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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 82 127 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.59% 23.26% 22.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.93% 73.84% 88.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £133 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.63 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £32.35 £28.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.70 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -8.44%
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
191 172 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 36.31% 31.50% 25.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 50 48
Average daily rate £450 £368 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £140 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.33 £22.98 £26.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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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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 -2 31 £193 -21.90% 2
Brentwood +2 11 £175 -58.82%
Basildon -1 8 £340 +36.00% 3
Southend-on-Sea -21 5 £325 -
Stanford-le-Hope - - - -
Witham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 5
Harlow - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 2
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 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 92 (43.19%) Windows 7
2 79 (37.09%) Active Directory
3 73 (34.27%) Citrix
4 65 (30.52%) Microsoft
5 62 (29.11%) MS Office
6 61 (28.64%) MS Excel
7 59 (27.70%) Finance
8 46 (21.60%) Linux
9 45 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (17.84%) MS Exchange
10 38 (17.84%) Blackberry
11 37 (17.37%) VMware
12 36 (16.90%) ITIL
13 35 (16.43%) Incident Management
14 34 (15.96%) Law
14 34 (15.96%) Windows XP
15 32 (15.02%) SQL
16 29 (13.62%) Firewall
17 28 (13.15%) Document Management
18 26 (12.21%) IBM
19 25 (11.74%) Oracle
19 25 (11.74%) XenApp
20 23 (10.80%) SQL Server
20 23 (10.80%) Java
20 23 (10.80%) JavaScript
21 22 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
22 21 (9.86%) Cisco
23 20 (9.39%) HTML
23 20 (9.39%) .NET
24 19 (8.92%) J2EE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (8.45%) WebSphere
4 12 (5.63%) WebLogic
5 11 (5.16%) IIS
6 8 (3.76%) Apache
6 8 (3.76%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.29%) MQSeries
8 6 (2.82%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.82%) JBoss
9 5 (2.35%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (2.35%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.94%) Documentum
12 2 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 62 (29.11%) MS Office
2 61 (28.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.88%) MS Project
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.23%) assyst
2 2 (0.94%) 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 7 (3.29%) Office 365
2 3 (1.41%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.62%) Firewall
2 17 (7.98%) DHCP
3 16 (7.51%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.63%) DNS
5 11 (5.16%) Broadband
6 10 (4.69%) SAN
7 9 (4.23%) Wireless
7 9 (4.23%) NAS
8 7 (3.29%) LAN
8 7 (3.29%) WAN
8 7 (3.29%) VPN
9 6 (2.82%) Internet
10 5 (2.35%) FTP
10 5 (2.35%) HTTP
10 5 (2.35%) Telnet
11 3 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.41%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.41%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.41%) Extranet
12 2 (0.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.63%) DB2
3 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.35%) Ingres
5 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.41%) WebFOCUS
6 3 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.41%) DTS
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.94%) MS Access
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (0.47%) IDMS
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (5.16%) Ant
2 8 (3.76%) Eclipse
3 5 (2.35%) JUnit
3 5 (2.35%) Bugzilla
3 5 (2.35%) JIRA
3 5 (2.35%) Selenium
3 5 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (2.35%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.35%) Redmine
3 5 (2.35%) Trac
4 3 (1.41%) VisualVM
4 3 (1.41%) RequisitePro
5 1 (0.47%) MSI
5 1 (0.47%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.47%) Subversion
5 1 (0.47%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 59 (27.70%) Finance
2 34 (15.96%) Law
3 9 (4.23%) Legal
3 9 (4.23%) Marketing
4 8 (3.76%) Banking
5 7 (3.29%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.82%) Publishing
7 3 (1.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 83 (38.97%) Analyst
2 35 (16.43%) Help Desk Analyst
2 35 (16.43%) Service Analyst
2 35 (16.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 29 (13.62%) Support Analyst
4 25 (11.74%) Developer
5 17 (7.98%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.69%) Desktop Support
7 10 (4.69%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.69%) Problem Manager
8 9 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
9 8 (3.76%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.76%) Architect
9 8 (3.76%) IT Support
10 7 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 7 (3.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.29%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (3.29%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (3.29%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.39%) HTML
1 20 (9.39%) .NET
2 19 (8.92%) J2EE
2 19 (8.92%) XML
3 18 (8.45%) CSS
4 12 (5.63%) XHTML
4 12 (5.63%) Ajax
5 11 (5.16%) Web Services
5 11 (5.16%) HTML5
6 8 (3.76%) SOAP
7 6 (2.82%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.82%) TopLink
7 6 (2.82%) JAX-WS
7 6 (2.82%) JAX-RS
8 5 (2.35%) JSP
9 4 (1.88%) WCF
10 3 (1.41%) WPF
10 3 (1.41%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.94%) jQuery
11 2 (0.94%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.84%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.29%) Data Structures
3 6 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.35%) iPhone
5 4 (1.88%) Clustering
5 4 (1.88%) Web 2.0
6 3 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.94%) User Experience
7 2 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.94%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.94%) Mainframe
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 92 (43.19%) Windows 7
2 46 (21.60%) Linux
3 45 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (15.96%) Windows XP
5 16 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (7.51%) Solaris
6 15 (7.04%) UNIX
6 15 (7.04%) Windows 8
6 15 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.23%) SUSE
8 7 (3.29%) Windows Vista
9 6 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.35%) AIX
11 3 (1.41%) Android
12 2 (0.94%) HPUX
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.47%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (16.90%) ITIL
2 35 (16.43%) Incident Management
3 28 (13.15%) Document Management
4 16 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.04%) Use Case
6 13 (6.10%) ITSM
7 12 (5.63%) Migration
8 11 (5.16%) Scrum
8 11 (5.16%) OO
8 11 (5.16%) RUP
8 11 (5.16%) Validation
8 11 (5.16%) Content Management
9 10 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (4.23%) Information Security
10 9 (4.23%) Data Protection
11 8 (3.76%) TDD
11 8 (3.76%) User Stories
12 7 (3.29%) Regression Testing
12 7 (3.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.02%) SQL
2 23 (10.80%) Java
2 23 (10.80%) JavaScript
3 17 (7.98%) PowerShell
4 16 (7.51%) VBA
5 11 (5.16%) C#
6 10 (4.69%) Perl
7 9 (4.23%) VB.NET
8 8 (3.76%) VB
9 7 (3.29%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.82%) PHP
11 5 (2.35%) Ruby
12 4 (1.88%) VB6
13 3 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.94%) ABAP
15 1 (0.47%) Assembly Language
15 1 (0.47%) JCL
15 1 (0.47%) C
15 1 (0.47%) FQL
15 1 (0.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 13 (6.10%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.16%) MCSE
4 6 (2.82%) MCDST
4 6 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.35%) Degree
5 5 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.88%) CISSP
6 4 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.41%) ISEB
7 3 (1.41%) MCITP
8 2 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.94%) CISA
8 2 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.94%) CCNP
8 2 (0.94%) CCNA
8 2 (0.94%) CCDP
8 2 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.47%) MCP
9 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) SLA
2 4 (1.88%) QA
3 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 79 (37.09%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.74%) XenApp
3 19 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.35%) Firmware
6 3 (1.41%) MetaFrame
7 2 (0.94%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.94%) Xen
7 2 (0.94%) 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 (5.63%) SCCM
2 9 (4.23%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.88%) Opsview
5 3 (1.41%) WSUS
5 3 (1.41%) OpenView
5 3 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.94%) SCOM
6 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
7 1 (0.47%) Cacti
7 1 (0.47%) Nessus
7 1 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.47%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 73 (34.27%) Citrix
2 65 (30.52%) Microsoft
3 37 (17.37%) VMware
4 26 (12.21%) IBM
5 25 (11.74%) Oracle
6 21 (9.86%) Cisco
7 16 (7.51%) HP
7 16 (7.51%) NetApp
8 11 (5.16%) McAfee
9 10 (4.69%) Dell
10 9 (4.23%) EMC
10 9 (4.23%) Sophos
10 9 (4.23%) Symantec
11 6 (2.82%) Panasonic
12 5 (2.35%) webMethods
12 5 (2.35%) FatWire
13 4 (1.88%) Remedy
13 4 (1.88%) Veeam
13 4 (1.88%) SAP
13 4 (1.88%) Avaya
Essex
Proteus Europe
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Braintree, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Essex
Red10
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Red10
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago