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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 46 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.43% 15.49% 11.55%
As % of the Vendors category 26.92% 35.11% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 16
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £8.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £19.10 £116.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
156 131 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 53.61% 44.11% 42.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 71 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £11.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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
Folkestone +1 5 £145 -55.38%
West Malling - 5 £400 - 8
Dover +1 2 - -
Canterbury +1 1 - -
Maidstone -3 1 - - 4
Whitstable - 1 £160 - 1
Rochester - - - -
Stansted - - - - 1
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 3
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 2
Gravesend - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (56.72%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
3 23 (34.33%) MS Excel
4 22 (32.84%) MS Office
5 21 (31.34%) Finance
6 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
7 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
8 16 (23.88%) ITIL
9 14 (20.90%) VMware
10 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
12 11 (16.42%) .NET
12 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (13.43%) Citrix
14 9 (13.43%) Blackberry
15 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
15 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
15 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
15 8 (11.94%) C#
16 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
16 7 (10.45%) SQL
16 7 (10.45%) HP
16 7 (10.45%) VPN
16 7 (10.45%) Cisco
16 7 (10.45%) MVC
16 7 (10.45%) Service Management
17 6 (8.96%) Asset Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.46%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.48%) IIS
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.49%) CMS
7 1 (1.49%) Lync
7 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (34.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (32.84%) MS Office
3 5 (7.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (5.97%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.48%) MS Project
6 1 (1.49%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) VPN
2 6 (8.96%) WAN
3 5 (7.46%) LAN
4 4 (5.97%) IP Telephony
4 4 (5.97%) Internet
4 4 (5.97%) DNS
5 3 (4.48%) Intranet
6 2 (2.99%) VLAN
6 2 (2.99%) DHCP
6 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.49%) SAN
7 1 (1.49%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) DTS
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) StreamInsight
4 1 (1.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Advertising
3 4 (5.97%) Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.87%) Analyst
2 13 (19.40%) Support Analyst
3 12 (17.91%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.91%) Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Desktop Support
4 9 (13.43%) .NET Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (8.96%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Deskside Support
7 5 (7.46%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Deskside Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) IT Support
8 4 (5.97%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) .NET
2 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.96%) jQuery
4 4 (5.97%) WCF
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.48%) RESTful
5 3 (4.48%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.99%) HTML5
6 2 (2.99%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (2.99%) Ember.js
6 2 (2.99%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.99%) Middleware
6 2 (2.99%) CSS
6 2 (2.99%) Classic ASP
6 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.49%) MSMQ
7 1 (1.49%) Web Services
7 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.46%) iPad
2 5 (7.46%) iPhone
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.48%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) NHS
4 3 (4.48%) Social Network
5 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.49%) DTV
5 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.49%) iSeries
5 1 (1.49%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
5 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.91%) Windows XP
5 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.48%) UNIX
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.99%) Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) zOS
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.88%) ITIL
2 10 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.45%) MVC
3 7 (10.45%) Service Management
4 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
4 6 (8.96%) Scrum
5 5 (7.46%) Change Management
5 5 (7.46%) ITSM
5 5 (7.46%) Risk Management
5 5 (7.46%) TDD
6 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.48%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.48%) Migration
7 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.99%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.99%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.99%) Network Management
8 2 (2.99%) BDD
8 2 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
1 8 (11.94%) C#
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (25.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.96%) MCSE
2 6 (8.96%) MCP
3 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) Degree
4 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) A+ Certification
5 3 (4.48%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (2.99%) MCITP
6 2 (2.99%) CCNA
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.49%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.46%) vSphere
3 5 (7.46%) XenApp
4 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.48%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
3 2 (2.99%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) VMware
2 9 (13.43%) Citrix
3 7 (10.45%) HP
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco
4 6 (8.96%) ServiceNow
5 5 (7.46%) Lotus
6 3 (4.48%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.99%) Veeam
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) CA
7 2 (2.99%) CommVault
7 2 (2.99%) EMC
7 2 (2.99%) SAP
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Intel
8 1 (1.49%) Avaya
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.49%) Apple
8 1 (1.49%) Sophos
Kent
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Kent
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £11.35 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Whitstable
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £100 - £130 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago