Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 2019 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 11 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +14 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows 109 158 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.01% 15.82% 13.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.38% 44.13% 44.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 70 68
Essex median daily rate £300 £378 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.53% +14.39% +10.00%
10th Percentile £114 £151 £130
90th Percentile £488 £513 £536
East of England median daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -7.69% - +3.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 21
Essex median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.75 £11.75
90th Percentile £26.00 £37.61 £26.44
East of England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -3.88% -

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 284 358 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.50% 35.84% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 190 166
Essex median daily rate £384 £463 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.03% +3.47% +38.60%
10th Percentile £162 £174 £201
90th Percentile £540 £600 £586
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 35
Essex median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -33.65% +57.58%
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.75 £12.31
90th Percentile £26.00 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.02% -7.63% +6.06%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019. 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 -3 18 £415 -2.35% 1
Basildon +1 15 £223 -54.36% 11
Colchester -1 14 £475 +143.59% 7
Chelmsford +7 11 £114 -49.12% 3
Harlow -4 9 £375 -
Brentwood +11 4 £165 -42.11% 1
Stanford-le-Hope - 4 £190 -
Westcliff-on-Sea 0 1 - -
Witham - 1 £200 - 1
Ongar - 1 £375 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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 56 (51.38%) Windows 10
2 45 (41.28%) Active Directory
3 44 (40.37%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.77%) Windows Server
5 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (22.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (20.18%) Windows 7
8 19 (17.43%) SCCM
8 19 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
9 18 (16.51%) Office 365
9 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (13.76%) VMware
10 15 (13.76%) Public Sector
11 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
11 13 (11.93%) Migration
12 12 (11.01%) Project Management
12 12 (11.01%) DHCP
13 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
13 11 (10.09%) DNS
13 11 (10.09%) Service Delivery
13 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (9.17%) NHS
14 10 (9.17%) Law
15 9 (8.26%) Finance
15 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 9 (8.26%) Firewall
16 8 (7.34%) Service Management
16 8 (7.34%) SLA

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 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.75%) Confluence
3 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
3 3 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.92%) Apache
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.92%) nginx
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.51%) Office 365
2 9 (8.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.59%) Mimecast
4 4 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.67%) iTunes
5 1 (0.92%) IaaS
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.01%) DHCP
2 11 (10.09%) DNS
2 11 (10.09%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.26%) Firewall
4 6 (5.50%) LAN
5 5 (4.59%) Internet
5 5 (4.59%) SAN
5 5 (4.59%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.59%) Wireless
6 4 (3.67%) Skype
6 4 (3.67%) Unified Communications
6 4 (3.67%) VPN
7 3 (2.75%) NAS
8 2 (1.83%) Intranet
8 2 (1.83%) Network Security
8 2 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.83%) VLAN
8 2 (1.83%) VoIP
9 1 (0.92%) SMTP
9 1 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.75%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.92%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL
4 1 (0.92%) MySQL Workbench
4 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Toad
2 3 (2.75%) MSI
2 3 (2.75%) Selenium
2 3 (2.75%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.83%) Fiddler
3 2 (1.83%) JIRA
3 2 (1.83%) NUnit
3 2 (1.83%) ReSharper
3 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
3 2 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.83%) Zephyr
4 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.92%) JMeter
4 1 (0.92%) LoadUI
General
1 15 (13.76%) Public Sector
2 10 (9.17%) Law
3 9 (8.26%) Finance
4 7 (6.42%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Analyst
2 18 (16.51%) Windows Engineer
3 15 (13.76%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Service Analyst
5 12 (11.01%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (8.26%) Project Manager
7 8 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.34%) Field Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.34%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) IT Support
8 6 (5.50%) Windows Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Server Support
9 5 (4.59%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.59%) Windows Server Support
10 4 (3.67%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) .NET
1 4 (3.67%) XML
2 3 (2.75%) Java RMI
2 3 (2.75%) Web Services
3 2 (1.83%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.83%) HTML
3 2 (1.83%) WinForms
4 1 (0.92%) JSON
4 1 (0.92%) LDAP
4 1 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.92%) SOAP
4 1 (0.92%) Spring
4 1 (0.92%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.17%) NHS
3 6 (5.50%) PKI
3 6 (5.50%) Smartphone
4 5 (4.59%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.67%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.67%) PMI
5 4 (3.67%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.92%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (51.38%) Windows 10
2 27 (24.77%) Windows Server
3 26 (23.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (22.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (20.18%) Windows 7
6 8 (7.34%) Linux
6 8 (7.34%) Unix
6 8 (7.34%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.59%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.75%) CentOS
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.83%) AIX
10 2 (1.83%) Android
10 2 (1.83%) Solaris
10 2 (1.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.92%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (11.93%) Migration
3 12 (11.01%) Project Management
4 11 (10.09%) Service Delivery
5 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.34%) ITIL
6 8 (7.34%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.34%) Service Management
7 7 (6.42%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.42%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (6.42%) SDLC
8 6 (5.50%) Application Packaging
8 6 (5.50%) Planning and Forecasting
8 6 (5.50%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.59%) Change Management
9 5 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.59%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.59%) RUP
9 5 (4.59%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.42%) Java
2 7 (6.42%) SQL
3 5 (4.59%) C#
3 5 (4.59%) VB
4 3 (2.75%) C
5 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.83%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.42%) Degree
3 6 (5.50%) ISEB
3 6 (5.50%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.59%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.83%) MCP
7 2 (1.83%) MCSE
7 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (41.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.75%) Firmware
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.83%) XenApp
5 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (17.43%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.92%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 44 (40.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.76%) VMware
3 6 (5.50%) Cisco
3 6 (5.50%) Citrix
4 5 (4.59%) Oracle
5 4 (3.67%) Apple
5 4 (3.67%) Clearswift
5 4 (3.67%) Dell
5 4 (3.67%) Ivanti
5 4 (3.67%) Proofpoint
5 4 (3.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.67%) Remedy
5 4 (3.67%) Sophos
6 3 (2.75%) Lotus
6 3 (2.75%) McAfee
6 3 (2.75%) QNAP
6 3 (2.75%) SolarWinds
6 3 (2.75%) webMethods
6 3 (2.75%) Wyse
7 2 (1.83%) Equitrac