The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Ipswich region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 11 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 20.59% 15.49% 21.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 79.55% 84.62% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 19
Average daily rate
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£210 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.82% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £403 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.70 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.88% 18.31% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 20
Average daily rate £213 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £9.38 £10.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.80 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 24 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 19 (31.67%) SQL
4 18 (30.00%) Firewall
4 18 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
5 17 (28.33%) SAN
6 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
6 16 (26.67%) VPN
6 16 (26.67%) UNIX
6 16 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (25.00%) Puppet
7 15 (25.00%) Linux
7 15 (25.00%) XML
7 15 (25.00%) DNS
8 14 (23.33%) Replication
8 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
8 14 (23.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
9 13 (21.67%) JSON
9 13 (21.67%) Web Services
10 12 (20.00%) DevOps
11 11 (18.33%) Windows XP
12 8 (13.33%) ITIL
12 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (13.33%) SCCM
13 7 (11.67%) MS Office
13 7 (11.67%) Java
13 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (11.67%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 18 (30.00%) Firewall
3 17 (28.33%) SAN
4 16 (26.67%) VPN
5 15 (25.00%) DNS
6 14 (23.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 5 (8.33%) LAN
7 5 (8.33%) WAN
8 4 (6.67%) HTTP
8 4 (6.67%) SSL
9 2 (3.33%) LDAP
9 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.33%) Wireless
9 2 (3.33%) IPsec
9 2 (3.33%) SSH
9 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
9 2 (3.33%) VoIP
9 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
9 2 (3.33%) Network Security
9 2 (3.33%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.33%) Cognos Impromptu
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Ant
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.33%) Subversion
1 2 (3.33%) Maven
1 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (3.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 15 (25.00%) Developer
3 11 (18.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (18.33%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) IT Support
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) XML
2 13 (21.67%) Web Services
2 13 (21.67%) JSON
3 2 (3.33%) JAAS
3 2 (3.33%) HTML
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) X-Windows
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Replication
2 4 (6.67%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (26.67%) UNIX
3 15 (25.00%) Linux
4 11 (18.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) DevOps
2 8 (13.33%) ITIL
3 6 (10.00%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (3.33%) Document Management
5 2 (3.33%) Workflow
6 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.67%) Release Management
6 1 (1.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.67%) ERP
6 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.67%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Sun Certification
2 4 (6.67%) MCSE
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) CCSA
3 2 (3.33%) CCSE
3 2 (3.33%) CCNA
3 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ACCA
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.67%) KVM
3 3 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
4 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (25.00%) Puppet
3 8 (13.33%) SCCM
4 3 (5.00%) ARCserve
5 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 2 (3.33%) OpenSSO
6 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) Citrix
4 4 (6.67%) ForgeRock
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco
5 3 (5.00%) Intel
6 2 (3.33%) Cognos
6 2 (3.33%) Sun
6 2 (3.33%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) NetApp
6 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.33%) Mitel
6 2 (3.33%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.33%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.67%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.67%) Sophos
7 1 (1.67%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) Vyatta
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