The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 124 68 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.32% 16.50% 20.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.92% 75.56% 86.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 49
Average daily rate £400 £265 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 10
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £28.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
194 90 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.53% 21.84% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 32 54
Average daily rate £400 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 16
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows
East of England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +1 19 £400 +2.56% 6
Chelmsford +2 16 £140 -55.73% 2
Southend-on-Sea - 14 £425 - 1
Brentwood -4 11 £425 - 3
Basildon +4 8 - - 4
Braintree - 3 - -
Harlow -1 1 £368 +47.00% 2
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Wickford - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Maldon - - - -
Rayleigh - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 82 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 80 (35.09%) Windows 7
3 60 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 58 (25.44%) SQL
4 58 (25.44%) Finance
5 54 (23.68%) MS Excel
6 51 (22.37%) MS Office
7 47 (20.61%) Citrix
8 40 (17.54%) SQL Server
8 40 (17.54%) Linux
9 39 (17.11%) VMware
10 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (15.35%) UNIX
12 33 (14.47%) Windows XP
13 32 (14.04%) HTML
14 31 (13.60%) XML
15 28 (12.28%) JavaScript
15 28 (12.28%) MS Exchange
15 28 (12.28%) Blackberry
16 27 (11.84%) .NET
17 24 (10.53%) CSS
18 22 (9.65%) Oracle
19 21 (9.21%) IIS
19 21 (9.21%) Java
20 20 (8.77%) ITIL
20 20 (8.77%) DNS
20 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
21 19 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.21%) IIS
3 16 (7.02%) Apache
4 13 (5.70%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.39%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (3.07%) GlassFish
8 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.19%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (2.19%) OpenROAD
9 5 (2.19%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.88%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.44%) FormScape
12 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.44%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 54 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 51 (22.37%) MS Office
3 10 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.75%) Magento
2 3 (1.32%) Oracle CRM
2 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.44%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.51%) Office 365
2 6 (2.63%) IBM SmartCloud
3 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.44%) PaaS
4 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.77%) DNS
2 17 (7.46%) SAN
3 15 (6.58%) Firewall
4 11 (4.82%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.82%) DHCP
5 8 (3.51%) FTP
6 7 (3.07%) NAS
7 6 (2.63%) VPN
8 5 (2.19%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.75%) WAN
9 4 (1.75%) LAN
9 4 (1.75%) Internet
10 3 (1.32%) SSH
10 3 (1.32%) SNMP
10 3 (1.32%) Wireless
10 3 (1.32%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.88%) Network Security
11 2 (0.88%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.88%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.88%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.70%) Ingres
3 12 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.95%) MS Access
5 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.07%) MySQL
7 6 (2.63%) EDRMS
8 4 (1.75%) DTS
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.88%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (4.82%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (2.63%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.32%) RequisitePro
5 2 (0.88%) MSI
5 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.88%) Subversion
6 1 (0.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.44%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.44%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.44%) Ant
6 1 (0.44%) JUnit
6 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.44%) NUnit
General
1 58 (25.44%) Finance
2 13 (5.70%) Law
2 13 (5.70%) Legal
2 13 (5.70%) Marketing
3 12 (5.26%) Banking
4 5 (2.19%) Publishing
4 5 (2.19%) French Language
5 4 (1.75%) Retail
6 3 (1.32%) Back Office
6 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.88%) Automotive
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Local Government
7 2 (0.88%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 55 (24.12%) Analyst
2 38 (16.67%) Developer
3 24 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 23 (10.09%) Service Analyst
4 23 (10.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 17 (7.46%) Support Analyst
6 11 (4.82%) Help Desk Analyst
6 11 (4.82%) Consultant
7 10 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (4.39%) IT Support
8 9 (3.95%) DBA
8 9 (3.95%) Desktop Support
8 9 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.51%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (3.07%) VB Developer
10 7 (3.07%) SQL DBA
10 7 (3.07%) IT Support Analyst
10 7 (3.07%) Field Engineer
10 7 (3.07%) Architect
10 7 (3.07%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.04%) HTML
2 31 (13.60%) XML
3 27 (11.84%) .NET
4 24 (10.53%) CSS
5 17 (7.46%) Web Services
6 10 (4.39%) XHTML
6 10 (4.39%) Ajax
7 9 (3.95%) HTML5
8 8 (3.51%) jQuery
8 8 (3.51%) ASP.NET
9 7 (3.07%) COM+
9 7 (3.07%) SOAP
10 6 (2.63%) J2EE
11 5 (2.19%) Application Packaging
12 4 (1.75%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (1.75%) CSS3
12 4 (1.75%) JSON
13 3 (1.32%) WPF
13 3 (1.32%) MFC
13 3 (1.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.28%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.95%) Open Source
3 8 (3.51%) iPhone
3 8 (3.51%) Clustering
4 6 (2.63%) AS400
4 6 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
4 6 (2.63%) iSeries
5 5 (2.19%) Social Media
5 5 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.75%) GIS
6 4 (1.75%) NHS
6 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.75%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.32%) DataPower
7 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.32%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.32%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 80 (35.09%) Windows 7
2 40 (17.54%) Linux
3 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (15.35%) UNIX
5 33 (14.47%) Windows XP
6 20 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (6.14%) Solaris
8 9 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.51%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.63%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.63%) Android
11 5 (2.19%) AIX
12 4 (1.75%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.32%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.44%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (8.77%) ITIL
2 19 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
3 18 (7.89%) Incident Management
4 17 (7.46%) OO
5 13 (5.70%) SOA
5 13 (5.70%) Migration
6 11 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (4.82%) CRM
7 10 (4.39%) E-Commerce
7 10 (4.39%) Document Management
7 10 (4.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (4.39%) Test Automation
8 9 (3.95%) Project Management
9 7 (3.07%) MVC
9 7 (3.07%) Logistics
9 7 (3.07%) Time Management
9 7 (3.07%) Change Control
10 6 (2.63%) Investment Management
10 6 (2.63%) Data Protection
10 6 (2.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.44%) SQL
2 28 (12.28%) JavaScript
3 21 (9.21%) Java
4 17 (7.46%) C#
4 17 (7.46%) VB
5 16 (7.02%) VBScript
6 15 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 12 (5.26%) PHP
8 11 (4.82%) VB6
9 9 (3.95%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.95%) C
10 8 (3.51%) VBA
11 6 (2.63%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.19%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.19%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.19%) C++
12 5 (2.19%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.75%) Ruby
13 4 (1.75%) Python
14 3 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (6.14%) MCSE
3 12 (5.26%) Degree
4 7 (3.07%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.19%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.75%) CCA
6 4 (1.75%) MCITP
7 3 (1.32%) CCEA
7 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.32%) CCNA
8 2 (0.88%) MCP
8 2 (0.88%) MCSA
8 2 (0.88%) MCDST
8 2 (0.88%) MCTS
8 2 (0.88%) MCSM
8 2 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.44%) CCNP
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.88%) QA
3 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
System Software
1 60 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.39%) VMware ESX
4 8 (3.51%) XenApp
5 7 (3.07%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.19%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.32%) XenServer
8 3 (1.32%) NFS
8 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.88%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.44%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.26%) SCCM
2 11 (4.82%) Tivoli
3 10 (4.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (2.63%) Foglight
5 4 (1.75%) SCOM
6 3 (1.32%) WSUS
7 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.88%) Puppet
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.44%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.44%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 82 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.61%) Citrix
3 39 (17.11%) VMware
4 22 (9.65%) Oracle
5 17 (7.46%) Cisco
5 17 (7.46%) IBM
6 13 (5.70%) JBoss
7 11 (4.82%) NetApp
8 9 (3.95%) Dell
9 8 (3.51%) BMC
10 6 (2.63%) webMethods
10 6 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.75%) SAP
11 4 (1.75%) HP
11 4 (1.75%) ESRI
11 4 (1.75%) Wyse
11 4 (1.75%) JD Edwards
11 4 (1.75%) Lagan
11 4 (1.75%) Civica
11 4 (1.75%) Facebook
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