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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 110 133 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.83% 20.59% 19.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.29% 77.33% 65.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 52 36
Median daily rate £275 £363 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% +30.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 21
Median hourly rate £16.50 £28.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +72.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
137 172 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.93% 26.63% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 73 59
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £583 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 25
Median hourly rate £16.50 £29.46 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.99% +3.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.01% +5.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +1 40 £175 -65.68% 1
Chelmsford +4 10 £350 +27.27% 4
Southend-on-Sea +4 4 £200 -64.60%
Harlow +2 3 £300 -8.04% 1
Basildon -2 2 £186 -
Brentwood -4 2 £300 +35.44% 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 116 (53.21%) Active Directory
2 105 (48.17%) MS Excel
3 92 (42.20%) Citrix
4 91 (41.74%) Windows 7
5 87 (39.91%) MS Office
6 82 (37.61%) Microsoft
7 71 (32.57%) Incident Management
8 70 (32.11%) Finance
9 57 (26.15%) Windows Server
10 53 (24.31%) Document Management
11 44 (20.18%) Blackberry
11 44 (20.18%) Oracle
12 38 (17.43%) Law
13 37 (16.97%) SQL
14 35 (16.06%) SQL Server
15 34 (15.60%) Windows 8
16 29 (13.30%) CRM
17 28 (12.84%) VMware
18 25 (11.47%) .NET
19 24 (11.01%) Office 365
20 23 (10.55%) SharePoint
21 20 (9.17%) ITIL
21 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
21 20 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
21 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
22 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
22 19 (8.72%) Skype for Business
23 18 (8.26%) Data Analysis
23 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
23 18 (8.26%) IIS

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%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.72%) Skype for Business
3 18 (8.26%) IIS
4 15 (6.88%) MS Exchange
5 14 (6.42%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (5.05%) Apache
6 11 (5.05%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.21%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (2.75%) SAS
9 5 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (2.29%) JBoss
10 4 (1.83%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.92%) CMS
11 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 105 (48.17%) MS Excel
2 87 (39.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (6.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.75%) assyst
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.92%) CODA-Financials
4 2 (0.92%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.46%) AWD
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.01%) Office 365
2 19 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (6.42%) Yammer
4 5 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.38%) IBM Cloud
5 3 (1.38%) IBM SmartCloud
6 2 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.92%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.92%) iTunes
7 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.42%) Firewall
2 11 (5.05%) Internet
2 11 (5.05%) TCP/IP
3 10 (4.59%) VPN
4 7 (3.21%) DNS
4 7 (3.21%) HTTP
5 6 (2.75%) SAN
6 4 (1.83%) Intranet
6 4 (1.83%) iSCSI
6 4 (1.83%) LDAP
6 4 (1.83%) VLAN
7 2 (0.92%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
7 2 (0.92%) Network Security
7 2 (0.92%) PBX
7 2 (0.92%) VoIP
8 1 (0.46%) Extranet
8 1 (0.46%) NAS
8 1 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.42%) DB2
2 14 (6.42%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.67%) Big Data
4 5 (2.29%) GIS
5 4 (1.83%) Data Mart
6 3 (1.38%) MySQL
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.92%) DataStage
7 2 (0.92%) Essbase
7 2 (0.92%) MS Access
7 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Subversion
1 3 (1.38%) VisualVM
2 2 (0.92%) AccuRev
2 2 (0.92%) Ant
2 2 (0.92%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.92%) Gradle
2 2 (0.92%) JUnit
2 2 (0.92%) MSI
2 2 (0.92%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.46%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.46%) PVCS
3 1 (0.46%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 70 (32.11%) Finance
2 38 (17.43%) Law
3 14 (6.42%) Retail
4 5 (2.29%) Marketing
5 4 (1.83%) Automotive
5 4 (1.83%) Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) French Language
7 1 (0.46%) Front Office
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 118 (54.13%) Analyst
2 73 (33.49%) Help Desk Analyst
3 54 (24.77%) Service Analyst
3 54 (24.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 40 (18.35%) Support Analyst
5 34 (15.60%) Help Desk Support
5 34 (15.60%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 32 (14.68%) Citrix Analyst
6 32 (14.68%) Citrix Support
6 32 (14.68%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 32 (14.68%) Windows Support Analyst
7 31 (14.22%) Active Directory Analyst
8 30 (13.76%) Active Directory Support
8 30 (13.76%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 19 (8.72%) IT Analyst
10 17 (7.80%) Applications Support
10 17 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (6.42%) Architect
11 14 (6.42%) Consultant
12 10 (4.59%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.47%) .NET
2 13 (5.96%) COM
3 11 (5.05%) J2EE
4 9 (4.13%) XML
5 8 (3.67%) Classic ASP
5 8 (3.67%) WCF
5 8 (3.67%) Web Services
6 7 (3.21%) SOAP
7 6 (2.75%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.75%) HTML
8 4 (1.83%) COM+
8 4 (1.83%) Middleware
9 2 (0.92%) Ajax
9 2 (0.92%) CSS
9 2 (0.92%) HTML5
9 2 (0.92%) JSP
9 2 (0.92%) LESS
9 2 (0.92%) Sass
9 2 (0.92%) XHTML
9 2 (0.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (20.18%) Blackberry
2 16 (7.34%) Mainframe
3 10 (4.59%) Mathematics
4 8 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.21%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 5 (2.29%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.83%) DataPower
8 4 (1.83%) EMV
8 4 (1.83%) iPad
9 3 (1.38%) Clustering
9 3 (1.38%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.38%) iPhone
9 3 (1.38%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.92%) BYOD
10 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (41.74%) Windows 7
2 57 (26.15%) Windows Server
3 34 (15.60%) Windows 8
4 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.34%) Windows Vista
7 14 (6.42%) Linux
8 12 (5.50%) Solaris
8 12 (5.50%) Unix
9 5 (2.29%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.83%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.38%) AIX
11 3 (1.38%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.92%) Android
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (32.57%) Incident Management
2 53 (24.31%) Document Management
3 29 (13.30%) CRM
4 20 (9.17%) ITIL
4 20 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (8.26%) Data Analysis
6 16 (7.34%) Analytics
6 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (6.88%) Business Analysis
8 14 (6.42%) Campaign Management
8 14 (6.42%) Case Management
8 14 (6.42%) Configuration Management
8 14 (6.42%) Customer Analytics
8 14 (6.42%) Data Analytics
8 14 (6.42%) Data Management
9 11 (5.05%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (4.59%) Project Management
10 10 (4.59%) Service Delivery
11 9 (4.13%) Information Security
12 8 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.97%) SQL
2 10 (4.59%) Java
3 9 (4.13%) Shell Script
4 6 (2.75%) C#
4 6 (2.75%) VB
5 5 (2.29%) C++
6 4 (1.83%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.83%) VBA
7 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.38%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.92%) COBOL
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (7.34%) Degree
2 8 (3.67%) CISSP
3 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.29%) MOS
5 4 (1.83%) CCNA
5 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.38%) CISA
6 3 (1.38%) CISM
6 3 (1.38%) MCSE
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.38%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) CCA
7 2 (0.92%) CCNP
7 2 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (0.92%) MCP
7 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.46%) CCDA
8 1 (0.46%) HND
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (3.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.38%) QA
System Software
1 116 (53.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (4.13%) XenApp
4 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.92%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.92%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.46%) Firmware
7 1 (0.46%) vSphere
7 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) SCCM
2 5 (2.29%) SCOM
3 3 (1.38%) Control-M
3 3 (1.38%) IBM Cloud Orchestrator
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.38%) Opsview
4 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.46%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 92 (42.20%) Citrix
2 82 (37.61%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.18%) Oracle
4 28 (12.84%) VMware
5 17 (7.80%) Cisco
6 15 (6.88%) CheckPoint
6 15 (6.88%) HP
6 15 (6.88%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (6.88%) SAP
7 14 (6.42%) Infor
8 9 (4.13%) webMethods
9 8 (3.67%) Dell
10 7 (3.21%) BEA
11 6 (2.75%) IBM
11 6 (2.75%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.29%) Apple
13 4 (1.83%) Clearswift
13 4 (1.83%) Juniper
13 4 (1.83%) NetApp
13 4 (1.83%) SunGard
Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Chelmsford
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £180 - £210 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago