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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 62 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.74% 21.48% 18.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 87.32% 75.31% 79.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £123 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £318 £315
% change year-on-year
-5.32% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +65.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £22.70 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
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
71 81 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.75% 28.52% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 33
Average daily rate £375 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £118 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £11.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +47.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.30 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £24.50 £67.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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
Tunbridge Wells -8 7 £350 +27.27% 1
Folkestone +2 3 £130 - 1
Whitstable 0 3 £150 - 2
Maidstone -7 3 £118 -60.83% 2
Tonbridge - 3 £360 - 1
West Malling +1 2 £350 -22.22%
Rochester - 2 - -
Canterbury - 1 - - 2
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 3
Dover - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 2
Stansted - - - -
Westerham - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 61 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 57 (53.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (46.23%) Windows 7
4 42 (39.62%) VMware
5 33 (31.13%) MS Office
5 33 (31.13%) Microsoft
6 30 (28.30%) MS Exchange
7 27 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (22.64%) Citrix
8 24 (22.64%) SCCM
9 23 (21.70%) Finance
10 21 (19.81%) ITIL
10 21 (19.81%) MS Excel
11 20 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (16.98%) Windows XP
12 18 (16.98%) Advertising
12 18 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 17 (16.04%) XenApp
14 16 (15.09%) Cisco
15 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (14.15%) Firewall
16 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
17 13 (12.26%) UNIX
18 12 (11.32%) Linux
18 12 (11.32%) LAN
18 12 (11.32%) WAN
19 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
19 11 (10.38%) CCNA
19 11 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
19 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 30 (28.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.49%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) IIS
4 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.83%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.89%) Apache
7 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.94%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (31.13%) MS Office
2 21 (19.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.83%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.94%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) Firewall
2 14 (13.21%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.32%) LAN
3 12 (11.32%) WAN
4 10 (9.43%) DNS
5 6 (5.66%) VPN
5 6 (5.66%) DHCP
6 5 (4.72%) SAN
6 5 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.77%) MPLS
7 4 (3.77%) OSPF
7 4 (3.77%) BGP
7 4 (3.77%) HTTP
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.83%) SMTP
8 3 (2.83%) LDAP
8 3 (2.83%) Internet
9 2 (1.89%) Wireless
10 1 (0.94%) NAS
10 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) MySQL
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (21.70%) Finance
2 18 (16.98%) Advertising
3 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Automotive
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (22.64%) Support Engineer
2 18 (16.98%) Analyst
3 15 (14.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (13.21%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Desktop Support
6 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (6.60%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.60%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.72%) Consultant
9 5 (4.72%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (3.77%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.72%) .NET
1 5 (4.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (1.89%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.89%) jQuery
2 2 (1.89%) YAML
2 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.89%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.89%) CSS
2 2 (1.89%) XSLT
2 2 (1.89%) HTML
2 2 (1.89%) Ajax
3 1 (0.94%) MSMQ
3 1 (0.94%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) STL
3 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.72%) Clustering
3 4 (3.77%) iPad
4 3 (2.83%) iPhone
4 3 (2.83%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) HACMP
6 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Replication
6 1 (0.94%) PDA
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) iSeries
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 57 (53.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 49 (46.23%) Windows 7
3 27 (25.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (16.98%) Windows XP
6 13 (12.26%) UNIX
7 12 (11.32%) Linux
8 10 (9.43%) Solaris
9 8 (7.55%) Windows 8
10 7 (6.60%) Debian
11 5 (4.72%) Ubuntu
11 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.83%) AIX
14 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.94%) zOS
15 1 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) ITIL
2 8 (7.55%) Change Management
3 5 (4.72%) Service Management
3 5 (4.72%) BCP
3 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
4 4 (3.77%) Data Security
4 4 (3.77%) Project Management
4 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.77%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (2.83%) ITSM
6 2 (1.89%) MVC
6 2 (1.89%) Migration
6 2 (1.89%) Network Management
6 2 (1.89%) Capacity Management
6 2 (1.89%) Software Engineering
6 2 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.89%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (1.89%) DevOps
7 1 (0.94%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.49%) SQL
2 7 (6.60%) Python
2 7 (6.60%) Ruby
2 7 (6.60%) PHP
3 6 (5.66%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.72%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.77%) C#
6 3 (2.83%) C++
6 3 (2.83%) Perl
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) Java
7 2 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.94%) VBScript
8 1 (0.94%) VB
8 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (10.38%) CCNA
3 8 (7.55%) CCNP
4 7 (6.60%) MCSE
5 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.83%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.89%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) MCP
7 2 (1.89%) MCITP
8 1 (0.94%) CISSP
8 1 (0.94%) OCP
8 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CRISC
8 1 (0.94%) ECDL
8 1 (0.94%) CISA
8 1 (0.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) SLA
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 61 (57.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.04%) XenApp
4 10 (9.43%) vSphere
5 6 (5.66%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.77%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.89%) NFS
8 2 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.94%) SRDF
9 1 (0.94%) Varnish
9 1 (0.94%) Squid
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 24 (22.64%) SCCM
2 6 (5.66%) SCOM
2 6 (5.66%) Nagios
3 5 (4.72%) ZABBIX
3 5 (4.72%) Cacti
4 2 (1.89%) Puppet
4 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.94%) WSUS
5 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 42 (39.62%) VMware
2 33 (31.13%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.64%) Citrix
4 16 (15.09%) Cisco
5 10 (9.43%) Red Hat
6 9 (8.49%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.60%) Veeam
8 6 (5.66%) SolarWinds
9 4 (3.77%) Veritas
9 4 (3.77%) IBM
10 3 (2.83%) HP
10 3 (2.83%) Lotus
10 3 (2.83%) Nintex
11 2 (1.89%) CA
11 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.89%) Apple
11 2 (1.89%) EMC
11 2 (1.89%) JBoss
12 1 (0.94%) Oracle
12 1 (0.94%) Adobe
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