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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.66% 14.63% 15.74%
As % of the Vendors category 24.53% 27.52% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 31
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £135 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £575 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
106 109 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 43.44% 53.17% 50.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 92
Average daily rate £450 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £16.60 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.40 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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
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 5 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £360 - 4
Canterbury - 2 - - 1
Rochester - 1 - - 3
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 24 (33.33%) Windows
2 22 (30.56%) .NET
2 22 (30.56%) MS Office
3 21 (29.17%) SQL
4 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (26.39%) Finance
6 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 17 (23.61%) C#
8 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
10 13 (18.06%) CSS
10 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (18.06%) Scrum
10 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (15.28%) VMware
11 11 (15.28%) HTML
11 11 (15.28%) AngularJS
11 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
12 10 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
12 10 (13.89%) TDD
12 10 (13.89%) MVC
13 9 (12.50%) XML
13 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (11.11%) CRM
14 8 (11.11%) Migration
15 7 (9.72%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (9.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.78%) CMS
4 2 (2.78%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.78%) SAS
5 1 (1.39%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (30.56%) MS Office
2 16 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.17%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) PPP
1 3 (4.17%) LAN
1 3 (4.17%) WAN
2 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 1 (1.39%) DHCP
3 1 (1.39%) SNMP
3 1 (1.39%) DNS
3 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.72%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.72%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (5.56%) PowerCenter
6 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.78%) MS Access
7 2 (2.78%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.39%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.39%) OLAP
8 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.56%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.39%) MSI
General
1 19 (26.39%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (40.28%) Developer
2 13 (18.06%) .NET Developer
3 12 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 12 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (11.11%) Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Project Manager
5 7 (9.72%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (6.94%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Informatica Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.56%) .NET
2 16 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 13 (18.06%) CSS
4 11 (15.28%) AngularJS
4 11 (15.28%) HTML
5 10 (13.89%) KnockoutJS
6 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (12.50%) XML
7 7 (9.72%) Classic ASP
7 7 (9.72%) HTML5
7 7 (9.72%) CSS3
8 6 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 5 (6.94%) WCF
9 5 (6.94%) Web Services
10 4 (5.56%) Application Packaging
10 4 (5.56%) jQuery
10 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (4.17%) RESTful
11 3 (4.17%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.39%) NHS
2 1 (1.39%) Replication
2 1 (1.39%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.78%) Linux
6 1 (1.39%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) Scrum
3 10 (13.89%) TDD
3 10 (13.89%) MVC
4 8 (11.11%) Migration
4 8 (11.11%) CRM
5 7 (9.72%) OO
6 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (6.94%) Web Development
8 4 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.17%) BDD
9 3 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (4.17%) SOA
10 2 (2.78%) ITIL
10 2 (2.78%) Project Management
10 2 (2.78%) Change Management
10 2 (2.78%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.78%) Data Management
10 2 (2.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 17 (23.61%) C#
3 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.56%) VBScript
6 3 (4.17%) VB
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.39%) MCSE
1 1 (1.39%) ISEB
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.39%) MCITP
1 1 (1.39%) Degree
1 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
1 5 (6.94%) QA
System Software
1 18 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) vSphere
3 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) XenApp
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.39%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.39%) WMI
3 1 (1.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) VMware
2 5 (6.94%) Citrix
3 4 (5.56%) Informatica
4 2 (2.78%) Reuters
4 2 (2.78%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.78%) CommVault
4 2 (2.78%) Wyse
5 1 (1.39%) FalconStor
5 1 (1.39%) GFI Software
5 1 (1.39%) Symantec
5 1 (1.39%) Juniper
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle
5 1 (1.39%) HP
5 1 (1.39%) Dell
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago