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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 8 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 12.31% 29.79% 16.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate £263 £148 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.96% -54.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £135 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £180 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £41.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.33%
Windows
Essex

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 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 12.31% 29.79% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Average daily rate £263 £160 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.06% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +121.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Chelmsford region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016, 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 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 3 (15.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) XenApp
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.00%) MISRA
7 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (10.00%) Document Management
7 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.00%) Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
7 2 (10.00%) Thunderhead
7 2 (10.00%) Automotive
7 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
7 2 (10.00%) C
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.00%) Linux
7 2 (10.00%) Firmware
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) Dell

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Automotive
3 1 (5.00%) French Language
3 1 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (35.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) IT Support
4 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Server Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) Document Management
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
1 2 (10.00%) Migration
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (10.00%) Workflow
2 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.00%) Coaching
2 1 (5.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Release Management
2 1 (5.00%) Service Management
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (5.00%) PMP
1 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) MISRA
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) Firmware
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.00%) EdgeSight
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Citrix
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) Thunderhead
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) AppSense
4 1 (5.00%) Dell
4 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Wyse