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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 87 134 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.38% 23.84% 21.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.08% 76.14% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £119 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £303 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.31% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £10.60 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £33.40 £26.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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
193 176 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.35% 31.32% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 52 39
Average daily rate £430 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £10.90 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £33.10 £26.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -2 32 £181 -26.47% 2
Brentwood -1 10 £175 -58.82% 1
Basildon 0 9 £433 +73.00% 3
Southend-on-Sea -23 5 £325 +335.19%
Braintree 0 1 - -
Chelmsford - - - - 2
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Witham - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 91 (42.52%) Windows 7
2 78 (36.45%) Active Directory
3 73 (34.11%) Citrix
4 68 (31.78%) Microsoft
5 62 (28.97%) MS Office
6 61 (28.50%) MS Excel
7 59 (27.57%) Finance
8 47 (21.96%) Linux
9 46 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (18.22%) VMware
11 38 (17.76%) Blackberry
11 38 (17.76%) ITIL
11 38 (17.76%) MS Exchange
12 35 (16.36%) Incident Management
13 34 (15.89%) Law
13 34 (15.89%) SQL
14 33 (15.42%) Windows XP
15 30 (14.02%) Firewall
16 28 (13.08%) Document Management
17 26 (12.15%) IBM
18 25 (11.68%) XenApp
19 24 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
19 24 (11.21%) Oracle
19 24 (11.21%) SQL Server
20 23 (10.75%) Java
20 23 (10.75%) JavaScript
21 22 (10.28%) Cisco
22 21 (9.81%) .NET
22 21 (9.81%) XML
23 20 (9.35%) HTML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 38 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 24 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (8.41%) WebSphere
4 11 (5.14%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.67%) IIS
6 8 (3.74%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.27%) Apache
7 7 (3.27%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.34%) JBoss
9 4 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.87%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.93%) Documentum
11 2 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.93%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 62 (28.97%) MS Office
2 61 (28.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.87%) MS Project
4 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.21%) assyst
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Magento
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.34%) Office 365
2 3 (1.40%) SaaS
3 2 (0.93%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.02%) Firewall
2 17 (7.94%) DHCP
3 16 (7.48%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.61%) DNS
5 11 (5.14%) Broadband
6 10 (4.67%) SAN
7 9 (4.21%) Wireless
7 9 (4.21%) NAS
8 7 (3.27%) LAN
8 7 (3.27%) WAN
8 7 (3.27%) VPN
9 5 (2.34%) FTP
9 5 (2.34%) HTTP
9 5 (2.34%) Internet
9 5 (2.34%) Telnet
10 3 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.40%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.40%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.40%) Extranet
11 2 (0.93%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.61%) DB2
3 10 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.21%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.34%) Ingres
6 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.40%) WebFOCUS
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.40%) DTS
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) MS Access
9 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.47%) IDMS
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Ant
2 8 (3.74%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.34%) JUnit
3 5 (2.34%) Bugzilla
3 5 (2.34%) JIRA
3 5 (2.34%) Selenium
3 5 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.34%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.34%) Redmine
3 5 (2.34%) Trac
4 3 (1.40%) VisualVM
4 3 (1.40%) RequisitePro
5 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.47%) MSI
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.47%) Subversion
6 1 (0.47%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (27.57%) Finance
2 34 (15.89%) Law
3 9 (4.21%) Legal
3 9 (4.21%) Banking
3 9 (4.21%) Marketing
4 8 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.80%) Publishing
6 3 (1.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 82 (38.32%) Analyst
2 35 (16.36%) Service Analyst
2 35 (16.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (14.95%) Help Desk Analyst
4 27 (12.62%) Developer
5 26 (12.15%) Support Analyst
6 15 (7.01%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.14%) Desktop Support
8 10 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.67%) Security Analyst
8 10 (4.67%) Java Developer
8 10 (4.67%) Problem Manager
9 9 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Architect
10 8 (3.74%) IT Support
11 7 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.27%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.27%) Server Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) Project Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (9.81%) .NET
1 21 (9.81%) XML
2 20 (9.35%) HTML
3 19 (8.88%) J2EE
4 18 (8.41%) CSS
5 13 (6.07%) Web Services
6 12 (5.61%) XHTML
6 12 (5.61%) Ajax
7 11 (5.14%) HTML5
8 8 (3.74%) SOAP
9 7 (3.27%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.80%) TopLink
10 6 (2.80%) JAX-RS
10 6 (2.80%) JAX-WS
11 5 (2.34%) JSP
12 3 (1.40%) WinForms
12 3 (1.40%) WCF
13 2 (0.93%) WPF
13 2 (0.93%) WF
13 2 (0.93%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.76%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.27%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.80%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.34%) iPhone
5 4 (1.87%) Clustering
5 4 (1.87%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.40%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.93%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.93%) User Experience
8 1 (0.47%) NHS
8 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.47%) iPad
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 91 (42.52%) Windows 7
2 47 (21.96%) Linux
3 46 (21.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (15.42%) Windows XP
5 16 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (7.48%) Solaris
5 16 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.01%) UNIX
7 13 (6.07%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.21%) SUSE
9 8 (3.74%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.80%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.34%) AIX
12 4 (1.87%) Android
13 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.47%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (17.76%) ITIL
2 35 (16.36%) Incident Management
3 28 (13.08%) Document Management
4 17 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.01%) Use Case
6 13 (6.07%) ITSM
7 12 (5.61%) Migration
7 12 (5.61%) Scrum
8 11 (5.14%) Information Security
8 11 (5.14%) OO
8 11 (5.14%) RUP
8 11 (5.14%) Validation
8 11 (5.14%) Content Management
9 10 (4.67%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.21%) Data Protection
11 8 (3.74%) Time Management
11 8 (3.74%) TDD
11 8 (3.74%) User Stories
12 7 (3.27%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (15.89%) SQL
2 23 (10.75%) Java
2 23 (10.75%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 16 (7.48%) VBA
5 14 (6.54%) C#
6 11 (5.14%) VB.NET
7 10 (4.67%) Perl
8 8 (3.74%) VB
9 7 (3.27%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.80%) PHP
11 5 (2.34%) Ruby
12 4 (1.87%) VB6
13 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.93%) ABAP
15 1 (0.47%) C
15 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.47%) JCL
15 1 (0.47%) XAML
Qualifications
1 14 (6.54%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.14%) MCSE
4 6 (2.80%) MCDST
4 6 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.34%) Degree
5 5 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.87%) CISSP
6 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.40%) ISEB
7 3 (1.40%) MCITP
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.93%) CISA
8 2 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) CCNA
8 2 (0.93%) CCDP
8 2 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCP
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 78 (36.45%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.68%) XenApp
3 20 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.27%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.34%) Firmware
6 3 (1.40%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.93%) Xen
7 2 (0.93%) vSphere
8 1 (0.47%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.47%) XenServer
8 1 (0.47%) RACF
8 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.47%) Snort
Systems Management
1 12 (5.61%) SCCM
2 9 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.87%) Opsview
5 3 (1.40%) WSUS
5 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.40%) SCOM
6 2 (0.93%) Nessus
6 2 (0.93%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.93%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) Cacti
Vendors
1 73 (34.11%) Citrix
2 68 (31.78%) Microsoft
3 39 (18.22%) VMware
4 26 (12.15%) IBM
5 24 (11.21%) Oracle
6 22 (10.28%) Cisco
7 16 (7.48%) NetApp
8 14 (6.54%) HP
9 11 (5.14%) McAfee
10 10 (4.67%) Dell
11 9 (4.21%) EMC
11 9 (4.21%) Sophos
11 9 (4.21%) Symantec
12 6 (2.80%) Panasonic
13 5 (2.34%) FatWire
13 5 (2.34%) Splunk
14 4 (1.87%) Qualys
14 4 (1.87%) webMethods
14 4 (1.87%) Veeam
14 4 (1.87%) SolarWinds
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