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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 60 54 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.69% 18.31% 19.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.96% 73.97% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 33
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 7
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.25 £11.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.20% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.85 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £26.15 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
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
69 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.79% 24.75% 23.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 42 37
Average daily rate £400 £400 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £117 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.25 £12.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +9.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.50 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.05 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Folkestone +3 5 £145 +11.53%
Rochester - 4 - -
West Malling -1 3 £350 -15.15% 6
Whitstable +2 1 £160 +6.66%
Canterbury +1 1 - - 2
Maidstone -5 1 £400 +33.33% 3
Tunbridge Wells -7 1 £243 -11.81% 1
Westerham - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 3
Dover - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 58 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 56 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (45.37%) Windows 7
4 43 (39.81%) VMware
5 38 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 33 (30.56%) MS Office
7 31 (28.70%) MS Exchange
8 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (26.85%) Citrix
10 25 (23.15%) ITIL
10 25 (23.15%) Finance
10 25 (23.15%) SCCM
11 24 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (21.30%) MS Excel
13 20 (18.52%) Cisco
13 20 (18.52%) XenApp
13 20 (18.52%) Advertising
14 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (15.74%) Windows XP
15 16 (14.81%) UNIX
15 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (13.89%) Firewall
17 13 (12.04%) LAN
17 13 (12.04%) WAN
17 13 (12.04%) vSphere
18 12 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (11.11%) Blackberry
19 11 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
19 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
19 11 (10.19%) CCNA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 31 (28.70%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.56%) IIS
4 5 (4.63%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.85%) Apache
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (30.56%) MS Office
2 23 (21.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.93%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) Firewall
2 13 (12.04%) LAN
2 13 (12.04%) WAN
3 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.26%) DNS
5 8 (7.41%) VPN
6 5 (4.63%) SAN
6 5 (4.63%) DHCP
6 5 (4.63%) OSPF
6 5 (4.63%) BGP
6 5 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.70%) Internet
7 4 (3.70%) MPLS
8 3 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.85%) LDAP
9 2 (1.85%) Wireless
9 2 (1.85%) VLAN
9 2 (1.85%) HTTP
10 1 (0.93%) SMTP
10 1 (0.93%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.78%) MySQL
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 20 (18.52%) Advertising
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Automotive
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (20.37%) Support Engineer
2 20 (18.52%) Analyst
3 18 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 17 (15.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (10.19%) Desktop Support
6 10 (9.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (6.48%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (5.56%) Consultant
9 6 (5.56%) IT Support
10 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.63%) Deskside Support
10 5 (4.63%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Deskside Analyst
11 4 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) .NET
2 3 (2.78%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.85%) jQuery
3 2 (1.85%) YAML
3 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.85%) HTML
3 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.85%) CSS
3 2 (1.85%) XSLT
3 2 (1.85%) Ajax
3 2 (1.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.93%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.93%) Middleware
4 1 (0.93%) STL
4 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.48%) iPad
3 5 (4.63%) iPhone
4 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.78%) Clustering
5 3 (2.78%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.85%) PDA
7 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
7 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) NHS
7 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.93%) HACMP
7 1 (0.93%) iSeries
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 56 (51.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 49 (45.37%) Windows 7
3 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (15.74%) Windows XP
5 16 (14.81%) UNIX
5 16 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.19%) Solaris
7 7 (6.48%) Linux
7 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.78%) AIX
11 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.85%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.93%) zOS
12 1 (0.93%) Debian
12 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) ITIL
2 7 (6.48%) Service Management
2 7 (6.48%) Change Management
3 6 (5.56%) BCP
4 5 (4.63%) ITSM
4 5 (4.63%) Asset Management
4 5 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.70%) Data Security
5 4 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.78%) Migration
6 3 (2.78%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.78%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.78%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.78%) Project Management
7 2 (1.85%) Network Management
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.85%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (1.85%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (1.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.48%) SQL
2 6 (5.56%) C#
3 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
4 3 (2.78%) VB
4 3 (2.78%) Python
4 3 (2.78%) C++
4 3 (2.78%) PHP
5 2 (1.85%) Java
5 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.85%) Perl
5 2 (1.85%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.85%) C
6 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.19%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (10.19%) CCNA
3 7 (6.48%) MCSE
3 7 (6.48%) CCNP
4 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.78%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CISA
6 2 (1.85%) CISM
6 2 (1.85%) CRISC
6 2 (1.85%) MCITP
6 2 (1.85%) CISSP
6 2 (1.85%) MCP
7 1 (0.93%) OCP
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.93%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 58 (53.70%) Active Directory
2 24 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (18.52%) XenApp
4 13 (12.04%) vSphere
5 8 (7.41%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.70%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.85%) NFS
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.93%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.93%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 25 (23.15%) SCCM
2 6 (5.56%) SCOM
3 2 (1.85%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (1.85%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.85%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.85%) Puppet
3 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.93%) WSUS
4 1 (0.93%) Nagios
4 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.93%) Cacti
4 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 43 (39.81%) VMware
2 38 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 29 (26.85%) Citrix
4 20 (18.52%) Cisco
5 10 (9.26%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.33%) Veeam
7 7 (6.48%) SolarWinds
7 7 (6.48%) HP
8 5 (4.63%) Lotus
8 5 (4.63%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.70%) IBM
9 4 (3.70%) Veritas
10 2 (1.85%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.85%) Oracle
10 2 (1.85%) JBoss
10 2 (1.85%) EMC
10 2 (1.85%) Apple
10 2 (1.85%) CA
10 2 (1.85%) CommVault
11 1 (0.93%) Avaya
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