Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 21 January 2019 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 67 127 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.82% 23.96% 12.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.72% 94.07% 63.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 88 40
Kent median daily rate £300 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.40% +0.77% -10.34%
10th Percentile £103 £130 £142
90th Percentile £444 £375 £525
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Kent median hourly rate £15.19 £12.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.52% -34.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £12.08 £10.45 £15.37
90th Percentile £25.56 £17.75 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £15.19 £16.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.26% +10.38% -14.29%

Windows 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 83 135 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.31% 25.47% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 95 57
Kent median daily rate £338 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% -6.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £111 £131 £149
90th Percentile £575 £448 £495
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Kent median hourly rate £15.19 £12.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.52% -34.21% -2.56%
10th Percentile £12.53 £10.45 £15.37
90th Percentile £45.00 £17.75 £21.95
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -2.86% +7.69% -18.75%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Kent

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Kent

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Kent over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Kent

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Kent

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Kent over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 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 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 +12 19 £158 -52.99% 11
West Malling +2 8 £225 -33.82% 3
Dartford -3 2 - - 8
Dover -5 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells -8 2 £170 -52.45% 4
Sevenoaks 0 1 - -
Tonbridge -3 1 £160 -51.70% 4
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
3 22 (32.84%) Office 365
4 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
5 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
6 18 (26.87%) Windows 10
7 14 (20.90%) VMware
8 11 (16.42%) Finance
8 11 (16.42%) HP
8 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
9 10 (14.93%) Cisco
9 10 (14.93%) SQL
9 10 (14.93%) Migration
10 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
10 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
10 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
10 9 (13.43%) SLA
10 9 (13.43%) Apple
10 9 (13.43%) Thin Client
10 9 (13.43%) Fat Client
11 8 (11.94%) C#
12 7 (10.45%) MVC
12 7 (10.45%) TDD
12 7 (10.45%) HTML
12 7 (10.45%) .NET
12 7 (10.45%) ITIL
12 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
12 7 (10.45%) Citrix

Windows
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 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) IIS
3 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.99%) CMS
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.49%) Apache
6 1 (1.49%) Confluence
6 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) Office 365
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.99%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Internet
2 5 (7.46%) LAN
2 5 (7.46%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (5.97%) DHCP
3 4 (5.97%) DNS
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
3 4 (5.97%) VPN
4 3 (4.48%) NAS
4 3 (4.48%) WAN
5 2 (2.99%) SAN
5 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.99%) VLAN
5 2 (2.99%) Wireless
5 2 (2.99%) WLAN
6 1 (1.49%) Skype
6 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (5.97%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (5.97%) MySQL
5 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.49%) DB2
5 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
1 7 (10.45%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (7.46%) ReSharper
2 5 (7.46%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) PhpStorm
3 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
3 1 (1.49%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (16.42%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Law
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
3 2 (2.99%) Back Office
3 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (17.91%) Analyst
2 10 (14.93%) Support Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Desktop Support
3 8 (11.94%) Developer
3 8 (11.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.94%) Service Analyst
3 8 (11.94%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Automation Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) SAP BusinessObjects Reports Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
1 7 (10.45%) HTML
2 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (7.46%) jQuery
4 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.49%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.49%) CSS
4 1 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.49%) LAMP
4 1 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.49%) LINQ
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) SOAP
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.43%) Fat Client
2 9 (13.43%) Thin Client
3 7 (10.45%) iPad
3 7 (10.45%) iPhone
3 7 (10.45%) Virtual Team
4 6 (8.96%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.99%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
6 2 (2.99%) User Experience
7 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) EPoS
7 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
2 19 (28.36%) Windows 7
3 18 (26.87%) Windows 10
4 6 (8.96%) Windows Phone
4 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.48%) Linux
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) Unix
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (14.93%) Migration
3 9 (13.43%) Service Delivery
4 7 (10.45%) ITIL
4 7 (10.45%) MVC
4 7 (10.45%) TDD
4 7 (10.45%) Virtual Team Management
5 6 (8.96%) Email Filtering
5 6 (8.96%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (8.96%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (8.96%) Web Filtering
6 5 (7.46%) ITSM
6 5 (7.46%) Software Architecture
7 4 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.48%) OWASP
8 3 (4.48%) Secure Coding
8 3 (4.48%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) SQL
2 8 (11.94%) C#
3 6 (8.96%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.99%) Java
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
6 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.49%) R
6 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) MCSA
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) CCA
4 2 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.43%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (40.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.48%) DFS Replication
4 3 (4.48%) vCloud
5 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) Docker
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) AirWatch
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) Ansible
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) VMware
3 11 (16.42%) HP
4 10 (14.93%) Cisco
5 9 (13.43%) Apple
6 7 (10.45%) Citrix
7 6 (8.96%) Canon
7 6 (8.96%) IPFX
7 6 (8.96%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.96%) Sony
7 6 (8.96%) Symantec
7 6 (8.96%) Xerox
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle
9 3 (4.48%) PlateSpin
10 2 (2.99%) Dell
10 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.99%) Veeam
11 1 (1.49%) EMC
11 1 (1.49%) IBM
11 1 (1.49%) Remedy