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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 35 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.33% 12.50% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 38.79% 30.97% 20.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 18
Median daily rate £400 £325 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +31.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £296 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +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
116 113 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 36.94% 40.36% 50.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 64 69
Median daily rate £328 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £16.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+243.75% -65.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+15.24% +7.19%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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
West Malling - 7 £380 - 1
Maidstone - 5 £375 -
Tunbridge Wells -3 4 £321 -8.21%
Chatham -4 3 £375 -37.50%
Tonbridge 0 2 £900 +89.47% 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 50 (45.87%) .NET
2 45 (41.28%) SQL
3 40 (36.70%) C#
4 33 (30.28%) SQL Server
5 29 (26.61%) Finance
6 27 (24.77%) HTML
6 27 (24.77%) MS Excel
7 26 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (22.94%) MVC
9 23 (21.10%) JavaScript
9 23 (21.10%) CSS
10 22 (20.18%) ASP.NET
11 21 (19.27%) Windows
12 19 (17.43%) jQuery
12 19 (17.43%) ASP.NET MVC
12 19 (17.43%) BDD
12 19 (17.43%) AngularJS
13 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (16.51%) CSS3
13 18 (16.51%) Team Foundation Server
13 18 (16.51%) Active Directory
14 17 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (15.60%) TDD
14 17 (15.60%) HTML5
14 17 (15.60%) SDLC
14 17 (15.60%) SOLID
15 16 (14.68%) Octopus Deploy
15 16 (14.68%) SignalR
16 15 (13.76%) KnockoutJS
16 15 (13.76%) PowerShell

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 10 (9.17%) IIS
2 9 (8.26%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.83%) CMS
5 2 (1.83%) Drupal
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.83%) WordPress
6 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.92%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.92%) SAS
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (24.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.84%) MS Office
3 7 (6.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (2.75%) Magento
2 2 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.50%) IaaS
2 6 (5.50%) PaaS
3 5 (4.59%) Office 365
4 2 (1.83%) Sage Pay
5 1 (0.92%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) Firewall
2 8 (7.34%) DNS
3 7 (6.42%) SAN
4 6 (5.50%) DHCP
4 6 (5.50%) LDAP
5 4 (3.67%) LAN
5 4 (3.67%) WAN
6 3 (2.75%) Skype
6 3 (2.75%) VLAN
6 3 (2.75%) VPN
7 2 (1.83%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.83%) PBX
7 2 (1.83%) Wireless
8 1 (0.92%) HTTP
8 1 (0.92%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.92%) SMTP
8 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (30.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (10.09%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (8.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.67%) QlikView
9 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.83%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.83%) MySQL
10 2 (1.83%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.92%) Data Mart
11 1 (0.92%) DTS
11 1 (0.92%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (16.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (14.68%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (3.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.83%) Selenium
4 2 (1.83%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.92%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.92%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.92%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.92%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.92%) WatiN
General
1 29 (26.61%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
4 5 (4.59%) Advertising
5 4 (3.67%) Retail
6 3 (2.75%) Legal
7 2 (1.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.92%) Electronics
8 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.92%) Marketing
8 1 (0.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (33.94%) Developer
2 22 (20.18%) Analyst
3 21 (19.27%) .NET Developer
4 20 (18.35%) C# Developer
5 19 (17.43%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 19 (17.43%) C# .NET Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Consultant
6 16 (14.68%) Senior .NET Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Senior C# Developer
6 16 (14.68%) Senior Developer
7 15 (13.76%) JavaScript Developer
8 14 (12.84%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 11 (10.09%) SQL Developer
10 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (6.42%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Developer
12 6 (5.50%) Cloud Consultant
12 6 (5.50%) SSIS Developer
12 6 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (45.87%) .NET
2 27 (24.77%) HTML
3 23 (21.10%) CSS
4 22 (20.18%) ASP.NET
5 19 (17.43%) AngularJS
5 19 (17.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (17.43%) jQuery
6 18 (16.51%) CSS3
7 17 (15.60%) HTML5
8 16 (14.68%) SignalR
9 15 (13.76%) KnockoutJS
10 12 (11.01%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (6.42%) XML
12 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
12 3 (2.75%) Gherkin
13 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 2 (1.83%) MDX
13 2 (1.83%) RESTful
13 2 (1.83%) WCF
13 2 (1.83%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) NHS
3 5 (4.59%) Clustering
3 5 (4.59%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.67%) Wiki
5 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.75%) Grid Computing
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) Replication
7 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.92%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) Informatics
7 1 (0.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.92%) Physics
7 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (19.27%) Windows
2 15 (13.76%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.67%) Unix
8 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.85%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (22.94%) MVC
3 19 (17.43%) BDD
4 17 (15.60%) SDLC
4 17 (15.60%) SOLID
4 17 (15.60%) TDD
5 9 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (7.34%) Scrum
7 7 (6.42%) ETL
8 6 (5.50%) CRM
9 5 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.59%) DevOps
9 5 (4.59%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.59%) ITIL
9 5 (4.59%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (4.59%) Mentoring
9 5 (4.59%) Project Management
10 4 (3.67%) Data Protection
10 4 (3.67%) ETL Development
10 4 (3.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) SQL
2 40 (36.70%) C#
3 23 (21.10%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.76%) PowerShell
5 13 (11.93%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.50%) Perl
6 6 (5.50%) VB
7 4 (3.67%) Java
8 3 (2.75%) PHP
8 3 (2.75%) VBScript
9 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.92%) VBA
9 1 (0.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (11.93%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.59%) ISEB
4 2 (1.83%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.92%) CCA
5 1 (0.92%) CISSP
5 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.92%) MCP
5 1 (0.92%) MCSA
5 1 (0.92%) MCSE
5 1 (0.92%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) MiFID
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.83%) FATCA
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.83%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) COBIT
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (16.51%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.34%) VMware ESX
3 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.59%) XenServer
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.42%) SCCM
1 7 (6.42%) SCOM
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 6 (5.50%) SCOrch
2 6 (5.50%) WSUS
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (3.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (10.09%) VMware
2 10 (9.17%) Citrix
3 9 (8.26%) HP
4 5 (4.59%) Dell
5 4 (3.67%) Informatica
5 4 (3.67%) IronPort
5 4 (3.67%) Oracle
5 4 (3.67%) Siebel
6 3 (2.75%) Avaya
6 3 (2.75%) Polycom
7 2 (1.83%) PayPal
7 2 (1.83%) SAP
8 1 (0.92%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco
8 1 (0.92%) Cognos
8 1 (0.92%) IBM
8 1 (0.92%) Infragistics
8 1 (0.92%) Intel
8 1 (0.92%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.92%) Symantec