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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows 53 53 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.28% 18.66% 21.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.74% 74.65% 83.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 22 52
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£340 £275 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +20.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £153 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.10 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £26.40 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.81 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.38% -7.81%
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
76 71 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 26.21% 25.00% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 34 58
Average daily rate £340 £370 £234
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +58.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 16
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 £340 +15.25% 3
Folkestone -1 4 £110 -15.38%
West Malling +4 2 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells -5 2 £450 +63.63% 3
Dover - 2 £262 -
Faversham - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 1
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 3
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Snodland - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (43.36%) Active Directory
2 47 (41.59%) VMware
3 46 (40.71%) Microsoft
4 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (36.28%) MS Office
6 37 (32.74%) Windows 7
7 33 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (27.43%) Citrix
9 26 (23.01%) ITIL
10 23 (20.35%) MS Exchange
10 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (19.47%) SCCM
12 21 (18.58%) Finance
13 20 (17.70%) MS Excel
14 19 (16.81%) Cisco
15 18 (15.93%) XenApp
15 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (15.04%) vSphere
17 15 (13.27%) Advertising
18 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (12.39%) Windows XP
19 12 (10.62%) Firewall
19 12 (10.62%) Blackberry
20 11 (9.73%) LAN
20 11 (9.73%) HP
20 11 (9.73%) SQL
20 11 (9.73%) Hyper-V
20 11 (9.73%) PowerShell
21 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
21 10 (8.85%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 23 (20.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.31%) IIS
3 6 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.42%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.54%) Lync
5 4 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.77%) Apache
7 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.77%) JBoss
7 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 41 (36.28%) MS Office
2 20 (17.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) Firewall
2 11 (9.73%) LAN
3 10 (8.85%) WAN
4 8 (7.08%) SAN
4 8 (7.08%) VPN
5 5 (4.42%) DNS
6 4 (3.54%) Internet
7 3 (2.65%) BGP
7 3 (2.65%) MPLS
7 3 (2.65%) OSPF
7 3 (2.65%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.77%) DHCP
8 2 (1.77%) LDAP
8 2 (1.77%) Network Security
8 2 (1.77%) VLAN
8 2 (1.77%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.88%) Wireless
9 1 (0.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.77%) MySQL
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.88%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) TeamCity
1 4 (3.54%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (3.54%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.77%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.77%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.77%) ReSharper
2 2 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.77%) Subversion
3 1 (0.88%) NUnit
3 1 (0.88%) MSI
3 1 (0.88%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (0.88%) Moq
3 1 (0.88%) MSTest
3 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (18.58%) Finance
2 15 (13.27%) Advertising
3 7 (6.19%) Banking
4 3 (2.65%) Military
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Automotive
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (18.58%) Support Engineer
2 18 (15.93%) Analyst
3 13 (11.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (9.73%) Support Analyst
5 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (7.08%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (6.19%) IT Support
8 6 (5.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Deskside Support
9 5 (4.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Rollout Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Service Desk Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.54%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.54%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.31%) .NET
3 3 (2.65%) Web Services
4 2 (1.77%) YAML
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.77%) XML
4 2 (1.77%) XSLT
4 2 (1.77%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) WPF
5 1 (0.88%) WinForms
5 1 (0.88%) STL
5 1 (0.88%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.88%) Unity DI Container
5 1 (0.88%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (0.88%) Ninject
5 1 (0.88%) Spring.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.19%) iPad
3 5 (4.42%) iPhone
4 4 (3.54%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) NHS
6 2 (1.77%) PDA
7 1 (0.88%) CCTV
7 1 (0.88%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Clustering
7 1 (0.88%) Tandem
7 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 37 (32.74%) Windows 7
3 23 (20.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.39%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.08%) UNIX
7 7 (6.19%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.31%) Linux
9 5 (4.42%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.65%) Solaris
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.77%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.77%) AIX
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.01%) ITIL
2 7 (6.19%) Migration
2 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.31%) DevOps
3 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
4 5 (4.42%) Asset Management
4 5 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (4.42%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.42%) ITSM
4 5 (4.42%) Service Management
4 5 (4.42%) Change Management
4 5 (4.42%) BCP
4 5 (4.42%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.54%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.65%) Operations Management
6 3 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.65%) Project Management
6 3 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (2.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) SQL
1 11 (9.73%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.19%) C#
3 5 (4.42%) VBScript
4 4 (3.54%) C
5 3 (2.65%) VB
5 3 (2.65%) C++
6 2 (1.77%) Python
6 2 (1.77%) Java
6 2 (1.77%) Perl
6 2 (1.77%) PHP
6 2 (1.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.08%) CCNA
2 8 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.31%) MCSE
5 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.65%) Degree
5 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.65%) CCNP
6 2 (1.77%) CRISC
6 2 (1.77%) CISSP
6 2 (1.77%) CISA
6 2 (1.77%) CISM
6 2 (1.77%) MCITP
7 1 (0.88%) ECDL
7 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.88%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) SLA
2 3 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (43.36%) Active Directory
2 33 (29.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.93%) XenApp
4 17 (15.04%) vSphere
5 11 (9.73%) Hyper-V
6 9 (7.96%) XenDesktop
7 7 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.42%) VMware ESX
9 4 (3.54%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.77%) NFS
11 1 (0.88%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.88%) Xen
11 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (19.47%) SCCM
2 6 (5.31%) Puppet
3 5 (4.42%) SCOM
4 3 (2.65%) Foglight
4 3 (2.65%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.77%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.77%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 47 (41.59%) VMware
2 46 (40.71%) Microsoft
3 31 (27.43%) Citrix
4 19 (16.81%) Cisco
5 11 (9.73%) HP
6 7 (6.19%) SolarWinds
7 6 (5.31%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.42%) Lotus
8 5 (4.42%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.42%) CommVault
9 4 (3.54%) IBM
9 4 (3.54%) Veritas
10 3 (2.65%) Oracle
10 3 (2.65%) F5
11 2 (1.77%) Veeam
11 2 (1.77%) CA
11 2 (1.77%) Reuters
11 2 (1.77%) Bloomberg
11 2 (1.77%) Wyse
12 1 (0.88%) Blue Coat
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