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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Suffolk / Ipswich
Rank 5 13 5
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 21 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 15.91% 5.93% 17.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.78% 58.33% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Median daily rate £255 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £438 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £23.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -16.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

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 27 12 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 20.45% 10.17% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 14
Median daily rate £255 £275 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £168 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -14.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Ipswich.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Ipswich

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 17 (58.62%) VMware
3 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (37.93%) Citrix
6 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
7 8 (27.59%) High Availability
7 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 8 (27.59%) SAN
8 7 (24.14%) Firewall
8 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
9 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (17.24%) NAS
9 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
9 5 (17.24%) Clustering
9 5 (17.24%) Middleware
9 5 (17.24%) IIS
9 5 (17.24%) LAN
9 5 (17.24%) WAN
9 5 (17.24%) Network Optimisation
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (17.24%) Secure Coding
10 4 (13.79%) Office 365
10 4 (13.79%) French Language
10 4 (13.79%) Migration
10 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared

Windows
Top Related 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 (17.24%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Mimecast
2 3 (10.34%) SaaS
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) LAN
3 5 (17.24%) NAS
3 5 (17.24%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) IPv4
4 3 (10.34%) Network Security
5 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (13.79%) French Language
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Architect
1 6 (20.69%) Solutions Architect
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) Java EE
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.90%) Driving Licence
4 2 (6.90%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.45%) Reinsurance
5 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) High Availability
2 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.24%) Network Optimisation
2 5 (17.24%) Secure Coding
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.34%) SIEM
5 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (3.45%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.45%) DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) IT Strategy
6 1 (3.45%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (13.79%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) Intel Security
4 3 (10.34%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.90%) Acronis
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Dell
5 2 (6.90%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Lotus
6 1 (3.45%) CyberArk
6 1 (3.45%) Imperva
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Qualys
6 1 (3.45%) Samsung
6 1 (3.45%) Splunk