Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows 100 89 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.04% 12.92% 11.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.08% 49.17% 53.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 30
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +34.62%
10th Percentile £132 £150 £137
90th Percentile £475 £400 £444
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%
10th Percentile £15.78 £13.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.10 £45.63 £17.30
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +22.22%

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 217 181 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 28.29% 26.27% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 86 61
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £192 £233
90th Percentile £508 £422 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 48 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £20.88 £42.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.30% +154.55% -56.58%
10th Percentile £17.49 £17.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £51.05 £52.88 £43.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £41.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -57.32% +32.26% +125.45%

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 15 November 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 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 50 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (43.00%) Linux
3 40 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (36.00%) Office 365
5 28 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
6 25 (25.00%) VMware
6 25 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 25 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 20 (20.00%) SCCM
7 20 (20.00%) Apple iOS
8 19 (19.00%) Apple
9 18 (18.00%) Mac OS
9 18 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
10 17 (17.00%) Software Deployment
10 17 (17.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 17 (17.00%) ITIL
11 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
12 15 (15.00%) OneDrive
12 15 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (14.00%) ServiceNow
14 13 (13.00%) DNS
15 12 (12.00%) Citrix
15 12 (12.00%) NetApp
15 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
15 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (12.00%) Asset Management
15 12 (12.00%) DevOps
16 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 11 (11.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (7.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.00%) Apache
4 4 (4.00%) IBM Domino
4 4 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.00%) IIS
5 3 (3.00%) JBoss
6 2 (2.00%) ColdFusion
6 2 (2.00%) Confluence
6 2 (2.00%) nginx
6 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.00%) WildFly
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.00%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (36.00%) Office 365
2 16 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (15.00%) OneDrive
4 3 (3.00%) G Suite
4 3 (3.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.00%) GitHub
6 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.00%) SaaS
6 1 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.00%) DNS
2 10 (10.00%) DHCP
3 8 (8.00%) SSL
4 7 (7.00%) Skype
5 5 (5.00%) Internet
6 4 (4.00%) HTTP
6 4 (4.00%) LAN
6 4 (4.00%) WAN
7 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.00%) Wireless
9 1 (1.00%) 802.11
9 1 (1.00%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.00%) Firewall
9 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.00%) Network Security
9 1 (1.00%) SSH
9 1 (1.00%) VoIP
9 1 (1.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (3.00%) MySQL
5 2 (2.00%) GIS
5 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.00%) JIRA
2 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.00%) Hudson
5 3 (3.00%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.00%) GitLab
6 2 (2.00%) Maven
6 2 (2.00%) Subversion
6 2 (2.00%) VisualVM
7 1 (1.00%) GCC
7 1 (1.00%) Grunt
7 1 (1.00%) gulp
7 1 (1.00%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.00%) Mocha
7 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.00%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.00%) webpack
General
1 5 (5.00%) Marketing
2 4 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.00%) Finance
3 3 (3.00%) Publishing
4 2 (2.00%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) Support Engineer
2 16 (16.00%) Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Administrator
3 15 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (12.00%) IT Support
4 12 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Desktop Support
5 9 (9.00%) IT Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) IT Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (6.00%) Developer
9 5 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (5.00%) Windows Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.00%) Technical Support
10 4 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) .NET
2 7 (7.00%) Web Services
3 4 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (4.00%) WPF
4 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (2.00%) CSS
5 2 (2.00%) Dojo
5 2 (2.00%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.00%) HTML
5 2 (2.00%) Java EE
5 2 (2.00%) LDAP
5 2 (2.00%) Node.js
5 2 (2.00%) React
5 2 (2.00%) REST
5 2 (2.00%) SOAP
5 2 (2.00%) XML
6 1 (1.00%) J2EE
6 1 (1.00%) WCF
6 1 (1.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.00%) iPad
6 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.00%) iPhone
6 2 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.00%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) User Experience
7 1 (1.00%) ASIC
7 1 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.00%) PKI
7 1 (1.00%) Verilog
7 1 (1.00%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.00%) Linux
2 25 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 20 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 18 (18.00%) Mac OS
4 18 (18.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
7 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.00%) Unix
10 4 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.00%) Android
12 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Software Deployment
3 15 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (12.00%) Asset Management
4 12 (12.00%) DevOps
5 11 (11.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (9.00%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.00%) ITSM
7 8 (8.00%) Scrum
7 8 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 7 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.00%) Matrix Organization
8 7 (7.00%) Migration
9 6 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (6.00%) Kanban
9 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (5.00%) Change Management
10 5 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.00%) Java
2 10 (10.00%) SQL
3 9 (9.00%) Bash Shell
4 8 (8.00%) C#
5 7 (7.00%) Python
6 5 (5.00%) Perl
7 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.00%) Ruby
8 2 (2.00%) C
8 2 (2.00%) C++
8 2 (2.00%) PHP
9 1 (1.00%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Degree
1 8 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (7.00%) A+ Certification
3 4 (4.00%) CCNA
3 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.00%) MCSE
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.00%) ACSP
5 2 (2.00%) CCA
5 2 (2.00%) MCSA
6 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.00%) PhD
6 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.00%) vSphere
4 9 (9.00%) XenApp
5 4 (4.00%) Docker
6 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.00%) KVM
6 3 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.00%) NFS
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.00%) Xen
7 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (20.00%) SCCM
2 17 (17.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (9.00%) Puppet
4 4 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.00%) WSUS
5 3 (3.00%) Ansible
5 3 (3.00%) Grafana
5 3 (3.00%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.00%) Nagios
5 3 (3.00%) Pingdom
5 3 (3.00%) Prometheus
6 2 (2.00%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.00%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (2.00%) Rancher
6 2 (2.00%) Salt
6 2 (2.00%) Terraform
7 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.00%) Packer
7 1 (1.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.00%) VMware
3 19 (19.00%) Apple
4 14 (14.00%) ServiceNow
5 12 (12.00%) Citrix
5 12 (12.00%) NetApp
6 10 (10.00%) Oracle
7 5 (5.00%) Google
8 3 (3.00%) Dell
9 2 (2.00%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) IBM
9 2 (2.00%) New Relic
10 1 (1.00%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.00%) Remedy