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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +6 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 47 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.73% 9.39% 14.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.45% 39.24% 53.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 23
Median daily rate £338 £328 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +63.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £148 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £530 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 79 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.91% 23.94% 27.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 41
Median daily rate £340 £385 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.68% -17.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 8 - -
West Malling - 6 £340 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +4 5 £338 +5.05%
Maidstone - 5 £320 - 1
Sevenoaks 0 1 £150 -72.72%
Dartford - 1 - - 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Windows.

1 42 (56.00%) Windows Server
2 40 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 39 (52.00%) VMware
4 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (25.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (21.33%) MCSE
8 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (17.33%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (16.00%) Linux
10 12 (16.00%) ITIL
11 11 (14.67%) IIS
11 11 (14.67%) SQL
11 11 (14.67%) MCSA
11 11 (14.67%) DNS
11 11 (14.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 10 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (13.33%) .NET
12 10 (13.33%) C#
12 10 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (12.00%) Finance
13 9 (12.00%) Citrix
14 8 (10.67%) HP
14 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
15 7 (9.33%) SAN
15 7 (9.33%) NHS
15 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (9.33%) Oracle
15 7 (9.33%) MCP

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 11 (14.67%) IIS
2 7 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.67%) Apache
3 5 (6.67%) CMS
3 5 (6.67%) EPiServer
3 5 (6.67%) FileNet
3 5 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (5.33%) Confluence
5 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Bankmaster
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) DNS
2 7 (9.33%) Firewall
2 7 (9.33%) SAN
3 5 (6.67%) HTTPS
3 5 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (4.00%) LAN
4 3 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (2.67%) DHCP
5 2 (2.67%) Network Security
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.33%) Internet
6 1 (1.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.33%) Skype
6 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.67%) ReSharper
2 4 (5.33%) Cucumber
2 4 (5.33%) JIRA
2 4 (5.33%) JMeter
2 4 (5.33%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.33%) Selenium
2 4 (5.33%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (12.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Advertising
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 16 (21.33%) Windows Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (9.33%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.67%) Developer
5 5 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) .NET
2 6 (8.00%) AngularJS
2 6 (8.00%) CSS
2 6 (8.00%) HTML
3 5 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.67%) Backbone.js
3 5 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (6.67%) LINQ
3 5 (6.67%) Web Services
4 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.33%) EDI
5 1 (1.33%) JSON
5 1 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.33%) WCF
5 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) NHS
2 5 (6.67%) Clustering
2 5 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.67%) Tandem
3 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) iSeries
5 2 (2.67%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.33%) Handset
6 1 (1.33%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (56.00%) Windows Server
2 23 (30.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.00%) Linux
5 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
6 7 (9.33%) Unix
6 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.33%) Solaris
8 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 6 (8.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (8.00%) Project Management
4 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.67%) MVC
4 5 (6.67%) MVVM
4 5 (6.67%) OWASP
4 5 (6.67%) Prototyping
4 5 (6.67%) Security Patching
4 5 (6.67%) Server Patching
4 5 (6.67%) Software Architecture
4 5 (6.67%) TDD
5 4 (5.33%) BDD
5 4 (5.33%) Component Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Data Protection
5 4 (5.33%) Line Management
5 4 (5.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) C#
3 5 (6.67%) JCL
4 4 (5.33%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) Ruby
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (21.33%) MCSE
3 11 (14.67%) MCSA
4 10 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (9.33%) MCP
6 6 (8.00%) MCITP
7 4 (5.33%) ISEB
7 4 (5.33%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 40 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.33%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Nessus
1 5 (6.67%) SCCM
1 5 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (5.33%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (52.00%) VMware
2 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.00%) Citrix
4 8 (10.67%) HP
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle
6 6 (8.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.67%) Genesys
7 5 (6.67%) Informatica
7 5 (6.67%) LANDesk
7 5 (6.67%) Sitecore
8 4 (5.33%) Symantec
9 3 (4.00%) Cisco
9 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.67%) F5
10 2 (2.67%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.33%) Meraki
11 1 (1.33%) Polycom
11 1 (1.33%) Remedy
11 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.33%) Sophos
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