Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 12 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 65 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.15% 12.85% 14.76%
As % of the Vendors category 30.21% 28.38% 34.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 58
Kent median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £148 £201 £185
90th Percentile £568 £498 £925
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Kent median hourly rate £11.50 £13.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% -40.23% +35.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £21.01
90th Percentile £12.25 £13.00 £50.35
South East median hourly rate £13.79 £15.29 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.81% +1.90% -5.57%

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 192 229 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 43.54% 45.26% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 160 140
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £163 £260 £174
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 6
Kent median hourly rate £30.00 £25.69 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.78% +22.83% +30.72%
10th Percentile £11.77 £13.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £39.50 £79.75 £39.63
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.43 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.32% +8.92% -11.11%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +8 7 £400 +14.29% 8
Dartford +1 5 £269 -36.76% 10
West Malling -5 4 £375 +9.49% 6
Tunbridge Wells -6 4 £325 -7.14% 4
Rochester - 3 £548 - 4
Sevenoaks +1 2 - - 2
Tonbridge - 1 £275 -
Chatham - 1 £400 - 6
Folkestone - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
3 20 (34.48%) Windows 10
4 15 (25.86%) Office 365
5 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
6 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.41%) VMware
6 13 (22.41%) Windows Server
7 12 (20.69%) C#
8 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
8 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
8 11 (18.97%) Finance
8 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (17.24%) .NET
9 10 (17.24%) SQL
9 10 (17.24%) Citrix
10 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
10 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
10 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (13.79%) Fat Client
11 8 (13.79%) SCCM
11 8 (13.79%) Thin Client
11 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
11 8 (13.79%) LAN
11 8 (13.79%) DNS
12 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (12.07%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (10.34%) Skype

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 (18.97%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (10.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) Office 365
2 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) DNS
1 8 (13.79%) LAN
2 6 (10.34%) Skype
2 6 (10.34%) WAN
3 5 (8.62%) DHCP
3 5 (8.62%) Firewall
3 5 (8.62%) NAS
3 5 (8.62%) VPN
4 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) Internet
5 3 (5.17%) SAN
5 3 (5.17%) Wireless
6 2 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.45%) HTTP
6 2 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.45%) VLAN
6 2 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.17%) OLAP
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle OLAP
3 3 (5.17%) Power BI
3 3 (5.17%) PowerPivot
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.17%) Star Schema
4 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) SSDT
5 1 (1.72%) Big Data
5 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (1.72%) Lumira
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Selenium
1 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
3 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.72%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.72%) MSI
4 1 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.72%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Advertising
3 2 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Developer
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.34%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
6 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Citrix Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 2 (3.45%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (8.62%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (6.90%) CSS
4 4 (6.90%) HTML
4 4 (6.90%) HTML5
4 4 (6.90%) JSON
4 4 (6.90%) REST
5 3 (5.17%) .NET Core
5 3 (5.17%) Angular 2
6 2 (3.45%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.45%) LESS
6 2 (3.45%) Middleware
6 2 (3.45%) Web Services
7 1 (1.72%) CSS3
7 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.72%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Fat Client
1 8 (13.79%) Thin Client
2 7 (12.07%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.17%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (5.17%) iPad
3 3 (5.17%) iPhone
3 3 (5.17%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows 10
3 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.72%) Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (10.34%) ITIL
3 6 (10.34%) Migration
3 6 (10.34%) TDD
4 5 (8.62%) ETL
4 5 (8.62%) MVC
5 4 (6.90%) Analytics
5 4 (6.90%) BDD
5 4 (6.90%) Scrum
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Business Analytics
6 3 (5.17%) Coaching
6 3 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (5.17%) DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) ETL Development
6 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.17%) Security Patching
6 3 (5.17%) SOLID
6 3 (5.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) C#
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.34%) T-SQL
5 5 (8.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.17%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) Java
7 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.72%) VB
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) MCP
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.45%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.34%) XenApp
4 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.45%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.45%) NFS
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) WSUS
3 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.45%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) VMware
2 10 (17.24%) Citrix
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco
3 6 (10.34%) HP
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 3 (5.17%) Remedy
4 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.17%) Veeam
4 3 (5.17%) Wyse
5 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 2 (3.45%) Dell
5 2 (3.45%) IPFX
5 2 (3.45%) NetApp
5 2 (3.45%) Palo Alto
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
5 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.45%) SonicWALL
5 2 (3.45%) Sony
5 2 (3.45%) Splunk
5 2 (3.45%) Symantec