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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 35 35 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.20% 1.69% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 10.53% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
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£255 £263 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -17.10%
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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
45 38 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.93% 16.10% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 35
Average daily rate £419 £365 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.72% +28.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.62 £17.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.97% -34.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £17.50 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £17.50 £35.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) System Testing
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) DFS Replication
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) System Testing
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) BCP
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) DFS Replication
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) CommVault
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