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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 72 41 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.53% 14.04% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.71% 69.49% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 19 31
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £370 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +164.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £117 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 8
Average hourly rate £11.35 £20.00 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.25% +64.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.90 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £30.00 £82.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £14.50 £15.84
% change year-on-year
+8.48% -8.44%
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
85 59 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 27.78% 20.21% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 30 36
Average daily rate £400 £463 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +131.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £118 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 10
Average hourly rate £14.18 £20.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.12% +48.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £128.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Folkestone - 7 £138 -
West Malling -1 4 £350 - 1
Rochester - 4 - -
Tunbridge Wells 0 2 £346 - 2
Maidstone -5 2 £388 +29.16% 6
Canterbury +1 1 - - 1
Dover - 1 £450 -
Whitstable - 1 £160 -
Westerham - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 2
Sevenoaks - - - - 2
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 56 (49.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 54 (47.79%) Active Directory
3 47 (41.59%) VMware
4 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
5 43 (38.05%) Windows 7
6 38 (33.63%) MS Office
7 37 (32.74%) MS Exchange
8 33 (29.20%) Citrix
9 29 (25.66%) ITIL
9 29 (25.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (21.24%) Cisco
11 24 (21.24%) Finance
12 23 (20.35%) MS Excel
13 22 (19.47%) XenApp
14 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (17.70%) Advertising
15 20 (17.70%) SCCM
16 19 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (15.93%) vSphere
17 18 (15.93%) Firewall
18 16 (14.16%) UNIX
19 15 (13.27%) Windows XP
19 15 (13.27%) LAN
19 15 (13.27%) CCNA
19 15 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
19 15 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (12.39%) WAN
21 13 (11.50%) Blackberry
22 12 (10.62%) MCSE

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 37 (32.74%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.42%) IIS
5 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
6 4 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.77%) Apache
8 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.77%) JBoss
9 1 (0.88%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (33.63%) MS Office
2 23 (20.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.93%) Firewall
2 15 (13.27%) LAN
3 14 (12.39%) WAN
4 8 (7.08%) VPN
4 8 (7.08%) SAN
5 7 (6.19%) DNS
5 7 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.19%) OSPF
5 7 (6.19%) BGP
6 6 (5.31%) MPLS
7 4 (3.54%) Internet
7 4 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.65%) Wireless
8 3 (2.65%) DHCP
9 2 (1.77%) LDAP
9 2 (1.77%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.77%) VLAN
9 2 (1.77%) Network Security
9 2 (1.77%) NAS
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
3 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.88%) NUnit
2 1 (0.88%) MSTest
2 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.88%) Moq
2 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 24 (21.24%) Finance
2 20 (17.70%) Advertising
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Military
5 2 (1.77%) Automotive
6 1 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Support Engineer
2 21 (18.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (16.81%) Analyst
4 17 (15.04%) Support Analyst
5 10 (8.85%) Desktop Support
5 10 (8.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 9 (7.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (7.96%) IT Support
7 7 (6.19%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.31%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Deskside Support
10 4 (3.54%) Deskside Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) IT Support Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) .NET
2 3 (2.65%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.77%) jQuery
3 2 (1.77%) YAML
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.77%) CSS
3 2 (1.77%) XSLT
3 2 (1.77%) HTML
3 2 (1.77%) Ajax
4 1 (0.88%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.88%) WinForms
4 1 (0.88%) STL
4 1 (0.88%) Web Services
4 1 (0.88%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (0.88%) Ninject
4 1 (0.88%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (0.88%) Spring.NET
4 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.19%) iPad
3 5 (4.42%) iPhone
4 4 (3.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) NHS
6 2 (1.77%) PDA
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) HACMP
7 1 (0.88%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 56 (49.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 43 (38.05%) Windows 7
3 25 (22.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (16.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (14.16%) UNIX
6 15 (13.27%) Windows XP
7 10 (8.85%) Solaris
8 8 (7.08%) Windows 8
9 7 (6.19%) Linux
9 7 (6.19%) Apple iOS
10 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.65%) AIX
13 2 (1.77%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.77%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.66%) ITIL
2 6 (5.31%) BCP
2 6 (5.31%) Service Management
2 6 (5.31%) Change Management
2 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
3 5 (4.42%) Asset Management
3 5 (4.42%) ITSM
3 5 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (3.54%) Data Security
4 4 (3.54%) Migration
5 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.65%) Configuration Management
5 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2
5 3 (2.65%) Software Engineering
5 3 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (2.65%) Change Control
5 3 (2.65%) Operations Management
6 2 (1.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (1.77%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (1.77%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.19%) C#
2 6 (5.31%) SQL
3 4 (3.54%) C
4 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.65%) C++
4 3 (2.65%) VB
5 2 (1.77%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.77%) Python
5 2 (1.77%) Java
5 2 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.77%) Perl
5 2 (1.77%) PHP
5 2 (1.77%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (18.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (13.27%) CCNA
3 12 (10.62%) MCSE
4 8 (7.08%) CCNP
5 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.19%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.54%) MCITP
8 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.77%) CISA
9 2 (1.77%) CISM
9 2 (1.77%) NVQ Level 3
9 2 (1.77%) CRISC
9 2 (1.77%) CISSP
9 2 (1.77%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.88%) MCP
10 1 (0.88%) OCP
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.88%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.96%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (47.79%) Active Directory
2 29 (25.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.47%) XenApp
4 18 (15.93%) vSphere
5 10 (8.85%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.42%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.54%) Terminal Services
8 4 (3.54%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.77%) NFS
11 1 (0.88%) SRDF
11 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.88%) Xen
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 20 (17.70%) SCCM
2 5 (4.42%) SCOM
3 3 (2.65%) Foglight
3 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.77%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.77%) Puppet
4 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.88%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (41.59%) VMware
2 44 (38.94%) Microsoft
3 33 (29.20%) Citrix
4 24 (21.24%) Cisco
5 11 (9.73%) CheckPoint
6 10 (8.85%) HP
7 9 (7.96%) Veeam
8 8 (7.08%) SolarWinds
9 6 (5.31%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.42%) IBM
10 5 (4.42%) Lotus
11 4 (3.54%) Veritas
12 3 (2.65%) Apple
12 3 (2.65%) F5
13 2 (1.77%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.77%) Oracle
13 2 (1.77%) CA
13 2 (1.77%) CommVault
14 1 (0.88%) Sophos
14 1 (0.88%) Adobe
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Kent
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 105-125 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago