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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 71 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.25% 17.27% 13.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.63% 60.17% 55.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 17
Median daily rate £290 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +16.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £161 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.95 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 118 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 20.19% 28.71% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 40
Median daily rate £300 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.97% +7.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £519 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 14
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows.

1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 28 (32.94%) Active Directory
3 26 (30.59%) Windows 7
4 23 (27.06%) Linux
5 18 (21.18%) Windows Server
6 16 (18.82%) C#
6 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (17.65%) Windows 10
8 14 (16.47%) Office 365
8 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
9 13 (15.29%) SQL
10 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
11 11 (12.94%) DHCP
11 11 (12.94%) DNS
11 11 (12.94%) .NET
11 11 (12.94%) MS Office
11 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (11.76%) Migration
12 10 (11.76%) VMware
12 10 (11.76%) ITIL
12 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (11.76%) SCCM
13 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
13 9 (10.59%) Citrix
13 9 (10.59%) Java
14 8 (9.41%) Project Management
14 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
15 7 (8.24%) Data Migration
15 7 (8.24%) LAN

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 12 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
4 7 (8.24%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.35%) IIS
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.18%) Jupyter
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Excel
2 11 (12.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Office 365
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) DHCP
1 11 (12.94%) DNS
2 7 (8.24%) LAN
2 7 (8.24%) VPN
3 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (4.71%) Firewall
5 3 (3.53%) HTTP
5 3 (3.53%) LDAP
5 3 (3.53%) VoIP
6 2 (2.35%) ADSL
6 2 (2.35%) SAN
6 2 (2.35%) Skype
6 2 (2.35%) WAN
7 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.18%) RS-232
7 1 (1.18%) WebEx
7 1 (1.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.06%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.18%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.53%) Selenium
1 3 (3.53%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.35%) JMeter
2 2 (2.35%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.18%) Ant
3 1 (1.18%) Appium
3 1 (1.18%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.18%) Hudson
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) Maven
3 1 (1.18%) Robotium
3 1 (1.18%) Subversion
3 1 (1.18%) TestNG
General
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Banking
2 2 (2.35%) Electronics
2 2 (2.35%) Legal
2 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.35%) Publishing
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.94%) Analyst
2 11 (12.94%) Developer
3 10 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Consultant
7 6 (7.06%) IT Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) IT Support
8 5 (5.88%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) Architect
8 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) WPF
2 4 (4.71%) X-Windows
3 3 (3.53%) Django
3 3 (3.53%) REST
3 3 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (3.53%) WCF
3 3 (3.53%) Web Services
4 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.35%) HTML
4 2 (2.35%) HTML5
4 2 (2.35%) MFC
4 2 (2.35%) WebKit
4 2 (2.35%) WinForms
4 2 (2.35%) XML
5 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) JSON
5 1 (1.18%) Middleware
5 1 (1.18%) SAP XI
5 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.71%) User Experience
2 3 (3.53%) Clustering
2 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.53%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.35%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (1.18%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.18%) Life Science
4 1 (1.18%) PKI
4 1 (1.18%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (30.59%) Windows 7
2 23 (27.06%) Linux
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Server
4 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.88%) Unix
8 4 (4.71%) Android
8 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
8 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.18%) CentOS
11 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.76%) ITIL
1 10 (11.76%) Migration
2 8 (9.41%) Project Management
3 7 (8.24%) Data Migration
4 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
5 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.88%) MVC
6 4 (4.71%) CRM
6 4 (4.71%) Software Distribution
6 4 (4.71%) Time Management
6 4 (4.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (3.53%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.53%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.53%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.53%) Validation
8 2 (2.35%) OO
8 2 (2.35%) Regression Testing
8 2 (2.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) C#
2 13 (15.29%) SQL
3 9 (10.59%) Java
4 7 (8.24%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.24%) Python
5 5 (5.88%) C++
6 3 (3.53%) PHP
6 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.53%) Ruby
7 2 (2.35%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.35%) Perl
8 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.18%) C
8 1 (1.18%) Tcl
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.06%) MCSE
3 5 (5.88%) A+ Certification
4 4 (4.71%) MCITP
4 4 (4.71%) MCSA
5 3 (3.53%) Degree
6 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.18%) CCIE
7 1 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (1.18%) CCSA
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.18%) CISM
7 1 (1.18%) CISSP
7 1 (1.18%) MCP
7 1 (1.18%) PhD
7 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) GAMP
2 1 (1.18%) GxP
System Software
1 28 (32.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.71%) Firmware
3 4 (4.71%) XenApp
4 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (11.76%) SCCM
2 4 (4.71%) DameWare
3 3 (3.53%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.18%) SCOM
4 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.18%) SCSM
Vendors
1 29 (34.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) VMware
3 9 (10.59%) Citrix
4 7 (8.24%) Dell
5 4 (4.71%) LANDesk
6 3 (3.53%) Apple
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco
6 3 (3.53%) HP
6 3 (3.53%) SAP
7 2 (2.35%) IBM
7 2 (2.35%) Oracle
7 2 (2.35%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.18%) EMC
8 1 (1.18%) Interwoven
8 1 (1.18%) Perforce
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.18%) Siemens
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