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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 100 126 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.03% 26.09% 20.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.52% 85.14% 80.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 29
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £165 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 31
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £31.50 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
155 148 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.84% 30.64% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 71 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £165 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £474 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 38
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £33.24 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -2 21 £510 +104.00% 6
Chelmsford -6 14 £288 +59.72%
Brentwood -1 9 £218 +32.12% 4
Basildon -5 7 £400 - 1
Harlow 0 4 £326 -6.78%
Southend-on-Sea -15 1 £565 +36.96% 1
Billericay - 1 £250 -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 71 (38.17%) Active Directory
2 66 (35.48%) Linux
3 58 (31.18%) Finance
4 54 (29.03%) SQL
5 53 (28.49%) Microsoft
6 48 (25.81%) Windows 7
7 47 (25.27%) Citrix
8 44 (23.66%) VMware
8 44 (23.66%) UNIX
9 36 (19.35%) MS Excel
10 35 (18.82%) Solaris
10 35 (18.82%) MS Office
11 34 (18.28%) XML
11 34 (18.28%) Relational Database
12 31 (16.67%) Java
12 31 (16.67%) IBM
13 30 (16.13%) HTML
14 29 (15.59%) JavaScript
14 29 (15.59%) WebSphere
15 28 (15.05%) J2EE
15 28 (15.05%) CSS
15 28 (15.05%) Content Management
16 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (14.52%) Web Services
16 27 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (13.98%) Ajax
17 26 (13.98%) SOAP
17 26 (13.98%) ITIL
18 25 (13.44%) Ant
18 25 (13.44%) HTML5

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 29 (15.59%) WebSphere
2 20 (10.75%) IIS
3 14 (7.53%) MS Exchange
4 12 (6.45%) WebLogic
5 8 (4.30%) JBoss
5 8 (4.30%) GlassFish
6 7 (3.76%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.69%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.69%) Lync
7 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (2.15%) Apache
9 3 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.61%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (1.61%) CMS
10 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.08%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 36 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 35 (18.82%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.54%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.30%) Google Analytics
2 5 (2.69%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.08%) Taleo
3 2 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.53%) DNS
1 14 (7.53%) Firewall
2 12 (6.45%) DHCP
3 9 (4.84%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.30%) SAN
5 7 (3.76%) NAS
6 5 (2.69%) WAN
6 5 (2.69%) LAN
7 4 (2.15%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.61%) Wireless
8 3 (1.61%) VLAN
8 3 (1.61%) LDAP
8 3 (1.61%) HTTPS
8 3 (1.61%) Internet
9 2 (1.08%) FTP
9 2 (1.08%) HTTP
9 2 (1.08%) Broadband
9 2 (1.08%) Network Security
9 2 (1.08%) Telnet
9 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.28%) Relational Database
2 22 (11.83%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.15%) MySQL
4 3 (1.61%) SQLite
4 3 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) DB2
6 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (13.44%) Ant
2 18 (9.68%) Eclipse
3 17 (9.14%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.23%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.69%) Subversion
5 5 (2.69%) Maven
5 5 (2.69%) JIRA
6 4 (2.15%) Selenium
6 4 (2.15%) JUnit
6 4 (2.15%) MSI
7 3 (1.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.61%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.08%) Trac
8 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (1.08%) Redmine
8 2 (1.08%) HP UFT
8 2 (1.08%) AccuRev
8 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 58 (31.18%) Finance
2 16 (8.60%) Marketing
3 13 (6.99%) Law
4 9 (4.84%) Manufacturing
5 8 (4.30%) Automotive
6 6 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.23%) Legal
7 3 (1.61%) Publishing
7 3 (1.61%) Banking
7 3 (1.61%) Electronics
7 3 (1.61%) French Language
Job Titles
1 45 (24.19%) Analyst
2 34 (18.28%) Developer
3 27 (14.52%) Java Developer
4 23 (12.37%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (12.37%) Service Analyst
5 20 (10.75%) Help Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.99%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 12 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.38%) Support Analyst
9 9 (4.84%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.84%) Applications Support
9 9 (4.84%) Desktop Support
9 9 (4.84%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.84%) Senior Java Developer
10 8 (4.30%) Consultant
10 8 (4.30%) Administrator
10 8 (4.30%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) Architect
12 6 (3.23%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.28%) XML
2 30 (16.13%) HTML
3 28 (15.05%) J2EE
3 28 (15.05%) CSS
4 27 (14.52%) Web Services
5 26 (13.98%) SOAP
5 26 (13.98%) Ajax
6 25 (13.44%) HTML5
7 23 (12.37%) XHTML
8 18 (9.68%) TopLink
8 18 (9.68%) EclipseLink
9 16 (8.60%) JAX-RS
9 16 (8.60%) JAX-WS
10 11 (5.91%) JSP
11 9 (4.84%) .NET
12 6 (3.23%) .NET Framework
13 5 (2.69%) Sass
13 5 (2.69%) LESS
14 4 (2.15%) JPA
14 4 (2.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.45%) Clustering
3 8 (4.30%) Web 2.0
3 8 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.69%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.15%) HP Storage
6 4 (2.15%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.61%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.61%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.08%) Replication
8 2 (1.08%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.54%) CCTV
9 1 (0.54%) Life Science
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.48%) Linux
2 48 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 44 (23.66%) UNIX
4 35 (18.82%) Solaris
5 23 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 10 (5.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (5.38%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.69%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.08%) SUSE
11 2 (1.08%) Debian
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.05%) Content Management
2 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (13.98%) ITIL
4 22 (11.83%) OO
5 21 (11.29%) Incident Management
6 20 (10.75%) TDD
7 17 (9.14%) User Stories
8 16 (8.60%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (8.06%) Use Case
10 14 (7.53%) Document Management
10 14 (7.53%) B2C
11 13 (6.99%) Scrum
12 12 (6.45%) RUP
13 11 (5.91%) Validation
13 11 (5.91%) Migration
14 9 (4.84%) Software Engineering
15 8 (4.30%) SEO
15 8 (4.30%) SOA
15 8 (4.30%) Analytics
15 8 (4.30%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 54 (29.03%) SQL
2 31 (16.67%) Java
3 29 (15.59%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.38%) Perl
5 9 (4.84%) PowerShell
6 8 (4.30%) C++
7 7 (3.76%) Bash Shell
7 7 (3.76%) C
7 7 (3.76%) Embedded C
8 5 (2.69%) Embedded C++
8 5 (2.69%) Korn
9 4 (2.15%) PHP
10 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.08%) Ruby
11 2 (1.08%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.08%) VC++
11 2 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.54%) VBScript
12 1 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.91%) MCSE
5 8 (4.30%) Degree
6 3 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.61%) MCDST
6 3 (1.61%) CISSP
6 3 (1.61%) CISA
6 3 (1.61%) CISM
7 2 (1.08%) MCP
7 2 (1.08%) MCSD
7 2 (1.08%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MCITP
8 1 (0.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.54%) MOS
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.84%) SLA
2 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 71 (38.17%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.99%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.99%) XenApp
3 13 (6.99%) VMware ESX
4 9 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (3.23%) vSphere
5 6 (3.23%) Firmware
6 5 (2.69%) Terminal Server
7 4 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.15%) vCloud
8 2 (1.08%) XenServer
9 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.54%) Samba
9 1 (0.54%) Docker
9 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.45%) SCCM
2 9 (4.84%) SCOM
3 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.08%) OSSEC
3 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.08%) ZENworks
3 2 (1.08%) Puppet
3 2 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.08%) Ansible
3 2 (1.08%) logstash
3 2 (1.08%) Kibana
3 2 (1.08%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.54%) Mesos
4 1 (0.54%) Nessus
4 1 (0.54%) WSUS
4 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.54%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 53 (28.49%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.27%) Citrix
3 44 (23.66%) VMware
4 31 (16.67%) IBM
5 14 (7.53%) Oracle
6 12 (6.45%) Cisco
6 12 (6.45%) HP
7 8 (4.30%) FatWire
7 8 (4.30%) Google
8 7 (3.76%) Dell
8 7 (3.76%) Omniture
9 4 (2.15%) 3PAR
10 3 (1.61%) MKS
10 3 (1.61%) McAfee
10 3 (1.61%) Sophos
10 3 (1.61%) BEA
10 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.61%) Cyber-Ark
10 3 (1.61%) Panasonic
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