Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Server
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 20 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 27 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.40% 9.12% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 43.75% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 39 24
Kent median daily rate £325 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +7.94% -6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £259 £174
90th Percentile £437 £389 £485
South East median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Kent median hourly rate - - £21.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +37.93% -32.02% -4.13%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 99 112 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.46% 20.86% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 82 89
Kent median daily rate £328 £340 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +3.82% -6.43%
10th Percentile £155 £132 £172
90th Percentile £538 £475 £512
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Kent median hourly rate £17.38 £13.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.65% -38.10% +31.25%
10th Percentile £11.18 £8.19 £17.50
90th Percentile £53.88 £13.00 £37.25
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% -6.85% +7.35%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Kent

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Kent

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Kent over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Kent

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Kent

Windows Server
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 Server within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dartford +4 4 £250 +25.00%
West Malling 0 3 £418 +22.79% 2
Maidstone -4 3 £375 +7.14% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £325 -
Tonbridge - 1 £275 - 1
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (48.15%) VMware
4 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (33.33%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) Migration
6 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
6 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
7 7 (25.93%) Office 365
7 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (25.93%) DNS
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) Firewall
8 6 (22.22%) SCCM
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 5 (18.52%) MCP
9 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
9 5 (18.52%) LAN
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) VPN
10 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
10 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.81%) IIS
10 4 (14.81%) .NET
10 4 (14.81%) C#
10 4 (14.81%) HTML

Windows Server
Co-occurring 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) CMS
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) OneDrive
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
2 6 (22.22%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) LAN
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 5 (18.52%) VPN
4 4 (14.81%) DHCP
5 3 (11.11%) Skype
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 2 (7.41%) NAS
6 2 (7.41%) VLAN
6 2 (7.41%) WLAN
7 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.81%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) .NET Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (14.81%) C# Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Head of Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support
4 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) .NET
1 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
1 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
1 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
1 4 (14.81%) Backbone.js
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (14.81%) LINQ
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
1 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 3 (11.11%) Replication
1 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 10
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Change Management
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) MVVM
4 4 (14.81%) Prototyping
4 4 (14.81%) Software Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) System Testing
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (11.11%) Security Patching
6 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
6 2 (7.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.41%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) R
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) MCP
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) MCSE
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 12 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (14.81%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (11.11%) DFS Replication
4 3 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) WSUS
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.70%) Nessus
4 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (48.15%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Capita
3 4 (14.81%) Sitecore
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) IBM
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 3 (11.11%) Veeam
4 3 (11.11%) Veritas
4 3 (11.11%) Wyse
5 2 (7.41%) SonicWALL
5 2 (7.41%) Splunk
6 1 (3.70%) Draytek
6 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.70%) Shavlik
6 1 (3.70%) Twitter