The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 13.04% 14.81% 9.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 75.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Average daily rate
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£180 £175 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -56.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chelmsford region.

Operating Systems Category
Chelmsford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 17.39% 14.81% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate £180 £175 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -37.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £41.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 5 (71.43%) Service Management
1 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) X-Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Lync
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (14.29%) Automotive
4 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Software Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) X-Windows
2 1 (14.29%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
1 5 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix