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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows 13 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 15.66% 23.88% 8.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.25% 100.00% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
Average daily rate
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£135 £140 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £408 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
16 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 19.28% 23.88% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 2
Average daily rate £135 £140 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £90 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.68% -62.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015, 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 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (45.83%) MS Office
4 11 (45.83%) ITIL
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Vista
6 8 (33.33%) Service Management
7 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
8 5 (20.83%) C++
9 4 (16.67%) Linux
9 4 (16.67%) French Language
9 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (16.67%) Legal
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (12.50%) SCCM
10 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
10 3 (12.50%) SLA
10 3 (12.50%) Embedded C++
10 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (8.33%) Lotus
11 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 2 (8.33%) X-Windows
11 2 (8.33%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Legal
2 4 (16.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Service Analyst
2 11 (45.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (20.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) DB2 DBA
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) STL
1 2 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Vista
3 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Service Management
3 6 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 5 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 2 (8.33%) ITSM
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) C++
2 3 (12.50%) Embedded C++
3 1 (4.17%) C
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Lotus
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) Apple