The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Huntingdon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Huntingdon region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huntingdon 33.33% 65.00% 18.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate - £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Huntingdon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Huntingdon 33.33% 65.00% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate - £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
Cambridgeshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Huntingdon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Huntingdon

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Huntingdon region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Huntingdon

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Huntingdon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Huntingdon region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Huntingdon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Huntingdon

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Huntingdon 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 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Mingle
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) i2

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Huntingdon by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Huntingdon 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) UNIX
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Information Management
2 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) ARCserve
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) i2
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec