Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 7 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 83 132 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.05% 16.50% 16.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.53% 47.31% 67.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 71
Essex median daily rate £325 £300 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +13.21% -24.29%
10th Percentile £131 £154 £150
90th Percentile £535 £475 £500
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 40 64
Essex median hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% - -
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £14.48
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.18 £39.03
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.61% - -

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 158 279 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.84% 34.88% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 158 129
Essex median daily rate £413 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -10.67% -6.83%
10th Percentile £163 £220 £174
90th Percentile £638 £529 £550
East of England median daily rate £350 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 62 69
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +96.97% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £14.85
90th Percentile £63.75 £43.58 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +5.36%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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
Brentwood +7 13 £140 -50.00% 1
Colchester 0 13 £325 +8.33% 11
Witham +1 12 £350 -36.36% 1
Southend-on-Sea +3 9 £522 +193.94% 2
Basildon +4 4 £160 -48.80% 8
Chelmsford -8 2 £338 -1.82% 8
Saffron Walden 0 1 - - 2
Rochford - 1 £145 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 49 (59.04%) Active Directory
2 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
3 34 (40.96%) Windows Server
4 26 (31.33%) SCCM
5 24 (28.92%) VMware
6 21 (25.30%) Windows 10
7 18 (21.69%) Windows 7
7 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
8 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Office
8 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
9 16 (19.28%) vSphere
10 15 (18.07%) SQL
10 15 (18.07%) HP
11 14 (16.87%) DHCP
11 14 (16.87%) DNS
11 14 (16.87%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (15.66%) Cisco
12 13 (15.66%) Finance
13 12 (14.46%) Firewall
13 12 (14.46%) Linux
14 11 (13.25%) Citrix
14 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (13.25%) Office 365
14 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (12.05%) SAN
15 10 (12.05%) VPN
16 9 (10.84%) VoIP
16 9 (10.84%) SSL
16 9 (10.84%) Juniper

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 17 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (9.64%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.23%) IIS
5 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) Mule
7 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (20.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) IaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.20%) PaaS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) DHCP
1 14 (16.87%) DNS
1 14 (16.87%) Fibre Channel
2 12 (14.46%) Firewall
3 10 (12.05%) SAN
3 10 (12.05%) VPN
4 9 (10.84%) SSL
4 9 (10.84%) VoIP
5 8 (9.64%) BGP
5 8 (9.64%) HSRP
5 8 (9.64%) IPsec
5 8 (9.64%) iSCSI
5 8 (9.64%) Junos
5 8 (9.64%) NX-OS
5 8 (9.64%) OSPF
5 8 (9.64%) Skype
5 8 (9.64%) SNMP
5 8 (9.64%) VRRP
5 8 (9.64%) Wireshark
6 7 (8.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.41%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.20%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.20%) GIS
7 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.23%) Maven
3 5 (6.02%) Selenium
4 4 (4.82%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.82%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.61%) AccuRev
5 3 (3.61%) JMeter
5 3 (3.61%) Toad
5 3 (3.61%) Zephyr
6 2 (2.41%) MSI
7 1 (1.20%) Ant
7 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.20%) Gradle
7 1 (1.20%) JUnit
7 1 (1.20%) Subversion
7 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 7 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.23%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Electronics
5 4 (4.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (1.20%) French Language
6 1 (1.20%) German Language
6 1 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
2 13 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.66%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (14.46%) Support Analyst
4 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Active Directory Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) Systems Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Wintel Analyst
8 6 (7.23%) Citrix Support
8 6 (7.23%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.23%) Windows Support Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (6.02%) Active Directory Support
9 5 (6.02%) Active Directory Support Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Citrix Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Citrix Support Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) 802.1X
1 7 (8.43%) XML
2 3 (3.61%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) SOAP
3 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.41%) Java SE
3 2 (2.41%) JSON
3 2 (2.41%) REST
3 2 (2.41%) Spring
3 2 (2.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.20%) EclipseLink
4 1 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.20%) JAX-RS
4 1 (1.20%) JSON Schema
4 1 (1.20%) JSR 170
4 1 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.20%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.20%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Client/Server
1 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.61%) PKI
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) NHS
3 2 (2.41%) Replication
3 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 34 (40.96%) Windows Server
2 21 (25.30%) Windows 10
3 18 (21.69%) Windows 7
4 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (14.46%) Linux
6 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.43%) Windows 8
8 6 (7.23%) Unix
9 5 (6.02%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.41%) Solaris
13 1 (1.20%) AIX
13 1 (1.20%) Android
13 1 (1.20%) HPUX
13 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.20%) SUSE
13 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (7.23%) DevOps
4 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.02%) ITIL
4 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.02%) Server Building
4 5 (6.02%) TDD
5 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.82%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (4.82%) Functional Testing
5 4 (4.82%) PDM
5 4 (4.82%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (4.82%) Performance Testing
5 4 (4.82%) Programme Management
5 4 (4.82%) Regression Testing
5 4 (4.82%) Test Strategy
5 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.82%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) Java
3 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.02%) C
5 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.41%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.20%) C#
7 1 (1.20%) Groovy
7 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.41%) VCAP
3 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.20%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) CCNP
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) MCITP
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) IFRS
1 3 (3.61%) IFRS 9
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (59.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.28%) vSphere
3 9 (10.84%) DFS Replication
3 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.64%) NFS
5 5 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.61%) VirtualBox
6 3 (3.61%) XenApp
7 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 26 (31.33%) SCCM
2 9 (10.84%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (10.84%) vCenter Server
3 4 (4.82%) Ansible
3 4 (4.82%) HP ALM
3 4 (4.82%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.82%) Puppet
4 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.41%) PowerCLI
5 2 (2.41%) SCOM
6 1 (1.20%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.92%) VMware
3 15 (18.07%) HP
4 13 (15.66%) Cisco
5 11 (13.25%) Citrix
6 9 (10.84%) Clearswift
6 9 (10.84%) Huawei
6 9 (10.84%) Juniper
6 9 (10.84%) McAfee
7 8 (9.64%) NetApp
8 7 (8.43%) IBM
9 6 (7.23%) Oracle
10 5 (6.02%) Avaya
10 5 (6.02%) Brocade
11 4 (4.82%) SAP
11 4 (4.82%) webMethods
12 3 (3.61%) CommVault
12 3 (3.61%) Kaspersky
13 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
13 2 (2.41%) F5