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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 56 44 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.36% 23.40% 19.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.15% 88.00% 58.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 35
Average daily rate
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£344 £205 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.68% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £388 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £25.90 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.87% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £14.55 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.04 £22.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -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
65 50 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.64% 26.60% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 50
Average daily rate £160 £255 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
Average hourly rate £31.80 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.16% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.50 £11.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £22.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 7 £135 - 2
Folkestone -1 4 £138 +5.76%
West Malling +8 3 £350 -42.85% 1
Tunbridge Wells -6 3 £155 -38.00%
Chatham - 3 £125 - 3
Dartford -3 2 - - 3
Sittingbourne - 1 £263 -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1
Whitstable - - - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (39.09%) VMware
2 42 (38.18%) Active Directory
3 40 (36.36%) MS Office
4 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
5 31 (28.18%) Citrix
5 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (22.73%) Windows 7
8 21 (19.09%) ITIL
9 18 (16.36%) Finance
10 17 (15.45%) MS Exchange
11 16 (14.55%) SQL
11 16 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (12.73%) Cisco
13 13 (11.82%) MS Excel
13 13 (11.82%) Firewall
13 13 (11.82%) XenApp
13 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
14 12 (10.91%) SCCM
14 12 (10.91%) Windows XP
14 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
14 12 (10.91%) LAN
14 12 (10.91%) Hyper-V
14 12 (10.91%) vSphere
15 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.00%) WAN
15 11 (10.00%) C#
15 11 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (9.09%) Advertising

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 17 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.64%) IIS
3 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.64%) Lync
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (36.36%) MS Office
2 13 (11.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.73%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) Firewall
2 12 (10.91%) LAN
3 11 (10.00%) WAN
4 5 (4.55%) SAN
5 3 (2.73%) Internet
5 3 (2.73%) MPLS
5 3 (2.73%) OSPF
5 3 (2.73%) BGP
5 3 (2.73%) VPN
5 3 (2.73%) DNS
6 2 (1.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.82%) VoIP
6 2 (1.82%) Wireless
6 2 (1.82%) BIG-IP
6 2 (1.82%) VLAN
6 2 (1.82%) Network Security
7 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.91%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.91%) NAS
7 1 (0.91%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.91%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (8.18%) TeamCity
1 9 (8.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.45%) Subversion
3 6 (5.45%) ReSharper
4 4 (3.64%) AdminStudio
5 3 (2.73%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.91%) MSI
6 1 (0.91%) NUnit
6 1 (0.91%) MSTest
6 1 (0.91%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.91%) Moq
General
1 18 (16.36%) Finance
2 10 (9.09%) Advertising
3 6 (5.45%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) Military
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Back Office
6 1 (0.91%) Electronics
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Law
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (19.09%) Analyst
2 16 (14.55%) Support Analyst
3 11 (10.00%) Developer
4 10 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) .NET Developer
5 9 (8.18%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (7.27%) C# Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Help Desk Support
6 8 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.27%) Rollout Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Help Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Deployment Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) IT Support
9 5 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.18%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.45%) Web Services
2 6 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (5.45%) AngularJS
3 5 (4.55%) Application Packaging
4 3 (2.73%) WPF
5 2 (1.82%) WCF
5 2 (1.82%) XML
5 2 (1.82%) XSLT
5 2 (1.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.82%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.82%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.91%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.91%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (0.91%) Ninject
6 1 (0.91%) WinForms
6 1 (0.91%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Blackberry
1 7 (6.36%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (4.55%) NHS
3 3 (2.73%) PDA
3 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.73%) iPad
3 3 (2.73%) iPhone
4 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.82%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.82%) Replication
4 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.91%) CCTV
5 1 (0.91%) Tandem
5 1 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 14 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (10.91%) Windows XP
5 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.36%) Linux
7 6 (5.45%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.45%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.73%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.73%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.82%) UNIX
9 2 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (0.91%) Solaris
10 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.09%) ITIL
2 16 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (9.09%) DevOps
4 10 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.27%) OOP
5 8 (7.27%) MVC
6 7 (6.36%) Migration
7 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.45%) UML
7 6 (5.45%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.45%) Build Automation
8 4 (3.64%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.64%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.73%) Operations Management
9 3 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.73%) BCP
9 3 (2.73%) Service Management
9 3 (2.73%) Change Management
9 3 (2.73%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.55%) SQL
2 13 (11.82%) PowerShell
3 11 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (3.64%) VBScript
5 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.73%) C
6 2 (1.82%) Java
6 2 (1.82%) VB
7 1 (0.91%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.91%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.36%) CCNA
2 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.55%) MCSE
5 4 (3.64%) Degree
6 3 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.73%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) CCNP
7 2 (1.82%) MCITP
8 1 (0.91%) CRISC
8 1 (0.91%) CISSP
8 1 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.91%) CISA
8 1 (0.91%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 31 (28.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.82%) XenApp
4 12 (10.91%) vSphere
4 12 (10.91%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.91%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.91%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.91%) Xen
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.91%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (10.91%) SCCM
2 10 (9.09%) Puppet
3 4 (3.64%) WSUS
3 4 (3.64%) SCOM
4 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.73%) Foglight
5 2 (1.82%) ZENworks
5 2 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.82%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 43 (39.09%) VMware
2 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 31 (28.18%) Citrix
4 14 (12.73%) Cisco
5 9 (8.18%) HP
6 7 (6.36%) Oracle
7 5 (4.55%) CommVault
7 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.64%) Symantec
9 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.73%) F5
10 2 (1.82%) Wyse
10 2 (1.82%) Veeam
10 2 (1.82%) Lotus
10 2 (1.82%) Reuters
10 2 (1.82%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.82%) Juniper
10 2 (1.82%) IBM
11 1 (0.91%) Intel
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