The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 July 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 Peterborough 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 34 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 27.87% 21.51% 21.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.07% 75.51% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 4
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£130 £219 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.57% +6.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 49 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 35.25% 28.49% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 5
Average daily rate £200 £223 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £95 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £287 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
Cambridgeshire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 35 (44.87%) Active Directory
1 35 (44.87%) ITIL
2 34 (43.59%) Windows 7
3 29 (37.18%) MS Exchange
3 29 (37.18%) Cisco
4 28 (35.90%) HP
4 28 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (32.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (25.64%) Windows XP
7 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
7 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
8 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
9 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (21.79%) MS Office
11 16 (20.51%) Firewall
12 15 (19.23%) Wireless
13 14 (17.95%) Migration
14 13 (16.67%) Citrix
15 12 (15.38%) WAN
15 12 (15.38%) LAN
15 12 (15.38%) Finance
16 11 (14.10%) VMware
16 11 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
17 9 (11.54%) SQL
18 8 (10.26%) McAfee
18 8 (10.26%) Symantec
18 8 (10.26%) SAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 29 (37.18%) MS Exchange
2 25 (32.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (10.26%) IBM Notes
5 6 (7.69%) Lync
6 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (6.41%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (21.79%) MS Office
2 8 (10.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) Firewall
2 15 (19.23%) Wireless
3 12 (15.38%) WAN
3 12 (15.38%) LAN
4 11 (14.10%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (10.26%) SAN
6 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.41%) DNS
7 5 (6.41%) DHCP
8 4 (5.13%) NAS
9 3 (3.85%) VoIP
10 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.28%) Intranet
10 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (53.85%) Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 18 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (21.79%) Support Analyst
4 11 (14.10%) Technical Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Desktop Support
6 8 (10.26%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (8.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (8.97%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.69%) Technical Support
8 6 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (6.41%) Technical Support Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Help Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) WCF
1 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
1 3 (3.85%) jQuery
1 3 (3.85%) XHTML
1 3 (3.85%) .NET
1 3 (3.85%) HTML
1 3 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.85%) Clustering
3 3 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.28%) PDA
4 1 (1.28%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Windows 7
2 28 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (25.64%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.26%) Mac OS X
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.13%) UNIX
7 4 (5.13%) Linux
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (44.87%) ITIL
2 14 (17.95%) Migration
3 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.26%) Change Control
4 8 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
6 6 (7.69%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) Network Management
8 3 (3.85%) Software Deployment
8 3 (3.85%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.85%) MVC
8 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.85%) OO
8 3 (3.85%) OOD
9 1 (1.28%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.28%) Data Analysis
9 1 (1.28%) Logistics
9 1 (1.28%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.28%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.85%) C#
2 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) MCP
2 5 (6.41%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.85%) MCSE
3 3 (3.85%) MCSA
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (44.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.13%) XenApp
5 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) SCCM
2 4 (5.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Cisco
2 28 (35.90%) HP
3 20 (25.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.67%) Citrix
5 11 (14.10%) VMware
6 8 (10.26%) McAfee
6 8 (10.26%) Symantec
6 8 (10.26%) Lotus
6 8 (10.26%) Adobe
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle
7 4 (5.13%) CA
7 4 (5.13%) Avaya
8 3 (3.85%) Dell
8 3 (3.85%) Mercator
8 3 (3.85%) IBM
9 2 (2.56%) NetApp
9 2 (2.56%) Altiris
10 1 (1.28%) Exinda
10 1 (1.28%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.28%) Polycom
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