Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 2017 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
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 25 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 +10 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 46 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 8.44% 6.33% 4.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.54% 29.81% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 19
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £264 £174 £219
90th Percentile £401 £400 £428
South East median daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year +2.94% +0.74% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +23.53% +64.25%
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -47.27% +44.74% +11.76%

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 101 104 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.53% 21.22% 25.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 67
Kent median daily rate £336 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £105 £140 £150
90th Percentile £439 £429 £480
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 17
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% -2.56% +32.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £15.37 £13.80
90th Percentile £13.75 £21.95 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.36
% change year-on-year +6.06% -10.11% +15.62%

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 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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
Maidstone - 15 £350 - 1
West Malling - 5 £340 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +5 4 £375 +15.38%
Canterbury - 2 £350 -
Dartford +1 1 £200 +11.11%
Dover - 1 £100 -
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Server.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 21 (45.65%) C#
3 21 (45.65%) .NET
3 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
4 19 (41.30%) ReSharper
4 19 (41.30%) MVVM
4 19 (41.30%) Prototyping
5 18 (39.13%) Web Services
6 17 (36.96%) MVC
6 17 (36.96%) VMware
6 17 (36.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (36.96%) LINQ
7 16 (34.78%) AngularJS
7 16 (34.78%) HTML
7 16 (34.78%) CSS
8 15 (32.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 14 (30.43%) Software Architecture
9 14 (30.43%) Backbone.js
9 14 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
9 14 (30.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 14 (30.43%) Sitecore
9 14 (30.43%) OWASP
9 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
9 14 (30.43%) IIS
9 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
9 14 (30.43%) CMS
9 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
9 14 (30.43%) TDD
10 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure

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 14 (30.43%) CMS
1 14 (30.43%) IIS
1 14 (30.43%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) SMTP
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (2.17%) AMQP
3 1 (2.17%) DHCP
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.17%) LAN
3 1 (2.17%) Skype
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (32.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Power BI
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 19 (41.30%) ReSharper
2 14 (30.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.87%) MSBuild
4 5 (10.87%) NUnit
5 3 (6.52%) Moq
6 2 (4.35%) Fiddler
6 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (2.17%) Selenium
7 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (15.22%) Banking
2 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 19 (41.30%) .NET Developer
2 19 (41.30%) C# .NET Developer
2 19 (41.30%) C# Developer
3 7 (15.22%) Administrator
3 7 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (6.52%) NetBackup Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.35%) IT Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) Web Services
3 17 (36.96%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (36.96%) LINQ
4 16 (34.78%) AngularJS
4 16 (34.78%) CSS
4 16 (34.78%) HTML
5 14 (30.43%) .NET Framework
5 14 (30.43%) Backbone.js
5 14 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (10.87%) Caliburn.Micro
7 4 (8.70%) WCF
8 3 (6.52%) ADO.NET
8 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
8 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 3 (6.52%) RESTful
8 3 (6.52%) WinForms
8 3 (6.52%) WPF
8 3 (6.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Client/Server
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
1 5 (10.87%) Online Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Linux
5 1 (2.17%) OS/400
5 1 (2.17%) Unix
5 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) MVVM
1 19 (41.30%) Prototyping
2 17 (36.96%) MVC
3 14 (30.43%) E-Commerce
3 14 (30.43%) OWASP
3 14 (30.43%) Software Architecture
3 14 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (15.22%) Security Patching
5 6 (13.04%) Data Protection
6 5 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL
7 3 (6.52%) Migration
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (4.35%) Server Patching
8 2 (4.35%) Web Filtering
9 1 (2.17%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (2.17%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) C#
2 10 (21.74%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) VB.NET
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) RPG
6 1 (2.17%) RPG IV
6 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCITP
2 3 (6.52%) MCP
2 3 (6.52%) MCSA
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) vCloud
4 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.17%) Nessus
3 1 (2.17%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) VMware
2 14 (30.43%) Sitecore
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) Oracle
4 5 (10.87%) Symantec
5 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.35%) Capita
6 2 (4.35%) Citrix
6 2 (4.35%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.35%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) IFS
7 1 (2.17%) Meraki