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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.89% 14.97% 16.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.63% 60.27% 81.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 36
Median daily rate £326 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £102 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £485 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.27% -26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +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
79 73 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.43% 24.83% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 39
Median daily rate £328 £344 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £108 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -28.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +5 4 £321 +277.94% 2
Rochester +1 4 £166 - 1
Tonbridge -2 3 £900 +89.47% 1
Maidstone +3 1 £121 - 3
Sevenoaks +2 1 £550 - 2
Chatham -4 1 £400 -5.88%
Dartford - 1 £120 - 3
Stansted - 1 £325 - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 29 (37.66%) Windows Server
3 27 (35.06%) Finance
4 25 (32.47%) Windows 7
5 20 (25.97%) VMware
6 18 (23.38%) Citrix
7 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
8 15 (19.48%) SQL
9 14 (18.18%) Office 365
9 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (16.88%) MS Office
10 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
10 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (15.58%) ITIL
11 12 (15.58%) Firewall
12 11 (14.29%) .NET
13 10 (12.99%) HP
14 9 (11.69%) JavaScript
14 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
15 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (10.39%) Information Security
15 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.39%) DNS
15 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
15 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.39%) SAN
16 7 (9.09%) Oracle
16 7 (9.09%) Clustering
16 7 (9.09%) XenApp

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 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) IIS
2 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.30%) Apache
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Office
2 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Office 365
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
3 1 (1.30%) PaaS
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.58%) Firewall
2 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 8 (10.39%) SAN
3 5 (6.49%) DHCP
3 5 (6.49%) LAN
3 5 (6.49%) WAN
4 3 (3.90%) IP Telephony
4 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.60%) Internet
5 2 (2.60%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.60%) Wireless
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.30%) Intranet
6 1 (1.30%) LDAP
6 1 (1.30%) Network Security
6 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.19%) QlikView
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.30%) MySQL
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.60%) Moq
2 2 (2.60%) MSTest
2 2 (2.60%) NUnit
2 2 (2.60%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (2.60%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (35.06%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
4 2 (2.60%) Electronics
4 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Analyst
2 13 (16.88%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Project Manager
4 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Developer
5 8 (10.39%) Server Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (7.79%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.49%) Server Support
8 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 3 (3.90%) Active Directory Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) WCF
3 2 (2.60%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.60%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.60%) jQuery
3 2 (2.60%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (2.60%) NHibernate
3 2 (2.60%) REST
3 2 (2.60%) SOAP
3 2 (2.60%) StructureMap
3 2 (2.60%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (2.60%) WPF
3 2 (2.60%) WSDL
4 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.30%) HTML
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Clustering
2 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) Wiki
4 3 (3.90%) NHS
5 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) AS400
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) iPhone
5 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.60%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.30%) Economics
6 1 (1.30%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.30%) iSeries
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (37.66%) Windows Server
2 25 (32.47%) Windows 7
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.39%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) Linux
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.60%) Android
9 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Unix
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) ITIL
2 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.39%) Information Security
3 6 (7.79%) OO
3 6 (7.79%) Service Management
4 5 (6.49%) High Availability
4 5 (6.49%) ITSM
4 5 (6.49%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
5 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.90%) Change Management
5 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.90%) MVC
5 3 (3.90%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.90%) SDLC
5 3 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.90%) Use Case
6 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.60%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.60%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.48%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) JavaScript
2 9 (11.69%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.19%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.90%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) Java
5 2 (2.60%) PHP
6 1 (1.30%) C
6 1 (1.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.30%) RPG
6 1 (1.30%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.60%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.60%) MCSE
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.30%) CCA
3 1 (1.30%) CISSP
3 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.30%) MCDST
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.09%) XenApp
4 6 (7.79%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.49%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.60%) XenServer
8 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (6.49%) SCCM
3 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.60%) DameWare
5 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.30%) SCOM
5 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) VMware
2 18 (23.38%) Citrix
3 16 (20.78%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.99%) HP
5 7 (9.09%) Oracle
6 6 (7.79%) Siebel
7 5 (6.49%) SAP
7 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
8 4 (5.19%) Informatica
8 4 (5.19%) IronPort
9 3 (3.90%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) Autodesk
10 2 (2.60%) Cisco
10 2 (2.60%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.30%) AppSense
11 1 (1.30%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.30%) Ektron
11 1 (1.30%) Google
11 1 (1.30%) Intel Security
11 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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