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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.00% - 3.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% - 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Median daily rate £350 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.25%
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
35 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.02% 10.97% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 20
Median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -46.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (77.78%) MCSA
3 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 7 (77.78%) Nessus
3 7 (77.78%) MCITP
3 7 (77.78%) LANDesk
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Sybase
5 1 (11.11%) ODBC
5 1 (11.11%) Intranet
5 1 (11.11%) Internet
5 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
5 1 (11.11%) 3G
5 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 3G
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 9 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Systems Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) AS400
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) MCSE
2 8 (88.89%) MCP
3 7 (77.78%) MCITP
3 7 (77.78%) MCSA
4 1 (11.11%) HNC
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Nessus
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) LANDesk
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase