The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 114 82 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.60% 12.85% 28.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.00% 63.08% 88.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 61
Median daily rate £325 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £441 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 25 34
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £39.36 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+5.64% +6.89%
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
150 130 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.06% 20.38% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 56 69
Median daily rate £350 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 27 38
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.60 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester +2 56 £288 -31.54% 3
Chelmsford +11 10 £350 +16.66%
Southend-on-Sea +7 5 £200 - 1
Brentwood 0 4 £105 -61.81% 2
Basildon +2 2 £260 -35.00%
Harlow +1 2 £325 +22.64% 3
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 124 (56.88%) Active Directory
2 107 (49.08%) MS Excel
3 99 (45.41%) Citrix
4 96 (44.04%) Windows 7
5 93 (42.66%) MS Office
6 82 (37.61%) Finance
7 79 (36.24%) Microsoft
8 71 (32.57%) Incident Management
9 68 (31.19%) Windows Server
10 57 (26.15%) Document Management
11 47 (21.56%) Blackberry
12 45 (20.64%) Law
13 44 (20.18%) SQL
14 40 (18.35%) SQL Server
15 35 (16.06%) VMware
16 32 (14.68%) .NET
16 32 (14.68%) Windows 8
17 25 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
18 23 (10.55%) Oracle
18 23 (10.55%) IIS
18 23 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (10.09%) SharePoint
19 22 (10.09%) ITIL
20 21 (9.63%) MS Exchange
21 20 (9.17%) Office 365
22 19 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
23 18 (8.26%) HP
24 17 (7.80%) Cisco
25 16 (7.34%) Skype for Business

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (10.55%) IIS
2 22 (10.09%) SharePoint
3 21 (9.63%) MS Exchange
4 16 (7.34%) Skype for Business
5 11 (5.05%) WebLogic
6 10 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (4.13%) Apache
8 7 (3.21%) JBoss
8 7 (3.21%) WebLogic Portal
9 6 (2.75%) GlassFish
9 6 (2.75%) SAS
10 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (1.38%) IBM Domino
11 3 (1.38%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.92%) CMS
12 2 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 107 (49.08%) MS Excel
2 93 (42.66%) MS Office
3 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.83%) assyst
3 1 (0.46%) AWD
3 1 (0.46%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.46%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.17%) Office 365
2 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.59%) Yammer
4 3 (1.38%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.46%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.42%) Internet
2 13 (5.96%) Firewall
3 12 (5.50%) DNS
3 12 (5.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.67%) SAN
5 7 (3.21%) DHCP
5 7 (3.21%) HTTP
5 7 (3.21%) VPN
6 4 (1.83%) Intranet
6 4 (1.83%) LDAP
6 4 (1.83%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.38%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.38%) VLAN
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (0.92%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.92%) PBX
8 2 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (0.92%) VoIP
9 1 (0.46%) LAN
9 1 (0.46%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.29%) GIS
4 4 (1.83%) Data Mart
4 4 (1.83%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.38%) MySQL
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.92%) DB2
6 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.46%) MS Access
7 1 (0.46%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (1.83%) Ant
2 3 (1.38%) VisualVM
3 2 (0.92%) AccuRev
3 2 (0.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.92%) Gradle
3 2 (0.92%) JUnit
3 2 (0.92%) Maven
3 2 (0.92%) MSI
3 2 (0.92%) SoapUI
3 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.92%) Subversion
3 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.46%) PVCS
4 1 (0.46%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 82 (37.61%) Finance
2 45 (20.64%) Law
3 10 (4.59%) Retail
4 7 (3.21%) Banking
5 6 (2.75%) Marketing
6 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.92%) Automotive
7 2 (0.92%) Back Office
7 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 104 (47.71%) Analyst
2 73 (33.49%) Help Desk Analyst
3 58 (26.61%) Service Analyst
3 58 (26.61%) Service Desk Analyst
4 35 (16.06%) Support Analyst
5 28 (12.84%) Help Desk Support
5 28 (12.84%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 26 (11.93%) Citrix Analyst
6 26 (11.93%) Citrix Support
6 26 (11.93%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 25 (11.47%) Active Directory Analyst
7 25 (11.47%) Windows Support Analyst
8 24 (11.01%) Active Directory Support
8 24 (11.01%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 21 (9.63%) IT Analyst
10 18 (8.26%) Applications Support
10 18 (8.26%) Developer
11 16 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (6.42%) Architect
12 14 (6.42%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.68%) .NET
2 14 (6.42%) XML
3 13 (5.96%) WCF
3 13 (5.96%) Web Services
4 12 (5.50%) SOAP
5 10 (4.59%) COM
6 8 (3.67%) Classic ASP
6 8 (3.67%) HTML
6 8 (3.67%) J2EE
7 7 (3.21%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.29%) Middleware
9 4 (1.83%) Ajax
9 4 (1.83%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.83%) COM+
9 4 (1.83%) CSS
9 4 (1.83%) WPF
9 4 (1.83%) XHTML
9 4 (1.83%) XML Messaging
10 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (21.56%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.75%) Clustering
4 5 (2.29%) iPad
5 4 (1.83%) DataPower
5 4 (1.83%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.83%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.83%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.38%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.38%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.38%) Replication
6 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.92%) iPhone
7 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.92%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 96 (44.04%) Windows 7
2 68 (31.19%) Windows Server
3 32 (14.68%) Windows 8
4 25 (11.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (6.42%) Linux
7 12 (5.50%) Unix
8 9 (4.13%) Solaris
9 7 (3.21%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.38%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.46%) Android
14 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.57%) Incident Management
2 57 (26.15%) Document Management
3 22 (10.09%) ITIL
4 15 (6.88%) CRM
5 11 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (5.05%) Data Management
5 11 (5.05%) Network Load Balancing
6 10 (4.59%) Case Management
6 10 (4.59%) Configuration Management
6 10 (4.59%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.21%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.21%) Information Security
9 6 (2.75%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.75%) OO
9 6 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (2.75%) Project Management
9 6 (2.75%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.18%) SQL
2 13 (5.96%) C#
3 12 (5.50%) Java
4 7 (3.21%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.21%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.75%) C++
6 5 (2.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.29%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.29%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.83%) VB
8 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) COBOL
9 1 (0.46%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.21%) CISSP
3 5 (2.29%) Degree
3 5 (2.29%) MCSE
4 4 (1.83%) CCNA
4 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.83%) MOS
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.92%) CCNP
6 2 (0.92%) CISA
6 2 (0.92%) CISM
6 2 (0.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.92%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.46%) CCA
7 1 (0.46%) CCDA
7 1 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.46%) GSEC
7 1 (0.46%) MCITP
7 1 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
System Software
1 124 (56.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.05%) XenApp
4 10 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.29%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.38%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.92%) vSphere
10 1 (0.46%) Firmware
10 1 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (5.96%) SCCM
2 6 (2.75%) SCOM
3 3 (1.38%) Opsview
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 99 (45.41%) Citrix
2 79 (36.24%) Microsoft
3 35 (16.06%) VMware
4 23 (10.55%) Oracle
5 18 (8.26%) HP
6 17 (7.80%) Cisco
7 14 (6.42%) CheckPoint
8 11 (5.05%) SAP
9 10 (4.59%) IBM
9 10 (4.59%) Infor
9 10 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (3.21%) webMethods
11 5 (2.29%) BEA
11 5 (2.29%) Dell
11 5 (2.29%) NetApp
12 4 (1.83%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.83%) SunGard
13 3 (1.38%) DevExpress
13 3 (1.38%) Kaspersky
13 3 (1.38%) Splunk
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