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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 96 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.23% 19.55% 20.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.53% 65.31% 83.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 35 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 34
Average hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.75% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.20 £33.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +3.33%
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
163 147 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 27.03% 29.94% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 60 39
Average daily rate £375 £400 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £499 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 36
Average hourly rate £29.46 £28.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.36% +78.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £34.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +2 20 £222 +30.29%
Chelmsford -2 16 £275 +52.77% 3
Colchester -1 14 £510 +46.76% 3
Basildon -6 6 - - 4
Harlow -1 3 £326 -6.78% 2
Southend-on-Sea +1 1 £565 +121.56%
Billericay - 1 £250 -
Ongar - 1 £120 - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (35.92%) Active Directory
2 67 (32.52%) Finance
3 65 (31.55%) Linux
4 62 (30.10%) Microsoft
4 62 (30.10%) VMware
5 59 (28.64%) Citrix
6 53 (25.73%) Windows 7
7 49 (23.79%) SQL
8 41 (19.90%) MS Office
8 41 (19.90%) MS Excel
9 40 (19.42%) UNIX
10 33 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
11 32 (15.53%) IBM
12 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (13.59%) SCCM
13 28 (13.59%) XML
14 26 (12.62%) Relational Database
15 25 (12.14%) Solaris
16 24 (11.65%) ITIL
16 24 (11.65%) DNS
16 24 (11.65%) Incident Management
17 23 (11.17%) WebSphere
17 23 (11.17%) Blackberry
17 23 (11.17%) SQL Server
17 23 (11.17%) Java
17 23 (11.17%) JavaScript
18 22 (10.68%) HTML
18 22 (10.68%) CSS
18 22 (10.68%) Microsoft App-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 23 (11.17%) WebSphere
2 19 (9.22%) IIS
3 18 (8.74%) MS Exchange
4 11 (5.34%) SharePoint
5 10 (4.85%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.88%) JBoss
6 8 (3.88%) GlassFish
6 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.94%) CMS
9 3 (1.46%) Lync
9 3 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.97%) Apache
10 2 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.97%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (19.90%) MS Office
1 41 (19.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.49%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.88%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.43%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.46%) SaaS
4 2 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.97%) Taleo
4 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.65%) DNS
2 15 (7.28%) DHCP
2 15 (7.28%) Firewall
3 11 (5.34%) NAS
3 11 (5.34%) SAN
4 9 (4.37%) TCP/IP
5 8 (3.88%) Network Security
6 6 (2.91%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.43%) Internet
7 5 (2.43%) LAN
7 5 (2.43%) WAN
8 4 (1.94%) VLAN
9 3 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.46%) Wireless
9 3 (1.46%) LDAP
9 3 (1.46%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.97%) FTP
10 2 (0.97%) HTTP
10 2 (0.97%) Broadband
10 2 (0.97%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.62%) Relational Database
2 23 (11.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.46%) SQLite
3 3 (1.46%) MySQL
3 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.49%) DB2
5 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.49%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (9.22%) Ant
2 13 (6.31%) MSI
3 12 (5.83%) Eclipse
4 9 (4.37%) SoapUI
5 5 (2.43%) Maven
5 5 (2.43%) JIRA
5 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.94%) JUnit
6 4 (1.94%) Selenium
6 4 (1.94%) Subversion
7 3 (1.46%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.46%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.97%) Hudson
8 2 (0.97%) AccuRev
8 2 (0.97%) Trac
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.97%) Redmine
8 2 (0.97%) Cucumber
General
1 67 (32.52%) Finance
2 14 (6.80%) Law
3 9 (4.37%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.37%) Automotive
3 9 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.88%) Marketing
5 5 (2.43%) Publishing
6 4 (1.94%) Banking
7 3 (1.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 48 (23.30%) Analyst
2 26 (12.62%) Developer
3 20 (9.71%) Help Desk Analyst
4 19 (9.22%) Service Analyst
4 19 (9.22%) Java Developer
4 19 (9.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.31%) Desktop Support
7 11 (5.34%) Support Analyst
7 11 (5.34%) Security Analyst
8 10 (4.85%) Administrator
8 10 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.85%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 9 (4.37%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (4.37%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.37%) Consultant
9 9 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.88%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.40%) Architect
11 7 (3.40%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.59%) XML
2 22 (10.68%) HTML
2 22 (10.68%) CSS
3 20 (9.71%) Ajax
3 20 (9.71%) Web Services
4 19 (9.22%) J2EE
5 17 (8.25%) SOAP
5 17 (8.25%) XHTML
5 17 (8.25%) HTML5
6 11 (5.34%) JSP
7 10 (4.85%) .NET
7 10 (4.85%) TopLink
7 10 (4.85%) JAX-WS
7 10 (4.85%) EclipseLink
7 10 (4.85%) JAX-RS
8 5 (2.43%) Sass
8 5 (2.43%) LESS
8 5 (2.43%) .NET Framework
9 4 (1.94%) Java SE
9 4 (1.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.17%) Blackberry
2 14 (6.80%) Data Centre
3 13 (6.31%) Clustering
4 9 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.88%) Web 2.0
6 5 (2.43%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.43%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (2.43%) HP Storage
7 4 (1.94%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) EqualLogic
8 3 (1.46%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.97%) Replication
9 2 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.97%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.97%) CCTV
9 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (31.55%) Linux
2 53 (25.73%) Windows 7
3 40 (19.42%) UNIX
4 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (12.14%) Solaris
6 20 (9.71%) Windows 8
7 14 (6.80%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.40%) SUSE
9 5 (2.43%) Android
10 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.97%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.97%) Debian
12 1 (0.49%) Fedora
12 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.65%) ITIL
1 24 (11.65%) Incident Management
2 21 (10.19%) Migration
3 20 (9.71%) Content Management
4 19 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (7.77%) Document Management
5 16 (7.77%) OO
6 15 (7.28%) TDD
7 12 (5.83%) B2C
7 12 (5.83%) Cyber Security
8 11 (5.34%) Vulnerability Management
9 10 (4.85%) User Stories
10 8 (3.88%) Digital Forensics
10 8 (3.88%) Use Case
10 8 (3.88%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (3.88%) SOA
10 8 (3.88%) Ethical Hacking
10 8 (3.88%) SEO
10 8 (3.88%) Analytics
11 7 (3.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.79%) SQL
2 23 (11.17%) Java
2 23 (11.17%) JavaScript
3 19 (9.22%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.28%) Perl
5 9 (4.37%) VB
6 7 (3.40%) Embedded C
6 7 (3.40%) C
6 7 (3.40%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.43%) C++
7 5 (2.43%) Korn
8 4 (1.94%) PHP
8 4 (1.94%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.46%) Embedded C++
10 2 (0.97%) Ruby
10 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.97%) VC++
10 2 (0.97%) C#
10 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.97%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.31%) MCSE
4 10 (4.85%) Degree
5 7 (3.40%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.94%) MCDST
6 4 (1.94%) MCITP
7 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.46%) CISSP
7 3 (1.46%) CISA
7 3 (1.46%) CISM
8 2 (0.97%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.49%) MCP
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.49%) MOS
9 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.49%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 74 (35.92%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 21 (10.19%) VMware ESX
5 15 (7.28%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.28%) XenApp
6 13 (6.31%) vSphere
7 8 (3.88%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.91%) Firmware
9 5 (2.43%) Terminal Server
9 5 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.94%) vCloud
11 2 (0.97%) XenServer
12 1 (0.49%) Samba
12 1 (0.49%) Docker
12 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 28 (13.59%) SCCM
2 9 (4.37%) SCOM
3 7 (3.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.94%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.97%) WSUS
5 2 (0.97%) ZENworks
5 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.97%) OSSEC
5 2 (0.97%) Puppet
5 2 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.97%) Ansible
5 2 (0.97%) logstash
5 2 (0.97%) Kibana
6 1 (0.49%) Mesos
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 62 (30.10%) Microsoft
1 62 (30.10%) VMware
2 59 (28.64%) Citrix
3 32 (15.53%) IBM
4 17 (8.25%) HP
5 15 (7.28%) Cisco
6 12 (5.83%) Oracle
6 12 (5.83%) Dell
7 8 (3.88%) FatWire
7 8 (3.88%) Google
8 7 (3.40%) Wyse
8 7 (3.40%) Omniture
9 6 (2.91%) Apple
10 5 (2.43%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.94%) Altiris
11 4 (1.94%) McAfee
11 4 (1.94%) Sophos
11 4 (1.94%) Panasonic
12 3 (1.46%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (1.46%) LANDesk
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