Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certification
South East > Kent
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 43 53
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.75% 2.25% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 11.58% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.68% +19.23%
South East median daily rate £328 £343 £363
% change year-on-year -4.38% -5.52% +12.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £20.83 -
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £22.24 £19.25
% change year-on-year -16.82% +15.53% +13.24%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 72 95 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.48% 19.47% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 41
Kent median daily rate £350 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.79% -4.06% +14.29%
10th Percentile £129 £163 £225
90th Percentile £526 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -2.94% -42.42%
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -9.64% -10.03% +81.76%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Certification in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Kent over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Certification in Kent

Microsoft Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Certification 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -11 1 - -
Dartford - 1 £500 -
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) SOLID
4 1 (25.00%) IaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) REST
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
1 1 (25.00%) WCF
1 1 (25.00%) WF
1 1 (25.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Server Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 2 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (50.00%) VMware