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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.75% 15.16% 14.34%
As % of the Vendors category 47.37% 40.22% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 24
Median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £174 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £470 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £15.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
95 92 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 39.58% 37.70% 54.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 67 68
Median daily rate £325 £344 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.13 £19.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.04% -25.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £23.00 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Tunbridge Wells +3 9 £325 +116.66% 1
West Malling -2 6 £375 -16.66% 1
Maidstone +6 4 £500 +33.33% 1
Dartford 0 2 £165 -17.50% 1
Chatham -1 1 £550 +266.66%
Canterbury - 1 £375 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 27 (37.50%) Windows
3 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
4 21 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 20 (27.78%) MS Office
6 19 (26.39%) .NET
6 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (25.00%) SQL
8 16 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 15 (20.83%) VMware
10 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
10 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
11 13 (18.06%) MVC
12 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (16.67%) HTML
13 11 (15.28%) C#
13 11 (15.28%) CSS
14 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
15 9 (12.50%) Citrix
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (11.11%) XenApp
16 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
16 8 (11.11%) TDD
16 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
16 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
16 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (11.11%) MCSE
16 8 (11.11%) MCP
16 8 (11.11%) T-SQL

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 4 (5.56%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 20 (27.78%) MS Office
3 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (4.17%) MS Project
5 3 (4.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.33%) Office 365
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) PaaS
4 2 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) DNS
2 4 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) Firewall
3 3 (4.17%) Network Security
4 2 (2.78%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.39%) 3G
5 1 (1.39%) DHCP
5 1 (1.39%) HTTP
5 1 (1.39%) Internet
5 1 (1.39%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) Skype
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
5 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.94%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.39%) DTS
6 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.39%) Power BI
6 1 (1.39%) PowerPivot
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Subversion
1 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.39%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.39%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 28 (38.89%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Advertising
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.39%) Back Office
5 1 (1.39%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Developer
2 12 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 12 (16.67%) Analyst
3 8 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 7 (9.72%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (5.56%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Citrix Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) .NET
2 12 (16.67%) HTML
3 11 (15.28%) CSS
4 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
5 6 (8.33%) CSS3
5 6 (8.33%) HTML5
6 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
7 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (4.17%) ADO.NET
8 3 (4.17%) COM
8 3 (4.17%) DHTML
8 3 (4.17%) jQuery
8 3 (4.17%) RESTful
8 3 (4.17%) SignalR
8 3 (4.17%) WinForms
8 3 (4.17%) WPF
8 3 (4.17%) XML
9 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 2 (2.78%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 6 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.56%) FMCG
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Informatics
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.39%) Physics
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Windows
2 16 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.78%) Unix
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) MVC
3 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.11%) TDD
4 6 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
4 6 (8.33%) SDLC
4 6 (8.33%) SOLID
4 6 (8.33%) Web Development
5 5 (6.94%) ETL
5 5 (6.94%) ITIL
5 5 (6.94%) Migration
5 5 (6.94%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.56%) BDD
6 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.56%) Information Security
6 4 (5.56%) Project Management
7 3 (4.17%) Business Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (4.17%) Typography
7 3 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (19.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.28%) C#
4 8 (11.11%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.94%) C
6 4 (5.56%) VBScript
7 3 (4.17%) COBOL
7 3 (4.17%) Java
7 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (4.17%) VB
8 2 (2.78%) C++
8 2 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) MCP
1 8 (11.11%) MCSE
1 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.72%) MCITP
2 7 (9.72%) MCSA
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) CCA
4 1 (1.39%) CISSP
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) COBIT
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (11.11%) XenApp
4 7 (9.72%) BitLocker
4 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (9.72%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.39%) vSphere
7 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) Nessus
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 6 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (20.83%) VMware
2 9 (12.50%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) AppSense
3 7 (9.72%) LANDesk
3 7 (9.72%) SolarWinds
4 6 (8.33%) CA
4 6 (8.33%) Symantec
4 6 (8.33%) Wyse
5 5 (6.94%) Cisco
6 4 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.17%) iManage
7 3 (4.17%) Infragistics
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle
7 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.78%) Dell
8 2 (2.78%) HP
8 2 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (1.39%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.39%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
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