The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 39 61 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 15.79% 22.76% 16.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 83.56% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £162 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.60% -32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
Windows
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 73 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 21.05% 27.24% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 10
Average daily rate £413 £213 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.11% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £135 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Suffolk region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Suffolk region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -1 25 £394 +85.29% 7
Bury St Edmunds -6 2 £350 -6.66% 5
Stowmarket - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
3 26 (28.26%) Client/Server
4 25 (27.17%) SQL Server
5 20 (21.74%) C#
5 20 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 18 (19.57%) .NET
6 18 (19.57%) Linux
7 17 (18.48%) XML
8 15 (16.30%) ADO
8 15 (16.30%) VB
8 15 (16.30%) .NET Framework
8 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (14.13%) Information Management
9 13 (14.13%) Visualisation
9 13 (14.13%) Windows XP
9 13 (14.13%) VMware
10 12 (13.04%) User Stories
11 11 (11.96%) SDLC
12 10 (10.87%) N-Tier
12 10 (10.87%) ITIL
12 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (10.87%) SCCM
13 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (9.78%) Document Management
13 9 (9.78%) SQL
13 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (9.78%) Process Management
13 9 (9.78%) Kofax
14 8 (8.70%) EMC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 8 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.70%) Documentum
2 4 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Office
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) VPN
2 5 (5.43%) DNS
3 4 (4.35%) Firewall
3 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.17%) LAN
4 2 (2.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.17%) IPv4
4 2 (2.17%) IPv6
4 2 (2.17%) SAN
5 1 (1.09%) Internet
5 1 (1.09%) Wireless
5 1 (1.09%) VLAN
5 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.09%) Network Security
5 1 (1.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (27.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) Hadoop
3 5 (5.43%) Big Data
4 4 (4.35%) Apache Hive
4 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.26%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.26%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.09%) TestLink
4 1 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (22.83%) Architect
2 11 (11.96%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Analyst
4 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.61%) AWS Architect
6 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Manager
7 4 (4.35%) IT Architect
7 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Platform Architect
8 3 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) Consultant
8 3 (3.26%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.57%) .NET
2 17 (18.48%) XML
3 15 (16.30%) .NET Framework
3 15 (16.30%) ADO
4 4 (4.35%) WCF
4 4 (4.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.17%) SOAP
6 2 (2.17%) Web Services
6 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.17%) J2EE
6 2 (2.17%) Reactive Extensions
7 1 (1.09%) Spark Streaming
7 1 (1.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) Client/Server
2 13 (14.13%) Visualisation
3 10 (10.87%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
6 1 (1.09%) PDA
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) GIS
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Windows 7
2 18 (19.57%) Linux
3 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (14.13%) Windows XP
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.52%) UNIX
7 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.09%) Debian
9 1 (1.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.13%) Information Management
2 12 (13.04%) User Stories
3 11 (11.96%) SDLC
4 10 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (10.87%) ITIL
5 9 (9.78%) Process Management
5 9 (9.78%) Document Management
6 8 (8.70%) Content Management
7 7 (7.61%) Business Process Improvement
7 7 (7.61%) Process Improvement
7 7 (7.61%) Migration
8 6 (6.52%) OO
8 6 (6.52%) CRM
9 5 (5.43%) OOD
9 5 (5.43%) MVVM
9 5 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.43%) Server Hardening
10 4 (4.35%) Cyber Security
10 4 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (4.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.74%) C#
2 15 (16.30%) VB
3 9 (9.78%) SQL
4 7 (7.61%) Python
5 4 (4.35%) Java
5 4 (4.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.26%) MCP
3 3 (3.26%) MCSE
3 3 (3.26%) MCITP
4 2 (2.17%) Degree
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.17%) GIAC
4 2 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
5 1 (1.09%) CCNA
5 1 (1.09%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) vSphere
4 2 (2.17%) XenApp
4 2 (2.17%) DFS Replication
4 2 (2.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.09%) vCloud
5 1 (1.09%) iptables
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) SCCM
2 4 (4.35%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) ARCserve
3 2 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.09%) Kibana
4 1 (1.09%) Check_MK
4 1 (1.09%) Iperf
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.13%) VMware
3 9 (9.78%) Kofax
4 8 (8.70%) EMC
5 5 (5.43%) LANDesk
6 3 (3.26%) Cisco
6 3 (3.26%) Citrix
7 2 (2.17%) NetApp
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle
7 2 (2.17%) HP
7 2 (2.17%) Intel
7 2 (2.17%) Symantec
7 2 (2.17%) OpenText
7 2 (2.17%) Splunk
8 1 (1.09%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.09%) Agilent
8 1 (1.09%) Sophos
8 1 (1.09%) BT
8 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.09%) Mapinfo
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