Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 6 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 93 97 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 21.63% 18.58% 11.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 85.32% 89.81% 54.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 71 67
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -7.53% +12.31%
10th Percentile £152 £130 £151
90th Percentile £438 £388 £1,000
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 3
Kent median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -33.33% +21.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £14.91
90th Percentile £56.25 £13.00 £22.10
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -9.36%

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 109 108 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 25.35% 20.69% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 78 71
Kent median daily rate £325 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £154 £144 £155
90th Percentile £575 £456 £500
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Kent median hourly rate £17.38 £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.65% -33.33% +21.88%
10th Percentile £11.18 £8.19 £14.91
90th Percentile £53.88 £13.00 £22.10
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 18 £375 +11.52% 7
Tunbridge Wells +1 8 £325 -3.70% 1
West Malling -4 7 £409 +20.22% 6
Dartford +2 4 £250 +25.00% 9
Dover 0 3 - -
Sandwich - 3 £265 -
Sevenoaks +1 2 - - 3
Tonbridge +3 1 £275 -16.98% 1
Folkestone - 1 £185 -
Windows
South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 36 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 35 (37.63%) Microsoft
3 31 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
5 26 (27.96%) Office 365
5 26 (27.96%) Windows 7
6 21 (22.58%) VMware
7 20 (21.51%) Finance
8 18 (19.35%) Migration
8 18 (19.35%) Citrix
8 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (18.28%) C#
9 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
10 16 (17.20%) .NET
11 15 (16.13%) SQL
11 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
12 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
14 11 (11.83%) SCCM
14 11 (11.83%) TDD
14 11 (11.83%) MS Exchange
14 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
15 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
15 10 (10.75%) HTML
15 10 (10.75%) MVC
15 10 (10.75%) Change Management
15 10 (10.75%) Clustering
16 9 (9.68%) ReSharper

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 (11.83%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.68%) IIS
3 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.53%) Skype for Business
5 5 (5.38%) CMS
5 5 (5.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.96%) Office 365
2 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.68%) LAN
2 8 (8.60%) DNS
2 8 (8.60%) Skype
3 7 (7.53%) VPN
3 7 (7.53%) WAN
4 6 (6.45%) Firewall
5 5 (5.38%) DHCP
5 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.23%) Internet
6 3 (3.23%) NAS
6 3 (3.23%) Wireless
7 2 (2.15%) VLAN
7 2 (2.15%) WLAN
8 1 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.08%) ISDN
8 1 (1.08%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.08%) PBX
8 1 (1.08%) SAN
8 1 (1.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.23%) MySQL
4 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.15%) SSDT
6 1 (1.08%) DB2
6 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 9 (9.68%) ReSharper
2 4 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (4.30%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.15%) JIRA
3 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 20 (21.51%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Advertising
2 5 (5.38%) Back Office
3 4 (4.30%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Games
5 2 (2.15%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.05%) .NET Developer
1 14 (15.05%) Developer
2 12 (12.90%) Desktop Support
2 12 (12.90%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) Analyst
3 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (6.45%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.38%) IT Support
6 5 (5.38%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) WCF Developer
7 4 (4.30%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (4.30%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) .NET
2 15 (16.13%) ASP.NET
3 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET Web API
3 10 (10.75%) HTML
4 8 (8.60%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.53%) REST
6 6 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 6 (6.45%) KnockoutJS
6 6 (6.45%) RESTful
6 6 (6.45%) WCF
7 5 (5.38%) Backbone.js
7 5 (5.38%) LINQ
8 4 (4.30%) jQuery
9 2 (2.15%) Web Services
10 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.08%) CSS
10 1 (1.08%) CSS3
10 1 (1.08%) SOAP
10 1 (1.08%) WF
10 1 (1.08%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.75%) Clustering
2 8 (8.60%) Fat Client
2 8 (8.60%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) iPad
4 3 (3.23%) iPhone
4 3 (3.23%) Replication
4 3 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.15%) FMCG
5 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) EPoS
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) PKI
6 1 (1.08%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
3 26 (27.96%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.30%) Linux
6 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.23%) Unix
7 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.15%) Android
8 2 (2.15%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.15%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) Migration
2 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (11.83%) TDD
3 10 (10.75%) Change Management
3 10 (10.75%) MVC
4 9 (9.68%) ITIL
5 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (8.60%) E-Commerce
5 8 (8.60%) Software Architecture
6 6 (6.45%) SOA
7 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.38%) High Availability
7 5 (5.38%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (5.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (5.38%) MVVM
7 5 (5.38%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.38%) Service Management
7 5 (5.38%) System Testing
7 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.28%) C#
2 15 (16.13%) SQL
3 12 (12.90%) PowerShell
4 10 (10.75%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.38%) R
6 3 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.08%) C
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) Lua
7 1 (1.08%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Degree
1 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.30%) MCP
3 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) CCA
4 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.15%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.15%) MCSE
4 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.60%) XenApp
4 7 (7.53%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.23%) DFS Replication
7 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.15%) vSphere
9 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.08%) NFS
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (11.83%) SCCM
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.30%) WSUS
4 3 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.23%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.15%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.08%) Ansible
6 1 (1.08%) QRadar
6 1 (1.08%) Terraform
6 1 (1.08%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 35 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) VMware
3 18 (19.35%) Citrix
4 8 (8.60%) HP
5 7 (7.53%) Cisco
6 5 (5.38%) Oracle
6 5 (5.38%) Sitecore
7 4 (4.30%) Apple
7 4 (4.30%) IBM
8 3 (3.23%) Dell
8 3 (3.23%) Remedy
8 3 (3.23%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.23%) Symantec
8 3 (3.23%) Veeam
8 3 (3.23%) Veritas
8 3 (3.23%) Wyse
9 2 (2.15%) IPFX
9 2 (2.15%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.15%) Splunk