The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 34 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.87% 1.32% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.64% 7.14% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
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£305 - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+28.61% -16.44%
MCSE
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
47 42 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.54% 18.50% 29.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 46
Average daily rate £350 £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +46.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £600 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £37.62 - £18.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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
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 17 April 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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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
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Faversham - - - -
Sittingbourne - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) BCP
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) BCP
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco