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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 45 63 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.56% 20.66% 20.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.56% 86.30% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 49 32
Average daily rate
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£338 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £149 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +4.00%
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
89 73 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.80% 23.93% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 52 47
Average daily rate £350 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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
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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 0 8 £363 +22.36% 7
West Malling +2 2 £225 -35.71% 3
Rochester 0 2 - - 1
Tonbridge 0 2 £400 -15.78% 1
Maidstone -3 2 - - 2
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 3
Stansted - 1 £120 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 40 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 31 (37.80%) VMware
3 30 (36.59%) MS Exchange
3 30 (36.59%) Citrix
4 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (28.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (24.39%) XenDesktop
7 20 (24.39%) Cisco
8 19 (23.17%) vSphere
9 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
9 18 (21.95%) XenApp
10 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
11 15 (18.29%) WAN
12 14 (17.07%) Firewall
12 14 (17.07%) Migration
12 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (15.85%) SCCM
13 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
13 13 (15.85%) ITIL
13 13 (15.85%) LAN
14 12 (14.63%) SolarWinds
15 11 (13.41%) SolarWinds Orion
15 11 (13.41%) Data Centre
16 10 (12.20%) HP
16 10 (12.20%) SAN
16 10 (12.20%) MS Office
16 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
17 9 (10.98%) .NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 30 (36.59%) MS Exchange
2 23 (28.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.88%) Lync
5 4 (4.88%) CMS
5 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.88%) IIS
6 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 10 (12.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.22%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.22%) InDesign
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.76%) Office 365
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) WAN
2 14 (17.07%) Firewall
3 13 (15.85%) LAN
4 10 (12.20%) SAN
5 9 (10.98%) OSPF
5 9 (10.98%) BGP
6 8 (9.76%) MPLS
7 7 (8.54%) Internet
7 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.32%) BIG-IP
8 6 (7.32%) NAS
9 5 (6.10%) VLAN
9 5 (6.10%) VPN
10 4 (4.88%) DNS
10 4 (4.88%) DHCP
10 4 (4.88%) Wireless
10 4 (4.88%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.88%) ReSharper
2 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.66%) Subversion
4 2 (2.44%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.22%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
3 1 (1.22%) Law
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (18.29%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.76%) Developer
4 8 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.32%) IT Support
7 4 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (4.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.88%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.66%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.66%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) .NET
2 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET
2 7 (8.54%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) AngularJS
4 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
4 5 (6.10%) LINQ
5 4 (4.88%) Backbone.js
5 4 (4.88%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (3.66%) CSS
7 2 (2.44%) SOAP
7 2 (2.44%) RESTful
8 1 (1.22%) jQuery
8 1 (1.22%) XML
8 1 (1.22%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.88%) W3C
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) iSeries
4 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.22%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 23 (28.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (21.95%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.32%) Linux
6 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.44%) AIX
7 2 (2.44%) Solaris
8 1 (1.22%) UNIX
8 1 (1.22%) HPUX
8 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) Migration
2 13 (15.85%) ITIL
3 9 (10.98%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (8.54%) Software Architecture
4 7 (8.54%) MVC
5 6 (7.32%) TDD
6 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.88%) Data Analysis
7 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.88%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.88%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.88%) Change Control
7 4 (4.88%) MVVM
8 3 (3.66%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
8 3 (3.66%) Test Scripting
8 3 (3.66%) System Testing
8 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.66%) Software Testing
9 2 (2.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) C#
2 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
2 7 (8.54%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.66%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) VBA
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) MCSE
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.76%) CCNA
2 8 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.10%) CCNP
5 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.44%) ISEB
6 1 (1.22%) MCSA
6 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.22%) CCSA
6 1 (1.22%) CCSE
6 1 (1.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) SLA
1 5 (6.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (24.39%) XenDesktop
3 19 (23.17%) vSphere
4 18 (21.95%) XenApp
5 9 (10.98%) VMware ESX
6 8 (9.76%) DFS Replication
7 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) SCCM
2 11 (13.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (6.10%) Foglight
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) Nessus
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 31 (37.80%) VMware
2 30 (36.59%) Citrix
3 20 (24.39%) Cisco
4 16 (19.51%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.63%) SolarWinds
6 10 (12.20%) HP
7 9 (10.98%) CheckPoint
8 6 (7.32%) F5
9 5 (6.10%) Oracle
10 3 (3.66%) Dell
11 2 (2.44%) Adobe
11 2 (2.44%) Remedy
11 2 (2.44%) Apple
11 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.44%) Meraki
11 2 (2.44%) Dell Compellent
12 1 (1.22%) LogRhythm
12 1 (1.22%) Splunk
12 1 (1.22%) GFI Software
12 1 (1.22%) Mitel
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