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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 86 105 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.32% 23.76% 16.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.18% 80.77% 61.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 31
Average daily rate £275 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £12.95 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.65 £41.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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
134 130 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.43% 29.41% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 54 68
Average daily rate £400 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £28.25 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 21 £230 -6.12% 6
Chelmsford -4 8 £263 +64.06% 3
Brentwood -5 7 £200 -25.92% 3
Basildon -6 2 - - 3
Thurrock - 2 £250 -
Harlow -1 1 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Chigwell - 1 £325 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 94 (52.22%) Active Directory
2 59 (32.78%) Citrix
3 58 (32.22%) Microsoft
3 58 (32.22%) Windows 7
4 56 (31.11%) MS Office
5 55 (30.56%) Finance
6 54 (30.00%) SQL
7 48 (26.67%) MS Excel
8 40 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 34 (18.89%) VMware
10 32 (17.78%) Linux
11 27 (15.00%) Incident Management
12 26 (14.44%) ITIL
13 25 (13.89%) DNS
13 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (12.78%) Blackberry
15 21 (11.67%) Java
15 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
15 21 (11.67%) PowerShell
15 21 (11.67%) Document Management
16 19 (10.56%) SCCM
16 19 (10.56%) Unix
17 18 (10.00%) MS Exchange
17 18 (10.00%) Law
17 18 (10.00%) Windows 8
17 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (9.44%) Microsoft App-V
19 16 (8.89%) .NET
19 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (8.89%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 18 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.44%) WebSphere
3 7 (3.89%) IIS
4 6 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.22%) CMS
6 4 (2.22%) GlassFish
6 4 (2.22%) JBoss
6 4 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.67%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.67%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (31.11%) MS Office
2 48 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) CODA-Financials
1 1 (0.56%) Cognos Planning
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.11%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.89%) DNS
2 16 (8.89%) DHCP
3 9 (5.00%) Firewall
4 7 (3.89%) Internet
4 7 (3.89%) NetScaler
4 7 (3.89%) SAN
5 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.78%) Wireless
7 3 (1.67%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.67%) LAN
7 3 (1.67%) WAN
8 2 (1.11%) LDAP
8 2 (1.11%) Network Security
8 2 (1.11%) VoIP
8 2 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.56%) NAS
9 1 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.56%) Skype
9 1 (0.56%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.11%) Big Data
5 2 (1.11%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.11%) DB2
5 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.11%) Power BI
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (6.11%) MSI
2 8 (4.44%) Ant
3 6 (3.33%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.33%) SoapUI
4 4 (2.22%) Maven
5 3 (1.67%) Selenium
6 2 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.11%) JIRA
6 2 (1.11%) JUnit
7 1 (0.56%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.56%) Redmine
7 1 (0.56%) Trac
7 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 55 (30.56%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Law
3 11 (6.11%) Automotive
4 8 (4.44%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.89%) Marketing
5 7 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.78%) Legal
8 4 (2.22%) Publishing
9 3 (1.67%) Banking
10 1 (0.56%) Back Office
10 1 (0.56%) Electronics
10 1 (0.56%) French Language
10 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (32.22%) Analyst
2 29 (16.11%) Service Analyst
2 29 (16.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 27 (15.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 26 (14.44%) Developer
5 21 (11.67%) Support Analyst
6 19 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 15 (8.33%) Support Engineer
8 13 (7.22%) SQL Developer
9 12 (6.67%) Citrix Support
9 12 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (6.67%) IT Analyst
9 12 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 11 (6.11%) .NET Developer
10 11 (6.11%) Windows Support Analyst
11 10 (5.56%) Active Directory Support Analyst
11 10 (5.56%) Citrix Analyst
11 10 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
11 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.89%) .NET
2 12 (6.67%) Web Services
2 12 (6.67%) XML
3 9 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 8 (4.44%) Ajax
4 8 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (4.44%) CSS
4 8 (4.44%) HTML
4 8 (4.44%) SOAP
4 8 (4.44%) WCF
4 8 (4.44%) WPF
4 8 (4.44%) XHTML
5 6 (3.33%) EclipseLink
5 6 (3.33%) JAX-RS
5 6 (3.33%) JAX-WS
5 6 (3.33%) TopLink
6 4 (2.22%) Java SE
6 4 (2.22%) JSR 170
6 4 (2.22%) Spring
6 4 (2.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.78%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.56%) Clustering
4 8 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.22%) HP Storage
5 4 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.22%) NHS
5 4 (2.22%) Replication
5 4 (2.22%) User Experience
6 3 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.11%) Chemistry
7 2 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.11%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.11%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.11%) iPhone
7 2 (1.11%) Physics
7 2 (1.11%) STB
7 2 (1.11%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.22%) Windows 7
2 40 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 32 (17.78%) Linux
4 25 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (10.56%) Unix
6 18 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 18 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.00%) Solaris
10 8 (4.44%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.11%) Android
11 2 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 26 (14.44%) ITIL
3 21 (11.67%) Document Management
4 12 (6.67%) Migration
4 12 (6.67%) MVC
4 12 (6.67%) OO
5 9 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (5.00%) SOA
6 7 (3.89%) CRM
6 7 (3.89%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (3.89%) Vulnerability Management
7 6 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.33%) B2C
7 6 (3.33%) TDD
7 6 (3.33%) User Stories
8 5 (2.78%) ITSM
8 5 (2.78%) Programme Management
8 5 (2.78%) Test Scripting
9 4 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (30.00%) SQL
2 21 (11.67%) Java
2 21 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.67%) C++
4 11 (6.11%) C#
5 10 (5.56%) VB
6 9 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.78%) VBScript
9 3 (1.67%) Python
9 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.11%) C
10 2 (1.11%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.11%) Perl
10 2 (1.11%) VBA
11 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.56%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) Ruby
11 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.33%) Degree
2 6 (3.33%) MCSE
3 5 (2.78%) MCITP
3 5 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.56%) CISA
6 1 (0.56%) CISM
6 1 (0.56%) CISSP
6 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.56%) MCDST
6 1 (0.56%) MCP
6 1 (0.56%) MCSA
6 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.56%) PMP
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) SLA
2 3 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.11%) MISRA
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 94 (52.22%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.44%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (8.89%) XenApp
4 13 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (7.22%) XenDesktop
5 10 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 9 (5.00%) vSphere
7 6 (3.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.67%) Firmware
8 3 (1.67%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.67%) XenServer
9 2 (1.11%) Docker
10 1 (0.56%) Snort
10 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (10.56%) SCCM
2 3 (1.67%) SCOM
3 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.56%) EdgeSight
4 1 (0.56%) EnCase
4 1 (0.56%) Mesos
4 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) QRadar
4 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (32.78%) Citrix
2 58 (32.22%) Microsoft
3 34 (18.89%) VMware
4 14 (7.78%) IBM
5 12 (6.67%) HP
5 12 (6.67%) Oracle
6 9 (5.00%) Wyse
7 8 (4.44%) DevExpress
8 7 (3.89%) Cisco
9 6 (3.33%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.67%) Apple
10 3 (1.67%) AppSense
10 3 (1.67%) Dell
10 3 (1.67%) Intel Security
10 3 (1.67%) Lotus
10 3 (1.67%) SAP
11 2 (1.11%) Symantec
11 2 (1.11%) Thunderhead
12 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds
12 1 (0.56%) Sophos
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