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 24 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 113 99 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.55% 16.75% 15.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.52% 56.57% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 51
Median daily rate £285 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +7.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £108 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £490 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 29
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.29 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £28.95 £25.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 158 175 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 27.34% 29.61% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 106 142
Median daily rate £280 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +3 51 £219 -35.66% 42
Huntingdon 0 24 £485 +5.43% 5
Peterborough -8 9 - - 7
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 77 (40.53%) Microsoft
2 63 (33.16%) Active Directory
3 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
4 41 (21.58%) Windows 7
5 39 (20.53%) Office 365
6 38 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 36 (18.95%) Migration
8 34 (17.89%) VMware
9 31 (16.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
11 28 (14.74%) Linux
12 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (13.16%) C#
14 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (11.58%) ITIL
15 22 (11.58%) MCSE
16 21 (11.05%) DNS
16 21 (11.05%) .NET
17 19 (10.00%) DHCP
18 18 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (9.47%) SQL
18 18 (9.47%) Citrix
19 17 (8.95%) Finance
19 17 (8.95%) SCCM
19 17 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 16 (8.42%) Project Management
20 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
21 15 (7.89%) SharePoint
22 14 (7.37%) Java

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 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.37%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.32%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.11%) JBoss
7 3 (1.58%) Apache
7 3 (1.58%) CMS
8 2 (1.05%) IIS
8 2 (1.05%) MediaWiki
8 2 (1.05%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.53%) Confluence
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.53%) Jupyter
9 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 39 (20.53%) Office 365
2 17 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.16%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.11%) Yammer
5 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.58%) SaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.05%) PaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.05%) DNS
2 19 (10.00%) DHCP
3 11 (5.79%) Firewall
4 10 (5.26%) LAN
4 10 (5.26%) SAN
4 10 (5.26%) Skype
5 9 (4.74%) VPN
6 8 (4.21%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (3.68%) Internet
8 6 (3.16%) WAN
9 4 (2.11%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.58%) Bluetooth
10 3 (1.58%) LDAP
10 3 (1.58%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.58%) Wireless
11 2 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.05%) HTTP
11 2 (1.05%) VoIP
11 2 (1.05%) WebEx
12 1 (0.53%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.53%) GIS
5 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.53%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.11%) JIRA
2 4 (2.11%) Subversion
3 3 (1.58%) Bugzilla
3 3 (1.58%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.05%) NUnit
4 2 (1.05%) Selenium
5 1 (0.53%) Ant
5 1 (0.53%) Appium
5 1 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.53%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.53%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.53%) MorphX
5 1 (0.53%) MSTest
5 1 (0.53%) Robotium
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.53%) TestNG
General
1 17 (8.95%) Finance
2 5 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.11%) Banking
4 2 (1.05%) Electronics
4 2 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Local Government
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 28 (14.74%) Desktop Support
1 28 (14.74%) Support Engineer
2 26 (13.68%) Architect
3 24 (12.63%) Analyst
4 21 (11.05%) Developer
5 19 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.32%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 12 (6.32%) Service Analyst
8 12 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (5.79%) Support Analyst
9 11 (5.79%) VMware Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Full Stack Developer
11 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) IT Engineer
12 7 (3.68%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 7 (3.68%) Senior Desktop Support
12 7 (3.68%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (11.05%) .NET
2 12 (6.32%) HTML
3 10 (5.26%) CSS
3 10 (5.26%) HTML5
4 8 (4.21%) CSS3
4 8 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
5 6 (3.16%) WPF
6 5 (2.63%) Node.js
7 4 (2.11%) Java EE
8 3 (1.58%) Apache Cordova
8 3 (1.58%) Django
8 3 (1.58%) XML
9 2 (1.05%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.05%) REST
9 2 (1.05%) RESTful
9 2 (1.05%) SAP Basis
9 2 (1.05%) SAPUI5
9 2 (1.05%) WCF
9 2 (1.05%) WebKit
9 2 (1.05%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.68%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.16%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.63%) User Experience
5 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.11%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.58%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.58%) NHS
6 3 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.05%) AS400
7 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.05%) BYOD
7 2 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 51 (26.84%) Windows Server
2 41 (21.58%) Windows 7
3 38 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 28 (14.74%) Linux
5 26 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (12.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.84%) Android
8 12 (6.32%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.74%) Unix
9 9 (4.74%) Windows XP
10 8 (4.21%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.68%) Mac OS
11 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (3.16%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.63%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.58%) Solaris
15 2 (1.05%) CentOS
15 2 (1.05%) Debian
15 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.95%) Migration
2 22 (11.58%) ITIL
3 18 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.42%) Project Management
5 13 (6.84%) Data Migration
5 13 (6.84%) Time Management
6 10 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.74%) TDD
8 8 (4.21%) Break/Fix
8 8 (4.21%) Defect Management
8 8 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.21%) Pair Programming
9 7 (3.68%) Test Automation
9 7 (3.68%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (3.16%) Service Design
10 6 (3.16%) Software Engineering
11 5 (2.63%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.63%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.16%) C#
2 18 (9.47%) SQL
3 14 (7.37%) Java
3 14 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 11 (5.79%) Python
5 8 (4.21%) C++
6 7 (3.68%) Perl
7 5 (2.63%) C
8 4 (2.11%) PowerShell
8 4 (2.11%) Tcl
9 3 (1.58%) PHP
9 3 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.05%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.05%) Ruby
10 2 (1.05%) VB
11 1 (0.53%) ABAP
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (16.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (11.58%) MCSE
3 9 (4.74%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.21%) MCP
5 7 (3.68%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (3.16%) Degree
7 5 (2.63%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.58%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.05%) MCITP
9 2 (1.05%) MCSA
9 2 (1.05%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.32%) SLA
2 5 (2.63%) GDPR
3 3 (1.58%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.05%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.53%) GAMP
5 1 (0.53%) GxP
5 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 63 (33.16%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.74%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (4.21%) XenApp
6 7 (3.68%) Firmware
7 3 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.05%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (8.95%) SCCM
2 4 (2.11%) vCenter Server
3 3 (1.58%) AppDNA
3 3 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (1.58%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.53%) Ansible
5 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.53%) Puppet
5 1 (0.53%) Salt
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 77 (40.53%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.89%) VMware
3 18 (9.47%) Citrix
4 9 (4.74%) Apple
4 9 (4.74%) Cisco
5 7 (3.68%) SAP
6 6 (3.16%) Dell
7 4 (2.11%) NetApp
8 3 (1.58%) AppSense
8 3 (1.58%) Google
8 3 (1.58%) HP
8 3 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.05%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.05%) Oracle
9 2 (1.05%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.05%) Symantec
9 2 (1.05%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.53%) McAfee
10 1 (0.53%) Perforce
10 1 (0.53%) Siemens
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago