The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southend-on-Sea region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southend-on-Sea 10.45% 10.87% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.21% 62.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Average daily rate
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£403 £82 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+393.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southend-on-Sea region.

Operating Systems Category
Southend-on-Sea
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southend-on-Sea 49.25% 17.39% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 1
Average daily rate £475 £133 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+256.80% -61.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Southend-on-Sea

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Southend-on-Sea region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Southend-on-Sea

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Southend-on-Sea

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Southend-on-Sea region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Southend-on-Sea

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Southend-on-Sea

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Southend-on-Sea region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Southend-on-Sea

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southend-on-Sea

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southend-on-Sea 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 5 (50.00%) PHP
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
1 5 (50.00%) Solaris
1 5 (50.00%) Apache
1 5 (50.00%) WebLogic Portal
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 5 (50.00%) BEA
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) MySQL
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (30.00%) Broadband
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 3 (30.00%) McAfee
3 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (30.00%) iPhone
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) WSUS
3 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Southend-on-Sea by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southend-on-Sea 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 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (50.00%) Apache
1 5 (50.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Broadband
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
2 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Solaris
1 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PHP
1 5 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (30.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) BEA
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
2 3 (30.00%) McAfee
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) HP