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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 40 46 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.44% 21.70% 16.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.18% 80.70% 51.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 25
Average daily rate
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£175 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £430 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £25.90 £16.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.62% +28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £16.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.04 £22.50 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.19% +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
57 57 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 22.01% 26.89% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 44
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -2 6 £130 -48.00% 3
Tunbridge Wells -3 4 £163 - 5
Chatham - 3 £125 -
West Malling +4 2 £350 -18.84%
Dartford -2 2 - - 3
Folkestone -2 2 £140 +7.69%
Canterbury - - - - 1
Faversham - - - - 1
Rochester - - - - 2
Sevenoaks - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 38 (40.00%) MS Office
3 34 (35.79%) VMware
4 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
4 26 (27.37%) Citrix
5 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (24.21%) Windows 7
7 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (15.79%) ITIL
10 14 (14.74%) SQL
10 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
10 14 (14.74%) Finance
11 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
12 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
12 12 (12.63%) Firewall
13 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
13 11 (11.58%) LAN
13 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (11.58%) SCCM
14 10 (10.53%) XenApp
14 10 (10.53%) Puppet
14 10 (10.53%) WAN
14 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
14 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (10.53%) DevOps
15 9 (9.47%) Octopus Deploy
15 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
15 9 (9.47%) .NET
15 9 (9.47%) C#

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 14 (14.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (4.21%) Lync
2 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 38 (40.00%) MS Office
2 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.16%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) Firewall
2 11 (11.58%) LAN
3 10 (10.53%) WAN
4 5 (5.26%) SAN
5 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.16%) MPLS
6 2 (2.11%) OSPF
6 2 (2.11%) BGP
6 2 (2.11%) DNS
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
6 2 (2.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 2 (2.11%) DHCP
6 2 (2.11%) VoIP
7 1 (1.05%) VPN
7 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.05%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 9 (9.47%) TeamCity
1 9 (9.47%) Octopus Deploy
2 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.32%) Subversion
3 6 (6.32%) ReSharper
4 4 (4.21%) AdminStudio
5 3 (3.16%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.05%) MSI
6 1 (1.05%) NUnit
6 1 (1.05%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) MSTest
6 1 (1.05%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (1.05%) Moq
General
1 14 (14.74%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Advertising
3 6 (6.32%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Military
5 2 (2.11%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Front Office
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Analyst
2 13 (13.68%) Support Analyst
3 11 (11.58%) Developer
4 10 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) C# Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (7.37%) Help Desk Support
7 7 (7.37%) Rollout Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) IT Support
10 4 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) .NET
2 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.32%) Web Services
2 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
3 4 (4.21%) Application Packaging
4 3 (3.16%) WPF
5 2 (2.11%) WCF
5 2 (2.11%) XML
5 2 (2.11%) XSLT
5 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.05%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (1.05%) Castle Windsor
6 1 (1.05%) Ninject
6 1 (1.05%) WinForms
6 1 (1.05%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Mobile Computing
2 5 (5.26%) NHS
3 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.11%) iPhone
4 2 (2.11%) PDA
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Tandem
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) CCTV
5 1 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Windows 7
2 21 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
4 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.26%) Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.79%) ITIL
3 11 (11.58%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (10.53%) DevOps
5 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.42%) OOP
6 8 (8.42%) MVC
7 6 (6.32%) Migration
7 6 (6.32%) UML
7 6 (6.32%) Data Analysis
7 6 (6.32%) Build Automation
8 4 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.16%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (3.16%) MVVM
10 2 (2.11%) Kanban
10 2 (2.11%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.11%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.11%) Software Distribution
10 2 (2.11%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) SQL
2 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
3 9 (9.47%) C#
4 4 (4.21%) VBScript
5 3 (3.16%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.16%) C
6 2 (2.11%) Java
7 1 (1.05%) C++
7 1 (1.05%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.26%) CCNA
2 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.21%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
3 4 (4.21%) MCSE
4 3 (3.16%) MCSA
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) CCNP
6 1 (1.05%) ISEB
6 1 (1.05%) MCITP
6 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 40 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.63%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.53%) XenApp
5 8 (8.42%) vSphere
6 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.05%) Xen
8 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) SCCM
2 10 (10.53%) Puppet
3 4 (4.21%) WSUS
4 3 (3.16%) Foglight
5 2 (2.11%) ZENworks
5 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.11%) SCOM
5 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) VMware
2 26 (27.37%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.37%) Citrix
3 8 (8.42%) Cisco
4 6 (6.32%) Oracle
5 5 (5.26%) HP
6 4 (4.21%) Symantec
7 3 (3.16%) CommVault
7 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.11%) Mitel
8 2 (2.11%) F5
8 2 (2.11%) IBM
8 2 (2.11%) Wyse
8 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) Reuters
8 2 (2.11%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.05%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.05%) BT
9 1 (1.05%) NetApp