Period
to 22 October 2018

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 October 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 163 196 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.54% 14.31% 13.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.15% 62.82% 54.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 72 72
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.75% +6.09%
10th Percentile £105 £180 £104
90th Percentile £488 £499 £478
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +22.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £41.25 £41.90 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 301 312 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 25.00% 22.77% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 118 125
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £112 £200 £105
90th Percentile £513 £486 £504
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 66 27
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +29.03% +113.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.63 £9.15
90th Percentile £48.00 £51.25 £44.95
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -10.81%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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 +1 95 £400 +23.08% 100
Peterborough +4 44 £115 -55.77% 10
Huntingdon 0 4 £338 -37.21% 2
Ely 0 3 - -
Wisbech - 2 - -
St Neots - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 93 (57.06%) Microsoft
2 63 (38.65%) Active Directory
3 53 (32.52%) Microsoft Office
4 47 (28.83%) Office 365
5 43 (26.38%) Windows 10
5 43 (26.38%) Linux
6 41 (25.15%) VMware
7 37 (22.70%) Windows Server
8 30 (18.40%) PowerShell
9 28 (17.18%) ITIL
10 26 (15.95%) NetApp
10 26 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (14.72%) Citrix
12 23 (14.11%) Windows 7
13 22 (13.50%) DNS
13 22 (13.50%) Incident Management
14 21 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (12.88%) MS Exchange
14 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (12.27%) SCCM
16 17 (10.43%) Apple
16 17 (10.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 17 (10.43%) Apple iOS
16 17 (10.43%) Software Deployment
17 16 (9.82%) DHCP
17 16 (9.82%) Mac OS
18 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (9.20%) ServiceNow
18 15 (9.20%) OneDrive
19 14 (8.59%) vSphere

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 21 (12.88%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (5.52%) Skype for Business
4 7 (4.29%) Apache
5 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.07%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.07%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.84%) IIS
7 3 (1.84%) JBoss
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.23%) IBM Connections
8 2 (1.23%) nginx
8 2 (1.23%) WildFly
9 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.61%) Confluence
9 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.61%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (32.52%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.61%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 47 (28.83%) Office 365
2 21 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.20%) OneDrive
4 12 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.23%) G Suite
8 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.61%) GitHub
8 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.61%) SaaS
8 1 (0.61%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.50%) DNS
2 16 (9.82%) DHCP
3 10 (6.13%) Firewall
3 10 (6.13%) Skype
4 9 (5.52%) Internet
4 9 (5.52%) SSL
5 7 (4.29%) Wireless
6 6 (3.68%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.68%) VPN
7 4 (2.45%) HTTP
7 4 (2.45%) LAN
7 4 (2.45%) Network Security
7 4 (2.45%) VoIP
8 3 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.84%) WAN
9 2 (1.23%) VLAN
10 1 (0.61%) 802.11
10 1 (0.61%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.61%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.84%) MySQL
4 2 (1.23%) GIS
4 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.68%) JIRA
2 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.84%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.23%) GitLab
4 2 (1.23%) Hudson
4 2 (1.23%) Maven
4 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.23%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.61%) GCC
5 1 (0.61%) Grunt
5 1 (0.61%) gulp
5 1 (0.61%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.61%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.61%) Mocha
5 1 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.61%) webpack
General
1 10 (6.13%) Retail
2 5 (3.07%) Marketing
2 5 (3.07%) Publishing
3 4 (2.45%) Billing
3 4 (2.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.23%) Finance
4 2 (1.23%) Law
4 2 (1.23%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (20.86%) Analyst
2 24 (14.72%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.04%) Desktop Support
4 16 (9.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (9.20%) Service Analyst
6 14 (8.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (7.98%) Administrator
7 13 (7.98%) IT Support
7 13 (7.98%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.75%) Support Analyst
10 10 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (6.13%) IT Engineer
11 9 (5.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (4.29%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (4.29%) IT Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (3.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 6 (3.68%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) Web Services
2 5 (3.07%) .NET
3 3 (1.84%) HTML
3 3 (1.84%) LDAP
4 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.23%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.23%) COM
4 2 (1.23%) CSS
4 2 (1.23%) Dojo
4 2 (1.23%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.23%) Java EE
4 2 (1.23%) REST
4 2 (1.23%) SOAP
4 2 (1.23%) WPF
4 2 (1.23%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.61%) CSS3
5 1 (0.61%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.61%) QML
5 1 (0.61%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.91%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.29%) Driving Licence
4 5 (3.07%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.45%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.84%) iPad
7 2 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.23%) iPhone
7 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.23%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Derivative
8 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Verilog
8 1 (0.61%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 43 (26.38%) Linux
1 43 (26.38%) Windows 10
2 37 (22.70%) Windows Server
3 23 (14.11%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.43%) Apple iOS
5 16 (9.82%) Mac OS
6 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (7.98%) Data ONTAP
9 12 (7.36%) Windows XP
10 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.07%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.45%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.84%) Unix
14 1 (0.61%) Android
14 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.18%) ITIL
2 26 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (13.50%) Incident Management
4 17 (10.43%) Software Deployment
5 13 (7.98%) Migration
5 13 (7.98%) Service Delivery
6 12 (7.36%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.36%) Asset Management
6 12 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (6.13%) Mathematics
7 10 (6.13%) Problem Management
8 9 (5.52%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (4.91%) DevOps
10 7 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.29%) ITSM
10 7 (4.29%) Matrix Organization
10 7 (4.29%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.29%) Time Management
11 6 (3.68%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.40%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.36%) SQL
3 8 (4.91%) C#
3 8 (4.91%) Java
4 5 (3.07%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.07%) Python
5 3 (1.84%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.84%) Perl
6 2 (1.23%) C
6 2 (1.23%) C++
6 2 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.61%) Ruby
7 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (6.13%) MCP
1 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.91%) Degree
4 7 (4.29%) A+ Certification
4 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.07%) MCSE
6 4 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.45%) MCSA
7 1 (0.61%) CISM
7 1 (0.61%) CISSP
7 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.61%) PhD
7 1 (0.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) GxP
System Software
1 63 (38.65%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.59%) vSphere
4 11 (6.75%) XenApp
5 9 (5.52%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.07%) Docker
6 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.61%) NFS
9 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (12.27%) SCCM
2 17 (10.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.29%) Puppet
4 4 (2.45%) Ansible
4 4 (2.45%) WSUS
5 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.84%) Terraform
5 3 (1.84%) vMotion
6 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.23%) Rancher
7 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.61%) Grafana
7 1 (0.61%) Kibana
7 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.61%) Nagios
7 1 (0.61%) Packer
7 1 (0.61%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.61%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 93 (57.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (25.15%) VMware
3 26 (15.95%) NetApp
4 24 (14.72%) Citrix
5 17 (10.43%) Apple
6 15 (9.20%) ServiceNow
7 14 (8.59%) Cisco
8 6 (3.68%) HP
8 6 (3.68%) Oracle
9 5 (3.07%) Google
10 4 (2.45%) IBM
11 3 (1.84%) Aruba
12 2 (1.23%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.23%) Dell
12 2 (1.23%) Ivanti
12 2 (1.23%) New Relic
13 1 (0.61%) Fujitsu
13 1 (0.61%) Polycom
13 1 (0.61%) Sony
13 1 (0.61%) Symantec