The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 128 96 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.96% 20.78% 26.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.91% 80.00% 82.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 72
Average daily rate
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£350 £293 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £154 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £460 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 31 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -12.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.00 £14.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.80 £32.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 120 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.22% 25.97% 31.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 84
Average daily rate £350 £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +6.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
East of England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +6 38 £250 +58.73% 3
Brentwood 0 14 £165 -52.85% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £413 -
Chelmsford +3 5 £180 +9.09% 2
Basildon -3 4 - - 2
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Harlow -4 1 £350 -1.06%
Braintree - 1 - -
Canvey Island - - - -
Harwich - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Epping - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 94 (37.60%) Windows 7
2 89 (35.60%) Microsoft
3 64 (25.60%) Citrix
4 61 (24.40%) Finance
4 61 (24.40%) Active Directory
5 54 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (20.80%) MS Excel
7 47 (18.80%) MS Office
8 46 (18.40%) VMware
9 43 (17.20%) SQL
10 41 (16.40%) MS Exchange
11 40 (16.00%) Linux
12 39 (15.60%) Windows XP
13 35 (14.00%) ITIL
14 33 (13.20%) SQL Server
15 31 (12.40%) .NET
16 30 (12.00%) XML
17 29 (11.60%) JavaScript
18 27 (10.80%) HTML
18 27 (10.80%) Firewall
19 26 (10.40%) XenApp
20 25 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
20 25 (10.00%) Blackberry
21 24 (9.60%) Java
21 24 (9.60%) Oracle
21 24 (9.60%) UNIX
22 23 (9.20%) CSS
22 23 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
23 22 (8.80%) Cisco
24 21 (8.40%) VBA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 41 (16.40%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (8.00%) IIS
4 18 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (6.80%) Apache
6 16 (6.40%) WebLogic
7 13 (5.20%) Tomcat
7 13 (5.20%) WebSphere
8 9 (3.60%) SharePoint
8 9 (3.60%) GlassFish
9 7 (2.80%) MQSeries
10 5 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (2.00%) OpenROAD
10 5 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.80%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 52 (20.80%) MS Excel
2 47 (18.80%) MS Office
3 3 (1.20%) MS Project
4 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (3.60%) assyst
2 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) Magento
2 3 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.00%) Office 365
2 9 (3.60%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.80%) Firewall
2 18 (7.20%) DHCP
3 17 (6.80%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.60%) DNS
5 13 (5.20%) NAS
6 12 (4.80%) SAN
7 11 (4.40%) FTP
8 8 (3.20%) IP Telephony
9 7 (2.80%) Telnet
9 7 (2.80%) Wireless
9 7 (2.80%) HTTP
9 7 (2.80%) Broadband
10 6 (2.40%) LAN
10 6 (2.40%) WAN
10 6 (2.40%) Internet
11 5 (2.00%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.00%) VPN
12 4 (1.60%) Network Security
12 4 (1.60%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.80%) Ingres
3 13 (5.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.20%) Oracle Database
6 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.80%) DTS
6 7 (2.80%) DB2
7 6 (2.40%) MS Access
8 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.20%) WebFOCUS
9 3 (1.20%) EDRMS
9 3 (1.20%) MySQL
10 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (3.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (2.80%) JUnit
2 7 (2.80%) Selenium
2 7 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (2.40%) Ant
3 6 (2.40%) JIRA
3 6 (2.40%) Bugzilla
3 6 (2.40%) Redmine
3 6 (2.40%) Trac
4 5 (2.00%) VisualVM
5 4 (1.60%) RequisitePro
6 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.80%) MSI
7 2 (0.80%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.40%) NUnit
8 1 (0.40%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) Lombardi
General
1 61 (24.40%) Finance
2 21 (8.40%) Law
3 11 (4.40%) Legal
4 9 (3.60%) Publishing
4 9 (3.60%) Banking
5 6 (2.40%) Marketing
6 5 (2.00%) French Language
7 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.80%) Automotive
8 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) Electronics
9 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.40%) Retail
9 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 62 (24.80%) Analyst
2 42 (16.80%) Developer
3 27 (10.80%) Support Engineer
4 25 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 25 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 23 (9.20%) Support Analyst
6 22 (8.80%) Help Desk Analyst
7 15 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (4.80%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.40%) Architect
9 11 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.40%) VB Developer
10 10 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
10 10 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (4.00%) Problem Manager
10 10 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) Server Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.80%) Test Engineer
12 7 (2.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.40%) .NET
2 30 (12.00%) XML
3 27 (10.80%) HTML
4 23 (9.20%) CSS
5 14 (5.60%) J2EE
6 12 (4.80%) XHTML
6 12 (4.80%) Ajax
7 9 (3.60%) Web Services
8 8 (3.20%) ASP.NET
8 8 (3.20%) HTML5
9 6 (2.40%) COM+
9 6 (2.40%) JSP
9 6 (2.40%) SOAP
10 5 (2.00%) WPF
10 5 (2.00%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.60%) WCF
11 4 (1.60%) Silverlight
12 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.80%) REST
12 2 (0.80%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.80%) iPhone
2 7 (2.80%) Firmware
3 6 (2.40%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.00%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.60%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.60%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.60%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.20%) Clustering
6 3 (1.20%) DataPower
6 3 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.20%) Open Source
7 2 (0.80%) EqualLogic
7 2 (0.80%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.40%) NHS
8 1 (0.40%) AS400
8 1 (0.40%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 94 (37.60%) Windows 7
2 54 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (16.00%) Linux
4 39 (15.60%) Windows XP
5 24 (9.60%) UNIX
6 20 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.80%) Windows 8
9 11 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (3.60%) Windows Vista
11 8 (3.20%) Solaris
12 5 (2.00%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.60%) Android
13 4 (1.60%) SUSE
14 2 (0.80%) HPUX
15 1 (0.40%) AIX
15 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (14.00%) ITIL
2 19 (7.60%) Systems Analysis
3 18 (7.20%) Incident Management
4 15 (6.00%) Migration
5 14 (5.60%) ITSM
6 13 (5.20%) OO
7 12 (4.80%) Use Case
7 12 (4.80%) Data Protection
8 11 (4.40%) SOA
9 10 (4.00%) Service Management
9 10 (4.00%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.00%) Document Management
9 10 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (3.60%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (3.20%) Scrum
11 8 (3.20%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.20%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.20%) Project Management
11 8 (3.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.20%) SQL
2 29 (11.60%) JavaScript
3 24 (9.60%) Java
4 21 (8.40%) VBA
5 19 (7.60%) VB
5 19 (7.60%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.60%) C#
7 12 (4.80%) VB6
7 12 (4.80%) VBScript
8 10 (4.00%) PHP
8 10 (4.00%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.60%) VB.NET
10 8 (3.20%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.40%) Ruby
11 6 (2.40%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.40%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.40%) Perl
12 5 (2.00%) C
13 2 (0.80%) ABAP
14 1 (0.40%) JCL
Qualifications
1 15 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.00%) MCSE
2 10 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.40%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.00%) Degree
5 4 (1.60%) MCITP
5 4 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.60%) CCNA
6 3 (1.20%) MCP
6 3 (1.20%) CCA
6 3 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.20%) CCEA
7 2 (0.80%) CCNP
7 2 (0.80%) CCDP
7 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (0.80%) MCDST
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) SLA
2 4 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) Data Quality
System Software
1 61 (24.40%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.40%) XenApp
3 25 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.60%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.60%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.20%) NFS
8 2 (0.80%) Xen
8 2 (0.80%) vSphere
8 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.40%) RACF
Systems Management
1 14 (5.60%) SCCM
2 6 (2.40%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.40%) Opsview
3 3 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.20%) OpenView
4 2 (0.80%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.80%) SCOM
4 2 (0.80%) Foglight
4 2 (0.80%) Puppet
4 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.40%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.40%) Cacti
5 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.40%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 89 (35.60%) Microsoft
2 64 (25.60%) Citrix
3 46 (18.40%) VMware
4 24 (9.60%) Oracle
5 22 (8.80%) Cisco
6 18 (7.20%) IBM
6 18 (7.20%) NetApp
7 15 (6.00%) JBoss
8 11 (4.40%) webMethods
9 9 (3.60%) HP
10 7 (2.80%) EMC
11 6 (2.40%) Dell
11 6 (2.40%) SAP
11 6 (2.40%) FatWire
12 5 (2.00%) Splunk
12 5 (2.00%) Symantec
12 5 (2.00%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.60%) McAfee
13 4 (1.60%) ScanSafe
13 4 (1.60%) Veeam
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