Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 11 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows 132 60 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 24.49% 12.79% 11.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 94.29% 63.83% 50.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 42 56
Kent median daily rate £328 £325 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.77% -13.91% +7.86%
10th Percentile £130 £143 £213
90th Percentile £375 £520 £488
South East median daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £10.45 £15.37 £11.50
90th Percentile £17.75 £21.95 £20.05
South East median hourly rate £16.64 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.92% -14.29% +12.90%

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 140 94 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.97% 20.04% 23.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 59 70
Kent median daily rate £328 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £131 £150 £213
90th Percentile £445 £485 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 17
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.21% -2.56% +36.84%
10th Percentile £10.45 £15.37 £13.80
90th Percentile £17.75 £21.95 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.19% -19.13% +25.00%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 +2 26 £335 +178.01% 12
Tunbridge Wells +5 8 £358 +10.00% 4
Folkestone - 6 £138 - 2
West Malling - 5 £340 - 9
Dartford -1 3 £169 +2.27% 7
Dover - 3 £145 - 2
Tonbridge 0 2 £331 +84.03% 1
Canterbury -2 2 £350 -10.83% 1
Aylesford 0 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 - - 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 67 (50.76%) Windows Server
2 59 (44.70%) Active Directory
3 51 (38.64%) Microsoft
4 48 (36.36%) .NET
4 48 (36.36%) VMware
5 36 (27.27%) C#
6 34 (25.76%) .NET Framework
7 31 (23.48%) ReSharper
7 31 (23.48%) MVVM
7 31 (23.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (23.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 30 (22.73%) Web Services
9 28 (21.21%) TDD
10 27 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (17.42%) MCSE
11 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
12 22 (16.67%) Finance
13 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (15.91%) IIS
13 21 (15.91%) SQL
13 21 (15.91%) MCSA
13 21 (15.91%) MCP
13 21 (15.91%) MCITP
13 21 (15.91%) Ivanti
13 21 (15.91%) SolarWinds
14 20 (15.15%) Git (software)
15 19 (14.39%) Windows 7
15 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (14.39%) CSS
16 18 (13.64%) Caliburn.Micro

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 21 (15.91%) IIS
2 13 (9.85%) CMS
2 13 (9.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.79%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.52%) Apache
7 2 (1.52%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.76%) JBoss
8 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.09%) Office 365
3 8 (6.06%) IaaS
3 8 (6.06%) npm
3 8 (6.06%) PaaS
4 7 (5.30%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.09%) DNS
2 9 (6.82%) DHCP
2 9 (6.82%) Firewall
3 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (4.55%) LAN
4 6 (4.55%) VPN
4 6 (4.55%) WAN
5 4 (3.03%) Internet
5 4 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.03%) Skype
5 4 (3.03%) WLAN
6 3 (2.27%) HTTP
6 3 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.52%) HTTPS
7 2 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.52%) SMTP
7 2 (1.52%) SSL
8 1 (0.76%) AMQP
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.76%) DB2
5 1 (0.76%) Power BI
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (23.48%) ReSharper
2 20 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 18 (13.64%) NUnit
4 14 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (9.85%) StyleCop
6 11 (8.33%) Visual Studio
7 8 (6.06%) Bower
8 7 (5.30%) NuGet
8 7 (5.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (3.79%) MSBuild
10 3 (2.27%) Moq
11 2 (1.52%) Fiddler
11 2 (1.52%) Selenium
11 2 (1.52%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.76%) Grunt
12 1 (0.76%) gulp
12 1 (0.76%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.76%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (0.76%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Legal
4 3 (2.27%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.76%) Developer
2 33 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 23 (17.42%) Windows Engineer
4 19 (14.39%) .NET Developer
4 19 (14.39%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 13 (9.85%) C# WCF Developer
6 13 (9.85%) WCF Developer
7 11 (8.33%) C# WPF Developer
7 11 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 11 (8.33%) WPF Developer
8 10 (7.58%) Analyst
9 9 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Architect
10 7 (5.30%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (5.30%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (36.36%) .NET
2 34 (25.76%) .NET Framework
3 31 (23.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 30 (22.73%) Web Services
5 19 (14.39%) CSS
6 18 (13.64%) Caliburn.Micro
6 18 (13.64%) WCF
7 17 (12.88%) HTML
8 16 (12.12%) AngularJS
8 16 (12.12%) LINQ
8 16 (12.12%) WPF
9 13 (9.85%) Backbone.js
9 13 (9.85%) KnockoutJS
10 6 (4.55%) ASP.NET
11 5 (3.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (3.79%) WinForms
12 4 (3.03%) RESTful
13 3 (2.27%) ADO.NET
13 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 3 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.36%) NHS
2 9 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.79%) Online Banking
6 4 (3.03%) iPad
6 4 (3.03%) iPhone
7 3 (2.27%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.52%) Clustering
9 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.76%) Fintech
9 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.76%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 67 (50.76%) Windows Server
2 31 (23.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (14.39%) Windows 7
5 15 (11.36%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.27%) Linux
8 3 (2.27%) Unix
8 3 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Solaris
9 2 (1.52%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.76%) Android
10 1 (0.76%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.48%) MVVM
2 28 (21.21%) TDD
3 18 (13.64%) MVC
3 18 (13.64%) Prototyping
3 18 (13.64%) Unit Testing
4 15 (11.36%) ITIL
5 14 (10.61%) E-Commerce
6 13 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (9.85%) OWASP
6 13 (9.85%) Software Architecture
7 11 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.82%) DevOps
9 8 (6.06%) Manual Testing
9 8 (6.06%) Microservices
9 8 (6.06%) SDLC
10 7 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (5.30%) Information Security
10 7 (5.30%) Migration
10 7 (5.30%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 36 (27.27%) C#
2 21 (15.91%) SQL
3 18 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 9 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.79%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.27%) Java
7 3 (2.27%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.52%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.76%) RPG
9 1 (0.76%) RPG IV
9 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (17.42%) MCSE
3 21 (15.91%) MCITP
3 21 (15.91%) MCP
3 21 (15.91%) MCSA
4 3 (2.27%) CCNA
4 3 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.27%) DBS Check
4 3 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.52%) ISEB
5 2 (1.52%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.52%) MCSM
5 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.85%) HL7
2 5 (3.79%) QA
3 4 (3.03%) SLA
4 2 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 59 (44.70%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 7 (5.30%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (3.03%) vCloud
4 4 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.76%) Docker
7 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) Nessus
2 7 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.30%) Puppet
3 6 (4.55%) SCCM
4 4 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.52%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.76%) SCOM
6 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 48 (36.36%) VMware
3 21 (15.91%) Ivanti
3 21 (15.91%) SolarWinds
4 13 (9.85%) Cisco
4 13 (9.85%) Sitecore
5 9 (6.82%) Citrix
5 9 (6.82%) HP
6 6 (4.55%) Oracle
7 5 (3.79%) Capita
7 5 (3.79%) Lotus
8 4 (3.03%) Symantec
9 2 (1.52%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.52%) FactSet
9 2 (1.52%) Meraki
9 2 (1.52%) PlateSpin
10 1 (0.76%) Apple
10 1 (0.76%) IFS
10 1 (0.76%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.76%) Veeam