The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Kent region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 48 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.02% 23.27% 19.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.76% 75.29% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £136 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.25 £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
58 85 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.57% 30.91% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 33
Average daily rate £350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £11.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +41.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
South East

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells -8 7 £350 +64.70% 3
Tonbridge +4 6 £268 - 2
Maidstone -2 4 £114 -41.66% 6
Folkestone +1 2 £130 - 2
Whitstable 0 2 £150 - 4
Canterbury - 2 £140 - 2
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 2
Dover - - - -
Rochester - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Westerham - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 52 (59.77%) Active Directory
2 48 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (48.28%) Windows 7
4 33 (37.93%) VMware
5 27 (31.03%) MS Office
6 26 (29.89%) MS Exchange
7 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
8 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (24.14%) SCCM
9 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (21.84%) Finance
10 19 (21.84%) Citrix
11 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
11 16 (18.39%) ITIL
12 15 (17.24%) Windows XP
13 14 (16.09%) Firewall
13 14 (16.09%) Cisco
14 13 (14.94%) TCP/IP
14 13 (14.94%) Advertising
14 13 (14.94%) XenApp
15 12 (13.79%) Linux
16 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (12.64%) LAN
16 11 (12.64%) WAN
16 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (11.49%) CCNA
17 10 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (10.34%) DNS
18 9 (10.34%) Solaris

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 26 (29.89%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.60%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (2.30%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) Lync
Applications
1 27 (31.03%) MS Office
2 16 (18.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.45%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (1.15%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Firewall
2 13 (14.94%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.64%) LAN
3 11 (12.64%) WAN
4 9 (10.34%) DNS
5 5 (5.75%) DHCP
5 5 (5.75%) HTTP
5 5 (5.75%) SAN
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.60%) Wireless
6 4 (4.60%) MPLS
6 4 (4.60%) OSPF
6 4 (4.60%) BGP
6 4 (4.60%) VPN
7 3 (3.45%) SMTP
7 3 (3.45%) Internet
7 3 (3.45%) NAS
8 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.30%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) MySQL
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 19 (21.84%) Finance
2 13 (14.94%) Advertising
3 4 (4.60%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 21 (24.14%) Support Engineer
2 15 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (16.09%) Analyst
4 11 (12.64%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) Administrator
6 6 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.75%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.75%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Help Desk Support
7 5 (5.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Network Support
7 5 (5.75%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 4 (4.60%) .NET
3 3 (3.45%) CSS
3 3 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.30%) jQuery
4 2 (2.30%) Ajax
4 2 (2.30%) XSLT
4 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.15%) YAML
5 1 (1.15%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Clustering
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.45%) NHS
2 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) iPhone
3 2 (2.30%) iPad
4 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.15%) HACMP
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.15%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 42 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.24%) Windows XP
6 12 (13.79%) Linux
7 9 (10.34%) Solaris
7 9 (10.34%) UNIX
7 9 (10.34%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.05%) Debian
9 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.30%) AIX
12 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.15%) zOS
12 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 7 (8.05%) Change Management
3 6 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (4.60%) Asset Management
4 4 (4.60%) Service Management
4 4 (4.60%) BCP
5 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.30%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.30%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.30%) Change Control
6 2 (2.30%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.30%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.30%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.30%) Migration
6 2 (2.30%) ITSM
6 2 (2.30%) Data Security
6 2 (2.30%) MVC
6 2 (2.30%) Project Management
7 1 (1.15%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.34%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.90%) Ruby
2 6 (6.90%) PHP
2 6 (6.90%) Python
3 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 3 (3.45%) C#
5 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.15%) Java
6 1 (1.15%) C++
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) VBScript
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.15%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.49%) CCNA
2 10 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.20%) CCNP
4 7 (8.05%) MCSE
5 4 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.45%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.45%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (2.30%) MCITP
7 2 (2.30%) MCP
8 1 (1.15%) OCP
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.15%) ECDL
8 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (59.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.94%) XenApp
3 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.34%) vSphere
5 5 (5.75%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.75%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.30%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.30%) Squid
6 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.15%) NFS
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.15%) Varnish
7 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 21 (24.14%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) Nagios
3 5 (5.75%) ZABBIX
3 5 (5.75%) Cacti
4 3 (3.45%) SCOM
5 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.15%) Puppet
5 1 (1.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (37.93%) VMware
2 25 (28.74%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.84%) Citrix
4 14 (16.09%) Cisco
5 9 (10.34%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.20%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.05%) Veeam
8 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.60%) HP
9 3 (3.45%) Veritas
9 3 (3.45%) Nintex
10 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.30%) Lotus
10 2 (2.30%) Apple
10 2 (2.30%) IBM
10 2 (2.30%) EMC
11 1 (1.15%) JBoss
11 1 (1.15%) Oracle
11 1 (1.15%) Adobe
11 1 (1.15%) Avaya
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