The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
Essex / Chelmsford
Rank 5 8 2
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 1 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chelmsford 10.00% 8.62% 26.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 83.33% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £320 £263 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.90% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -6.45% +6.89%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chelmsford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 6 17
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chelmsford 10.00% 10.34% 32.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 11
Median daily rate £320 £263 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.90% +94.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Chelmsford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chelmsford citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Chelmsford

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in Chelmsford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Chelmsford

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chelmsford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows in Chelmsford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Chelmsford

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chelmsford

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Chelmsford region with a requirement for Windows.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Chelmsford 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Hardware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Samsung
2 1 (14.29%) VMware