Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 195 150 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.69% 13.30% 11.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.30% 54.35% 53.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 65 65
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £325 £300 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £145 £104 £130
90th Percentile £424 £425 £428
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 52
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.73 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.67% +22.22% -35.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.18 £9.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.50 £29.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +1.54%

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 313 276 345
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.98% 24.47% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 113 153
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00% +20.97%
10th Percentile £183 £105 £160
90th Percentile £471 £474 £448
East of England median daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 31 61
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.50 £31.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.65% +129.63% -46.00%
10th Percentile £12.73 £10.50 £9.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £41.75
East of England median hourly rate £19.64 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +19.02% -2.94% +3.03%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 93 £325 -7.14% 42
Peterborough -4 48 £260 +136.36% 7
Huntingdon 0 16 £561 +287.07% 5
Ely - 7 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 65 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 60 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 49 (25.13%) Microsoft Office
4 42 (21.54%) Linux
5 41 (21.03%) Windows 7
6 39 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 36 (18.46%) Office 365
8 30 (15.38%) Windows 10
9 28 (14.36%) Cisco
10 27 (13.85%) ITIL
10 27 (13.85%) SAN
11 26 (13.33%) VMware
11 26 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (12.31%) Wireless
13 22 (11.28%) Software Engineering
14 21 (10.77%) SQL
14 21 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (10.26%) C#
15 20 (10.26%) NetApp
16 19 (9.74%) .NET
16 19 (9.74%) HP
16 19 (9.74%) Citrix
16 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (9.23%) LAN
17 18 (9.23%) C
17 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.72%) Python
18 17 (8.72%) C++
18 17 (8.72%) DHCP
18 17 (8.72%) MS Exchange

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 17 (8.72%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (5.64%) Skype for Business
5 8 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.54%) Apache
6 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.03%) Drupal
7 2 (1.03%) IIS
7 2 (1.03%) MediaWiki
7 2 (1.03%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) CMS
8 1 (0.51%) Confluence
8 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (25.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.03%) Raiser's Edge
1 2 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.46%) Office 365
2 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.51%) G Suite
4 1 (0.51%) GitHub
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.85%) SAN
2 24 (12.31%) Wireless
3 18 (9.23%) LAN
4 17 (8.72%) DHCP
5 15 (7.69%) DNS
6 14 (7.18%) WAN
7 10 (5.13%) Bluetooth
7 10 (5.13%) Firewall
7 10 (5.13%) Skype
8 8 (4.10%) VPN
9 6 (3.08%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.56%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.56%) SNMP
11 4 (2.05%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.54%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (1.54%) LDAP
12 3 (1.54%) WebEx
12 3 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.05%) SQLite
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.51%) GIS
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (6.15%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.08%) JIRA
3 4 (2.05%) NUnit
4 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.51%) MorphX
6 1 (0.51%) MSTest
6 1 (0.51%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.51%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.10%) Retail
3 5 (2.56%) Finance
4 4 (2.05%) Electronics
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 49 (25.13%) Analyst
2 35 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 28 (14.36%) Desktop Support
4 22 (11.28%) Service Analyst
5 20 (10.26%) Support Analyst
6 19 (9.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (9.23%) Developer
8 17 (8.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (7.69%) Software Engineer
10 12 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (6.15%) Architect
11 11 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) C# Software Engineer
12 10 (5.13%) Embedded Developer
12 10 (5.13%) IT Support
13 9 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
14 8 (4.10%) C++ Software Engineer
14 8 (4.10%) Senior Support Engineer
14 8 (4.10%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.74%) .NET
2 12 (6.15%) WPF
3 8 (4.10%) WinForms
4 7 (3.59%) HTML
5 4 (2.05%) CSS
5 4 (2.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (1.54%) CSS3
6 3 (1.54%) HTML5
6 3 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (1.54%) Node.js
7 2 (1.03%) MFC
8 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.51%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.51%) jQuery
8 1 (0.51%) WCF
8 1 (0.51%) WF
8 1 (0.51%) XML
8 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.08%) iPad
3 6 (3.08%) iPhone
4 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.05%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (2.05%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.54%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.54%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.03%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (0.51%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.54%) Linux
2 41 (21.03%) Windows 7
3 39 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 30 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 26 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.13%) Unix
9 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.08%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.08%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.56%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.05%) Windows Phone
13 3 (1.54%) Android
14 2 (1.03%) Debian
14 2 (1.03%) Solaris
14 2 (1.03%) SUSE
14 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.51%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.85%) ITIL
2 22 (11.28%) Software Engineering
3 13 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (6.67%) Information Security
3 13 (6.67%) Migration
4 12 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (6.15%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.13%) E-Commerce
5 10 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.10%) Change Management
6 8 (4.10%) Incident Management
6 8 (4.10%) OOP
6 8 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (3.59%) Change Control
7 7 (3.59%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.59%) Quality Management
7 7 (3.59%) Service Management
7 7 (3.59%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (3.08%) ITSM
8 6 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.77%) SQL
2 20 (10.26%) C#
3 18 (9.23%) C
4 17 (8.72%) C++
4 17 (8.72%) Python
5 13 (6.67%) Embedded C
5 13 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.10%) Assembly Language
7 5 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.05%) Java
8 4 (2.05%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.54%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.03%) PHP
10 2 (1.03%) VB
11 1 (0.51%) ANSI C
11 1 (0.51%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.51%) Delphi
11 1 (0.51%) Groovy
11 1 (0.51%) R
11 1 (0.51%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (9.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.18%) MCSE
3 11 (5.64%) Degree
4 10 (5.13%) MCP
5 7 (3.59%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (3.59%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.56%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.05%) CCNA
7 4 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.05%) MCSA
8 3 (1.54%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.51%) CCNP
9 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) MCITP
9 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.67%) SLA
2 7 (3.59%) ISO 9001
2 7 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.51%) GLP
3 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.51%) QA
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 60 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.08%) XenApp
5 5 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.54%) vSphere
8 2 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.03%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (6.15%) SCCM
2 4 (2.05%) AppDNA
2 4 (2.05%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.05%) vCenter Server
3 3 (1.54%) vMotion
4 2 (1.03%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.03%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.51%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.36%) Cisco
3 26 (13.33%) VMware
4 20 (10.26%) NetApp
5 19 (9.74%) Citrix
5 19 (9.74%) HP
6 8 (4.10%) Adobe
6 8 (4.10%) Apple
7 4 (2.05%) AppSense
7 4 (2.05%) arcserve
7 4 (2.05%) CA
8 3 (1.54%) Dell
8 3 (1.54%) Fortinet
8 3 (1.54%) Google
8 3 (1.54%) ProCurve
8 3 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.54%) Symantec
9 2 (1.03%) Oracle
9 2 (1.03%) Remedy
9 2 (1.03%) SolarWinds