Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 157 173 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.83% 12.45% 11.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.09% 60.49% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 71 49
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +33.33%
10th Percentile £108 £145 £105
90th Percentile £475 £475 £425
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 18
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -9.09% +22.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.48 £10.59
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £42.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 285 286 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 25.11% 20.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 119 99
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £370 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £119 £191 £142
90th Percentile £498 £490 £450
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 64 31
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +29.03% +129.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £26.44 £16.50
% change year-on-year -37.59% +60.24% -2.94%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +1 100 £400 +20.75% 68
Peterborough +4 41 £115 -55.77% 12
Huntingdon 0 3 £150 -73.80% 6
Wisbech - 2 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 69 (43.95%) Microsoft
2 63 (40.13%) Active Directory
3 54 (34.39%) Office 365
4 53 (33.76%) Linux
5 43 (27.39%) Microsoft Office
6 40 (25.48%) Windows 10
7 37 (23.57%) VMware
8 36 (22.93%) Windows Server
9 33 (21.02%) PowerShell
10 24 (15.29%) Citrix
11 23 (14.65%) SCCM
11 23 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (12.74%) ITIL
13 20 (12.74%) NetApp
13 20 (12.74%) Windows 7
14 19 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (12.10%) Apple iOS
15 18 (11.46%) Mac OS
15 18 (11.46%) Apple
16 16 (10.19%) DNS
16 16 (10.19%) MS Exchange
16 16 (10.19%) Migration
16 16 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
17 15 (9.55%) Software Deployment
17 15 (9.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 14 (8.92%) SQL Server
18 14 (8.92%) DevOps
18 14 (8.92%) vSphere

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 16 (10.19%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (5.10%) Apache
4 7 (4.46%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.82%) SharePoint
6 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.55%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.55%) IIS
7 4 (2.55%) JBoss
8 3 (1.91%) Confluence
8 3 (1.91%) IBM Connections
9 2 (1.27%) ColdFusion
9 2 (1.27%) nginx
9 2 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.27%) WildFly
10 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.64%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (27.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 54 (34.39%) Office 365
2 19 (12.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (8.28%) OneDrive
5 6 (3.82%) G Suite
6 4 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.91%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.91%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (1.91%) Serverless
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (1.27%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.19%) DNS
2 10 (6.37%) DHCP
3 9 (5.73%) SSL
3 9 (5.73%) Wireless
4 8 (5.10%) LAN
4 8 (5.10%) WAN
5 7 (4.46%) Internet
6 6 (3.82%) Skype
7 5 (3.18%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.18%) VPN
8 4 (2.55%) HTTP
8 4 (2.55%) Network Security
9 3 (1.91%) Firewall
9 3 (1.91%) VoIP
10 2 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.64%) 802.11
11 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.64%) SAN
11 1 (0.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle Discoverer
4 3 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.91%) MySQL
5 2 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.27%) GIS
5 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.64%) Big Data
6 1 (0.64%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (6.37%) JIRA
2 8 (5.10%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.82%) Visual Studio
4 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.91%) Hudson
5 3 (1.91%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.27%) GitLab
6 2 (1.27%) Maven
6 2 (1.27%) Subversion
6 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.27%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.64%) Grunt
7 1 (0.64%) gulp
7 1 (0.64%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.64%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.64%) Mocha
7 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.64%) webpack
General
1 5 (3.18%) Marketing
1 5 (3.18%) Publishing
2 4 (2.55%) Billing
2 4 (2.55%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (2.55%) Retail
3 3 (1.91%) Finance
4 2 (1.27%) Law
4 2 (1.27%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.64%) Back Office
5 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (17.20%) Support Engineer
2 26 (16.56%) Analyst
3 14 (8.92%) Administrator
3 14 (8.92%) IT Support
4 13 (8.28%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (7.64%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (7.01%) Desktop Support
6 11 (7.01%) Support Analyst
7 10 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.73%) IT Engineer
9 8 (5.10%) Developer
9 8 (5.10%) IT Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.37%) .NET
2 9 (5.73%) Web Services
3 6 (3.82%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.82%) HTML
4 5 (3.18%) WPF
5 4 (2.55%) LDAP
6 3 (1.91%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.91%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.27%) boto
7 2 (1.27%) CSS
7 2 (1.27%) Dojo
7 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.27%) Java EE
7 2 (1.27%) JSON
7 2 (1.27%) Node.js
7 2 (1.27%) React
7 2 (1.27%) REST
7 2 (1.27%) WinForms
7 2 (1.27%) XML
7 2 (1.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.73%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (2.55%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.55%) iPad
3 4 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (2.55%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.91%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.91%) iPhone
5 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.27%) User Experience
6 1 (0.64%) Derivative
6 1 (0.64%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) PKI
6 1 (0.64%) Verilog
6 1 (0.64%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.76%) Linux
2 40 (25.48%) Windows 10
3 36 (22.93%) Windows Server
4 20 (12.74%) Windows 7
5 19 (12.10%) Apple iOS
6 18 (11.46%) Mac OS
7 13 (8.28%) Data ONTAP
7 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (7.01%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.18%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.18%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.55%) Unix
11 3 (1.91%) Android
12 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.65%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (13.38%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.74%) ITIL
4 16 (10.19%) Migration
5 15 (9.55%) Software Deployment
6 14 (8.92%) DevOps
7 10 (6.37%) Asset Management
7 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.37%) Incident Management
7 10 (6.37%) ITSM
7 10 (6.37%) Test Automation
8 9 (5.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (5.73%) Scrum
9 8 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.10%) Time Management
10 7 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (4.46%) Matrix Organization
11 6 (3.82%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (3.82%) Kanban
11 6 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (21.02%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.64%) C#
2 12 (7.64%) SQL
3 10 (6.37%) Java
4 9 (5.73%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.73%) Python
5 7 (4.46%) Perl
6 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.91%) Ruby
8 2 (1.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.64%) C
9 1 (0.64%) C++
9 1 (0.64%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.10%) Degree
1 8 (5.10%) MCP
2 7 (4.46%) A+ Certification
2 7 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.18%) DBS Check
3 5 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) CCNA
4 4 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.55%) MCSA
5 2 (1.27%) ACSP
5 2 (1.27%) CCA
5 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.64%) CISM
6 1 (0.64%) CISSP
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) PhD
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (40.13%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.92%) vSphere
4 11 (7.01%) XenApp
5 10 (6.37%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.46%) Docker
7 6 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (3.18%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.91%) KVM
10 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.64%) NFS
11 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (14.65%) SCCM
2 15 (9.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (7.64%) Puppet
4 7 (4.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.18%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.55%) Ansible
6 4 (2.55%) Salt
7 3 (1.91%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.91%) Grafana
7 3 (1.91%) Nagios
7 3 (1.91%) Pingdom
7 3 (1.91%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.91%) Terraform
7 3 (1.91%) vMotion
8 2 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.27%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.27%) Rancher
8 2 (1.27%) WSUS
9 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 69 (43.95%) Microsoft
2 37 (23.57%) VMware
3 24 (15.29%) Citrix
4 20 (12.74%) NetApp
5 18 (11.46%) Apple
6 13 (8.28%) ServiceNow
7 10 (6.37%) Oracle
8 9 (5.73%) Google
9 7 (4.46%) Cisco
10 4 (2.55%) IBM
11 2 (1.27%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.27%) Dell
11 2 (1.27%) New Relic
11 2 (1.27%) Remedy
12 1 (0.64%) Huawei
12 1 (0.64%) Ivanti
12 1 (0.64%) Sony
12 1 (0.64%) Symantec
12 1 (0.64%) Tagetik
12 1 (0.64%) Zerto