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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 15.48% 20.15% 25.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.42% 65.85% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 19
Average daily rate £213 £248 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £410 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +101.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
19 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 22.62% 30.60% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 20
Average daily rate £263 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.13 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +101.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016, 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 11 (37.93%) Linux
1 11 (37.93%) Client/Server
2 10 (34.48%) Information Management
3 9 (31.03%) Visualisation
3 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
4 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (27.59%) User Stories
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
6 6 (20.69%) Big Data
7 5 (17.24%) Data Visualisation
7 5 (17.24%) Apache Hive
7 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (17.24%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (17.24%) Kibana
7 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.24%) Python
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) Java
8 4 (13.79%) Perl
8 4 (13.79%) .NET
8 4 (13.79%) Unix
8 4 (13.79%) Data Mining
8 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) Check_MK

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (17.24%) Elasticsearch
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
2 2 (6.90%) DHCP
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Big Data
1 6 (20.69%) Hadoop
2 5 (17.24%) Apache Hive
3 4 (13.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.45%) HBase
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Moq
2 2 (6.90%) MSTest
3 1 (3.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (3.45%) LabVIEW
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Big Data Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) Spark Streaming
2 3 (10.34%) .NET Framework
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (6.90%) Entity Framework
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (3.45%) ADO
4 1 (3.45%) ELK Stack
4 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Client/Server
2 9 (31.03%) Visualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Reinsurance
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.79%) Unix
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Information Management
2 8 (27.59%) User Stories
3 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.24%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (17.24%) Data Visualisation
4 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.90%) MVC
6 2 (6.90%) Server Hardening
6 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.90%) SOLID
6 2 (6.90%) TDD
7 1 (3.45%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.45%) High Availability
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) SDLC
7 1 (3.45%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Python
2 4 (13.79%) Java
2 4 (13.79%) Perl
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) C++/CLI
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Kibana
2 4 (13.79%) Check_MK
3 1 (3.45%) Oozie
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) Kofax
4 1 (3.45%) Lotus