Period
to 23 July 2017

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 6 months to 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 59 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 11.90% 11.85% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 72.84% 82.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 49
Suffolk median daily rate £225 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -7.69% +37.57%
10th Percentile £112 £152 £163
90th Percentile £567 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Suffolk median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £10.55 £20.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £12.85 £20.00 £25.23
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +10.00%

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 40 81 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 14.87% 16.27% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 56 63
Suffolk median daily rate £239 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.42% -14.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £116 £155 £168
90th Percentile £538 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.43% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Suffolk median hourly rate £11.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.50% +42.86% +27.27%
10th Percentile £10.55 £20.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £12.85 £20.00 £25.23
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% +6.06%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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 6 months to 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich -5 17 £255 -15.00% 3
Bury St Edmunds +10 4 £183 -58.29%
Stowmarket - 2 £170 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) Citrix
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
6 7 (21.88%) Migration
6 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) LAN
7 6 (18.75%) WAN
7 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
8 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 5 (15.63%) SAN
8 5 (15.63%) Firewall
8 5 (15.63%) SIEM
8 5 (15.63%) High Availability
8 5 (15.63%) Office 365
9 4 (12.50%) NAS
9 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 4 (12.50%) Clustering
9 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
9 4 (12.50%) Middleware
9 4 (12.50%) IIS
9 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
9 4 (12.50%) Secure Coding
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering

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 4 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Site Server
3 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Mimecast
3 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.13%) PaaS
4 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) LAN
1 6 (18.75%) WAN
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) NAS
4 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) Internet
5 2 (6.25%) MPLS
5 2 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Field Engineer
1 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Desktop Support
3 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Integration Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) WPF
3 1 (3.13%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (9.38%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) High Availability
2 5 (15.63%) SIEM
3 4 (12.50%) Identity Management
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
3 4 (12.50%) Secure Coding
3 4 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.13%) MVVM
6 1 (3.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCIE
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Citrix
2 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) McAfee
3 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco
4 1 (3.13%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.13%) Imperva
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Qualys
4 1 (3.13%) Splunk
4 1 (3.13%) Zend