Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 14 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 115 61 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.11% 10.72% 8.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.55% 58.10% 50.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 52 60
Kent median daily rate £328 £338 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% -14.29% +46.51%
10th Percentile £138 £124 £170
90th Percentile £424 £471 £513
South East median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Kent median hourly rate £14.18 £19.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.37% +17.83% +0.78%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.50 £11.81
90th Percentile £25.63 £19.50 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% +3.23%

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 127 105 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 26.62% 18.45% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 92
Kent median daily rate £328 £348 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% -9.80% +11.67%
10th Percentile £138 £137 £201
90th Percentile £469 £510 £512
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Kent median hourly rate £14.18 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.06% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £8.34 £13.66
90th Percentile £25.63 £19.50 £40.33
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.43% -16.61% +14.62%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 15 £328 +125.86% 12
Folkestone - 7 £138 -
Tunbridge Wells +3 3 £153 -53.08% 5
West Malling +3 3 - - 3
Dover 0 3 £190 - 1
Canterbury -1 3 £350 -12.50% 4
Dartford -4 3 £325 - 7
Sandwich - 3 £265 - 2
Tonbridge 0 1 - - 6
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 5
Rochester - 1 £160 - 1
Aylesford - 1 - -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 66 (57.39%) Microsoft
2 60 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 57 (49.57%) Windows Server
4 48 (41.74%) VMware
5 40 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (31.30%) MCSE
7 34 (29.57%) MCSA
7 34 (29.57%) MCP
7 34 (29.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (29.57%) SolarWinds
7 34 (29.57%) MCITP
7 34 (29.57%) Ivanti
7 34 (29.57%) Shavlik
8 30 (26.09%) .NET
9 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
10 25 (21.74%) Nessus
11 23 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 22 (19.13%) C#
13 20 (17.39%) Finance
13 20 (17.39%) ReSharper
14 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
15 17 (14.78%) WCF
15 17 (14.78%) Web Services
16 16 (13.91%) Shell Script
16 16 (13.91%) Windows 10
17 15 (13.04%) Office 365
17 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
17 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
17 15 (13.04%) TDD

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 10 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.48%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.61%) IIS
5 2 (1.74%) CMS
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.04%) Office 365
3 9 (7.83%) IaaS
3 9 (7.83%) PaaS
4 7 (6.09%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (6.09%) npm
4 7 (6.09%) NuGet
5 4 (3.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.09%) DHCP
1 7 (6.09%) Firewall
1 7 (6.09%) VPN
2 6 (5.22%) DNS
2 6 (5.22%) LAN
3 5 (4.35%) HTTP
3 5 (4.35%) Skype
3 5 (4.35%) SMTP
3 5 (4.35%) SSL
4 4 (3.48%) AMQP
4 4 (3.48%) Internet
4 4 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.48%) WAN
4 4 (3.48%) WLAN
5 2 (1.74%) VoIP
6 1 (0.87%) IPsec
6 1 (0.87%) ISDN
6 1 (0.87%) PBX
6 1 (0.87%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.48%) Big Data
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.87%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 20 (17.39%) ReSharper
2 14 (12.17%) Visual Studio
3 13 (11.30%) NUnit
3 13 (11.30%) StyleCop
4 9 (7.83%) Git (software)
4 9 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.09%) Bower
5 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (4.35%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.87%) Selenium
7 1 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 20 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (2.61%) Legal
3 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Games
4 1 (0.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (32.17%) Windows Engineer
2 17 (14.78%) Developer
3 15 (13.04%) C# Developer
4 13 (11.30%) C# WCF Developer
4 13 (11.30%) WCF Developer
5 11 (9.57%) C# WPF Developer
5 11 (9.57%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (9.57%) WPF Developer
6 10 (8.70%) Architect
6 10 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 10 (8.70%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Analyst
9 7 (6.09%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (6.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Azure Architect
10 6 (5.22%) Platform Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Senior Platform Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (26.09%) .NET
2 23 (20.00%) .NET Framework
3 17 (14.78%) WCF
3 17 (14.78%) Web Services
4 15 (13.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (11.30%) Caliburn.Micro
5 13 (11.30%) WPF
6 8 (6.96%) CSS
6 8 (6.96%) HTML
7 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
8 6 (5.22%) CSS3
8 6 (5.22%) HTML5
8 6 (5.22%) REST
8 6 (5.22%) SOAP
9 5 (4.35%) EDI
9 5 (4.35%) JSON
9 5 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.74%) Backbone.js
10 2 (1.74%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.74%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) NHS
2 8 (6.96%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.09%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.48%) Clustering
4 4 (3.48%) iPad
4 4 (3.48%) iPhone
5 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.74%) FMCG
6 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.87%) Fintech
7 1 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.87%) PKI
7 1 (0.87%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (49.57%) Windows Server
2 40 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 34 (29.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (13.91%) Windows 10
5 14 (12.17%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.48%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.61%) Linux
9 3 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.74%) Android
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.04%) MVVM
1 15 (13.04%) TDD
2 13 (11.30%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (11.30%) Unit Testing
3 11 (9.57%) Microservices
4 10 (8.70%) Migration
4 10 (8.70%) Test Automation
5 9 (7.83%) DevOps
5 9 (7.83%) ITIL
5 9 (7.83%) Server Patching
6 8 (6.96%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (6.96%) Information Security
6 8 (6.96%) SDLC
7 7 (6.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (6.09%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (6.09%) Manual Testing
7 7 (6.09%) Web Filtering
8 6 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.22%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (5.22%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.13%) C#
3 16 (13.91%) Shell Script
4 10 (8.70%) SQL
5 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 5 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.74%) Java
8 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) Lua
8 1 (0.87%) Python
8 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (34.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (31.30%) MCSE
3 34 (29.57%) MCITP
3 34 (29.57%) MCP
3 34 (29.57%) MCSA
4 2 (1.74%) MCSM
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 2 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.87%) ISEB
5 1 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) HL7
2 3 (2.61%) QA
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.96%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.74%) vCloud
6 2 (1.74%) XenApp
7 1 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Docker
7 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (21.74%) Nessus
2 7 (6.09%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (6.09%) Puppet
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.61%) SCCM
5 2 (1.74%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.87%) QRadar
6 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.87%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 66 (57.39%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.74%) VMware
3 34 (29.57%) Ivanti
3 34 (29.57%) Shavlik
3 34 (29.57%) SolarWinds
4 6 (5.22%) Cisco
5 5 (4.35%) Capita
5 5 (4.35%) Citrix
5 5 (4.35%) HP
5 5 (4.35%) Lotus
6 3 (2.61%) Apple
7 2 (1.74%) Dell
7 2 (1.74%) Meraki
7 2 (1.74%) PlateSpin
7 2 (1.74%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.74%) Symantec
8 1 (0.87%) Cylance
8 1 (0.87%) ShoreTel
8 1 (0.87%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.87%) Zscaler