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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 129 97 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.45% 16.36% 21.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.55% 52.72% 71.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 49 63
Average daily rate
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£175 £275 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £161 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 39
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
203 184 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 25.89% 31.03% 29.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 93 81
Average daily rate £190 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 57
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -58.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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
Peterborough +4 55 £175 +6.06% 12
Cambridge 0 55 £175 -36.36% 38
Huntingdon +4 2 £300 -14.28% 3
Chatteris - - - -
St Neots - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 99 (36.00%) Windows 7
2 98 (35.64%) Microsoft
3 79 (28.73%) Active Directory
4 74 (26.91%) MS Office
5 73 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (23.27%) ITIL
7 55 (20.00%) Citrix
8 46 (16.73%) Finance
9 45 (16.36%) Cisco
10 43 (15.64%) VMware
11 41 (14.91%) Firewall
12 40 (14.55%) SQL
12 40 (14.55%) Linux
12 40 (14.55%) MS Exchange
13 37 (13.45%) WAN
14 34 (12.36%) LAN
15 33 (12.00%) MS Excel
15 33 (12.00%) .NET
16 31 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
17 29 (10.55%) Windows XP
17 29 (10.55%) TCP/IP
18 28 (10.18%) C#
18 28 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 27 (9.82%) Telecoms
20 26 (9.45%) DNS
21 24 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2010
22 23 (8.36%) SCCM
23 22 (8.00%) VoIP
23 22 (8.00%) HP
23 22 (8.00%) Oracle

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.55%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.18%) Lync
5 16 (5.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.64%) IBM Notes
6 10 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (3.27%) SAS
8 8 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.73%) nginx
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.36%) Content Management Server
10 1 (0.36%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.36%) IIS
Applications
1 74 (26.91%) MS Office
2 33 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.82%) Mingle
4 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) Office 365
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.91%) Firewall
2 37 (13.45%) WAN
3 34 (12.36%) LAN
4 29 (10.55%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.45%) DNS
6 22 (8.00%) VoIP
7 20 (7.27%) SAN
7 20 (7.27%) DHCP
8 18 (6.55%) VLAN
9 16 (5.82%) VPN
10 8 (2.91%) ISDN
10 8 (2.91%) SSL
11 6 (2.18%) MPLS
11 6 (2.18%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.09%) PBX
14 2 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.73%) Wireless
14 2 (0.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.27%) MySQL
3 8 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.45%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.73%) SSDT
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (6.18%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.82%) MSBuild
4 4 (1.45%) MSI
4 4 (1.45%) JIRA
4 4 (1.45%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.09%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.09%) Subversion
5 3 (1.09%) CruiseControl
5 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.09%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.09%) NUnit
6 2 (0.73%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.73%) Maven
6 2 (0.73%) NuGet
6 2 (0.73%) Gradle
6 2 (0.73%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 46 (16.73%) Finance
2 27 (9.82%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.55%) Publishing
4 4 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.09%) Banking
6 2 (0.73%) Legal
6 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 71 (25.82%) Analyst
2 32 (11.64%) Support Engineer
3 31 (11.27%) Service Analyst
3 31 (11.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (10.91%) Support Analyst
5 28 (10.18%) Developer
6 27 (9.82%) Desktop Support
7 21 (7.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (6.18%) Consultant
8 17 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (5.82%) .NET Developer
10 15 (5.45%) C# Developer
10 15 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
11 14 (5.09%) Desktop Analyst
12 13 (4.73%) IT Support
13 12 (4.36%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (4.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 11 (4.00%) Software Engineer
15 10 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 10 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (12.00%) .NET
2 19 (6.91%) HTML
3 17 (6.18%) WCF
4 16 (5.82%) CSS
4 16 (5.82%) .NET Framework
5 14 (5.09%) jQuery
6 13 (4.73%) XHTML
6 13 (4.73%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.55%) Web Services
8 5 (1.82%) HTML5
9 4 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (1.09%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.09%) REST
10 3 (1.09%) Laravel
10 3 (1.09%) Application Packaging
10 3 (1.09%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.73%) MFC
11 2 (0.73%) WPF
11 2 (0.73%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.27%) Video Conferencing
2 19 (6.91%) Blackberry
3 15 (5.45%) Kindle
4 7 (2.55%) Smartphone
4 7 (2.55%) Data Integration
5 6 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.82%) Clustering
6 5 (1.82%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.45%) NHS
7 4 (1.45%) Blog
7 4 (1.45%) FMCG
7 4 (1.45%) PKI
8 3 (1.09%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.09%) Replication
9 2 (0.73%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.73%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 99 (36.00%) Windows 7
2 73 (26.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (14.55%) Linux
4 29 (10.55%) Windows XP
5 28 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (5.82%) Windows 8
8 15 (5.45%) Mac OS X
9 12 (4.36%) UNIX
9 12 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.91%) CentOS
11 7 (2.55%) Android
12 6 (2.18%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.82%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.09%) Windows Phone
14 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.09%) AIX
14 3 (1.09%) HPUX
14 3 (1.09%) Solaris
14 3 (1.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.27%) ITIL
2 31 (11.27%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (7.64%) MVC
4 17 (6.18%) Migration
5 16 (5.82%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.09%) OO
7 13 (4.73%) Multithreading
7 13 (4.73%) OOD
8 12 (4.36%) Scrum
8 12 (4.36%) Incident Management
9 11 (4.00%) Project Management
10 10 (3.64%) Workflow
10 10 (3.64%) TDD
11 9 (3.27%) Change Management
12 8 (2.91%) E-Commerce
13 7 (2.55%) Business Analysis
13 7 (2.55%) Software Engineering
13 7 (2.55%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (2.55%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (2.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.55%) SQL
2 28 (10.18%) C#
3 16 (5.82%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.82%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.64%) Java
5 7 (2.55%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.18%) C
6 6 (2.18%) C++
6 6 (2.18%) Python
7 5 (1.82%) PHP
8 4 (1.45%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.09%) Tcl
9 3 (1.09%) VBScript
9 3 (1.09%) VB
10 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.73%) PHP5
10 2 (0.73%) Korn
10 2 (0.73%) Ruby
11 1 (0.36%) sed
11 1 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.82%) MCP
3 14 (5.09%) Degree
4 10 (3.64%) MCSE
5 8 (2.91%) CCNA
5 8 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.55%) SAS Certification
7 6 (2.18%) Security Cleared
8 5 (1.82%) ISEB
9 4 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.45%) MCITP
9 4 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (1.09%) MCTS
10 3 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.73%) MCSA
11 2 (0.73%) MCDBA
11 2 (0.73%) MCDST
11 2 (0.73%) AWS Certification
12 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.36%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.27%) ISO 9001
2 9 (3.27%) SLA
3 6 (2.18%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) CDISC
4 1 (0.36%) GCP
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 79 (28.73%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.18%) XenServer
4 11 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.55%) vSphere
6 3 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.73%) XenApp
8 1 (0.36%) qmail
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.36%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (8.36%) SCCM
2 4 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.09%) SCOM
3 3 (1.09%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.09%) Nagios
3 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.73%) WMI
4 2 (0.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.73%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.36%) Bacula
5 1 (0.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.36%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 98 (35.64%) Microsoft
2 55 (20.00%) Citrix
3 45 (16.36%) Cisco
4 43 (15.64%) VMware
5 22 (8.00%) HP
5 22 (8.00%) Oracle
6 21 (7.64%) WatchGuard
7 14 (5.09%) McAfee
7 14 (5.09%) Avaya
8 13 (4.73%) Symantec
9 12 (4.36%) Lotus
10 10 (3.64%) Dell
11 9 (3.27%) Polycom
11 9 (3.27%) Adobe
11 9 (3.27%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.91%) Remedy
12 8 (2.91%) EMC
12 8 (2.91%) 3PAR
13 7 (2.55%) Mitel
14 6 (2.18%) Imperva
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Rate: £29.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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