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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 27 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 18.12% 17.82% 15.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 81.82% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 4
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£420 £231 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.62% -34.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £8.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £16.30 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
Windows
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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
36 44 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 24.16% 21.78% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 6
Average daily rate £375 £225 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £402 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Ipswich

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 28 (43.08%) Client/Server
3 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
4 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
4 19 (29.23%) Linux
5 15 (23.08%) ADO
5 15 (23.08%) XML
5 15 (23.08%) VB
5 15 (23.08%) .NET
5 15 (23.08%) C#
5 15 (23.08%) Information Management
5 15 (23.08%) .NET Framework
5 15 (23.08%) Visualisation
6 14 (21.54%) User Stories
7 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (15.38%) SDLC
8 10 (15.38%) N-Tier
9 9 (13.85%) Document Management
9 9 (13.85%) Process Management
9 9 (13.85%) Kofax
9 9 (13.85%) VMware
10 8 (12.31%) Content Management
10 8 (12.31%) Documentum
10 8 (12.31%) Python
10 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
10 8 (12.31%) EMC
10 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (12.31%) Hadoop
10 8 (12.31%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (12.31%) Documentum
2 6 (9.23%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Office
2 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) Firewall
2 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.62%) DNS
4 2 (3.08%) IPv4
4 2 (3.08%) IPv6
4 2 (3.08%) SAN
4 2 (3.08%) VPN
4 2 (3.08%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) MPLS
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
5 1 (1.54%) VLAN
5 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (29.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.15%) Big Data
4 3 (4.62%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
1 8 (12.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.62%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.54%) TestLink
3 1 (1.54%) Selenium
General
1 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (35.38%) Architect
2 7 (10.77%) Developer
2 7 (10.77%) AWS Architect
3 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.69%) Platform Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) IT Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.62%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) ADO
1 15 (23.08%) XML
1 15 (23.08%) .NET Framework
1 15 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.08%) J2EE
3 1 (1.54%) Java EE
3 1 (1.54%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) Client/Server
2 15 (23.08%) Visualisation
3 10 (15.38%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.08%) Replication
4 2 (3.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.54%) PDA
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
3 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (10.77%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.69%) UNIX
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Debian
7 1 (1.54%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Information Management
2 14 (21.54%) User Stories
3 10 (15.38%) SDLC
4 9 (13.85%) Document Management
4 9 (13.85%) Process Management
5 8 (12.31%) Content Management
6 7 (10.77%) Process Improvement
6 7 (10.77%) Business Process Improvement
7 6 (9.23%) ITIL
7 6 (9.23%) OO
8 5 (7.69%) OOD
8 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.69%) Server Hardening
9 4 (6.15%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) Cyber Security
11 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
11 2 (3.08%) Software Testing
11 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.08%) C#
1 15 (23.08%) VB
2 8 (12.31%) Python
3 5 (7.69%) Java
4 4 (6.15%) Perl
5 2 (3.08%) SQL
5 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.54%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.54%) R
6 1 (1.54%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) MCP
4 2 (3.08%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) MCSA
5 1 (1.54%) CCNP
5 1 (1.54%) CCNA
5 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCITP
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) vSphere
3 2 (3.08%) XenApp
3 2 (3.08%) DFS Replication
3 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) vCloud
4 1 (1.54%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) ARCserve
2 2 (3.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.54%) Kibana
3 1 (1.54%) Check_MK
3 1 (1.54%) Iperf
Vendors
1 29 (44.62%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) Kofax
2 9 (13.85%) VMware
3 8 (12.31%) EMC
4 5 (7.69%) LANDesk
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
6 2 (3.08%) Splunk
6 2 (3.08%) Intel
6 2 (3.08%) OpenText
7 1 (1.54%) Agilent
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix
7 1 (1.54%) NetApp
7 1 (1.54%) Sophos
7 1 (1.54%) BT
7 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds
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