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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 40 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.98% 15.04% 22.54%
As % of the Vendors category 28.10% 32.79% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 38
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£323 £291 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £259 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £376 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 25
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £15.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
153 122 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.31% 45.86% 51.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 104
Average daily rate £388 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £535 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 35
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £15.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +6 5 - - 2
Maidstone +2 2 £225 -21.05% 1
Folkestone -1 2 £110 -
Dover - 2 £73 -
West Malling +4 1 £350 - 1
Gravesend - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 46 (53.49%) Windows
2 32 (37.21%) MS Office
3 29 (33.72%) Finance
4 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
5 21 (24.42%) .NET
6 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
6 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
8 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
8 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
8 18 (20.93%) VMware
8 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (18.60%) C#
9 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET
9 16 (18.60%) MS Exchange
10 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (17.44%) Scrum
10 15 (17.44%) TDD
11 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (15.12%) MVC
13 12 (13.95%) Citrix
13 12 (13.95%) SQL
13 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
14 11 (12.79%) HTML
14 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (12.79%) SCCM
15 10 (11.63%) jQuery
15 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (11.63%) Migration
15 10 (11.63%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.81%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.49%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (37.21%) MS Office
2 20 (23.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) LAN
2 7 (8.14%) WAN
2 7 (8.14%) VPN
3 5 (5.81%) IP Telephony
4 3 (3.49%) Internet
5 2 (2.33%) Firewall
5 2 (2.33%) VLAN
5 2 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (1.16%) SAN
6 1 (1.16%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.65%) PowerCenter
5 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.16%) DTS
6 1 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.65%) AdminStudio
3 3 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.16%) MSTest
4 1 (1.16%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.16%) Moq
4 1 (1.16%) NUnit
4 1 (1.16%) MSI
General
1 29 (33.72%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Advertising
3 3 (3.49%) Military
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
5 1 (1.16%) Games
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Developer
2 18 (20.93%) .NET Developer
3 16 (18.60%) Support Engineer
3 16 (18.60%) Analyst
4 14 (16.28%) C# Developer
4 14 (16.28%) C# .NET Developer
5 12 (13.95%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.98%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (6.98%) IT Support
8 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Deskside Support
8 5 (5.81%) Senior C# Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.42%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET
3 12 (13.95%) AngularJS
4 11 (12.79%) HTML
5 10 (11.63%) jQuery
5 10 (11.63%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (9.30%) KnockoutJS
6 8 (9.30%) CSS
6 8 (9.30%) Classic ASP
7 7 (8.14%) Application Packaging
7 7 (8.14%) WCF
7 7 (8.14%) HTML5
8 6 (6.98%) CSS3
8 6 (6.98%) XML
9 5 (5.81%) RESTful
10 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (4.65%) Ember.js
10 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (4.65%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.81%) iPhone
2 5 (5.81%) iPad
3 3 (3.49%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.16%) W3C
5 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) DTV
5 1 (1.16%) Tandem
5 1 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 46 (53.49%) Windows
2 23 (26.74%) Windows 7
3 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.49%) UNIX
8 3 (3.49%) Linux
9 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (17.44%) TDD
2 15 (17.44%) Scrum
3 13 (15.12%) MVC
4 10 (11.63%) Migration
4 10 (11.63%) ITIL
5 8 (9.30%) Change Management
6 7 (8.14%) CRM
7 5 (5.81%) OO
7 5 (5.81%) ITSM
7 5 (5.81%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.81%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.81%) Service Management
7 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.65%) BDD
8 4 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.65%) SOA
8 4 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
2 16 (18.60%) C#
3 12 (13.95%) SQL
4 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.33%) C
7 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) MCSE
5 5 (5.81%) MCP
6 2 (2.33%) MCITP
6 2 (2.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.33%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.16%) ECDL
7 1 (1.16%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 19 (22.09%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.47%) vSphere
4 8 (9.30%) XenApp
5 5 (5.81%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.49%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) SCOM
3 2 (2.33%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (20.93%) VMware
2 12 (13.95%) Citrix
3 10 (11.63%) HP
4 8 (9.30%) Cisco
5 5 (5.81%) Lotus
5 5 (5.81%) ServiceNow
6 4 (4.65%) Informatica
7 3 (3.49%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.49%) CommVault
7 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.33%) Veeam
8 2 (2.33%) CA
8 2 (2.33%) IBM
8 2 (2.33%) Wyse
8 2 (2.33%) Reuters
8 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.16%) Remedy
9 1 (1.16%) Sophos
9 1 (1.16%) Apple
9 1 (1.16%) Adobe
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