Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 91 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.55% 13.94% 12.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.19% 56.17% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 42
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £109 £155 £132
90th Percentile £481 £411 £496
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year - +3.32% +12.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £75.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.03% +16.67% +11.11%

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 193 162 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 26.05% 24.81% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 101
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £230 £198 £230
90th Percentile £513 £426 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 11
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £14.20 £15.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £50.28 £48.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -53.33% +20.97% +121.43%

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 21 September 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 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 52 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 32 (34.41%) Linux
4 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Office
4 28 (30.11%) Office 365
5 26 (27.96%) Windows 10
6 25 (26.88%) VMware
7 21 (22.58%) PowerShell
8 18 (19.35%) SCCM
8 18 (19.35%) Apple
9 17 (18.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 17 (18.28%) Apple iOS
9 17 (18.28%) Software Deployment
10 16 (17.20%) Mac OS
10 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (16.13%) ServiceNow
11 15 (16.13%) OneDrive
12 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
12 14 (15.05%) ITIL
13 13 (13.98%) Windows Server
14 12 (12.90%) DNS
14 12 (12.90%) NetApp
14 12 (12.90%) Asset Management
15 11 (11.83%) Windows 7
15 11 (11.83%) Citrix
15 11 (11.83%) DHCP
15 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
16 10 (10.75%) vSphere
16 10 (10.75%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.30%) Apache
5 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.15%) IIS
6 2 (2.15%) JBoss
7 1 (1.08%) nginx
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.08%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (30.11%) Office 365
2 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (16.13%) OneDrive
4 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.15%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.90%) DNS
2 11 (11.83%) DHCP
3 9 (9.68%) Internet
4 6 (6.45%) Skype
4 6 (6.45%) SSL
5 2 (2.15%) HTTP
5 2 (2.15%) Wireless
6 1 (1.08%) 802.11
6 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.08%) Firewall
6 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.08%) Network Security
6 1 (1.08%) OpenFlow
6 1 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) GIS
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) JIRA
2 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.15%) GitLab
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.08%) GCC
4 1 (1.08%) Grunt
4 1 (1.08%) gulp
4 1 (1.08%) Hudson
4 1 (1.08%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.08%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.08%) Mocha
4 1 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.08%) VisualVM
4 1 (1.08%) webpack
General
1 5 (5.38%) Marketing
2 4 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Law
4 2 (2.15%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.08%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) Desktop Support
4 12 (12.90%) Administrator
4 12 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) IT Support
6 9 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) IT Engineer
8 7 (7.53%) IT Analyst
9 6 (6.45%) Developer
9 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (5.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 4 (4.30%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 4 (4.30%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) .NET
2 3 (3.23%) Sass
3 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.15%) CSS
3 2 (2.15%) HTML
3 2 (2.15%) LDAP
3 2 (2.15%) Web Services
3 2 (2.15%) WPF
3 2 (2.15%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) Ajax
4 1 (1.08%) Django
4 1 (1.08%) Dojo
4 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.08%) Java EE
4 1 (1.08%) Qt
4 1 (1.08%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.08%) WCF
4 1 (1.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.30%) User Experience
3 3 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.15%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.08%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.08%) ASIC
5 1 (1.08%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Verilog
5 1 (1.08%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.41%) Linux
2 26 (27.96%) Windows 10
3 17 (18.28%) Apple iOS
4 16 (17.20%) Mac OS
5 13 (13.98%) Windows Server
6 11 (11.83%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
7 10 (10.75%) Data ONTAP
8 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (6.45%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (2.15%) Unix
12 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.08%) Android
13 1 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) Software Deployment
2 14 (15.05%) ITIL
3 12 (12.90%) Asset Management
4 9 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (7.53%) ITSM
5 7 (7.53%) Matrix Organization
5 7 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (6.45%) CRM
6 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.38%) Change Management
7 5 (5.38%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.38%) Migration
8 4 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (4.30%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (4.30%) Information Security
8 4 (4.30%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.23%) Front End Development
9 3 (3.23%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.53%) SQL
3 5 (5.38%) C++
3 5 (5.38%) Java
3 5 (5.38%) Python
4 4 (4.30%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.30%) C#
5 2 (2.15%) C
5 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 2 (2.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.08%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) A+ Certification
1 7 (7.53%) Degree
2 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.23%) MCSE
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) MCSA
4 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.08%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) GxP
System Software
1 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) vSphere
3 9 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.68%) XenApp
4 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.23%) Docker
5 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.08%) KVM
6 1 (1.08%) NFS
6 1 (1.08%) Xen
6 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (19.35%) SCCM
2 17 (18.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.38%) WSUS
4 3 (3.23%) Puppet
5 2 (2.15%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.15%) Rancher
6 1 (1.08%) Ansible
6 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.08%) Terraform
6 1 (1.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (55.91%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.88%) VMware
3 18 (19.35%) Apple
4 15 (16.13%) ServiceNow
5 12 (12.90%) NetApp
6 11 (11.83%) Citrix
7 5 (5.38%) Oracle
8 4 (4.30%) HP
9 3 (3.23%) Dell
9 3 (3.23%) IBM
10 2 (2.15%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.15%) Ivanti
11 1 (1.08%) Fujitsu