Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 95 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 20.39% 12.70% 10.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.59% 74.47% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 50 97
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -15.63% +44.14%
10th Percentile £157 £121 £172
90th Percentile £437 £404 £925
South East median daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 1
Kent median hourly rate £17.38 £13.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.65% -14.75% -4.69%
10th Percentile £11.13 £13.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £56.25 £14.05 £16.38
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.64% -7.81% -

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 111 94 170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.82% 17.06% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 111
Kent median daily rate £333 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% -9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £129 £174
90th Percentile £498 £475 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Kent median hourly rate £17.25 £13.00 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -52.94% +72.66%
10th Percentile £11.17 £8.88 £16.61
90th Percentile £56.25 £13.90 £38.54
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.03% -23.75% +21.21%

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 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
Maidstone +8 12 £400 +25.00% 8
Tunbridge Wells +8 9 £325 -3.70% 1
West Malling +1 7 £418 +22.79% 4
Dartford +3 6 £269 - 7
Dover 0 4 £190 -
Folkestone - 4 £180 -
Sandwich - 3 £265 -
Tonbridge - 2 £275 - 3
Canterbury -1 1 - - 1
Rochester - 1 £160 - 3
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 45 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 42 (44.21%) Windows Server
3 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
4 31 (32.63%) VMware
5 24 (25.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (25.26%) Windows 10
6 21 (22.11%) Finance
6 21 (22.11%) PowerShell
7 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (20.00%) Office 365
8 19 (20.00%) SolarWinds
9 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
9 18 (18.95%) MCP
9 18 (18.95%) MCSE
10 17 (17.89%) MCSA
10 17 (17.89%) Migration
10 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
10 17 (17.89%) MCITP
10 17 (17.89%) Ivanti
10 17 (17.89%) Shavlik
11 15 (15.79%) C#
11 15 (15.79%) .NET
12 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
13 13 (13.68%) SCCM
14 12 (12.63%) Nessus
14 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET
14 12 (12.63%) Citrix
14 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
15 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.21%) CMS
3 4 (4.21%) IIS
3 4 (4.21%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Skype
2 6 (6.32%) DNS
2 6 (6.32%) VPN
3 5 (5.26%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) DHCP
5 3 (3.16%) AMQP
5 3 (3.16%) Firewall
5 3 (3.16%) HTTP
5 3 (3.16%) SMTP
5 3 (3.16%) SSL
5 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.11%) ISDN
6 2 (2.11%) PBX
6 2 (2.11%) WAN
7 1 (1.05%) Internet
7 1 (1.05%) IPsec
7 1 (1.05%) Network Security
7 1 (1.05%) SAN
7 1 (1.05%) VoIP
7 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.16%) Big Data
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.11%) SSDT
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) ReSharper
2 6 (6.32%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.16%) Fiddler
5 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.05%) MSI
General
1 21 (22.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Advertising
2 3 (3.16%) Back Office
2 3 (3.16%) Legal
3 2 (2.11%) Games
3 2 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.11%) Retail
3 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Banking
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Desktop Support
3 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Analyst
4 11 (11.58%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Developer
5 10 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.32%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) WCF Developer
9 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (4.21%) Citrix Analyst
9 4 (4.21%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.21%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.79%) .NET
2 12 (12.63%) ASP.NET
3 11 (11.58%) REST
4 9 (9.47%) HTML
4 9 (9.47%) WCF
5 8 (8.42%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.32%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (6.32%) RESTful
7 5 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.26%) CSS
7 5 (5.26%) CSS3
7 5 (5.26%) HTML5
7 5 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (4.21%) Backbone.js
8 4 (4.21%) LINQ
8 4 (4.21%) SOAP
9 3 (3.16%) EDI
9 3 (3.16%) JSON
9 3 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.05%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Clustering
2 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) FMCG
4 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.05%) NHS
5 1 (1.05%) PKI
5 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (44.21%) Windows Server
2 24 (25.26%) Windows 10
2 24 (25.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.89%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.16%) Android
7 3 (3.16%) Linux
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.05%) Unix
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Migration
2 10 (10.53%) Change Management
3 9 (9.47%) SOA
4 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.37%) MVC
4 7 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (6.32%) High Availability
5 6 (6.32%) ITIL
5 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.26%) Server Patching
6 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 5 (5.26%) TDD
6 5 (5.26%) Ticket Management
7 4 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.21%) Prototyping
7 4 (4.21%) Time Management
7 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.79%) C#
3 12 (12.63%) Shell Script
4 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
5 7 (7.37%) SQL
6 4 (4.21%) R
7 3 (3.16%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.16%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) Java
8 1 (1.05%) Lua
8 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.95%) MCP
2 18 (18.95%) MCSE
3 17 (17.89%) MCITP
3 17 (17.89%) MCSA
4 4 (4.21%) Degree
5 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.47%) XenApp
4 6 (6.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (6.32%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.21%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.05%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.05%) vCloud
8 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) SCCM
2 12 (12.63%) Nessus
3 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.11%) WSUS
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.05%) QRadar
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.05%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 41 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.63%) VMware
3 19 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 17 (17.89%) Ivanti
4 17 (17.89%) Shavlik
5 12 (12.63%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) Capita
7 4 (4.21%) IBM
7 4 (4.21%) Sitecore
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco
8 3 (3.16%) HP
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
8 3 (3.16%) Veritas
8 3 (3.16%) Wyse
9 2 (2.11%) Apple
9 2 (2.11%) Dell
9 2 (2.11%) Polycom
9 2 (2.11%) Splunk
9 2 (2.11%) Symantec
10 1 (1.05%) Twitter