The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basildon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Basildon region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 4 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 10.53% 13.64% 29.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 75.00% 92.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate
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- £200 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £40.50 £16.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.12% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Basildon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
6 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basildon 15.79% 18.18% 31.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate - £200 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £40.50 £16.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.12% -25.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Basildon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Basildon

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Basildon region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Basildon

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Basildon

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basildon

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) J2EE
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) RUP
4 4 (28.57%) XHTML
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
4 4 (28.57%) Ajax
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) HTML5
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 3 (21.43%) NAS
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) Web 2.0
5 3 (21.43%) SEO
5 3 (21.43%) Legal
5 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
5 3 (21.43%) FatWire
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) VMware

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Basildon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basildon region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) NAS
1 3 (21.43%) SSH
1 3 (21.43%) SNMP
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) RequisitePro
General
1 3 (21.43%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Developer
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) IT Operations Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Operations Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) J2EE
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) XHTML
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
1 4 (28.57%) Ajax
1 4 (28.57%) XML
1 4 (28.57%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
1 3 (21.43%) Web 2.0
2 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) OO
1 4 (28.57%) RUP
1 4 (28.57%) SOA
1 4 (28.57%) Validation
2 3 (21.43%) SEO
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Content Management
2 3 (21.43%) RAD
3 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) FatWire
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) IBM
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus
2 1 (7.14%) Facebook
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter