The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 37 46 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.91% 15.75% 20.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.91% 54.12% 87.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 48
Median daily rate £275 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £118 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £471 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £301
% change year-on-year
- +8.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 - £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 - £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
57 85 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.43% 29.11% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 50
Median daily rate £300 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochester 0 4 £166 -
Tunbridge Wells +1 2 - - 2
Maidstone 0 1 £121 - 1
Stansted 0 1 £325 +170.83% 1
Tonbridge -2 1 £355 -25.26%
Canterbury - 1 £393 - 2
Chatham - 1 £400 - 1
Dartford - 1 £120 - 4
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Windows.

1 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (36.76%) Windows Server
3 21 (30.88%) Finance
4 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 19 (27.94%) VMware
6 17 (25.00%) Citrix
7 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 15 (22.06%) SQL
9 12 (17.65%) ITIL
10 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (14.71%) .NET
11 10 (14.71%) Firewall
11 10 (14.71%) Office 365
11 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (13.24%) MS Office
12 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
12 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
13 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
13 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (11.76%) HP
13 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
13 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
14 7 (10.29%) Windows XP
14 7 (10.29%) DNS
14 7 (10.29%) Service Management
15 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (8.82%) ITSM
15 6 (8.82%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.35%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
1 9 (13.24%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.71%) Office 365
2 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) Firewall
2 7 (10.29%) DNS
3 6 (8.82%) DHCP
3 6 (8.82%) SAN
4 5 (7.35%) LAN
4 5 (7.35%) WAN
5 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
6 2 (2.94%) Internet
6 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.94%) VPN
7 1 (1.47%) 3G
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.47%) Intranet
7 1 (1.47%) LDAP
7 1 (1.47%) Network Security
7 1 (1.47%) VLAN
7 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (5.88%) QlikView
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.94%) MySQL
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.94%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.94%) Moq
2 2 (2.94%) MSTest
2 2 (2.94%) NUnit
2 2 (2.94%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.47%) MSI
General
1 21 (30.88%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.94%) Advertising
4 2 (2.94%) Electronics
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Server Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
4 7 (10.29%) Developer
4 7 (10.29%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Server Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Server Support
7 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Applications Packager
8 3 (4.41%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) DBA
8 3 (4.41%) Deployment Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) CSS
2 3 (4.41%) WCF
3 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.94%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.94%) jQuery
3 2 (2.94%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (2.94%) NHibernate
3 2 (2.94%) REST
3 2 (2.94%) SOAP
3 2 (2.94%) StructureMap
3 2 (2.94%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (2.94%) WPF
3 2 (2.94%) WSDL
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Clustering
2 4 (5.88%) NHS
2 4 (5.88%) Wiki
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) AS400
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.94%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.94%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.47%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.47%) iSeries
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.76%) Windows Server
2 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.29%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.35%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.41%) Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.47%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) ITIL
2 8 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.29%) Service Management
4 6 (8.82%) ITSM
4 6 (8.82%) OO
5 5 (7.35%) Change Management
5 5 (7.35%) High Availability
5 5 (7.35%) Information Security
5 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.88%) Migration
6 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.41%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.41%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.41%) MVC
7 3 (4.41%) SDLC
7 3 (4.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.06%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.41%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) RPG
5 1 (1.47%) RPG IV
5 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (4.41%) MCSE
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.47%) CCA
3 1 (1.47%) CISSP
3 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.47%) HNC
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) MCDST
3 1 (1.47%) MCP
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.35%) VMware ESX
3 5 (7.35%) XenApp
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.94%) XenServer
7 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (7.35%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.94%) DameWare
4 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.47%) SCOM
4 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (27.94%) VMware
2 17 (25.00%) Citrix
3 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.76%) HP
5 6 (8.82%) Oracle
6 5 (7.35%) ServiceNow
6 5 (7.35%) Siebel
7 4 (5.88%) Informatica
7 4 (5.88%) IronPort
8 3 (4.41%) Dell
8 3 (4.41%) SAP
9 2 (2.94%) Autodesk
9 2 (2.94%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco
9 2 (2.94%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.47%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.47%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.47%) Lotus
10 1 (1.47%) Symantec
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