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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 31 24 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.37% 4.17% 3.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.07% 18.18% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 9
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£305 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £304 £289
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
- -23.91%
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
56 44 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.97% 22.92% 28.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 27 39
Average daily rate £440 £336 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.85% +22.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £28.81 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 - £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.33 - £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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
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 6 March 2015. 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
Maidstone - 3 £305 -
Rochester - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Whitstable - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - - 1
Faversham - - - -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 14 (77.78%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) MCSE
2 13 (72.22%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) ITIL
5 8 (44.44%) Windows
6 7 (38.89%) VPN
6 7 (38.89%) System Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco
7 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 5 (27.78%) CCNA
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (27.78%) MS Office
8 5 (27.78%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
10 3 (16.67%) Citrix
10 3 (16.67%) MCSA
10 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 3 (16.67%) Foglight
10 3 (16.67%) Change Management
10 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (16.67%) MCITP
10 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
11 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 2 (11.11%) vSphere
11 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) LAN
2 13 (72.22%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 2 (11.11%) SAN
5 2 (11.11%) MPLS
5 2 (11.11%) OSPF
5 2 (11.11%) BGP
5 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
5 2 (11.11%) VoIP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Change Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 7 (38.89%) System Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.56%) BCP
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) MCSE
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) MCSA
3 3 (16.67%) MCITP
4 2 (11.11%) CCNP
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) CITP
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
2 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Foglight
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) FrontRange