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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 109 77 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.33% 13.90% 22.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.42% 62.60% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 52
Median daily rate £348 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.96% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 16 23
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.60 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
139 123 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.03% 22.20% 27.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 53 64
Median daily rate £348 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.13% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £192 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 20 29
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £42.10 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 56 £348 -17.26% 9
Brentwood -2 7 £240 -1.03%
Southend-on-Sea +6 5 £351 -
Chelmsford +8 4 £425 +41.66% 2
Thurrock - 2 £133 -
Basildon +1 1 - - 1
Windows
East of England

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 106 (54.64%) Active Directory
2 85 (43.81%) MS Excel
3 82 (42.27%) MS Office
3 82 (42.27%) Citrix
3 82 (42.27%) Windows 7
4 79 (40.72%) Finance
5 67 (34.54%) Microsoft
6 59 (30.41%) Incident Management
6 59 (30.41%) Windows Server
7 50 (25.77%) SQL
8 45 (23.20%) Blackberry
9 44 (22.68%) Document Management
10 39 (20.10%) Law
11 37 (19.07%) .NET
12 31 (15.98%) VMware
12 31 (15.98%) SQL Server
13 26 (13.40%) Windows 8
14 24 (12.37%) MS Exchange
15 23 (11.86%) IIS
16 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (10.82%) ITIL
17 17 (8.76%) C#
18 16 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (8.25%) WCF
18 16 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
19 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (7.73%) Java
19 15 (7.73%) XML
19 15 (7.73%) Linux
20 14 (7.22%) SharePoint

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 24 (12.37%) MS Exchange
2 23 (11.86%) IIS
3 14 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.19%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.64%) Apache
6 8 (4.12%) JBoss
7 7 (3.61%) GlassFish
7 7 (3.61%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (3.09%) SAS
8 6 (3.09%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.58%) Tomcat
9 5 (2.58%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.55%) IBM Domino
10 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.03%) CMS
11 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 85 (43.81%) MS Excel
2 82 (42.27%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) assyst
2 1 (0.52%) AWD
2 1 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.52%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Office 365
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.55%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.55%) Yammer
4 2 (1.03%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.03%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.70%) DNS
1 13 (6.70%) Internet
2 11 (5.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.64%) Firewall
4 8 (4.12%) DHCP
5 7 (3.61%) HTTP
6 6 (3.09%) SAN
7 4 (2.06%) Intranet
7 4 (2.06%) LDAP
7 4 (2.06%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.55%) Wireless
9 2 (1.03%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.03%) LAN
9 2 (1.03%) WAN
10 1 (0.52%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.52%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.52%) Network Security
10 1 (0.52%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.52%) Skype
10 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.06%) Data Mart
3 4 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.03%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.03%) MySQL
5 2 (1.03%) Power BI
5 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.52%) DB2
6 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Ant
2 3 (1.55%) Eclipse
2 3 (1.55%) Maven
2 3 (1.55%) MSI
2 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
2 3 (1.55%) VisualVM
3 2 (1.03%) AccuRev
3 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.03%) Gradle
3 2 (1.03%) JUnit
3 2 (1.03%) SonarQube
3 2 (1.03%) Subversion
4 1 (0.52%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.52%) PVCS
4 1 (0.52%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (40.72%) Finance
2 39 (20.10%) Law
3 6 (3.09%) Banking
3 6 (3.09%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.58%) Marketing
5 3 (1.55%) Legal
5 3 (1.55%) Retail
6 2 (1.03%) Automotive
6 2 (1.03%) Back Office
6 2 (1.03%) Electronics
6 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (44.85%) Analyst
2 61 (31.44%) Help Desk Analyst
3 52 (26.80%) Service Analyst
3 52 (26.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (16.49%) Support Analyst
5 23 (11.86%) Developer
5 23 (11.86%) Help Desk Support
6 22 (11.34%) Citrix Analyst
6 22 (11.34%) Citrix Support
6 22 (11.34%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 22 (11.34%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 20 (10.31%) Active Directory Analyst
7 20 (10.31%) Active Directory Support
7 20 (10.31%) Active Directory Support Analyst
7 20 (10.31%) Windows Support Analyst
8 19 (9.79%) IT Analyst
9 17 (8.76%) Applications Support
10 14 (7.22%) .NET Developer
10 14 (7.22%) Desktop Support
10 14 (7.22%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.07%) .NET
2 16 (8.25%) WCF
3 15 (7.73%) XML
4 14 (7.22%) Web Services
5 13 (6.70%) SOAP
6 9 (4.64%) HTML
7 8 (4.12%) Classic ASP
8 7 (3.61%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.61%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.61%) WPF
9 6 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (3.09%) J2EE
9 6 (3.09%) Middleware
10 5 (2.58%) Ajax
10 5 (2.58%) CSS
10 5 (2.58%) XHTML
11 4 (2.06%) COM+
11 4 (2.06%) XML Messaging
12 3 (1.55%) Struts
12 3 (1.55%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.20%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.61%) Clustering
4 6 (3.09%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.58%) iPad
5 5 (2.58%) NHS
6 4 (2.06%) DataPower
6 4 (2.06%) Hedge funds
6 4 (2.06%) Replication
7 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.55%) iPhone
7 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.55%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.55%) User Experience
8 2 (1.03%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.03%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.52%) BYOD
9 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (42.27%) Windows 7
2 59 (30.41%) Windows Server
3 26 (13.40%) Windows 8
4 21 (10.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (7.73%) Linux
6 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.19%) Unix
8 10 (5.15%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.64%) Solaris
10 6 (3.09%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.03%) Android
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.41%) Incident Management
2 44 (22.68%) Document Management
3 21 (10.82%) ITIL
4 11 (5.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 10 (5.15%) Service Delivery
6 9 (4.64%) MVC
6 9 (4.64%) OO
7 8 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (4.12%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.12%) CRM
7 8 (4.12%) SOA
8 7 (3.61%) Capacity Management
8 7 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.09%) Test Scripting
10 5 (2.58%) Data Management
10 5 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (2.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.77%) SQL
2 17 (8.76%) C#
3 15 (7.73%) Java
4 7 (3.61%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.09%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.58%) C++
6 5 (2.58%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.06%) VB
8 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) C
9 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.06%) MCSE
2 4 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.03%) CCNA
4 2 (1.03%) CISA
4 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.03%) CISM
4 2 (1.03%) CISSP
5 1 (0.52%) CCA
5 1 (0.52%) CCNP
5 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.52%) HND
5 1 (0.52%) MCITP
5 1 (0.52%) MCP
5 1 (0.52%) MCSA
5 1 (0.52%) MOS
5 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (54.64%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.64%) XenApp
4 8 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.61%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.06%) vSphere
7 3 (1.55%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.03%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.52%) Firmware
9 1 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (6.19%) SCCM
2 3 (1.55%) Opsview
2 3 (1.55%) SCOM
3 2 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (42.27%) Citrix
2 67 (34.54%) Microsoft
3 31 (15.98%) VMware
4 14 (7.22%) HP
5 13 (6.70%) Oracle
6 11 (5.67%) Cisco
7 10 (5.15%) IBM
8 9 (4.64%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.61%) webMethods
10 6 (3.09%) DevExpress
11 5 (2.58%) SAP
12 4 (2.06%) BEA
12 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.06%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.06%) SunGard
13 3 (1.55%) Apple
13 3 (1.55%) Infor
13 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (1.55%) Software AG
13 3 (1.55%) Splunk
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