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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 17 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 36 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.89% 12.24% 8.75%
As % of the Vendors category 31.75% 29.75% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 18
Median daily rate £413 £325 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £240 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Median hourly rate £21.75 £9.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.66% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.01 £9.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.35 £9.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
126 121 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 43.75% 41.16% 49.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 80
Median daily rate £328 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £9.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+511.11% -80.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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
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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Maidstone +9 5 £345 -13.75% 1
West Malling - 5 £380 -
Tunbridge Wells +3 3 £328 -6.42% 1
Tonbridge +2 2 £900 +89.47% 1
Chatham -4 1 £350 -41.66%
Stansted - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 43 (41.75%) SQL
1 43 (41.75%) .NET
2 37 (35.92%) C#
3 35 (33.98%) SQL Server
4 26 (25.24%) HTML
4 26 (25.24%) Finance
4 26 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (24.27%) MVC
6 24 (23.30%) MS Excel
7 23 (22.33%) JavaScript
8 22 (21.36%) CSS
9 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
10 19 (18.45%) Team Foundation Server
11 18 (17.48%) BDD
12 17 (16.50%) AngularJS
12 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 17 (16.50%) jQuery
12 17 (16.50%) MS Office
13 16 (15.53%) Windows
13 16 (15.53%) TDD
13 16 (15.53%) SDLC
13 16 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
13 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (15.53%) CSS3
14 15 (14.56%) HTML5
14 15 (14.56%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (14.56%) SignalR
14 15 (14.56%) SOLID
15 14 (13.59%) T-SQL
16 13 (12.62%) Active Directory

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 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
1 8 (7.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.85%) IIS
3 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.94%) CMS
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.97%) Drupal
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.97%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.97%) SAS
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.97%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (23.30%) MS Excel
2 17 (16.50%) MS Office
3 8 (7.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (5.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.83%) IaaS
2 6 (5.83%) Office 365
2 6 (5.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.97%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.97%) SaaS
3 1 (0.97%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) Firewall
2 5 (4.85%) SAN
3 4 (3.88%) DNS
3 4 (3.88%) LAN
3 4 (3.88%) WAN
4 3 (2.91%) Skype
5 2 (1.94%) DHCP
5 2 (1.94%) HTTP
5 2 (1.94%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.94%) PBX
5 2 (1.94%) Wireless
6 1 (0.97%) Internet
6 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.97%) LDAP
6 1 (0.97%) SMTP
6 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.97%) VLAN
6 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (33.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (10.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (9.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (8.74%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (3.88%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.88%) QlikView
8 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.94%) DTS
10 2 (1.94%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.97%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.97%) MS Access
11 1 (0.97%) MySQL
11 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 19 (18.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (14.56%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (4.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (3.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.97%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.97%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.97%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.97%) Selenium
5 1 (0.97%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.97%) WatiN
General
1 26 (25.24%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Advertising
2 5 (4.85%) Legal
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.97%) Law
4 1 (0.97%) Local Government
4 1 (0.97%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Developer
2 22 (21.36%) Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) .NET Developer
4 19 (18.45%) C# .NET Developer
4 19 (18.45%) C# Developer
5 18 (17.48%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 15 (14.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 15 (14.56%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 15 (14.56%) Senior C# Developer
6 15 (14.56%) Senior Developer
7 14 (13.59%) Consultant
8 13 (12.62%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (12.62%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 9 (8.74%) SQL Developer
10 8 (7.77%) Project Manager
11 7 (6.80%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (5.83%) Cloud Consultant
12 6 (5.83%) SQL Server Developer
12 6 (5.83%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (41.75%) .NET
2 26 (25.24%) HTML
3 22 (21.36%) CSS
4 20 (19.42%) ASP.NET
5 17 (16.50%) AngularJS
5 17 (16.50%) jQuery
6 16 (15.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 16 (15.53%) CSS3
7 15 (14.56%) HTML5
7 15 (14.56%) SignalR
8 13 (12.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (12.62%) KnockoutJS
9 7 (6.80%) XML
10 3 (2.91%) ADO.NET
10 3 (2.91%) DHTML
10 3 (2.91%) WinForms
10 3 (2.91%) WPF
11 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.94%) Gherkin
11 2 (1.94%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.83%) NHS
3 5 (4.85%) Clustering
3 5 (4.85%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.88%) Wiki
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.94%) Replication
7 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.97%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.97%) FMCG
7 1 (0.97%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.97%) Informatics
7 1 (0.97%) iPad
7 1 (0.97%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.97%) Physics
7 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.97%) User Experience
7 1 (0.97%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (15.53%) Windows
2 11 (10.68%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.91%) Unix
7 3 (2.91%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (24.27%) MVC
3 18 (17.48%) BDD
4 16 (15.53%) SDLC
4 16 (15.53%) TDD
5 15 (14.56%) SOLID
6 8 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.77%) Project Management
7 7 (6.80%) CRM
7 7 (6.80%) ETL
7 7 (6.80%) Scrum
8 5 (4.85%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.85%) DevOps
8 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.85%) ITIL
8 5 (4.85%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (4.85%) Service Management
9 4 (3.88%) Change Management
9 4 (3.88%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.75%) SQL
2 37 (35.92%) C#
3 23 (22.33%) JavaScript
4 14 (13.59%) T-SQL
5 11 (10.68%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.83%) Java
6 6 (5.83%) VB
7 5 (4.85%) VBScript
8 2 (1.94%) PHP
8 2 (1.94%) VBA
9 1 (0.97%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) XAML
Qualifications
1 12 (11.65%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) ISEB
3 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.94%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.97%) CCA
5 1 (0.97%) CISSP
5 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.97%) MCSA
5 1 (0.97%) MCSE
5 1 (0.97%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) MiFID
1 3 (2.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.94%) FATCA
2 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) COBIT
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.97%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.85%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.94%) XenApp
4 2 (1.94%) XenServer
5 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.94%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.97%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.97%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (7.77%) Citrix
2 6 (5.83%) HP
2 6 (5.83%) VMware
3 4 (3.88%) Informatica
3 4 (3.88%) IronPort
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle
3 4 (3.88%) Siebel
4 3 (2.91%) Avaya
4 3 (2.91%) Dell
4 3 (2.91%) iManage
4 3 (2.91%) Infragistics
4 3 (2.91%) Polycom
5 2 (1.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco
6 1 (0.97%) Cognos
6 1 (0.97%) Intel
6 1 (0.97%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.97%) Lotus
6 1 (0.97%) SAP
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec