The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Kent region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 37 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.87% 5.11% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.05% 28.00% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £281 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.80 £17.23 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-8.25% +6.00%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
42 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.05% 18.25% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 23
Average daily rate £350 £285 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
Microsoft Certification
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2014. 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
Tunbridge Wells -6 4 £350 +17.64% 2
Whitstable - 2 £150 -
West Malling - - - - 1
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (61.54%) MCSE
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) CCNA
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
5 5 (38.46%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) XenApp
6 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (30.77%) vSphere
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 4 (30.77%) CCNP
6 4 (30.77%) MPLS
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) SLA

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) MPLS
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Microsoft Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Supervisor
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) SLA Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Citrix Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Navision Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
1 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) MCSE
2 7 (53.85%) CCNA
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
5 1 (7.69%) CCIA
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) XenApp
2 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Xen
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (7.69%) Apple