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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 23 52 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.55% 18.77% 21.12%
As % of the Vendors category 17.29% 35.86% 43.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 27
Average daily rate
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£318 £323 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £195 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £463 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.50 £10.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +11.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.60 £11.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
133 145 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 49.44% 52.35% 48.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 85 60
Average daily rate £350 £375 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £152 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £509 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 17
Average hourly rate £47.00 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.75% -1.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 28 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 28 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
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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% 1
Whitstable - 2 £150 - 1
Dover +1 1 - -
Folkestone - - - -
Gravesend - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 5
Sittingbourne - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 3
Canterbury - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 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 23 (47.92%) MS Excel
2 20 (41.67%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
4 16 (33.33%) MS Office
5 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
6 12 (25.00%) Finance
7 10 (20.83%) C#
7 10 (20.83%) .NET
8 9 (18.75%) ITIL
8 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
9 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (14.58%) HTML
10 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
10 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
10 7 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
10 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
11 6 (12.50%) TDD
11 6 (12.50%) SQL
11 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.50%) Scrum
12 5 (10.42%) MVC
12 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
12 5 (10.42%) jQuery
13 4 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
13 4 (8.33%) ServiceNow
13 4 (8.33%) Service Management
13 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
13 4 (8.33%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.17%) CMS
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (47.92%) MS Excel
2 16 (33.33%) MS Office
3 7 (14.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (6.25%) MS Project
6 1 (2.08%) SPSS
6 1 (2.08%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) WAN
2 3 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
2 3 (6.25%) Intranet
3 2 (4.17%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) DHCP
3 2 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.08%) StreamInsight
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.08%) Fiddler
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Advertising
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Analyst
2 12 (25.00%) Developer
3 8 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 7 (14.58%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Support
7 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Project Leader
9 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) .NET
2 7 (14.58%) ASP.NET
2 7 (14.58%) HTML
3 5 (10.42%) jQuery
4 4 (8.33%) CSS
5 3 (6.25%) Classic ASP
5 3 (6.25%) WCF
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (4.17%) HTML5
6 2 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
6 2 (4.17%) RESTful
6 2 (4.17%) Web Services
6 2 (4.17%) Middleware
7 1 (2.08%) Ajax
7 1 (2.08%) XML
7 1 (2.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) NHS
1 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.25%) Social Network
2 1 (2.08%) FMCG
2 1 (2.08%) iSeries
2 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.08%) Statistics
2 1 (2.08%) CMDB
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.08%) zOS
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) Linux
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Scrum
2 6 (12.50%) TDD
3 5 (10.42%) MVC
3 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.33%) Service Management
5 3 (6.25%) SOA
5 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.17%) Kanban
6 2 (4.17%) Validation
6 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) ERP
7 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C#
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) SQL
4 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.25%) MCP
2 3 (6.25%) MCSE
2 3 (6.25%) CCNA
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) NVQ Level 3
3 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
2 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) SAP
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe
4 1 (2.08%) EMC
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix
4 1 (2.08%) Avaya
4 1 (2.08%) Apple
4 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.08%) Remedy
Kent
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £8 - £8.50 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Kent
DP Connect
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago