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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 8.00% 11.90% 21.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 83.33% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Average daily rate
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£180 £145 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -58.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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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
2 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 8.00% 14.29% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Average daily rate £180 £140 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 10 (62.50%) Citrix
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) MS Office
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) French Language
6 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) iPhone
6 4 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
8 2 (12.50%) Service Management
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) C#
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) InfoPath
9 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) French Language
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) UML
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) CMMI
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cacti
1 1 (6.25%) Opsview
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Nimsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) Lotus