The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 30 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.73% 1.45% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.50% 8.33% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +120.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £286
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.54 £21.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-21.26% +25.37%
Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
40 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 15.63% 17.39% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 27 23
Average daily rate £350 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £470 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £26.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.57% +27.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Kent region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MCSE
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 MCSE within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
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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
Tunbridge Wells -2 4 £350 +27.27%
Stansted - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing MCSE 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 MCSE.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) CCNA
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (44.44%) CCNP
5 4 (44.44%) MPLS
5 4 (44.44%) OSPF
5 4 (44.44%) BGP
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 4 (44.44%) XenApp
5 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
5 4 (44.44%) vSphere
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) MS Office
7 2 (22.22%) MCITP
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2000

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing MCSE 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 MCSE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) IIS
4 1 (11.11%) Apache
4 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) MPLS
2 4 (44.44%) OSPF
2 4 (44.44%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
3 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (11.11%) SLA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Change Management
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) CCNA
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) CCIA
5 1 (11.11%) RHCE
5 1 (11.11%) MCP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
2 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
2 4 (44.44%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Squid
3 1 (11.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
5 1 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) Apple