Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 129 166 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.23% 15.87% 15.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.09% 63.60% 59.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 64 78
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £328 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.02% -9.23% +13.04%
10th Percentile £115 £121 £125
90th Percentile £511 £538 £488
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - +29.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £8.75
90th Percentile £18.00 £38.75 £59.88
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.81% -3.03% -

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 230 261 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.80% 24.95% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 98 154
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £116 £125 £174
90th Percentile £538 £529 £538
East of England median daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 60 47
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £22.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.22% -27.42% +106.67%
10th Percentile £12.14 £13.00 £8.90
90th Percentile £46.85 £43.75 £52.75
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.57% +5.71% -

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Peterborough +4 56 £350 +125.81% 16
Cambridge -5 56 £325 +15.04% 69
Huntingdon 0 7 £525 +303.85% 2
Ely - 2 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 54 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.68%) ITIL
3 34 (26.36%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (24.81%) Active Directory
5 29 (22.48%) Incident Management
5 29 (22.48%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (20.16%) Service Delivery
6 26 (20.16%) Problem Management
7 25 (19.38%) Mathematics
7 25 (19.38%) NetApp
7 25 (19.38%) Cisco
8 24 (18.60%) MCP
8 24 (18.60%) Linux
8 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
9 23 (17.83%) Retail
10 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (17.05%) VMware
10 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
11 21 (16.28%) MS Exchange
12 17 (13.18%) C++
13 16 (12.40%) SQL
14 15 (11.63%) Citrix
14 15 (11.63%) Office 365
15 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
15 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
16 13 (10.08%) Python
17 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
17 12 (9.30%) DHCP
17 12 (9.30%) DNS

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 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (5.43%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.55%) Apache
5 2 (1.55%) CMS
5 2 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Smallworld
Applications
1 34 (26.36%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) assyst
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Office 365
2 14 (10.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.88%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.30%) DHCP
1 12 (9.30%) DNS
2 11 (8.53%) Firewall
3 9 (6.98%) Internet
4 8 (6.20%) VPN
5 7 (5.43%) Skype
5 7 (5.43%) Wireless
6 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.88%) VLAN
7 4 (3.10%) Bluetooth
7 4 (3.10%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.33%) LAN
9 2 (1.55%) SAN
10 1 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.78%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.78%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.78%) NAS
10 1 (0.78%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.78%) VoIP
10 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.20%) MongoDB
1 8 (6.20%) MySQL
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.78%) GIS
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.88%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.10%) JIRA
3 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.33%) Subversion
3 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.78%) GCC
4 1 (0.78%) MSTest
4 1 (0.78%) SCons
General
1 23 (17.83%) Retail
2 6 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.10%) Law
4 3 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 41 (31.78%) Analyst
2 28 (21.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (20.93%) Service Analyst
4 18 (13.95%) Administrator
5 13 (10.08%) Desktop Support
5 13 (10.08%) Developer
6 12 (9.30%) Support Analyst
6 12 (9.30%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (7.75%) DBA
8 9 (6.98%) SQL DBA
8 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.20%) MongoDB DBA
9 8 (6.20%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (4.65%) Software Developer
12 5 (3.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 5 (3.88%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.43%) .NET
1 7 (5.43%) XML
2 5 (3.88%) WPF
3 4 (3.10%) HTML
3 4 (3.10%) MFC
4 3 (2.33%) Ajax
4 3 (2.33%) CSS
4 3 (2.33%) LDAP
4 3 (2.33%) XHTML
5 2 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.55%) Entity Framework
5 2 (1.55%) JSON
5 2 (1.55%) LAMP
5 2 (1.55%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 2 (1.55%) REST
5 2 (1.55%) Silverlight
5 2 (1.55%) WCF
5 2 (1.55%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Replication
2 8 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.88%) BYOD
4 5 (3.88%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.10%) iPhone
6 3 (2.33%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.55%) Clustering
7 2 (1.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.60%) Linux
1 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
2 22 (17.05%) Windows 10
2 22 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (9.30%) Windows XP
4 8 (6.20%) Ubuntu
4 8 (6.20%) Windows 7
4 8 (6.20%) Windows Vista
5 5 (3.88%) Android
6 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.33%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.78%) FreeNAS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.68%) ITIL
2 29 (22.48%) Incident Management
2 29 (22.48%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (20.16%) Problem Management
3 26 (20.16%) Service Delivery
4 25 (19.38%) Mathematics
5 10 (7.75%) Software Engineering
6 9 (6.98%) High Availability
7 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.65%) CRM
8 6 (4.65%) Migration
8 6 (4.65%) Multithreading
9 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.10%) B2C
10 4 (3.10%) Change Management
10 4 (3.10%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (3.10%) Test Automation
10 4 (3.10%) Test Scripting
11 3 (2.33%) Disk Encryption
11 3 (2.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.18%) C++
2 16 (12.40%) SQL
3 13 (10.08%) Python
4 9 (6.98%) C#
5 8 (6.20%) C
6 7 (5.43%) Java
6 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.10%) Assembly Language
8 4 (3.10%) Embedded C
9 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.33%) Perl
10 2 (1.55%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.55%) XAML
11 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.78%) F#
11 1 (0.78%) Magik
11 1 (0.78%) ML
11 1 (0.78%) OCaml
11 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (18.60%) MCP
2 14 (10.85%) SC Cleared
2 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.75%) Degree
4 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.10%) MCSA
6 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.33%) MCSE
7 2 (1.55%) PhD
8 1 (0.78%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.20%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) GxP
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 32 (24.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.98%) XenApp
3 8 (6.20%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.20%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.10%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.33%) BitLocker
5 3 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.33%) Docker
5 3 (2.33%) VirtualBox
5 3 (2.33%) XenServer
6 2 (1.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.78%) NFS
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) WSUS
2 5 (3.88%) SCCM
3 4 (3.10%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.33%) Rancher
5 1 (0.78%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.78%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.78%) Nagios
5 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 54 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.38%) Cisco
2 25 (19.38%) NetApp
3 22 (17.05%) VMware
4 15 (11.63%) Citrix
5 7 (5.43%) HP
6 6 (4.65%) Oracle
7 5 (3.88%) Sun
8 3 (2.33%) Acronis
8 3 (2.33%) Apple
8 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.33%) Dell
8 3 (2.33%) Kaspersky
8 3 (2.33%) McAfee
8 3 (2.33%) Sophos
8 3 (2.33%) Symantec
8 3 (2.33%) Veeam
9 2 (1.55%) Aruba
9 2 (1.55%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow