Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 6 16
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 66 76 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 12.84% 15.20% 12.01%
As % of the Vendors category 29.46% 36.02% 31.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 61 52
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.19% +7.87%
10th Percentile £300 £185 £213
90th Percentile £475 £925 £499
South East median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.21% +5.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Kent median hourly rate £13.00 £21.75 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.23% +32.82% -10.27%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 224 211 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 43.58% 42.20% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 140 149
Kent median daily rate £350 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% - -3.57%
10th Percentile £263 £168 £200
90th Percentile £538 £475 £490
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £17.64 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.63% +12.00% -32.26%
10th Percentile £19.35 £10.98 £10.95
90th Percentile £88.22 £32.48 £24.40
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.26% -14.32% +17.61%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 14 £350 +84.21% 3
West Malling -6 3 £396 +5.67% 1
Stansted 0 2 £331 +1.92%
Dartford -2 2 £500 +233.33% 2
Dover - 2 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells +4 1 £550 +69.23%
Canterbury -2 1 £425 - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 44 (66.67%) .NET
2 40 (60.61%) C#
3 37 (56.06%) SQL Server
4 36 (54.55%) MVC
5 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (43.94%) Scrum
7 28 (42.42%) ASP.NET
7 28 (42.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 26 (39.39%) TDD
10 23 (34.85%) CSS
10 23 (34.85%) HTML
10 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
11 22 (33.33%) Oracle
11 22 (33.33%) Web Services
11 22 (33.33%) Web Development
12 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (31.82%) N-Tier
13 20 (30.30%) Refactoring
14 16 (24.24%) WCF
15 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
16 14 (21.21%) Change Control
16 14 (21.21%) Windows
17 12 (18.18%) SQL
17 12 (18.18%) AngularJS
17 12 (18.18%) Entity Framework
17 12 (18.18%) .NET Framework
18 10 (15.15%) Visual Studio
19 8 (12.12%) CSS3
19 8 (12.12%) HTML5

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 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) CMS
2 3 (4.55%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.52%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) IaaS
3 1 (1.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) DHCP
1 3 (4.55%) DNS
1 3 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (1.52%) AMQP
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
3 1 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) LAN
3 1 (1.52%) SMTP
3 1 (1.52%) SSL
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (56.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Power BI
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) QlikView
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Visual Studio
2 4 (6.06%) Fiddler
2 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.06%) NUnit
3 3 (4.55%) Firebug
3 3 (4.55%) JIRA
3 3 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) Moq
4 1 (1.52%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.52%) Selenium
4 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 40 (60.61%) Developer
2 36 (54.55%) .NET Developer
3 10 (15.15%) Full Stack Developer
4 9 (13.64%) .NET Web Developer
4 9 (13.64%) C# Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Full Stack Web Developer
4 9 (13.64%) Web Developer
5 8 (12.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco Field Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (66.67%) .NET
2 28 (42.42%) ASP.NET
2 28 (42.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 27 (40.91%) ASP.NET MVC
4 23 (34.85%) CSS
4 23 (34.85%) HTML
5 22 (33.33%) Web Services
6 16 (24.24%) WCF
7 12 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 12 (18.18%) AngularJS
7 12 (18.18%) Entity Framework
8 8 (12.12%) ADO.NET
8 8 (12.12%) CSS3
8 8 (12.12%) HTML5
9 6 (9.09%) jQuery
10 5 (7.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
11 3 (4.55%) REST
11 3 (4.55%) SOAP
12 2 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.82%) N-Tier
2 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.06%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) Handset
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
5 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (54.55%) MVC
2 33 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (43.94%) Scrum
4 26 (39.39%) TDD
5 22 (33.33%) Web Development
6 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (30.30%) Refactoring
8 14 (21.21%) Change Control
9 7 (10.61%) OOP
10 5 (7.58%) Migration
11 4 (6.06%) Data Protection
11 4 (6.06%) OOD
11 4 (6.06%) Web Application Development
12 3 (4.55%) Front End Development
12 3 (4.55%) ITIL
12 3 (4.55%) Microservices
12 3 (4.55%) Modular Programming
12 3 (4.55%) OO
12 3 (4.55%) PRINCE
12 3 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 40 (60.61%) C#
2 23 (34.85%) JavaScript
3 12 (18.18%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) C
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.55%) CCNA
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) MCITP
3 2 (3.03%) MCP
3 2 (3.03%) MCSA
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (1.52%) ISEB
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (7.58%) Cisco
2 5 (7.58%) VMware
3 3 (4.55%) HP
3 3 (4.55%) Sitecore
4 2 (3.03%) LANDesk
4 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.52%) Citrix
5 1 (1.52%) FactSet
5 1 (1.52%) Meraki
5 1 (1.52%) Polycom
5 1 (1.52%) Sophos