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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.23% 2.45% 3.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 14.71% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Average daily rate
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£255 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% +45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.67 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+11.13% +7.14%
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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
36 34 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.75% 16.67% 27.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 42
Average daily rate £350 £425 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +49.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £595 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.62 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Firewall
3 8 (72.73%) MCSE
4 7 (63.64%) VPN
4 7 (63.64%) System Testing
5 6 (54.55%) ITIL
6 5 (45.45%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 4 (36.36%) Windows
8 3 (27.27%) MS Office
8 3 (27.27%) MCSA
8 3 (27.27%) VMware
9 2 (18.18%) Cisco
9 2 (18.18%) VoIP
9 2 (18.18%) SCCM
9 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
10 1 (9.09%) DFS Replication
10 1 (9.09%) vSphere
10 1 (9.09%) EqualLogic
10 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
10 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
10 1 (9.09%) SQL
10 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
10 1 (9.09%) Dell
10 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (90.91%) LAN
2 9 (81.82%) WAN
3 8 (72.73%) Firewall
4 7 (63.64%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) System Testing
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) MCSE
2 3 (27.27%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) DFS Replication
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) CommVault
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds