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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 29 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.15% 20.51% 22.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.73% 86.15% 85.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 25
Average daily rate £380 £263 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £585 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £16.13 £11.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.21% -28.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £10.20 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £36.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
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
55 65 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.35% 23.81% 26.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 43 30
Average daily rate £400 £165 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.61 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.64% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £44.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Kent region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tunbridge Wells -1 4 £414 - 1
West Malling -4 4 £505 +44.28% 2
Tonbridge - 3 £425 - 3
Chatham -2 2 £150 +20.00% 1
Maidstone -12 2 £305 +125.92% 2
Canterbury - 1 £145 -
Rochester - 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 37 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 29 (46.77%) Windows Server
3 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 18 (29.03%) Windows 7
5 17 (27.42%) VMware
6 16 (25.81%) Finance
7 15 (24.19%) SQL
8 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
8 14 (22.58%) SCCM
9 13 (20.97%) .NET
9 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
10 12 (19.35%) Citrix
10 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
14 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
15 7 (11.29%) Clustering
15 7 (11.29%) ITIL
15 7 (11.29%) SCOM
16 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (9.68%) Office 365
16 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
16 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
16 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
16 6 (9.68%) C#
16 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
16 6 (9.68%) IIS
16 6 (9.68%) MS Office

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (9.68%) IIS
4 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.61%) Apache
6 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.61%) FileNet
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 6 (9.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.61%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) DHCP
2 5 (8.06%) LDAP
2 5 (8.06%) SAN
3 4 (6.45%) Firewall
3 4 (6.45%) HTTP
3 4 (6.45%) SMTP
3 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.84%) VLAN
5 2 (3.23%) BGP
5 2 (3.23%) BIG-IP
5 2 (3.23%) LAN
5 2 (3.23%) OSPF
5 2 (3.23%) VPN
5 2 (3.23%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) MPLS
6 1 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Subversion
2 2 (3.23%) NuGet
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.61%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.61%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (12.90%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (8.06%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (6.45%) IT Support
6 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) AngularJS
3 5 (8.06%) CSS
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.84%) CSS3
5 3 (4.84%) HTML5
5 3 (4.84%) jQuery
5 3 (4.84%) REST
5 3 (4.84%) RESTful
6 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.23%) WCF
6 2 (3.23%) Web Services
6 2 (3.23%) XML
7 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.61%) Ember.js
7 1 (1.61%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.29%) Clustering
3 5 (8.06%) Driving Licence
4 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.23%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.61%) AS400
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) iSeries
6 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (46.77%) Windows Server
2 18 (29.03%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.06%) Unix
6 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.84%) Android
7 3 (4.84%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.23%) Solaris
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.61%) Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.29%) ITIL
2 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.68%) Migration
3 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (6.45%) MVC
4 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.84%) ETL
4 3 (4.84%) Information Security
4 3 (4.84%) Scrum
4 3 (4.84%) Software Engineering
4 3 (4.84%) TDD
5 2 (3.23%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (3.23%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.23%) Process Improvement
5 2 (3.23%) System Testing
5 2 (3.23%) Test Scripting
5 2 (3.23%) Test Strategy
5 2 (3.23%) Time Management
5 2 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 14 (22.58%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.68%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.06%) Perl
5 4 (6.45%) Java
6 1 (1.61%) C
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) DBS Check
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.61%) CCNA
5 1 (1.61%) CCNP
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) MCP
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
5 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (59.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.06%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.45%) XenApp
5 4 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.84%) XenServer
7 2 (3.23%) vSphere
8 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) SCCM
2 7 (11.29%) SCOM
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (8.06%) SCOrch
3 5 (8.06%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.61%) Foglight
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.42%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) Citrix
4 6 (9.68%) HP
5 4 (6.45%) Oracle
5 4 (6.45%) Veritas
6 3 (4.84%) Apple
6 3 (4.84%) Dell
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco
7 2 (3.23%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) Mitel
7 2 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.23%) Trillium
8 1 (1.61%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.61%) Ektron
8 1 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (1.61%) Siebel
8 1 (1.61%) Sybase
8 1 (1.61%) Twitter
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