The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Suffolk 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 58 26 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 21.40% 17.45% 30.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.86% 89.66% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 33
Average daily rate
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£350 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £128 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £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 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.75 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £33.50 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
70 29 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 25.83% 19.46% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 11 34
Average daily rate £225 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £121 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £351 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
East of England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 0 33 £219 -35.23% 8
Bury St Edmunds -5 2 £375 +25.00% 2
Lowestoft - - - -
Newmarket - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 35 (34.31%) SQL
3 32 (31.37%) Active Directory
4 29 (28.43%) XML
5 27 (26.47%) Windows 7
6 25 (24.51%) Web Services
7 24 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 21 (20.59%) Shell Script
8 21 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (19.61%) Puppet
9 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (19.61%) Linux
10 19 (18.63%) SAN
10 19 (18.63%) UNIX
10 19 (18.63%) Firewall
11 18 (17.65%) SharePoint
11 18 (17.65%) .NET
11 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 17 (16.67%) VPN
12 17 (16.67%) DNS
12 17 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 16 (15.69%) Reverse Proxy
13 16 (15.69%) Windows XP
13 16 (15.69%) MS Exchange
13 16 (15.69%) C#
13 16 (15.69%) Replication
13 16 (15.69%) Migration
14 15 (14.71%) SCCM
14 15 (14.71%) JSON
14 15 (14.71%) NoSQL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 18 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 16 (15.69%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.84%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.94%) IIS
6 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Apache
7 2 (1.96%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.86%) MS Office
3 3 (2.94%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.53%) TCP/IP
2 19 (18.63%) Firewall
2 19 (18.63%) SAN
3 17 (16.67%) VPN
3 17 (16.67%) DNS
4 16 (15.69%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (4.90%) HTTP
6 3 (2.94%) LAN
6 3 (2.94%) WAN
6 3 (2.94%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.94%) SSL
7 2 (1.96%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.96%) X.509
7 2 (1.96%) LDAP
7 2 (1.96%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.98%) Wireless
8 1 (0.98%) IPsec
8 1 (0.98%) SSH
8 1 (0.98%) DHCP
8 1 (0.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 15 (14.71%) NoSQL
3 9 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.96%) Cognos Impromptu
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.96%) Subversion
3 2 (1.96%) Maven
3 2 (1.96%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.96%) Ant
General
1 3 (2.94%) Finance
1 3 (2.94%) Multimedia
2 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.98%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Developer
2 18 (17.65%) Analyst
3 14 (13.73%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (12.75%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.80%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.82%) CRM Developer
7 8 (7.84%) Service Analyst
7 8 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.86%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.86%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
9 6 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.90%) Support Technician
10 5 (4.90%) Field Engineer
11 4 (3.92%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.92%) Consultant
11 4 (3.92%) Deployment Engineer
12 3 (2.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.43%) XML
2 25 (24.51%) Web Services
3 18 (17.65%) .NET
4 15 (14.71%) JSON
5 11 (10.78%) WCF
6 10 (9.80%) SOAP
7 9 (8.82%) Reactive Extensions
7 9 (8.82%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 6 (5.88%) Silverlight
9 4 (3.92%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.96%) HTML
10 2 (1.96%) JAAS
10 2 (1.96%) WPF
11 1 (0.98%) XSLT
11 1 (0.98%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.98%) jQuery
11 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.98%) HTML5
11 1 (0.98%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Replication
2 3 (2.94%) Clustering
2 3 (2.94%) PKI
3 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.96%) NHS
3 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.98%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.47%) Windows 7
2 20 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (19.61%) Linux
3 19 (18.63%) UNIX
4 16 (15.69%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.69%) Migration
2 13 (12.75%) CRM
2 13 (12.75%) DevOps
3 12 (11.76%) Workflow
4 11 (10.78%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.80%) ITIL
5 10 (9.80%) MVVM
6 9 (8.82%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.86%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.88%) TDD
9 5 (4.90%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.92%) Data Modelling
11 3 (2.94%) MVC
11 3 (2.94%) Document Management
12 2 (1.96%) Pair Programming
12 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2
13 1 (0.98%) ERP
13 1 (0.98%) Disaster Recovery
13 1 (0.98%) Information Security Management
13 1 (0.98%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (34.31%) SQL
2 21 (20.59%) Shell Script
3 17 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 16 (15.69%) C#
5 9 (8.82%) Java
6 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.98%) C++
6 1 (0.98%) XAML
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.82%) MCITP
3 7 (6.86%) Sun Certification
4 6 (5.88%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) CCNA
6 2 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) ACCA
7 1 (0.98%) CCSA
7 1 (0.98%) CCSE
7 1 (0.98%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.86%) Hyper-V
3 6 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.88%) KVM
4 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.98%) NFS
6 1 (0.98%) XenApp
6 1 (0.98%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (19.61%) Puppet
3 15 (14.71%) SCCM
4 2 (1.96%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.96%) WSUS
4 2 (1.96%) OpenSSO
5 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 37 (36.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.84%) VMware
3 7 (6.86%) Citrix
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco
5 5 (4.90%) Oracle
5 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.92%) ForgeRock
7 3 (2.94%) NetApp
8 2 (1.96%) Cognos
8 2 (1.96%) Intel
8 2 (1.96%) Sun
9 1 (0.98%) HP
9 1 (0.98%) Dell
9 1 (0.98%) Apple
9 1 (0.98%) Sophos
9 1 (0.98%) Vyatta
9 1 (0.98%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.98%) Kaspersky
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