Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 27 45
Rank change year-on-year +15 +18 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 51 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.97% 7.79% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.80% 42.00% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 33
Kent median daily rate £350 £340 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -1.45% +10.40%
10th Percentile £251 £281 £175
90th Percentile £434 £400 £513
South East median daily rate £350 £344 £345
% change year-on-year +1.74% -0.29% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £14.00 -
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.75 £22.78
% change year-on-year +14.98% -30.86% +13.90%

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 125 100 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 26.88% 18.55% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 102
Kent median daily rate £328 £340 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% -12.03% +10.43%
10th Percentile £169 £150 £175
90th Percentile £467 £515 £513
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Kent median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -52.94% +72.66%
10th Percentile £12.10 £8.88 £16.61
90th Percentile £56.25 £13.90 £38.54
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.73 £22.00
% change year-on-year +11.23% -28.49% +36.22%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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
West Malling +1 5 £418 +22.79% 5
Tunbridge Wells +8 4 £325 +5.69%
Maidstone -1 4 £263 -17.97% 3
Dartford 0 3 £269 -
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (78.43%) Microsoft
3 38 (74.51%) Active Directory
4 33 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (64.71%) VMware
5 31 (60.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (58.82%) MCSE
7 29 (56.86%) SolarWinds
8 28 (54.90%) MCP
8 28 (54.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 27 (52.94%) Shavlik
9 27 (52.94%) MCSA
9 27 (52.94%) MCITP
9 27 (52.94%) Ivanti
10 20 (39.22%) Nessus
11 19 (37.25%) PowerShell
12 16 (31.37%) Shell Script
13 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
14 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
15 7 (13.73%) .NET
15 7 (13.73%) C#
15 7 (13.73%) HTML
15 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
15 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
15 7 (13.73%) ReSharper
15 7 (13.73%) Finance
15 7 (13.73%) Server Patching
15 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
15 7 (13.73%) Office 365
16 6 (11.76%) Skype for Business

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 6 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.84%) CMS
3 4 (7.84%) IIS
3 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.84%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.84%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.96%) IaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) Skype
2 5 (9.80%) LAN
3 4 (7.84%) DNS
3 4 (7.84%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) WAN
4 3 (5.88%) AMQP
4 3 (5.88%) HTTP
4 3 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (5.88%) SMTP
4 3 (5.88%) SSL
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.88%) WLAN
5 1 (1.96%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) ReSharper
2 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Fiddler
3 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Windows Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Azure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Software Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Applications Packager
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
1 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
1 7 (13.73%) HTML
2 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
2 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.84%) Backbone.js
2 4 (7.84%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (7.84%) LINQ
2 4 (7.84%) REST
2 4 (7.84%) SOAP
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (5.88%) CSS3
3 3 (5.88%) EDI
3 3 (5.88%) HTML5
3 3 (5.88%) JSON
3 3 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Clustering
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) PKI
2 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.96%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (64.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 28 (54.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (19.61%) Windows 10
5 7 (13.73%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Server Patching
2 6 (11.76%) Migration
3 5 (9.80%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.84%) Change Management
4 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.84%) MVC
4 4 (7.84%) MVVM
4 4 (7.84%) Prototyping
4 4 (7.84%) Software Architecture
4 4 (7.84%) System Testing
4 4 (7.84%) TDD
4 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 3 (5.88%) Email Filtering
5 3 (5.88%) SOA
5 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 3 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 19 (37.25%) PowerShell
2 16 (31.37%) Shell Script
3 7 (13.73%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.80%) SQL
5 4 (7.84%) R
6 3 (5.88%) TypeScript
6 3 (5.88%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (60.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (58.82%) MCSE
3 28 (54.90%) MCP
4 27 (52.94%) MCITP
4 27 (52.94%) MCSA
5 4 (7.84%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) MCSM
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 38 (74.51%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.88%) XenApp
3 3 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) vCloud
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (39.22%) Nessus
2 6 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.96%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) Microsoft
2 33 (64.71%) VMware
3 29 (56.86%) SolarWinds
4 27 (52.94%) Ivanti
4 27 (52.94%) Shavlik
5 4 (7.84%) Capita
5 4 (7.84%) Sitecore
6 3 (5.88%) Cisco
6 3 (5.88%) Citrix
6 3 (5.88%) Wyse
7 2 (3.92%) Splunk
8 1 (1.96%) Dell
8 1 (1.96%) Draytek
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle
8 1 (1.96%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.96%) Twitter
8 1 (1.96%) Veritas