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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.93% 20.54% 28.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.79% 69.09% 89.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 27
Average daily rate £206 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £113 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.31 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +76.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
33 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 22.76% 29.73% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 28
Average daily rate £215 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 13 £213 -14.14% 3
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
7 12 (20.69%) Windows XP
7 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
7 12 (20.69%) VMware
8 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.97%) DNS
8 11 (18.97%) Client/Server
8 11 (18.97%) Linux
8 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
9 10 (17.24%) DHCP
9 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (17.24%) Information Management
10 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (15.52%) SQL
10 9 (15.52%) IIS
10 9 (15.52%) Software Licensing
10 9 (15.52%) Visualisation
11 8 (13.79%) User Stories
11 8 (13.79%) Citrix
11 8 (13.79%) SAN
11 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
12 7 (12.07%) Migration
12 7 (12.07%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.52%) IIS
4 5 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (6.90%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.72%) JBoss
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.07%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DNS
1 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.24%) DHCP
3 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (13.79%) SAN
5 6 (10.34%) Firewall
5 6 (10.34%) iSCSI
5 6 (10.34%) NAS
5 6 (10.34%) VoIP
6 1 (1.72%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Big Data
1 6 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.62%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.90%) Data Mining
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.45%) LabVIEW
2 2 (3.45%) Moq
2 2 (3.45%) MSTest
3 1 (1.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 9 (15.52%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Architect
4 6 (10.34%) Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Migration Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.90%) Big Data Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Server Migration Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) Web Services
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) Spark Streaming
3 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.45%) J2EE
4 2 (3.45%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (1.72%) ADO
5 1 (1.72%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Client/Server
2 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 9 (15.52%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.17%) Reinsurance
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.72%) iPhone
6 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
2 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (27.59%) Windows 7
5 12 (20.69%) Windows XP
6 11 (18.97%) Linux
7 5 (8.62%) Unix
7 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (17.24%) Information Management
2 9 (15.52%) Software Licensing
3 8 (13.79%) User Stories
4 7 (12.07%) ITIL
4 7 (12.07%) Migration
5 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.62%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (8.62%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.17%) Scrum
7 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.45%) MVC
8 2 (3.45%) Release Management
8 2 (3.45%) Server Hardening
8 2 (3.45%) Service Management
8 2 (3.45%) Software Testing
8 2 (3.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) Python
3 4 (6.90%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 3 (5.17%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) C
5 2 (3.45%) C++
5 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) C++/CLI
6 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.72%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) MCDST
4 1 (1.72%) MCP
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Kibana
2 4 (6.90%) Check_MK
2 4 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Oozie
3 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 12 (20.69%) VMware
2 8 (13.79%) Citrix
3 5 (8.62%) Cisco
4 4 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Intel Security
5 2 (3.45%) Lotus
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.72%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.72%) Dell
6 1 (1.72%) Kofax
6 1 (1.72%) Panasonic
6 1 (1.72%) Remedy
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.72%) Sophos
6 1 (1.72%) Splunk
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec