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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 92 105 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.04% 14.85% 16.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.44% 61.05% 75.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 45 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 26
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.70 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.04 £28.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.80 £15.35 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.58% +2.33%
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
127 172 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 27.67% 24.33% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 84 30
Average daily rate £400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £166 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 33
Average hourly rate £23.50 £35.28 £23.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.38% +48.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £37.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 22 £254 -39.22% 9
Chelmsford +3 14 £135 -38.63% 5
Colchester +4 13 £420 +5.00% 1
Harlow +2 6 - -
Basildon -2 5 £368 - 1
Southend-on-Sea +3 4 £403 -5.29%
Thurrock - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Dunmow - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 74 (38.54%) Active Directory
2 61 (31.77%) Linux
3 57 (29.69%) Microsoft
4 55 (28.65%) Finance
5 54 (28.13%) Citrix
6 51 (26.56%) Windows 7
7 50 (26.04%) MS Excel
7 50 (26.04%) MS Office
8 49 (25.52%) SQL
9 45 (23.44%) UNIX
10 41 (21.35%) ITIL
11 38 (19.79%) Solaris
12 36 (18.75%) J2EE
13 33 (17.19%) VMware
14 32 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 31 (16.15%) XML
16 30 (15.63%) IBM
17 28 (14.58%) Java
17 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
17 28 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (14.58%) Incident Management
18 27 (14.06%) Relational Database
18 27 (14.06%) HTML
19 26 (13.54%) WebSphere
19 26 (13.54%) HTML5
20 25 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (13.02%) CSS
20 25 (13.02%) Content Management
21 24 (12.50%) Ajax
21 24 (12.50%) SOAP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (13.54%) WebSphere
2 16 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.29%) WebLogic
3 14 (7.29%) IIS
4 12 (6.25%) Lync
4 12 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (5.21%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.21%) Apache
6 9 (4.69%) WebLogic Portal
7 8 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.08%) CMS
8 4 (2.08%) GlassFish
8 4 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.08%) JBoss
9 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 50 (26.04%) MS Office
1 50 (26.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.08%) MS Project
3 3 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.04%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.08%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.29%) SAN
2 13 (6.77%) DNS
2 13 (6.77%) Firewall
3 7 (3.65%) DHCP
3 7 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (2.60%) LAN
4 5 (2.60%) Internet
4 5 (2.60%) Wireless
5 4 (2.08%) Network Security
5 4 (2.08%) NAS
5 4 (2.08%) WAN
6 3 (1.56%) VPN
6 3 (1.56%) Extranet
7 2 (1.04%) Telnet
7 2 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.04%) FTP
7 2 (1.04%) HTTP
7 2 (1.04%) LDAP
7 2 (1.04%) Broadband
7 2 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.06%) Relational Database
2 14 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.69%) MySQL
4 3 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.56%) MS Access
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (10.42%) Ant
2 17 (8.85%) Eclipse
3 16 (8.33%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.60%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (1.56%) Subversion
6 2 (1.04%) JIRA
6 2 (1.04%) Selenium
6 2 (1.04%) Redmine
6 2 (1.04%) Trac
6 2 (1.04%) MSI
6 2 (1.04%) Bugzilla
6 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.52%) JUnit
General
1 55 (28.65%) Finance
2 21 (10.94%) Law
3 19 (9.90%) Marketing
4 10 (5.21%) Legal
5 9 (4.69%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.08%) French Language
7 2 (1.04%) Automotive
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (33.85%) Analyst
2 37 (19.27%) Developer
3 35 (18.23%) Service Analyst
3 35 (18.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 27 (14.06%) Help Desk Analyst
5 24 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.77%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.77%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 12 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.73%) Consultant
9 10 (5.21%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (5.21%) Security Analyst
10 7 (3.65%) Support Engineer
10 7 (3.65%) Architect
11 6 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.13%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.13%) Administrator
11 6 (3.13%) Cyber Security Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 5 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.75%) J2EE
2 31 (16.15%) XML
3 27 (14.06%) HTML
4 26 (13.54%) HTML5
5 25 (13.02%) CSS
6 24 (12.50%) SOAP
6 24 (12.50%) Web Services
6 24 (12.50%) Ajax
7 22 (11.46%) XHTML
8 19 (9.90%) TopLink
9 17 (8.85%) JAX-WS
9 17 (8.85%) JAX-RS
10 11 (5.73%) .NET
11 7 (3.65%) JSP
11 7 (3.65%) .NET Framework
12 3 (1.56%) WinForms
12 3 (1.56%) Hibernate
13 2 (1.04%) X-Windows
13 2 (1.04%) Flash
13 2 (1.04%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.98%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.25%) Clustering
3 6 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.56%) Web 2.0
5 3 (1.56%) iSeries
5 3 (1.56%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.56%) AS400
6 2 (1.04%) NHS
6 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.52%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) STB
Operating Systems
1 61 (31.77%) Linux
2 51 (26.56%) Windows 7
3 45 (23.44%) UNIX
4 38 (19.79%) Solaris
5 18 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (7.81%) Windows XP
8 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.73%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.60%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.08%) CentOS
12 4 (2.08%) VMS
13 3 (1.56%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.56%) AIX
14 2 (1.04%) HPUX
14 2 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (1.04%) Android
14 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.35%) ITIL
2 28 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (14.58%) Incident Management
3 25 (13.02%) Content Management
4 22 (11.46%) Document Management
5 20 (10.42%) Validation
6 19 (9.90%) Scrum
6 19 (9.90%) OO
6 19 (9.90%) Use Case
7 18 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
7 18 (9.38%) User Stories
7 18 (9.38%) TDD
8 17 (8.85%) RUP
9 16 (8.33%) Migration
10 14 (7.29%) Service Delivery
11 12 (6.25%) Information Security
12 11 (5.73%) B2C
12 11 (5.73%) Service Management
13 9 (4.69%) Cyber Security
14 8 (4.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.52%) SQL
2 28 (14.58%) Java
2 28 (14.58%) JavaScript
3 10 (5.21%) PHP
4 8 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.17%) C++
5 7 (3.65%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.13%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.13%) C#
6 6 (3.13%) Perl
7 4 (2.08%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.08%) Korn
8 3 (1.56%) Embedded C++
9 2 (1.04%) Ruby
10 1 (0.52%) XAML
10 1 (0.52%) VC++
10 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.13%) MCSE
5 5 (2.60%) Degree
5 5 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.08%) MCDST
7 3 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.56%) ISEB
8 2 (1.04%) CISSP
8 2 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.04%) MCSA
8 2 (1.04%) MCP
8 2 (1.04%) MCSD
8 2 (1.04%) CISA
8 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.04%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 74 (38.54%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.29%) XenApp
4 13 (6.77%) VMware ESX
5 7 (3.65%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.13%) vCloud
6 6 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.60%) vSphere
8 3 (1.56%) XenServer
9 2 (1.04%) Firmware
9 2 (1.04%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.52%) Snort
10 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (3.65%) SCCM
2 4 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.56%) Tivoli
3 3 (1.56%) Nessus
3 3 (1.56%) SCOM
3 3 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.56%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (1.04%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 57 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 54 (28.13%) Citrix
3 33 (17.19%) VMware
4 30 (15.63%) IBM
5 20 (10.42%) Oracle
6 17 (8.85%) HP
7 10 (5.21%) PTC
7 10 (5.21%) SolidWorks
7 10 (5.21%) Autodesk
8 9 (4.69%) BEA
9 8 (4.17%) Cisco
9 8 (4.17%) Red Hat
9 8 (4.17%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.60%) McAfee
10 5 (2.60%) FatWire
10 5 (2.60%) Brocade
10 5 (2.60%) Dell
11 4 (2.08%) NetApp
11 4 (2.08%) Sophos
11 4 (2.08%) Apple
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