Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 81 92 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.71% 17.79% 14.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.38% 91.09% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 69 67
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £143 £125 £135
90th Percentile £438 £389 £1,000
South East median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Kent median hourly rate £17.64 £13.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.69% -32.47% +13.24%
10th Percentile £10.88 £13.00 £15.14
90th Percentile £28.28 £13.00 £22.03
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.42% +10.00% -14.29%

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 96 101 115
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.36% 19.54% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 75 61
Kent median daily rate £328 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.96% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £135
90th Percentile £575 £456 £450
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Kent median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -32.47% -2.53%
10th Percentile £10.92 £13.00 £15.14
90th Percentile £27.70 £13.00 £22.03
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.06
% change year-on-year -1.52% +4.16% -7.42%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +9 19 £300 -14.29% 7
West Malling -1 11 £400 +18.08% 3
Dartford -1 4 £238 +40.74% 7
Tunbridge Wells -11 3 £248 -34.00% 4
Sevenoaks - 2 - - 3
Dover +1 1 - -
Tonbridge -1 1 £275 -16.98% 1
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 35 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
3 27 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 27 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 21 (25.93%) Office 365
5 17 (20.99%) VMware
6 16 (19.75%) Finance
6 16 (19.75%) SQL
6 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
7 15 (18.52%) C#
7 15 (18.52%) Migration
8 14 (17.28%) .NET
8 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
9 13 (16.05%) Citrix
10 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (13.58%) Cisco
12 10 (12.35%) MVC
12 10 (12.35%) LAN
12 10 (12.35%) HTML
12 10 (12.35%) ITIL
12 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
12 10 (12.35%) TDD
13 9 (11.11%) ReSharper
13 9 (11.11%) Fat Client
13 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
13 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
13 9 (11.11%) IIS

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 (11.11%) IIS
1 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.17%) CMS
3 5 (6.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (6.17%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.23%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.93%) Office 365
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.70%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) LAN
2 7 (8.64%) WAN
3 6 (7.41%) DNS
3 6 (7.41%) VPN
4 5 (6.17%) DHCP
4 5 (6.17%) Firewall
4 5 (6.17%) Internet
4 5 (6.17%) Skype
5 4 (4.94%) NAS
5 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.70%) Wireless
7 2 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.47%) SAN
7 2 (2.47%) VLAN
7 2 (2.47%) WLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.23%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.94%) MySQL
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.47%) SSDT
6 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.23%) DB2
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
2 9 (11.11%) ReSharper
3 6 (7.41%) JIRA
4 4 (4.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (4.94%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.23%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.23%) MSI
6 1 (1.23%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.23%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
General
1 16 (19.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Advertising
2 5 (6.17%) Law
3 2 (2.47%) Back Office
3 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Games
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (17.28%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.81%) Analyst
4 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Desktop Support
6 7 (8.64%) Service Analyst
6 7 (8.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 6 (7.41%) C# Developer
8 5 (6.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.94%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) IT Support
9 4 (4.94%) WCF Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) SQL DBA
10 3 (3.70%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) .NET
2 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
3 10 (12.35%) HTML
4 8 (9.88%) .NET Framework
4 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (6.17%) AngularJS
5 5 (6.17%) Backbone.js
5 5 (6.17%) KnockoutJS
5 5 (6.17%) LINQ
5 5 (6.17%) REST
6 4 (4.94%) jQuery
6 4 (4.94%) RESTful
6 4 (4.94%) WCF
7 2 (2.47%) Web Services
8 1 (1.23%) CSS
8 1 (1.23%) LAMP
8 1 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 9 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 6 (7.41%) iPad
2 6 (7.41%) iPhone
3 5 (6.17%) Clustering
4 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.70%) Replication
6 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.23%) EPoS
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.80%) Windows Server
2 27 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 21 (25.93%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Phone
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.17%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.94%) Linux
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.70%) Unix
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.47%) Android
7 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.52%) Migration
2 12 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.35%) ITIL
3 10 (12.35%) MVC
3 10 (12.35%) TDD
4 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.88%) E-Commerce
4 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
4 8 (9.88%) Software Architecture
5 6 (7.41%) Change Management
5 6 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (7.41%) Service Management
6 5 (6.17%) Email Filtering
6 5 (6.17%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.17%) MVVM
6 5 (6.17%) Prototyping
6 5 (6.17%) System Testing
6 5 (6.17%) Unit Testing
6 5 (6.17%) Web Filtering
7 4 (4.94%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.75%) SQL
2 15 (18.52%) C#
3 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.17%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.17%) R
5 2 (2.47%) Java
6 1 (1.23%) PHP
6 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) MCP
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) CCA
4 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.47%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) MCSA
5 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (4.94%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (3.70%) DFS Replication
4 3 (3.70%) XenApp
5 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 2 (2.47%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.23%) Docker
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.23%) NFS
6 1 (1.23%) vCloud
6 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.70%) WSUS
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.23%) Ansible
5 1 (1.23%) Terraform
5 1 (1.23%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (43.21%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) VMware
3 13 (16.05%) Citrix
4 11 (13.58%) Cisco
5 8 (9.88%) HP
6 7 (8.64%) Oracle
7 5 (6.17%) Apple
7 5 (6.17%) IPFX
7 5 (6.17%) Palo Alto
7 5 (6.17%) Sitecore
7 5 (6.17%) Sony
7 5 (6.17%) Symantec
8 4 (4.94%) IBM
9 3 (3.70%) Remedy
9 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.70%) Veeam
9 3 (3.70%) Veritas
10 2 (2.47%) Canon
10 2 (2.47%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.47%) Xerox