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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 17.32% 15.18% 20.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.62% 85.29% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 12 21
Average daily rate £235 £338 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +17.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £227 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £473 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -38.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.90 £9.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 20.47% 17.80% 24.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 13 28
Average daily rate £235 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £227 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +4 25 £235 -27.69% 5
Bury St Edmunds -2 2 £338 +27.35% 2
Newmarket - - - -
Stowmarket - - - -
Woodbridge - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.26%) Windows 7
4 20 (21.05%) C#
5 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (16.84%) Windows 8
6 16 (16.84%) SQL
6 16 (16.84%) Web Services
6 16 (16.84%) XML
6 16 (16.84%) Windows XP
7 15 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 15 (15.79%) Cisco
8 14 (14.74%) SOAP
8 14 (14.74%) CRM
8 14 (14.74%) Dynamics CRM
9 13 (13.68%) WCF
9 13 (13.68%) SCCM
10 12 (12.63%) MVVM
10 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (12.63%) ITIL
10 12 (12.63%) XAML
10 12 (12.63%) Workflow
11 11 (11.58%) VMware
11 11 (11.58%) MCSE
11 11 (11.58%) Citrix
11 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
11 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (10.53%) WinRT
12 10 (10.53%) Firewall
13 9 (9.47%) SharePoint

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 2 (2.11%) Apache
6 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
3 3 (3.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (14.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.53%) Firewall
2 9 (9.47%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.42%) SAN
4 5 (5.26%) HTTP
5 4 (4.21%) VPN
5 4 (4.21%) DNS
6 3 (3.16%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.16%) SSL
6 3 (3.16%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.11%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.11%) LDAP
7 2 (2.11%) LAN
7 2 (2.11%) X.509
7 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.11%) Wireless
8 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.05%) VoIP
8 1 (1.05%) WLAN
8 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.16%) Ant
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Maven
3 2 (2.11%) Subversion
3 2 (2.11%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (3.16%) Multimedia
2 2 (2.11%) Finance
3 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Developer
2 16 (16.84%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Windows 8 Developer
3 10 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Technician
7 5 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Developer
8 4 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.16%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.16%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.84%) Web Services
1 16 (16.84%) XML
2 14 (14.74%) SOAP
3 13 (13.68%) WCF
4 10 (10.53%) WinRT
5 9 (9.47%) Reactive Extensions
5 9 (9.47%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 8 (8.42%) .NET
7 3 (3.16%) WPF
8 2 (2.11%) Silverlight
8 2 (2.11%) JSON
8 2 (2.11%) HTML
8 2 (2.11%) JAAS
9 1 (1.05%) X-Windows
9 1 (1.05%) XSLT
9 1 (1.05%) J2EE
9 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.05%) HTML5
9 1 (1.05%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Clustering
2 3 (3.16%) NHS
2 3 (3.16%) Replication
3 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (25.26%) Windows 7
2 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (16.84%) Windows 8
3 16 (16.84%) Windows XP
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.37%) UNIX
5 7 (7.37%) Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) CRM
2 12 (12.63%) MVVM
2 12 (12.63%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Workflow
3 9 (9.47%) TDD
4 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.42%) Migration
5 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.16%) Document Management
5 3 (3.16%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.11%) Matrix Management
6 2 (2.11%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.11%) ETL
6 2 (2.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.05%) Service Management
7 1 (1.05%) Change Management
7 1 (1.05%) Validation
7 1 (1.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) C#
2 16 (16.84%) SQL
3 12 (12.63%) XAML
4 7 (7.37%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.21%) Java
6 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.58%) MCSE
3 9 (9.47%) MCITP
4 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.42%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.42%) CCNA
5 4 (4.21%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) MCP
6 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.05%) CCNP
8 1 (1.05%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.37%) vSphere
3 6 (6.32%) XenApp
3 6 (6.32%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.16%) KVM
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) SCCM
2 7 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.32%) Puppet
4 2 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.11%) WSUS
4 2 (2.11%) OpenSSO
4 2 (2.11%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) Cisco
3 11 (11.58%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) Citrix
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle
5 4 (4.21%) EMC
6 3 (3.16%) HP
6 3 (3.16%) Dell
6 3 (3.16%) Avaya
7 2 (2.11%) ForgeRock
7 2 (2.11%) Kaspersky
7 2 (2.11%) Veritas
7 2 (2.11%) CommVault
7 2 (2.11%) Sun
7 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) NetApp
8 1 (1.05%) Brocade
8 1 (1.05%) Google
8 1 (1.05%) Vyatta
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