The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 76 94 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.07% 14.87% 14.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.29% 60.65% 64.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 30
Median daily rate £256 £320 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.92% +19.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £159 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £462 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 34
Median hourly rate £16.68 £25.55 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.71% +89.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £60.00 £23.60
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 124 155 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.96% 24.53% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 55
Median daily rate £325 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +34.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £162 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 44
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.03 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.50
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 Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -2 42 £295 -7.81% 41
Peterborough +3 18 £238 -17.39% 4
Huntingdon +2 7 £130 -3.70% 2
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 56 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 53 (35.81%) Active Directory
3 52 (35.14%) Windows 7
4 47 (31.76%) Windows Server
5 33 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (22.30%) Linux
6 31 (20.95%) VMware
7 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (18.92%) ITIL
9 27 (18.24%) MS Excel
10 22 (14.86%) SQL
11 21 (14.19%) MS Office
12 20 (13.51%) C#
13 19 (12.84%) Migration
14 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
14 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (11.49%) Windows 10
15 16 (10.81%) Office 365
15 16 (10.81%) Project Management
15 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (10.14%) Java
16 15 (10.14%) MS Exchange
17 14 (9.46%) DNS
17 14 (9.46%) Data Migration
18 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (8.78%) DHCP
18 13 (8.78%) Citrix
19 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
19 12 (8.11%) MCSE
19 12 (8.11%) SCCM

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 15 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.76%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.70%) JBoss
7 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.03%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.68%) Jupyter
Applications
1 27 (18.24%) MS Excel
2 21 (14.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.68%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.81%) Office 365
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.70%) Mimecast
4 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
6 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.46%) DNS
2 13 (8.78%) DHCP
3 11 (7.43%) VPN
4 10 (6.76%) Firewall
4 10 (6.76%) LAN
5 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (3.38%) VoIP
6 5 (3.38%) WAN
7 4 (2.70%) Internet
7 4 (2.70%) Skype
8 3 (2.03%) LDAP
8 3 (2.03%) SAN
9 2 (1.35%) ADSL
9 2 (1.35%) HTTP
9 2 (1.35%) Network Security
9 2 (1.35%) WebEx
10 1 (0.68%) NAS
10 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.68%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.68%) RavenDB
4 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) TeamCity
2 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.03%) Selenium
2 3 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.35%) JMeter
3 2 (1.35%) LabVIEW
3 2 (1.35%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.35%) Subversion
3 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Ant
4 1 (0.68%) Appium
4 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.68%) Hudson
4 1 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.68%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) Robotium
4 1 (0.68%) TestNG
General
1 11 (7.43%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.03%) Banking
4 2 (1.35%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.35%) Electronics
4 2 (1.35%) German Language
4 2 (1.35%) Legal
4 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.35%) Publishing
4 2 (1.35%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Local Government
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (16.89%) Analyst
1 25 (16.89%) Support Engineer
2 16 (10.81%) Desktop Support
3 15 (10.14%) Service Analyst
3 15 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (9.46%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (8.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 13 (8.78%) Developer
5 13 (8.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 11 (7.43%) IT Support
6 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Architect
7 8 (5.41%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 7 (4.73%) Consultant
8 7 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.43%) .NET
2 4 (2.70%) Java EE
2 4 (2.70%) REST
2 4 (2.70%) WPF
2 4 (2.70%) X-Windows
3 3 (2.03%) Django
3 3 (2.03%) HTML
3 3 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (2.03%) WCF
3 3 (2.03%) Web Services
4 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (1.35%) HTML5
4 2 (1.35%) MFC
4 2 (1.35%) WebKit
4 2 (1.35%) WinForms
4 2 (1.35%) XML
5 1 (0.68%) Celery
5 1 (0.68%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.68%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.73%) Data Centre
1 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.05%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.05%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.70%) Clustering
3 4 (2.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.35%) AS400
5 2 (1.35%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.68%) Handset
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.14%) Windows 7
2 47 (31.76%) Windows Server
3 33 (22.30%) Linux
3 33 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.49%) Windows 10
6 11 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.76%) Mac OS X
8 9 (6.08%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.05%) Android
10 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.05%) Unix
10 6 (4.05%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Solaris
12 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) ITIL
2 19 (12.84%) Migration
3 16 (10.81%) Project Management
4 14 (9.46%) Data Migration
5 11 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.76%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 9 (6.08%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.05%) Data Protection
8 6 (4.05%) Defect Management
8 6 (4.05%) PRINCE
8 6 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.05%) Time Management
9 5 (3.38%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.38%) MVC
9 5 (3.38%) Requirements Management
9 5 (3.38%) Software Testing
9 5 (3.38%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (3.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.86%) SQL
2 20 (13.51%) C#
3 15 (10.14%) Java
4 9 (6.08%) Python
5 7 (4.73%) C
5 7 (4.73%) C++
5 7 (4.73%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.03%) Perl
7 3 (2.03%) PHP
7 3 (2.03%) Ruby
8 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.68%) Tcl
9 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.11%) MCSE
3 10 (6.76%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.41%) Degree
5 7 (4.73%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.05%) MCITP
7 5 (3.38%) A+ Certification
7 5 (3.38%) MCP
8 4 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.70%) MCSA
9 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.68%) CCSA
11 1 (0.68%) CISM
11 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.68%) OCA
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.41%) SLA
2 7 (4.73%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.38%) GDPR
4 3 (2.03%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) GAMP
5 1 (0.68%) GxP
System Software
1 53 (35.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.05%) XenApp
5 5 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.70%) Firmware
7 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.35%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) Docker
8 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) SCCM
2 5 (3.38%) DameWare
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.03%) WSUS
4 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.68%) Ansible
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.68%) Puppet
4 1 (0.68%) Salt
4 1 (0.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.68%) SCSM
4 1 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.95%) VMware
3 13 (8.78%) Citrix
4 7 (4.73%) Dell
4 7 (4.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco
6 4 (2.70%) Apple
6 4 (2.70%) LANDesk
7 3 (2.03%) HP
7 3 (2.03%) Lotus
7 3 (2.03%) Oracle
7 3 (2.03%) SAP
8 2 (1.35%) Adobe
8 2 (1.35%) Avaya
8 2 (1.35%) EMC
8 2 (1.35%) IBM
8 2 (1.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.35%) Symantec
8 2 (1.35%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.68%) MobileIron
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