The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Kent region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 50 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.24% 18.32% 21.46%
As % of the Vendors category 18.40% 34.48% 43.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 26
Average daily rate
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£318 £315 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £195 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £10.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +29.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.40 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.90 £11.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
125 145 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 50.20% 53.11% 49.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 87 62
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 16
Average hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.75% -23.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
South East

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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
West Malling +6 2 £375 -16.66%
Whitstable - 2 £150 - 1
Dover +1 1 - -
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 6
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Canterbury - - - -
Chatham - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (45.28%) MS Excel
2 22 (41.51%) Windows
3 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
4 18 (33.96%) MS Office
5 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
6 12 (22.64%) Finance
7 11 (20.75%) C#
7 11 (20.75%) .NET
7 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
8 9 (16.98%) ITIL
8 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
8 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
9 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
9 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
9 8 (15.09%) Windows 8
10 7 (13.21%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
10 7 (13.21%) SQL
10 7 (13.21%) HTML
11 6 (11.32%) Scrum
11 6 (11.32%) TDD
12 5 (9.43%) Dynamics NAV
12 5 (9.43%) jQuery
12 5 (9.43%) MVC
12 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
12 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
12 5 (9.43%) WAN
13 4 (7.55%) LAN
13 4 (7.55%) SLA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 11 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.77%) CMS
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (45.28%) MS Excel
2 18 (33.96%) MS Office
3 7 (13.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
5 3 (5.66%) MS Project
6 1 (1.89%) SPSS
6 1 (1.89%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) WAN
2 4 (7.55%) LAN
3 3 (5.66%) Intranet
3 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.77%) HTTP
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.89%) Internet
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
5 1 (1.89%) PBX
5 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) StreamInsight
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.89%) ReSharper
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Developer
3 9 (16.98%) .NET Developer
4 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) IT Support
8 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Project Leader
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) .NET
2 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET
3 7 (13.21%) HTML
4 5 (9.43%) jQuery
5 4 (7.55%) CSS
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.66%) WCF
6 3 (5.66%) Classic ASP
7 2 (3.77%) Middleware
7 2 (3.77%) Web Services
7 2 (3.77%) HTML5
7 2 (3.77%) RESTful
7 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (3.77%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.77%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (1.89%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.89%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) NHS
2 3 (5.66%) Social Network
2 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.89%) iSeries
3 1 (1.89%) FMCG
3 1 (1.89%) Statistics
3 1 (1.89%) CMDB
3 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
3 8 (15.09%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.89%) Solaris
5 1 (1.89%) Linux
5 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) ITIL
2 6 (11.32%) Scrum
2 6 (11.32%) TDD
3 5 (9.43%) MVC
3 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.55%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.66%) Asset Management
5 3 (5.66%) Change Management
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) SOA
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.77%) Validation
6 2 (3.77%) Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Unit Testing
6 2 (3.77%) Kanban
6 2 (3.77%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) C#
2 9 (16.98%) JavaScript
3 7 (13.21%) SQL
4 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.66%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) MCP
2 3 (5.66%) MCSE
2 3 (5.66%) CCNA
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.77%) A+ Certification
3 2 (3.77%) MCITP
3 2 (3.77%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (1.89%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) vSphere
2 1 (1.89%) XenApp
2 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco
1 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
2 2 (3.77%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
3 1 (1.89%) Mitel
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) Avaya
3 1 (1.89%) Apple
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) Adobe
3 1 (1.89%) Mercator
3 1 (1.89%) Remedy
3 1 (1.89%) EMC
3 1 (1.89%) Citrix
3 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
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