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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 7 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows 43 46 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.52% 18.85% 25.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.56% 88.46% 71.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 37
Average daily rate
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£290 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £321
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -6.45%
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 52 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 25.63% 21.31% 35.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 40 60
Average daily rate £350 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £17.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +38.68% 2
Canterbury 0 3 £150 +7.14%
Rochester - 2 - - 2
Tunbridge Wells -8 1 £85 -75.71% 7
Maidstone -9 1 - - 1
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 3
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (33.72%) VMware
3 24 (27.91%) Citrix
4 23 (26.74%) MS Exchange
5 19 (22.09%) MS Office
5 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (19.77%) Windows 7
6 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
7 14 (16.28%) Firewall
7 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (15.12%) XenDesktop
8 13 (15.12%) LAN
8 13 (15.12%) .NET
8 13 (15.12%) ITIL
9 12 (13.95%) WAN
9 12 (13.95%) XenApp
10 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (12.79%) SCCM
10 11 (12.79%) MVC
10 11 (12.79%) Cisco
10 11 (12.79%) C#
11 10 (11.63%) SQL
11 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
11 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (11.63%) vSphere
11 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
11 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (11.63%) Office 365
12 9 (10.47%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 23 (26.74%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.65%) Lync
5 2 (2.33%) IIS
5 2 (2.33%) CMS
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (22.09%) MS Office
2 7 (8.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.16%) InDesign
3 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) Firewall
2 13 (15.12%) LAN
3 12 (13.95%) WAN
4 6 (6.98%) VPN
4 6 (6.98%) SAN
4 6 (6.98%) Internet
5 4 (4.65%) MPLS
5 4 (4.65%) OSPF
5 4 (4.65%) BGP
5 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.49%) DHCP
6 3 (3.49%) DNS
7 2 (2.33%) VoIP
7 2 (2.33%) Wireless
7 2 (2.33%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.33%) NAS
8 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.16%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.14%) Subversion
3 6 (6.98%) ReSharper
4 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
6 3 (3.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.33%) JIRA
8 1 (1.16%) CruiseControl
8 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Advertising
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Law
3 2 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Analyst
2 14 (16.28%) Support Analyst
3 12 (13.95%) Developer
4 11 (12.79%) .NET Developer
5 8 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 8 (9.30%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.14%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) IT Support
8 5 (5.81%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Architect
9 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) .NET
2 10 (11.63%) AngularJS
3 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
4 7 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (5.81%) HTML
5 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
5 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (4.65%) Web Services
7 3 (3.49%) CSS
7 3 (3.49%) LINQ
8 2 (2.33%) RESTful
8 2 (2.33%) Backbone.js
8 2 (2.33%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (2.33%) SOAP
8 2 (2.33%) WCF
8 2 (2.33%) WPF
8 2 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.16%) XML
9 1 (1.16%) Entity Framework
9 1 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.65%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) W3C
4 2 (2.33%) PDA
4 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.33%) iPhone
4 2 (2.33%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.16%) iSeries
5 1 (1.16%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (19.77%) Windows 7
3 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (9.30%) Windows XP
5 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.81%) Linux
7 4 (4.65%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.65%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.33%) Android
8 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.16%) AIX
9 1 (1.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) MVC
2 11 (12.79%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (6.98%) OOP
3 6 (6.98%) Migration
4 5 (5.81%) Software Architecture
4 5 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (5.81%) DevOps
5 4 (4.65%) MVVM
5 4 (4.65%) Data Analysis
5 4 (4.65%) Software Testing
5 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (4.65%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (4.65%) TDD
5 4 (4.65%) UML
6 3 (3.49%) CRM
6 3 (3.49%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.33%) Security Testing
7 2 (2.33%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) C#
2 10 (11.63%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.49%) VBScript
5 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.16%) C
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.81%) MCSE
3 4 (4.65%) CCNA
3 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.33%) ISEB
4 2 (2.33%) MCSA
4 2 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CCSA
5 1 (1.16%) CCSE
5 1 (1.16%) Degree
5 1 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (47.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.12%) XenDesktop
3 12 (13.95%) XenApp
4 10 (11.63%) vSphere
4 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (5.81%) DFS Replication
6 4 (4.65%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) SCCM
2 6 (6.98%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (4.65%) Puppet
4 3 (3.49%) WSUS
5 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.33%) Foglight
6 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.16%) Nessus
6 1 (1.16%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.16%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) VMware
2 24 (27.91%) Citrix
3 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
4 11 (12.79%) Cisco
5 7 (8.14%) SolarWinds
5 7 (8.14%) HP
6 5 (5.81%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle
8 2 (2.33%) Adobe
8 2 (2.33%) Symantec
8 2 (2.33%) Mitel
8 2 (2.33%) F5
8 2 (2.33%) Apple
9 1 (1.16%) Splunk
9 1 (1.16%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.16%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.16%) FalconStor
9 1 (1.16%) Dell
9 1 (1.16%) Juniper
9 1 (1.16%) CommVault
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