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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.23% 3.46% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.50% 11.11% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 6
Average daily rate £350 £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £305 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -11.42%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
40 108 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.43% 31.12% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 36
Average daily rate £406 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.08% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £240 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £326 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £10.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
Microsoft Certification
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 1 £190 - 4
Maidstone - - - -
Rochester - - - - 1
Sandwich - - - -
Tonbridge - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
West Malling - - - - 1
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) C#
5 6 (42.86%) .NET
5 6 (42.86%) MCSE
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
7 4 (28.57%) SAN
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle
7 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (21.43%) MCITP
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (21.43%) MDX
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) Apache
1 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
1 4 (28.57%) DHCP
1 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Report Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Navision Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Citrix Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (21.43%) MDX
2 3 (21.43%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Debian
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) ETL
2 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C#
3 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) VB.NET
5 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) MCITP
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (21.43%) VCAP
2 3 (21.43%) VCDX
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) RHCE
3 1 (7.14%) CCIA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Xen
4 1 (7.14%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) CommVault
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
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