Period
to 22 January 2022

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 6 months to 22 January 2022 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
6 months to
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 3 6 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 134 51 174
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.91% 14.25% 16.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.28% 68.00% 66.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 30 104
10th Percentile £155 £130 £121
25th Percentile £240 £150 £166
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £263 £313
Median % change year-on-year +32.95% -15.76% -8.09%
75th Percentile £438 £466 £402
90th Percentile £488 £650 £468
East of England median daily rate £298 £264 £300
% change year-on-year +12.69% -12.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 7 39
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.10 £13.48
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.09 £15.25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% -25.71% -
75th Percentile £14.75 £16.25 £18.00
90th Percentile £16.43 £19.70 £20.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £13.65 £15.86
% change year-on-year +17.22% -13.93% -0.44%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 178 75 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 23.80% 20.95% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 46 151
10th Percentile £163 £134 £136
25th Percentile £263 £158 £216
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £325 £375
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +3.81%
75th Percentile £488 £497 £475
90th Percentile £538 £534 £538
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £368
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.83% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 9 52
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.14 £11.20
25th Percentile £13.25 - £15.25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.54% -25.71% -
75th Percentile £14.75 £20.00 £20.34
90th Percentile £17.85 £44.75 £48.63
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.41% +10.94% -3.03%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows in Cambridgeshire

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 22 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Peterborough -4 63 £325 - 13
Cambridge +1 53 £350 +21.42% 55
Huntingdon 0 4 £281 +87.50% 7
St Neots - 1 £150 - 2
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 70 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 68 (50.75%) Microsoft
3 66 (49.25%) Social Skills
4 48 (35.82%) Windows 10
5 46 (34.33%) Azure
6 44 (32.84%) Microsoft 365
7 42 (31.34%) Incident Management
8 36 (26.87%) ITIL
9 35 (26.12%) Service Delivery
9 35 (26.12%) Windows Server
10 34 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
11 31 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
12 30 (22.39%) DNS
12 30 (22.39%) VMware
13 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (19.40%) SLA
15 25 (18.66%) AWS
16 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (17.16%) DHCP
17 22 (16.42%) Citrix
17 22 (16.42%) MCP
17 22 (16.42%) Mathematics
17 22 (16.42%) Problem Management
18 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2016
18 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2019
19 20 (14.93%) PowerShell
20 19 (14.18%) Change Management
21 18 (13.43%) C++
21 18 (13.43%) Cisco
21 18 (13.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 18 (13.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.94%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.97%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.48%) ArcGIS
6 2 (1.49%) IIS
7 1 (0.75%) nginx
7 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (25.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.48%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 46 (34.33%) Azure
2 44 (32.84%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (18.66%) AWS
4 11 (8.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (6.72%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (6.72%) Amazon S3
5 9 (6.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 9 (6.72%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (6.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 9 (6.72%) OneDrive
5 9 (6.72%) Route 53
5 9 (6.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.73%) IaaS
6 5 (3.73%) PaaS
7 2 (1.49%) GCP
7 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.49%) Nutanix
8 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.75%) Rubrik
8 1 (0.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 30 (22.39%) DNS
2 23 (17.16%) DHCP
3 16 (11.94%) Skype
4 11 (8.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.72%) Firewall
6 6 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (4.48%) SNMP
6 6 (4.48%) WAN
7 5 (3.73%) SD-WAN
7 5 (3.73%) Wireless
8 4 (2.99%) HTTP
8 4 (2.99%) HTTPS
8 4 (2.99%) IPsec
8 4 (2.99%) SSH
8 4 (2.99%) WebEx
9 3 (2.24%) VPN
10 2 (1.49%) LAN
10 2 (1.49%) VLAN
10 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.75%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) GIS
3 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (11.19%) Visual Studio
2 13 (9.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.49%) Ranorex
4 1 (0.75%) Cypress.io
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) MSTest
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 66 (49.25%) Social Skills
2 4 (2.99%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.49%) Law
3 2 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
3 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.75%) German Language
4 1 (0.75%) Hungarian Language
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Lithuanian Language
4 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.75%) Polish Language
4 1 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Analyst
2 22 (16.42%) Cloud Engineer
2 22 (16.42%) Support Engineer
3 20 (14.93%) Service Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (12.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 17 (12.69%) Technical Analyst
5 16 (11.94%) Software Engineer
5 16 (11.94%) Technical Services Analyst
6 13 (9.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (8.96%) Applications Engineer
7 12 (8.96%) C++ Software Engineer
8 10 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.46%) Desktop Support
8 10 (7.46%) IT Support
9 9 (6.72%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) IT Engineer
11 7 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) MFC
2 7 (5.22%) LDAP
3 6 (4.48%) .NET
4 5 (3.73%) WPF
5 3 (2.24%) WCF
5 3 (2.24%) WinForms
5 3 (2.24%) XML
6 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.49%) React
7 1 (0.75%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.75%) Jest
7 1 (0.75%) Laravel
7 1 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.75%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.75%) Node.js
7 1 (0.75%) REST
7 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.75%) Vue.js
7 1 (0.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.43%) iPhone
2 16 (11.94%) Blackberry
2 16 (11.94%) Replication
3 5 (3.73%) PKI
4 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.24%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (35.82%) Windows 10
2 35 (26.12%) Windows Server
3 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2016
4 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2019
5 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.45%) Linux
7 10 (7.46%) Mac OS
8 7 (5.22%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.73%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.49%) Android
10 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.75%) CentOS
11 1 (0.75%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.75%) Unix
11 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (31.34%) Incident Management
2 36 (26.87%) ITIL
3 35 (26.12%) Service Delivery
4 31 (23.13%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (16.42%) Mathematics
5 22 (16.42%) Problem Management
6 19 (14.18%) Change Management
7 17 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (12.69%) Software Engineering
8 15 (11.19%) Mentoring
9 14 (10.45%) Identity Management
10 12 (8.96%) DevOps
11 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (5.97%) Migration
12 7 (5.22%) Image Processing
12 7 (5.22%) Test Scripting
13 6 (4.48%) Data Migration
13 6 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (4.48%) Systems Engineering
14 5 (3.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.93%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.43%) C++
3 15 (11.19%) SQL
4 11 (8.21%) C
5 6 (4.48%) C#
5 6 (4.48%) VB
6 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.24%) Python
7 2 (1.49%) Bash
8 1 (0.75%) Go
8 1 (0.75%) Perl
8 1 (0.75%) PHP
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.75%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (16.42%) MCP
2 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 11 (8.21%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (5.22%) Degree
6 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.48%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.49%) CCNA
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.49%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.75%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (19.40%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.75%) NIST
System Software
1 70 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.21%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (6.72%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.97%) vSphere
6 6 (4.48%) VMware NSX
7 5 (3.73%) NFS
8 3 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.49%) Docker
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.75%) XenApp
10 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (13.43%) AirWatch
1 18 (13.43%) Microsoft Intune
1 18 (13.43%) SCCM
2 10 (7.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 9 (6.72%) Ansible
4 5 (3.73%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (3.73%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.24%) Puppet
6 2 (1.49%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.49%) Terraform
7 1 (0.75%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.75%) Rancher
7 1 (0.75%) SCOM
7 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 68 (50.75%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) VMware
3 22 (16.42%) Citrix
4 18 (13.43%) Cisco
5 9 (6.72%) CloudEndure
6 8 (5.97%) NetApp
7 7 (5.22%) Sophos
8 6 (4.48%) ESRI
8 6 (4.48%) Lumension
8 6 (4.48%) Oracle
9 5 (3.73%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.99%) Dell KACE
11 3 (2.24%) Google
11 3 (2.24%) LogRhythm
12 2 (1.49%) HP
12 2 (1.49%) Veeam
13 1 (0.75%) iManage
13 1 (0.75%) Isilon
13 1 (0.75%) Palo Alto
13 1 (0.75%) ServiceNow