Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 11 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 67 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.71% 12.48% 14.58%
As % of the Vendors category 27.84% 25.48% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 82
Kent median daily rate £339 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £146 £165 £185
90th Percentile £514 £554 £570
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Kent median hourly rate £13.68 £17.76 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.97% -18.34% +35.94%
10th Percentile £11.18 £9.56 £21.01
90th Percentile £16.24 £24.11 £50.35
South East median hourly rate £14.05 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.10% -3.33% -4.76%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Kent.

All Vendors
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 194 263 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 45.65% 48.98% 44.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 178 211
Kent median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% +4.64% +6.06%
10th Percentile £162 £205 £193
90th Percentile £618 £566 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 4
Kent median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +5.36% +33.59%
10th Percentile £11.09 £11.00 £20.60
90th Percentile £44.05 £55.33 £46.78
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.44% -0.29%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Kent over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Kent

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +5 9 £295 +2.61% 7
Dartford 0 6 £288 -32.35% 3
Tunbridge Wells -1 4 £263 -25.00% 6
Rochester - 4 £535 - 1
West Malling +7 2 £263 - 4
Sevenoaks +1 2 - -
Canterbury 0 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £400 - 2
Tonbridge - 1 £275 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 15 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 14 (25.93%) Office 365
6 13 (24.07%) SQL
6 13 (24.07%) VMware
7 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
8 11 (20.37%) Citrix
8 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
8 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
9 10 (18.52%) C#
10 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (14.81%) DNS
11 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 7 (12.96%) Advertising
12 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
12 7 (12.96%) LAN
12 7 (12.96%) ITIL
12 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
12 7 (12.96%) SCCM
12 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (12.96%) XenApp
13 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (20.37%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (12.96%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.85%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.93%) Office 365
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.85%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) DNS
2 7 (12.96%) LAN
3 6 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (11.11%) Firewall
3 6 (11.11%) Skype
3 6 (11.11%) VPN
4 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.26%) WAN
5 4 (7.41%) NAS
6 3 (5.56%) SAN
7 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.70%) Internet
7 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.70%) VLAN
7 2 (3.70%) Wireless
7 2 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.56%) OLAP
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (5.56%) Power BI
4 3 (5.56%) PowerPivot
4 3 (5.56%) SSDT
4 3 (5.56%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.85%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.85%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.70%) TestComplete
3 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) MSI
4 1 (1.85%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.96%) Advertising
2 6 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Back Office
3 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) .NET Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Citrix Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (5.56%) Database Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 4 (7.41%) HTML
3 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (5.56%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) CSS3
3 3 (5.56%) HTML5
3 3 (5.56%) REST
4 2 (3.70%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.70%) WCF
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) WinForms
5 1 (1.85%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) SOAP
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.85%) WF
5 1 (1.85%) WPF
5 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 6 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 18 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 11 (20.37%) Windows 7
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (12.96%) ITIL
4 6 (11.11%) DevOps
4 6 (11.11%) ETL
4 6 (11.11%) Migration
5 5 (9.26%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.26%) Scrum
6 4 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (7.41%) User Stories
7 3 (5.56%) Analytics
7 3 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
7 3 (5.56%) Business Analytics
7 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.56%) Coaching
7 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (5.56%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (5.56%) ETL Development
7 3 (5.56%) Security Patching
7 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) PowerShell
3 10 (18.52%) C#
4 7 (12.96%) T-SQL
5 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 3 (5.56%) VB
7 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) C++
8 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) MCP
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (3.70%) MCITP
4 2 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) GDPR
2 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) XenApp
4 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.70%) NFS
6 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.85%) Docker
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) WSUS
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.70%) Nessus
4 2 (3.70%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) Puppet
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) VMware
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 5 (9.26%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Remedy
5 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 3 (5.56%) Veeam
5 3 (5.56%) Wyse
6 2 (3.70%) Ivanti
6 2 (3.70%) NetApp
6 2 (3.70%) Shavlik
6 2 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 2 (3.70%) Splunk
7 1 (1.85%) Apple
7 1 (1.85%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec
7 1 (1.85%) Twitter
7 1 (1.85%) UiPath