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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 30 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.70% 13.45% 18.97%
As % of the Vendors category 24.07% 25.86% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 33
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +22.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £140 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £535 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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
108 116 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 44.44% 52.02% 56.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 95
Average daily rate £466 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% +16.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £47.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.95% +193.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 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 - 6 £360 - 7
Chatham 0 1 £600 -
Rochester - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 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 (34.29%) .NET
2 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
2 23 (32.86%) Windows
3 22 (31.43%) SQL
4 21 (30.00%) MS Office
4 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (28.57%) Finance
6 19 (27.14%) C#
7 18 (25.71%) ASP.NET
8 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
8 17 (24.29%) Active Directory
9 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 14 (20.00%) HTML
10 14 (20.00%) CSS
10 14 (20.00%) Scrum
11 12 (17.14%) AngularJS
11 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
12 11 (15.71%) VMware
12 11 (15.71%) TDD
12 11 (15.71%) Windows 7
12 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (14.29%) MVC
14 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (11.43%) OO
15 8 (11.43%) CRM
15 8 (11.43%) HTML5
15 8 (11.43%) CSS3
15 8 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
16 7 (10.00%) vSphere

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (5.71%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (4.29%) Umbraco
4 3 (4.29%) CMS
5 2 (2.86%) SAS
5 2 (2.86%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) MS Office
2 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.29%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) LAN
1 3 (4.29%) WAN
1 3 (4.29%) PPP
2 2 (2.86%) Firewall
2 2 (2.86%) SNMP
3 1 (1.43%) Internet
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) DHCP
3 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.43%) SAN
3 1 (1.43%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (32.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) MS Access
6 2 (2.86%) OLAP
6 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.86%) Base SAS
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.86%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.71%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.43%) MSI
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 28 (40.00%) Developer
2 14 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 13 (18.57%) C# Developer
3 13 (18.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (4.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (4.29%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.29%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Administrator
8 2 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (34.29%) .NET
2 18 (25.71%) ASP.NET
3 14 (20.00%) HTML
3 14 (20.00%) CSS
4 12 (17.14%) AngularJS
5 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (11.43%) HTML5
6 8 (11.43%) CSS3
6 8 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (10.00%) jQuery
7 7 (10.00%) Classic ASP
8 5 (7.14%) Web Services
8 5 (7.14%) XML
9 4 (5.71%) WCF
9 4 (5.71%) Application Packaging
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.29%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.86%) RESTful
11 2 (2.86%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.86%) NHS
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
3 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) Linux
4 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.86%) FreeBSD
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.00%) Scrum
3 11 (15.71%) TDD
4 10 (14.29%) MVC
5 8 (11.43%) OO
5 8 (11.43%) CRM
6 7 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (7.14%) Web Development
8 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.86%) Change Management
10 2 (2.86%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.86%) Data Management
10 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.86%) SOA
10 2 (2.86%) ETL
10 2 (2.86%) ITIL
10 2 (2.86%) Project Management
10 2 (2.86%) BDD
10 2 (2.86%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 22 (31.43%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) C#
3 17 (24.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
5 5 (7.14%) VBScript
6 3 (4.29%) VB
7 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (1.43%) MCITP
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
1 1 (1.43%) ISEB
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (24.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) vSphere
3 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) XenApp
4 5 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) WSUS
3 2 (2.86%) WMI
4 1 (1.43%) vMotion
4 1 (1.43%) SCOM
4 1 (1.43%) Puppet
4 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) VMware
2 6 (8.57%) Citrix
3 2 (2.86%) Wyse
3 2 (2.86%) Reuters
3 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.43%) GFI Software
4 1 (1.43%) FalconStor
4 1 (1.43%) Dell
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec
4 1 (1.43%) Juniper
4 1 (1.43%) CommVault
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle
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