Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 55 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 10.03% 12.56% 17.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 70.51% 86.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 40
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% +4.17% -20.00%
10th Percentile £141 £207 £131
90th Percentile £568 £540 £500
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Suffolk median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.00% -24.81%
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -

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 Suffolk with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 50 78 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 16.72% 17.81% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 46
Suffolk median daily rate £320 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.72% +20.83% -25.00%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £133
90th Percentile £556 £538 £475
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 5
Suffolk median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.00% -24.81%
East of England median hourly rate £19.64 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.02% -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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +2 21 £320 +2.40% 14
Bury St Edmunds 0 3 £408 +36.97% 3
Leiston - 1 £133 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 16 (53.33%) Citrix
1 16 (53.33%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 10 (33.33%) WAN
5 9 (30.00%) SQL
5 9 (30.00%) LAN
5 9 (30.00%) SAN
5 9 (30.00%) NAS
5 9 (30.00%) Network Optimisation
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
7 7 (23.33%) IIS
7 7 (23.33%) Clustering
8 6 (20.00%) Linux
8 6 (20.00%) C#
8 6 (20.00%) High Availability
8 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (16.67%) French Language
9 5 (16.67%) WPF
9 5 (16.67%) SCCM
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) Legal
10 4 (13.33%) Workflow
10 4 (13.33%) Migration
10 4 (13.33%) Wireless

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 7 (23.33%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) WAN
2 9 (30.00%) LAN
2 9 (30.00%) NAS
2 9 (30.00%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) Wireless
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (16.67%) French Language
1 5 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 6 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Engineering Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Silverlight Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Delphi Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Delphi Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Programmer
5 2 (6.67%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) WPF
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (13.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) WCF
3 3 (10.00%) Silverlight
4 2 (6.67%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) HTML
5 1 (3.33%) LINQ
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (23.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Network Optimisation
2 6 (20.00%) High Availability
2 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Workflow
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security
5 3 (10.00%) MVC
5 3 (10.00%) MVVM
5 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 3 (10.00%) Secure Coding
5 3 (10.00%) SIEM
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.67%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) C
3 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) XAML
4 2 (6.67%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) Delphi
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Citrix
1 16 (53.33%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) Borland
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Dynatrace
3 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Splunk