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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 108 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 14.81% 21.34% 21.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.32% 73.47% 85.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 49
Average daily rate
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£340 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £138 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
- -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.80 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.12 £29.48 £32.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -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
148 147 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.02% 29.05% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 56
Average daily rate £425 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £523 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.27 £23.46 £32.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 0 31 £238 - 13
Brentwood +3 10 £170 - 5
Basildon -7 4 £340 +36.00% 4
Southend-on-Sea -12 3 - -
Chelmsford 0 1 - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Witham - - - - 1
Harlow - - - - 2
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - - 1
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 97 (43.30%) Windows 7
2 83 (37.05%) Active Directory
3 82 (36.61%) Microsoft
4 75 (33.48%) Citrix
5 65 (29.02%) MS Office
6 58 (25.89%) MS Excel
6 58 (25.89%) Finance
7 51 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (20.54%) MS Exchange
9 41 (18.30%) VMware
10 39 (17.41%) ITIL
11 38 (16.96%) Linux
11 38 (16.96%) Windows XP
12 37 (16.52%) Blackberry
13 31 (13.84%) Incident Management
14 30 (13.39%) Firewall
14 30 (13.39%) SQL
15 29 (12.95%) Law
16 26 (11.61%) Oracle
17 25 (11.16%) SQL Server
17 25 (11.16%) XenApp
18 24 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
18 24 (10.71%) .NET
18 24 (10.71%) IBM
19 23 (10.27%) Document Management
20 22 (9.82%) Cisco
20 22 (9.82%) DHCP
21 21 (9.38%) JavaScript
21 21 (9.38%) XML
22 20 (8.93%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 46 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (6.70%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.80%) WebLogic
6 12 (5.36%) IIS
6 12 (5.36%) SharePoint
7 10 (4.46%) Apache
8 8 (3.57%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.13%) MQSeries
9 7 (3.13%) GlassFish
10 6 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (2.23%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.89%) Documentum
14 2 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 65 (29.02%) MS Office
2 58 (25.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.89%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (4.02%) assyst
2 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.46%) Office 365
2 5 (2.23%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.34%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.39%) Firewall
2 22 (9.82%) DHCP
3 20 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 16 (7.14%) DNS
5 12 (5.36%) SAN
5 12 (5.36%) Broadband
6 10 (4.46%) Wireless
6 10 (4.46%) NAS
7 8 (3.57%) LAN
7 8 (3.57%) WAN
8 7 (3.13%) VPN
9 6 (2.68%) FTP
9 6 (2.68%) HTTP
9 6 (2.68%) Telnet
10 5 (2.23%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.79%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.34%) Network Security
12 3 (1.34%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.34%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (11.16%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.36%) DB2
3 9 (4.02%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.02%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.13%) Ingres
5 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.79%) DTS
8 3 (1.34%) WebFOCUS
9 2 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.89%) MS Access
10 1 (0.45%) MySQL
10 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.45%) IDMS
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Ant
2 6 (2.68%) JUnit
2 6 (2.68%) Bugzilla
2 6 (2.68%) JIRA
2 6 (2.68%) Selenium
2 6 (2.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.68%) Redmine
2 6 (2.68%) Trac
3 4 (1.79%) VisualVM
3 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.34%) RequisitePro
5 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.89%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.45%) MSI
6 1 (0.45%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.45%) Subversion
6 1 (0.45%) Lombardi
General
1 58 (25.89%) Finance
2 29 (12.95%) Law
3 11 (4.91%) Legal
4 8 (3.57%) Banking
5 6 (2.68%) Publishing
5 6 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.23%) Marketing
7 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.34%) Automotive
8 3 (1.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.45%) Electronics
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 80 (35.71%) Analyst
2 36 (16.07%) Service Analyst
2 36 (16.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 31 (13.84%) Help Desk Analyst
5 25 (11.16%) Developer
6 24 (10.71%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (4.91%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.46%) Help Desk Support
9 10 (4.46%) Problem Manager
9 10 (4.46%) IT Support
10 9 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.13%) Architect
11 7 (3.13%) Server Engineer
12 6 (2.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.71%) .NET
2 21 (9.38%) XML
3 19 (8.48%) HTML
4 16 (7.14%) CSS
5 15 (6.70%) J2EE
6 9 (4.02%) XHTML
6 9 (4.02%) Ajax
7 8 (3.57%) HTML5
8 7 (3.13%) Web Services
9 6 (2.68%) JSP
9 6 (2.68%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.23%) SOAP
11 4 (1.79%) COM+
11 4 (1.79%) WCF
11 4 (1.79%) WPF
11 4 (1.79%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.89%) JAX-WS
12 2 (0.89%) JAX-RS
12 2 (0.89%) TopLink
12 2 (0.89%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.52%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.13%) iPhone
2 7 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.23%) Clustering
3 5 (2.23%) Web 2.0
4 4 (1.79%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.34%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.34%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.89%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.89%) EqualLogic
6 2 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.89%) User Experience
6 2 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) iPad
7 1 (0.45%) DataPower
7 1 (0.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (43.30%) Windows 7
2 51 (22.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (16.96%) Windows XP
3 38 (16.96%) Linux
4 19 (8.48%) Windows 8
5 18 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.80%) Solaris
8 12 (5.36%) UNIX
9 9 (4.02%) SUSE
9 9 (4.02%) Windows Vista
10 8 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.23%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.23%) AIX
12 3 (1.34%) Android
13 2 (0.89%) HPUX
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.45%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.41%) ITIL
2 31 (13.84%) Incident Management
3 23 (10.27%) Document Management
4 13 (5.80%) ITSM
5 12 (5.36%) Migration
5 12 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (5.36%) Use Case
6 11 (4.91%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.46%) OO
7 10 (4.46%) Data Protection
7 10 (4.46%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (4.02%) Service Management
9 8 (3.57%) RUP
9 8 (3.57%) Validation
9 8 (3.57%) Scrum
9 8 (3.57%) Content Management
10 7 (3.13%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.13%) SOA
10 7 (3.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.39%) SQL
2 21 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 20 (8.93%) Java
4 19 (8.48%) PowerShell
5 18 (8.04%) VBA
6 13 (5.80%) C#
7 11 (4.91%) Perl
7 11 (4.91%) VB
8 10 (4.46%) VB.NET
9 8 (3.57%) Bash Shell
10 7 (3.13%) PHP
11 6 (2.68%) VB6
11 6 (2.68%) Ruby
12 4 (1.79%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.89%) ABAP
14 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.45%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.45%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.46%) MCSE
4 7 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.79%) MCDST
6 4 (1.79%) Degree
7 3 (1.34%) MCITP
7 3 (1.34%) CCNA
8 2 (0.89%) CCDP
8 2 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.89%) CISSP
8 2 (0.89%) MCP
8 2 (0.89%) CCNP
8 2 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.45%) CISM
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.02%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 83 (37.05%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.16%) XenApp
3 20 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.68%) Firmware
6 3 (1.34%) MetaFrame
6 3 (1.34%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.89%) Xen
7 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.89%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.45%) XenServer
8 1 (0.45%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (5.80%) SCCM
2 10 (4.46%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.23%) Opsview
3 5 (2.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.34%) OpenView
4 3 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.34%) WSUS
5 2 (0.89%) SCOM
6 1 (0.45%) Cacti
6 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.45%) Nagios
6 1 (0.45%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 82 (36.61%) Microsoft
2 75 (33.48%) Citrix
3 41 (18.30%) VMware
4 26 (11.61%) Oracle
5 24 (10.71%) IBM
6 22 (9.82%) Cisco
7 16 (7.14%) NetApp
8 13 (5.80%) HP
9 11 (4.91%) EMC
10 9 (4.02%) Symantec
11 8 (3.57%) McAfee
11 8 (3.57%) Dell
11 8 (3.57%) JBoss
12 7 (3.13%) Sophos
12 7 (3.13%) webMethods
13 6 (2.68%) FatWire
14 4 (1.79%) Remedy
14 4 (1.79%) SAP
14 4 (1.79%) Avaya
14 4 (1.79%) Panasonic
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