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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 26 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 20.55% 27.08% 15.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.83% 89.66% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £175 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.02% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Average hourly rate £23.13 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.16% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.70 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.40 £25.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- -6.68%
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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
47 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 32.19% 30.21% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 7
Average daily rate £400 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £375 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (38.18%) Linux
3 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
4 15 (27.27%) UNIX
5 14 (25.45%) Client/Server
6 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
7 12 (21.82%) Information Management
8 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 10 (18.18%) VPN
9 10 (18.18%) SQL
9 10 (18.18%) Firewall
9 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (16.36%) VMware
10 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
10 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
10 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (14.55%) Cisco
11 8 (14.55%) C++
11 8 (14.55%) OOD
11 8 (14.55%) OO
11 8 (14.55%) User Stories
11 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
12 7 (12.73%) MFC
12 7 (12.73%) HP
13 6 (10.91%) C#
13 6 (10.91%) UML
13 6 (10.91%) LAN
13 6 (10.91%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.27%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Office
2 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) VPN
1 10 (18.18%) Firewall
2 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) LAN
4 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 5 (9.09%) SAN
5 4 (7.27%) IPsec
6 3 (5.45%) Wireless
6 3 (5.45%) VLAN
6 3 (5.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (3.64%) MPLS
7 2 (3.64%) VoIP
7 2 (3.64%) WAN
7 2 (3.64%) DHCP
8 1 (1.82%) SSL
8 1 (1.82%) Network Security
8 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.45%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Architect
1 11 (20.00%) Developer
2 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) C++ Developer
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.27%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Applications Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Designer
6 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Assistant
7 2 (3.64%) Network Designer
7 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) MFC
2 4 (7.27%) .NET
3 3 (5.45%) JSON
3 3 (5.45%) Web Services
3 3 (5.45%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.64%) Java EE
5 1 (1.82%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.91%) Visualisation
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) Replication
5 2 (3.64%) NHS
5 2 (3.64%) iPad
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (38.18%) Linux
2 15 (27.27%) UNIX
3 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Information Management
2 8 (14.55%) User Stories
2 8 (14.55%) OO
2 8 (14.55%) OOD
3 6 (10.91%) UML
3 6 (10.91%) Migration
4 5 (9.09%) Data Governance
5 4 (7.27%) Data Architecture
5 4 (7.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (7.27%) Data Management
5 4 (7.27%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (7.27%) ITIL
5 4 (7.27%) MVC
5 4 (7.27%) SOA
5 4 (7.27%) Master Data Management
6 3 (5.45%) Network Management
6 3 (5.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
6 3 (5.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 8 (14.55%) C++
3 6 (10.91%) C#
4 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
5 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.45%) Python
7 2 (3.64%) Java
8 1 (1.82%) Delphi
8 1 (1.82%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.82%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) MCITP
4 4 (7.27%) MCSE
4 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.64%) CCNP
5 2 (3.64%) CCNA
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCSA
6 1 (1.82%) CCSE
System Software
1 22 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.82%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Puppet
1 3 (5.45%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.64%) SCOM
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.82%) Nessus
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) Cisco
4 7 (12.73%) HP
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle
6 3 (5.45%) Splunk
7 2 (3.64%) Sophos
7 2 (3.64%) SonicWALL
7 2 (3.64%) ProCurve
7 2 (3.64%) Mitel
7 2 (3.64%) Apple
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.82%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.82%) Macromedia
8 1 (1.82%) EMC
8 1 (1.82%) Intel
8 1 (1.82%) Citrix
8 1 (1.82%) NetApp
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