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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 82 142 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.77% 28.06% 19.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.99% 92.81% 74.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 61 30
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 22
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.36 £30.80 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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
139 153 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.65% 30.24% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 66 43
Average daily rate £400 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £473 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £32.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Colchester -3 18 £420 +63.90% 3
Chelmsford -12 10 £275 +71.87% 4
Basildon -6 7 £400 - 2
Harlow +1 5 £265 -24.28% 1
Brentwood -8 4 £235 +42.42% 2
Southend-on-Sea -13 3 £565 +41.25% 4
Witham - 1 - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 71 (39.23%) Active Directory
2 65 (35.91%) Finance
3 55 (30.39%) Linux
4 54 (29.83%) Microsoft
5 51 (28.18%) Citrix
5 51 (28.18%) Windows 7
6 45 (24.86%) SQL
7 43 (23.76%) MS Excel
8 42 (23.20%) UNIX
9 41 (22.65%) MS Office
10 36 (19.89%) Solaris
11 35 (19.34%) VMware
12 30 (16.57%) XML
13 29 (16.02%) ITIL
13 29 (16.02%) Relational Database
14 28 (15.47%) J2EE
14 28 (15.47%) Java
15 27 (14.92%) JavaScript
15 27 (14.92%) HTML
16 26 (14.36%) SOAP
17 25 (13.81%) CSS
17 25 (13.81%) Security Cleared
18 24 (13.26%) WebSphere
18 24 (13.26%) IBM
18 24 (13.26%) Content Management
19 23 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (12.71%) Ajax
19 23 (12.71%) Web Services
19 23 (12.71%) Incident Management
20 22 (12.15%) HTML5

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 24 (13.26%) WebSphere
2 19 (10.50%) IIS
3 15 (8.29%) WebLogic
4 12 (6.63%) MS Exchange
5 9 (4.97%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.42%) JBoss
6 8 (4.42%) GlassFish
7 7 (3.87%) Apache
8 6 (3.31%) WebLogic Portal
9 5 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.76%) Lync
9 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.55%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (23.76%) MS Excel
2 41 (22.65%) MS Office
3 6 (3.31%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (1.10%) AutoCAD
4 2 (1.10%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.76%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (1.10%) Taleo
2 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.18%) DNS
2 11 (6.08%) Firewall
3 10 (5.52%) DHCP
4 7 (3.87%) SAN
4 7 (3.87%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.76%) WAN
5 5 (2.76%) LAN
5 5 (2.76%) NAS
6 4 (2.21%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.21%) Network Security
7 3 (1.66%) Wireless
7 3 (1.66%) VLAN
7 3 (1.66%) Internet
7 3 (1.66%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.10%) FTP
8 2 (1.10%) HTTP
8 2 (1.10%) Broadband
8 2 (1.10%) Telnet
9 1 (0.55%) LDAP
9 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.02%) Relational Database
2 19 (10.50%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.87%) MySQL
4 2 (1.10%) SQLite
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) DB2
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.55%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 20 (11.05%) Ant
2 19 (10.50%) Eclipse
3 18 (9.94%) SoapUI
4 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
4 5 (2.76%) Subversion
4 5 (2.76%) Maven
5 4 (2.21%) JIRA
5 4 (2.21%) Selenium
5 4 (2.21%) JUnit
5 4 (2.21%) MSI
6 3 (1.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.10%) JMeter
7 2 (1.10%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.10%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.10%) AccuRev
7 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.10%) Hudson
7 2 (1.10%) Redmine
General
1 65 (35.91%) Finance
2 17 (9.39%) Marketing
3 15 (8.29%) Law
4 8 (4.42%) Legal
5 6 (3.31%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.76%) Automotive
7 4 (2.21%) French Language
8 3 (1.66%) Electronics
8 3 (1.66%) Publishing
8 3 (1.66%) Banking
9 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (28.73%) Analyst
2 32 (17.68%) Developer
3 31 (17.13%) Service Analyst
3 31 (17.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 26 (14.36%) Java Developer
5 24 (13.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 15 (8.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (7.18%) Support Analyst
8 12 (6.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 8 (4.42%) Senior Developer
9 8 (4.42%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.42%) Consultant
9 8 (4.42%) Architect
9 8 (4.42%) Senior Java Developer
10 7 (3.87%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.31%) Applications Packager
11 6 (3.31%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.31%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.76%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.57%) XML
2 28 (15.47%) J2EE
3 27 (14.92%) HTML
4 26 (14.36%) SOAP
5 25 (13.81%) CSS
6 23 (12.71%) Web Services
6 23 (12.71%) Ajax
7 22 (12.15%) HTML5
8 19 (10.50%) TopLink
8 19 (10.50%) EclipseLink
9 18 (9.94%) XHTML
10 17 (9.39%) JAX-WS
10 17 (9.39%) JAX-RS
11 9 (4.97%) .NET
12 6 (3.31%) JSP
13 5 (2.76%) .NET Framework
14 4 (2.21%) Java SE
15 3 (1.66%) JSR 170
15 3 (1.66%) Spring MVC
15 3 (1.66%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.97%) Clustering
4 6 (3.31%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.21%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.66%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.66%) EqualLogic
6 3 (1.66%) E-Learning
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) iSeries
8 1 (0.55%) AS400
8 1 (0.55%) Life Science
8 1 (0.55%) CMDB
8 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.55%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.55%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (30.39%) Linux
2 51 (28.18%) Windows 7
3 42 (23.20%) UNIX
4 36 (19.89%) Solaris
5 17 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.63%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.97%) Windows Vista
9 8 (4.42%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.10%) Debian
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.55%) AIX
12 1 (0.55%) HPUX
12 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.02%) ITIL
2 24 (13.26%) Content Management
3 23 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.71%) Incident Management
4 21 (11.60%) OO
5 18 (9.94%) TDD
5 18 (9.94%) User Stories
6 17 (9.39%) Document Management
6 17 (9.39%) Use Case
7 16 (8.84%) Digital Marketing
8 15 (8.29%) Scrum
9 14 (7.73%) Migration
9 14 (7.73%) RUP
10 13 (7.18%) Validation
11 9 (4.97%) B2C
12 8 (4.42%) Service Delivery
12 8 (4.42%) Software Engineering
13 7 (3.87%) SOA
14 6 (3.31%) Project Management
14 6 (3.31%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.86%) SQL
2 28 (15.47%) Java
3 27 (14.92%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.42%) Perl
4 8 (4.42%) C++
4 8 (4.42%) PowerShell
5 7 (3.87%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.87%) PHP
6 6 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.76%) Embedded C++
7 5 (2.76%) Korn
8 4 (2.21%) Embedded C
8 4 (2.21%) C
9 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.10%) VC++
9 2 (1.10%) Ruby
10 1 (0.55%) Python
10 1 (0.55%) C#
10 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.08%) MCSE
5 4 (2.21%) MCDST
5 4 (2.21%) Degree
6 3 (1.66%) CISSP
6 3 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.66%) CISA
6 3 (1.66%) CISM
7 2 (1.10%) MCP
7 2 (1.10%) MCSD
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.10%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.55%) MCSA
8 1 (0.55%) MOS
8 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (39.23%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.63%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.63%) XenApp
4 9 (4.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (4.42%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.31%) vSphere
7 5 (2.76%) Terminal Server
8 4 (2.21%) Firmware
8 4 (2.21%) vCloud
9 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.55%) Samba
10 1 (0.55%) XenServer
10 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 12 (6.63%) SCCM
2 8 (4.42%) SCOM
3 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.10%) OSSEC
3 2 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.10%) ZENworks
3 2 (1.10%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.10%) logstash
3 2 (1.10%) Kibana
3 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.55%) Nessus
4 1 (0.55%) WSUS
4 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.55%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 54 (29.83%) Microsoft
2 51 (28.18%) Citrix
3 35 (19.34%) VMware
4 24 (13.26%) IBM
5 18 (9.94%) Oracle
6 11 (6.08%) Cisco
7 9 (4.97%) HP
8 7 (3.87%) Dell
9 6 (3.31%) BEA
9 6 (3.31%) PTC
9 6 (3.31%) Autodesk
10 4 (2.21%) McAfee
10 4 (2.21%) Sophos
10 4 (2.21%) Panasonic
10 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.21%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.66%) NetApp
11 3 (1.66%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (1.66%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.66%) MKS
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