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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 39 34 27
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.74% 2.95% 3.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 17.39% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £313 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +1.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.97% +5.13%
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
69 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.97% 16.97% 19.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 26 28
Average daily rate £378 £413 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £170.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+325.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
West Malling - 1 £380 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) WCF
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
4 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 1 (11.11%) SOLID
4 1 (11.11%) RESTful
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (11.11%) HTML5
4 1 (11.11%) REST
4 1 (11.11%) CSS3
4 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Developer
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Developer
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Development Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) CSS3
1 1 (11.11%) Ember.js
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (11.11%) REST
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
1 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 1 (11.11%) MVC
1 1 (11.11%) Scrum
1 1 (11.11%) SOA
1 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
1 1 (11.11%) SOLID
1 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Bloomberg