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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 1
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 143 101 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.12% 13.45% 25.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.82% 54.59% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 35 62
Average daily rate
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£233 £250 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% -20.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £158 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £396 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.40% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 58
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.38 £31.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
214 185 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.12% 24.63% 36.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 72 104
Average daily rate £310 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 28 76
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -41.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +1 84 £233 -11.42% 40
Peterborough +10 27 £240 +15.66% 11
Huntingdon - 3 - - 2
St Neots - - - - 1
Ely - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 105 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 95 (34.55%) Windows 7
3 87 (31.64%) Active Directory
4 83 (30.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (24.00%) ITIL
6 61 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (21.45%) Citrix
8 58 (21.09%) Cisco
9 54 (19.64%) SQL
9 54 (19.64%) .NET
10 47 (17.09%) Firewall
11 45 (16.36%) MS Exchange
12 41 (14.91%) .NET Framework
13 40 (14.55%) Visual Studio
14 38 (13.82%) MS Office
14 38 (13.82%) Configuration Management
14 38 (13.82%) Release Management
14 38 (13.82%) MSBuild
15 37 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
15 37 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 36 (13.09%) Windows XP
16 36 (13.09%) Automated Testing
16 36 (13.09%) TeamCity
16 36 (13.09%) Git (software)
16 36 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (13.09%) SSDT
17 35 (12.73%) Red Gate
17 35 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
17 35 (12.73%) HP
18 33 (12.00%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 45 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.27%) Lync
6 7 (2.55%) IBM Notes
7 6 (2.18%) SAS
8 5 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.36%) Content Management Server
11 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.36%) nginx
11 1 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 38 (13.82%) MS Office
2 20 (7.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (1.09%) CloudFront
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.09%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.09%) Firewall
2 33 (12.00%) DNS
3 32 (11.64%) LAN
4 31 (11.27%) WAN
5 27 (9.82%) DHCP
6 25 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 24 (8.73%) SAN
7 24 (8.73%) VoIP
8 18 (6.55%) VLAN
9 13 (4.73%) VPN
10 12 (4.36%) Wireless
11 11 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.18%) MPLS
12 6 (2.18%) SSL
12 6 (2.18%) Internet
12 6 (2.18%) Ethernet
12 6 (2.18%) ISDN
12 6 (2.18%) SMS
13 4 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.09%) SSDT
2 32 (11.64%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (2.91%) MySQL
5 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.18%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.09%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 40 (14.55%) Visual Studio
2 38 (13.82%) MSBuild
3 37 (13.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (13.09%) TeamCity
4 36 (13.09%) Git (software)
5 33 (12.00%) Maven
5 33 (12.00%) NuGet
5 33 (12.00%) Gradle
5 33 (12.00%) Artifactory
5 33 (12.00%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (2.91%) MSI
7 6 (2.18%) JIRA
8 5 (1.82%) NUnit
8 5 (1.82%) CruiseControl
8 5 (1.82%) Subversion
8 5 (1.82%) InstallShield
8 5 (1.82%) AdminStudio
8 5 (1.82%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 29 (10.55%) Finance
2 14 (5.09%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.82%) Publishing
4 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.73%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (18.91%) Analyst
2 35 (12.73%) Build Engineer
3 33 (12.00%) Release Engineer
3 33 (12.00%) Build and Release Engineer
4 27 (9.82%) Support Engineer
5 24 (8.73%) Support Analyst
6 20 (7.27%) Service Analyst
6 20 (7.27%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (6.91%) Developer
8 18 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 16 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (5.82%) Consultant
10 15 (5.45%) Desktop Support
11 13 (4.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 11 (4.00%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.64%) Technical Support
13 10 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (3.64%) IT Support
14 9 (3.27%) Server Engineer
14 9 (3.27%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (19.64%) .NET
2 41 (14.91%) .NET Framework
3 10 (3.64%) WCF
4 9 (3.27%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.91%) Web Services
5 8 (2.91%) Application Packaging
6 6 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (1.82%) REST
7 5 (1.82%) HTML
8 3 (1.09%) XML
8 3 (1.09%) CSS
9 2 (0.73%) SOAP
9 2 (0.73%) XHTML
9 2 (0.73%) WinForms
9 2 (0.73%) WPF
9 2 (0.73%) LINQ
9 2 (0.73%) jQuery
10 1 (0.36%) HTML5
10 1 (0.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.45%) Blackberry
1 15 (5.45%) Kindle
2 12 (4.36%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (2.91%) NHS
4 6 (2.18%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.18%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.18%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.18%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.82%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.82%) CCTV
5 5 (1.82%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.45%) PKI
7 3 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.73%) CMDB
8 2 (0.73%) Informatics
8 2 (0.73%) Clustering
8 2 (0.73%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.73%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.73%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 95 (34.55%) Windows 7
2 83 (30.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (13.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (13.09%) Windows XP
6 27 (9.82%) Linux
7 15 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 12 (4.36%) UNIX
9 9 (3.27%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.27%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.73%) Android
11 2 (0.73%) Debian
11 2 (0.73%) AIX
11 2 (0.73%) HPUX
11 2 (0.73%) Solaris
11 2 (0.73%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.73%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.00%) ITIL
2 38 (13.82%) Configuration Management
2 38 (13.82%) Release Management
3 36 (13.09%) Automated Testing
3 36 (13.09%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (12.00%) Automation Testing
5 20 (7.27%) Migration
6 16 (5.82%) Project Management
7 14 (5.09%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.64%) Incident Management
9 8 (2.91%) Software Engineering
9 8 (2.91%) MVC
9 8 (2.91%) Change Control
9 8 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (2.55%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.18%) Service Management
12 5 (1.82%) OO
12 5 (1.82%) ETL
12 5 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (1.82%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.64%) SQL
2 17 (6.18%) C#
2 17 (6.18%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.00%) Java
4 8 (2.91%) VBScript
4 8 (2.91%) C
5 7 (2.55%) VB
5 7 (2.55%) Python
5 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.45%) C++
6 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.09%) PHP
7 3 (1.09%) Ruby
8 2 (0.73%) Tcl
8 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.36%) Perl
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.36%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (4.36%) MCP
3 9 (3.27%) MCSE
4 7 (2.55%) Degree
5 6 (2.18%) CCNA
5 6 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.18%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.82%) SAS Certification
7 3 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.73%) MCITP
8 2 (0.73%) MOS
8 2 (0.73%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.73%) MCSA
8 2 (0.73%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.36%) CCIE
9 1 (0.36%) CCNP
9 1 (0.36%) CCIP
9 1 (0.36%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.64%) ISO 9001
2 10 (3.64%) SLA
3 3 (1.09%) QA
4 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 87 (31.64%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (6.55%) Hyper-V
2 18 (6.55%) XenServer
3 13 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.27%) XenApp
5 7 (2.55%) vSphere
6 4 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.36%) qmail
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.36%) Samba
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 24 (8.73%) SCCM
2 7 (2.55%) SCOM
3 6 (2.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.45%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.45%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.09%) WSUS
6 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.09%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 105 (38.18%) Microsoft
2 59 (21.45%) Citrix
3 58 (21.09%) Cisco
4 35 (12.73%) HP
4 35 (12.73%) Red Gate
5 32 (11.64%) VMware
6 21 (7.64%) WatchGuard
7 18 (6.55%) Oracle
8 12 (4.36%) Symantec
9 10 (3.64%) Remedy
9 10 (3.64%) AppSense
10 8 (2.91%) Mitel
10 8 (2.91%) Dell
10 8 (2.91%) Avaya
10 8 (2.91%) 3PAR
11 7 (2.55%) Lotus
12 6 (2.18%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.18%) BMC
12 6 (2.18%) Adobe
12 6 (2.18%) EMC
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