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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 44 48 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.86% 17.02% 23.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 82.76% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £131 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.00 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £17.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.22%
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
77 58 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 26.01% 20.57% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 44 53
Average daily rate £363 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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
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 4 August 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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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 0 6 £475 +77.57% 1
Maidstone -6 3 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells -6 3 £224 -36.07% 2
Canterbury 0 2 £148 +5.35% 2
Rochester - 2 - -
Chatham - 1 £425 - 1
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 4
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 39 (48.75%) Active Directory
2 31 (38.75%) VMware
3 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
4 25 (31.25%) Citrix
5 24 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (22.50%) Cisco
7 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (21.25%) XenDesktop
8 17 (21.25%) vSphere
9 16 (20.00%) ITIL
10 15 (18.75%) .NET
10 15 (18.75%) XenApp
10 15 (18.75%) Windows 7
11 14 (17.50%) LAN
11 14 (17.50%) WAN
12 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.25%) MS Office
12 13 (16.25%) C#
12 13 (16.25%) MVC
12 13 (16.25%) Firewall
13 12 (15.00%) SCCM
13 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
14 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
15 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
15 10 (12.50%) SQL
15 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
15 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 27 (33.75%) MS Exchange
2 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.00%) CMS
4 4 (5.00%) IIS
5 3 (3.75%) Lync
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Office
2 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.25%) InDesign
3 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.50%) WAN
1 14 (17.50%) LAN
2 13 (16.25%) Firewall
3 9 (11.25%) SAN
4 7 (8.75%) MPLS
4 7 (8.75%) OSPF
4 7 (8.75%) BGP
5 6 (7.50%) Internet
5 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.25%) VPN
6 5 (6.25%) NAS
7 4 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.00%) Wireless
7 4 (5.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (3.75%) DNS
8 3 (3.75%) DHCP
9 2 (2.50%) VoIP
9 2 (2.50%) VLAN
10 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) ReSharper
1 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.75%) Subversion
3 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Law
2 2 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Local Government
3 1 (1.25%) Advertising
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (16.25%) Developer
1 13 (16.25%) .NET Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 10 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (11.25%) Support Analyst
4 9 (11.25%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.25%) IT Support
7 4 (5.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Architect
8 3 (3.75%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.75%) .NET
2 12 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 11 (13.75%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.75%) .NET Framework
4 7 (8.75%) HTML
4 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (6.25%) LINQ
5 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (5.00%) Backbone.js
6 4 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
6 4 (5.00%) Web Services
7 3 (3.75%) CSS
8 2 (2.50%) SOAP
8 2 (2.50%) WCF
8 2 (2.50%) WPF
8 2 (2.50%) RESTful
8 2 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.25%) jQuery
9 1 (1.25%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.00%) W3C
3 2 (2.50%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.50%) iPhone
3 2 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) iSeries
4 1 (1.25%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.25%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.25%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (26.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (2.50%) Android
6 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.25%) AIX
7 1 (1.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) MVC
3 9 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (11.25%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (8.75%) Migration
4 7 (8.75%) Software Architecture
5 6 (7.50%) MVVM
5 6 (7.50%) TDD
5 6 (7.50%) OOP
6 5 (6.25%) Data Analysis
7 4 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.00%) UML
7 4 (5.00%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (5.00%) Change Control
8 3 (3.75%) Software Testing
8 3 (3.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Domain-Driven Design
9 2 (2.50%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) C#
2 10 (12.50%) SQL
3 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.75%) VBScript
5 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) VBA
6 1 (1.25%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.00%) MCSE
2 8 (10.00%) CCNA
2 8 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.00%) CCNP
5 3 (3.75%) MCSA
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB
6 2 (2.50%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.25%) MCITP
7 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.25%) CCSA
7 1 (1.25%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
1 5 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (48.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) XenDesktop
2 17 (21.25%) vSphere
3 15 (18.75%) XenApp
4 7 (8.75%) DFS Replication
4 7 (8.75%) VMware ESX
5 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (15.00%) SCCM
2 9 (11.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (5.00%) Foglight
4 1 (1.25%) Nessus
4 1 (1.25%) WSUS
4 1 (1.25%) SCOM
4 1 (1.25%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) VMware
2 25 (31.25%) Citrix
3 18 (22.50%) Cisco
4 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 9 (11.25%) HP
7 8 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.25%) Oracle
9 4 (5.00%) F5
10 2 (2.50%) Apple
10 2 (2.50%) Mitel
10 2 (2.50%) Dell
10 2 (2.50%) Adobe
11 1 (1.25%) Juniper
11 1 (1.25%) CommVault
11 1 (1.25%) NetApp
11 1 (1.25%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.25%) Mercator
11 1 (1.25%) Remedy
11 1 (1.25%) Wyse
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