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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 99 95 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.29% 16.61% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.82% 65.52% 77.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 29 25
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£350 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £155 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £425 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £43.60 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
121 145 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.47% 25.35% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 34
Average daily rate £300 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £484 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £44.80 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Colchester -1 22 £228 -39.33% 2
Brentwood 0 15 £270 -36.47% 4
Chelmsford +1 13 £160 -36.00% 4
Basildon +8 9 £293 +53.94% 3
Southend-on-Sea +18 8 £403 +202.63%
Harlow +3 6 - - 1
Harwich - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Leigh-on-Sea - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Canvey Island - - - -
Witham - - - -
Dunmow - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 88 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 80 (42.78%) Windows 7
3 72 (38.50%) MS Office
4 66 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 65 (34.76%) Citrix
6 64 (34.22%) MS Excel
7 58 (31.02%) Finance
8 49 (26.20%) Linux
9 41 (21.93%) Incident Management
10 39 (20.86%) Blackberry
11 37 (19.79%) ITIL
12 36 (19.25%) SQL
13 35 (18.72%) Document Management
14 33 (17.65%) VMware
15 29 (15.51%) Law
16 28 (14.97%) UNIX
16 28 (14.97%) Solaris
16 28 (14.97%) Security Cleared
17 26 (13.90%) IBM
18 25 (13.37%) MS Exchange
19 24 (12.83%) J2EE
20 23 (12.30%) Windows XP
20 23 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
21 20 (10.70%) Migration
21 20 (10.70%) Oracle
21 20 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
22 19 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
22 19 (10.16%) SC Cleared
22 19 (10.16%) JavaScript
22 19 (10.16%) HP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (13.37%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.95%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.81%) Lync
5 8 (4.28%) WebLogic Portal
5 8 (4.28%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.28%) Apache
6 4 (2.14%) CMS
7 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.07%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.53%) CICS
9 1 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 72 (38.50%) MS Office
2 64 (34.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.14%) MS Project
4 3 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.53%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.14%) SaaS
2 3 (1.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) SAN
2 15 (8.02%) DNS
2 15 (8.02%) Firewall
3 13 (6.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.28%) DHCP
5 7 (3.74%) Broadband
5 7 (3.74%) Wireless
6 6 (3.21%) NAS
6 6 (3.21%) VPN
7 5 (2.67%) LAN
8 4 (2.14%) WAN
8 4 (2.14%) Internet
9 3 (1.60%) Extranet
9 3 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.60%) Network Security
10 2 (1.07%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.53%) Telnet
11 1 (0.53%) MPLS
11 1 (0.53%) FTP
11 1 (0.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.42%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.28%) MySQL
4 5 (2.67%) DB2
5 4 (2.14%) MS Access
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.53%) Ingres
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.53%) IDMS
8 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 11 (5.88%) Ant
2 10 (5.35%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.21%) SoapUI
4 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.07%) MSI
6 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.53%) Redmine
6 1 (0.53%) Selenium
6 1 (0.53%) JIRA
6 1 (0.53%) Trac
General
1 58 (31.02%) Finance
2 29 (15.51%) Law
3 9 (4.81%) Legal
3 9 (4.81%) Marketing
4 8 (4.28%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.07%) French Language
6 2 (1.07%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Automotive
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 79 (42.25%) Analyst
2 43 (22.99%) Service Analyst
2 43 (22.99%) Service Desk Analyst
3 34 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
4 23 (12.30%) Developer
5 22 (11.76%) Support Analyst
6 13 (6.95%) Java Developer
7 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.88%) Consultant
8 10 (5.35%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (4.81%) Security Analyst
10 8 (4.28%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.74%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.74%) Desktop Support
11 7 (3.74%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 7 (3.74%) IT Support
12 6 (3.21%) IT Support Analyst
13 5 (2.67%) Architect
14 4 (2.14%) Cyber Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.83%) J2EE
2 17 (9.09%) HTML
2 17 (9.09%) CSS
2 17 (9.09%) XML
3 15 (8.02%) Ajax
3 15 (8.02%) HTML5
4 13 (6.95%) XHTML
4 13 (6.95%) Web Services
5 9 (4.81%) SOAP
5 9 (4.81%) TopLink
5 9 (4.81%) JAX-RS
5 9 (4.81%) JAX-WS
6 6 (3.21%) JSP
6 6 (3.21%) .NET
7 3 (1.60%) WinForms
8 2 (1.07%) jQuery
8 2 (1.07%) WF
8 2 (1.07%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.07%) AppFabric
8 2 (1.07%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 39 (20.86%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.42%) Clustering
3 6 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.14%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) AS400
5 3 (1.60%) iSeries
5 3 (1.60%) iPhone
6 2 (1.07%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.07%) NHS
7 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.53%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.53%) Handset
7 1 (0.53%) Replication
7 1 (0.53%) STB
7 1 (0.53%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.53%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 80 (42.78%) Windows 7
2 49 (26.20%) Linux
3 28 (14.97%) UNIX
3 28 (14.97%) Solaris
4 23 (12.30%) Windows XP
4 23 (12.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (10.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.49%) Windows 8
7 13 (6.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.81%) Windows Vista
9 7 (3.74%) AIX
10 5 (2.67%) SUSE
11 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.14%) CentOS
11 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.14%) VMS
12 3 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.07%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.07%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.07%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.93%) Incident Management
2 37 (19.79%) ITIL
3 35 (18.72%) Document Management
4 20 (10.70%) Migration
5 17 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.02%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.49%) Content Management
8 13 (6.95%) Validation
9 11 (5.88%) Information Security
10 10 (5.35%) User Stories
10 10 (5.35%) Service Management
10 10 (5.35%) Scrum
10 10 (5.35%) OO
11 9 (4.81%) RUP
11 9 (4.81%) TDD
11 9 (4.81%) Use Case
12 8 (4.28%) Digital Marketing
12 8 (4.28%) B2C
13 7 (3.74%) Time Management
13 7 (3.74%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.25%) SQL
2 19 (10.16%) JavaScript
3 17 (9.09%) Java
4 9 (4.81%) PHP
5 8 (4.28%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.74%) C#
7 6 (3.21%) Perl
8 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.14%) C++
9 4 (2.14%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.60%) VBA
11 1 (0.53%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.53%) Python
11 1 (0.53%) XAML
11 1 (0.53%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (14.97%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.74%) MCSE
5 6 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.67%) MCDST
7 3 (1.60%) CISSP
7 3 (1.60%) ISEB
7 3 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.60%) Degree
8 2 (1.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.07%) MCITP
8 2 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.07%) CISA
8 2 (1.07%) MCSA
8 2 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.53%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 88 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.02%) XenApp
4 9 (4.81%) XenDesktop
5 8 (4.28%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.60%) MetaFrame
7 3 (1.60%) vCloud
8 2 (1.07%) XenServer
9 1 (0.53%) Firmware
9 1 (0.53%) Snort
9 1 (0.53%) vSphere
9 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) SCCM
2 9 (4.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.67%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.60%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.60%) WSUS
5 2 (1.07%) SCOM
5 2 (1.07%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.07%) Nessus
6 1 (0.53%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 66 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 65 (34.76%) Citrix
3 33 (17.65%) VMware
4 26 (13.90%) IBM
5 20 (10.70%) Oracle
6 19 (10.16%) HP
7 12 (6.42%) Cisco
8 9 (4.81%) McAfee
9 8 (4.28%) PTC
9 8 (4.28%) SolidWorks
9 8 (4.28%) Autodesk
9 8 (4.28%) BEA
10 7 (3.74%) Sophos
10 7 (3.74%) 3PAR
11 6 (3.21%) Symantec
11 6 (3.21%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.21%) Dell
12 5 (2.67%) Panasonic
12 5 (2.67%) Brocade
13 4 (2.14%) FatWire
Essex
Explore Group
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford
Computer Futures
Rate: £45 - £46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago