Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 146 125 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.94% 11.96% 15.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.97% 56.05% 63.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 65
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £101 £116 £121
90th Percentile £608 £513 £538
East of England median daily rate £303 £320 £300
% change year-on-year -5.47% +6.67% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 41
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £17.75 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -9.38% -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 218 223 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.82% 21.34% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 100 100
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +13.64% -17.50%
10th Percentile £116 £116 £125
90th Percentile £613 £540 £526
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 49 59
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.64% -27.38% -32.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.20 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -15.28% +2.86%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +3 86 £340 +4.62% 47
Peterborough 0 40 £159 -54.71% 7
Huntingdon -4 8 £120 -77.14% 3
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 61 (41.78%) Windows 10
2 45 (30.82%) Active Directory
3 44 (30.14%) Linux
3 44 (30.14%) Windows 7
4 42 (28.77%) Office 365
5 34 (23.29%) Microsoft
6 33 (22.60%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (16.44%) Windows Server
8 23 (15.75%) ITIL
9 22 (15.07%) Python
10 21 (14.38%) Migration
11 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (10.96%) Wireless
12 16 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (9.59%) TCP/IP
13 14 (9.59%) SCCM
14 13 (8.90%) SQL
14 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
15 12 (8.22%) Windows 8
15 12 (8.22%) Mac OS
15 12 (8.22%) Deployment Automation
15 12 (8.22%) VMware
16 11 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (7.53%) Java
16 11 (7.53%) Configuration Management
16 11 (7.53%) Apple
16 11 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
16 11 (7.53%) iPhone
16 11 (7.53%) ServiceNow
16 11 (7.53%) Docker

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 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.42%) IBM Notes
2 5 (3.42%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.37%) SAS
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) JBoss
Applications
1 33 (22.60%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.68%) Blender
4 1 (0.68%) Maya
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.68%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (28.77%) Office 365
2 20 (13.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (4.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (4.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.37%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.37%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.37%) SaaS
5 2 (1.37%) Serverless
6 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.96%) Wireless
2 14 (9.59%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.85%) VPN
4 9 (6.16%) Internet
5 5 (3.42%) Firewall
5 5 (3.42%) Skype
6 3 (2.05%) LAN
6 3 (2.05%) NAS
6 3 (2.05%) SAN
7 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.37%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (1.37%) DHCP
7 2 (1.37%) DNS
7 2 (1.37%) VLAN
8 1 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.68%) VSAN
8 1 (0.68%) WAN
8 1 (0.68%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) Big Data
2 6 (4.11%) MySQL
3 4 (2.74%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.37%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.37%) GIS
4 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.37%) HBase
4 2 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.37%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.37%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.16%) JIRA
3 8 (5.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.11%) Bugzilla
5 5 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.37%) ERwin
7 2 (1.37%) Subversion
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (5.48%) Law
2 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.37%) Finance
3 2 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 30 (20.55%) Analyst
2 28 (19.18%) Support Engineer
3 25 (17.12%) Desktop Support
4 20 (13.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 17 (11.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 14 (9.59%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) Migration Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.85%) Help Desk Analyst
9 9 (6.16%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.16%) IT Support
10 8 (5.48%) Administrator
10 8 (5.48%) Deskside Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Deskside Support
10 8 (5.48%) Deskside Support Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Support Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Architect
12 6 (4.11%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) HTML
2 5 (3.42%) LDAP
3 4 (2.74%) CSS
4 3 (2.05%) .NET
4 3 (2.05%) Ajax
4 3 (2.05%) Web Services
4 3 (2.05%) XHTML
4 3 (2.05%) XML
5 2 (1.37%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.37%) boto
5 2 (1.37%) JSON
5 2 (1.37%) Kafka
5 2 (1.37%) Natural Language Processing
5 2 (1.37%) YAML
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.68%) MFC
6 1 (0.68%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.53%) iPhone
1 11 (7.53%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.79%) Cyberthreat
2 7 (4.79%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.79%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.74%) User Experience
4 3 (2.05%) BYOD
4 3 (2.05%) FMCG
4 3 (2.05%) iPad
4 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.68%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) HoloLens
6 1 (0.68%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.68%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.78%) Windows 10
2 44 (30.14%) Linux
2 44 (30.14%) Windows 7
3 24 (16.44%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.22%) Mac OS
4 12 (8.22%) Windows 8
5 9 (6.16%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.79%) Android
7 6 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 6 (4.11%) Unix
8 5 (3.42%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.05%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.37%) Solaris
11 1 (0.68%) CentOS
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.75%) ITIL
2 21 (14.38%) Migration
3 12 (8.22%) Deployment Automation
4 11 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.53%) Configuration Management
5 10 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (6.85%) Test Automation
6 9 (6.16%) Information Security
7 8 (5.48%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (5.48%) Incident Management
7 8 (5.48%) ITSM
7 8 (5.48%) SIEM
8 7 (4.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 7 (4.79%) Data Science
8 7 (4.79%) High Availability
8 7 (4.79%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (4.79%) Security Operations
8 7 (4.79%) Task Automation
8 7 (4.79%) Threat Analysis
8 7 (4.79%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.07%) Python
2 13 (8.90%) SQL
3 11 (7.53%) Java
4 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
5 9 (6.16%) Perl
6 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.11%) Groovy
6 6 (4.11%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.42%) Ruby
8 4 (2.74%) C
8 4 (2.74%) C++
9 3 (2.05%) C#
9 3 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.05%) PHP
9 3 (2.05%) R
10 2 (1.37%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.37%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.68%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (6.16%) CCNA
1 9 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (4.79%) CISSP
2 7 (4.79%) GCFE
2 7 (4.79%) GCIH
2 7 (4.79%) GIAC
2 7 (4.79%) SANS
3 6 (4.11%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.74%) MCP
5 3 (2.05%) Degree
5 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.05%) PhD
5 3 (2.05%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.37%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.37%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.68%) GMP
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (30.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.53%) Docker
3 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.37%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.37%) XenApp
4 2 (1.37%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (9.59%) SCCM
2 8 (5.48%) Puppet
3 7 (4.79%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 7 (4.79%) CSIRT
3 7 (4.79%) Docker Swarm
3 7 (4.79%) Kubernetes
3 7 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.79%) Salt
4 5 (3.42%) Ansible
5 4 (2.74%) Rancher
6 3 (2.05%) WSUS
7 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 34 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.22%) VMware
3 11 (7.53%) Apple
3 11 (7.53%) ServiceNow
4 7 (4.79%) Cisco
4 7 (4.79%) Citrix
5 6 (4.11%) Perforce
6 5 (3.42%) Lotus
6 5 (3.42%) Oracle
7 4 (2.74%) HP
8 3 (2.05%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.37%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.37%) Hortonworks
9 2 (1.37%) NetApp
9 2 (1.37%) Remedy
9 2 (1.37%) Veeam
10 1 (0.68%) Bomgar
10 1 (0.68%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.68%) Tagetik
10 1 (0.68%) Zerto