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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 42 38 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.47% 18.54% 18.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.53% 74.51% 56.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 34
Average daily rate
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£173 £338 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £433 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £16.10 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.76 £16.90 £19.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
73 51 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.63% 24.88% 33.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 39 55
Average daily rate £466 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Windows Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
Maidstone +1 6 £130 -48.00% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £163 - 4
Chatham - 3 £125 -
Dartford -2 2 - - 1
Folkestone 0 1 - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (34.41%) MS Office
3 31 (33.33%) VMware
4 26 (27.96%) Citrix
5 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
6 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
7 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
9 14 (15.05%) SQL
9 14 (15.05%) Firewall
10 13 (13.98%) Finance
10 13 (13.98%) LAN
10 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
11 12 (12.90%) WAN
11 12 (12.90%) ITIL
12 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
12 11 (11.83%) XenApp
12 11 (11.83%) SCCM
13 10 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.75%) Puppet
13 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.75%) Windows XP
13 10 (10.75%) DevOps
14 9 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
14 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (9.68%) TeamCity
15 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
15 8 (8.60%) MVC

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.30%) Lync
3 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.08%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 32 (34.41%) MS Office
2 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.08%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.08%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.08%) Symantec.cloud
2 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.08%) GitHub
2 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) Firewall
2 13 (13.98%) LAN
3 12 (12.90%) WAN
4 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.23%) MPLS
4 3 (3.23%) SAN
5 2 (2.15%) Wireless
5 2 (2.15%) DNS
5 2 (2.15%) OSPF
5 2 (2.15%) BGP
5 2 (2.15%) DHCP
5 2 (2.15%) VoIP
6 1 (1.08%) VPN
6 1 (1.08%) Internet
6 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.08%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.15%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Octopus Deploy
1 9 (9.68%) TeamCity
2 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) ReSharper
3 6 (6.45%) Subversion
4 4 (4.30%) AdminStudio
5 3 (3.23%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.15%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Banking
2 6 (6.45%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
3 2 (2.15%) Front Office
3 2 (2.15%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (21.51%) Analyst
2 14 (15.05%) Support Analyst
3 10 (10.75%) Developer
4 9 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (8.60%) .NET Developer
5 8 (8.60%) C# Developer
6 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Support
6 7 (7.53%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.45%) Rollout Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.60%) .NET
2 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
2 6 (6.45%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.45%) Web Services
3 4 (4.30%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.15%) WCF
4 2 (2.15%) WPF
4 2 (2.15%) XML
4 2 (2.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Mobile Computing
2 4 (4.30%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.30%) Thin Client
2 4 (4.30%) NHS
3 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.15%) iPhone
4 2 (2.15%) PDA
4 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.08%) Replication
5 1 (1.08%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.08%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
2 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (10.75%) Windows XP
4 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.23%) Linux
8 2 (2.15%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.90%) ITIL
3 10 (10.75%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (10.75%) DevOps
4 8 (8.60%) MVC
4 8 (8.60%) OOP
5 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.45%) Build Automation
6 6 (6.45%) Data Analysis
6 6 (6.45%) UML
7 5 (5.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.30%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.30%) Migration
9 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.15%) Dependency Injection
10 2 (2.15%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.15%) Information Assurance
10 2 (2.15%) Security Testing
10 2 (2.15%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.15%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.05%) SQL
2 13 (13.98%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.60%) C#
4 4 (4.30%) VBScript
5 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.15%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) C
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) MCSA
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.08%) CCNA
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.83%) XenApp
4 7 (7.53%) vSphere
5 6 (6.45%) XenDesktop
6 5 (5.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) SCCM
2 10 (10.75%) Puppet
3 5 (5.38%) WSUS
4 3 (3.23%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.15%) SCOM
5 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.08%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (33.33%) VMware
2 26 (27.96%) Citrix
3 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
4 8 (8.60%) Cisco
5 7 (7.53%) HP
6 6 (6.45%) Oracle
7 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.30%) Symantec
8 3 (3.23%) CommVault
9 2 (2.15%) Mitel
9 2 (2.15%) Wyse
9 2 (2.15%) Reuters
9 2 (2.15%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.08%) Juniper
10 1 (1.08%) Adobe
10 1 (1.08%) NetApp
10 1 (1.08%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.08%) BT
10 1 (1.08%) GFI Software
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