The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 86 121 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.17% 17.93% 16.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.49% 72.46% 73.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 52 26
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£325 £391 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £142 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 20
Average hourly rate £32.05 £16.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.24% -20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £12.45 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £28.85 £29.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £15.10
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +2.64%
Windows
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 167 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.93% 24.74% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 37
Average daily rate £400 £400 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 28
Average hourly rate £40.60 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.68% -26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.90 £32.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Essex region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Essex region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -1 18 £254 -11.43% 6
Chelmsford -9 11 £113 -19.64% 3
Basildon -8 9 £400 - 1
Colchester -1 6 £420 +5.00% 4
Harlow +2 4 £250 -31.97% 1
Southend-on-Sea -6 3 £380 -10.58%
Witham - 1 - -
Epping - 1 £185 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 72 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 63 (34.24%) Linux
3 59 (32.07%) Microsoft
4 52 (28.26%) SQL
4 52 (28.26%) UNIX
5 50 (27.17%) Citrix
6 49 (26.63%) Finance
7 45 (24.46%) Solaris
8 43 (23.37%) Windows 7
9 40 (21.74%) MS Excel
10 39 (21.20%) MS Office
11 38 (20.65%) ITIL
11 38 (20.65%) J2EE
11 38 (20.65%) VMware
12 34 (18.48%) XML
13 32 (17.39%) Java
13 32 (17.39%) JavaScript
13 32 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 32 (17.39%) Relational Database
14 31 (16.85%) HTML
15 29 (15.76%) CSS
15 29 (15.76%) IBM
16 28 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (15.22%) WebSphere
17 27 (14.67%) HTML5
17 27 (14.67%) Ajax
18 26 (14.13%) Content Management
18 26 (14.13%) SOAP
18 26 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (13.59%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 28 (15.22%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.33%) WebLogic
2 19 (10.33%) MS Exchange
3 16 (8.70%) IIS
4 12 (6.52%) Apache
4 12 (6.52%) Lync
5 11 (5.98%) WebLogic Portal
6 10 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 10 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.80%) GlassFish
8 7 (3.80%) JBoss
9 5 (2.72%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.17%) CMS
11 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 39 (21.20%) MS Office
3 10 (5.43%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.09%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.54%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.78%) DNS
2 15 (8.15%) SAN
3 11 (5.98%) DHCP
4 9 (4.89%) Firewall
5 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.26%) Wireless
6 6 (3.26%) NAS
7 5 (2.72%) LAN
8 4 (2.17%) WAN
8 4 (2.17%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.17%) Network Security
9 3 (1.63%) Telnet
9 3 (1.63%) Internet
9 3 (1.63%) FTP
9 3 (1.63%) HTTP
9 3 (1.63%) Broadband
10 2 (1.09%) LDAP
10 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.39%) Relational Database
2 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.52%) MySQL
4 3 (1.63%) MS Access
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.54%) SQLite
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (11.96%) Ant
2 19 (10.33%) Eclipse
3 18 (9.78%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.72%) JIRA
4 5 (2.72%) Selenium
4 5 (2.72%) Subversion
4 5 (2.72%) Visual Studio
5 4 (2.17%) JUnit
5 4 (2.17%) Maven
6 3 (1.63%) Redmine
6 3 (1.63%) Trac
6 3 (1.63%) Bugzilla
6 3 (1.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.09%) MSI
7 2 (1.09%) JMeter
7 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.09%) AccuRev
General
1 49 (26.63%) Finance
2 18 (9.78%) Marketing
3 13 (7.07%) Legal
4 12 (6.52%) Law
5 7 (3.80%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.17%) French Language
7 3 (1.63%) Automotive
7 3 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.09%) Electronics
9 1 (0.54%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (28.26%) Analyst
2 36 (19.57%) Developer
3 29 (15.76%) Service Analyst
3 29 (15.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (14.13%) Java Developer
5 18 (9.78%) Help Desk Analyst
6 17 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.07%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 11 (5.98%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (5.43%) Consultant
11 8 (4.35%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.80%) Senior Java Developer
12 7 (3.80%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.80%) Administrator
13 6 (3.26%) Architect
14 5 (2.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 5 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.65%) J2EE
2 34 (18.48%) XML
3 31 (16.85%) HTML
4 29 (15.76%) CSS
5 27 (14.67%) HTML5
5 27 (14.67%) Ajax
6 26 (14.13%) SOAP
7 25 (13.59%) Web Services
8 22 (11.96%) XHTML
9 19 (10.33%) TopLink
10 17 (9.24%) JAX-RS
10 17 (9.24%) JAX-WS
11 10 (5.43%) JSP
12 9 (4.89%) .NET
13 5 (2.72%) .NET Framework
14 4 (2.17%) Java SE
15 3 (1.63%) Hibernate
16 2 (1.09%) STL
16 2 (1.09%) Struts
16 2 (1.09%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.07%) Clustering
3 8 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.63%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.63%) iSeries
4 3 (1.63%) Web 2.0
4 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.63%) AS400
4 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.09%) NHS
5 2 (1.09%) Replication
5 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.54%) Life Science
6 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) STB
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.24%) Linux
2 52 (28.26%) UNIX
3 45 (24.46%) Solaris
4 43 (23.37%) Windows 7
5 21 (11.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (7.07%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.98%) Windows Vista
10 8 (4.35%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (2.17%) VMS
12 4 (2.17%) CentOS
13 3 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.63%) AIX
14 2 (1.09%) HPUX
15 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.54%) Android
15 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.65%) ITIL
2 28 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (14.13%) Content Management
4 23 (12.50%) OO
5 19 (10.33%) Incident Management
5 19 (10.33%) TDD
6 18 (9.78%) Validation
6 18 (9.78%) Migration
6 18 (9.78%) Use Case
6 18 (9.78%) User Stories
7 17 (9.24%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (8.70%) Scrum
9 15 (8.15%) RUP
10 14 (7.61%) Service Delivery
11 13 (7.07%) Document Management
11 13 (7.07%) B2C
12 10 (5.43%) Service Management
13 9 (4.89%) SOA
14 8 (4.35%) Software Engineering
15 5 (2.72%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 52 (28.26%) SQL
2 32 (17.39%) Java
2 32 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.07%) PHP
4 10 (5.43%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.43%) PowerShell
5 8 (4.35%) C++
5 8 (4.35%) Perl
5 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.72%) Korn
7 4 (2.17%) Embedded C++
8 3 (1.63%) Ruby
8 3 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.54%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.54%) Python
10 1 (0.54%) VC++
10 1 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (2.72%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (2.72%) MCSE
5 4 (2.17%) Degree
6 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (1.63%) MCDST
6 3 (1.63%) MCSA
7 2 (1.09%) MCP
7 2 (1.09%) MCSD
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.09%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (8.70%) XenApp
4 12 (6.52%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.80%) vSphere
5 7 (3.80%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.80%) vCloud
5 7 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.26%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.63%) XenServer
7 3 (1.63%) Firmware
8 2 (1.09%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (4.35%) SCCM
2 4 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.63%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.09%) SCOM
4 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
5 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.54%) Nessus
5 1 (0.54%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 59 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 50 (27.17%) Citrix
3 38 (20.65%) VMware
4 29 (15.76%) IBM
5 23 (12.50%) Oracle
6 18 (9.78%) HP
7 11 (5.98%) BEA
8 10 (5.43%) Autodesk
8 10 (5.43%) PTC
8 10 (5.43%) 3PAR
9 8 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.80%) Cisco
11 5 (2.72%) FatWire
11 5 (2.72%) Brocade
11 5 (2.72%) Apple
11 5 (2.72%) NetApp
12 4 (2.17%) Dell
13 3 (1.63%) Panasonic
13 3 (1.63%) MKS
13 3 (1.63%) McAfee
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