The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 1 2
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 9 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 9.68% 27.27% 29.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 90.00% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 4
Median daily rate - £114 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -58.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14 30 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 15.05% 30.30% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 9
Median daily rate £313 £174 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +79.59% -22.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 20
Median hourly rate £17.25 £10.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.50% -52.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £31.00 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Peterborough citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Peterborough

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Peterborough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Peterborough

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Peterborough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Peterborough

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Peterborough

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Peterborough over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Peterborough region with a requirement for Windows.

1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
6 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
7 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
7 5 (18.52%) GDPR
7 5 (18.52%) Firewall
7 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
8 4 (14.81%) Java EE
8 4 (14.81%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) JBoss
8 4 (14.81%) Citrix
8 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
8 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
9 3 (11.11%) Data Quality

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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 4 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (14.81%) JBoss
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Environment Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Test Environment Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.41%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Data Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Data Protection
3 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
4 4 (14.81%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.70%) Application Virtualisation
7 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) GDPR
2 3 (11.11%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) Google
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe
5 1 (3.70%) Altiris
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee
5 1 (3.70%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) Temenos