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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 14 3
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 33 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 24.63% 10.00% 21.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 57.14% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £208 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -53.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £250 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £312
% change year-on-year
-1.77% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.76%
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
33 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 24.63% 17.50% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 7
Average daily rate £225 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £335 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 32 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 24 (33.33%) ITIL
3 24 (33.33%) Cisco
4 23 (31.94%) MS Exchange
5 22 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (27.78%) HP
8 19 (26.39%) Windows XP
9 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 16 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
12 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
13 13 (18.06%) Finance
14 12 (16.67%) Wireless
14 12 (16.67%) Firewall
14 12 (16.67%) MS Office
15 11 (15.28%) LAN
16 10 (13.89%) WAN
16 10 (13.89%) VMware
17 9 (12.50%) Migration
17 9 (12.50%) Citrix
18 8 (11.11%) SAN
18 8 (11.11%) Project Management
18 8 (11.11%) SQL
18 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
18 8 (11.11%) Change Control
18 8 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 23 (31.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.94%) IBM Notes
5 5 (6.94%) Lotus Domino
5 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.94%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (16.67%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) Firewall
1 12 (16.67%) Wireless
2 11 (15.28%) LAN
3 10 (13.89%) WAN
4 8 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (11.11%) SAN
5 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.94%) VoIP
7 3 (4.17%) DNS
8 2 (2.78%) DHCP
9 1 (1.39%) NAS
9 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (18.06%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Support Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Service Analyst
2 14 (19.44%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support
6 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 6 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (6.94%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.94%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) IT Support
9 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (4.17%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) HTML
1 2 (2.78%) .NET
1 2 (2.78%) CSS
1 2 (2.78%) XHTML
1 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
1 2 (2.78%) WCF
1 2 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.78%) FMCG
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) GIS
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.39%) Windows XP
4 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.72%) Mac OS X
6 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) UNIX
9 1 (1.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Migration
3 8 (11.11%) Project Management
3 8 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (11.11%) Change Control
4 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.56%) Network Management
6 3 (4.17%) Data Analysis
7 2 (2.78%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.78%) OO
7 2 (2.78%) OOD
7 2 (2.78%) MVC
7 2 (2.78%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.39%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.39%) ITSM
8 1 (1.39%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) C#
2 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (1.39%) MCSE
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.39%) PMP
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.56%) ARCserve
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (33.33%) Cisco
2 20 (27.78%) HP
3 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 10 (13.89%) VMware
5 9 (12.50%) Citrix
6 5 (6.94%) Adobe
6 5 (6.94%) McAfee
6 5 (6.94%) Lotus
6 5 (6.94%) Symantec
7 4 (5.56%) Avaya
7 4 (5.56%) CA
8 3 (4.17%) NetApp
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle
9 2 (2.78%) Cognos
9 2 (2.78%) EMC
9 2 (2.78%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (1.39%) Altiris
10 1 (1.39%) Polycom
10 1 (1.39%) Remedy
10 1 (1.39%) Dell
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