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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 28 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 26.06% 13.27% 10.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.31% 71.79% 53.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 4
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£413 £235 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.53% -32.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £314
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £8.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £16.30 £12.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -1.63%
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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
51 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 30.91% 18.48% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 7
Average daily rate £225 £240 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -31.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £10.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £8.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £17.20 £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 28 (39.44%) Client/Server
3 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
4 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
5 21 (29.58%) Linux
6 15 (21.13%) VB
6 15 (21.13%) .NET
6 15 (21.13%) C#
6 15 (21.13%) ADO
6 15 (21.13%) XML
6 15 (21.13%) Information Management
6 15 (21.13%) .NET Framework
7 14 (19.72%) VMware
7 14 (19.72%) Visualisation
7 14 (19.72%) User Stories
8 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (14.08%) Cisco
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 10 (14.08%) N-Tier
10 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
11 9 (12.68%) UNIX
11 9 (12.68%) Kofax
11 9 (12.68%) Process Management
11 9 (12.68%) Document Management
12 8 (11.27%) Content Management
12 8 (11.27%) Firewall
12 8 (11.27%) Documentum
12 8 (11.27%) Python
12 8 (11.27%) EMC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.27%) Documentum
3 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) Firewall
2 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.04%) VPN
3 5 (7.04%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) VLAN
4 3 (4.23%) IPsec
5 2 (2.82%) Wireless
5 2 (2.82%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) DNS
5 2 (2.82%) MPLS
5 2 (2.82%) IPv4
5 2 (2.82%) IPv6
5 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.41%) Internet
6 1 (1.41%) Network Security
6 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.23%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.23%) Big Data
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (9.86%) Visual Studio
1 7 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.23%) Robot Framework
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) TestLink
General
1 4 (5.63%) Finance
1 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (30.99%) Architect
2 7 (9.86%) Analyst
2 7 (9.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (9.86%) AWS Architect
3 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.63%) IT Architect
5 4 (5.63%) Server Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Platform Architect
7 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) .NET
1 15 (21.13%) ADO
1 15 (21.13%) XML
1 15 (21.13%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.82%) Java EE
2 2 (2.82%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (39.44%) Client/Server
2 14 (19.72%) Visualisation
3 10 (14.08%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.63%) Clustering
4 4 (5.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.82%) Replication
5 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) PDA
6 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) Open Source
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.68%) UNIX
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.23%) Solaris
8 1 (1.41%) Debian
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.13%) Information Management
2 14 (19.72%) User Stories
3 10 (14.08%) ITIL
4 9 (12.68%) Process Management
4 9 (12.68%) Document Management
5 8 (11.27%) Content Management
6 7 (9.86%) Business Process Improvement
6 7 (9.86%) Process Improvement
7 5 (7.04%) OOD
7 5 (7.04%) OO
8 4 (5.63%) Test Scripting
8 4 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.63%) Systems Analysis
9 3 (4.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (4.23%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.23%) Test Strategy
9 3 (4.23%) Network Management
10 2 (2.82%) Cyber Security
10 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) VB
1 15 (21.13%) C#
2 8 (11.27%) Python
3 5 (7.04%) Java
3 5 (7.04%) SQL
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.41%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.41%) C
5 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) MCSE
3 4 (5.63%) MCITP
4 3 (4.23%) MCP
4 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) CCNP
5 2 (2.82%) CCNA
5 2 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCSD
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (38.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) vSphere
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) XenApp
3 2 (2.82%) DFS Replication
3 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) vCloud
4 1 (1.41%) iptables
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.82%) WSUS
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
2 2 (2.82%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.41%) Nmap
3 1 (1.41%) Nessus
3 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) Iperf
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) VMware
3 10 (14.08%) Cisco
4 9 (12.68%) Kofax
5 8 (11.27%) EMC
6 5 (7.04%) Oracle
6 5 (7.04%) Splunk
7 3 (4.23%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.82%) OpenText
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) Intel
9 1 (1.41%) Citrix
9 1 (1.41%) NetApp
9 1 (1.41%) Sophos
9 1 (1.41%) Agilent
9 1 (1.41%) BT
9 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds
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