The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 22 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.55% 3.35% 2.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.22% 17.02% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£305 £300 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +69.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -19.31%
Microsoft Certification
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 47 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.73% 19.67% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 40
Average daily rate £425 £335 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +22.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £130 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £23.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +78.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Microsoft Certification Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 3 £305 - 1
Sittingbourne - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Whitstable - - - - 1
Dartford - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 15 (57.69%) MCSE
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) LAN
2 14 (53.85%) WAN
3 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 13 (50.00%) ITIL
4 10 (38.46%) Cisco
4 10 (38.46%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) MS Office
6 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
6 7 (26.92%) VPN
6 7 (26.92%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) System Testing
7 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
7 6 (23.08%) Change Management
8 5 (19.23%) Finance
8 5 (19.23%) MCP
8 5 (19.23%) CCNA
8 5 (19.23%) Citrix
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
8 5 (19.23%) IP Telephony
9 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (15.38%) XenApp
9 4 (15.38%) vSphere
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (11.54%) Blackberry

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2000
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) LAN
1 14 (53.85%) WAN
2 10 (38.46%) Firewall
3 7 (26.92%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) IP Telephony
5 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
5 2 (7.69%) SAN
5 2 (7.69%) MPLS
5 2 (7.69%) OSPF
5 2 (7.69%) BGP
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Automotive
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Support Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) IT Support
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Deskside Support
8 1 (3.85%) Deskside Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Service Management Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) DTV
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Change Management
2 6 (23.08%) System Testing
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Management
4 2 (7.69%) Data Security
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) MCSE
2 5 (19.23%) MCP
2 5 (19.23%) CCNA
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.54%) MCITP
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) ECDL
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CITP
5 1 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) XenApp
2 4 (15.38%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Foglight
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Cisco
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
5 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) CommVault
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) FrontRange
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus
7 1 (3.85%) SAP
7 1 (3.85%) HP
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