The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.01% 10.61% 14.22%
As % of the Vendors category 38.01% 25.00% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 14 22
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £266 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £368 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
171 104 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 42.12% 42.45% 52.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 53 69
Median daily rate £330 £466 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.10% +33.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Kent region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Kent region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft
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 Microsoft within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Malling - 9 £380 - 2
Tunbridge Wells -5 6 £321 -10.76% 1
Tonbridge - 4 £900 -
Chatham -7 3 £375 -37.50%
Maidstone - 3 £375 -
Stansted - 3 - -
Canterbury - 1 £375 -
Westerham - 1 £250 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 55 (48.67%) .NET
2 44 (38.94%) SQL
3 41 (36.28%) C#
4 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
5 31 (27.43%) MS Excel
6 29 (25.66%) HTML
7 28 (24.78%) Finance
7 28 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (23.89%) MVC
9 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
9 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET
9 24 (21.24%) CSS
10 21 (18.58%) Windows
10 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 20 (17.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 20 (17.70%) Active Directory
12 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (16.81%) jQuery
12 19 (16.81%) AngularJS
13 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (15.93%) BDD
13 18 (15.93%) CSS3
14 17 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 16 (14.16%) TDD
15 16 (14.16%) KnockoutJS
15 16 (14.16%) HTML5
15 16 (14.16%) SDLC
15 16 (14.16%) SOLID
16 15 (13.27%) Windows Server
16 15 (13.27%) Octopus Deploy

Microsoft
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 10 (8.85%) IIS
1 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.42%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.77%) CMS
4 2 (1.77%) Drupal
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.77%) WordPress
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (27.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (11.50%) MS Office
3 6 (5.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (2.65%) Magento
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.31%) IaaS
2 6 (5.31%) PaaS
3 4 (3.54%) Office 365
4 2 (1.77%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.88%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.73%) Firewall
2 8 (7.08%) DNS
3 7 (6.19%) SAN
4 6 (5.31%) DHCP
4 6 (5.31%) LDAP
5 4 (3.54%) LAN
5 4 (3.54%) WAN
6 3 (2.65%) VLAN
6 3 (2.65%) VPN
7 2 (1.77%) PBX
7 2 (1.77%) Skype
8 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (34.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (16.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (12.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (11.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (9.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (8.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (4.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (3.54%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (3.54%) QlikView
11 3 (2.65%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.77%) DTS
12 2 (1.77%) MySQL
12 2 (1.77%) PerformancePoint
13 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.88%) Data Mart
13 1 (0.88%) MS Access
13 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (13.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (4.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.65%) Subversion
5 2 (1.77%) Selenium
5 2 (1.77%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.88%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.88%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.88%) WatiN
General
1 28 (24.78%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.54%) Advertising
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.65%) Legal
5 2 (1.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.88%) Marketing
6 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (38.94%) Developer
2 23 (20.35%) .NET Developer
3 20 (17.70%) Analyst
3 20 (17.70%) C# Developer
4 19 (16.81%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 19 (16.81%) C# .NET Developer
5 17 (15.04%) Consultant
5 17 (15.04%) SQL Developer
6 16 (14.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 15 (13.27%) Senior .NET Developer
7 15 (13.27%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 15 (13.27%) Senior C# Developer
7 15 (13.27%) Senior Developer
7 15 (13.27%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 13 (11.50%) SQL Server Developer
9 9 (7.96%) SSRS Developer
10 7 (6.19%) Azure Consultant
11 6 (5.31%) Cloud Consultant
11 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (48.67%) .NET
2 29 (25.66%) HTML
3 24 (21.24%) ASP.NET
3 24 (21.24%) CSS
4 21 (18.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (16.81%) AngularJS
5 19 (16.81%) jQuery
6 18 (15.93%) CSS3
7 16 (14.16%) HTML5
7 16 (14.16%) KnockoutJS
8 15 (13.27%) SignalR
9 13 (11.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 8 (7.08%) XML
11 4 (3.54%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.65%) ADO.NET
12 3 (2.65%) DHTML
12 3 (2.65%) Gherkin
12 3 (2.65%) RESTful
12 3 (2.65%) WinForms
12 3 (2.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) NHS
3 5 (4.42%) Clustering
3 5 (4.42%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) Wiki
5 3 (2.65%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.88%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.58%) Windows
2 15 (13.27%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.31%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.54%) Unix
7 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (23.89%) MVC
3 18 (15.93%) BDD
4 16 (14.16%) SDLC
4 16 (14.16%) SOLID
4 16 (14.16%) TDD
5 8 (7.08%) Scrum
6 6 (5.31%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.31%) ETL
7 5 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (4.42%) CRM
7 5 (4.42%) DevOps
7 5 (4.42%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.42%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (4.42%) Mentoring
7 5 (4.42%) Project Management
8 4 (3.54%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.54%) ETL Development
8 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.54%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 44 (38.94%) SQL
2 41 (36.28%) C#
3 24 (21.24%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.39%) PowerShell
5 13 (11.50%) T-SQL
6 8 (7.08%) VB
7 6 (5.31%) Perl
8 5 (4.42%) VBScript
9 4 (3.54%) Java
10 3 (2.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (10.62%) Degree
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.42%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.88%) CCA
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) MiFID
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) FATCA
4 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (17.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.08%) VMware ESX
3 6 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (3.54%) XenServer
5 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) SCCM
1 7 (6.19%) SCOM
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 6 (5.31%) SCOrch
2 6 (5.31%) WSUS
3 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (8.85%) Citrix
1 10 (8.85%) VMware
2 8 (7.08%) HP
3 4 (3.54%) Dell
3 4 (3.54%) Informatica
3 4 (3.54%) IronPort
3 4 (3.54%) Oracle
3 4 (3.54%) Siebel
4 2 (1.77%) Apple
4 2 (1.77%) Avaya
4 2 (1.77%) Bomgar
4 2 (1.77%) Cognos
4 2 (1.77%) IBM
4 2 (1.77%) PayPal
4 2 (1.77%) Polycom
5 1 (0.88%) Bloomberg
5 1 (0.88%) iManage
5 1 (0.88%) Intel
5 1 (0.88%) SAP
5 1 (0.88%) Twitter
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