Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows 134 223 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.40% 24.51% 15.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.42% 80.80% 66.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 95 87
Essex median daily rate £330 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% -
10th Percentile £157 £139 £137
90th Percentile £532 £438 £444
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 88 41
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -23.26% +30.30%
10th Percentile £10.95 £14.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £26.90 £20.78 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -3.03% -1.49% +8.06%

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 295 276 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 33.91% 30.33% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 115 136
Essex median daily rate £425 £320 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -16.61% -4.06%
10th Percentile £251 £163 £181
90th Percentile £575 £438 £488
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 97 45
Essex median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.76% -29.79% +23.68%
10th Percentile £11.79 £15.05 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £34.30 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -8.33% +9.09%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Colchester 0 40 £400 +15.11% 8
Basildon +11 10 £135 -28.95% 1
Southend-on-Sea -42 9 £515 +86.92% 1
Brentwood -8 7 £300 +50.00% 3
Chelmsford -3 5 £275 -21.43%
Maldon - 3 £120 -
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Harlow +1 1 £600 +84.62% 1
Halstead - 1 £165 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 41 (30.60%) Linux
3 40 (29.85%) Active Directory
4 39 (29.10%) Windows Server
5 36 (26.87%) SQL
6 30 (22.39%) Windows 10
6 30 (22.39%) SCCM
7 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (17.16%) Unix
8 23 (17.16%) Degree
9 21 (15.67%) Windows 7
10 20 (14.93%) ITIL
11 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (14.18%) Office 365
12 18 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (13.43%) Analytics
12 18 (13.43%) VMware
13 17 (12.69%) CRM
14 16 (11.94%) Java
14 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
15 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (11.19%) Oracle
15 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
15 15 (11.19%) Migration
16 14 (10.45%) Configuration Management
16 14 (10.45%) PaaS
16 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (10.45%) Hadoop
16 14 (10.45%) IaaS

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 13 (9.70%) Skype for Business
2 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (3.73%) CMS
4 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (3.73%) IIS
4 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.99%) JBoss
5 4 (2.99%) Mule
5 4 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.49%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.99%) InfoPath
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.49%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (2.24%) Unica
3 2 (1.49%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.75%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.18%) Office 365
2 15 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.45%) IaaS
3 14 (10.45%) PaaS
4 9 (6.72%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.73%) SaaS
6 4 (2.99%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.99%) Yammer
7 3 (2.24%) Adobe Analytics
7 3 (2.24%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) DHCP
1 13 (9.70%) DNS
2 8 (5.97%) Skype
3 7 (5.22%) WebEx
4 6 (4.48%) Firewall
4 6 (4.48%) WAN
5 5 (3.73%) Internet
5 5 (3.73%) VPN
5 5 (3.73%) Wireless
6 4 (2.99%) Broadband
6 4 (2.99%) HTTP
6 4 (2.99%) LAN
6 4 (2.99%) NAS
6 4 (2.99%) SSL
6 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.99%) VoIP
7 3 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.49%) ADSL
8 2 (1.49%) UPnP
8 2 (1.49%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.45%) Hadoop
3 11 (8.21%) DB2
4 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
5 6 (4.48%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.99%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.24%) Big Data
8 3 (2.24%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.75%) Informix
9 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Jenkins
1 6 (4.48%) Maven
2 5 (3.73%) Ant
3 4 (2.99%) Bugzilla
3 4 (2.99%) JIRA
3 4 (2.99%) JUnit
3 4 (2.99%) Redmine
3 4 (2.99%) Selenium
3 4 (2.99%) Trac
4 2 (1.49%) AccuRev
4 2 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.49%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.49%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.49%) Gradle
4 2 (1.49%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 12 (8.96%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Legal
2 7 (5.22%) Local Government
2 7 (5.22%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.48%) Automotive
3 6 (4.48%) Marketing
4 5 (3.73%) Publishing
4 5 (3.73%) Retail
5 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 35 (26.12%) Analyst
2 18 (13.43%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.96%) IT Support
3 12 (8.96%) Support Analyst
4 11 (8.21%) Developer
5 10 (7.46%) Consultant
6 9 (6.72%) Business Analyst
7 8 (5.97%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.97%) Java Developer
7 8 (5.97%) Programme Manager
7 8 (5.97%) Technical Manager
8 7 (5.22%) Data Business Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Data Insight Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Desktop Support
8 7 (5.22%) Incident Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Insight Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Insight Data Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Security Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Service Analyst
8 7 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.70%) XML
2 11 (8.21%) Web Services
3 9 (6.72%) HTML
4 8 (5.97%) CSS
5 7 (5.22%) JSON
5 7 (5.22%) Middleware
5 7 (5.22%) SOAP
6 6 (4.48%) Java SE
6 6 (4.48%) REST
6 6 (4.48%) Spring
7 5 (3.73%) Ajax
7 5 (3.73%) COM
7 5 (3.73%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (3.73%) XHTML
8 4 (2.99%) Java EE
8 4 (2.99%) JSON Schema
8 4 (2.99%) OAuth
8 4 (2.99%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.99%) WSDL
8 4 (2.99%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.70%) Management Information System
3 11 (8.21%) Mainframe
4 9 (6.72%) Clustering
5 8 (5.97%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (5.97%) Data Structures
6 6 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.73%) Driving Licence
7 5 (3.73%) HTC Vive
7 5 (3.73%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.99%) Replication
8 4 (2.99%) STB
9 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.24%) iPad
9 3 (2.24%) iPhone
9 3 (2.24%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.24%) Web 2.0
10 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (30.60%) Linux
2 39 (29.10%) Windows Server
3 30 (22.39%) Windows 10
4 23 (17.16%) Unix
5 21 (15.67%) Windows 7
6 19 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (9.70%) Windows Vista
9 9 (6.72%) Solaris
10 8 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.73%) AIX
12 4 (2.99%) HPUX
12 4 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.99%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.75%) CentOS
15 1 (0.75%) OpenVMS
15 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.93%) ITIL
3 18 (13.43%) Analytics
4 17 (12.69%) CRM
5 15 (11.19%) Migration
6 14 (10.45%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.21%) Customer Analytics
7 11 (8.21%) Data Analysis
7 11 (8.21%) Data Analytics
7 11 (8.21%) Test Automation
8 10 (7.46%) Business Analysis
8 10 (7.46%) DevOps
8 10 (7.46%) Mathematics
8 10 (7.46%) Project Management
9 9 (6.72%) Campaign Management
9 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (6.72%) Network Packet Analysis
9 9 (6.72%) SDLC
9 9 (6.72%) TDD
9 9 (6.72%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.87%) SQL
2 16 (11.94%) Java
2 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.73%) PHP
4 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.99%) Groovy
5 4 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.99%) XPath
6 3 (2.24%) C#
7 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.49%) Perl
7 2 (1.49%) Python
7 2 (1.49%) Ruby
7 2 (1.49%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) C++
8 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (17.16%) Degree
2 9 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.99%) MCITP
4 4 (2.99%) MCTS
5 2 (1.49%) MCSA
5 2 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) GDPR
2 5 (3.73%) SLA
3 3 (2.24%) PMO
3 3 (2.24%) QA
System Software
1 40 (29.85%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) XenApp
4 8 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.99%) Firmware
5 4 (2.99%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (22.39%) SCCM
2 13 (9.70%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.22%) SCOM
4 4 (2.99%) Ansible
4 4 (2.99%) Puppet
4 4 (2.99%) WSUS
5 2 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.49%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.75%) DameWare
6 1 (0.75%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.75%) Kibana
6 1 (0.75%) logstash
Vendors
1 51 (38.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.43%) VMware
3 15 (11.19%) Oracle
4 12 (8.96%) Citrix
5 10 (7.46%) Cisco
6 9 (6.72%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.97%) SAP
8 7 (5.22%) Adobe
9 6 (4.48%) Apple
9 6 (4.48%) HP
9 6 (4.48%) IBM
10 5 (3.73%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.99%) Google
11 4 (2.99%) Infor
11 4 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.99%) webMethods
11 4 (2.99%) WSO2
12 3 (2.24%) BMC
12 3 (2.24%) FatWire
12 3 (2.24%) Omniture
Brentwood, Essex
Peopleworks
Rate: From £26 to £26 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Information Technology Services
Rate: £15 - 18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago