Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 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
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 54 159 140
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.51% 14.23% 13.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.94% 66.81% 56.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 70 46
Median daily rate £330 £300 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.77% +19.82%
10th Percentile £123 £101 £111
90th Percentile £525 £613 £519
East of England median daily rate £300 £305 £325
% change year-on-year -1.64% -6.15% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 51 46
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £29.55 £50.00 £18.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +21.31% +1.67% -6.25%

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 102 238 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.75% 21.31% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 103 102
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £138 £113 £116
90th Percentile £545 £613 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 58 58
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £15.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.06% +2.86% -35.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.03
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +15.63% +0.88% -9.37%

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 6 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

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 6 months to 6 July 2020. 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
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +2 36 £210 -38.24% 22
Peterborough -9 8 £280 +76.66% 8
Huntingdon -6 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 33 (61.11%) Windows 10
2 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
4 24 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 19 (35.19%) Office 365
7 18 (33.33%) ITIL
7 18 (33.33%) VMware
8 16 (29.63%) Azure
9 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
9 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
11 11 (20.37%) Linux
11 11 (20.37%) Migration
11 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
11 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (18.52%) DevOps
12 10 (18.52%) Oracle
12 10 (18.52%) Cisco
13 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (16.67%) VB
13 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
14 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
14 8 (14.81%) AWS
14 8 (14.81%) Lumension
14 8 (14.81%) ESRI

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 8 (14.81%) ArcGIS
2 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (14.81%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.19%) Office 365
2 16 (29.63%) Azure
3 8 (14.81%) AWS
4 4 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.70%) GCP
6 1 (1.85%) G Suite
6 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) DHCP
2 6 (11.11%) Skype
3 4 (7.41%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 3 (5.56%) LAN
4 3 (5.56%) Network Security
5 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.85%) NAS
6 1 (1.85%) RS-232
6 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) GIS
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
2 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.41%) Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) C# WPF Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) IT Support
6 3 (5.56%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) .NET Core
2 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.56%) Entity Framework
2 3 (5.56%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (5.56%) RESTful
2 3 (5.56%) Silverlight
2 3 (5.56%) WCF
2 3 (5.56%) WPF
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) XML
4 1 (1.85%) Ajax
4 1 (1.85%) Autofac
4 1 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Blog
2 3 (5.56%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 33 (61.11%) Windows 10
2 24 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 21 (38.89%) Windows Server
4 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (20.37%) Linux
6 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.70%) Android
8 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.70%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) VMS
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) Migration
3 10 (18.52%) DevOps
4 8 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 7 (12.96%) Image Processing
5 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (12.96%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.11%) Break/Fix
6 6 (11.11%) Service Design
7 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.26%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.41%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
8 4 (7.41%) UML
9 3 (5.56%) Information Security Management
9 3 (5.56%) MVVM
9 3 (5.56%) Project Management
9 3 (5.56%) Security Management
9 3 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.67%) VB
3 8 (14.81%) C
4 4 (7.41%) C#
4 4 (7.41%) Python
5 3 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.56%) XAML
6 2 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) Java
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.41%) Degree
6 3 (5.56%) PhD
6 3 (5.56%) SANS
7 2 (3.70%) MCSE
8 1 (1.85%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.85%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (1.85%) MCDST
8 1 (1.85%) MCITP
8 1 (1.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) AICPA
2 3 (5.56%) COBIT
2 3 (5.56%) NIST
3 1 (1.85%) GxP
3 1 (1.85%) HL7
System Software
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) VMware NSX
4 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.85%) Docker
6 1 (1.85%) Firmware
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.85%) vCloud
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Ansible
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.85%) Rancher
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
3 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (46.30%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (18.52%) Cisco
3 10 (18.52%) Oracle
4 8 (14.81%) ESRI
4 8 (14.81%) Lumension
4 8 (14.81%) Sophos
5 6 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.41%) Citrix
7 3 (5.56%) Adobe
7 3 (5.56%) CrowdStrike
7 3 (5.56%) Okta
8 2 (3.70%) Apple
8 2 (3.70%) Dell
8 2 (3.70%) Google
8 2 (3.70%) HP
9 1 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.85%) Concur
9 1 (1.85%) Remedy
9 1 (1.85%) Symantec