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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 6 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 18.54% 15.21% 14.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.12% 46.96% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 37
Cambridge median daily rate £213 £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +8.80%  
10th Percentile £151 £135 £197
90th Percentile £375 £533 £396
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £280 £340 £315
% change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 6
Cambridge median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.09% -22.22%  
10th Percentile £16.83 £18.20 £15.13
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.20 £41.63
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £12.40
% change year-on-year +40.00% +0.80%  

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 86 115 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 28.48% 32.39% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 143 245
Cambridge median daily rate £213 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% -2.85%  
10th Percentile £122 £213 £204
90th Percentile £388 £525 £423
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £280 £350 £338
% change year-on-year -20.00% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 19 18
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.52% -40.00%  
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £44.13 £48.75 £42.25
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year - -23.91%  

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cambridge over the 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 42 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 40 (40.82%) Active Directory
3 28 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 25 (25.51%) Windows 7
5 22 (22.45%) Linux
6 20 (20.41%) Office 365
7 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
7 19 (19.39%) DNS
8 18 (18.37%) DHCP
8 18 (18.37%) Migration
9 17 (17.35%) VMware
9 17 (17.35%) Windows 10
10 16 (16.33%) SCCM
11 14 (14.29%) C#
12 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (11.22%) Finance
13 10 (10.20%) Apple
13 10 (10.20%) ITIL
13 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (9.18%) Time Management
14 9 (9.18%) Python
14 9 (9.18%) .NET
14 9 (9.18%) Apple iOS
14 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
15 8 (8.16%) Java
15 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
15 8 (8.16%) SQL
15 8 (8.16%) VPN
15 8 (8.16%) MS Exchange

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 8 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.10%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.04%) Apache
4 2 (2.04%) IIS
4 2 (2.04%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Jupyter
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.02%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.41%) Office 365
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.39%) DNS
2 18 (18.37%) DHCP
3 8 (8.16%) VPN
4 7 (7.14%) LAN
4 7 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (6.12%) Firewall
6 4 (4.08%) Internet
6 4 (4.08%) LDAP
6 4 (4.08%) SAN
7 3 (3.06%) Bluetooth
7 3 (3.06%) WAN
7 3 (3.06%) Wireless
8 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.04%) VoIP
8 2 (2.04%) WebEx
9 1 (1.02%) HTTP
9 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.02%) RS-232
9 1 (1.02%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.02%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.02%) RavenDB
3 1 (1.02%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.08%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) Bugzilla
3 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.04%) NUnit
4 2 (2.04%) Selenium
4 2 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.02%) Ant
5 1 (1.02%) Appium
5 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.02%) Maven
5 1 (1.02%) MSTest
5 1 (1.02%) Robotium
5 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.02%) TestNG
General
1 11 (11.22%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Banking
2 2 (2.04%) Electronics
2 2 (2.04%) Publishing
3 1 (1.02%) Law
3 1 (1.02%) Local Government
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (21.43%) Desktop Support
2 16 (16.33%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 7 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (6.12%) Administrator
8 6 (6.12%) Architect
8 6 (6.12%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (5.10%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Office 365 Architect
10 4 (4.08%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.18%) .NET
2 5 (5.10%) WPF
3 2 (2.04%) HTML
3 2 (2.04%) HTML5
3 2 (2.04%) MFC
3 2 (2.04%) RESTful
3 2 (2.04%) SAP Basis
3 2 (2.04%) WCF
3 2 (2.04%) WebKit
3 2 (2.04%) WinForms
3 2 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (1.02%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.02%) Celery
4 1 (1.02%) Node.js
4 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.02%) REST
4 1 (1.02%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.02%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.08%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.06%) Internet of Things
3 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) BYOD
4 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.04%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.02%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.02%) Clustering
5 1 (1.02%) iPhone
5 1 (1.02%) Life Science
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 25 (25.51%) Windows 7
3 22 (22.45%) Linux
4 17 (17.35%) Windows 10
5 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.18%) Apple iOS
6 9 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.16%) Mac OS
8 6 (6.12%) Android
9 4 (4.08%) Unix
9 4 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.06%) Solaris
10 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.06%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.04%) CentOS
11 2 (2.04%) Debian
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Phone
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Migration
2 10 (10.20%) ITIL
3 9 (9.18%) Time Management
4 8 (8.16%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 7 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (6.12%) Project Management
6 6 (6.12%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.10%) Break/Fix
7 5 (5.10%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.08%) OO
8 4 (4.08%) Software Deployment
8 4 (4.08%) Software Distribution
8 4 (4.08%) Test Planning
9 3 (3.06%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.06%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) C#
2 9 (9.18%) Python
3 8 (8.16%) Java
3 8 (8.16%) JavaScript
3 8 (8.16%) SQL
4 7 (7.14%) C++
4 7 (7.14%) Perl
5 4 (4.08%) Tcl
6 3 (3.06%) C
6 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.04%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.04%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.04%) VB
8 1 (1.02%) ABAP
8 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.02%) PHP
8 1 (1.02%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) A+ Certification
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
3 5 (5.10%) MCSE
4 4 (4.08%) MCP
5 3 (3.06%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.02%) MCITP
7 1 (1.02%) MCSA
7 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) GAMP
2 1 (1.02%) GxP
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 40 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.14%) Firmware
4 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.04%) XenApp
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (16.33%) SCCM
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (3.06%) SCOrch
2 3 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.02%) Ansible
4 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.02%) Puppet
4 1 (1.02%) Salt
4 1 (1.02%) SCOM
4 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.35%) VMware
3 10 (10.20%) Apple
4 6 (6.12%) Dell
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco
5 5 (5.10%) Citrix
6 3 (3.06%) SAP
7 2 (2.04%) HP
7 2 (2.04%) NetApp
7 2 (2.04%) Oracle
7 2 (2.04%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.02%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.02%) Perforce
8 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.02%) Siemens
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago