Period
to 20 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 20 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 77 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.03% 12.54% 12.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.05% 49.36% 56.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 34
Cambridge median daily rate £368 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.08% +8.33% +57.89%
10th Percentile £120 £143 £132
90th Percentile £580 £408 £474
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £300 £325 £243
% change year-on-year -7.69% +34.02% +27.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.29% +112.12% -5.71%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.95 £10.63
90th Percentile £175.00 £48.75 £17.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +16.65% -9.09% +13.79%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 171 156 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 25.04% 25.41% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 81 59
Cambridge median daily rate £383 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.50% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £165 £213 £145
90th Percentile £575 £500 £455
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 18
Cambridge median hourly rate £21.25 £45.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.78% +157.14% -53.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.70 £10.63
90th Percentile £163.00 £73.50 £42.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £28.94
% change year-on-year -53.33% +29.59% +70.22%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Cambridge

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Cambridge

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Cambridge

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cambridge over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows.

1 39 (43.82%) Linux
2 36 (40.45%) Office 365
3 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
4 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
5 25 (28.09%) Windows 10
6 22 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Office
8 19 (21.35%) SCCM
8 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (20.22%) DevOps
10 16 (17.98%) Mac OS
10 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
11 15 (16.85%) Puppet
11 15 (16.85%) Python
11 15 (16.85%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
13 13 (14.61%) Scrum
13 13 (14.61%) VMware
13 13 (14.61%) ITIL
13 13 (14.61%) Apple iOS
13 13 (14.61%) Jenkins
14 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
14 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.48%) Bash Shell
14 12 (13.48%) Apple
15 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
15 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (12.36%) Kanban
15 11 (12.36%) JIRA
15 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.49%) Apache
3 4 (4.49%) IBM Domino
3 4 (4.49%) JBoss
4 3 (3.37%) Confluence
4 3 (3.37%) IIS
5 2 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.25%) ColdFusion
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.25%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.25%) SAS
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.25%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.25%) WildFly
6 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.12%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.12%) nginx
6 1 (1.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (23.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.12%) Blender
3 1 (1.12%) HipChat
3 1 (1.12%) Maya
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.12%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (40.45%) Office 365
2 19 (21.35%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (10.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (8.99%) OneDrive
6 7 (7.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (5.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (3.37%) Amazon S3
9 3 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (3.37%) G Suite
9 3 (3.37%) Serverless
10 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (2.25%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (2.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.11%) Internet
3 6 (6.74%) Skype
4 5 (5.62%) WAN
5 4 (4.49%) DNS
5 4 (4.49%) LAN
5 4 (4.49%) SSL
5 4 (4.49%) VPN
6 3 (3.37%) HTTP
7 1 (1.12%) DHCP
7 1 (1.12%) NAS
7 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.12%) SAN
7 1 (1.12%) SSH
7 1 (1.12%) VSAN
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.87%) Big Data
2 4 (4.49%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.49%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.37%) MySQL
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.25%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.25%) GIS
4 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.25%) HBase
4 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.25%) Sqoop
5 1 (1.12%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.36%) JIRA
3 8 (8.99%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (3.37%) Hudson
5 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.25%) ERwin
6 2 (2.25%) Maven
6 2 (2.25%) VisualVM
7 1 (1.12%) GitLab
7 1 (1.12%) Subversion
7 1 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (6.74%) Law
1 6 (6.74%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (5.62%) Finance
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Publishing
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Analyst
2 18 (20.22%) Support Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Support Analyst
4 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support
4 10 (11.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (11.24%) IT Support
5 7 (7.87%) Administrator
5 7 (7.87%) Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.74%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (6.74%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) IT Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.87%) .NET
2 5 (5.62%) Web Services
3 4 (4.49%) LDAP
4 3 (3.37%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.37%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.37%) WPF
5 2 (2.25%) boto
5 2 (2.25%) Dojo
5 2 (2.25%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
5 2 (2.25%) Java EE
5 2 (2.25%) JSON
5 2 (2.25%) Kafka
5 2 (2.25%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (2.25%) REST
5 2 (2.25%) SOAP
5 2 (2.25%) YAML
6 1 (1.12%) Node.js
6 1 (1.12%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.99%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (8.99%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.49%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.37%) iPad
5 3 (3.37%) User Experience
6 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.25%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.25%) iPhone
6 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Animation
7 1 (1.12%) Derivative
7 1 (1.12%) HoloLens
7 1 (1.12%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.12%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.82%) Linux
2 25 (28.09%) Windows 10
3 16 (17.98%) Mac OS
4 13 (14.61%) Apple iOS
5 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.24%) Windows Server
7 8 (8.99%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.49%) Ubuntu
8 4 (4.49%) Unix
8 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.25%) Android
10 2 (2.25%) Solaris
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.22%) DevOps
3 15 (16.85%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (15.73%) Configuration Management
5 13 (14.61%) ITIL
5 13 (14.61%) Scrum
6 12 (13.48%) Test Automation
7 11 (12.36%) Kanban
8 10 (11.24%) Software Deployment
9 9 (10.11%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (10.11%) Software Engineering
10 8 (8.99%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (8.99%) Deployment Automation
10 8 (8.99%) Migration
10 8 (8.99%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 7 (7.87%) Data Science
11 7 (7.87%) High Availability
11 7 (7.87%) ITSM
11 7 (7.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
2 15 (16.85%) Python
3 12 (13.48%) Bash Shell
4 10 (11.24%) Java
5 8 (8.99%) Ruby
6 7 (7.87%) Perl
7 6 (6.74%) SQL
8 5 (5.62%) C#
9 4 (4.49%) C++
10 3 (3.37%) C
11 2 (2.25%) MATLAB
11 2 (2.25%) R
12 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.12%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.99%) CCNA
1 8 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.74%) AWS Certification
3 5 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.49%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.49%) CISSP
4 4 (4.49%) GCFE
4 4 (4.49%) GCIH
4 4 (4.49%) GIAC
4 4 (4.49%) SANS
5 3 (3.37%) Degree
6 2 (2.25%) ACSP
6 2 (2.25%) CCA
6 2 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.25%) PhD
6 2 (2.25%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.25%) QA
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) Docker
3 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Flume
4 2 (2.25%) KVM
4 2 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
5 1 (1.12%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (21.35%) SCCM
2 15 (16.85%) Puppet
3 11 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (11.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (10.11%) Kubernetes
5 9 (10.11%) Salt
6 8 (8.99%) Ansible
7 7 (7.87%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (4.49%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 4 (4.49%) CSIRT
9 3 (3.37%) Grafana
9 3 (3.37%) Nagios
9 3 (3.37%) Pingdom
9 3 (3.37%) Prometheus
10 2 (2.25%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (1.12%) Packer
11 1 (1.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (32.58%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.61%) VMware
3 12 (13.48%) Apple
4 8 (8.99%) Oracle
4 8 (8.99%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.74%) Google
6 5 (5.62%) Citrix
7 2 (2.25%) Hortonworks
7 2 (2.25%) New Relic
7 2 (2.25%) Remedy
8 1 (1.12%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.12%) CommVault
8 1 (1.12%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) Huawei
8 1 (1.12%) NetApp
8 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.12%) SAP
8 1 (1.12%) Tagetik
8 1 (1.12%) Zerto