The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 35 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.22% 20.47% 15.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.79% 79.55% 84.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -35.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £398 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.25 £10.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -27.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.20 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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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
33 44 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 21.85% 25.73% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 5
Average daily rate £413 £213 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.11% -34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £9.38 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 25 (37.31%) Client/Server
3 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
4 21 (31.34%) SQL Server
5 17 (25.37%) C#
5 17 (25.37%) .NET
5 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
6 16 (23.88%) Linux
7 15 (22.39%) ADO
7 15 (22.39%) VB
7 15 (22.39%) XML
8 12 (17.91%) Information Management
8 12 (17.91%) Visualisation
9 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.42%) User Stories
10 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
10 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
10 10 (14.93%) N-Tier
10 10 (14.93%) SDLC
11 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
11 9 (13.43%) Process Management
11 9 (13.43%) Kofax
11 9 (13.43%) Document Management
12 8 (11.94%) Content Management
12 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (11.94%) EMC
12 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
12 8 (11.94%) Documentum
13 7 (10.45%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
1 8 (11.94%) Documentum
2 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (10.45%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) DNS
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 2 (2.99%) VPN
3 2 (2.99%) LAN
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
3 2 (2.99%) IPv4
3 2 (2.99%) IPv6
3 2 (2.99%) SAN
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (31.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.97%) Apache Hive
3 4 (5.97%) Big Data
4 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
5 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (13.43%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.99%) MSTest
3 2 (2.99%) Moq
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) Robot Framework
General
1 5 (7.46%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Architect
2 9 (13.43%) Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) AWS Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Service Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Platform Architect
5 4 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) IT Architect
6 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) .NET
1 17 (25.37%) .NET Framework
2 15 (22.39%) ADO
2 15 (22.39%) XML
3 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.99%) J2EE
3 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.99%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (2.99%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (1.49%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 25 (37.31%) Client/Server
2 12 (17.91%) Visualisation
3 10 (14.93%) N-Tier
4 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) PDA
6 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 11 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.93%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.91%) Information Management
2 11 (16.42%) User Stories
3 10 (14.93%) SDLC
4 9 (13.43%) Document Management
4 9 (13.43%) Process Management
5 8 (11.94%) Content Management
6 7 (10.45%) Process Improvement
6 7 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.45%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (8.96%) ITIL
7 6 (8.96%) OO
8 5 (7.46%) OOD
8 5 (7.46%) Server Hardening
9 4 (5.97%) Information Security
9 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.97%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (4.48%) Cyber Security
10 3 (4.48%) Project Management
11 2 (2.99%) Migration
11 2 (2.99%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) C#
2 15 (22.39%) VB
3 6 (8.96%) Python
4 4 (5.97%) Java
4 4 (5.97%) Perl
4 4 (5.97%) SQL
5 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) MCP
4 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 2 (2.99%) GIAC
4 2 (2.99%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) MCSA
5 1 (1.49%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) XenApp
3 2 (2.99%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) ARCserve
2 2 (2.99%) WSUS
3 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.49%) Kibana
3 1 (1.49%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.43%) Kofax
3 8 (11.94%) EMC
4 7 (10.45%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.99%) Splunk
6 2 (2.99%) Intel
6 2 (2.99%) OpenText
6 2 (2.99%) Oracle
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco
7 1 (1.49%) Citrix
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) Sophos
7 1 (1.49%) BT
7 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
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