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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 29 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.03% 12.18% 18.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.00% 55.77% 68.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 32
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £150 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
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 £15.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
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
50 52 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.75% 21.85% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 35
Median daily rate £325 £323 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 11
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +14.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 0 7 £325 -7.14%
Dartford - 4 £165 -
Maidstone +3 2 - - 2
Tonbridge 0 1 £180 -64.00%
Aylesford 0 1 - -
Chatham -1 1 £550 +266.66%
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 29 (43.94%) Windows Server
3 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 26 (39.39%) VMware
5 21 (31.82%) Finance
6 17 (25.76%) MS Office
6 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
7 16 (24.24%) Citrix
8 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (18.18%) DNS
10 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (16.67%) XenApp
12 10 (15.15%) Office 365
12 10 (15.15%) LANDesk
12 10 (15.15%) MCP
12 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
13 9 (13.64%) MCSE
13 9 (13.64%) ITIL
13 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (12.12%) Thin Client
14 8 (12.12%) Fat Client
14 8 (12.12%) Incident Management
14 8 (12.12%) SCCM
15 7 (10.61%) MCITP
15 7 (10.61%) Nessus
15 7 (10.61%) ServiceNow
15 7 (10.61%) BitLocker

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 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (25.76%) MS Office
2 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Office 365
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
3 2 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) DNS
2 5 (7.58%) DHCP
3 4 (6.06%) VPN
4 3 (4.55%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.03%) Firewall
5 2 (3.03%) Internet
5 2 (3.03%) LAN
5 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.03%) Network Security
5 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.03%) WAN
5 2 (3.03%) Wireless
6 1 (1.52%) 3G
6 1 (1.52%) Intranet
6 1 (1.52%) SMS
6 1 (1.52%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.03%) Moq
2 2 (3.03%) MSTest
2 2 (3.03%) NUnit
2 2 (3.03%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.52%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Advertising
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Analyst
2 11 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Server Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Field Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Server Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Database Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.03%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) Entity Framework
2 2 (3.03%) jQuery
2 2 (3.03%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (3.03%) NHibernate
2 2 (3.03%) REST
2 2 (3.03%) SOAP
2 2 (3.03%) StructureMap
2 2 (3.03%) Unity DI Container
2 2 (3.03%) WCF
2 2 (3.03%) WPF
2 2 (3.03%) WSDL
3 1 (1.52%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Fat Client
1 8 (12.12%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.06%) NHS
3 3 (4.55%) Smartcard
4 2 (3.03%) AS400
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) iSeries
5 1 (1.52%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (43.94%) Windows Server
2 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (19.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.58%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.55%) Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.52%) Android
9 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
3 6 (9.09%) OO
3 6 (9.09%) Service Management
4 5 (7.58%) ITSM
4 5 (7.58%) Performance Management
4 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (4.55%) e-GIF
6 3 (4.55%) High Availability
6 3 (4.55%) Information Security
7 2 (3.03%) CQRS
7 2 (3.03%) Information Governance
7 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (3.03%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.61%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) C++
5 1 (1.52%) Delphi
5 1 (1.52%) RPG
5 1 (1.52%) RPG IV
5 1 (1.52%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) MCP
2 9 (13.64%) MCSE
2 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.61%) MCITP
3 7 (10.61%) MCSA
4 5 (7.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.52%) CCA
6 1 (1.52%) CISSP
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.52%) HNC
6 1 (1.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (16.67%) XenApp
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (10.61%) BitLocker
5 7 (10.61%) XenDesktop
6 6 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.03%) vSphere
8 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) Nessus
3 6 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.03%) DameWare
4 2 (3.03%) SCOM
5 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (39.39%) VMware
3 16 (24.24%) Citrix
4 10 (15.15%) LANDesk
5 7 (10.61%) AppSense
5 7 (10.61%) ServiceNow
5 7 (10.61%) SolarWinds
6 6 (9.09%) CA
6 6 (9.09%) Symantec
6 6 (9.09%) Wyse
7 4 (6.06%) Cisco
8 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.55%) SAP
9 2 (3.03%) Autodesk
9 2 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (3.03%) HP
9 2 (3.03%) Oracle
9 2 (3.03%) Remedy
10 1 (1.52%) IBM
10 1 (1.52%) Sybase