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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 25.00% 20.47% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.35% 76.47% 60.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 11
Average daily rate
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£278 £225 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £128 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £350 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -14.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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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
34 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 30.36% 26.77% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 15
Average daily rate £185 £225 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £124 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £365 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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
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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Peterborough region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (43.33%) ITIL
3 25 (41.67%) Citrix
3 25 (41.67%) Cisco
4 24 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 20 (33.33%) MS Office
6 16 (26.67%) IBM Notes
6 16 (26.67%) Lotus
7 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (25.00%) Adobe
7 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (25.00%) Symantec
7 15 (25.00%) McAfee
8 14 (23.33%) Service Delivery
8 14 (23.33%) MCP
8 14 (23.33%) Incident Management
9 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 11 (18.33%) HP
11 11 (18.33%) Hyper-V
12 10 (16.67%) HP Storage
12 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (15.00%) Change Control
13 9 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (15.00%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (26.67%) IBM Notes
2 12 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Office
2 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Firewall
1 9 (15.00%) Wireless
2 8 (13.33%) SAN
2 8 (13.33%) LAN
2 8 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (3.33%) DHCP
3 2 (3.33%) WebEx
4 1 (1.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.67%) Intranet
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.67%) Finance
1 1 (1.67%) Banking
1 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 45 (75.00%) Analyst
2 29 (48.33%) Service Analyst
2 29 (48.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 24 (40.00%) Support Analyst
4 18 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
5 16 (26.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 11 (18.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) .NET Developer
10 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (3.33%) Developer
10 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 1 (1.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
1 2 (3.33%) WCF
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) Web Services
2 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) HP Storage
2 5 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.00%) EPoS
4 2 (3.33%) iPhone
4 2 (3.33%) iPad
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.33%) Android
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.33%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) ITIL
2 14 (23.33%) Service Delivery
2 14 (23.33%) Incident Management
3 9 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (15.00%) Change Control
4 8 (13.33%) Network Management
5 2 (3.33%) Time Management
5 2 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) MCP
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.33%) Degree
2 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.67%) MCSE
3 1 (1.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) ARCserve
2 2 (3.33%) DameWare
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 25 (41.67%) Citrix
2 25 (41.67%) Cisco
3 16 (26.67%) Lotus
4 15 (25.00%) Symantec
4 15 (25.00%) McAfee
4 15 (25.00%) Adobe
5 11 (18.33%) HP
6 8 (13.33%) CA
7 4 (6.67%) VMware
8 2 (3.33%) BMC
8 2 (3.33%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.67%) Exinda
9 1 (1.67%) NetApp
9 1 (1.67%) AppSense
9 1 (1.67%) Altiris