Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 10 4
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 92 131 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.22% 16.03% 21.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.27% 44.26% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 89 82
Essex median daily rate £344 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +0.78% -7.86%
10th Percentile £138 £143 £163
90th Percentile £583 £505 £500
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 74
Essex median hourly rate £20.25 £22.85 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.38% +38.48% -7.04%
10th Percentile £15.58 £12.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £42.70 £19.50
East of England median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.81% -3.03% -

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 183 296 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.29% 36.23% 28.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 184 121
Essex median daily rate £450 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.26% +21.00% -1.75%
10th Percentile £246 £254 £180
90th Percentile £638 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 82
Essex median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +112.12% -19.51%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.13 £14.10
90th Percentile £75.00 £54.00 £34.15
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -15.28% +2.86% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Colchester 0 16 £325 -18.75% 12
Southend-on-Sea +24 15 £525 +110.00% 5
Witham - 6 £340 -
Brentwood +3 4 £450 +50.00% 1
Chelmsford -7 4 £175 -63.16% 6
Basildon +1 3 £500 +270.37% 7
Saffron Walden - 2 - - 2
Braintree - 1 - -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 42 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
3 29 (31.52%) SCCM
4 27 (29.35%) Windows Server
5 19 (20.65%) Windows 10
6 18 (19.57%) Windows 7
6 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (16.30%) Office 365
8 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (15.22%) VMware
9 13 (14.13%) Linux
9 13 (14.13%) SQL
9 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
10 12 (13.04%) Unix
10 12 (13.04%) Citrix
10 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (11.96%) Data Centre
11 11 (11.96%) HP
11 11 (11.96%) Oracle
11 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.96%) Finance
12 10 (10.87%) Java
12 10 (10.87%) XML
12 10 (10.87%) DNS
12 10 (10.87%) DHCP
12 10 (10.87%) ISEB
12 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
12 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (9.78%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.78%) Internet

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 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.09%) Confluence
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.30%) Office 365
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.35%) iTunes
5 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.87%) DHCP
1 10 (10.87%) DNS
2 9 (9.78%) Internet
3 8 (8.70%) VPN
4 7 (7.61%) Firewall
4 7 (7.61%) VoIP
5 4 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (4.35%) SAN
6 3 (3.26%) BGP
6 3 (3.26%) Broadband
6 3 (3.26%) HSRP
6 3 (3.26%) IPsec
6 3 (3.26%) Junos
6 3 (3.26%) MPLS
6 3 (3.26%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.26%) NX-OS
6 3 (3.26%) OSPF
6 3 (3.26%) Skype
6 3 (3.26%) SNMP
6 3 (3.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.17%) GIS
5 2 (2.17%) MySQL
5 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.09%) EDRMS
6 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Toad
2 6 (6.52%) SoapUI
3 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.43%) Maven
3 5 (5.43%) Selenium
4 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.35%) Zephyr
5 3 (3.26%) JMeter
6 2 (2.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.17%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) MSI
7 1 (1.09%) AccuRev
7 1 (1.09%) Ant
7 1 (1.09%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.09%) Gradle
7 1 (1.09%) JUnit
7 1 (1.09%) MSTest
7 1 (1.09%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (1.09%) Subversion
7 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.52%) Legal
3 6 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.43%) Marketing
5 4 (4.35%) Electronics
6 3 (3.26%) Law
7 1 (1.09%) French Language
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (33.70%) Analyst
2 15 (16.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.04%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (10.87%) SCCM Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Active Directory Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) IT Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Test Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Active Directory Support
8 5 (5.43%) Citrix Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Citrix Support Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) DBA
8 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (5.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.87%) XML
2 3 (3.26%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.17%) CSS
3 2 (2.17%) HTML
3 2 (2.17%) REST
3 2 (2.17%) SOAP
3 2 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.09%) .NET
4 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.09%) JSON
4 1 (1.09%) JSP
4 1 (1.09%) JSR 170
4 1 (1.09%) Middleware
4 1 (1.09%) SAML
4 1 (1.09%) Servlets
4 1 (1.09%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.09%) Struts
4 1 (1.09%) XHTML
4 1 (1.09%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.52%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.35%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (3.26%) NHS
7 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Clustering
7 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.09%) Handset
8 1 (1.09%) iPad
8 1 (1.09%) PKI
8 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.35%) Windows Server
2 19 (20.65%) Windows 10
3 18 (19.57%) Windows 7
4 13 (14.13%) Linux
5 12 (13.04%) Unix
5 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.52%) Android
9 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.09%) Solaris
12 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
2 9 (9.78%) Migration
2 9 (9.78%) Waterfall
3 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.61%) ITIL
3 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
3 7 (7.61%) Test Scripting
4 6 (6.52%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (6.52%) Data Modelling
4 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
4 6 (6.52%) RUP
4 6 (6.52%) SDLC
5 5 (5.43%) BDD
5 5 (5.43%) Data Analysis
5 5 (5.43%) DevOps
5 5 (5.43%) Functional Testing
5 5 (5.43%) Systems Analysis
5 5 (5.43%) TDD
5 5 (5.43%) Test Automation
5 5 (5.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.13%) SQL
2 10 (10.87%) Java
3 7 (7.61%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.35%) C
5 1 (1.09%) C#
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) Perl
5 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.09%) Python
5 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) ISEB
2 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.52%) MCSA
4 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
4 5 (5.43%) MCSE
5 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.09%) MCITP
7 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) IFRS
3 1 (1.09%) IFRS 9
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.52%) vSphere
4 5 (5.43%) XenApp
5 4 (4.35%) DFS Replication
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.26%) NFS
6 3 (3.26%) VirtualBox
7 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.09%) Docker
8 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (31.52%) SCCM
2 9 (9.78%) SCOM
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.35%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.26%) Ansible
4 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 3 (3.26%) HP ALM
4 3 (3.26%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.26%) Puppet
5 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 38 (41.30%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.22%) VMware
3 12 (13.04%) Citrix
4 11 (11.96%) HP
4 11 (11.96%) Oracle
5 8 (8.70%) Cisco
5 8 (8.70%) Clearswift
6 7 (7.61%) webMethods
7 6 (6.52%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.43%) Apple
8 5 (5.43%) Dell
9 4 (4.35%) Huawei
9 4 (4.35%) Juniper
9 4 (4.35%) Proofpoint
9 4 (4.35%) SAP
10 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.26%) Avaya
10 3 (3.26%) McAfee
10 3 (3.26%) NetApp
11 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint