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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 9 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 24 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 21.05% 14.94% 19.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.89% 92.86% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £154 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £390 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
27 14 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 23.68% 16.09% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 31
Average daily rate £375 £225 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £152 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
4 17 (29.82%) Firewall
5 15 (26.32%) VPN
5 15 (26.32%) SQL
6 14 (24.56%) UNIX
6 14 (24.56%) SAN
6 14 (24.56%) Windows 7
7 13 (22.81%) Puppet
7 13 (22.81%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
8 12 (21.05%) Replication
8 12 (21.05%) DNS
8 12 (21.05%) Linux
8 12 (21.05%) XML
8 12 (21.05%) DevOps
9 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
9 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
9 11 (19.30%) JSON
9 11 (19.30%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (19.30%) Web Services
10 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.04%) ITIL
11 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
11 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.28%) VMware
12 7 (12.28%) LAN
12 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.02%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.51%) Apache
5 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
2 17 (29.82%) Firewall
3 15 (26.32%) VPN
4 14 (24.56%) SAN
5 12 (21.05%) DNS
6 11 (19.30%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (12.28%) LAN
8 6 (10.53%) WAN
9 5 (8.77%) SSL
10 3 (5.26%) SSH
10 3 (5.26%) IPsec
10 3 (5.26%) Wireless
10 3 (5.26%) HTTP
10 3 (5.26%) Network Security
11 2 (3.51%) Wireshark
11 2 (3.51%) LDAP
11 2 (3.51%) VoIP
11 2 (3.51%) Kerberos
11 2 (3.51%) X.509
12 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) NoSQL
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.51%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
1 2 (3.51%) Ant
1 2 (3.51%) Subversion
1 2 (3.51%) Maven
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Developer
3 11 (19.30%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (14.04%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Technical Support
6 5 (8.77%) Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Applications Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) XML
2 11 (19.30%) JSON
2 11 (19.30%) Web Services
3 5 (8.77%) .NET
4 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.51%) HTML
4 2 (3.51%) JAAS
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Replication
2 5 (8.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (24.56%) UNIX
2 14 (24.56%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.05%) Linux
4 8 (14.04%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) DevOps
2 8 (14.04%) ITIL
3 6 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (7.02%) Data Architecture
4 4 (7.02%) Data Governance
4 4 (7.02%) Master Data Management
4 4 (7.02%) SOA
4 4 (7.02%) UML
4 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.02%) MVC
4 4 (7.02%) Data Management
4 4 (7.02%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (5.26%) Document Management
5 3 (5.26%) Workflow
6 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.51%) Project Management
7 1 (1.75%) Network Design
7 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.75%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) SQL
2 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
3 11 (19.30%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.53%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) C#
6 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Sun Certification
2 3 (5.26%) CCSE
2 3 (5.26%) CCSA
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.26%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) ACCA
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.75%) NFS
3 1 (1.75%) KVM
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) Puppet
1 13 (22.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.02%) SCCM
3 3 (5.26%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.51%) WSUS
4 2 (3.51%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) Citrix
4 4 (7.02%) ForgeRock
5 3 (5.26%) Sourcefire
5 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.26%) NetApp
5 3 (5.26%) Intel
5 3 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (3.51%) ProCurve
6 2 (3.51%) Cognos
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Sun
6 2 (3.51%) Mitel
7 1 (1.75%) Sophos
7 1 (1.75%) Dell
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
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