The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 23.91% 32.86% 20.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.21% 85.19% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £183 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +92.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 7
Average hourly rate £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £23.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
Windows
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough region.

Operating Systems Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
47 54 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 34.06% 38.57% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 11
Average daily rate £225 £218 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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
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 22 May 2015, 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 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 29 (38.16%) ITIL
4 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 28 (36.84%) Citrix
5 26 (34.21%) MS Office
6 23 (30.26%) Cisco
7 15 (19.74%) IBM Notes
7 15 (19.74%) Lotus
7 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (19.74%) Symantec
8 14 (18.42%) MCP
8 14 (18.42%) Adobe
8 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
8 14 (18.42%) Incident Management
9 13 (17.11%) MS Exchange
9 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
9 13 (17.11%) McAfee
9 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (14.47%) Windows 8
11 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (13.16%) VMware
12 10 (13.16%) Finance
12 10 (13.16%) Blackberry
12 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
12 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
13 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (11.84%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 15 (19.74%) IBM Notes
2 13 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (14.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.95%) Lync
6 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 26 (34.21%) MS Office
2 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) Wireless
1 8 (10.53%) Firewall
2 7 (9.21%) WAN
3 5 (6.58%) LAN
3 5 (6.58%) SAN
4 3 (3.95%) VPN
4 3 (3.95%) DNS
4 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.63%) WebEx
5 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) Intranet
6 1 (1.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (59.21%) Analyst
2 26 (34.21%) Support Analyst
3 22 (28.95%) Service Analyst
3 22 (28.95%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (23.68%) 1st Line Support
5 13 (17.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 10 (13.16%) Desktop Support
7 9 (11.84%) Developer
7 9 (11.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (10.53%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (9.21%) .NET Developer
10 6 (7.89%) C# Developer
10 6 (7.89%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 5 (6.58%) Help Desk Support Analyst
11 5 (6.58%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (6.58%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
1 9 (11.84%) WCF
2 8 (10.53%) jQuery
2 8 (10.53%) .NET Framework
2 8 (10.53%) HTML
2 8 (10.53%) CSS
2 8 (10.53%) XHTML
3 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.32%) Web Services
5 1 (1.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.21%) iPad
2 7 (9.21%) iPhone
3 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.63%) EPoS
3 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (44.74%) Windows 7
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.47%) Windows 8
6 8 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.58%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.63%) Android
8 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.63%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
2 14 (18.42%) Incident Management
3 8 (10.53%) MVC
3 8 (10.53%) OO
3 8 (10.53%) OOD
3 8 (10.53%) Multithreading
3 8 (10.53%) Change Control
3 8 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.58%) Migration
4 5 (6.58%) Network Management
5 4 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.26%) TDD
5 4 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.26%) Scrum
6 3 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.63%) SOA
7 2 (2.63%) Project Management
7 2 (2.63%) CAD
7 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.84%) C#
2 8 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (18.42%) MCP
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) MCSE
4 2 (2.63%) CCNA
4 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.32%) MCTS
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
5 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.16%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.63%) XenApp
3 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) ARCserve
2 3 (3.95%) SCCM
3 2 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.63%) DameWare
4 1 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (36.84%) Citrix
3 23 (30.26%) Cisco
4 15 (19.74%) Lotus
4 15 (19.74%) Symantec
5 14 (18.42%) Adobe
6 13 (17.11%) McAfee
7 10 (13.16%) VMware
8 9 (11.84%) HP
9 8 (10.53%) Oracle
10 5 (6.58%) CA
11 3 (3.95%) Altiris
11 3 (3.95%) Sophos
12 2 (2.63%) MobileIron
12 2 (2.63%) Remedy
12 2 (2.63%) BMC
12 2 (2.63%) Mapinfo
12 2 (2.63%) Google
12 2 (2.63%) LANDesk
12 2 (2.63%) Wyse
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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