Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 74 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.54% 12.59% 9.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.36% 56.49% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 38
Cambridge median daily rate £325 £300 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +57.89% +7.04%
10th Percentile £143 £132 £130
90th Percentile £408 £474 £425
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £243 £190
% change year-on-year +34.02% +27.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 18
Cambridge median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -5.71% -41.67%
10th Percentile £15.95 £10.63 £11.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £17.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% +13.79% +3.57%

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 156 131 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 25.41% 22.28% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 68
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £145 £154
90th Percentile £500 £455 £465
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 29
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -53.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £17.70 £10.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £73.50 £42.88 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £28.94 £17.00
% change year-on-year +29.59% +70.22% -34.62%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 25 (32.47%) C++
3 23 (29.87%) Software Engineering
4 20 (25.97%) C#
4 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
5 19 (24.68%) SQL
5 19 (24.68%) Python
6 17 (22.08%) Wireless
6 17 (22.08%) .NET
6 17 (22.08%) C
6 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
7 16 (20.78%) Telecoms
7 16 (20.78%) Degree
7 16 (20.78%) WPF
8 14 (18.18%) Embedded C
9 13 (16.88%) Visual Studio
10 12 (15.58%) VMware
10 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
11 11 (14.29%) Bluetooth
11 11 (14.29%) Assembly Language
12 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
13 9 (11.69%) Office 365
13 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
13 9 (11.69%) HP
13 9 (11.69%) OOP
13 9 (11.69%) WinForms
13 9 (11.69%) Windows 10
14 8 (10.39%) Java
14 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Office

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) Drupal
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.30%) Smallworld
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.69%) Office 365
2 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) Wireless
2 11 (14.29%) Bluetooth
3 8 (10.39%) DHCP
4 6 (7.79%) DNS
4 6 (7.79%) SAN
5 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 5 (6.49%) SNMP
6 4 (5.19%) Firewall
6 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.19%) VPN
7 3 (3.90%) Skype
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.30%) Internet
9 1 (1.30%) Network Security
9 1 (1.30%) OSPF
9 1 (1.30%) VLAN
9 1 (1.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.19%) SQLite
2 1 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.30%) GIS
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (16.88%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.79%) JIRA
3 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.19%) NUnit
3 4 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.30%) MSTest
4 1 (1.30%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.30%) SCons
4 1 (1.30%) Subversion
General
1 16 (20.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.79%) Electronics
3 2 (2.60%) Law
3 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Software Engineer
2 17 (22.08%) Developer
3 11 (14.29%) Embedded Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) C# Software Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 9 (11.69%) Software Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Embedded Software Developer
5 7 (9.09%) IT Support
6 5 (6.49%) Server Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) C Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Embedded C Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Embedded Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) .NET
2 16 (20.78%) WPF
3 9 (11.69%) WinForms
4 6 (7.79%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (6.49%) HTML
6 4 (5.19%) XML
7 3 (3.90%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.90%) LDAP
7 3 (3.90%) MFC
7 3 (3.90%) WCF
8 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.60%) JSON
8 2 (2.60%) LAMP
8 2 (2.60%) REST
8 2 (2.60%) Silverlight
9 1 (1.30%) CSS
9 1 (1.30%) HTML5
9 1 (1.30%) POSIX
9 1 (1.30%) STL
9 1 (1.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.90%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.60%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 12 (15.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.69%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.60%) Android
9 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) Unix
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Software Engineering
2 9 (11.69%) OOP
3 8 (10.39%) MVVM
4 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 6 (7.79%) Mathematics
5 6 (7.79%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.49%) ITIL
6 5 (6.49%) Physics
7 4 (5.19%) Change Management
7 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.19%) Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.90%) Break/Fix
8 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.90%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.90%) OO
8 3 (3.90%) Refactoring
8 3 (3.90%) Statistics
8 3 (3.90%) Test Management
8 3 (3.90%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) C++
2 20 (25.97%) C#
3 19 (24.68%) Python
3 19 (24.68%) SQL
4 17 (22.08%) C
5 14 (18.18%) Embedded C
6 11 (14.29%) Assembly Language
7 8 (10.39%) Java
8 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.19%) Embedded C++
9 4 (5.19%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.19%) PHP
9 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.60%) XAML
11 1 (1.30%) C++/CLI
11 1 (1.30%) Delphi
11 1 (1.30%) F#
11 1 (1.30%) Magik
11 1 (1.30%) OCaml
11 1 (1.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Degree
2 3 (3.90%) A+ Certification
2 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.60%) CCNA
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.60%) PhD
4 1 (1.30%) ISEB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) XenApp
3 3 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.90%) vSphere
4 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.30%) Docker
5 1 (1.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (1.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.90%) vMotion
3 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.30%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.30%) Nagios
4 1 (1.30%) Rancher
4 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.30%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (15.58%) VMware
3 9 (11.69%) HP
4 6 (7.79%) Citrix
5 5 (6.49%) Cisco
6 3 (3.90%) Apple
6 3 (3.90%) NetApp
7 2 (2.60%) Dell
7 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.60%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.30%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.30%) Atmel
8 1 (1.30%) Dell KACE
8 1 (1.30%) EMC
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle
8 1 (1.30%) Polycom
8 1 (1.30%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.30%) Siemens
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds