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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 27 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 35 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 7.45% 14.81% 18.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.68% 53.73% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 27
Average daily rate £328 £183 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.45% -45.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £128 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £345 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 2
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
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
82 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.45% 27.57% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 39
Average daily rate £328 £466 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells -3 7 £326 +100.76%
Tonbridge - 4 £226 - 2
West Malling - 3 £505 - 3
Sittingbourne - 2 - -
Maidstone -2 1 £388 +210.00% 1
Chatham -11 1 £225 +80.00%
Canterbury - 1 £315 - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 31 (50.82%) Windows Server
3 23 (37.70%) Finance
4 21 (34.43%) VMware
5 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
5 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
6 15 (24.59%) Citrix
6 15 (24.59%) .NET
7 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
8 13 (21.31%) SQL
9 12 (19.67%) MS Exchange
9 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (18.03%) SCCM
11 10 (16.39%) HP
11 10 (16.39%) SAN
11 10 (16.39%) IIS
11 10 (16.39%) MS Office
12 9 (14.75%) Clustering
12 9 (14.75%) Firewall
12 9 (14.75%) Office 365
13 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX
13 8 (13.11%) ITIL
13 8 (13.11%) DNS
14 6 (9.84%) DHCP
14 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (9.84%) LDAP
14 6 (9.84%) Perl
14 6 (9.84%) SCOrch

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 12 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) IIS
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) FileNet
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) MS Office
2 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) SAN
2 9 (14.75%) Firewall
3 8 (13.11%) DNS
4 6 (9.84%) DHCP
4 6 (9.84%) LDAP
5 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 3 (4.92%) VLAN
5 3 (4.92%) VPN
5 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.64%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.64%) Network Security
6 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) QlikView
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.64%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.64%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) Xcode
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (24.59%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Active Directory Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
7 4 (6.56%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.92%) CSS
2 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 3 (4.92%) WCF
3 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.64%) CSS3
4 1 (1.64%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.64%) REST
4 1 (1.64%) RESTful
4 1 (1.64%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) WPF
4 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.92%) Grid Computing
4 3 (4.92%) Wiki
5 2 (3.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.64%) Economics
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) iSeries
6 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (50.82%) Windows Server
2 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.20%) Unix
6 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.56%) Android
7 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Linux
10 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.64%) Solaris
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (8.20%) Information Security
2 5 (8.20%) Migration
3 4 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.56%) MVC
4 3 (4.92%) Change Management
4 3 (4.92%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.28%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.28%) Line Management
5 2 (3.28%) Project Management
5 2 (3.28%) SDLC
5 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.28%) SOA
5 2 (3.28%) Time Management
6 1 (1.64%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) PowerShell
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) Perl
3 5 (8.20%) Java
3 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) DBS Check
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) CCA
5 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCP
5 1 (1.64%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX
4 5 (8.20%) XenApp
5 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.56%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.56%) XenServer
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 6 (9.84%) SCOM
2 6 (9.84%) SCOrch
2 6 (9.84%) WSUS
3 3 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) VMware
2 19 (31.15%) Microsoft
3 15 (24.59%) Citrix
4 10 (16.39%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) Oracle
5 5 (8.20%) Siebel
6 4 (6.56%) Dell
6 4 (6.56%) Veritas
7 3 (4.92%) Apple
7 3 (4.92%) Informatica
7 3 (4.92%) IronPort
8 2 (3.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) AppSense
9 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.64%) BMC
9 1 (1.64%) CA
9 1 (1.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) Pegasus
9 1 (1.64%) Symantec