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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 34 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 3 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.04% 2.38% 3.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 14.58% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £120 £321 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.64% -8.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £18.25 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+47.94% +14.96%
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
67 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 23.26% 16.33% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 32
Median daily rate £405 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £268 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.83 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) AS400
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) ODBC
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP

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 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) AS400
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) Information Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) MCDST
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Sybase
2 1 (16.67%) VMware