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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 46 45 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.28% 16.30% 15.64%
As % of the Vendors category 37.10% 30.20% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 14
Average daily rate £340 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £135 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Average hourly rate £10.73 £9.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.22% -41.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £10.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
124 149 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 41.20% 53.99% 35.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 95 35
Average daily rate £338 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Average hourly rate £11.46 £11.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.91 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 0 7 £380 +16.92% 2
Tonbridge - 4 £425 - 2
Tunbridge Wells -5 3 £400 - 3
Chatham - 2 £150 - 2
Rochester - 2 - - 1
Maidstone -13 1 £375 +57.89% 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £415 - 3
Folkestone - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 34 (45.33%) .NET
2 25 (33.33%) C#
2 25 (33.33%) Finance
3 21 (28.00%) MVC
3 21 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 20 (26.67%) Windows
4 20 (26.67%) SQL
4 20 (26.67%) ASP.NET
5 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
5 19 (25.33%) HTML
5 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
5 19 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
7 17 (22.67%) CSS
8 15 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (18.67%) CSS3
9 14 (18.67%) jQuery
9 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
10 13 (17.33%) SOLID
10 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (16.00%) TDD
11 12 (16.00%) BDD
11 12 (16.00%) SDLC
12 11 (14.67%) HTML5
12 11 (14.67%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
13 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (13.33%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Skype for Business
3 5 (6.67%) IIS
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.67%) CMS
6 2 (2.67%) Drupal
6 2 (2.67%) WordPress
7 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.33%) Joomla!
7 1 (1.33%) Node.js
7 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (4.00%) Magento
3 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.67%) Office 365
1 2 (2.67%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) DHCP
1 5 (6.67%) DNS
1 5 (6.67%) LDAP
2 3 (4.00%) Firewall
2 3 (4.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.67%) HTTP
3 2 (2.67%) Skype
3 2 (2.67%) SMTP
3 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.67%) VLAN
3 2 (2.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (14.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (2.67%) Big Data
10 2 (2.67%) MySQL
11 1 (1.33%) Data Mart
11 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.33%) DTS
11 1 (1.33%) MS Access
11 1 (1.33%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.67%) ERwin
3 2 (2.67%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (2.67%) Rational Rose
3 2 (2.67%) Subversion
3 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.33%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.33%) Selenium
4 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Advertising
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Local Government
4 2 (2.67%) Automotive
4 2 (2.67%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.33%) Electronics
5 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Developer
2 20 (26.67%) .NET Developer
3 17 (22.67%) C# Developer
4 16 (21.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 16 (21.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 14 (18.67%) SQL Developer
6 13 (17.33%) Analyst
7 10 (13.33%) Senior .NET Developer
7 10 (13.33%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 10 (13.33%) Senior C# Developer
7 10 (13.33%) Senior Developer
7 10 (13.33%) SQL Server Developer
8 9 (12.00%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (9.33%) Senior JavaScript Developer
10 6 (8.00%) Consultant
11 5 (6.67%) Service Analyst
11 5 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
12 4 (5.33%) Lead Developer
12 4 (5.33%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (5.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) .NET
2 20 (26.67%) ASP.NET
3 19 (25.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 19 (25.33%) HTML
4 17 (22.67%) CSS
5 14 (18.67%) AngularJS
5 14 (18.67%) CSS3
5 14 (18.67%) jQuery
6 11 (14.67%) HTML5
6 11 (14.67%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (10.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (6.67%) RESTful
9 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (5.33%) SignalR
10 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
10 3 (4.00%) XML
11 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
11 2 (2.67%) LAMP
11 2 (2.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.67%) Grid Computing
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.67%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) Data Conversion
4 1 (1.33%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Windows
2 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.67%) Unix
6 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.33%) Linux
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.33%) Solaris
7 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) MVC
2 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (17.33%) SOLID
3 12 (16.00%) BDD
3 12 (16.00%) SDLC
3 12 (16.00%) TDD
4 7 (9.33%) OO
5 6 (8.00%) Project Management
6 5 (6.67%) Migration
6 5 (6.67%) Scrum
6 5 (6.67%) SOA
7 4 (5.33%) ETL
7 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.33%) UML
8 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (4.00%) ITIL
8 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.33%) C#
2 20 (26.67%) SQL
3 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (9.33%) T-SQL
6 6 (8.00%) Perl
6 6 (8.00%) VB
7 3 (4.00%) PHP
7 3 (4.00%) VBScript
8 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.33%) Java
9 1 (1.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.00%) ISEB
3 2 (2.67%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.00%) XenServer
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) SCCM
2 7 (9.33%) SCOM
3 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.67%) WSUS
4 2 (2.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 8 (10.67%) VMware
2 6 (8.00%) Citrix
3 3 (4.00%) Dell
3 3 (4.00%) HP
3 3 (4.00%) IBM
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle
3 3 (4.00%) Sybase
4 2 (2.67%) Apple
4 2 (2.67%) Bomgar
4 2 (2.67%) Informatica
4 2 (2.67%) Mitel
4 2 (2.67%) PayPal
5 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.33%) Casewise
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) Twitter
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