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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 88 141 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 17.56% 23.66% 23.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.09% 75.40% 84.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 38
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£338 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £123 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.91%
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
183 187 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.53% 31.38% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 61 44
Average daily rate £425 £335 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +27.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
(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 30 £135 -60.72% 2
Brentwood 0 13 £225 -47.05% 6
Basildon +1 8 £525 +169.23% 4
Southend-on-Sea -21 4 £325 +298.77% 2
Braintree 0 1 - -
Chelmsford -4 1 £180 +24.13% 3
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Witham - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Canvey Island - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 81 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 79 (41.80%) Windows 7
3 69 (36.51%) Citrix
4 66 (34.92%) Microsoft
5 58 (30.69%) MS Office
6 56 (29.63%) MS Excel
7 53 (28.04%) Finance
8 52 (27.51%) Linux
9 41 (21.69%) VMware
10 36 (19.05%) Blackberry
11 35 (18.52%) ITIL
11 35 (18.52%) Incident Management
12 34 (17.99%) SQL
13 33 (17.46%) MS Exchange
14 32 (16.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (15.87%) Law
16 27 (14.29%) Document Management
17 26 (13.76%) Firewall
18 25 (13.23%) Windows XP
18 25 (13.23%) XenApp
19 22 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
19 22 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 22 (11.64%) Oracle
19 22 (11.64%) IBM
20 20 (10.58%) HP
20 20 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
21 19 (10.05%) Cisco
21 19 (10.05%) SQL Server
21 19 (10.05%) Java
21 19 (10.05%) J2EE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 33 (17.46%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.99%) WebSphere
4 15 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (5.29%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.23%) IIS
6 8 (4.23%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.70%) Lync
7 7 (3.70%) MQSeries
8 5 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.12%) Apache
9 4 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.06%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.06%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.06%) JBoss
11 2 (1.06%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.06%) CMS
11 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 58 (30.69%) MS Office
2 56 (29.63%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.12%) assyst
2 2 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.12%) Office 365
2 3 (1.59%) SaaS
3 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.76%) Firewall
2 14 (7.41%) SAN
3 13 (6.88%) DHCP
3 13 (6.88%) TCP/IP
4 11 (5.82%) Broadband
5 9 (4.76%) DNS
5 9 (4.76%) Wireless
5 9 (4.76%) NAS
6 7 (3.70%) WAN
6 7 (3.70%) LAN
7 6 (3.17%) VPN
8 5 (2.65%) FTP
8 5 (2.65%) HTTP
8 5 (2.65%) Telnet
9 4 (2.12%) Internet
10 3 (1.59%) Extranet
10 3 (1.59%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.06%) Network Security
11 2 (1.06%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.35%) DB2
3 9 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.59%) WebFOCUS
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.06%) MySQL
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) MS Access
8 1 (0.53%) Ingres
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.53%) IDMS
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 9 (4.76%) Ant
2 8 (4.23%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.65%) Bugzilla
3 5 (2.65%) JIRA
3 5 (2.65%) Selenium
3 5 (2.65%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.65%) Redmine
3 5 (2.65%) Trac
4 4 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (2.12%) JUnit
5 2 (1.06%) VisualVM
5 2 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.53%) RequisitePro
6 1 (0.53%) MSI
6 1 (0.53%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.53%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) Lombardi
General
1 53 (28.04%) Finance
2 30 (15.87%) Law
3 8 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 8 (4.23%) Banking
3 8 (4.23%) Marketing
4 6 (3.17%) Legal
5 5 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.59%) Automotive
6 3 (1.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Retail
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Local Government
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (41.27%) Analyst
2 33 (17.46%) Service Analyst
2 33 (17.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (15.87%) Help Desk Analyst
4 27 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 21 (11.11%) Developer
6 10 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.29%) Security Analyst
7 9 (4.76%) Java Developer
7 9 (4.76%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.23%) Administrator
8 8 (4.23%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.70%) Architect
9 7 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (3.70%) Server Engineer
9 7 (3.70%) IT Support
10 6 (3.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 6 (3.17%) Problem Manager
10 6 (3.17%) .NET Developer
10 6 (3.17%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.05%) J2EE
2 16 (8.47%) .NET
3 15 (7.94%) XML
4 14 (7.41%) HTML
4 14 (7.41%) Web Services
5 13 (6.88%) CSS
6 10 (5.29%) XHTML
6 10 (5.29%) Ajax
6 10 (5.29%) HTML5
7 7 (3.70%) SOAP
8 6 (3.17%) TopLink
8 6 (3.17%) JAX-RS
8 6 (3.17%) JAX-WS
9 5 (2.65%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.12%) JSP
11 3 (1.59%) WinForms
11 3 (1.59%) WCF
12 2 (1.06%) WPF
12 2 (1.06%) WF
12 2 (1.06%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 36 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.35%) Clustering
3 7 (3.70%) Data Structures
4 6 (3.17%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.12%) iPhone
6 3 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.59%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.06%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.06%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.06%) User Experience
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) NHS
8 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.53%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 79 (41.80%) Windows 7
2 52 (27.51%) Linux
3 32 (16.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (13.23%) Windows XP
5 22 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (7.94%) Solaris
8 14 (7.41%) UNIX
9 10 (5.29%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.76%) SUSE
11 5 (2.65%) AIX
11 5 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (2.65%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.65%) Windows Vista
12 4 (2.12%) Android
12 4 (2.12%) CentOS
12 4 (2.12%) VMS
12 4 (2.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.52%) ITIL
1 35 (18.52%) Incident Management
2 27 (14.29%) Document Management
3 16 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (7.41%) Migration
5 12 (6.35%) Use Case
6 10 (5.29%) Validation
6 10 (5.29%) Content Management
6 10 (5.29%) Scrum
6 10 (5.29%) Information Security
7 9 (4.76%) RUP
7 9 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 8 (4.23%) OO
8 8 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.23%) TDD
8 8 (4.23%) User Stories
9 7 (3.70%) Project Management
9 7 (3.70%) Time Management
9 7 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (3.70%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.99%) SQL
2 19 (10.05%) Java
3 18 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 17 (8.99%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.35%) C#
6 10 (5.29%) Perl
6 10 (5.29%) VBA
7 8 (4.23%) VB.NET
8 7 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.17%) PHP
10 5 (2.65%) Ruby
11 3 (1.59%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.06%) VB
13 1 (0.53%) C++
13 1 (0.53%) COBOL
13 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.53%) C
13 1 (0.53%) FQL
13 1 (0.53%) Python
13 1 (0.53%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (4.23%) MCSE
4 5 (2.65%) MCDST
5 4 (2.12%) Degree
5 4 (2.12%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.59%) MCITP
6 3 (1.59%) ISEB
6 3 (1.59%) CISSP
6 3 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.06%) CISA
7 2 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.06%) CCDP
7 2 (1.06%) CCNP
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.65%) SLA
2 4 (2.12%) QA
3 2 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 81 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (13.23%) XenApp
3 22 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.65%) Firmware
7 4 (2.12%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.59%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.06%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.53%) vSphere
10 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.53%) RACF
10 1 (0.53%) Snort
10 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (6.88%) SCCM
2 6 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.59%) Opsview
5 3 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.59%) WSUS
6 2 (1.06%) SCOM
6 2 (1.06%) Nessus
6 2 (1.06%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.53%) Nagios
7 1 (0.53%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.53%) Cacti
Vendors
1 69 (36.51%) Citrix
2 66 (34.92%) Microsoft
3 41 (21.69%) VMware
4 22 (11.64%) IBM
4 22 (11.64%) Oracle
5 20 (10.58%) HP
6 19 (10.05%) Cisco
7 10 (5.29%) McAfee
8 8 (4.23%) Sophos
8 8 (4.23%) Dell
8 8 (4.23%) 3PAR
9 7 (3.70%) NetApp
10 6 (3.17%) EMC
10 6 (3.17%) Symantec
11 5 (2.65%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.65%) Brocade
11 5 (2.65%) Panasonic
12 4 (2.12%) Splunk
12 4 (2.12%) Qualys
12 4 (2.12%) FatWire
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago