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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 39 39
Rank change year-on-year +16 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.31% 1.18% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.55% 5.26% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £235 £130 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.76% -49.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year -1.53% -4.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.52 £24.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -6.40% +31.83%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent.

Academic & Professional Certification
Kent
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 76 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.15% 22.42% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 22
Median daily rate £375 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -10.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -19.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dover - 8 - -
Maidstone -7 1 £145 -62.58%
Microsoft Certification
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 24 (72.73%) MCSA
2 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
3 21 (63.64%) MCSE
4 19 (57.58%) Windows
5 16 (48.48%) VMware
6 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 14 (42.42%) Change Management
8 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
9 12 (36.36%) High Availability
10 11 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (30.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (30.30%) NHS
11 10 (30.30%) ITIL
11 10 (30.30%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (21.21%) MCP
13 6 (18.18%) MCITP
13 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
14 5 (15.15%) Server Patching
14 5 (15.15%) LANDesk
14 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
14 5 (15.15%) Finance
14 5 (15.15%) Nessus
14 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
15 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
15 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (12.12%) Degree
15 4 (12.12%) IT Strategy

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) DHCP
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) IPv4
2 1 (3.03%) VLAN
2 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Architect
3 7 (21.21%) Server Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) Systems Architect
4 6 (18.18%) Active Directory Architect
5 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) Active Directory Technician
6 4 (12.12%) Server Technician
7 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Server Support
8 2 (6.06%) Server Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
1 1 (3.03%) HTML5
1 1 (3.03%) SOAP
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Change Management
2 12 (36.36%) High Availability
3 11 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 10 (30.30%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (15.15%) Server Patching
7 4 (12.12%) IT Strategy
7 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
7 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.03%) Logistics
8 1 (3.03%) MVC
8 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.03%) Social Engineering
8 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C#
1 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (72.73%) MCSA
2 21 (63.64%) MCSE
3 10 (30.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (21.21%) MCP
5 6 (18.18%) MCITP
6 4 (12.12%) Degree
7 2 (6.06%) MCTS
System Software
1 23 (69.70%) Active Directory
2 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (30.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Nessus
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) VMware
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (15.15%) LANDesk
3 5 (15.15%) SolarWinds
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