Period
to 24 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Malling 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 24 February 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
Kent > West Malling
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Malling 32.26% 46.15% 47.37%
As % of the Vendors category 62.50% 66.67% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
West Malling median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £341 £363 £213
90th Percentile £464 £388 £475
Kent median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Malling median hourly rate - - -
Kent median hourly rate £10.38 - £15.75

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 West Malling.

All Vendors
West Malling
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 16 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Malling 51.61% 69.23% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 10
West Malling median daily rate £438 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +17.24% +3.57%
10th Percentile £338 £373 £213
90th Percentile £501 £438 £475
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year - +2.19% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Malling median hourly rate - - -
Kent median hourly rate £19.10 £12.00 £14.13
% change year-on-year +59.13% -15.04% -29.38%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Malling

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in West Malling

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Malling

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in West Malling

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Malling

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Malling over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in West Malling

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Malling

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in West Malling

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 West Malling region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (40.00%) C#
3 4 (40.00%) Microservices
4 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (20.00%) Ivanti
5 2 (20.00%) Nessus
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (20.00%) OOP
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) MCSA
5 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Malling 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) npm
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Appium
2 1 (10.00%) Bower
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (10.00%) NuGet
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Architect
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Microservices
3 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Acceptance Criteria
4 2 (20.00%) OOP
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) MVC
5 1 (10.00%) OO
5 1 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Test Management
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) UML
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C#
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCITP
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Nessus
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Ivanti
2 2 (20.00%) Shavlik
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle