The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chelmsford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 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 Chelmsford 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 5 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 11.90% 9.62% 19.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
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£180 £165 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 11.90% 9.62% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Average daily rate £180 £140 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -25.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows
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Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Chelmsford

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

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

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford 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 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
2 10 (47.62%) Citrix
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) MS Office
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 6 (28.57%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) VMware
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) French Language
7 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) iPhone
8 4 (19.05%) Terminal Services
8 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL
10 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (9.52%) SCCM
10 2 (9.52%) QA
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
10 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
10 2 (9.52%) C#
10 2 (9.52%) .NET
10 2 (9.52%) XML
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
10 2 (9.52%) Service Management
10 2 (9.52%) InfoPath

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chelmsford 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) InfoPath
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) IPv4
3 1 (4.76%) IPv6
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.76%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) Electronics
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) IT Support
4 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) .NET Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Build Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XML
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) X-Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.76%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
2 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) CMMI
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) TDD
3 1 (4.76%) Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Refactoring
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Assembly Language
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Cacti
2 1 (4.76%) Opsview
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Citrix
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Nimsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) CA
4 1 (4.76%) Lotus
4 1 (4.76%) CODA