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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.96% 11.23% 14.73%
As % of the Vendors category 27.35% 28.07% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 27
Median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £203 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £18.50 £11.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +62.99%
UK excluding London median 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
117 114 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 47.37% 40.00% 52.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 75 93
Median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.45 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.89% +5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -

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 26 September 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
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 26 September 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 -2 5 £500 +25.00% 1
Dartford +3 2 £140 -30.00% 2
Tunbridge Wells +8 1 £425 +21.42% 5
Canterbury +7 1 - -
West Malling -3 1 £375 +66.66% 2
Stansted - 1 £325 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 35 (43.21%) SQL
2 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
3 25 (30.86%) .NET
4 23 (28.40%) Finance
4 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
5 21 (25.93%) C#
5 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (22.22%) Windows
7 17 (20.99%) MS Office
8 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
8 15 (18.52%) MVC
9 14 (17.28%) HTML
10 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
11 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
12 11 (13.58%) CSS
12 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
13 10 (12.35%) Degree
13 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
14 9 (11.11%) Firewall
15 8 (9.88%) TDD
15 8 (9.88%) MS PowerPoint
15 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (8.64%) HTML5
16 7 (8.64%) CSS3
16 7 (8.64%) Office 365
16 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
16 7 (8.64%) SDLC

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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
1 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) IIS
2 4 (4.94%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (28.40%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.99%) MS Office
3 8 (9.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (7.41%) MS Visio
5 3 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.64%) Office 365
3 6 (7.41%) PaaS
4 5 (6.17%) IaaS
5 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (4.94%) LAN
2 4 (4.94%) SAN
2 4 (4.94%) WAN
3 3 (3.70%) Skype
4 2 (2.47%) DNS
4 2 (2.47%) HTTP
4 2 (2.47%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.47%) Network Security
4 2 (2.47%) PBX
5 1 (1.23%) 3G
5 1 (1.23%) DHCP
5 1 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.23%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.23%) SMTP
5 1 (1.23%) VPN
5 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (8.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (4.94%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.94%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (4.94%) QlikView
5 4 (4.94%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.47%) DTS
7 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.23%) MS Access
8 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.23%) Power BI
8 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
8 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (4.94%) Subversion
4 3 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
6 1 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.23%) JIRA
6 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 23 (28.40%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Advertising
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.47%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (29.63%) Developer
2 19 (23.46%) Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) .NET Developer
4 10 (12.35%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (12.35%) C# Developer
4 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.88%) Consultant
5 8 (9.88%) Senior .NET Developer
5 8 (9.88%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Senior C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Senior C# Developer
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Developer
7 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (4.94%) DBA
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (4.94%) SQL Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) SQL DBA
8 4 (4.94%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) .NET
2 14 (17.28%) HTML
3 11 (13.58%) CSS
4 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET
5 7 (8.64%) AngularJS
5 7 (8.64%) CSS3
5 7 (8.64%) HTML5
5 7 (8.64%) jQuery
6 6 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (7.41%) SignalR
7 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (4.94%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (3.70%) ADO.NET
9 3 (3.70%) DHTML
9 3 (3.70%) WinForms
9 3 (3.70%) WPF
9 3 (3.70%) XML
10 2 (2.47%) .NET Framework
10 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (1.23%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.17%) NHS
3 4 (4.94%) Clustering
3 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.94%) Wiki
4 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) iPad
4 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) Informatics
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.23%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.23%) Physics
5 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) User Experience
5 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 3 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.52%) MVC
3 8 (9.88%) TDD
4 7 (8.64%) ETL
4 7 (8.64%) Project Management
4 7 (8.64%) SDLC
4 7 (8.64%) SOLID
5 6 (7.41%) BDD
5 6 (7.41%) ITIL
5 6 (7.41%) Migration
6 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.17%) CRM
7 4 (4.94%) Change Management
7 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.94%) Data Protection
7 4 (4.94%) Information Security
7 4 (4.94%) Investment Management
7 4 (4.94%) Web Development
8 3 (3.70%) High Availability
8 3 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 35 (43.21%) SQL
2 21 (25.93%) C#
3 15 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.58%) T-SQL
5 10 (12.35%) PowerShell
6 6 (7.41%) VB
7 5 (6.17%) VBScript
8 3 (3.70%) C
8 3 (3.70%) COBOL
8 3 (3.70%) Java
9 2 (2.47%) C++
9 2 (2.47%) Perl
9 2 (2.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Degree
2 3 (3.70%) MCSE
2 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.47%) MCP
3 2 (2.47%) MCSA
4 1 (1.23%) CCA
4 1 (1.23%) CISSP
4 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.23%) HNC
4 1 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 3 (3.70%) MiFID
3 2 (2.47%) FATCA
3 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.23%) COBIT
4 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.23%) QA
4 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (16.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.94%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) XenApp
4 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.70%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) Nessus
5 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 7 (8.64%) Citrix
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle
2 6 (7.41%) VMware
3 5 (6.17%) HP
4 4 (4.94%) Informatica
4 4 (4.94%) IronPort
4 4 (4.94%) Siebel
5 3 (3.70%) Avaya
5 3 (3.70%) iManage
5 3 (3.70%) Infragistics
5 3 (3.70%) Polycom
6 2 (2.47%) Dell
6 2 (2.47%) IBM
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco
7 1 (1.23%) Cognos
7 1 (1.23%) Intel
7 1 (1.23%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.23%) Lotus
7 1 (1.23%) SAP
7 1 (1.23%) Symantec
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