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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 27.73% 19.54% 21.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 72.34% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 4
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£130 £215 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.53% +4.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
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
42 47 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 35.29% 27.01% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 5
Average daily rate £163 £223 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.96% +8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £333 £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 13
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 31 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 31 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 33 (44.00%) ITIL
2 32 (42.67%) Active Directory
2 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
3 28 (37.33%) Cisco
4 26 (34.67%) MS Exchange
5 25 (33.33%) HP
5 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (26.67%) Windows XP
8 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 20 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
10 17 (22.67%) MS Office
10 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (22.67%) Hyper-V
11 15 (20.00%) Firewall
12 14 (18.67%) Wireless
13 13 (17.33%) Migration
14 12 (16.00%) Finance
15 11 (14.67%) Citrix
16 10 (13.33%) LAN
16 10 (13.33%) WAN
16 10 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (12.00%) VMware
17 9 (12.00%) Service Delivery
17 9 (12.00%) SQL
17 9 (12.00%) Mac OS X
18 8 (10.67%) Symantec
18 8 (10.67%) McAfee

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 26 (34.67%) MS Exchange
2 24 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (10.67%) IBM Notes
5 6 (8.00%) Lync
6 5 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
6 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (22.67%) MS Office
2 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.00%) Firewall
2 14 (18.67%) Wireless
3 10 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (13.33%) LAN
3 10 (13.33%) WAN
4 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.00%) SAN
5 3 (4.00%) DNS
5 3 (4.00%) DHCP
5 3 (4.00%) VoIP
6 2 (2.67%) NAS
7 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.33%) Intranet
7 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (22.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (56.00%) Analyst
2 19 (25.33%) Service Analyst
2 19 (25.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (22.67%) Support Analyst
4 10 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (10.67%) Desktop Support
5 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.00%) Technical Support
7 6 (8.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.00%) Developer
10 3 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (4.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) HTML
1 3 (4.00%) .NET
1 3 (4.00%) CSS
1 3 (4.00%) XHTML
1 3 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (4.00%) WCF
1 3 (4.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.33%) GIS
3 1 (1.33%) Clustering
3 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.67%) Windows 7
2 25 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (29.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 9 (12.00%) Mac OS X
6 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.67%) UNIX
8 2 (2.67%) Linux
9 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (44.00%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Migration
3 9 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 8 (10.67%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (10.67%) Change Control
5 7 (9.33%) Incident Management
6 6 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (5.33%) Network Management
8 3 (4.00%) MVC
8 3 (4.00%) Multithreading
8 3 (4.00%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.00%) OOD
8 3 (4.00%) OO
9 1 (1.33%) E-Commerce
9 1 (1.33%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (1.33%) Logistics
9 1 (1.33%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.00%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) C#
2 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) MCP
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) MCSA
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (42.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.67%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) ARCserve
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (37.33%) Cisco
2 25 (33.33%) HP
3 20 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.67%) Citrix
5 9 (12.00%) VMware
6 8 (10.67%) Adobe
6 8 (10.67%) Lotus
6 8 (10.67%) Symantec
6 8 (10.67%) McAfee
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle
7 4 (5.33%) Avaya
7 4 (5.33%) CA
8 2 (2.67%) NetApp
8 2 (2.67%) Altiris
9 1 (1.33%) Polycom
9 1 (1.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.33%) Exinda
9 1 (1.33%) IBM
9 1 (1.33%) Remedy
9 1 (1.33%) Sage
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