Period
to 25 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 164 134 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.15% 12.68% 12.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.74% 51.94% 64.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 53 62
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +11.11% +13.64%
10th Percentile £143 £107 £126
90th Percentile £500 £495 £438
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 49
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +17.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.70 £8.75
90th Percentile £42.45 £41.50 £50.75
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% - -

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 270 258 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.65% 24.41% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 91 102
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - +13.04%
10th Percentile £153 £125 £150
90th Percentile £525 £475 £529
East of England median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 41 60
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.97% +81.02% -32.18%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +5.36%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 75 £325 +8.33% 111
Peterborough +9 59 £330 +127.59% 23
Huntingdon +2 12 £573 +340.38% 10
Ely - 3 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 56 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 44 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (24.39%) Active Directory
4 38 (23.17%) ITIL
4 38 (23.17%) Linux
5 34 (20.73%) Cisco
5 34 (20.73%) Windows 7
6 32 (19.51%) Windows Server
7 30 (18.29%) SQL
8 27 (16.46%) C++
8 27 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (15.24%) Mathematics
10 24 (14.63%) NetApp
11 23 (14.02%) Wireless
12 22 (13.41%) Software Engineering
12 22 (13.41%) C#
12 22 (13.41%) Windows 10
13 21 (12.80%) Python
13 21 (12.80%) MS Exchange
14 20 (12.20%) MCP
14 20 (12.20%) Citrix
14 20 (12.20%) Service Delivery
14 20 (12.20%) Incident Management
14 20 (12.20%) Office 365
15 19 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (11.59%) Retail
15 19 (11.59%) C
16 18 (10.98%) .NET
16 18 (10.98%) VMware
16 18 (10.98%) Problem Management

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 (12.80%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.71%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.22%) Apache
7 2 (1.22%) Drupal
7 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Confluence
8 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.61%) Smallworld
Applications
1 44 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.22%) NetSuite
1 2 (1.22%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.20%) Office 365
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.61%) G Suite
4 1 (0.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) Wireless
2 16 (9.76%) LAN
3 14 (8.54%) SAN
4 10 (6.10%) Bluetooth
4 10 (6.10%) Firewall
5 9 (5.49%) DHCP
5 9 (5.49%) WAN
6 8 (4.88%) Skype
7 7 (4.27%) DNS
8 6 (3.66%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.66%) VPN
9 5 (3.05%) SNMP
10 4 (2.44%) Internet
10 4 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.44%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.83%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.22%) WebEx
12 2 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.88%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.05%) MySQL
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.44%) SQLite
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.22%) GIS
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.88%) JIRA
3 6 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.44%) NUnit
6 3 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.22%) Subversion
8 1 (0.61%) MSTest
8 1 (0.61%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.61%) SCons
8 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (11.59%) Retail
2 14 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.66%) Electronics
4 3 (1.83%) Law
5 2 (1.22%) Finance
5 2 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (32.93%) Analyst
2 30 (18.29%) Service Analyst
3 29 (17.68%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (12.20%) Developer
4 20 (12.20%) Support Analyst
5 18 (10.98%) Software Engineer
6 15 (9.15%) Support Engineer
7 12 (7.32%) Administrator
8 11 (6.71%) Desktop Support
9 10 (6.10%) Embedded Developer
10 9 (5.49%) C# Software Engineer
10 9 (5.49%) C++ Software Engineer
10 9 (5.49%) DBA
10 9 (5.49%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support
11 8 (4.88%) Server Support
11 8 (4.88%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.98%) .NET
2 16 (9.76%) WPF
3 9 (5.49%) WinForms
4 6 (3.66%) HTML
4 6 (3.66%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 5 (3.05%) XML
6 3 (1.83%) Entity Framework
6 3 (1.83%) LDAP
6 3 (1.83%) MFC
6 3 (1.83%) WCF
7 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.22%) Ajax
7 2 (1.22%) CSS
7 2 (1.22%) JSON
7 2 (1.22%) LAMP
7 2 (1.22%) REST
7 2 (1.22%) Silverlight
7 2 (1.22%) XHTML
8 1 (0.61%) OpenGL
8 1 (0.61%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.10%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.49%) Replication
3 6 (3.66%) iPhone
4 5 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.44%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.44%) iPad
6 3 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.22%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.22%) BYOD
7 2 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.61%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.61%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (23.17%) Linux
2 34 (20.73%) Windows 7
3 32 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 27 (16.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.41%) Windows 10
6 19 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.71%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.88%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.44%) Android
10 4 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.83%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.22%) Unix
12 2 (1.22%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.22%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.17%) ITIL
2 25 (15.24%) Mathematics
3 22 (13.41%) Software Engineering
4 20 (12.20%) Incident Management
4 20 (12.20%) Service Delivery
5 18 (10.98%) Problem Management
6 9 (5.49%) OOP
7 8 (4.88%) High Availability
7 8 (4.88%) MVVM
7 8 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.27%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.27%) Change Management
8 7 (4.27%) Migration
8 7 (4.27%) Test Scripting
9 6 (3.66%) Change Control
9 6 (3.66%) Information Security
9 6 (3.66%) Unit Testing
10 5 (3.05%) Break/Fix
10 5 (3.05%) Physics
10 5 (3.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.29%) SQL
2 27 (16.46%) C++
3 22 (13.41%) C#
4 21 (12.80%) Python
5 19 (11.59%) C
6 13 (7.93%) Embedded C
7 10 (6.10%) Assembly Language
8 9 (5.49%) Java
9 8 (4.88%) PowerShell
10 6 (3.66%) PHP
11 5 (3.05%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.44%) Embedded C++
13 2 (1.22%) Perl
13 2 (1.22%) XAML
14 1 (0.61%) C++/CLI
14 1 (0.61%) Delphi
14 1 (0.61%) F#
14 1 (0.61%) Magik
14 1 (0.61%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 20 (12.20%) MCP
2 17 (10.37%) Degree
3 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (6.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.05%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.05%) MCSE
7 4 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.83%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.83%) CCNA
8 3 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.22%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.22%) MCSA
9 2 (1.22%) PhD
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.61%) ISEB
10 1 (0.61%) MCITP
10 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 40 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.71%) XenApp
3 8 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.05%) vSphere
5 4 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.22%) Docker
6 2 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.61%) NFS
7 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (6.10%) SCCM
2 4 (2.44%) AppDNA
3 3 (1.83%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.83%) vMotion
4 2 (1.22%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.22%) Rancher
4 2 (1.22%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.61%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.61%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) SCOM
5 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.61%) WMI
5 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.73%) Cisco
3 24 (14.63%) NetApp
4 20 (12.20%) Citrix
5 18 (10.98%) VMware
6 17 (10.37%) HP
7 6 (3.66%) Apple
8 5 (3.05%) Ivanti
9 4 (2.44%) Adobe
9 4 (2.44%) arcserve
9 4 (2.44%) CA
9 4 (2.44%) Dell
10 3 (1.83%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.83%) ProCurve
11 2 (1.22%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.22%) EMC
11 2 (1.22%) Google
11 2 (1.22%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.22%) Sun
11 2 (1.22%) Symantec