The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 2 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 38 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 18.01% 14.74% 20.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.36% 79.31% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 17
Median daily rate £253 £206 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.42% -15.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £119 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £336 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £20.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +10.34%

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
44 29 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 20.85% 18.59% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 31
Median daily rate £254 £214 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.71% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £123 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.66% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 9
Median hourly rate £11.21 £20.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.95% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.73
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +8.10%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich 0 22 £255 +27.50% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 9 £400 - 2
Stowmarket - 1 £225 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Suffolk region with a requirement for Windows.

1 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 30 (47.62%) VMware
3 25 (39.68%) Windows Server
4 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
5 21 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (28.57%) Citrix
7 17 (26.98%) SAN
8 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 13 (20.63%) High Availability
9 13 (20.63%) C#
9 13 (20.63%) .NET
10 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 12 (19.05%) WPF
10 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (17.46%) TDD
11 11 (17.46%) Firewall
12 10 (15.87%) LAN
13 9 (14.29%) Cisco
13 9 (14.29%) Clustering
13 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 9 (14.29%) MVVM
13 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (12.70%) Secure Coding
14 8 (12.70%) vSphere
14 8 (12.70%) NAS
14 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
14 8 (12.70%) EMC
14 8 (12.70%) Middleware
14 8 (12.70%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.70%) IIS
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Mimecast
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.17%) SaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.98%) SAN
2 11 (17.46%) Firewall
3 10 (15.87%) LAN
4 8 (12.70%) NAS
4 8 (12.70%) WAN
5 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) DNS
6 4 (6.35%) Network Security
7 3 (4.76%) IPv4
8 2 (3.17%) VLAN
8 2 (3.17%) Wireless
8 2 (3.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.59%) MSTest
2 1 (1.59%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (6.35%) French Language
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Local Government
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 9 (14.29%) C# WPF Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Developer
2 9 (14.29%) WPF Developer
3 8 (12.70%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Architect
6 5 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (7.94%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.35%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) .NET
2 12 (19.05%) WPF
3 8 (12.70%) Middleware
4 3 (4.76%) Java EE
5 2 (3.17%) HTML
6 1 (1.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (1.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) Clustering
3 5 (7.94%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.76%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows Server
2 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.35%) Linux
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.59%) Android
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) High Availability
2 11 (17.46%) TDD
3 9 (14.29%) MVVM
4 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
4 8 (12.70%) Secure Coding
5 7 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.94%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (6.35%) ITIL
8 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.17%) Benchmarking
9 2 (3.17%) Identity Management
9 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Project Management
9 2 (3.17%) SIEM
9 2 (3.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) C#
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 3 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (3.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.17%) XAML
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) MCSA
2 3 (4.76%) MCSE
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) CCNA
3 2 (3.17%) CCNP
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.70%) vSphere
4 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) VMware
2 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
3 18 (28.57%) Citrix
4 9 (14.29%) Cisco
5 8 (12.70%) EMC
6 7 (11.11%) HP
7 5 (7.94%) Dell
7 5 (7.94%) Intel Security
7 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.17%) Acronis
9 2 (3.17%) Lotus
10 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.59%) Samsung