Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 19 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 7.63% 9.18% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.52% 53.85% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 20
Ipswich median daily rate £325 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -25.00% +8.47%
10th Percentile £112 £185 £220
90th Percentile £564 £588 £555
Suffolk median daily rate £314 £313 £375
% change year-on-year +0.40% -16.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Ipswich median hourly rate - £21.88 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.75% -16.67%
Suffolk median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -3.85%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Ipswich
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 29 52 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 11.65% 17.05% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 27
Ipswich median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £114 £198 £215
90th Percentile £559 £542 £570
Suffolk median daily rate £313 £375 £388
% change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Ipswich median hourly rate - £21.88 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.75% -16.67%
Suffolk median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -3.85%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Ipswich.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 23 November 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 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Citrix
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
4 9 (47.37%) WAN
4 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
5 8 (42.11%) Network Optimisation
5 8 (42.11%) NAS
5 8 (42.11%) LAN
5 8 (42.11%) SAN
5 8 (42.11%) Clustering
6 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) High Availability
6 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (31.58%) IIS
8 5 (26.32%) ITIL
8 5 (26.32%) Middleware
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
9 4 (21.05%) Secure Coding
9 4 (21.05%) SIEM
9 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 3 (15.79%) SCCM
10 3 (15.79%) Legal

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 6 (31.58%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) LAN
2 8 (42.11%) NAS
2 8 (42.11%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) French Language
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Delphi Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Delphi Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Programmer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Integration Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Developer
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Network Optimisation
2 7 (36.84%) High Availability
2 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Secure Coding
4 4 (21.05%) SIEM
4 4 (21.05%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Data Privacy
5 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.26%) ITSM
6 1 (5.26%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Delphi
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCIE
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
4 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Borland
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Dynatrace
3 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk