Period
to 20 February 2020

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 20 February 2020 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 16 18
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 111 115 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 19.82% 13.43% 13.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.22% 37.70% 53.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 60 53
Essex median daily rate £275 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £107 £125 £131
90th Percentile £500 £500 £535
East of England median daily rate £313 £325 £320
% change year-on-year -3.85% +1.56% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 16
Essex median hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -50.83% +81.82%
10th Percentile £13.87 £12.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.71 £17.44 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -9.09%

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 201 305 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 35.89% 35.63% 24.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 151 104
Essex median daily rate £420 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +2.35% +26.87%
10th Percentile £140 £163 £166
90th Percentile £531 £588 £638
East of England median daily rate £377 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.40% +7.14% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 24
Essex median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -62.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £13.87 £12.55 £15.75
90th Percentile £22.71 £31.38 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.57
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.41% +0.39%

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 20 February 2020.

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
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 20 February 2020. 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 +27 19 £485 +21.25% 5
Basildon 0 17 £115 -58.56% 3
Chelmsford +8 14 £150 -53.85% 10
Colchester 0 12 £123 -3.73% 14
Harlow +7 5 £500 +5.26% 3
Billericay - 2 £313 - 2
Stanford-le-Hope - 1 £290 -
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £365 -
Windows
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 (44.14%) Windows 10
2 44 (39.64%) Active Directory
3 32 (28.83%) NHS
4 27 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 20 (18.02%) Windows Server
5 20 (18.02%) Public Sector
6 19 (17.12%) Office 365
7 18 (16.22%) Migration
8 16 (14.41%) ITIL
9 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
10 13 (11.71%) Unix
10 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (10.81%) VMware
11 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 10 (9.01%) Citrix
12 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
13 9 (8.11%) SQL
13 9 (8.11%) Oracle
13 9 (8.11%) Firewall
14 8 (7.21%) Driving Licence
15 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (6.31%) Azure
16 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
16 6 (5.41%) SCCM
16 6 (5.41%) Local Government
16 6 (5.41%) Project Management
16 6 (5.41%) Finance

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 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.90%) Documentum
4 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.90%) JBoss
4 1 (0.90%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Elite 3E
2 3 (2.70%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 19 (17.12%) Office 365
2 7 (6.31%) Azure
3 1 (0.90%) AWS
3 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.11%) Firewall
2 6 (5.41%) WAN
3 5 (4.50%) LAN
3 5 (4.50%) Wireless
4 3 (2.70%) DHCP
4 3 (2.70%) DNS
4 3 (2.70%) FTP
4 3 (2.70%) NetScaler
4 3 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.80%) VoIP
6 1 (0.90%) HTTP
6 1 (0.90%) Internet
6 1 (0.90%) Skype
6 1 (0.90%) SSL
6 1 (0.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.90%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.90%) MySQL
2 1 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Toad
2 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Selenium
3 1 (0.90%) Subversion
3 1 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (18.02%) Public Sector
2 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Law
2 6 (5.41%) Legal
2 6 (5.41%) Local Government
3 2 (1.80%) Publishing
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Windows Engineer
2 17 (15.32%) Analyst
3 14 (12.61%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (12.61%) Field Engineer
4 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 8 (7.21%) Support Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.41%) IT Support
9 5 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (4.50%) DBA
9 5 (4.50%) Developer
9 5 (4.50%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.60%) Build Engineer
10 4 (3.60%) Consultant
10 4 (3.60%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.60%) Service Desk Support
11 3 (2.70%) Service Desk Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.70%) XML
2 2 (1.80%) .NET
3 1 (0.90%) Middleware
3 1 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.90%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (28.83%) NHS
2 8 (7.21%) Driving Licence
3 6 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.50%) PKI
5 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.70%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.90%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) iPad
7 1 (0.90%) iPhone
7 1 (0.90%) PDA
7 1 (0.90%) PMI
7 1 (0.90%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 49 (44.14%) Windows 10
2 20 (18.02%) Windows Server
3 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
4 13 (11.71%) Unix
5 12 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.41%) Linux
8 5 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.60%) AIX
9 4 (3.60%) CentOS
9 4 (3.60%) Solaris
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.80%) VMS
11 2 (1.80%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.90%) Android
12 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Migration
2 16 (14.41%) ITIL
3 12 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (5.41%) Project Management
6 5 (4.50%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.50%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.60%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.60%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.60%) DevOps
7 4 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.60%) Information Security
7 4 (3.60%) Information Security Management
7 4 (3.60%) ISMS
7 4 (3.60%) Project Delivery
7 4 (3.60%) Scrum
7 4 (3.60%) Security Management
7 4 (3.60%) Validation
8 3 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
1 9 (8.11%) SQL
2 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
3 3 (2.70%) Java
3 3 (2.70%) VB
4 2 (1.80%) C
4 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.80%) Python
5 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.70%) CCA
1 3 (2.70%) CCNA
1 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (2.70%) Degree
1 3 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.80%) CCNP
2 2 (1.80%) ECDL
2 2 (1.80%) MCSE
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.80%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.90%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.90%) ISEB
3 1 (0.90%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.90%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.80%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (39.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.50%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.70%) XenApp
5 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.90%) Docker
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) SCCM
2 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 5 (4.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.90%) Ansible
4 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.90%) Terraform
4 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.81%) VMware
3 10 (9.01%) Citrix
4 9 (8.11%) Oracle
5 5 (4.50%) iManage
6 4 (3.60%) Cisco
6 4 (3.60%) MobileIron
6 4 (3.60%) Remedy
6 4 (3.60%) Sony
7 3 (2.70%) SAP
7 3 (2.70%) webMethods
8 2 (1.80%) Sophos
9 1 (0.90%) Apple
9 1 (0.90%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.90%) HP
9 1 (0.90%) IBM
9 1 (0.90%) Lotus
9 1 (0.90%) Palo Alto
9 1 (0.90%) Veeam