The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows 30 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.17% 14.34% 19.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.97% 54.55% 79.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 37
Median daily rate £375 £195 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.30% -29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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
79 66 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.53% 26.29% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 33 47
Median daily rate £388 £466 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.75% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £147 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Kent region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +4 7 £328 +92.64% 1
Tonbridge -7 3 £900 +84.61%
Maidstone -1 1 £388 -
Canterbury -2 1 £315 +110.00% 1
Chatham -9 1 £225 -47.05%
Sevenoaks - 1 £550 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Windows.

1 37 (57.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (48.44%) Windows Server
3 25 (39.06%) Finance
4 22 (34.38%) VMware
5 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
7 16 (25.00%) Citrix
8 15 (23.44%) SQL
8 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (21.88%) .NET
10 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
11 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (18.75%) Office 365
11 12 (18.75%) HP
11 12 (18.75%) Firewall
12 11 (17.19%) SAN
12 11 (17.19%) IIS
12 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
12 11 (17.19%) SCCM
13 10 (15.63%) MS Office
13 10 (15.63%) Clustering
14 9 (14.06%) VMware ESX
14 9 (14.06%) DNS
15 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (9.38%) WSUS
16 6 (9.38%) SCOM
16 6 (9.38%) DHCP
16 6 (9.38%) Oracle
16 6 (9.38%) Perl

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 11 (17.19%) IIS
1 11 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.56%) Apache
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
2 6 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (1.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Firewall
2 11 (17.19%) SAN
3 9 (14.06%) DNS
4 6 (9.38%) DHCP
4 6 (9.38%) LDAP
5 4 (6.25%) LAN
5 4 (6.25%) WAN
6 3 (4.69%) VLAN
6 3 (4.69%) VPN
7 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.56%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.56%) Network Security
8 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.25%) QlikView
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.56%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.56%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.56%) Subversion
2 1 (1.56%) Xcode
General
1 25 (39.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (21.88%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (15.63%) Project Manager
4 7 (10.94%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Active Directory Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Consultant
7 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (21.88%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) WCF
3 2 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) CSS
3 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.56%) CSS3
4 1 (1.56%) Ember.js
4 1 (1.56%) HTML5
4 1 (1.56%) jQuery
4 1 (1.56%) JSON
4 1 (1.56%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.56%) REST
4 1 (1.56%) RESTful
4 1 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Clustering
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.25%) Wiki
4 3 (4.69%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.13%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) Economics
6 1 (1.56%) iSeries
6 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (48.44%) Windows Server
2 20 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 15 (23.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.81%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.25%) Linux
7 4 (6.25%) Unix
8 3 (4.69%) Android
8 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.69%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (9.38%) Information Security
2 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (7.81%) ITIL
2 5 (7.81%) Migration
3 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.69%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.69%) MVC
4 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.13%) Change Management
5 2 (3.13%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (3.13%) High Availability
5 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.13%) Line Management
5 2 (3.13%) Network Design
5 2 (3.13%) Project Planning
5 2 (3.13%) SDLC
5 2 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) SQL
2 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.38%) Perl
4 4 (6.25%) Java
4 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) C#
6 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (1.56%) C
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.13%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.56%) CCA
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCP
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (57.81%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.06%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.81%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (7.81%) XenApp
5 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.25%) XenServer
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) SCCM
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 6 (9.38%) SCOM
2 6 (9.38%) SCOrch
2 6 (9.38%) WSUS
3 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) VMware
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft
3 16 (25.00%) Citrix
4 12 (18.75%) HP
5 6 (9.38%) Oracle
5 6 (9.38%) Siebel
6 4 (6.25%) Dell
6 4 (6.25%) Informatica
6 4 (6.25%) IronPort
6 4 (6.25%) Veritas
7 2 (3.13%) Apple
7 2 (3.13%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Avaya
8 1 (1.56%) BMC
8 1 (1.56%) CA
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) NetApp
8 1 (1.56%) Pegasus
8 1 (1.56%) Symantec