Period
to 13 December 2017

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 13 December 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.

Microsoft Windows
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -16 +1 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 158 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.50% 18.63% 19.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.80% 60.08% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 78 81
Essex median daily rate £320 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.36% -21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £123 £163 £150
90th Percentile £527 £427 £525
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 73
Essex median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £14.00 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.00 £40.24
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 187 263 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.61% 31.01% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 136 140
Essex median daily rate £400 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -19.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £141 £212 £184
90th Percentile £600 £488 £575
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 73 78
Essex median hourly rate £36.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £15.65 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £40.40
East of England median hourly rate £31.00 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +87.88% -4.35% +4.55%

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 2017. 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
Brentwood +2 21 £290 +3.57% 1
Colchester 0 14 £563 +87.50% 4
Witham +2 12 £338 -38.64%
Southend-on-Sea -20 7 £522 - 1
Basildon +5 6 £160 -46.67%
Chelmsford -4 4 £200 -44.83% 2
Maldon - 3 £120 -
Rochford - 2 £128 -
Harlow +1 1 £375 +78.57% 1
Saffron Walden 0 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows.

1 54 (56.84%) Active Directory
2 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
3 39 (41.05%) Windows Server
4 27 (28.42%) Linux
5 25 (26.32%) VMware
6 23 (24.21%) SCCM
7 21 (22.11%) Windows 7
7 21 (22.11%) SQL Server
8 20 (21.05%) SQL
9 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
12 15 (15.79%) HP
12 15 (15.79%) vSphere
13 14 (14.74%) Fibre Channel
13 14 (14.74%) DNS
13 14 (14.74%) Cisco
13 14 (14.74%) DHCP
14 13 (13.68%) SSL
14 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
15 12 (12.63%) ITIL
15 12 (12.63%) Finance
15 12 (12.63%) Wireshark
16 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (11.58%) Firewall
16 11 (11.58%) IIS
16 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
16 11 (11.58%) 802.1X
17 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

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 16 (16.84%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.58%) IIS
3 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (8.42%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.26%) JBoss
5 5 (5.26%) Mule
5 5 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.11%) MS Project Server
8 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
2 5 (5.26%) IaaS
2 5 (5.26%) PaaS
2 5 (5.26%) SaaS
3 4 (4.21%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.74%) DHCP
1 14 (14.74%) DNS
1 14 (14.74%) Fibre Channel
2 13 (13.68%) SSL
3 12 (12.63%) Wireshark
4 11 (11.58%) Firewall
5 10 (10.53%) SAN
5 10 (10.53%) VPN
5 10 (10.53%) WAN
6 9 (9.47%) Wireless
7 8 (8.42%) BGP
7 8 (8.42%) Broadband
7 8 (8.42%) HSRP
7 8 (8.42%) IPsec
7 8 (8.42%) iSCSI
7 8 (8.42%) Junos
7 8 (8.42%) NAS
7 8 (8.42%) OSPF
7 8 (8.42%) SNMP
7 8 (8.42%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.05%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.05%) GIS
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.32%) Bugzilla
2 6 (6.32%) JIRA
2 6 (6.32%) Maven
2 6 (6.32%) Redmine
2 6 (6.32%) Selenium
2 6 (6.32%) Trac
3 5 (5.26%) JUnit
4 4 (4.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.16%) AccuRev
6 1 (1.05%) Ant
6 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.05%) Gradle
6 1 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.21%) Marketing
4 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.11%) Automotive
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Publishing
6 1 (1.05%) Billing
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) French Language
6 1 (1.05%) German Language
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Support Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (9.47%) Active Directory Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (7.37%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support
6 7 (7.37%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Support Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Wintel Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Citrix Support
7 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) Production Support Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Citrix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.58%) 802.1X
2 7 (7.37%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) Middleware
2 7 (7.37%) XML
3 6 (6.32%) Java SE
3 6 (6.32%) REST
3 6 (6.32%) SOAP
3 6 (6.32%) Spring
3 6 (6.32%) Web Services
4 5 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (5.26%) Java EE
4 5 (5.26%) JSON
4 5 (5.26%) JSON Schema
4 5 (5.26%) OAuth
4 5 (5.26%) Spring Boot
4 5 (5.26%) WSDL
4 5 (5.26%) XSLT
5 3 (3.16%) HTML
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.32%) STB
4 5 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.16%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.16%) Clustering
5 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.16%) PKI
5 3 (3.16%) Replication
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) NHS
7 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (41.05%) Windows Server
2 27 (28.42%) Linux
3 21 (22.11%) Windows 7
4 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.53%) Unix
7 8 (8.42%) Windows 10
8 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.32%) Solaris
9 6 (6.32%) Windows XP
10 5 (5.26%) AIX
10 5 (5.26%) HPUX
10 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.11%) OpenVMS
12 2 (2.11%) VMS
13 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.05%) SUSE
13 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.63%) ITIL
2 11 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (11.58%) Test Automation
3 8 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (8.42%) Software Testing
4 7 (7.37%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (7.37%) Release Management
5 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.32%) Defect Management
5 6 (6.32%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (6.32%) Issue Tracking
5 6 (6.32%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (6.32%) Scrum
5 6 (6.32%) TDD
6 5 (5.26%) High Availability
6 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
6 5 (5.26%) Kanban
6 5 (5.26%) Microservices
6 5 (5.26%) Server Building
7 4 (4.21%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) SQL
2 9 (9.47%) Java
2 9 (9.47%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.37%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.26%) Groovy
4 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.26%) XPath
5 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.21%) Perl
5 4 (4.21%) PHP
5 4 (4.21%) Ruby
5 4 (4.21%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.16%) C
6 3 (3.16%) C++
7 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
1 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.11%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.11%) CCNA
3 2 (2.11%) CCNP
3 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.11%) MCSA
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.11%) VCAP
4 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) IFRS
2 4 (4.21%) IFRS 9
3 2 (2.11%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 54 (56.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) vSphere
3 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (9.47%) DFS Replication
5 8 (8.42%) NFS
6 6 (6.32%) Firmware
7 3 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.05%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.05%) XenApp
9 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (24.21%) SCCM
2 9 (9.47%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (9.47%) vCenter Server
3 5 (5.26%) Ansible
3 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.26%) Puppet
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.11%) PowerCLI
5 2 (2.11%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 25 (26.32%) VMware
3 15 (15.79%) HP
4 14 (14.74%) Cisco
5 10 (10.53%) McAfee
6 9 (9.47%) Citrix
6 9 (9.47%) Clearswift
6 9 (9.47%) Huawei
6 9 (9.47%) Juniper
7 8 (8.42%) NetApp
8 7 (7.37%) IBM
9 5 (5.26%) Brocade
9 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
9 5 (5.26%) webMethods
9 5 (5.26%) WSO2
10 4 (4.21%) Oracle
11 3 (3.16%) CommVault
11 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.11%) F5
12 2 (2.11%) Kaspersky