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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 14.86% 14.43% 18.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.40% 59.06% 59.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 40 40
Average daily rate
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£275 £260 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £149 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 36
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -24.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.10 £26.15 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
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
206 171 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.84% 24.43% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 68 59
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.95 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
Cambridge +10 62 £275 -3.50% 50
Peterborough -1 28 £165 -27.69% 11
Huntingdon -4 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 82 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 68 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 66 (29.86%) Windows 7
4 59 (26.70%) MS Office
5 50 (22.62%) VMware
6 44 (19.91%) ITIL
6 44 (19.91%) Citrix
7 43 (19.46%) Linux
8 37 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (16.29%) MS Exchange
10 34 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
12 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 29 (13.12%) Cisco
14 25 (11.31%) Symantec
14 25 (11.31%) Oracle
14 25 (11.31%) SQL Server
15 24 (10.86%) SQL
15 24 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2010
16 23 (10.41%) Finance
16 23 (10.41%) HTML
16 23 (10.41%) CSS
17 22 (9.95%) .NET
17 22 (9.95%) Service Delivery
18 21 (9.50%) Migration
18 21 (9.50%) C#
18 21 (9.50%) JavaScript
18 21 (9.50%) DNS
19 20 (9.05%) Lotus
20 19 (8.60%) Incident Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 36 (16.29%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.14%) IBM Notes
4 13 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (4.52%) Lync
7 9 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.62%) IIS
9 6 (2.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.26%) Zope
10 5 (2.26%) Plone
10 5 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (2.26%) Apache
10 5 (2.26%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.90%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.45%) nginx
12 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
Applications
1 59 (26.70%) MS Office
2 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) Mingle
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.90%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.62%) Office 365
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.50%) DNS
2 14 (6.33%) DHCP
3 13 (5.88%) WAN
4 12 (5.43%) TCP/IP
5 11 (4.98%) Firewall
5 11 (4.98%) SAN
6 10 (4.52%) LAN
7 7 (3.17%) Wireless
7 7 (3.17%) VPN
8 5 (2.26%) Network Security
9 4 (1.81%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.36%) Intranet
11 2 (0.90%) Internet
11 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.90%) VLAN
11 2 (0.90%) WebEx
12 1 (0.45%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.45%) SSL
12 1 (0.45%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.26%) MySQL
6 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
7 1 (0.45%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.45%) Hudson
3 1 (0.45%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.45%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.45%) JIRA
3 1 (0.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (0.45%) MSI
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.45%) Ant
General
1 23 (10.41%) Finance
2 10 (4.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.90%) Legal
3 2 (0.90%) Billing
3 2 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 77 (34.84%) Analyst
2 41 (18.55%) Support Analyst
3 28 (12.67%) Desktop Support
4 27 (12.22%) Developer
5 26 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 26 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (10.86%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (9.05%) Support Engineer
8 19 (8.60%) Desktop Analyst
9 17 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 16 (7.24%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 14 (6.33%) Consultant
12 13 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
12 13 (5.88%) C# Developer
13 12 (5.43%) .NET Developer
14 11 (4.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 11 (4.98%) Desktop Engineer
14 11 (4.98%) Help Desk Analyst
15 10 (4.52%) Administrator
16 9 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (10.41%) HTML
1 23 (10.41%) CSS
2 22 (9.95%) .NET
3 16 (7.24%) jQuery
4 15 (6.79%) .NET Framework
4 15 (6.79%) WCF
4 15 (6.79%) XHTML
5 7 (3.17%) HTML5
6 5 (2.26%) CSS3
6 5 (2.26%) Web Services
7 4 (1.81%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.81%) Google Maps API
8 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.36%) Laravel
8 3 (1.36%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.90%) MFC
9 2 (0.90%) XML
9 2 (0.90%) Symfony
10 1 (0.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (0.45%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.62%) iPhone
2 8 (3.62%) iPad
3 6 (2.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.26%) Clustering
5 4 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.36%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.90%) EPoS
7 2 (0.90%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.90%) FMCG
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.45%) BYOD
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
8 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.45%) PKI
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 66 (29.86%) Windows 7
2 43 (19.46%) Linux
3 37 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (7.24%) Windows XP
7 13 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 13 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 10 (4.52%) UNIX
8 10 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.62%) CentOS
10 6 (2.71%) Debian
10 6 (2.71%) Android
10 6 (2.71%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (2.26%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.36%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.36%) Fedora
13 2 (0.90%) Solaris
13 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.91%) ITIL
2 22 (9.95%) Service Delivery
3 21 (9.50%) Migration
4 19 (8.60%) Incident Management
5 17 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.24%) MVC
6 16 (7.24%) Multithreading
7 15 (6.79%) OO
7 15 (6.79%) OOD
8 10 (4.52%) Scrum
9 9 (4.07%) Change Control
9 9 (4.07%) SOA
10 8 (3.62%) Project Management
10 8 (3.62%) TDD
10 8 (3.62%) Unit Testing
11 6 (2.71%) Change Management
11 6 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (2.26%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (1.81%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (10.86%) SQL
2 21 (9.50%) C#
2 21 (9.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.52%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.17%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.26%) Python
5 5 (2.26%) Java
6 4 (1.81%) C++
6 4 (1.81%) VBScript
7 3 (1.36%) PHP
8 2 (0.90%) VB
8 2 (0.90%) VBA
8 2 (0.90%) PHP5
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) C
9 1 (0.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (8.14%) MCP
2 14 (6.33%) Degree
3 13 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.17%) MCSE
5 5 (2.26%) CCNA
5 5 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.81%) LPIC
6 4 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.90%) ISEB
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.90%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.45%) MCTS
9 1 (0.45%) OCP
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.90%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (4.98%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.26%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.81%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.81%) XenApp
4 4 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.81%) Dovecot
5 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.36%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.45%) XenServer
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.43%) SCCM
2 5 (2.26%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.36%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.90%) DameWare
4 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.90%) WMI
4 2 (0.90%) WSUS
4 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.90%) SCOM
4 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 82 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.62%) VMware
3 44 (19.91%) Citrix
4 29 (13.12%) Cisco
5 25 (11.31%) Symantec
5 25 (11.31%) Oracle
6 20 (9.05%) Lotus
7 18 (8.14%) Adobe
7 18 (8.14%) McAfee
8 17 (7.69%) HP
9 8 (3.62%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.17%) Google
10 7 (3.17%) NetApp
11 5 (2.26%) Remedy
12 4 (1.81%) Juniper
12 4 (1.81%) Sophos
12 4 (1.81%) Infoblox
13 3 (1.36%) MobileIron
13 3 (1.36%) LANDesk
13 3 (1.36%) Altiris
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