Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 50 111 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 11.66% 15.44% 14.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.79% 62.71% 67.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 69
10th Percentile £141 £122 £106
25th Percentile £150 £183 £160
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £313 £300
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% -7.69%
75th Percentile £425 £447 £390
90th Percentile £454 £525 £575
East of England median daily rate £275 £275 £325
% change year-on-year - -15.38% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 35 34
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £13.30
Median % change year-on-year -25.71% +31.58% -3.90%
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.41% +25.93% -3.57%

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 76 177 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 17.72% 24.62% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 96 105
10th Percentile £150 £134 £123
25th Percentile £254 £248 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £340 £423 £345
Median % change year-on-year -19.53% +22.46% +2.22%
75th Percentile £434 £523 £464
90th Percentile £500 £553 £575
East of England median daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -1.33% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 39 40
10th Percentile £10.25 £14.00 "
25th Percentile £10.63 £17.05 £11.25
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £14.25
Median % change year-on-year -30.56% +26.32% -6.56%
75th Percentile £13.00 £20.56 £23.75
90th Percentile " £48.75 £43.85
East of England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.10 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.97% +12.13% +1.67%

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 22 April 2021.

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 22 April 2021. 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 22 £340 +30.77% 30
Peterborough -13 12 £325 -3.70% 4
Huntingdon +7 10 £150 - 3
St Neots - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) Windows 10
3 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
3 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (26.00%) ITIL
6 12 (24.00%) VMware
6 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (20.00%) Azure
7 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
9 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (16.00%) SLA
10 7 (14.00%) Sophos
10 7 (14.00%) Cisco
10 7 (14.00%) Linux
10 7 (14.00%) C++
10 7 (14.00%) C
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
10 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
11 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (12.00%) DevOps
11 6 (12.00%) C#
11 6 (12.00%) .NET

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 3 (6.00%) ArcGIS
1 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
2 10 (20.00%) Azure
3 4 (8.00%) AWS
4 3 (6.00%) Mimecast
4 3 (6.00%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (4.00%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (4.00%) GitHub
5 2 (4.00%) Route 53
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.00%) Google Workspace
6 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) DNS
1 4 (8.00%) Firewall
1 4 (8.00%) VPN
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
2 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (4.00%) Skype
3 2 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) ATM
4 1 (2.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.00%) Cypress.io
3 2 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio Code
4 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Deskside Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Field Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Developer
3 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 3 (6.00%) RESTful
2 3 (6.00%) WCF
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) WinForms
2 3 (6.00%) WPF
2 3 (6.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.00%) Jest
3 2 (4.00%) LLVM
3 2 (4.00%) MFC
4 1 (2.00%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Biotechnology
1 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.00%) Replication
1 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.00%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows 10
2 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.00%) Linux
5 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (6.00%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.00%) DevOps
4 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 4 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (6.00%) Change Management
6 3 (6.00%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.00%) MVVM
6 3 (6.00%) OO
6 3 (6.00%) Project Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) SIEM
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.00%) C
2 7 (14.00%) C++
3 6 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (6.00%) Python
4 3 (6.00%) VB
4 3 (6.00%) XAML
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) TypeScript
5 2 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.00%) Master's Degree
6 2 (4.00%) CCNA
6 2 (4.00%) CCNP
6 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.00%) MCITP
6 2 (4.00%) MCSE
6 2 (4.00%) PhD
6 2 (4.00%) SANS
7 1 (2.00%) CCA
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.00%) GSEC
7 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) ISO 26262
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.00%) VMware NSX
4 3 (6.00%) XenApp
4 3 (6.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.00%) Docker
5 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
4 2 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.00%) VMware
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 7 (14.00%) Sophos
4 5 (10.00%) Citrix
5 3 (6.00%) ESRI
5 3 (6.00%) Lumension
5 3 (6.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) CloudEndure
6 2 (4.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) NetApp
6 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.00%) Symantec
6 2 (4.00%) Trend Micro
6 2 (4.00%) Veeam
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) Draytek
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Intel
7 1 (2.00%) Ivanti