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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.58% 4.21% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.42% 25.00% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
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£225 £275 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +120.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.42 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.40%
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
53 48 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.32% 16.84% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 29
Average daily rate £350 £285 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £35.05 £10.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.80% -67.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 3 £350 +27.27%
Whitstable - 3 £150 -
Dover - 2 - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 10 (47.62%) MCSE
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
5 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 8 (38.10%) MS Office
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco
7 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (28.57%) CCNA
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) XenApp
7 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 6 (28.57%) vSphere
7 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (28.57%) ServiceNow
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (23.81%) Firewall
8 5 (23.81%) SLA
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) MCP
9 4 (19.05%) CCNP
9 4 (19.05%) Change Management
9 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (19.05%) BGP
9 4 (19.05%) Blackberry

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 6 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) LAN
1 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 5 (23.81%) Firewall
3 4 (19.05%) BGP
3 4 (19.05%) MPLS
3 4 (19.05%) OSPF
3 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
1 8 (38.10%) Support Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (19.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Supervisor
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Security
3 2 (9.52%) Network Management
3 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) MCSE
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) MCP
3 4 (19.05%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (9.52%) MCITP
5 1 (4.76%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.76%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) XenApp
2 6 (28.57%) vSphere
3 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) ServiceNow
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) HP
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