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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Kent
Rank 7 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 49 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.38% 13.14% 15.71%
As % of the Vendors category 31.11% 31.41% 29.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 35 28
Median daily rate £325 £335 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% -5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £270 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £442 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.27%

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
135 156 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.45% 41.82% 52.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 120 95
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £27.38 - £9.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +9 5 £223 -20.53% 1
Chatham - 3 £550 -
Maidstone +6 2 £173 - 5
Folkestone 0 1 - -
Margate - 1 £280 -
Canterbury - 1 £375 -
Dartford - 1 £300 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 31 (36.47%) .NET
2 30 (35.29%) Windows
3 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
3 27 (31.76%) Finance
4 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 21 (24.71%) VMware
6 21 (24.71%) Windows Server
7 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (18.82%) SQL
8 16 (18.82%) C#
9 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 15 (17.65%) Advertising
10 14 (16.47%) MS Office
10 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (15.29%) MCSA
11 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (14.12%) MCSE
12 12 (14.12%) MCP
12 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.12%) Migration
12 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (14.12%) SolarWinds
12 12 (14.12%) Nessus
12 12 (14.12%) MCITP
12 12 (14.12%) LANDesk
13 11 (12.94%) MVC
13 11 (12.94%) HTML
13 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET

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 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.47%) MS Office
3 6 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.71%) Office 365
2 4 (4.71%) PaaS
3 3 (3.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.53%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.06%) DNS
2 4 (4.71%) LAN
2 4 (4.71%) Network Security
2 4 (4.71%) WAN
3 3 (3.53%) VPN
4 1 (1.18%) Firewall
4 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.94%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.18%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.18%) DTS
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.18%) MS Access
7 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.18%) Power BI
7 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (16.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.71%) Selenium
2 4 (4.71%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.53%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.35%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.35%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.35%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (31.76%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Advertising
3 2 (2.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Developer
2 14 (16.47%) .NET Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Systems Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) Tester
5 8 (9.41%) Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.88%) SQL Developer
8 4 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.53%) C Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Citrix Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Designer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Tester
9 3 (3.53%) SQL DBA
9 3 (3.53%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.47%) .NET
2 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET
2 11 (12.94%) HTML
3 10 (11.76%) CSS
3 10 (11.76%) Web Services
4 5 (5.88%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.88%) COM
4 5 (5.88%) RESTful
5 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (4.71%) CSS3
5 4 (4.71%) HTML5
6 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.53%) SOAP
6 3 (3.53%) WCF
6 3 (3.53%) WPF
7 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 2 (2.35%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Algorithms
1 8 (9.41%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.06%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.06%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) FMCG
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Windows
2 21 (24.71%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.12%) Migration
3 11 (12.94%) MVC
4 10 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 10 (11.76%) Web Development
5 9 (10.59%) Automation Testing
6 8 (9.41%) API Testing
6 8 (9.41%) Data Management
6 8 (9.41%) Data Migration
6 8 (9.41%) Functional Testing
6 8 (9.41%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (9.41%) Test Strategy
7 7 (8.24%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.24%) TDD
8 6 (7.06%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.06%) SDLC
9 5 (5.88%) Performance Management
9 5 (5.88%) Server Patching
10 4 (4.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) C#
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 12 (14.12%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) C
4 3 (3.53%) COBOL
4 3 (3.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.35%) C++
5 2 (2.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.35%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.35%) VB
5 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.18%) LINC
6 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.18%) VBA
6 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) MCSA
1 13 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.12%) MCITP
2 12 (14.12%) MCP
2 12 (14.12%) MCSE
3 1 (1.18%) CCA
3 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.18%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.41%) QA
2 7 (8.24%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) XenApp
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.24%) XenDesktop
4 6 (7.06%) BitLocker
4 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) Nessus
2 7 (8.24%) SCCM
3 6 (7.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) VMware
2 12 (14.12%) LANDesk
2 12 (14.12%) SolarWinds
3 9 (10.59%) Citrix
4 8 (9.41%) Oracle
5 7 (8.24%) AppSense
6 6 (7.06%) CA
6 6 (7.06%) Symantec
6 6 (7.06%) Wyse
7 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.71%) Cisco
8 3 (3.53%) Infragistics
9 2 (2.35%) Remedy
9 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.18%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.18%) HP
10 1 (1.18%) IBM
10 1 (1.18%) Mitel
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