The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 4 3
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 47 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.34% 20.26% 20.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.69% 79.66% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 36 30
Average daily rate
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£195 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
Windows
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 59 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 26.23% 25.43% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 48
Average daily rate £466 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £135 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 11
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Windows
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows across the Kent region.

Windows Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

Windows Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Windows
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows across the Kent region.

Windows Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Windows
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge -1 4 £488 +50.00% 2
Canterbury 0 3 £150 +7.14% 1
Tunbridge Wells -1 1 £170 -51.42% 5
Maidstone -4 1 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 44 (48.35%) Active Directory
2 32 (35.16%) VMware
3 28 (30.77%) MS Office
4 27 (29.67%) Citrix
5 24 (26.37%) Windows 7
6 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
7 19 (20.88%) MS Exchange
8 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (19.78%) PowerShell
8 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (17.58%) Firewall
10 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (15.38%) SCCM
11 14 (15.38%) LAN
12 13 (14.29%) WAN
12 13 (14.29%) Finance
12 13 (14.29%) XenApp
13 11 (12.09%) DevOps
13 11 (12.09%) Windows XP
13 11 (12.09%) ITIL
13 11 (12.09%) SQL
14 10 (10.99%) XenDesktop
14 10 (10.99%) vSphere
14 10 (10.99%) Puppet
14 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (9.89%) TeamCity
15 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
15 9 (9.89%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (9.89%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (20.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.20%) Lync
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (30.77%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.10%) InDesign
3 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Firewall
2 14 (15.38%) LAN
3 13 (14.29%) WAN
4 5 (5.49%) SAN
4 5 (5.49%) Internet
5 4 (4.40%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.40%) VPN
6 3 (3.30%) Wireless
6 3 (3.30%) DNS
6 3 (3.30%) DHCP
7 2 (2.20%) MPLS
7 2 (2.20%) OSPF
7 2 (2.20%) BGP
7 2 (2.20%) VoIP
7 2 (2.20%) NAS
7 2 (2.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.10%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.10%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.10%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) TeamCity
1 9 (9.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.40%) AdminStudio
3 4 (4.40%) Subversion
3 4 (4.40%) ReSharper
4 3 (3.30%) MSBuild
5 2 (2.20%) JIRA
6 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 13 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Advertising
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Front Office
4 2 (2.20%) Law
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Local Government
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (19.78%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Support Analyst
3 9 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (8.79%) Desktop Support
4 8 (8.79%) Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.59%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.59%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Rollout Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
1 6 (6.59%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
2 4 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (4.40%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.20%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.20%) WCF
3 2 (2.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (5.49%) NHS
3 4 (4.40%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.40%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.30%) PDA
4 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 2 (2.20%) iPhone
6 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.10%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Replication
6 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (26.37%) Windows 7
2 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (12.09%) Windows XP
4 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.30%) Linux
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.20%) Android
9 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (12.09%) DevOps
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 10 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (6.59%) OOP
4 6 (6.59%) MVC
4 6 (6.59%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.59%) Build Automation
5 5 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (5.49%) Migration
6 4 (4.40%) UML
6 4 (4.40%) Data Analysis
6 4 (4.40%) Software Testing
7 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.30%) CRM
8 2 (2.20%) BCP
8 2 (2.20%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.20%) OOD
8 2 (2.20%) Change Management
8 2 (2.20%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.78%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.09%) SQL
3 6 (6.59%) C#
4 5 (5.49%) VBScript
5 3 (3.30%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) Java
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) C++
7 1 (1.10%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.20%) ISEB
2 2 (2.20%) MCSE
2 2 (2.20%) MCSA
2 2 (2.20%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.10%) Degree
3 1 (1.10%) MCITP
3 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.10%) CCSE
3 1 (1.10%) CCSA
3 1 (1.10%) CCNA
3 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (48.35%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.29%) XenApp
4 10 (10.99%) XenDesktop
4 10 (10.99%) vSphere
5 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.40%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) SCCM
2 10 (10.99%) Puppet
3 5 (5.49%) WSUS
4 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.20%) SCOM
6 1 (1.10%) Nessus
6 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) VMware
2 27 (29.67%) Citrix
3 23 (25.27%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.79%) Cisco
5 7 (7.69%) HP
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle
6 4 (4.40%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.30%) Symantec
7 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.20%) Apple
8 2 (2.20%) Reuters
8 2 (2.20%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.20%) Adobe
8 2 (2.20%) Wyse
8 2 (2.20%) Mitel
9 1 (1.10%) FalconStor
9 1 (1.10%) Splunk
9 1 (1.10%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.10%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.10%) Dell
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