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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 84 103 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.18% 20.85% 23.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.83% 73.57% 84.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 49
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£295 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £142 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -11.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.92 £31.58 £32.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
159 140 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.52% 28.34% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 57
Average daily rate £425 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £513 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.11 £23.46 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +1 33 £244 - 9
Brentwood +3 11 £206 - 5
Basildon -7 4 £340 - 3
Southend-on-Sea -11 3 - -
Chelmsford +1 2 £180 +24.13% 2
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Witham - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 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 96 (41.56%) Windows 7
2 83 (35.93%) Microsoft
3 82 (35.50%) Active Directory
4 76 (32.90%) Citrix
5 63 (27.27%) MS Office
6 61 (26.41%) Finance
7 57 (24.68%) MS Excel
8 51 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (20.35%) MS Exchange
10 45 (19.48%) VMware
11 41 (17.75%) Linux
12 39 (16.88%) Blackberry
13 38 (16.45%) ITIL
14 37 (16.02%) Windows XP
15 31 (13.42%) Incident Management
16 30 (12.99%) SQL
17 29 (12.55%) Firewall
17 29 (12.55%) Law
18 27 (11.69%) Oracle
19 26 (11.26%) IBM
20 25 (10.82%) SQL Server
20 25 (10.82%) .NET
20 25 (10.82%) XenApp
21 24 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
21 24 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (10.39%) Cisco
22 23 (9.96%) TCP/IP
22 23 (9.96%) Document Management
23 21 (9.09%) DHCP
24 20 (8.66%) Java

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 47 (20.35%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (6.93%) WebLogic
5 15 (6.49%) IIS
6 14 (6.06%) Apache
6 14 (6.06%) WebSphere
7 13 (5.63%) SharePoint
8 12 (5.19%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.90%) GlassFish
10 7 (3.03%) MQSeries
11 6 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.87%) Documentum
14 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 63 (27.27%) MS Office
2 57 (24.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.87%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.90%) assyst
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Magento
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.76%) Office 365
2 9 (3.90%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.30%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.55%) Firewall
2 23 (9.96%) TCP/IP
3 21 (9.09%) DHCP
4 17 (7.36%) DNS
5 12 (5.19%) Broadband
5 12 (5.19%) SAN
5 12 (5.19%) NAS
6 10 (4.33%) Wireless
7 8 (3.46%) LAN
7 8 (3.46%) WAN
8 7 (3.03%) IP Telephony
9 6 (2.60%) Telnet
9 6 (2.60%) VPN
9 6 (2.60%) FTP
9 6 (2.60%) HTTP
10 5 (2.16%) Internet
11 4 (1.73%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.30%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.30%) Network Security
12 3 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.19%) DB2
3 9 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 8 (3.46%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.03%) Ingres
6 6 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.73%) DTS
8 4 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.30%) WebFOCUS
10 2 (0.87%) MS Access
10 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.43%) IDMS
11 1 (0.43%) MySQL
11 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Ant
2 6 (2.60%) Bugzilla
2 6 (2.60%) JUnit
2 6 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (2.60%) Selenium
2 6 (2.60%) JIRA
2 6 (2.60%) Redmine
2 6 (2.60%) Trac
3 5 (2.16%) VisualVM
4 3 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.30%) RequisitePro
5 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.43%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.43%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.43%) Subversion
6 1 (0.43%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 61 (26.41%) Finance
2 29 (12.55%) Law
3 11 (4.76%) Legal
4 8 (3.46%) Banking
5 6 (2.60%) Publishing
6 5 (2.16%) Marketing
6 5 (2.16%) French Language
6 5 (2.16%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.43%) Billing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (33.77%) Analyst
2 34 (14.72%) Service Analyst
2 34 (14.72%) Service Desk Analyst
3 32 (13.85%) Support Analyst
4 31 (13.42%) Help Desk Analyst
5 25 (10.82%) Support Engineer
6 24 (10.39%) Developer
7 15 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.33%) Help Desk Support
9 10 (4.33%) Desktop Support
9 10 (4.33%) Problem Manager
9 10 (4.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.33%) IT Support
10 9 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.46%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (3.03%) Architect
12 7 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (3.03%) Server Engineer
13 6 (2.60%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.82%) .NET
2 20 (8.66%) XML
3 18 (7.79%) HTML
4 15 (6.49%) CSS
5 14 (6.06%) J2EE
6 8 (3.46%) XHTML
6 8 (3.46%) Ajax
7 7 (3.03%) HTML5
8 6 (2.60%) JSP
8 6 (2.60%) ASP.NET
8 6 (2.60%) COM+
8 6 (2.60%) Web Services
9 4 (1.73%) SOAP
9 4 (1.73%) WCF
9 4 (1.73%) WPF
9 4 (1.73%) Silverlight
10 2 (0.87%) MSMQ
11 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 1 (0.43%) Reactive Extensions
11 1 (0.43%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (16.88%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.90%) iPhone
3 6 (2.60%) Firmware
4 5 (2.16%) Web 2.0
4 5 (2.16%) Clustering
5 4 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.30%) DataPower
6 3 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.87%) User Experience
7 2 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.87%) Open Source
7 2 (0.87%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.43%) iPad
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 96 (41.56%) Windows 7
2 51 (22.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (17.75%) Linux
4 37 (16.02%) Windows XP
5 19 (8.23%) Windows 8
6 18 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.63%) UNIX
9 12 (5.19%) Solaris
10 11 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.90%) Windows Vista
11 9 (3.90%) SUSE
12 6 (2.60%) Apple iOS
13 5 (2.16%) AIX
14 3 (1.30%) Android
15 2 (0.87%) HPUX
16 1 (0.43%) OpenVMS
16 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.45%) ITIL
2 31 (13.42%) Incident Management
3 23 (9.96%) Document Management
4 13 (5.63%) ITSM
5 11 (4.76%) Use Case
5 11 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 11 (4.76%) Migration
6 10 (4.33%) OO
6 10 (4.33%) Data Protection
6 10 (4.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (3.90%) Service Management
8 7 (3.03%) Content Management
8 7 (3.03%) Data Analysis
8 7 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.03%) SOA
8 7 (3.03%) RUP
8 7 (3.03%) Project Management
8 7 (3.03%) Scrum
8 7 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.99%) SQL
2 20 (8.66%) Java
2 20 (8.66%) JavaScript
3 19 (8.23%) PowerShell
4 18 (7.79%) VBA
5 13 (5.63%) C#
6 11 (4.76%) VB
6 11 (4.76%) Perl
7 10 (4.33%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.46%) PHP
8 8 (3.46%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.60%) Ruby
9 6 (2.60%) VB6
10 4 (1.73%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.87%) ABAP
12 1 (0.43%) FQL
12 1 (0.43%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) JCL
12 1 (0.43%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.33%) MCSE
4 7 (3.03%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.73%) Degree
6 4 (1.73%) MCDST
7 3 (1.30%) CCNA
8 2 (0.87%) MCP
8 2 (0.87%) CISSP
8 2 (0.87%) CCDP
8 2 (0.87%) CCNP
8 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.87%) MCITP
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.46%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 82 (35.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.82%) XenApp
3 24 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.73%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.30%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.30%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.87%) NFS
8 2 (0.87%) Xen
8 2 (0.87%) vSphere
8 2 (0.87%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.43%) XenServer
9 1 (0.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (5.19%) SCCM
2 10 (4.33%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.60%) Opsview
4 5 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.30%) WSUS
5 3 (1.30%) OpenView
5 3 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.43%) Cacti
6 1 (0.43%) SCOM
6 1 (0.43%) Nagios
6 1 (0.43%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 83 (35.93%) Microsoft
2 76 (32.90%) Citrix
3 45 (19.48%) VMware
4 27 (11.69%) Oracle
5 26 (11.26%) IBM
6 24 (10.39%) Cisco
7 16 (6.93%) NetApp
8 13 (5.63%) HP
9 12 (5.19%) JBoss
10 11 (4.76%) EMC
11 9 (3.90%) webMethods
11 9 (3.90%) Symantec
12 8 (3.46%) McAfee
12 8 (3.46%) Dell
13 7 (3.03%) Sophos
14 6 (2.60%) FatWire
15 5 (2.16%) Splunk
15 5 (2.16%) SAP
16 4 (1.73%) Remedy
16 4 (1.73%) Avaya
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