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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 55 54 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.86% 22.88% 23.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.88% 84.38% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 24 48
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£325 £210 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.76% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £290 £308
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 9
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.40 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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
68 64 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.55% 27.12% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 57
Average daily rate £170 £250 £262
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 9
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 January 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
Maidstone +1 6 £135 -45.45% 3
Folkestone -3 4 £138 +5.76%
West Malling - 3 £350 -
Chatham - 2 £123 - 1
Tunbridge Wells -9 1 - - 2
Sittingbourne - 1 £263 - 1
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 4
Faversham - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 2
Whitstable - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 52 (41.60%) VMware
2 51 (40.80%) Microsoft
3 49 (39.20%) Active Directory
3 49 (39.20%) MS Office
4 40 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (30.40%) Windows 7
6 37 (29.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (29.60%) Citrix
7 26 (20.80%) ITIL
8 24 (19.20%) MS Exchange
9 22 (17.60%) Finance
10 20 (16.00%) MS Excel
11 19 (15.20%) Windows XP
11 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (13.60%) Cisco
12 17 (13.60%) XenApp
13 16 (12.80%) PowerShell
14 15 (12.00%) vSphere
14 15 (12.00%) Advertising
14 15 (12.00%) SCCM
15 14 (11.20%) Firewall
15 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (11.20%) SQL
15 14 (11.20%) Blackberry
16 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
16 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
17 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (9.60%) HP
17 12 (9.60%) LAN
17 12 (9.60%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 24 (19.20%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.80%) IIS
4 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.00%) Lync
5 4 (3.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.80%) Apache
8 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.80%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (39.20%) MS Office
2 20 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Office 365
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.20%) Firewall
2 12 (9.60%) LAN
2 12 (9.60%) WAN
3 9 (7.20%) VPN
4 7 (5.60%) SAN
5 5 (4.00%) Internet
6 4 (3.20%) DNS
7 3 (2.40%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.40%) BGP
7 3 (2.40%) MPLS
7 3 (2.40%) OSPF
8 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.60%) DHCP
8 2 (1.60%) Wireless
8 2 (1.60%) BIG-IP
8 2 (1.60%) VLAN
8 2 (1.60%) Network Security
9 1 (0.80%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.80%) LDAP
9 1 (0.80%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.80%) MySQL
4 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.80%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (7.20%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.20%) AdminStudio
3 3 (2.40%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.60%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.60%) Subversion
4 2 (1.60%) ReSharper
5 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.80%) NUnit
5 1 (0.80%) MSI
5 1 (0.80%) MSTest
5 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.80%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.80%) Moq
General
1 22 (17.60%) Finance
2 15 (12.00%) Advertising
3 8 (6.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Military
5 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.80%) Back Office
5 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (14.40%) Support Analyst
3 17 (13.60%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.80%) Desktop Support
5 10 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (7.20%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Rollout Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.60%) IT Support
9 6 (4.80%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.80%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.80%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Deskside Support
10 5 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.80%) .NET
3 3 (2.40%) Web Services
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.60%) XML
4 2 (1.60%) XSLT
4 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.80%) WPF
5 1 (0.80%) WinForms
5 1 (0.80%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.80%) STL
5 1 (0.80%) Spring.NET
5 1 (0.80%) YAML
5 1 (0.80%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.80%) Ninject
5 1 (0.80%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.20%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.20%) Mobile Computing
3 7 (5.60%) iPad
4 5 (4.00%) NHS
4 5 (4.00%) iPhone
5 4 (3.20%) PDA
6 3 (2.40%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.40%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.80%) CCTV
8 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.80%) Tandem
8 1 (0.80%) Clustering
8 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.40%) Windows 7
2 37 (29.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (15.20%) Windows XP
3 19 (15.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.60%) Linux
5 7 (5.60%) UNIX
5 7 (5.60%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.80%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.80%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.60%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.60%) Solaris
10 1 (0.80%) AIX
10 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) ITIL
2 11 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (8.80%) DevOps
3 10 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (5.60%) Migration
5 6 (4.80%) Build Automation
6 5 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 5 (4.00%) ITSM
6 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (4.00%) Service Management
7 4 (3.20%) BCP
7 4 (3.20%) Project Management
7 4 (3.20%) Change Management
8 3 (2.40%) Operations Management
8 3 (2.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.40%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.40%) Business Continuity
8 3 (2.40%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.80%) PowerShell
2 14 (11.20%) SQL
3 7 (5.60%) C#
4 5 (4.00%) VBScript
5 4 (3.20%) C
6 3 (2.40%) VB
6 3 (2.40%) Java
7 2 (1.60%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) Ruby
8 1 (0.80%) Python
8 1 (0.80%) Perl
8 1 (0.80%) PHP
8 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) CCNA
3 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.80%) MCSE
5 4 (3.20%) Degree
6 3 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.60%) CRISC
7 2 (1.60%) CISA
7 2 (1.60%) CISM
7 2 (1.60%) CCNP
7 2 (1.60%) CISSP
7 2 (1.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.80%) NVQ Level 3
8 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.80%) MCSA
8 1 (0.80%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.80%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (39.20%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.60%) XenApp
4 15 (12.00%) vSphere
5 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
6 9 (7.20%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.60%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.80%) Xen
11 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.80%) NFS
11 1 (0.80%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (12.00%) SCCM
2 11 (8.80%) Puppet
3 7 (5.60%) SCOM
4 4 (3.20%) WSUS
5 3 (2.40%) Foglight
5 3 (2.40%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.60%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.60%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.60%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.60%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 52 (41.60%) VMware
2 51 (40.80%) Microsoft
3 37 (29.60%) Citrix
4 17 (13.60%) Cisco
5 12 (9.60%) HP
6 7 (5.60%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.00%) Lotus
7 5 (4.00%) CommVault
7 5 (4.00%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.20%) Symantec
8 4 (3.20%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.20%) IBM
9 3 (2.40%) Oracle
9 3 (2.40%) F5
10 2 (1.60%) Veeam
10 2 (1.60%) Reuters
10 2 (1.60%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.60%) CA
10 2 (1.60%) Wyse
11 1 (0.80%) Blue Coat
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