Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 11 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 79 77 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 17.14% 14.29% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 35.91% 29.06% 34.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 53 97
Kent median daily rate £350 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £475 £502 £510
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
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 £15.00 £14.20 £15.25
% change year-on-year +5.63% -6.89% -3.17%

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 220 265 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 47.72% 49.17% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 184 230
Kent median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £200 £202 £182
90th Percentile £671 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Kent median hourly rate £17.50 £22.52 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.29% +3.54% +35.94%
10th Percentile £13.32 £10.75 £21.01
90th Percentile £45.60 £28.65 £50.35
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% -

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 0 9 £400 +100.00% 4
Dartford -1 8 £388 -8.82% 12
Tunbridge Wells +2 5 £263 -25.00% 1
Rochester - 4 £535 - 1
West Malling +4 3 £375 - 9
Folkestone +5 1 £138 - 5
Canterbury -3 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £400 -
Aylesford - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 50 (63.29%) Windows
2 38 (48.10%) Windows Server
3 36 (45.57%) Active Directory
4 32 (40.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (39.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (37.97%) MCSE
7 29 (36.71%) VMware
8 28 (35.44%) SolarWinds
9 27 (34.18%) MCSA
9 27 (34.18%) MCP
10 26 (32.91%) MCITP
10 26 (32.91%) Ivanti
10 26 (32.91%) Shavlik
10 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (27.85%) PowerShell
12 20 (25.32%) C#
13 19 (24.05%) Nessus
14 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
15 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (20.25%) Shell Script
16 16 (20.25%) .NET
17 15 (18.99%) Windows 10
18 14 (17.72%) SQL
19 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
19 13 (16.46%) Office 365
20 12 (15.19%) HTML
21 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
21 11 (13.92%) CSS
22 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio

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 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.86%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.53%) CMS
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.27%) Confluence
5 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.27%) IIS
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.80%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.27%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (16.46%) Office 365
3 3 (3.80%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.80%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.27%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.27%) IaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.27%) PaaS
5 1 (1.27%) SaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) Skype
2 3 (3.80%) AMQP
2 3 (3.80%) DNS
2 3 (3.80%) Firewall
2 3 (3.80%) HTTP
2 3 (3.80%) Internet
2 3 (3.80%) LAN
2 3 (3.80%) SMTP
2 3 (3.80%) SSL
2 3 (3.80%) WAN
3 2 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.53%) SAN
3 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.53%) VPN
3 2 (2.53%) WLAN
4 1 (1.27%) DHCP
4 1 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.27%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.27%) NAS
4 1 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.06%) Power BI
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (5.06%) SSDT
5 3 (3.80%) Big Data
5 3 (3.80%) OLAP
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle OLAP
5 3 (3.80%) PowerPivot
5 3 (3.80%) Star Schema
6 2 (2.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.27%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.27%) HDInsight
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.80%) Fiddler
3 3 (3.80%) NUnit
3 3 (3.80%) ReSharper
3 3 (3.80%) Selenium
4 2 (2.53%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.53%) TestComplete
4 2 (2.53%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.27%) Moq
5 1 (1.27%) MSI
5 1 (1.27%) Subversion
5 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Windows Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) .NET Developer
4 9 (11.39%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (10.13%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 7 (8.86%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Architect
7 6 (7.59%) Desktop Support
7 6 (7.59%) SQL Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Azure Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Database Developer
9 4 (5.06%) SQL Database Developer
9 4 (5.06%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (3.80%) CRM Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) .NET
2 12 (15.19%) HTML
3 11 (13.92%) ASP.NET
3 11 (13.92%) CSS
4 8 (10.13%) CSS3
4 8 (10.13%) HTML5
5 7 (8.86%) REST
5 7 (8.86%) WCF
6 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (6.33%) AngularJS
7 5 (6.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (5.06%) JSON
8 4 (5.06%) SOAP
9 3 (3.80%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.80%) ADO.NET
9 3 (3.80%) EDI
9 3 (3.80%) jQuery
10 2 (2.53%) Ajax
10 2 (2.53%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
1 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.27%) iPad
3 1 (1.27%) iPhone
3 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.27%) PKI
3 1 (1.27%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 50 (63.29%) Windows
2 38 (48.10%) Windows Server
3 31 (39.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (18.99%) Windows 10
6 9 (11.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.39%) Migration
2 9 (11.39%) MVC
3 8 (10.13%) Data Modelling
4 7 (8.86%) Analytics
4 7 (8.86%) ETL
4 7 (8.86%) Server Patching
4 7 (8.86%) SOA
5 6 (7.59%) DevOps
5 6 (7.59%) Scrum
6 5 (6.33%) Microservices
6 5 (6.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.06%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.06%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.06%) User Stories
8 3 (3.80%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) PowerShell
2 20 (25.32%) C#
3 16 (20.25%) Shell Script
4 14 (17.72%) SQL
5 13 (16.46%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.66%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.59%) VB.NET
8 4 (5.06%) TypeScript
9 3 (3.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (3.80%) VB
10 1 (1.27%) C
10 1 (1.27%) C++
10 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (37.97%) MCSE
3 27 (34.18%) MCP
3 27 (34.18%) MCSA
4 26 (32.91%) MCITP
5 2 (2.53%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.53%) MCSM
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.27%) ISEB
6 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 36 (45.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) XenApp
3 4 (5.06%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.27%) Docker
5 1 (1.27%) NFS
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (24.05%) Nessus
2 6 (7.59%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.53%) WSUS
4 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.27%) Puppet
4 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (36.71%) VMware
2 28 (35.44%) SolarWinds
3 26 (32.91%) Ivanti
3 26 (32.91%) Shavlik
4 5 (6.33%) Citrix
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco
5 3 (3.80%) HP
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle
5 3 (3.80%) Wyse
6 2 (2.53%) Splunk
7 1 (1.27%) Apple
7 1 (1.27%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.27%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.27%) Draytek
7 1 (1.27%) Infragistics
7 1 (1.27%) Lotus
7 1 (1.27%) NetApp
7 1 (1.27%) Symantec
7 1 (1.27%) Twitter
7 1 (1.27%) Xamarin