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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.53% 12.08% 15.73%
As % of the Vendors category 27.12% 24.16% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 25
Average daily rate
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£343 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £146 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
118 149 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 38.82% 50.00% 46.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 88 78
Average daily rate £363 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £511
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Sittingbourne - 3 £413 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £350 - 7
Sevenoaks - 2 £238 - 4
Maidstone -3 1 £400 -
Canterbury -5 1 £270 - 2
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Tonbridge - 1 £475 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 27 (46.55%) .NET
2 21 (36.21%) C#
3 18 (31.03%) HTML
4 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
4 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
5 16 (27.59%) Finance
5 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
7 14 (24.14%) MS Office
7 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
7 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
8 13 (22.41%) Windows
9 12 (20.69%) Visual Studio
9 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (18.97%) SQL
10 11 (18.97%) CSS
10 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
10 11 (18.97%) TDD
11 10 (17.24%) MVC
11 10 (17.24%) jQuery
12 9 (15.52%) OO
13 8 (13.79%) Scrum
13 8 (13.79%) VMware
13 8 (13.79%) HTML5
13 8 (13.79%) CSS3
14 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
15 6 (10.34%) Citrix
15 6 (10.34%) Oracle
15 6 (10.34%) SCCM
15 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) ArcGIS
3 3 (5.17%) CMS
3 3 (5.17%) Lync
4 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.72%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.72%) SAS
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) MS Office
1 14 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) PPP
1 3 (5.17%) VPN
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
2 2 (3.45%) SAN
2 2 (3.45%) VLAN
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) SNMP
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.72%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.45%) MS Access
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) Big Data
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.72%) OLAP
4 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Visual Studio
2 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) NCover
3 1 (1.72%) Moq
3 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.72%) Rational Rose
3 1 (1.72%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (1.72%) ERwin
3 1 (1.72%) NUnit
3 1 (1.72%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.72%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Military
3 2 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (41.38%) Developer
2 17 (29.31%) .NET Developer
3 14 (24.14%) C# Developer
3 14 (24.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (8.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.17%) Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
9 2 (3.45%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (46.55%) .NET
2 18 (31.03%) HTML
3 17 (29.31%) ASP.NET
4 14 (24.14%) AngularJS
5 12 (20.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (18.97%) CSS
7 10 (17.24%) jQuery
8 8 (13.79%) HTML5
8 8 (13.79%) CSS3
9 5 (8.62%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (6.90%) Classic ASP
10 4 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web API
12 2 (3.45%) Castle Windsor
12 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (3.45%) Razor View Engine
13 1 (1.72%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
13 1 (1.72%) Web Services
13 1 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) GIS
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Tandem
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Windows
2 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.72%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
5 1 (1.72%) UNIX
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (18.97%) TDD
3 10 (17.24%) MVC
4 9 (15.52%) OO
5 8 (13.79%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) BDD
6 5 (8.62%) Migration
7 4 (6.90%) Project Management
7 4 (6.90%) Web Development
7 4 (6.90%) SDLC
8 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.17%) Campaign Management
9 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
9 2 (3.45%) Data Management
9 2 (3.45%) ETL
9 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.72%) Regression Testing
10 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (1.72%) E-business
10 1 (1.72%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) C#
2 15 (25.86%) JavaScript
3 11 (18.97%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.17%) VBScript
4 3 (5.17%) VB
4 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) MCSE
2 2 (3.45%) ISEB
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.72%) MCITP
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) MCSA
3 1 (1.72%) CCNA
3 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) XenApp
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (5.17%) vSphere
4 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) VMware
2 6 (10.34%) Citrix
2 6 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (5.17%) i2
4 1 (1.72%) Informatica
4 1 (1.72%) Remedy
4 1 (1.72%) ESRI
4 1 (1.72%) Sybase
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco
4 1 (1.72%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) HP
4 1 (1.72%) Dell
4 1 (1.72%) CommVault
4 1 (1.72%) GFI Software
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