Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 90 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 9.87% 14.80% 14.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.00% 61.64% 51.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 50
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -10.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £116 £132 £149
90th Percentile £426 £506 £464
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £334 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +11.25% -7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 19
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -2.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £38.75 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% - +32.08%

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 120 146 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 21.94% 24.01% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 114
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £225 £149 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £336 £406
% change year-on-year +11.52% -17.23% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 31
Cambridge median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +74.42%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.41 £17.13
90th Percentile £51.80 £43.75 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £24.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -36.46% -22.58% +106.67%

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 22 May 2018.

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 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 15 (27.78%) Linux
2 14 (25.93%) C++
3 12 (22.22%) Python
3 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 9 (16.67%) Degree
5 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (16.67%) VMware
5 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 9 (16.67%) ITIL
6 8 (14.81%) C#
6 8 (14.81%) Internet
6 8 (14.81%) Windows Vista
6 8 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
7 7 (12.96%) DHCP
7 7 (12.96%) DNS
7 7 (12.96%) Java
7 7 (12.96%) .NET
7 7 (12.96%) XML
8 6 (11.11%) CRM
8 6 (11.11%) C
8 6 (11.11%) SLA
8 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 6 (11.11%) Data Centre

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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.70%) Apache
4 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.85%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Office 365
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) Internet
2 7 (12.96%) DHCP
2 7 (12.96%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) Bluetooth
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 2 (3.70%) Skype
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.85%) OpenFlow
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.85%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
2 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.56%) Subversion
3 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.85%) GCC
4 1 (1.85%) MSTest
4 1 (1.85%) SCons
General
1 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Analyst
1 11 (20.37%) Developer
2 10 (18.52%) Administrator
2 10 (18.52%) Support Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (12.96%) Desktop Support
4 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
5 6 (11.11%) Software Developer
6 5 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Embedded Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Embedded Software Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) .NET
1 7 (12.96%) XML
2 5 (9.26%) WPF
3 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 4 (7.41%) MFC
4 3 (5.56%) Ajax
4 3 (5.56%) CSS
4 3 (5.56%) XHTML
5 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.70%) Entity Framework
5 2 (3.70%) JSON
5 2 (3.70%) LAMP
5 2 (3.70%) LDAP
5 2 (3.70%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (3.70%) REST
5 2 (3.70%) Sass
5 2 (3.70%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.70%) WCF
5 2 (3.70%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.56%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.85%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Vista
5 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) CentOS
9 1 (1.85%) FreeNAS
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
1 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (11.11%) CRM
3 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (9.26%) Multithreading
4 4 (7.41%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.41%) Test Scripting
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.56%) OO
5 3 (5.56%) Open Source
5 3 (5.56%) SDLC
5 3 (5.56%) UML
6 2 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 2 (3.70%) Physics
6 2 (3.70%) Refactoring
6 2 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) C++
2 12 (22.22%) Python
3 8 (14.81%) C#
4 7 (12.96%) Java
5 6 (11.11%) C
6 5 (9.26%) PHP
7 4 (7.41%) Assembly Language
7 4 (7.41%) Embedded C
8 3 (5.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.56%) Perl
8 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.56%) SQL
9 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
9 2 (3.70%) XAML
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) F#
10 1 (1.85%) Magik
10 1 (1.85%) ML
10 1 (1.85%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.70%) PhD
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) GxP
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.56%) Docker
3 3 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.56%) Rancher
1 3 (5.56%) WSUS
2 1 (1.85%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (1.85%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) HP
4 3 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 3 (5.56%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (3.70%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) Dell
5 2 (3.70%) IBM
5 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.85%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
6 1 (1.85%) Siemens