The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 52 92 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.68% 17.07% 23.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.10% 60.53% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 33
Median daily rate £350 £270 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £187 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 24
Median hourly rate £33.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £14.25 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £28.30 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%

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
133 152 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.44% 28.20% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 83 57
Median daily rate £350 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 26
Median hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.50 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -3 11 £363 +101.38% 2
Chelmsford 0 6 £475 +80.95% 3
Basildon -9 3 £256 -
Harlow +1 2 - -
Brentwood +6 1 - -
Saffron Walden 0 1 - - 1
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £300 -
Billericay - 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 65 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 59 (45.74%) Active Directory
3 50 (38.76%) MS Excel
4 41 (31.78%) Citrix
5 37 (28.68%) MS Office
6 36 (27.91%) Oracle
6 36 (27.91%) Windows 7
7 32 (24.81%) SQL
8 28 (21.71%) SQL Server
9 26 (20.16%) Degree
10 25 (19.38%) VMware
10 25 (19.38%) CRM
11 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
12 22 (17.05%) Incident Management
13 21 (16.28%) Finance
13 21 (16.28%) Windows Vista
14 20 (15.50%) Windows 8
15 18 (13.95%) Unix
15 18 (13.95%) Linux
16 17 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (13.18%) Office 365
16 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (12.40%) Analytics
17 16 (12.40%) ITIL
18 15 (11.63%) DB2
18 15 (11.63%) Business Analysis
18 15 (11.63%) Data Analytics
18 15 (11.63%) Hadoop
19 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.08%) Skype for Business
2 11 (8.53%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.75%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.88%) IIS
5 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.78%) Apache
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.78%) JBoss
7 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.78%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 50 (38.76%) MS Excel
2 37 (28.68%) MS Office
3 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.55%) MS Project
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (8.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (1.55%) Unica
4 1 (0.78%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.78%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.78%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (13.18%) Office 365
2 11 (8.53%) Yammer
3 3 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 8 (6.20%) DHCP
2 8 (6.20%) DNS
3 7 (5.43%) Firewall
4 5 (3.88%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.88%) SAN
5 4 (3.10%) LAN
5 4 (3.10%) WAN
6 3 (2.33%) NAS
6 3 (2.33%) VPN
6 3 (2.33%) WLAN
7 2 (1.55%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.55%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.55%) Internet
7 2 (1.55%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.55%) VLAN
7 2 (1.55%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) DMZ
8 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (21.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (11.63%) DB2
2 15 (11.63%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.98%) Big Data
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (3.10%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (2.33%) GIS
6 2 (1.55%) DataStage
6 2 (1.55%) MySQL
6 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.55%) SQLite
7 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.78%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.78%) MaxDB
7 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.55%) JUnit
1 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.55%) Xcode
2 1 (0.78%) PVCS
2 1 (0.78%) Subversion
2 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (16.28%) Finance
2 12 (9.30%) Retail
3 6 (4.65%) Automotive
4 5 (3.88%) Law
5 3 (2.33%) Legal
6 2 (1.55%) Front Office
6 2 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 68 (52.71%) Analyst
2 28 (21.71%) Support Analyst
3 22 (17.05%) Help Desk Analyst
4 20 (15.50%) Windows Support Analyst
5 19 (14.73%) Help Desk Support
5 19 (14.73%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 17 (13.18%) Active Directory Analyst
6 17 (13.18%) Active Directory Support
6 17 (13.18%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 16 (12.40%) Consultant
8 15 (11.63%) Citrix Analyst
8 15 (11.63%) Citrix Support
8 15 (11.63%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 13 (10.08%) Business Analyst
10 11 (8.53%) Security Analyst
11 9 (6.98%) Developer
12 8 (6.20%) Service Analyst
12 8 (6.20%) Service Desk Analyst
13 7 (5.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
13 7 (5.43%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.30%) COM
2 6 (4.65%) .NET
3 5 (3.88%) XML
4 4 (3.10%) .NET Framework
4 4 (3.10%) HTML
4 4 (3.10%) JSON
5 3 (2.33%) Web Services
6 2 (1.55%) Cocoa
6 2 (1.55%) Core Animation
6 2 (1.55%) Core Data
6 2 (1.55%) CSS
6 2 (1.55%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.55%) iPhone SDK
6 2 (1.55%) Middleware
6 2 (1.55%) Qt
6 2 (1.55%) RESTful
7 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.78%) SAP CAF
7 1 (0.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.85%) Mainframe
2 12 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.53%) Mathematics
4 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.65%) Data Centre
6 5 (3.88%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.55%) Animation
8 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.55%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.55%) iPhone
8 2 (1.55%) Life Science
8 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.55%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.55%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.78%) BeagleBone
9 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.91%) Windows 7
2 24 (18.60%) Windows Server
3 21 (16.28%) Windows Vista
4 20 (15.50%) Windows 8
5 18 (13.95%) Linux
5 18 (13.95%) Unix
6 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.65%) Solaris
9 5 (3.88%) AIX
10 4 (3.10%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.55%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.38%) CRM
2 22 (17.05%) Incident Management
3 17 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.40%) Analytics
4 16 (12.40%) ITIL
5 15 (11.63%) Business Analysis
5 15 (11.63%) Data Analytics
6 14 (10.85%) Campaign Management
6 14 (10.85%) Customer Analytics
6 14 (10.85%) Data Analysis
6 14 (10.85%) Document Management
7 13 (10.08%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (8.53%) Case Management
8 11 (8.53%) Data Management
9 9 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.98%) Forensic Analysis
9 9 (6.98%) Migration
9 9 (6.98%) Service Management
9 9 (6.98%) Vulnerability Management
10 8 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (24.81%) SQL
2 9 (6.98%) C++
3 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.65%) Java
5 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.10%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.10%) VBA
7 3 (2.33%) C
8 2 (1.55%) Apple Swift
8 2 (1.55%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.55%) PHP
8 2 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.55%) Python
9 1 (0.78%) C#
9 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.78%) Go
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) Ruby
9 1 (0.78%) VB
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (20.16%) Degree
2 8 (6.20%) CISSP
3 6 (4.65%) CISA
3 6 (4.65%) CISM
4 5 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.10%) MOS
6 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.55%) CCNA
7 2 (1.55%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.55%) MCSA
7 2 (1.55%) MCSE
7 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.78%) CCNP
8 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.10%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (45.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (12.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.75%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.88%) XenApp
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.33%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.55%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.78%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.78%) Docker
9 1 (0.78%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.10%) Control-M
2 2 (1.55%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.78%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.78%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (0.78%) PowerCLI
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.78%) vMotion
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
3 1 (0.78%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 65 (50.39%) Microsoft
2 41 (31.78%) Citrix
3 36 (27.91%) Oracle
4 25 (19.38%) VMware
5 14 (10.85%) SAP
6 13 (10.08%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (9.30%) Infor
8 6 (4.65%) Cisco
8 6 (4.65%) Dell
9 5 (3.88%) Novell
10 4 (3.10%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.33%) NetApp
12 2 (1.55%) Adobe
12 2 (1.55%) F5
12 2 (1.55%) HP
12 2 (1.55%) Juniper
13 1 (0.78%) Palo Alto
13 1 (0.78%) Samsung
13 1 (0.78%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.78%) Veeam