The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Kent region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 67 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.67% 24.01% 20.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 81.48% 76.14% 78.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 34 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £136 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.65 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £18.85 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
54 88 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.45% 31.54% 25.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 33
Average daily rate £350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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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
Tonbridge +5 7 £325 -
Tunbridge Wells -8 7 £350 +64.70% 1
Maidstone -1 4 £114 -41.66% 4
Whitstable 0 2 £150 - 1
Stansted - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £140 - 1
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 4
Dover - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 2
Gravesend - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Westerham - - - - 1
Rochester - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 50 (61.73%) Active Directory
2 48 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (45.68%) Windows 7
4 32 (39.51%) VMware
5 26 (32.10%) MS Exchange
6 22 (27.16%) MS Office
7 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
8 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (22.22%) Citrix
10 17 (20.99%) SCCM
11 16 (19.75%) MS Excel
11 16 (19.75%) Finance
12 14 (17.28%) Firewall
12 14 (17.28%) ITIL
12 14 (17.28%) Cisco
13 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
13 13 (16.05%) Advertising
13 13 (16.05%) XenApp
14 12 (14.81%) Windows XP
14 12 (14.81%) Linux
15 11 (13.58%) LAN
15 11 (13.58%) WAN
16 10 (12.35%) DNS
16 10 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (12.35%) CCNA
16 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (11.11%) vSphere
17 9 (11.11%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 26 (32.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.17%) IIS
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.23%) Apache
7 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (27.16%) MS Office
2 16 (19.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.70%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.28%) Firewall
2 13 (16.05%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.58%) LAN
3 11 (13.58%) WAN
4 10 (12.35%) DNS
5 6 (7.41%) SAN
5 6 (7.41%) DHCP
6 5 (6.17%) HTTP
7 4 (4.94%) Wireless
7 4 (4.94%) MPLS
7 4 (4.94%) OSPF
7 4 (4.94%) BGP
7 4 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.70%) NAS
8 3 (3.70%) SMTP
9 2 (2.47%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.23%) LDAP
10 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.64%) MySQL
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.23%) MSI
1 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
1 1 (1.23%) Fiddler
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 13 (16.05%) Advertising
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Automotive
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 15 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (16.05%) Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Support Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (8.64%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (8.64%) Administrator
7 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.17%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (6.17%) Network Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Consultant
8 5 (6.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Network Support
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 3 (3.70%) HTML
2 3 (3.70%) .NET
2 3 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (2.47%) XSLT
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.47%) jQuery
3 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.47%) Ajax
4 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Clustering
2 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (1.23%) HACMP
3 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.23%) iSeries
3 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 48 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (45.68%) Windows 7
3 21 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.81%) Linux
5 12 (14.81%) Windows XP
6 9 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 9 (11.11%) UNIX
7 8 (9.88%) Debian
7 8 (9.88%) Solaris
8 5 (6.17%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.23%) zOS
11 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.23%) AIX
11 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) ITIL
2 7 (8.64%) Change Management
3 6 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (4.94%) BCP
5 3 (3.70%) Migration
6 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.47%) Project Management
6 2 (2.47%) Service Management
6 2 (2.47%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.47%) Data Security
6 2 (2.47%) MVC
6 2 (2.47%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) Change Control
6 2 (2.47%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.47%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.23%) Data Privacy
7 1 (1.23%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (6.17%) Python
2 5 (6.17%) PHP
2 5 (6.17%) Ruby
2 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.70%) C#
3 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) CCNA
1 10 (12.35%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.88%) CCNP
3 7 (8.64%) MCSE
4 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.47%) MCITP
5 2 (2.47%) NVQ Level 3
5 2 (2.47%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.23%) OCP
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (61.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.05%) XenApp
3 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.11%) vSphere
4 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.94%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.70%) Squid
6 2 (2.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.23%) Varnish
7 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.23%) SRDF
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 17 (20.99%) SCCM
2 6 (7.41%) Nagios
3 5 (6.17%) ZABBIX
3 5 (6.17%) Cacti
4 3 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (39.51%) VMware
2 20 (24.69%) Microsoft
3 18 (22.22%) Citrix
4 14 (17.28%) Cisco
5 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.88%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.64%) Veeam
8 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.70%) Nintex
10 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.47%) Apple
10 2 (2.47%) Veritas
10 2 (2.47%) IBM
10 2 (2.47%) HP
10 2 (2.47%) EMC
11 1 (1.23%) Avaya
11 1 (1.23%) Adobe
11 1 (1.23%) Oracle
11 1 (1.23%) Infoblox
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