The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Ipswich region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 12 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.39% 16.67% 26.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 75.00% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 15
Average daily rate
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£219 £351 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.58% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £351 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.75 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.86% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £15.70 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -7.29%
Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 21.74% 22.22% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 15
Average daily rate £219 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £362 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £10.50 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £14.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows
Suffolk

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 20 (33.33%) SQL
3 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (28.33%) Windows 7
4 17 (28.33%) UNIX
4 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
5 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 16 (26.67%) XML
5 16 (26.67%) Firewall
5 16 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (25.00%) Puppet
6 15 (25.00%) Linux
6 15 (25.00%) SAN
6 15 (25.00%) DNS
7 14 (23.33%) VPN
7 14 (23.33%) Replication
7 14 (23.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
8 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
8 13 (21.67%) JSON
8 13 (21.67%) Web Services
9 12 (20.00%) DevOps
10 11 (18.33%) SCCM
10 11 (18.33%) Windows XP
11 10 (16.67%) ITIL
12 9 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (11.67%) Migration
13 7 (11.67%) Java
14 6 (10.00%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) Apache
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Office
2 3 (5.00%) InfoPath
3 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.67%) TCP/IP
1 16 (26.67%) Firewall
2 15 (25.00%) SAN
2 15 (25.00%) DNS
3 14 (23.33%) VPN
3 14 (23.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (8.33%) HTTP
5 3 (5.00%) LAN
5 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 3 (5.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.33%) SSL
6 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.33%) LDAP
6 2 (3.33%) X.509
6 2 (3.33%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (3.33%) Cognos Impromptu
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) Maven
2 2 (3.33%) Fiddler
2 2 (3.33%) Ant
General
1 3 (5.00%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Developer
1 16 (26.67%) Analyst
2 10 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 10 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) IT Support
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (26.67%) XML
2 13 (21.67%) Web Services
2 13 (21.67%) JSON
3 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 2 (3.33%) HTML
4 2 (3.33%) JAAS
5 1 (1.67%) HTML5
5 1 (1.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Replication
2 5 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (3.33%) PKI
3 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.33%) NHS
3 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (28.33%) Windows 7
2 17 (28.33%) UNIX
3 15 (25.00%) Linux
4 11 (18.33%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) DevOps
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) Migration
4 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.00%) Workflow
5 3 (5.00%) Document Management
6 1 (1.67%) Release Management
6 1 (1.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.67%) ERP
6 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.67%) Project Management
6 1 (1.67%) Service Management
6 1 (1.67%) Change Management
6 1 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) Shell Script
3 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.67%) Java
5 3 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) C++
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) MCSE
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.33%) Sun Certification
2 5 (8.33%) CCNA
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.00%) MCITP
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.67%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.67%) KVM
4 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (25.00%) Puppet
3 11 (18.33%) SCCM
4 2 (3.33%) ARCserve
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 2 (3.33%) OpenSSO
5 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Cisco
2 6 (10.00%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Oracle
4 4 (6.67%) ForgeRock
4 4 (6.67%) Citrix
5 2 (3.33%) NetApp
5 2 (3.33%) Cognos
5 2 (3.33%) Sun
5 2 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) EMC
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Sophos
6 1 (1.67%) CommVault
6 1 (1.67%) Vyatta
6 1 (1.67%) Google
6 1 (1.67%) Kaspersky
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