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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Kent
Rank 14 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 32 22 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.17% 9.13% 18.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.33% 51.16% 74.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 37
Median daily rate £350 £395 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +16.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £180 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +47.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +8.49%

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
60 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.81% 17.84% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 30 40
Median daily rate £350 £410 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +52.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -24.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -3 3 £313 -24.15% 1
Dartford - 3 £180 - 1
Chatham -1 2 £563 +275.00%
Tonbridge 0 1 £180 -58.85%
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 42 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 31 (51.67%) Microsoft
3 31 (51.67%) VMware
4 19 (31.67%) Finance
4 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (26.67%) Windows 7
7 15 (25.00%) MCP
8 14 (23.33%) MS Office
8 14 (23.33%) LANDesk
9 13 (21.67%) Incident Management
9 13 (21.67%) MCSE
9 13 (21.67%) Citrix
9 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (20.00%) MCSA
10 12 (20.00%) DNS
10 12 (20.00%) Nessus
10 12 (20.00%) MCITP
10 12 (20.00%) SolarWinds
11 10 (16.67%) Advertising
11 10 (16.67%) VMware ESX
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (15.00%) SCCM
13 8 (13.33%) Fat Client
13 8 (13.33%) XenApp
13 8 (13.33%) Thin Client
13 8 (13.33%) MS Excel

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 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Office
2 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
2 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.00%) IaaS
3 3 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (8.33%) LAN
2 5 (8.33%) WAN
3 4 (6.67%) SAN
3 4 (6.67%) VPN
4 3 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (1.67%) 3G
5 1 (1.67%) DHCP
5 1 (1.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.67%) SMS
5 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.67%) VoIP
5 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.67%) MSI
1 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (31.67%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Advertising
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (21.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 11 (18.33%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Help Desk Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Server Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Solaris Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 8 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) NHS
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.67%) iPad
4 1 (1.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.67%) Statistics
4 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 19 (31.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.33%) Linux
6 4 (6.67%) Solaris
6 4 (6.67%) Unix
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Incident Management
2 6 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (8.33%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.33%) Server Patching
4 4 (6.67%) ITIL
4 4 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (3.33%) Change Management
5 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.33%) e-GIF
5 2 (3.33%) Information Security
5 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.67%) DevOps
6 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.67%) Line Management
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.67%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) C++
2 1 (1.67%) Delphi
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.67%) VB
2 1 (1.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) MCP
2 13 (21.67%) MCSE
2 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (20.00%) MCITP
3 12 (20.00%) MCSA
4 2 (3.33%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) CCA
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.67%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 9 (15.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.33%) XenApp
5 7 (11.67%) XenDesktop
6 6 (10.00%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.33%) vSphere
8 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) Nessus
2 9 (15.00%) SCCM
3 6 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (51.67%) Microsoft
1 31 (51.67%) VMware
2 14 (23.33%) LANDesk
3 13 (21.67%) Citrix
4 12 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 7 (11.67%) AppSense
6 6 (10.00%) CA
6 6 (10.00%) Symantec
6 6 (10.00%) Wyse
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco
8 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.00%) Remedy
8 3 (5.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.33%) Oracle
9 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.67%) Bloomberg
10 1 (1.67%) Brocade
10 1 (1.67%) HP
10 1 (1.67%) Mitel
10 1 (1.67%) SAP