Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 144 194 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.82% 16.06% 14.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 65.54% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 69 90
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -11.76% +18.26%
10th Percentile £108 £144 £104
90th Percentile £498 £487 £488
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 41 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +1.45% +27.78%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.18 £38.75 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.88% - -

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 252 296 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.44% 24.50% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 112 182
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £171 £157 £145
90th Percentile £538 £484 £538
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 65 28
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.55% - +121.43%
10th Percentile £12.29 £13.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £45.93 £47.40 £47.35
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -1.49%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -2 75 £400 +45.45% 94
Peterborough +3 48 £200 -33.33% 12
Huntingdon 0 6 £150 -54.55% 1
Ely 0 3 - -
Wisbech - 2 - -
St Neots - 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 79 (54.86%) Microsoft
2 51 (35.42%) Active Directory
3 42 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
4 38 (26.39%) VMware
5 37 (25.69%) Windows 10
6 36 (25.00%) Linux
7 35 (24.31%) ITIL
8 33 (22.92%) NetApp
9 31 (21.53%) Windows Server
10 29 (20.14%) Office 365
11 27 (18.75%) Incident Management
12 26 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (17.36%) MS Exchange
14 24 (16.67%) Citrix
15 22 (15.28%) Service Delivery
15 22 (15.28%) Problem Management
16 20 (13.89%) PowerShell
16 20 (13.89%) Cisco
17 19 (13.19%) MCP
17 19 (13.19%) Retail
17 19 (13.19%) Mathematics
18 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (11.81%) DNS
19 17 (11.81%) DHCP
20 15 (10.42%) Windows 7
20 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 15 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
21 14 (9.72%) Migration
22 12 (8.33%) Firewall
22 12 (8.33%) SQL

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 25 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.86%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.08%) Apache
7 2 (1.39%) IIS
7 2 (1.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) nginx
Applications
1 42 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.14%) Office 365
2 18 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 8 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.69%) GitHub
7 1 (0.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.81%) DHCP
1 17 (11.81%) DNS
2 12 (8.33%) Firewall
3 8 (5.56%) Internet
3 8 (5.56%) Skype
4 7 (4.86%) VPN
5 5 (3.47%) VLAN
6 4 (2.78%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.78%) SSL
6 4 (2.78%) Wireless
7 3 (2.08%) Network Security
7 3 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.08%) VoIP
8 2 (1.39%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.69%) 802.11
9 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.69%) HTTP
9 1 (0.69%) LAN
9 1 (0.69%) OpenFlow
9 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.86%) MySQL
3 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) JIRA
2 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.08%) Subversion
4 2 (1.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) GCC
5 1 (0.69%) GitLab
5 1 (0.69%) Grunt
5 1 (0.69%) gulp
5 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (0.69%) Mocha
5 1 (0.69%) webpack
General
1 19 (13.19%) Retail
2 3 (2.08%) Billing
3 2 (1.39%) Law
3 2 (1.39%) Marketing
3 2 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.39%) Publishing
3 2 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Finance
4 1 (0.69%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 37 (25.69%) Analyst
2 24 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 23 (15.97%) Service Analyst
4 18 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 16 (11.11%) Administrator
6 15 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (9.03%) Support Engineer
8 12 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (7.64%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) Developer
12 6 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 6 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
13 5 (3.47%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) .NET
2 4 (2.78%) CSS
2 4 (2.78%) HTML
2 4 (2.78%) XML
3 3 (2.08%) Ajax
3 3 (2.08%) LDAP
3 3 (2.08%) Sass
3 3 (2.08%) Web Services
3 3 (2.08%) XHTML
4 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.39%) COM
4 2 (1.39%) MFC
4 2 (1.39%) WPF
5 1 (0.69%) Django
5 1 (0.69%) J2EE
5 1 (0.69%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.69%) WCF
5 1 (0.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.47%) iPhone
3 4 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.08%) BYOD
4 3 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.39%) iPad
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) PKI
6 1 (0.69%) Verilog
6 1 (0.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 37 (25.69%) Windows 10
2 36 (25.00%) Linux
3 31 (21.53%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.33%) Apple iOS
5 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.64%) Data ONTAP
6 11 (7.64%) Windows XP
7 8 (5.56%) Mac OS
8 6 (4.17%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.78%) Android
9 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.08%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.39%) Unix
12 1 (0.69%) CentOS
12 1 (0.69%) FreeNAS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.31%) ITIL
2 27 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 26 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (15.28%) Problem Management
4 22 (15.28%) Service Delivery
5 19 (13.19%) Mathematics
6 14 (9.72%) Migration
7 9 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 8 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 8 (5.56%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.86%) Time Management
10 6 (4.17%) CRM
10 6 (4.17%) Software Engineering
11 5 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (2.78%) Matrix Organization
12 4 (2.78%) Open Source
12 4 (2.78%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.89%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.33%) SQL
3 9 (6.25%) Python
4 7 (4.86%) C#
5 6 (4.17%) C++
6 5 (3.47%) Java
7 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.78%) Perl
7 4 (2.78%) PHP
8 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.39%) C
9 1 (0.69%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 19 (13.19%) MCP
2 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.64%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.17%) Degree
6 5 (3.47%) MCSE
7 4 (2.78%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.78%) MCSA
8 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.69%) CISM
9 1 (0.69%) CISSP
9 1 (0.69%) PhD
9 1 (0.69%) PMP
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) GxP
System Software
1 51 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.33%) XenApp
4 11 (7.64%) vSphere
5 9 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.86%) Docker
7 6 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.47%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.08%) VirtualBox
9 3 (2.08%) XenServer
10 1 (0.69%) KVM
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.69%) NFS
10 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (7.64%) SCCM
2 8 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.17%) WSUS
4 4 (2.78%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.78%) Rancher
5 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.08%) Puppet
5 3 (2.08%) Terraform
6 2 (1.39%) Ansible
6 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.39%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.39%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.39%) vMotion
7 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 79 (54.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (26.39%) VMware
3 33 (22.92%) NetApp
4 24 (16.67%) Citrix
5 20 (13.89%) Cisco
6 10 (6.94%) Apple
6 10 (6.94%) ServiceNow
7 8 (5.56%) Oracle
8 7 (4.86%) HP
9 4 (2.78%) ESET
10 3 (2.08%) Aruba
10 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.08%) Dell
10 3 (2.08%) IBM
10 3 (2.08%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.08%) McAfee
10 3 (2.08%) Sophos
10 3 (2.08%) Sun
10 3 (2.08%) Symantec
10 3 (2.08%) Veeam