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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 23 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.24% 8.75% 18.48%
As % of the Vendors category 29.27% 17.42% 35.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £147 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £9.00 £15.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +30.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
123 132 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 41.84% 50.19% 52.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 80 86
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 13
Average hourly rate £9.00 £47.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.85% +193.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 - 3 £350 - 2
Canterbury - 1 £270 -
Chatham - 1 £600 - 3
Cranbrook - 1 £110 -
Maidstone - 1 £400 - 2
Rochester - 1 - - 1
Sevenoaks - 1 £225 - 3
Tonbridge - 1 £475 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 32 (50.79%) .NET
2 24 (38.10%) C#
3 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (33.33%) HTML
5 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
5 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET
6 18 (28.57%) Finance
6 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 18 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
8 14 (22.22%) CSS
8 14 (22.22%) Windows
8 14 (22.22%) SQL
8 14 (22.22%) TDD
8 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (20.63%) Scrum
9 13 (20.63%) Visual Studio
9 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
10 12 (19.05%) OO
10 12 (19.05%) MS Office
11 11 (17.46%) HTML5
11 11 (17.46%) CSS3
12 10 (15.87%) VMware
13 9 (14.29%) jQuery
14 8 (12.70%) KnockoutJS
14 8 (12.70%) MVC
14 8 (12.70%) Classic ASP
14 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
15 6 (9.52%) Citrix
15 6 (9.52%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) CMS
3 3 (4.76%) Umbraco
3 3 (4.76%) Lync
3 3 (4.76%) SAS
4 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.17%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.59%) ArcIMS
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.05%) MS Office
3 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) PPP
1 3 (4.76%) VPN
1 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (3.17%) SAN
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.59%) VLAN
3 1 (1.59%) DNS
3 1 (1.59%) SNMP
3 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) WAN
3 1 (1.59%) DHCP
3 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.35%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.35%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.76%) Base SAS
5 2 (3.17%) MS Access
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Visual Studio
2 5 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) NCover
3 1 (1.59%) Moq
3 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.59%) NUnit
3 1 (1.59%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.59%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Marketing
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (41.27%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) .NET Developer
3 18 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 18 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
5 5 (7.94%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (7.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (6.35%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (4.76%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.17%) SAS Data Analyst
8 2 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) SCCM Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Server Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) SAS Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (50.79%) .NET
2 21 (33.33%) HTML
3 20 (31.75%) ASP.NET
4 18 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 14 (22.22%) CSS
5 14 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (17.46%) HTML5
6 11 (17.46%) CSS3
7 9 (14.29%) jQuery
8 8 (12.70%) Classic ASP
8 8 (12.70%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
12 2 (3.17%) Castle Windsor
12 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 2 (3.17%) Razor View Engine
13 1 (1.59%) MDX
13 1 (1.59%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) GIS
3 1 (1.59%) Replication
3 1 (1.59%) Tandem
3 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.59%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) FreeBSD
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.22%) TDD
3 13 (20.63%) Scrum
4 12 (19.05%) OO
5 8 (12.70%) MVC
6 6 (9.52%) Migration
7 5 (7.94%) Web Development
8 4 (6.35%) BDD
9 3 (4.76%) Analytics
9 3 (4.76%) Campaign Management
9 3 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.76%) Data Management
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) Project Management
9 3 (4.76%) Visual Analytics
9 3 (4.76%) SDLC
10 2 (3.17%) Dashboard Development
10 2 (3.17%) OOP
10 2 (3.17%) OOD
10 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) C#
2 18 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 14 (22.22%) SQL
4 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.76%) VBScript
5 3 (4.76%) VB
5 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.59%) Python
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) MCSE
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.59%) MCITP
2 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (1.59%) MCSA
2 1 (1.59%) CCNA
2 1 (1.59%) ISEB
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.94%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) XenApp
4 3 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) WSUS
3 1 (1.59%) WMI
3 1 (1.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) VMware
2 6 (9.52%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco
4 1 (1.59%) HP
4 1 (1.59%) Dell
4 1 (1.59%) Juniper
4 1 (1.59%) CommVault
4 1 (1.59%) i2
4 1 (1.59%) Remedy
4 1 (1.59%) ESRI
4 1 (1.59%) GFI Software
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