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 27 September 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.82% 1.77% 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 15.63% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £130 £406 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.00% +59.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
+23.52% +0.95%
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
47 32 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 19.34% 11.31% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 32
Median daily rate £330 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (20.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) Nessus
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
1 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) 3G
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) HNC
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Nessus
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase
2 1 (20.00%) VMware