Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 7 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 71 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 13.55% 11.32% 9.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.63% 54.20% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 42
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £350 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +61.85% +17.69%
10th Percentile £144 £136 £148
90th Percentile £400 £428 £388
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £300 £250
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 9
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% -38.18%
10th Percentile £13.64 £10.13 £9.60
90th Percentile £45.25 £17.29 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +22.22% -34.94%

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 184 131 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 26.25% 20.89% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 59 123
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £179 £199 £185
90th Percentile £425 £425 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +20.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 11 15
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 £16.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +154.55% -56.58% +38.18%
10th Percentile £15.87 £10.50 £11.45
90th Percentile £52.88 £43.75 £56.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year +29.03% +125.45% -45.00%

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 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 34 (35.79%) Microsoft
1 34 (35.79%) Active Directory
2 30 (31.58%) Linux
3 22 (23.16%) Software Engineering
4 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (20.00%) Office 365
6 17 (17.89%) Windows Server
6 17 (17.89%) Wireless
6 17 (17.89%) C++
6 17 (17.89%) SQL
7 16 (16.84%) C
7 16 (16.84%) Python
8 15 (15.79%) Telecoms
8 15 (15.79%) VMware
8 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
9 14 (14.74%) C#
9 14 (14.74%) .NET
10 13 (13.68%) DHCP
10 13 (13.68%) Embedded C
11 11 (11.58%) DNS
11 11 (11.58%) WPF
12 10 (10.53%) HP
12 10 (10.53%) Bluetooth
12 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
12 10 (10.53%) Windows 10
13 9 (9.47%) Degree
13 9 (9.47%) SCCM
14 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (8.42%) WinForms
14 8 (8.42%) 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 7 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) Drupal
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) Wireless
2 13 (13.68%) DHCP
3 11 (11.58%) DNS
4 10 (10.53%) Bluetooth
5 8 (8.42%) LAN
5 8 (8.42%) SAN
5 8 (8.42%) VPN
6 5 (5.26%) Firewall
6 5 (5.26%) SNMP
7 4 (4.21%) Skype
7 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.21%) WAN
8 3 (3.16%) LDAP
8 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (2.11%) WebEx
10 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.05%) Network Security
10 1 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQLite
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.26%) JIRA
3 4 (4.21%) NUnit
4 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.05%) MSTest
5 1 (1.05%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.21%) Electronics
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Software Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Desktop Support
4 12 (12.63%) Developer
5 10 (10.53%) C# Software Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Embedded Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (8.42%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (8.42%) IT Support
8 7 (7.37%) C Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Embedded C Developer
8 7 (7.37%) Senior Support Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Server Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Windows Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) IT Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) .NET
2 11 (11.58%) WPF
3 8 (8.42%) WinForms
4 4 (4.21%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (3.16%) HTML
6 2 (2.11%) MFC
7 1 (1.05%) Core Data
7 1 (1.05%) Entity Framework
7 1 (1.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
1 4 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (4.21%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.11%) Digital Media
2 2 (2.11%) iPhone
3 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.05%) iPad
3 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) NHS
3 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 30 (31.58%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) Windows Server
3 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.53%) Windows 10
5 7 (7.37%) Mac OS
6 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
7 4 (4.21%) Unix
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.11%) Android
9 2 (2.11%) Debian
9 2 (2.11%) Solaris
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Software Engineering
2 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (8.42%) OOP
3 7 (7.37%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (6.32%) Migration
4 6 (6.32%) MVVM
5 5 (5.26%) ITIL
6 4 (4.21%) Change Management
6 4 (4.21%) Information Security
6 4 (4.21%) ITSM
6 4 (4.21%) Mathematics
6 4 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 4 (4.21%) Test Management
6 4 (4.21%) Test Scripting
6 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.16%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.16%) Physics
7 3 (3.16%) Test Automation
7 3 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) C++
1 17 (17.89%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) C
2 16 (16.84%) Python
3 14 (14.74%) C#
4 13 (13.68%) Embedded C
5 8 (8.42%) Assembly Language
6 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.21%) Java
7 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.16%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.11%) VB
10 1 (1.05%) ANSI C
10 1 (1.05%) C++/CLI
10 1 (1.05%) Delphi
10 1 (1.05%) Groovy
10 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.16%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.16%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) CCNA
4 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.11%) MCSA
4 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.05%) ISEB
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) GLP
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (35.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) vSphere
4 2 (2.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.16%) vMotion
4 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.05%) Nagios
5 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) VMware
3 10 (10.53%) HP
4 7 (7.37%) Apple
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco
6 5 (5.26%) Citrix
6 5 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (2.11%) Dell
7 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.11%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.11%) Remedy
7 2 (2.11%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.05%) Atmel
8 1 (1.05%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.05%) Perforce
8 1 (1.05%) Polycom
8 1 (1.05%) Siemens
8 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds