Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 24 3
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 158 120 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.82% 13.70% 25.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.13% 44.61% 80.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 100
Essex median daily rate £378 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.39% +10.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £151 £130 £159
90th Percentile £513 £536 £438
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £314
% change year-on-year - +3.59% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 89
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £37.61 £26.44 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -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 358 269 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.84% 30.71% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 166 120
Essex median daily rate £463 £447 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.47% +38.60% -17.57%
10th Percentile £174 £201 £163
90th Percentile £600 £586 £438
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 35 101
Essex median hourly rate £17.25 £26.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.65% +57.58% -36.54%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.31 £14.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £34.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.63% +6.06% -5.71%

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 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 31 £425 -17.40% 1
Colchester 0 21 £195 -54.12% 6
Harlow 0 13 - - 2
Basildon +3 8 £488 +97.97% 4
Chelmsford +2 6 £225 -2.17%
Saffron Walden +4 2 - - 1
Brentwood +1 2 £285 -12.31%
Braintree - 2 £225 - 1
Billericay - 1 £135 -
Ingatestone - 1 £163 -
Epping - 1 £175 -
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 65 (41.14%) Active Directory
2 48 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 45 (28.48%) Unix
4 34 (21.52%) Oracle
5 33 (20.89%) SQL
6 28 (17.72%) Linux
6 28 (17.72%) XML
6 28 (17.72%) Windows Server
7 26 (16.46%) Java
8 25 (15.82%) SCCM
8 25 (15.82%) Windows 7
9 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (14.56%) WebLogic
10 23 (14.56%) ISEB
10 23 (14.56%) Office 365
11 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (13.92%) webMethods
12 21 (13.29%) ISTQB
13 20 (12.66%) Citrix
13 20 (12.66%) Test Scripting
13 20 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (12.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (12.03%) Web Services
15 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (11.39%) Windows 10
16 17 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (10.76%) Toad
16 17 (10.76%) Configuration Management
17 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (10.13%) SQL Server

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 23 (14.56%) WebLogic
2 10 (6.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.43%) Apache
3 7 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.43%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.53%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.27%) Confluence
5 2 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.63%) GroupWise
Applications
1 24 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.56%) Office 365
2 22 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (3.80%) iTunes
5 1 (0.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.59%) DNS
1 12 (7.59%) SAN
2 8 (5.06%) DHCP
2 8 (5.06%) Internet
2 8 (5.06%) VPN
3 7 (4.43%) SSH
4 5 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.53%) NAS
5 4 (2.53%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.90%) VoIP
7 2 (1.27%) ADSL
7 2 (1.27%) Firewall
7 2 (1.27%) LAN
7 2 (1.27%) Network Security
7 2 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.27%) Wireless
8 1 (0.63%) IPsec
8 1 (0.63%) VLAN
8 1 (0.63%) WAN
8 1 (0.63%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.96%) MySQL
2 11 (6.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.06%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.06%) Ingres
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.63%) GIS
9 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (10.76%) Toad
2 12 (7.59%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.59%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.06%) SoapUI
4 5 (3.16%) JMeter
4 5 (3.16%) Selenium
5 4 (2.53%) JIRA
5 4 (2.53%) LoadRunner
5 4 (2.53%) Maven
5 4 (2.53%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.90%) AccuRev
6 3 (1.90%) Ant
6 3 (1.90%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.90%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.90%) JUnit
6 3 (1.90%) Subversion
7 2 (1.27%) CA Gen
7 2 (1.27%) Gradle
7 2 (1.27%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.63%) QF-Test
General
1 12 (7.59%) Finance
2 8 (5.06%) Legal
3 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.53%) Law
5 3 (1.90%) Marketing
6 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
7 1 (0.63%) French Language
7 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 55 (34.81%) Analyst
2 22 (13.92%) Support Analyst
3 17 (10.76%) Desktop Support
4 15 (9.49%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (8.23%) Desktop Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 13 (8.23%) Test Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 12 (7.59%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 12 (7.59%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
7 12 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 11 (6.96%) Support Engineer
9 10 (6.33%) Developer
10 9 (5.70%) Help Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.70%) Tester
11 8 (5.06%) Administrator
11 8 (5.06%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.72%) XML
2 19 (12.03%) Web Services
3 6 (3.80%) SOAP
4 4 (2.53%) .NET
4 4 (2.53%) CSS
4 4 (2.53%) HTML
4 4 (2.53%) XSD
4 4 (2.53%) XSL
5 3 (1.90%) jQuery
5 3 (1.90%) REST
5 3 (1.90%) Spring
6 2 (1.27%) Ext JS
6 2 (1.27%) JAX-RS
6 2 (1.27%) JAX-WS
6 2 (1.27%) JPA
6 2 (1.27%) JSR 170
6 2 (1.27%) OAuth
6 2 (1.27%) OSGi
6 2 (1.27%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (6.96%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (6.33%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.06%) Blackberry
4 8 (5.06%) Replication
5 6 (3.80%) Client/Server
5 6 (3.80%) Clustering
5 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.80%) NHS
5 6 (3.80%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.16%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.27%) Life Science
8 2 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.63%) Handset
9 1 (0.63%) iPad
9 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.48%) Unix
2 28 (17.72%) Linux
2 28 (17.72%) Windows Server
3 25 (15.82%) Windows 7
4 19 (12.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (11.39%) Windows 10
5 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.49%) Solaris
7 14 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (7.59%) AIX
8 12 (7.59%) CentOS
9 11 (6.96%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.06%) Android
11 4 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.90%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.27%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) Test Scripting
2 17 (10.76%) Configuration Management
3 16 (10.13%) Validation
4 14 (8.86%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (8.23%) DevOps
5 13 (8.23%) Incident Management
5 13 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 13 (8.23%) ITIL
5 13 (8.23%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (8.23%) SDLC
6 12 (7.59%) Data Modelling
6 12 (7.59%) Migration
7 11 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.96%) Analytics
8 10 (6.33%) RUP
8 10 (6.33%) Test Automation
8 10 (6.33%) Waterfall
9 8 (5.06%) Data Analysis
9 8 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.06%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.89%) SQL
2 26 (16.46%) Java
3 13 (8.23%) Shell Script
4 10 (6.33%) PowerShell
5 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.16%) C#
7 4 (2.53%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.90%) C
8 3 (1.90%) Perl
9 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.63%) Java 8
10 1 (0.63%) Python
10 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (14.56%) ISEB
2 21 (13.29%) ISTQB
3 20 (12.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (8.86%) MCSA
6 11 (6.96%) MCSE
7 6 (3.80%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.90%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (1.90%) MCP
10 3 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.27%) Degree
11 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.27%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.63%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.63%) MCTS
12 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) HL7
2 4 (2.53%) QA
2 4 (2.53%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (41.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.70%) XenApp
3 7 (4.43%) Docker
3 7 (4.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (2.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 25 (15.82%) SCCM
2 11 (6.96%) SCOM
3 7 (4.43%) Ansible
3 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.43%) Opsview
4 4 (2.53%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 3 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.63%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (30.38%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.52%) Oracle
3 22 (13.92%) webMethods
4 20 (12.66%) Citrix
5 14 (8.86%) VMware
6 10 (6.33%) Apple
7 9 (5.70%) HP
7 9 (5.70%) SAP
8 6 (3.80%) Clearswift
8 6 (3.80%) Proofpoint
8 6 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.16%) Dell
9 5 (3.16%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.53%) 3PAR
10 4 (2.53%) Draytek
10 4 (2.53%) IBM
10 4 (2.53%) InterSystems
11 3 (1.90%) BEA
11 3 (1.90%) Cisco
11 3 (1.90%) Informatica