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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.83% 19.50% 19.03%
As % of the Vendors category 29.93% 46.43% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £191 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £412 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -5.00%
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
147 84 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 52.88% 42.00% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 42 75
Average daily rate £400 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Maidstone - 6 £238 - 3
Tunbridge Wells -5 5 £400 - 4
Canterbury +2 3 - -
West Malling +5 2 £325 -7.14% 3
Whitstable - - - - 1
Chatham - - - - 2
Dartford - - - - 2
Faversham - - - -
Folkestone - - - - 2
Rochester - - - - 4
Sevenoaks - - - - 2
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 36 (42.35%) Windows
2 27 (31.76%) .NET
3 26 (30.59%) Finance
4 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
4 25 (29.41%) MS Office
5 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (24.71%) C#
6 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
7 20 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 19 (22.35%) SQL
9 18 (21.18%) VMware
9 18 (21.18%) Scrum
10 17 (20.00%) TDD
11 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
11 16 (18.82%) AngularJS
12 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
12 15 (17.65%) CSS
12 15 (17.65%) MVC
13 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
14 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (15.29%) Migration
14 13 (15.29%) HTML
15 12 (14.12%) Classic ASP
15 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (12.94%) vSphere
16 11 (12.94%) KnockoutJS
17 10 (11.76%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (2.35%) SAS
5 2 (2.35%) IIS
5 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.18%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.18%) CMS
6 1 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 25 (29.41%) MS Office
2 15 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) LAN
1 4 (4.71%) WAN
2 3 (3.53%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.35%) VLAN
3 2 (2.35%) VPN
3 2 (2.35%) DNS
4 1 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (1.18%) SNMP
4 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (15.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (7.06%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.06%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.71%) PowerCenter
6 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.35%) Base SAS
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.18%) OLAP
8 1 (1.18%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.18%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.71%) AdminStudio
3 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.18%) MSTest
4 1 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.18%) Moq
4 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.18%) NUnit
4 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.18%) MSI
General
1 26 (30.59%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Military
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (37.65%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) .NET Developer
3 17 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 17 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Analyst
5 8 (9.41%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.41%) Support Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) SharePoint Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Rollout Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Informatica Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.71%) IT Support
10 3 (3.53%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.76%) .NET
2 20 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 16 (18.82%) AngularJS
4 15 (17.65%) CSS
5 14 (16.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (15.29%) HTML
7 12 (14.12%) Classic ASP
8 11 (12.94%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (11.76%) XML
10 9 (10.59%) jQuery
10 9 (10.59%) HTML5
10 9 (10.59%) CSS3
11 8 (9.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 7 (8.24%) WCF
13 6 (7.06%) Web Services
14 5 (5.88%) Application Packaging
15 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 4 (4.71%) Castle Windsor
15 4 (4.71%) .NET Framework
16 3 (3.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
1 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.35%) iPhone
2 2 (2.35%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (2.35%) iPad
2 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) Replication
3 1 (1.18%) Tandem
3 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.35%) Windows
2 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
3 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.88%) Linux
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.53%) UNIX
7 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.18%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.18%) Scrum
3 17 (20.00%) TDD
4 15 (17.65%) MVC
5 13 (15.29%) Migration
6 9 (10.59%) OO
6 9 (10.59%) CRM
7 7 (8.24%) ITIL
8 5 (5.88%) Change Management
8 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.71%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.71%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (3.53%) Kanban
10 3 (3.53%) Waterfall
10 3 (3.53%) BDD
10 3 (3.53%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (3.53%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (3.53%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) C#
1 21 (24.71%) JavaScript
2 19 (22.35%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.71%) VBScript
5 2 (2.35%) C
5 2 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.53%) MCSE
4 2 (2.35%) CCNA
4 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.35%) MCITP
4 2 (2.35%) MCP
5 1 (1.18%) VCP4
5 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 5 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 16 (18.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.94%) vSphere
4 6 (7.06%) XenApp
5 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) SCOM
3 2 (2.35%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.35%) WSUS
4 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) WMI
4 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) VMware
2 8 (9.41%) Citrix
3 7 (8.24%) HP
4 4 (4.71%) Cisco
4 4 (4.71%) Informatica
5 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.53%) CommVault
6 2 (2.35%) Wyse
6 2 (2.35%) Reuters
6 2 (2.35%) Bloomberg
6 2 (2.35%) Lotus
6 2 (2.35%) IBM
6 2 (2.35%) Veeam
6 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.18%) FalconStor
7 1 (1.18%) Intel
7 1 (1.18%) Juniper
7 1 (1.18%) Symantec
7 1 (1.18%) Remedy
Kent
Churchill Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 - £230.62 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Ashford, Kent
QA Limited
Rate: £199.88 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Chatham, Kent
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 19 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
QA Limited
Rate: £139.88 per week
Posted: 20 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago