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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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 7 7 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 116 53 54
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.45% 9.74% 11.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.60% 59.55% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 32 27
10th Percentile £163 £133 £123
25th Percentile £263 £150 £174
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £320 £325
Median % change year-on-year +1.56% -1.54% +30.00%
75th Percentile £438 £375 £500
90th Percentile £488 £437 £525
East of England median daily rate £325 £265 £300
% change year-on-year +22.64% -11.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 8
10th Percentile £11.80 £10.31 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £10.76 £12.99
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.06 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +24.43% -22.23% -
75th Percentile £15.75 £13.87 £21.75
90th Percentile £18.18 £14.65 £31.43
East of England median hourly rate £19.28 £18.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.74% -2.36% +23.33%

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 162 89 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.17% 16.36% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 62 55
10th Percentile £174 £137 £145
25th Percentile £313 £264 £279
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £350 £400
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
75th Percentile £488 £429 £525
90th Percentile £575 £519 £540
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 10
10th Percentile £11.90 £10.10 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £10.25 £14.01
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £18.25
Median % change year-on-year +40.91% -39.73% +17.74%
75th Percentile £16.11 £13.33 £42.56
90th Percentile £33.60 £14.43 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £28.41 £19.19 £18.50
% change year-on-year +48.07% +3.72% +19.35%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +11 81 £325 - 15
Cambridge -4 27 £388 +53.77% 40
St Neots -2 1 £163 - 4
Huntingdon -4 1 £275 +52.78% 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 78 (67.24%) Active Directory
2 77 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 77 (66.38%) Microsoft 365
3 58 (50.00%) Azure
3 58 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 56 (48.28%) SLA
5 55 (47.41%) VMware
6 53 (45.69%) SCCM
7 52 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 50 (43.10%) AWS
9 47 (40.52%) Change Management
10 45 (38.79%) Azure Active Directory
11 38 (32.76%) DNS
12 30 (25.86%) Windows Server
13 29 (25.00%) Social Skills
13 29 (25.00%) DHCP
14 28 (24.14%) SQL Server
15 27 (23.28%) Windows 10
15 27 (23.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 26 (22.41%) Microsoft Intune
17 25 (21.55%) PaaS
17 25 (21.55%) IaaS
18 24 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
18 24 (20.69%) Skype for Business
18 24 (20.69%) Skype
18 24 (20.69%) vSphere
18 24 (20.69%) SharePoint
19 23 (19.83%) SQL
19 23 (19.83%) Identity Management
19 23 (19.83%) Replication

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 24 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 24 (20.69%) SharePoint
1 24 (20.69%) Skype for Business
2 10 (8.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 22 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 77 (66.38%) Microsoft 365
2 58 (50.00%) Azure
3 50 (43.10%) AWS
4 45 (38.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (21.55%) IaaS
5 25 (21.55%) PaaS
6 2 (1.72%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.72%) Rubrik
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.86%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.86%) Route 53
7 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.76%) DNS
2 29 (25.00%) DHCP
3 24 (20.69%) Skype
4 23 (19.83%) Remote Desktop
5 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.17%) HTTP
6 6 (5.17%) HTTPS
6 6 (5.17%) IPsec
6 6 (5.17%) SNMP
6 6 (5.17%) SSH
7 5 (4.31%) WebEx
8 3 (2.59%) Firewall
8 3 (2.59%) Wireless
9 2 (1.72%) VPN
9 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.86%) LAN
10 1 (0.86%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.86%) Postman
3 1 (0.86%) Robot Framework
3 1 (0.86%) Selenium
3 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (25.00%) Social Skills
2 3 (2.59%) German Language
2 3 (2.59%) Hungarian Language
2 3 (2.59%) Lithuanian Language
2 3 (2.59%) Polish Language
2 3 (2.59%) Portuguese Language
2 3 (2.59%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.59%) Spanish Language
2 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Back Office
3 2 (1.72%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Finance
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (39.66%) Cloud Engineer
2 45 (38.79%) Applications Engineer
3 26 (22.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 24 (20.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 20 (17.24%) Analyst
6 14 (12.07%) Service Analyst
6 14 (12.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (8.62%) Support Engineer
7 10 (8.62%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (7.76%) Technical Services Analyst
9 6 (5.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) IT Support
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Support
9 6 (5.17%) Technical Support Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Desktop Support
11 4 (3.45%) IT Engineer
11 4 (3.45%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.45%) Technical Design Authority
11 4 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) LDAP
2 3 (2.59%) Velocity
3 1 (0.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.86%) JSON
3 1 (0.86%) WPF
3 1 (0.86%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.83%) Replication
2 22 (18.97%) PKI
3 9 (7.76%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.76%) iPhone
4 7 (6.03%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.72%) Handset
6 2 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.86%) CCTV
7 1 (0.86%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.86%) EPoS
7 1 (0.86%) NHS
7 1 (0.86%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.86%) User Experience
7 1 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.86%) Windows Server
2 27 (23.28%) Windows 10
2 27 (23.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (15.52%) Linux
4 11 (9.48%) Mac OS
5 7 (6.03%) Ubuntu
5 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.72%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.86%) Android
9 1 (0.86%) CentOS
9 1 (0.86%) Unix
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 47 (40.52%) Change Management
3 23 (19.83%) Identity Management
4 16 (13.79%) ITIL
5 14 (12.07%) Service Delivery
6 11 (9.48%) Problem Management
6 11 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.62%) Mathematics
8 7 (6.03%) Asset Management
9 5 (4.31%) ITSM
9 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.31%) Migration
9 5 (4.31%) Platform Engineering
10 4 (3.45%) Agile
10 4 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure as Code
10 4 (3.45%) Patch Management
10 4 (3.45%) Presales
11 3 (2.59%) DevOps
11 3 (2.59%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.83%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.31%) VBScript
4 4 (3.45%) Python
5 2 (1.72%) C#
6 1 (0.86%) C++
6 1 (0.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.86%) Perl
6 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.86%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) MCP
2 5 (4.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.45%) CCNA
3 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.72%) APMP
4 2 (1.72%) MCTS
4 2 (1.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.86%) CCA
5 1 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.86%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.86%) MCITP
5 1 (0.86%) MCSE
5 1 (0.86%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (48.28%) SLA
2 4 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (67.24%) Active Directory
2 52 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (20.69%) vSphere
4 23 (19.83%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.17%) NFS
6 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.72%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.86%) KVM
8 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (45.69%) SCCM
2 26 (22.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (18.97%) SCVMM
4 10 (8.62%) AirWatch
5 6 (5.17%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (3.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (3.45%) Terraform
7 2 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 77 (66.38%) Microsoft
2 55 (47.41%) VMware
3 16 (13.79%) Citrix
4 14 (12.07%) Cisco
5 6 (5.17%) NetApp
6 5 (4.31%) Dell KACE
7 4 (3.45%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) HP
9 2 (1.72%) SAP
10 1 (0.86%) Aruba
10 1 (0.86%) Dell
10 1 (0.86%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.86%) Kronos
10 1 (0.86%) McAfee
10 1 (0.86%) Meraki
10 1 (0.86%) Oracle
10 1 (0.86%) Sophos
10 1 (0.86%) WatchGuard