76%) Service Delivery
15 23 (10.31%) C#
15 23 (10.31%) CSS
15 23 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
16 21 (9.42%) JavaScript
16 21 (9.42%) DNS
16 21 (9.42%) Windows XP
16 21 (9.42%) Lotus
16 21 (9.42%) McAfee
17 20 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (8.97%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 40 (17.94%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.52%) IBM Notes
4 15 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (5.83%) Lync
6 12 (5.38%) SharePoint
7 10 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (4.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.79%) IIS
11 3 (1.35%) Apache
11 3 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.35%) Zope
11 3 (1.35%) Plone
12 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.45%) nginx
12 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 70 (31.39%) MS Office
2 37 (16.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.79%) Mingle
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.45%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.48%) Office 365
2 5 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.42%) DNS
2 18 (8.07%) TCP/IP
3 15 (6.73%) WAN
3 15 (6.73%) DHCP
4 12 (5.38%) LAN
5 8 (3.59%) VPN
5 8 (3.59%) Firewall
6 5 (2.24%) SAN
6 5 (2.24%) Network Security
7 4 (1.79%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.90%) ISDN
8 2 (0.90%) Intranet
8 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.90%) Wireless
8 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.90%) PBX
8 2 (0.90%) VoIP
9 1 (0.45%) ATM
9 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.79%) MySQL
4 3 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.45%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.45%) Hudson
3 1 (0.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.45%) MSI
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.45%) Ant
General
1 30 (13.45%) Finance
2 14 (6.28%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.35%) Banking
4 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
4 2 (0.90%) Billing
4 2 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 82 (36.77%) Analyst
2 41 (18.39%) Support Analyst
3 32 (14.35%) Desktop Support
3 32 (14.35%) Service Analyst
3 32 (14.35%) Service Desk Analyst
4 29 (13.00%) Developer
5 23 (10.31%) 1st Line Support
6 21 (9.42%) Support Engineer
7 20 (8.97%) Desktop Analyst
8 18 (8.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 17 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
10 15 (6.73%) .NET Developer
10 15 (6.73%) C# Developer
10 15 (6.73%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 12 (5.38%) Desktop Engineer
11 12 (5.38%) Help Desk Analyst
11 12 (5.38%) Consultant
12 11 (4.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (3.59%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.11%) .NET
2 25 (11.21%) HTML
3 23 (10.31%) CSS
4 16 (7.17%) jQuery
5 15 (6.73%) .NET Framework
5 15 (6.73%) WCF
5 15 (6.73%) XHTML
6 9 (4.04%) HTML5
7 7 (3.14%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.24%) CSS3
9 4 (1.79%) Google Maps API
10 3 (1.35%) Laravel
10 3 (1.35%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.35%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.35%) Web Services
10 3 (1.35%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.90%) WPF
11 2 (0.90%) Symfony
11 2 (0.90%) MFC
11 2 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.52%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.04%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.59%) iPhone
3 8 (3.59%) iPad
4 6 (2.69%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.24%) Clustering
6 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.35%) Replication
7 3 (1.35%) PKI
7 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 2 (0.90%) Blog
9 1 (0.45%) Life Science
9 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.45%) User Experience
9 1 (0.45%) EPoS
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 75 (33.63%) Windows 7
2 40 (17.94%) Linux
3 39 (17.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (9.42%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.83%) Mac OS X
7 13 (5.83%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (4.93%) UNIX
10 8 (3.59%) CentOS
11 7 (3.14%) Android
11 7 (3.14%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.24%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.24%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.79%) Debian
13 4 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (1.79%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.90%) Solaris
14 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (22.87%) ITIL
2 24 (10.76%) Service Delivery
3 20 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.52%) Migration
4 19 (8.52%) Incident Management
5 18 (8.07%) MVC
6 16 (7.17%) Multithreading
7 15 (6.73%) OOD
7 15 (6.73%) OO
8 9 (4.04%) SOA
8 9 (4.04%) Project Management
8 9 (4.04%) Scrum
9 8 (3.59%) TDD
9 8 (3.59%) Change Management
9 8 (3.59%) Unit Testing
10 7 (3.14%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.69%) Workflow
12 5 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (2.24%) Service Management
12 5 (2.24%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.66%) SQL
2 23 (10.31%) C#
3 21 (9.42%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.24%) C++
6 4 (1.79%) Java
7 3 (1.35%) VB
7 3 (1.35%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.35%) PHP
7 3 (1.35%) Python
8 2 (0.90%) PHP5
8 2 (0.90%) VBScript
9 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.45%) VB6
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (8.07%) MCP
2 17 (7.62%) Degree
3 16 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.59%) MCSE
5 7 (3.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (2.69%) CCNA
6 6 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.24%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.79%) ISEB
9 3 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.35%) MCTS
10 2 (0.90%) MCITP
10 2 (0.90%) LPIC
10 2 (0.90%) MCDST
10 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.38%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 3 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (31.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.04%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.24%) XenApp
5 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.79%) Dovecot
6 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.35%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.45%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (8.07%) SCCM
2 5 (2.24%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.35%) Nagios
5 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.90%) WMI
5 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.90%) SCOM
5 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.45%) DameWare
6 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 96 (43.05%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.42%) Citrix
3 47 (21.08%) VMware
4 27 (12.11%) Cisco
5 26 (11.66%) Symantec
6 21 (9.42%) McAfee
6 21 (9.42%) Lotus
7 20 (8.97%) Oracle
8 19 (8.52%) Adobe
9 15 (6.73%) HP
10 7 (3.14%) Avaya
10 7 (3.14%) Google
11 5 (2.24%) Sophos
11 5 (2.24%) Remedy
11 5 (2.24%) NetApp
12 4 (1.79%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.79%) Juniper
12 4 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.79%) Infoblox
13 3 (1.35%) MobileIron
Cambridge
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £250 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Northgate Public Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago