The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 26 April 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 3
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 13.43% 11.48% 25.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.26% 80.00% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 29
Median daily rate £225 £180 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £158 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £343 £325
% change year-on-year -1.67% +5.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -14.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £20.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £20.00 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 23 35 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 17.16% 14.34% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 31
Median daily rate £239 £200 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.37% -20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% -14.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Suffolk

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Suffolk over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Suffolk

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 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 26 April 2017. 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 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 -2 11 £254 +40.97% 1
Stowmarket - 1 £115 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Windows.

1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (40.74%) VMware
3 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
4 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (24.07%) .NET
5 13 (24.07%) Citrix
5 13 (24.07%) SAN
6 12 (22.22%) C#
6 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 11 (20.37%) High Availability
7 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
7 11 (20.37%) WPF
8 10 (18.52%) TDD
8 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (18.52%) vCenter Server
9 9 (16.67%) Migration
9 9 (16.67%) Firewall
10 8 (14.81%) EMC
10 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (14.81%) MVVM
10 8 (14.81%) vSphere
11 7 (12.96%) LAN
11 7 (12.96%) HP
12 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (9.26%) EMC VNX
13 5 (9.26%) Network Optimisation
13 5 (9.26%) Secure Coding

Windows
Co-occurring 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 5 (9.26%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (7.41%) Office 365
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) Mimecast
2 3 (5.56%) SaaS
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) IaaS
4 1 (1.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) SAN
2 9 (16.67%) Firewall
3 7 (12.96%) LAN
4 5 (9.26%) NAS
4 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.26%) WAN
5 4 (7.41%) DNS
6 2 (3.70%) VLAN
6 2 (3.70%) Wireless
6 2 (3.70%) WLAN
7 1 (1.85%) IPv4
7 1 (1.85%) Network Security
7 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.85%) Big Data
2 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (7.41%) French Language
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.85%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (14.81%) C# Developer
2 8 (14.81%) C# WPF Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) WPF Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Field Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) .NET
2 11 (20.37%) WPF
3 5 (9.26%) Middleware
4 2 (3.70%) HTML
5 1 (1.85%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.85%) Java EE
5 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Clustering
2 5 (9.26%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows Server
2 12 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.56%) Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.85%) Android
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) High Availability
2 10 (18.52%) TDD
3 9 (16.67%) Migration
4 8 (14.81%) MVVM
5 6 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (9.26%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.26%) Network Optimisation
6 5 (9.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (9.26%) Secure Coding
7 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.56%) SIEM
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.70%) Benchmarking
8 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL
8 2 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (1.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) C#
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) XAML
4 1 (1.85%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) MCSA
2 3 (5.56%) MCSE
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) CCNA
3 2 (3.70%) CCNP
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.81%) vSphere
4 5 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) vCenter Server
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) VMware
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 13 (24.07%) Citrix
4 8 (14.81%) EMC
5 7 (12.96%) HP
6 5 (9.26%) Cisco
6 5 (9.26%) Dell
7 3 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.70%) Acronis
8 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.70%) Lotus
9 1 (1.85%) CyberArk
9 1 (1.85%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.85%) Imperva
9 1 (1.85%) Oracle
9 1 (1.85%) Qualys
9 1 (1.85%) Samsung
9 1 (1.85%) Splunk