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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 3 8
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 77 100 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.15% 23.53% 17.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 79.37% 70.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 49
Median daily rate £300 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £179 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year -0.73% +4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 38 10
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% -59.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £19.00 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 176 126 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 43.78% 29.65% 24.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 50 69
Median daily rate £400 £348 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.10% -10.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 13
Median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.60% -59.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £29.85 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.95% +6.92%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Colchester 0 25 £313 -10.07% 8
Basildon +8 7 £135 -42.55%
Southend-on-Sea -27 4 £335 -6.42% 1
Brentwood -5 2 £300 +25.00%
Chelmsford +4 1 £320 +21.90% 2
Halstead - 1 £165 -
Harlow - 1 £600 - 1
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 38 (30.40%) SQL
3 35 (28.00%) Linux
4 33 (26.40%) Active Directory
5 29 (23.20%) Unix
5 29 (23.20%) Degree
6 25 (20.00%) Oracle
7 24 (19.20%) VMware
8 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
8 22 (17.60%) CRM
9 21 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
9 21 (16.80%) Analytics
9 21 (16.80%) Windows Server
10 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (15.20%) Citrix
11 18 (14.40%) SCCM
11 18 (14.40%) Windows Vista
11 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
12 16 (12.80%) Java
12 16 (12.80%) Hadoop
13 15 (12.00%) ITIL
13 15 (12.00%) SharePoint
14 14 (11.20%) DNS
14 14 (11.20%) DHCP
14 14 (11.20%) VMware ESX
14 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (11.20%) Office 365
14 14 (11.20%) Windows 10
14 14 (11.20%) Cybersecurity
15 13 (10.40%) Data Analytics

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 15 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 9 (7.20%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.20%) CMS
6 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.40%) IIS
7 2 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.80%) JBoss
8 1 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (16.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.20%) InfoPath
3 4 (3.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.00%) Adobe Campaign
2 5 (4.00%) Unica
3 2 (1.60%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.80%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.80%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Office 365
2 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (8.00%) Yammer
4 4 (3.20%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (2.40%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.80%) GitHub
6 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.80%) IaaS
6 1 (0.80%) PaaS
6 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) DHCP
1 14 (11.20%) DNS
2 7 (5.60%) Firewall
2 7 (5.60%) VPN
3 6 (4.80%) WebEx
4 5 (4.00%) Internet
4 5 (4.00%) VoIP
5 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.60%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.80%) DMZ
7 1 (0.80%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.80%) NAS
7 1 (0.80%) Network Security
7 1 (0.80%) SAN
7 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.60%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.80%) Hadoop
3 12 (9.60%) DB2
4 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.20%) Big Data
5 4 (3.20%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.60%) SQLite
7 1 (0.80%) GIS
7 1 (0.80%) Informix
7 1 (0.80%) MySQL
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) Ant
2 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.40%) JUnit
3 2 (1.60%) AccuRev
3 2 (1.60%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.60%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.60%) Gradle
3 2 (1.60%) Maven
3 2 (1.60%) Selenium
3 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.60%) Subversion
3 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.80%) PVCS
4 1 (0.80%) Xcode
General
1 10 (8.00%) Automotive
1 10 (8.00%) Retail
2 7 (5.60%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.80%) Publishing
4 5 (4.00%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.80%) Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Billing
7 1 (0.80%) Front Office
7 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 54 (43.20%) Analyst
2 17 (13.60%) Business Analyst
2 17 (13.60%) Developer
3 16 (12.80%) Support Analyst
4 14 (11.20%) Security Analyst
5 13 (10.40%) Consultant
5 13 (10.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 13 (10.40%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) IT Support
7 10 (8.00%) Service Analyst
7 10 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (7.20%) Incident Analyst
8 9 (7.20%) SOC Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Data Business Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Data Insight Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Insight Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Insight Data Analyst
9 8 (6.40%) Java Developer
10 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) COM
1 11 (8.80%) HTML
1 11 (8.80%) XML
2 10 (8.00%) CSS
3 6 (4.80%) JSON
3 6 (4.80%) Web Services
4 5 (4.00%) Ajax
4 5 (4.00%) XHTML
5 3 (2.40%) HTML5
5 3 (2.40%) J2EE
5 3 (2.40%) JSP
5 3 (2.40%) LESS
5 3 (2.40%) Sass
6 2 (1.60%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.60%) EclipseLink
6 2 (1.60%) JSR 170
6 2 (1.60%) OSGi
6 2 (1.60%) REST
6 2 (1.60%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.60%) Mainframe
2 11 (8.80%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.40%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.60%) Clustering
6 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (4.80%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.00%) HTC Vive
7 5 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (3.20%) iPhone
8 4 (3.20%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.40%) iPad
9 3 (2.40%) Replication
9 3 (2.40%) Web 2.0
10 2 (1.60%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.60%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.60%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.00%) Linux
2 29 (23.20%) Unix
3 21 (16.80%) Windows Server
4 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
4 18 (14.40%) Windows Vista
5 14 (11.20%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.80%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.00%) Solaris
10 4 (3.20%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (1.60%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.80%) AIX
12 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.80%) CentOS
12 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.60%) CRM
2 21 (16.80%) Analytics
3 15 (12.00%) ITIL
4 14 (11.20%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.20%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (10.40%) Business Analysis
5 13 (10.40%) Data Analytics
6 12 (9.60%) Customer Analytics
6 12 (9.60%) Data Analysis
6 12 (9.60%) Migration
7 11 (8.80%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (8.80%) Ethical Hacking
7 11 (8.80%) Forensic Analysis
7 11 (8.80%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (8.00%) Case Management
8 10 (8.00%) Data Management
8 10 (8.00%) Digital Forensics
8 10 (8.00%) Mathematics
8 10 (8.00%) Network Packet Analysis
8 10 (8.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (30.40%) SQL
2 16 (12.80%) Java
3 11 (8.80%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.40%) C++
5 5 (4.00%) PHP
5 5 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.40%) C
6 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.60%) C#
7 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.60%) Python
7 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.80%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.80%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.80%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.80%) R
8 1 (0.80%) Ruby
8 1 (0.80%) VBA
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (23.20%) Degree
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.20%) MCITP
3 4 (3.20%) MCTS
3 4 (3.20%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.40%) CISA
4 3 (2.40%) CISM
4 3 (2.40%) CISSP
5 2 (1.60%) CCNA
5 2 (1.60%) CCNP
5 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.60%) MCSA
5 2 (1.60%) MOS
5 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.80%) PMP
6 1 (0.80%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (26.40%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.20%) VMware ESX
4 12 (9.60%) XenApp
5 7 (5.60%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.80%) Docker
8 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) SCCM
2 4 (3.20%) WSUS
3 1 (0.80%) Ansible
3 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.80%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.80%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.00%) Oracle
3 24 (19.20%) VMware
4 19 (15.20%) Citrix
5 13 (10.40%) SAP
6 10 (8.00%) Infor
6 10 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (6.40%) Cisco
8 7 (5.60%) Adobe
9 6 (4.80%) IBM
10 5 (4.00%) Apple
10 5 (4.00%) ServiceNow
11 4 (3.20%) Google
11 4 (3.20%) HP
12 3 (2.40%) BMC
12 3 (2.40%) FatWire
12 3 (2.40%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.40%) Omniture
13 2 (1.60%) NetApp
13 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
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