Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 53 97 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 8.66% 15.65% 15.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.77% 64.24% 51.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 58
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £225 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -33.82% +18.26%
10th Percentile £106 £133 £154
90th Percentile £456 £406 £483
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £333 £275 £340
% change year-on-year +20.91% -19.12% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 14
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.35 £13.00 £17.04
90th Percentile £17.95 £38.75 £55.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.86% - +29.63%

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 130 151 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 21.24% 24.35% 30.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 59 132
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £293 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -22.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £141 £214
90th Percentile £543 £455 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 22
Cambridge median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.33% - +108.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.08 £17.16
90th Percentile £51.20 £47.50 £48.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.93 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -36.28% -19.35% +113.79%

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 16 July 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 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
3 13 (24.53%) Windows 10
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (22.64%) ITIL
5 11 (20.75%) Linux
5 11 (20.75%) VMware
6 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
6 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
7 8 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (15.09%) Office 365
8 7 (13.21%) Windows Vista
8 7 (13.21%) DHCP
8 7 (13.21%) DNS
8 7 (13.21%) Internet
9 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (11.32%) C++
9 6 (11.32%) Python
9 6 (11.32%) CRM
9 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
9 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
10 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
10 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
10 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow

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 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) nginx
5 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Office 365
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.66%) OneDrive
5 2 (3.77%) SaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.89%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DHCP
1 7 (13.21%) DNS
1 7 (13.21%) Internet
2 4 (7.55%) Skype
3 1 (1.89%) HTTP
3 1 (1.89%) OpenFlow
3 1 (1.89%) SAN
3 1 (1.89%) SSL
3 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.89%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (5.66%) Subversion
3 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) GCC
3 1 (1.89%) GitLab
3 1 (1.89%) Grunt
3 1 (1.89%) gulp
3 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.89%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (1.89%) Mocha
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) webpack
General
1 1 (1.89%) Billing
1 1 (1.89%) Electronics
1 1 (1.89%) Law
1 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Administrator
2 12 (22.64%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (18.87%) Desktop Support
4 9 (16.98%) Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) Support Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (9.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Developer
8 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Desktop Support
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Senior Support Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) .NET
1 4 (7.55%) CSS
1 4 (7.55%) HTML
1 4 (7.55%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) Ajax
2 3 (5.66%) MFC
2 3 (5.66%) Sass
2 3 (5.66%) XHTML
3 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.89%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.89%) Django
4 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (1.89%) LDAP
4 1 (1.89%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.89%) WCF
4 1 (1.89%) Web Services
4 1 (1.89%) WinForms
4 1 (1.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 1 (1.89%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows 10
2 12 (22.64%) Windows Server
2 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (20.75%) Linux
4 10 (18.87%) Windows XP
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Vista
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
7 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.66%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.89%) Android
9 1 (1.89%) CentOS
9 1 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.89%) FreeNAS
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.32%) CRM
2 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
3 5 (9.43%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.43%) Migration
4 4 (7.55%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.66%) Multithreading
5 3 (5.66%) Open Source
5 3 (5.66%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.66%) Task Automation
5 3 (5.66%) Time Management
6 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.77%) Change Management
6 2 (3.77%) Information Security
6 2 (3.77%) MVC
6 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) C++
1 6 (11.32%) Python
2 4 (7.55%) C#
2 4 (7.55%) Java
2 4 (7.55%) JavaScript
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) Perl
3 3 (5.66%) PHP
4 2 (3.77%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.77%) MCSA
2 2 (3.77%) MCSE
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) PhD
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.77%) GxP
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (7.55%) Docker
3 4 (7.55%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.89%) KVM
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) vSphere
4 1 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
1 4 (7.55%) WSUS
2 3 (5.66%) Rancher
2 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (1.89%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) Apple
3 5 (9.43%) ServiceNow
4 4 (7.55%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) Atlassian
5 3 (5.66%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Dell
6 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.89%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.89%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) Riverbed