The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 4 2
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows 3 38 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 3.30% 19.90% 24.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 90.48% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 33 28
Median daily rate £230 £300 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% -27.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.97% +4.03%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7 42 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 7.69% 21.99% 29.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 34 32
Median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Ipswich citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Ipswich

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Ipswich.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Ipswich

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Ipswich

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Ipswich over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Ipswich

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in Ipswich.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Windows.

1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Citrix
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (29.17%) SAN
6 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
6 7 (29.17%) High Availability
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.83%) Middleware
8 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 5 (20.83%) WAN
8 5 (20.83%) IIS
8 5 (20.83%) Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) NAS
8 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (20.83%) Network Optimisation
8 5 (20.83%) Secure Coding
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) vCenter Server
9 4 (16.67%) Office 365
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) French Language
9 4 (16.67%) Firewall
10 3 (12.50%) Migration
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 5 (20.83%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
2 3 (12.50%) SaaS
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) SAN
2 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 5 (20.83%) NAS
2 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (16.67%) French Language
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Floorwalker
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) RESTful
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.83%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (20.83%) Secure Coding
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) SIEM
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Benchmarking
4 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.17%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
5 1 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.17%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
1 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.17%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (20.83%) vCenter Server
2 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.33%) Acronis
4 2 (8.33%) Lotus
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) CyberArk
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Imperva
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk
5 1 (4.17%) Zend