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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 16.98% 15.05% 21.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.71% 93.33% 79.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 27
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £140 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £380 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £301 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.32% -3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Windows
Suffolk

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
21 15 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 19.81% 16.13% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 37
Average daily rate £275 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014, 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 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 17 (31.48%) Firewall
5 15 (27.78%) VPN
6 14 (25.93%) SAN
6 14 (25.93%) Windows 7
7 13 (24.07%) SQL
8 12 (22.22%) UNIX
8 12 (22.22%) Linux
8 12 (22.22%) DNS
8 12 (22.22%) XML
8 12 (22.22%) Replication
9 11 (20.37%) JSON
9 11 (20.37%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (20.37%) Web Services
9 11 (20.37%) Shell Script
9 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
9 11 (20.37%) NoSQL
9 11 (20.37%) Puppet
9 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (18.52%) DevOps
11 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 8 (14.81%) ITIL
12 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.96%) LAN
13 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
13 7 (12.96%) VMware
13 7 (12.96%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (9.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (7.41%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.85%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 17 (31.48%) Firewall
3 15 (27.78%) VPN
4 14 (25.93%) SAN
5 12 (22.22%) DNS
6 11 (20.37%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (12.96%) LAN
8 6 (11.11%) WAN
9 3 (5.56%) SSL
9 3 (5.56%) IPsec
9 3 (5.56%) Wireless
9 3 (5.56%) SSH
9 3 (5.56%) Network Security
10 2 (3.70%) VoIP
11 1 (1.85%) HTTP
11 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
11 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.37%) NoSQL
2 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) Analyst
2 11 (20.37%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Applications Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (22.22%) XML
2 11 (20.37%) JSON
2 11 (20.37%) Web Services
3 5 (9.26%) .NET
4 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.22%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 12 (22.22%) UNIX
3 12 (22.22%) Linux
4 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) DevOps
2 8 (14.81%) ITIL
3 7 (12.96%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Data Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Data Governance
4 4 (7.41%) Master Data Management
4 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.41%) Data Management
4 4 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (7.41%) MVC
4 4 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.41%) UML
4 4 (7.41%) SOA
5 3 (5.56%) Workflow
5 3 (5.56%) Document Management
6 2 (3.70%) Project Management
6 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.85%) ERP
7 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) Shell Script
2 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) C#
4 4 (7.41%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.85%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Sun Certification
2 3 (5.56%) CCSA
2 3 (5.56%) CCSE
3 2 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) ACCA
4 1 (1.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.85%) NFS
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.85%) KVM
3 1 (1.85%) vSphere
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Puppet
1 11 (20.37%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.26%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) VMware
3 5 (9.26%) Citrix
4 3 (5.56%) NetApp
4 3 (5.56%) Intel
4 3 (5.56%) HP
4 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.56%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.70%) ProCurve
5 2 (3.70%) ForgeRock
5 2 (3.70%) Mitel
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) Cognos
6 1 (1.85%) Dell
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Sophos
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