Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 December 2018 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.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 25 4
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 172 93 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 16.09% 12.48% 18.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.45% 51.38% 60.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 47 79
Essex median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +18.18% -21.43%
10th Percentile £134 £123 £173
90th Percentile £498 £533 £475
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 55
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +51.52% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.83 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.71 £40.00 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - -

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

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 415 181 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 38.82% 24.30% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 104 137
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £169 £137 £220
90th Percentile £600 £600 £488
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +11.43% +0.72% -0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 73
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £37.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.41% +124.24% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.83 £63.75 £39.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £26.44 £16.50
% change year-on-year -37.59% +60.24% -2.94%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Essex

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Essex

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Essex over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Essex

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Essex

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Essex over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 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 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea +6 32 £425 -18.82%
Colchester +1 29 £135 -76.00% 5
Harlow -1 14 - - 6
Basildon +11 11 £325 +103.13% 3
Chelmsford 0 4 £325 - 1
Brentwood -5 3 £120 -58.62% 3
Saffron Walden 0 2 - - 4
Grays - 2 - -
Benfleet - 1 £150 -
Billericay - 1 £135 - 3
Ingatestone - 1 £163 -
Epping - 1 £175 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 78 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 55 (31.98%) Microsoft
3 50 (29.07%) Unix
4 45 (26.16%) SQL
5 34 (19.77%) XML
6 33 (19.19%) Oracle
6 33 (19.19%) Java
6 33 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (19.19%) Windows 10
7 30 (17.44%) Office 365
8 29 (16.86%) Linux
9 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
10 27 (15.70%) WebLogic
10 27 (15.70%) webMethods
10 27 (15.70%) Windows 7
11 26 (15.12%) Configuration Management
12 23 (13.37%) ISEB
13 22 (12.79%) Jenkins
13 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
14 21 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (12.21%) ISTQB
15 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (11.63%) SCCM
16 19 (11.05%) Test Scripting
16 19 (11.05%) Solaris
17 18 (10.47%) Web Services
17 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
18 17 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 17 (9.88%) SDLC

Windows
Co-occurring 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 27 (15.70%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.23%) Apache
3 9 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.23%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (4.07%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (4.07%) WebSphere
5 6 (3.49%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.16%) Confluence
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.16%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.16%) JBoss
7 2 (1.16%) nginx
8 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.58%) GroupWise
Applications
1 28 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.81%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) assyst
1 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (17.44%) Office 365
2 20 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.65%) iTunes
5 2 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (1.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.58%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.40%) SAN
1 11 (6.40%) VPN
2 10 (5.81%) DNS
2 10 (5.81%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.07%) SSH
4 6 (3.49%) NAS
4 6 (3.49%) Skype
5 5 (2.91%) LAN
5 5 (2.91%) Network Security
6 4 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (2.33%) DHCP
6 4 (2.33%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.74%) Firewall
7 3 (1.74%) SSL
7 3 (1.74%) VoIP
8 2 (1.16%) HTTP
8 2 (1.16%) Internet
9 1 (0.58%) ADSL
9 1 (0.58%) WAN
9 1 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.23%) MySQL
1 9 (5.23%) NoSQL
1 9 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.65%) Hadoop
2 8 (4.65%) Ingres
3 7 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.91%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (12.79%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.88%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.98%) Selenium
3 12 (6.98%) Toad
4 11 (6.40%) Cucumber
5 10 (5.81%) JUnit
6 9 (5.23%) Ant
6 9 (5.23%) Eclipse
6 9 (5.23%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.65%) Maven
8 7 (4.07%) AccuRev
8 7 (4.07%) Gradle
8 7 (4.07%) Subversion
9 5 (2.91%) GitLab
9 5 (2.91%) JMeter
10 4 (2.33%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.74%) JIRA
12 2 (1.16%) Gatling
12 2 (1.16%) gulp
12 2 (1.16%) IntelliJ
General
1 11 (6.40%) Finance
2 8 (4.65%) Legal
2 8 (4.65%) Marketing
3 5 (2.91%) Humanities
3 5 (2.91%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.91%) Social Science
3 5 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.74%) Law
5 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.58%) Automotive
5 1 (0.58%) Electronics
5 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 60 (34.88%) Analyst
2 31 (18.02%) Support Analyst
3 26 (15.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (12.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 18 (10.47%) Developer
6 17 (9.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 16 (9.30%) Support Engineer
8 15 (8.72%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 15 (8.72%) Desktop Support
9 12 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 12 (6.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 12 (6.98%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 12 (6.98%) Desktop Analyst
9 12 (6.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 12 (6.98%) Test Analyst
10 11 (6.40%) IT Support
11 9 (5.23%) Help Desk Analyst
11 9 (5.23%) Java Developer
11 9 (5.23%) Unix Developer
12 8 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (19.77%) XML
2 18 (10.47%) Web Services
3 13 (7.56%) SOAP
4 10 (5.81%) REST
5 9 (5.23%) AngularJS
5 9 (5.23%) CSS
5 9 (5.23%) HTML
5 9 (5.23%) Spring
6 7 (4.07%) Ajax
6 7 (4.07%) EclipseLink
6 7 (4.07%) JAX-WS
6 7 (4.07%) JPA
6 7 (4.07%) jQuery
6 7 (4.07%) JSR 170
6 7 (4.07%) SAML
6 7 (4.07%) Spring Boot
6 7 (4.07%) Spring MVC
6 7 (4.07%) Struts
6 7 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (4.07%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.79%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 12 (6.98%) Replication
3 10 (5.81%) Smartphone
4 9 (5.23%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.49%) Clustering
6 4 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.74%) Life Science
8 2 (1.16%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.16%) NHS
8 2 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.58%) CMDB
9 1 (0.58%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.07%) Unix
2 33 (19.19%) Windows 10
3 29 (16.86%) Linux
4 27 (15.70%) Windows 7
5 19 (11.05%) Solaris
6 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
7 14 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (6.98%) AIX
8 12 (6.98%) CentOS
8 12 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.40%) Windows 8
10 10 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.91%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.33%) Android
13 3 (1.74%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (15.12%) Configuration Management
3 21 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (11.05%) Test Scripting
5 17 (9.88%) SDLC
6 16 (9.30%) DevOps
7 15 (8.72%) Incident Management
7 15 (8.72%) Test Automation
8 13 (7.56%) Analytics
8 13 (7.56%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (6.98%) Mathematics
10 11 (6.40%) Validation
11 10 (5.81%) Microservices
11 10 (5.81%) Project Management
11 10 (5.81%) Systems Analysis
12 9 (5.23%) Migration
12 9 (5.23%) TDD
12 9 (5.23%) Test Strategy
12 9 (5.23%) Waterfall
13 8 (4.65%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (26.16%) SQL
2 33 (19.19%) Java
3 12 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.49%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.33%) Perl
7 3 (1.74%) C#
7 3 (1.74%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.16%) C
8 2 (1.16%) Groovy
8 2 (1.16%) Haskell
8 2 (1.16%) Python
8 2 (1.16%) Ruby
8 2 (1.16%) Scala
8 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.58%) C++
9 1 (0.58%) Dart
9 1 (0.58%) VB
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (13.37%) ISEB
2 21 (12.21%) ISTQB
3 17 (9.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.23%) MCSE
6 9 (5.23%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (3.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (3.49%) MCP
9 5 (2.91%) Degree
9 5 (2.91%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (2.91%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (2.33%) MCSA
11 3 (1.74%) BC Cleared
12 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.58%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.58%) MCTS
13 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.49%) QA
2 2 (1.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.58%) HL7
System Software
1 78 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.81%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.23%) Docker
4 6 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.49%) vSphere
5 3 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (11.63%) SCCM
2 12 (6.98%) Ansible
3 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.07%) Opsview
4 5 (2.91%) Terraform
5 3 (1.74%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.74%) Kibana
6 2 (1.16%) Grafana
6 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.16%) Puppet
6 2 (1.16%) SCOM
7 1 (0.58%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (31.98%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.19%) Oracle
3 27 (15.70%) webMethods
4 17 (9.88%) VMware
5 15 (8.72%) Citrix
6 13 (7.56%) Apple
7 12 (6.98%) IBM
8 10 (5.81%) Adobe
8 10 (5.81%) Cisco
9 9 (5.23%) SAP
10 7 (4.07%) Clearswift
10 7 (4.07%) Proofpoint
10 7 (4.07%) SonicWALL
11 6 (3.49%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.49%) Draytek
12 4 (2.33%) Remedy
13 3 (1.74%) BEA
13 3 (1.74%) Informatica
13 3 (1.74%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.74%) Symantec