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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 39 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.03% 1.36% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.88% 8.00% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £275 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +77.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +35.48%
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
51 50 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.59% 16.95% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 37
Average daily rate £400 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.05 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.25% -36.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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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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
Dover - 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (40.00%) vSphere
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) CCNP
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (40.00%) MPLS
6 4 (40.00%) OSPF
6 4 (40.00%) BGP
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (30.00%) Change Management
7 3 (30.00%) MCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) MPLS
3 4 (40.00%) OSPF
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (10.00%) SLA Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Installations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (30.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
6 1 (10.00%) NVQ Level 3
6 1 (10.00%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) Apple