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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 18 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 17.14% 9.68% 13.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £180 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £180 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £180 £161
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.90% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.73% -
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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
20 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chelmsford 19.05% 9.68% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate £275 £180 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Chelmsford region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Chelmsford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (32.00%) Linux
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
2 7 (28.00%) C
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) SDLC
4 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (16.00%) Automotive
4 4 (16.00%) Firmware
4 4 (16.00%) MS Office
5 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (12.00%) C++
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.00%) Migration
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.00%) SQLite
5 3 (12.00%) SCCM
5 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
6 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
1 2 (8.00%) RFID
1 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (8.00%) PBX
1 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQLite
2 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Automotive
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Author
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Author
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) CCTV
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (16.00%) SDLC
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 3 (12.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) C
1 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
2 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
2 3 (12.00%) C++
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
1 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Firmware
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) F5
3 2 (8.00%) NetApp
3 2 (8.00%) IBM
3 2 (8.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Thunderhead
4 1 (4.00%) Cognos