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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
South East / Kent
Rank 20 18 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 26 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 9.22% 9.11% 15.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.90% 53.85% 73.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 24
Median daily rate £313 £388 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +121.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £175 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £505 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £25.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.19% -41.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.66
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.72%  

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 42 78 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 14.89% 16.92% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 58 32
Median daily rate £325 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.90% +16.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £176 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Tunbridge Wells +10 4 £308 -25.22%
Maidstone +1 2 £123 -65.61% 2
Canterbury +3 1 £400 +175.86% 1
West Malling -1 1 £345 -31.68%
Dartford - 1 - -
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
Windows
South East

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 41 (74.55%) Active Directory
2 35 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 29 (52.73%) VMware
4 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
5 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (30.91%) Finance
8 16 (29.09%) Windows 7
9 15 (27.27%) MS Office
10 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (23.64%) MCSA
11 13 (23.64%) DNS
11 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
12 12 (21.82%) VMware ESX
12 12 (21.82%) MCP
13 11 (20.00%) SolarWinds
13 11 (20.00%) MCSE
13 11 (20.00%) Advertising
13 11 (20.00%) MCITP
13 11 (20.00%) LANDesk
13 11 (20.00%) Nessus
14 10 (18.18%) Citrix
15 9 (16.36%) SCCM
16 7 (12.73%) XenApp
16 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
16 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
17 6 (10.91%) BitLocker
17 6 (10.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related 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 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (27.27%) MS Office
2 6 (10.91%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.64%) DNS
2 6 (10.91%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) LAN
3 5 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) SMS
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Windows Engineer
2 14 (25.45%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Analyst
5 7 (12.73%) Server Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Help Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) IT Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) IT Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.82%) Backbone.js
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.82%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (1.82%) LINQ
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Fat Client
1 6 (10.91%) NHS
1 6 (10.91%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 35 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (29.09%) Windows 7
5 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
7 6 (10.91%) Solaris
7 6 (10.91%) Unix
8 5 (9.09%) Linux
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
2 6 (10.91%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 5 (9.09%) Server Patching
4 2 (3.64%) Information Security
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.82%) Change Management
5 1 (1.82%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (1.82%) DevOps
5 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.82%) High Availability
5 1 (1.82%) MVC
5 1 (1.82%) MVVM
5 1 (1.82%) OWASP
5 1 (1.82%) Prototyping
5 1 (1.82%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (1.82%) Software Architecture
5 1 (1.82%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Assembly Language
2 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) C#
2 1 (1.82%) C++
2 1 (1.82%) Delphi
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) VB
2 1 (1.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) MCSA
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.82%) MCP
3 11 (20.00%) MCITP
3 11 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (74.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.82%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.73%) XenApp
3 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
4 6 (10.91%) BitLocker
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.64%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) Nessus
2 9 (16.36%) SCCM
3 6 (10.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 11 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 10 (18.18%) Citrix
5 6 (10.91%) AppSense
5 6 (10.91%) CA
5 6 (10.91%) Symantec
5 6 (10.91%) Wyse
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco
7 4 (7.27%) Remedy
7 4 (7.27%) ServiceNow
8 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) Brocade
10 1 (1.82%) Oracle
10 1 (1.82%) Sitecore