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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 107 149 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.50% 17.70% 12.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.20% 63.68% 51.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 58 32
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£278 £236 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% -5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £119 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £27.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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
205 234 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.95% 27.79% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 121 72
Average daily rate £338 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £454 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 30
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -6 59 £274 +5.79% 55
Peterborough +1 28 £224 -0.55% 5
Huntingdon -1 4 £285 - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 94 (42.15%) Active Directory
2 82 (36.77%) Microsoft
3 67 (30.04%) Windows 7
4 59 (26.46%) VMware
5 55 (24.66%) ITIL
6 52 (23.32%) SQL Server
7 49 (21.97%) Linux
8 46 (20.63%) MS Office
9 44 (19.73%) Citrix
10 41 (18.39%) Cisco
10 41 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (17.49%) MS Exchange
12 33 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 32 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (12.56%) HP
15 27 (12.11%) MS Excel
16 24 (10.76%) Oracle
16 24 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2010
17 23 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (9.87%) SQL
19 21 (9.42%) DNS
19 21 (9.42%) SAN
20 20 (8.97%) DHCP
20 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
20 20 (8.97%) Firewall
20 20 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
21 19 (8.52%) Incident Management
21 19 (8.52%) .NET
21 19 (8.52%) Symantec
22 17 (7.62%) Lotus

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 39 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.97%) SharePoint
4 17 (7.62%) IBM Notes
5 16 (7.17%) IIS
6 13 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (2.69%) Apache
11 5 (2.24%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.24%) Zope
11 5 (2.24%) Plone
12 4 (1.79%) Lync
13 3 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.45%) Confluence
15 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (20.63%) MS Office
2 27 (12.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.73%) Office 365
2 10 (4.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.42%) DNS
1 21 (9.42%) SAN
2 20 (8.97%) Firewall
2 20 (8.97%) DHCP
3 14 (6.28%) LAN
4 13 (5.83%) WAN
5 12 (5.38%) Wireless
6 10 (4.48%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.59%) LDAP
8 7 (3.14%) VLAN
9 6 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.69%) VoIP
9 6 (2.69%) VPN
10 5 (2.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (1.35%) Skype
11 3 (1.35%) WebEx
12 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.90%) Internet
13 1 (0.45%) SMPP
13 1 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (23.32%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (7.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.69%) MySQL
7 4 (1.79%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.69%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.24%) JIRA
3 5 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.90%) MSI
5 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.45%) ANTLR
6 1 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 16 (7.17%) Finance
2 11 (4.93%) Banking
3 8 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (0.45%) Military
5 1 (0.45%) Back Office
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 77 (34.53%) Analyst
2 43 (19.28%) Service Analyst
2 43 (19.28%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (13.45%) Support Analyst
4 24 (10.76%) Support Engineer
5 20 (8.97%) Desktop Support
5 20 (8.97%) 1st Line Support
6 18 (8.07%) Developer
7 16 (7.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 14 (6.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (5.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (5.83%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (4.93%) Administrator
11 10 (4.48%) Software Engineer
11 10 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) Applications Support
14 6 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
14 6 (2.69%) Support Technician
14 6 (2.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.52%) .NET
2 10 (4.48%) XML
3 9 (4.04%) WCF
4 7 (3.14%) WPF
5 6 (2.69%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.69%) Web Services
5 6 (2.69%) LINQ
6 5 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (2.24%) ADO.NET
6 5 (2.24%) WF
6 5 (2.24%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.35%) MSMQ
7 3 (1.35%) Servlets
7 3 (1.35%) SOAP
8 2 (0.90%) HTML
8 2 (0.90%) Ajax
8 2 (0.90%) jQuery
9 1 (0.45%) CAML
9 1 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (0.45%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.93%) HP Storage
2 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.69%) Clustering
3 6 (2.69%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.24%) CLARiiON
5 4 (1.79%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.35%) EPoS
6 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (1.35%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) CCTV
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
7 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (30.04%) Windows 7
2 49 (21.97%) Linux
3 41 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (14.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (6.73%) Mac OS X
7 14 (6.28%) Windows XP
8 13 (5.83%) Windows 8
9 12 (5.38%) UNIX
10 10 (4.48%) Debian
11 9 (4.04%) Apple iOS
12 8 (3.59%) Android
13 5 (2.24%) Windows CE
13 5 (2.24%) Windows Phone
14 4 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.35%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.35%) Fedora
16 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.90%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (24.66%) ITIL
2 19 (8.52%) Incident Management
3 15 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (6.73%) Migration
4 14 (6.28%) Service Delivery
5 13 (5.83%) Change Control
6 10 (4.48%) Unit Testing
6 10 (4.48%) Software Engineering
7 9 (4.04%) Scrum
7 9 (4.04%) Time Management
7 9 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (3.59%) Network Management
8 8 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (3.59%) Configuration Management
9 6 (2.69%) Change Management
9 6 (2.69%) Load Balancing
10 5 (2.24%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (2.24%) MVC
10 5 (2.24%) Workflow
10 5 (2.24%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.87%) SQL
2 16 (7.17%) C#
3 14 (6.28%) Java
3 14 (6.28%) Python
4 13 (5.83%) C++
5 12 (5.38%) Bash Shell
6 9 (4.04%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.14%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.79%) Perl
8 4 (1.79%) C
9 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.35%) Groovy
9 3 (1.35%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.35%) VBScript
10 2 (0.90%) VBA
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 17 (7.62%) MCP
1 17 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.48%) MCSE
2 10 (4.48%) Degree
3 8 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.14%) CCNA
5 4 (1.79%) LPIC
6 3 (1.35%) PMP
6 3 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.35%) MCSA
6 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.90%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.90%) MCDST
7 2 (0.90%) MOS
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 94 (42.15%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.59%) vSphere
5 7 (3.14%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.35%) Docker
8 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.90%) XenApp
8 2 (0.90%) XenServer
9 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (5.38%) SCCM
2 8 (3.59%) ARCserve
3 4 (1.79%) SCOM
4 3 (1.35%) Puppet
4 3 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (1.35%) Ansible
5 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.90%) DameWare
5 2 (0.90%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.45%) WMI
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 82 (36.77%) Microsoft
2 59 (26.46%) VMware
3 44 (19.73%) Citrix
4 41 (18.39%) Cisco
5 28 (12.56%) HP
6 24 (10.76%) Oracle
7 19 (8.52%) Symantec
8 17 (7.62%) Lotus
9 15 (6.73%) Adobe
9 15 (6.73%) McAfee
10 14 (6.28%) Red Hat
11 12 (5.38%) Dell
12 8 (3.59%) CA
13 7 (3.14%) EMC
14 6 (2.69%) CheckPoint
14 6 (2.69%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.69%) WorldPay
15 5 (2.24%) F5
15 5 (2.24%) Remedy
16 4 (1.79%) IBM
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