Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 29 2
Rank change year-on-year +21 -27 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 177 94 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.04% 11.35% 22.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.33% 42.53% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 43 95
Essex median daily rate £360 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +36.36% -21.43%
10th Percentile £141 £124 £163
90th Percentile £499 £569 £429
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 75
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.09 £14.00
90th Percentile £28.04 £39.30 £29.80
East of England median hourly rate £16.33 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.02% - -1.49%

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 374 221 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.00% 26.69% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 122 129
Essex median daily rate £468 £472 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.98% +57.37% -20.00%
10th Percentile £165 £192 £173
90th Percentile £600 £600 £495
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 86
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.37% +101.50% -29.79%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £28.04 £63.75 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -10.81%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +22 32 £425 -18.27% 4
Colchester 0 27 £175 -63.16% 11
Harlow -2 14 - - 1
Basildon +10 12 £463 +87.82% 2
Chelmsford +2 4 £400 +73.91% 6
Saffron Walden +2 2 - - 6
Brentwood +1 2 £285 -12.31% 1
Braintree - 2 £225 -
Grays - 2 - - 2
Epping - 1 £175 - 1
Benfleet - 1 £150 -
Billericay - 1 £135 -
Ingatestone - 1 £163 -
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 - 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 88 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 57 (32.20%) Microsoft
3 48 (27.12%) Unix
4 43 (24.29%) SQL
5 34 (19.21%) Linux
6 33 (18.64%) XML
7 32 (18.08%) Oracle
8 30 (16.95%) Java
9 27 (15.25%) Windows Server
10 26 (14.69%) Office 365
10 26 (14.69%) Windows 7
11 25 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (14.12%) Windows 10
12 24 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
12 24 (13.56%) Web Services
12 24 (13.56%) WebLogic
12 24 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
12 24 (13.56%) webMethods
13 23 (12.99%) Configuration Management
13 23 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
14 22 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (12.43%) Jenkins
15 21 (11.86%) Solaris
15 21 (11.86%) VMware
16 20 (11.30%) SQL Server
16 20 (11.30%) ISEB
16 20 (11.30%) Citrix
16 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (11.30%) Test Scripting

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 24 (13.56%) WebLogic
2 11 (6.21%) Apache
2 11 (6.21%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.52%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (3.39%) Cloud Foundry
4 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.39%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.82%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.13%) JBoss
7 2 (1.13%) nginx
8 1 (0.56%) Confluence
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.56%) GroupWise
Applications
1 24 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) assyst
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.69%) Office 365
2 24 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.73%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.82%) iTunes
6 2 (1.13%) GitHub
6 2 (1.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.56%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.47%) DNS
2 14 (7.91%) SAN
3 11 (6.21%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.08%) DHCP
4 9 (5.08%) SSH
5 7 (3.95%) Internet
5 7 (3.95%) VPN
6 6 (3.39%) NAS
7 5 (2.82%) Network Security
7 5 (2.82%) Skype
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.26%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.26%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.69%) Firewall
9 3 (1.69%) LAN
9 3 (1.69%) SSL
9 3 (1.69%) VoIP
10 2 (1.13%) HTTP
10 2 (1.13%) WAN
10 2 (1.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.21%) MySQL
2 11 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (5.65%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.65%) Ingres
4 8 (4.52%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.13%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (12.43%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.73%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.34%) Toad
4 11 (6.21%) Selenium
5 10 (5.65%) Cucumber
6 9 (5.08%) Ant
6 9 (5.08%) Eclipse
6 9 (5.08%) JUnit
6 9 (5.08%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.52%) Maven
8 7 (3.95%) AccuRev
8 7 (3.95%) Subversion
9 6 (3.39%) Gradle
10 5 (2.82%) JMeter
11 4 (2.26%) LoadRunner
11 4 (2.26%) Rational Rhapsody
12 3 (1.69%) GitLab
12 3 (1.69%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.69%) JIRA
13 2 (1.13%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 11 (6.21%) Finance
2 8 (4.52%) Legal
3 7 (3.95%) Marketing
4 5 (2.82%) Humanities
4 5 (2.82%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.82%) Social Science
4 5 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.69%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) French Language
Job Titles
1 53 (29.94%) Analyst
2 26 (14.69%) Support Analyst
3 25 (14.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (12.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 18 (10.17%) Developer
5 18 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 17 (9.60%) Desktop Support
7 16 (9.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 15 (8.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 14 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (7.34%) Test Analyst
11 12 (6.78%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
11 12 (6.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 12 (6.78%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
11 12 (6.78%) Desktop Analyst
11 12 (6.78%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 11 (6.21%) IT Support
13 10 (5.65%) Unix Developer
14 9 (5.08%) Help Desk Analyst
15 8 (4.52%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.64%) XML
2 24 (13.56%) Web Services
3 12 (6.78%) SOAP
4 9 (5.08%) CSS
4 9 (5.08%) HTML
4 9 (5.08%) Spring
5 8 (4.52%) AngularJS
5 8 (4.52%) REST
6 7 (3.95%) jQuery
7 6 (3.39%) Ajax
7 6 (3.39%) EclipseLink
7 6 (3.39%) JAX-RS
7 6 (3.39%) JAX-WS
7 6 (3.39%) JPA
7 6 (3.39%) JSR 170
7 6 (3.39%) OSGi
7 6 (3.39%) Spring Boot
7 6 (3.39%) Spring MVC
7 6 (3.39%) Struts
7 6 (3.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.34%) Management Information System
3 12 (6.78%) Replication
4 8 (4.52%) Clustering
4 8 (4.52%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.95%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.39%) NHS
6 6 (3.39%) Smartphone
7 5 (2.82%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.69%) Life Science
9 2 (1.13%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.56%) CMDB
10 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (27.12%) Unix
2 34 (19.21%) Linux
3 27 (15.25%) Windows Server
4 26 (14.69%) Windows 7
5 25 (14.12%) Windows 10
6 22 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (11.86%) Solaris
8 17 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (7.91%) AIX
10 14 (7.91%) CentOS
11 9 (5.08%) Windows 8
12 5 (2.82%) Android
12 5 (2.82%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.69%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (12.99%) Configuration Management
2 23 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (11.30%) Test Scripting
4 18 (10.17%) Validation
5 17 (9.60%) DevOps
6 16 (9.04%) Migration
7 15 (8.47%) Analytics
8 14 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (7.34%) Customer Requirements
10 12 (6.78%) Incident Management
10 12 (6.78%) Mathematics
10 12 (6.78%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.21%) ITIL
12 10 (5.65%) SDLC
13 8 (4.52%) BDD
13 8 (4.52%) Microservices
13 8 (4.52%) Project Management
13 8 (4.52%) TDD
13 8 (4.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.29%) SQL
2 30 (16.95%) Java
3 15 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.91%) Shell Script
5 10 (5.65%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.95%) C#
7 4 (2.26%) Perl
8 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.13%) C
9 2 (1.13%) Groovy
9 2 (1.13%) Haskell
9 2 (1.13%) Python
9 2 (1.13%) Ruby
9 2 (1.13%) Scala
9 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) Dart
10 1 (0.56%) Java 8
10 1 (0.56%) VB
10 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.30%) ISEB
1 20 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.73%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (7.91%) MCSA
4 14 (7.91%) MCSE
5 10 (5.65%) Security Cleared
6 9 (5.08%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (3.39%) MCP
9 5 (2.82%) Degree
9 5 (2.82%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (2.82%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.69%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.13%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.13%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.56%) MCTS
12 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.82%) HL7
2 4 (2.26%) QA
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 88 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.21%) Docker
3 10 (5.65%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.52%) XenApp
5 6 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.39%) vSphere
6 5 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 17 (9.60%) SCCM
2 12 (6.78%) Ansible
3 9 (5.08%) Opsview
4 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.39%) SCOM
6 4 (2.26%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.69%) Terraform
8 2 (1.13%) Grafana
8 2 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.13%) Kibana
8 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.13%) Puppet
9 1 (0.56%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.08%) Oracle
3 24 (13.56%) webMethods
4 21 (11.86%) VMware
5 20 (11.30%) Citrix
6 11 (6.21%) Cisco
7 9 (5.08%) Adobe
7 9 (5.08%) Apple
7 9 (5.08%) SAP
8 8 (4.52%) HP
8 8 (4.52%) IBM
9 7 (3.95%) SonicWALL
10 6 (3.39%) Draytek
11 5 (2.82%) Clearswift
11 5 (2.82%) Dell
11 5 (2.82%) Proofpoint
12 4 (2.26%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.26%) InterSystems
12 4 (2.26%) Remedy
13 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow