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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 40 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.23% 13.29% 19.49%
As % of the Vendors category 25.97% 27.97% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 28
Average daily rate
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£320 £291 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.87% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £217 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £379 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 25
Average hourly rate £17.75 £11.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.36% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £8.90 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.50 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
154 143 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 54.80% 47.51% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 72 92
Average daily rate £375 £390 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +58.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £255 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 38
Average hourly rate £21.59 £11.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.22% -42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £18.75 £39.00
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 26 November 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
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 26 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
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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
Folkestone +2 4 £145 - 1
Tunbridge Wells +4 3 - - 3
West Malling - 3 £381 - 3
Maidstone -2 2 £225 -24.36% 6
Dover - 1 - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Canterbury - - - - 2
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 3
Margate - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
Sevenoaks - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - - 3
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 3
Whitstable - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 42 (55.26%) Windows
2 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 22 (28.95%) MS Office
3 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
4 20 (26.32%) .NET
5 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
6 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
6 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (21.05%) VMware
7 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (19.74%) C#
8 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
8 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET
9 14 (18.42%) ITIL
9 14 (18.42%) Scrum
9 14 (18.42%) TDD
10 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
11 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (14.47%) MVC
11 11 (14.47%) HTML
12 10 (13.16%) HP
12 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
13 9 (11.84%) jQuery
13 9 (11.84%) Migration
13 9 (11.84%) Blackberry

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.95%) IIS
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) MS Office
2 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
4 1 (1.32%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.21%) VPN
2 6 (7.89%) LAN
3 5 (6.58%) WAN
3 5 (6.58%) IP Telephony
4 3 (3.95%) Internet
5 2 (2.63%) VLAN
5 2 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (2.63%) Firewall
6 1 (1.32%) SAN
6 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.95%) PowerCenter
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.32%) DTS
4 1 (1.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) NUnit
3 1 (1.32%) MSTest
3 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.32%) Moq
General
1 22 (28.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
2 3 (3.95%) Military
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.32%) Games
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Developer
2 17 (22.37%) .NET Developer
3 16 (21.05%) Support Engineer
4 13 (17.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (17.11%) C# Developer
4 13 (17.11%) Analyst
5 10 (13.16%) Support Analyst
6 9 (11.84%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.89%) IT Support
7 6 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (6.58%) Deskside Support
8 5 (6.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) .NET
2 15 (19.74%) ASP.NET
3 11 (14.47%) AngularJS
3 11 (14.47%) HTML
4 10 (13.16%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (11.84%) jQuery
6 8 (10.53%) Classic ASP
7 7 (9.21%) CSS
7 7 (9.21%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (9.21%) HTML5
8 6 (7.89%) CSS3
8 6 (7.89%) WCF
9 4 (5.26%) RESTful
9 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 4 (5.26%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (5.26%) XML
10 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
10 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 3 (3.95%) Razor View Engine
10 3 (3.95%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.58%) iPhone
2 5 (6.58%) iPad
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) Mobile Computing
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) DTV
5 1 (1.32%) W3C
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.32%) Tandem
5 1 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (55.26%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Windows 7
3 16 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.58%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.95%) Linux
8 3 (3.95%) UNIX
8 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (18.42%) ITIL
2 14 (18.42%) Scrum
2 14 (18.42%) TDD
3 11 (14.47%) MVC
4 9 (11.84%) Migration
5 6 (7.89%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) ITSM
6 5 (6.58%) Service Management
6 5 (6.58%) OO
6 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) CRM
8 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.95%) SOA
8 3 (3.95%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.95%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.95%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 15 (19.74%) C#
3 8 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.63%) C
4 2 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.32%) VBScript
5 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.89%) MCSE
5 5 (6.58%) MCP
6 2 (2.63%) MCITP
6 2 (2.63%) Degree
6 2 (2.63%) CCNA
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.32%) ECDL
7 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.32%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.21%) vSphere
4 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.26%) XenApp
5 3 (3.95%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.95%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 16 (21.05%) VMware
2 10 (13.16%) HP
3 8 (10.53%) Citrix
3 8 (10.53%) Cisco
4 7 (9.21%) ServiceNow
5 5 (6.58%) Lotus
6 3 (3.95%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.95%) CommVault
6 3 (3.95%) Informatica
6 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.63%) Veeam
7 2 (2.63%) IBM
7 2 (2.63%) CA
8 1 (1.32%) Remedy
8 1 (1.32%) Sophos
8 1 (1.32%) SAP
8 1 (1.32%) Adobe
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) Intel
8 1 (1.32%) Apple
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