Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 +2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows 86 84 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 18.61% 19.86% 16.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.87% 84.85% 79.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 64
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -4.93%
10th Percentile £158 £155 £108
90th Percentile £550 £438 £398
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 3
Kent median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +34.62% -35.80%
South East median hourly rate £16.62 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% +16.67% -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 99 99 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.43% 23.40% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 80
Kent median daily rate £400 £328 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.14% -3.68% +3.82%
10th Percentile £163 £155 £129
90th Percentile £555 £538 £480
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Kent median hourly rate £16.00 £17.38 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.91% +33.65% -38.10%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -8.11%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 -7 11 £338 -10.00% 14
Dartford 0 6 £325 +44.28% 9
Tonbridge -4 6 £438 +59.09% 1
Folkestone +1 5 £175 -5.41%
West Malling -4 4 £400 -2.14% 6
Stansted - 4 £288 - 2
Sandwich +1 1 £225 -15.09%
Tunbridge Wells -4 1 £475 +46.15% 5
Sevenoaks -7 1 £200 - 3
Sittingbourne - 1 £120 - 2
Aylesford - 1 - -
Whitstable - 1 £115 - 2
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 39 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 37 (43.02%) Microsoft
3 30 (34.88%) Office 365
4 27 (31.40%) Azure
4 27 (31.40%) Windows 10
5 24 (27.91%) VMware
6 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (24.42%) Windows Server
8 19 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (22.09%) SQL Server
9 18 (20.93%) SCCM
10 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
10 15 (17.44%) DNS
10 15 (17.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (16.28%) Skype
11 14 (16.28%) IaaS
12 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (15.12%) Citrix
13 12 (13.95%) Finance
13 12 (13.95%) Migration
14 11 (12.79%) Change Management
14 11 (12.79%) DHCP
14 11 (12.79%) SQL
14 11 (12.79%) SharePoint
14 11 (12.79%) Skype for Business
15 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
16 9 (10.47%) Windows 8
16 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
16 9 (10.47%) WSUS
17 8 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery

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 (12.79%) SharePoint
1 11 (12.79%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.98%) IIS
2 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.65%) K2 blackpearl
5 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.88%) Office 365
2 27 (31.40%) Azure
3 15 (17.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (16.28%) IaaS
5 7 (8.14%) PaaS
6 5 (5.81%) SaaS
7 4 (4.65%) Power Platform
8 3 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 2 (2.33%) npm
9 2 (2.33%) NuGet
10 1 (1.16%) AWS
10 1 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) Skype
3 11 (12.79%) DHCP
4 8 (9.30%) Firewall
5 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.98%) HTTP
7 5 (5.81%) SAN
8 4 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.65%) VoIP
9 3 (3.49%) DKIM
9 3 (3.49%) DMARC
9 3 (3.49%) Intranet
9 3 (3.49%) NAS
9 3 (3.49%) VLAN
10 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
10 1 (1.16%) ISDN
10 1 (1.16%) LAN
10 1 (1.16%) SMTP
10 1 (1.16%) VPN
10 1 (1.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.81%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (4.65%) Big Data
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (4.65%) Power BI
4 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2017
5 2 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.16%) DB2
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.49%) Hudson
3 2 (2.33%) Bower
3 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.16%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) IT Support
2 10 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) IT Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) Architect
5 7 (8.14%) Consultant
5 7 (8.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Database Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior IT Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior IT Support
7 5 (5.81%) Senior Support Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Oracle Database Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.16%) LDAP
4 1 (1.16%) REST
4 1 (1.16%) RESTful
4 1 (1.16%) SAML
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Clustering
2 4 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.33%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.16%) CCTV
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Social Media
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (31.40%) Windows 10
2 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (24.42%) Windows Server
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.47%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.47%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.14%) Unix
7 4 (4.65%) Linux
7 4 (4.65%) VMS
8 2 (2.33%) Android
9 1 (1.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.95%) Migration
2 11 (12.79%) Change Management
3 8 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (8.14%) Project Management
4 7 (8.14%) Workflow
5 6 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (6.98%) ITIL
5 6 (6.98%) SOA
6 5 (5.81%) Information Security
6 5 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (5.81%) Process Improvement
7 4 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.65%) Break/Fix
7 4 (4.65%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.65%) Line Management
7 4 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.65%) Product Roadmap
7 4 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.79%) SQL
3 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.49%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) Python
5 2 (2.33%) XAML
6 1 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) RPG
6 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.49%) DBS Check
2 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
2 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) CCA
3 1 (1.16%) CISM
3 1 (1.16%) CISSP
3 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.16%) MCSA
3 1 (1.16%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 39 (45.35%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.14%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.14%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (5.81%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.49%) BitLocker
6 3 (3.49%) vCloud
7 2 (2.33%) Docker
7 2 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.33%) XenApp
8 1 (1.16%) Firmware
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (20.93%) SCCM
2 9 (10.47%) WSUS
3 4 (4.65%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.49%) Puppet
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.33%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.16%) AppDNA
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 37 (43.02%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.91%) VMware
3 13 (15.12%) Citrix
4 8 (9.30%) Cisco
5 6 (6.98%) Dell
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle
6 4 (4.65%) EqualLogic
6 4 (4.65%) Tableau
7 3 (3.49%) CommVault
7 3 (3.49%) HP
7 3 (3.49%) IronPort
8 2 (2.33%) Apple
8 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.33%) Mitel
8 2 (2.33%) NetApp
8 2 (2.33%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.16%) Meraki
9 1 (1.16%) SendGrid
9 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.16%) Sun