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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Kent
Rank 18 20 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows 28 30 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.73% 8.70% 20.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 51.72% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 39
Median daily rate £320 £405 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +24.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.63 £10.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.69% +16.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.53 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £14.73 £34.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%

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
42 58 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.09% 16.81% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 42
Median daily rate £315 £400 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +142.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £505 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.63 £10.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.89% +16.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +8 4 £308 -25.36%
Chatham 0 2 £563 +275.00%
Dartford - 2 - - 1
Maidstone +7 1 £145 -55.38% 2
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
2 35 (59.32%) Windows Server
3 30 (50.85%) Microsoft
3 30 (50.85%) VMware
4 22 (37.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
6 17 (28.81%) Finance
7 16 (27.12%) MS Office
8 15 (25.42%) MCP
9 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (23.73%) MCSA
10 13 (22.03%) DNS
10 13 (22.03%) LANDesk
10 13 (22.03%) Incident Management
11 12 (20.34%) SolarWinds
11 12 (20.34%) Nessus
11 12 (20.34%) MCITP
11 12 (20.34%) VMware ESX
11 12 (20.34%) MCSE
12 11 (18.64%) Citrix
12 11 (18.64%) Advertising
13 9 (15.25%) SCCM
14 8 (13.56%) Fat Client
14 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
14 8 (13.56%) Thin Client
14 8 (13.56%) XenApp
15 7 (11.86%) XenDesktop
15 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V

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 (5.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Office
2 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Office 365
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.08%) IaaS
3 3 (5.08%) PaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) DNS
2 6 (10.17%) SAN
3 5 (8.47%) LAN
3 5 (8.47%) WAN
4 3 (5.08%) Network Security
4 3 (5.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.69%) SMS
5 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) VoIP
5 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (28.81%) Finance
2 11 (18.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Games
3 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (25.42%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (22.03%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (13.56%) Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) Server Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Fat Client
1 8 (13.56%) Thin Client
2 5 (8.47%) NHS
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 35 (59.32%) Windows Server
2 22 (37.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.17%) Solaris
5 6 (10.17%) Unix
6 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.78%) Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.69%) Android
9 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Incident Management
2 6 (10.17%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (8.47%) Performance Management
3 5 (8.47%) Server Patching
4 4 (6.78%) Migration
5 2 (3.39%) Information Security
5 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL
5 2 (3.39%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (3.39%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.69%) Change Management
6 1 (1.69%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (1.69%) DevOps
6 1 (1.69%) e-GIF
6 1 (1.69%) High Availability
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.69%) Project Management
6 1 (1.69%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Assembly Language
1 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
1 1 (1.69%) C
1 1 (1.69%) C++
1 1 (1.69%) Delphi
1 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.69%) SQL
1 1 (1.69%) VB
1 1 (1.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) MCP
2 14 (23.73%) MCSA
2 14 (23.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (20.34%) MCITP
3 12 (20.34%) MCSE
4 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CCA
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (76.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.34%) VMware ESX
3 8 (13.56%) XenApp
4 7 (11.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (11.86%) XenDesktop
5 6 (10.17%) BitLocker
5 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.39%) vSphere
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) Nessus
2 9 (15.25%) SCCM
3 6 (10.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) Microsoft
1 30 (50.85%) VMware
2 13 (22.03%) LANDesk
3 12 (20.34%) SolarWinds
4 11 (18.64%) Citrix
5 7 (11.86%) AppSense
6 6 (10.17%) CA
6 6 (10.17%) Symantec
6 6 (10.17%) Wyse
7 4 (6.78%) Cisco
7 4 (6.78%) Remedy
7 4 (6.78%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.69%) Brocade
10 1 (1.69%) HP
10 1 (1.69%) Mitel
10 1 (1.69%) Oracle
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