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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 30.70% 29.69% 20.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.47% 71.70% 78.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £120 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £400 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £13.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 41.23% 41.41% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 13
Average daily rate £225 £225 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £26.97 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 36 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 33 (45.83%) ITIL
3 32 (44.44%) Citrix
3 32 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 30 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 29 (40.28%) Cisco
6 23 (31.94%) MS Office
7 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (25.00%) Lotus
8 18 (25.00%) IBM Notes
9 17 (23.61%) Adobe
9 17 (23.61%) Symantec
9 17 (23.61%) Service Delivery
9 17 (23.61%) Incident Management
9 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 16 (22.22%) MCP
10 16 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (20.83%) McAfee
12 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
14 12 (16.67%) HP
14 12 (16.67%) Hyper-V
15 11 (15.28%) HP Storage
15 11 (15.28%) VMware
15 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
15 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
16 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
16 10 (13.89%) Blackberry

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 18 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 16 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (13.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.39%) Lync
6 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (31.94%) MS Office
2 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) Firewall
1 10 (13.89%) Wireless
2 7 (9.72%) LAN
2 7 (9.72%) WAN
2 7 (9.72%) SAN
3 3 (4.17%) DNS
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.78%) WebEx
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.39%) ATM
5 1 (1.39%) Intranet
5 1 (1.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Billing
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (72.22%) Analyst
2 31 (43.06%) Support Analyst
3 26 (36.11%) Service Analyst
3 26 (36.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (26.39%) 1st Line Support
5 16 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support
8 7 (9.72%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (6.94%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (6.94%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
11 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
11 4 (5.56%) Developer
12 3 (4.17%) Project Manager
12 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) .NET
1 4 (5.56%) WCF
2 2 (2.78%) jQuery
2 2 (2.78%) HTML
2 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 2 (2.78%) XHTML
2 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.39%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) HP Storage
2 10 (13.89%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.72%) iPhone
3 7 (9.72%) iPad
4 3 (4.17%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (4.17%) EPoS
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.89%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.78%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (2.78%) Android
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) ITIL
2 17 (23.61%) Service Delivery
2 17 (23.61%) Incident Management
3 10 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
3 10 (13.89%) Change Control
4 7 (9.72%) Network Management
5 4 (5.56%) Migration
6 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.78%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.78%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.78%) Change Management
7 2 (2.78%) MVC
7 2 (2.78%) OO
7 2 (2.78%) OOD
7 2 (2.78%) CAD
7 2 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (1.39%) Validation
8 1 (1.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.39%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.56%) C#
2 3 (4.17%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) MCP
2 3 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.78%) MCSE
3 2 (2.78%) CCNA
3 2 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCSA
4 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) XenApp
3 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) ARCserve
2 3 (4.17%) SCCM
3 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.78%) DameWare
3 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 36 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (44.44%) Citrix
3 29 (40.28%) Cisco
4 18 (25.00%) Lotus
5 17 (23.61%) Symantec
5 17 (23.61%) Adobe
6 15 (20.83%) McAfee
7 12 (16.67%) HP
8 11 (15.28%) VMware
9 7 (9.72%) CA
10 3 (4.17%) Altiris
11 2 (2.78%) Google
11 2 (2.78%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.78%) Remedy
11 2 (2.78%) Mapinfo
11 2 (2.78%) BMC
11 2 (2.78%) Oracle
11 2 (2.78%) Sophos
11 2 (2.78%) Wyse
11 2 (2.78%) MobileIron
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