Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 92 70 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.79% 14.00% 14.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 91.09% 60.87% 54.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 67 56
Kent median daily rate £338 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £125 £135 £133
90th Percentile £389 £1,000 £500
South East median daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.21% - +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Kent median hourly rate £13.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.47% +13.24% -
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -14.29% +16.67%

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 101 115 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.54% 23.00% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 61 68
Kent median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £130 £135 £149
90th Percentile £456 £450 £491
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 16
Kent median hourly rate £13.00 £19.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.47% -2.53% +16.18%
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.43
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.42% +18.89%

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 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +5 21 £350 +190.46% 3
Tunbridge Wells +8 7 £375 +15.38% 1
West Malling - 7 £339 -
Dartford -1 4 £169 +12.50% 1
Tonbridge -2 2 £331 -63.19%
Canterbury -3 1 £350 -10.83%
Dover - 1 £100 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 49 (53.26%) Windows Server
2 38 (41.30%) Active Directory
3 31 (33.70%) VMware
4 25 (27.17%) C#
4 25 (27.17%) .NET
5 22 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (21.74%) IIS
8 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
9 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (18.48%) MVVM
10 17 (18.48%) Prototyping
10 17 (18.48%) CSS
10 17 (18.48%) MVC
11 16 (17.39%) SQL
12 15 (16.30%) HTML
12 15 (16.30%) Web Services
12 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (16.30%) ReSharper
12 15 (16.30%) LINQ
13 14 (15.22%) TDD
13 14 (15.22%) Banking
13 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
13 14 (15.22%) E-Commerce
13 14 (15.22%) AngularJS
14 13 (14.13%) Security Patching
14 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (14.13%) ITIL
14 13 (14.13%) Finance
14 13 (14.13%) .NET Framework

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 20 (21.74%) IIS
2 12 (13.04%) CMS
2 12 (13.04%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (7.61%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.35%) Confluence
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.17%) Apache
6 2 (2.17%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.09%) JBoss
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Eikon
2 2 (2.17%) Bankmaster
3 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.52%) Office 365
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) DNS
1 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 6 (6.52%) Firewall
3 5 (5.43%) DHCP
4 3 (3.26%) LAN
4 3 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (3.26%) SAN
4 3 (3.26%) VPN
4 3 (3.26%) WAN
5 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
5 2 (2.17%) Internet
5 2 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.09%) HTTP
6 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (20.65%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.09%) DB2
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.09%) Power BI
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) ReSharper
2 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.43%) MSBuild
4 5 (5.43%) NUnit
4 5 (5.43%) Selenium
5 4 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 4 (4.35%) JMeter
5 4 (4.35%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.35%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.26%) Moq
7 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.09%) Bower
8 1 (1.09%) Grunt
8 1 (1.09%) gulp
8 1 (1.09%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.09%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (15.22%) Banking
2 13 (14.13%) Finance
3 5 (5.43%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Developer
2 19 (20.65%) C# Developer
3 18 (19.57%) .NET Developer
3 18 (19.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (15.22%) Support Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) Administrator
5 12 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (9.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.52%) Active Directory Administrator
7 6 (6.52%) Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Consultant
7 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.52%) IT Support
7 6 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) NetBackup Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) .NET
2 18 (19.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 17 (18.48%) CSS
4 15 (16.30%) HTML
4 15 (16.30%) LINQ
4 15 (16.30%) Web Services
5 14 (15.22%) AngularJS
6 13 (14.13%) .NET Framework
7 12 (13.04%) Backbone.js
7 12 (13.04%) KnockoutJS
8 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET
9 5 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (5.43%) Caliburn.Micro
9 5 (5.43%) WCF
9 5 (5.43%) WinForms
10 4 (4.35%) RESTful
11 3 (3.26%) ADO.NET
11 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 3 (3.26%) WPF
11 3 (3.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.70%) Client/Server
1 8 (8.70%) Online Banking
2 6 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.26%) NHS
4 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.09%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Handset
5 1 (1.09%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) iSeries
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.09%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Windows Server
2 22 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.96%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.78%) Linux
5 9 (9.78%) Windows 10
6 5 (5.43%) Unix
7 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.17%) Solaris
8 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.09%) OS/400
9 1 (1.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.48%) MVC
1 17 (18.48%) MVVM
1 17 (18.48%) Prototyping
2 14 (15.22%) E-Commerce
2 14 (15.22%) TDD
3 13 (14.13%) ITIL
3 13 (14.13%) Security Patching
4 12 (13.04%) OWASP
4 12 (13.04%) Software Architecture
5 11 (11.96%) Data Protection
6 10 (10.87%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.61%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.43%) Migration
8 5 (5.43%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (5.43%) Scrum
8 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
9 4 (4.35%) BDD
9 4 (4.35%) Smoke Testing
9 4 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) C#
2 16 (17.39%) SQL
3 6 (6.52%) Java
4 4 (4.35%) Ruby
4 4 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) C
7 1 (1.09%) RPG
7 1 (1.09%) RPG IV
7 1 (1.09%) VB
7 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) ISEB
1 5 (5.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.26%) CCNA
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.26%) DBS Check
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.17%) MCITP
3 2 (2.17%) MCP
3 2 (2.17%) MCSA
3 2 (2.17%) MCSE
3 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.26%) vCloud
5 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) NetBackup
2 7 (7.61%) SCCM
3 4 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.09%) SCOM
5 1 (1.09%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (33.70%) VMware
2 14 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.04%) HP
3 12 (13.04%) Sitecore
4 10 (10.87%) Cisco
5 9 (9.78%) Citrix
5 9 (9.78%) Symantec
6 7 (7.61%) Oracle
7 3 (3.26%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.26%) FactSet
7 3 (3.26%) Meraki
7 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.17%) Hitachi
8 2 (2.17%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.09%) BEA
9 1 (1.09%) Capita
9 1 (1.09%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.09%) Polycom
9 1 (1.09%) Sophos