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 August 2016 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 38 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 8.72% 14.90% 24.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.78% 86.36% 88.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 37
Median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £174 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £415 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £21.88 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £9.60 £10.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.38 £15.10 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
36 44 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 16.51% 17.25% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 25 44
Median daily rate £388 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £21.88 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £9.00 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.38 £17.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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 August 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
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 August 2016.

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 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 15 £315 -16.00% 4
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
3 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
4 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
4 20 (32.26%) VMware
5 19 (30.65%) IIS
6 16 (25.81%) LAN
6 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
7 14 (22.58%) Citrix
8 13 (20.97%) C#
9 12 (19.35%) WAN
10 11 (17.74%) Clustering
10 11 (17.74%) SAN
10 11 (17.74%) .NET
10 11 (17.74%) NAS
10 11 (17.74%) High Availability
10 11 (17.74%) Load Balancing
10 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
11 10 (16.13%) Secure Coding
11 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (16.13%) Middleware
12 9 (14.52%) Unix
13 8 (12.90%) Finance
14 7 (11.29%) Web Services
14 7 (11.29%) XML
15 6 (9.68%) UML
15 6 (9.68%) Linux
15 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
15 6 (9.68%) MS Office

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 19 (30.65%) IIS
2 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) Apache
3 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.45%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) Documentum
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.81%) LAN
2 12 (19.35%) WAN
3 11 (17.74%) NAS
3 11 (17.74%) SAN
4 6 (9.68%) Firewall
5 5 (8.06%) LDAP
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security
6 4 (6.45%) HTTP
6 4 (6.45%) Kerberos
6 4 (6.45%) SSL
6 4 (6.45%) X.509
7 3 (4.84%) VoIP
7 3 (4.84%) Wireless
8 1 (1.61%) DHCP
8 1 (1.61%) DNS
8 1 (1.61%) SNMP
8 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (1.61%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.61%) MSTest
3 1 (1.61%) NuGet
3 1 (1.61%) NUnit
3 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) IT Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Integration Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Integration Project Manager
6 6 (9.68%) .NET Developer
6 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (8.06%) Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
9 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) .NET
2 10 (16.13%) Middleware
3 7 (11.29%) Web Services
3 7 (11.29%) XML
4 6 (9.68%) WCF
5 4 (6.45%) CSS
5 4 (6.45%) HTML
5 4 (6.45%) Java EE
5 4 (6.45%) jQuery
5 4 (6.45%) JSON
5 4 (6.45%) OAuth
5 4 (6.45%) SAML
5 4 (6.45%) SPNEGO
6 3 (4.84%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 3 (4.84%) Reactive Extensions
6 3 (4.84%) SOAP
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.23%) Silverlight
7 2 (3.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Clustering
1 11 (17.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Cryptography
2 4 (6.45%) PKI
3 3 (4.84%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.23%) Reinsurance
4 2 (3.23%) Robotics
4 2 (3.23%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
2 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 9 (14.52%) Unix
4 6 (9.68%) Linux
4 6 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.61%) Solaris
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) High Availability
1 11 (17.74%) Load Balancing
2 10 (16.13%) Secure Coding
3 6 (9.68%) Network Optimisation
3 6 (9.68%) UML
4 5 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.06%) Identity Management
4 5 (8.06%) MVVM
4 5 (8.06%) SIEM
4 5 (8.06%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.45%) CRM
5 4 (6.45%) E-Commerce
5 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (6.45%) Project Management
5 4 (6.45%) SFIA
5 4 (6.45%) Web Development
5 4 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) C#
2 6 (9.68%) C
3 4 (6.45%) Java
3 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.45%) Python
4 2 (3.23%) SQL
4 2 (3.23%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.23%) XAML
5 1 (1.61%) C++
5 1 (1.61%) C++/CLI
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) CCNA
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) RHCE
3 3 (4.84%) MCITP
4 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.45%) Docker
4 4 (6.45%) KVM
4 4 (6.45%) LXC
4 4 (6.45%) vCloud
4 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.61%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.61%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.26%) VMware
3 14 (22.58%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) ForgeRock
4 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) Oracle
6 2 (3.23%) Blue Prism
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 2 (3.23%) Juniper
6 2 (3.23%) Kofax
6 2 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft