The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 6 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 23 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 14.65% 12.79% 20.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.14% 68.75% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 12
Median daily rate £255 £200 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -19.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £120 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £370 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
28 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.83% 18.60% 30.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 23
Median daily rate £255 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £123 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Ipswich region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Ipswich region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Windows.

1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 22 (62.86%) VMware
3 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
5 16 (45.71%) Citrix
6 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (34.29%) SAN
8 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
8 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
9 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (28.57%) High Availability
10 8 (22.86%) NAS
10 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
10 8 (22.86%) Middleware
10 8 (22.86%) Clustering
10 8 (22.86%) IIS
10 8 (22.86%) LAN
10 8 (22.86%) WAN
10 8 (22.86%) Secure Coding
10 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
11 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (17.14%) Firewall
13 5 (14.29%) Intel Security
13 5 (14.29%) Cisco
13 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
13 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 5 (14.29%) Mimecast
14 4 (11.43%) Office 365

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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 8 (22.86%) IIS
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Mimecast
2 4 (11.43%) Office 365
3 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) SAN
2 8 (22.86%) LAN
2 8 (22.86%) NAS
2 8 (22.86%) WAN
3 6 (17.14%) Firewall
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security
5 3 (8.57%) DNS
5 3 (8.57%) IPv4
6 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (11.43%) French Language
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 7 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
1 7 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 3 (8.57%) Java EE
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.86%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.71%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.71%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.86%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) High Availability
2 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
2 8 (22.86%) Secure Coding
3 7 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
4 4 (11.43%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.71%) Benchmarking
6 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Identity Management
6 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Project Management
6 2 (5.71%) SIEM
6 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (2.86%) Database Mirroring
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.43%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 16 (45.71%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 5 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.71%) Acronis
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
5 2 (5.71%) EMC
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Samsung