The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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 Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 39 41
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 15 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.93% 0.62% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 27.27% 2.86% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £338 £130 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +159.61% -49.01%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +1.56% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.52 £20.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £21.55
% change year-on-year -22.64% -1.02%  

MCSE 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 70 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.74% 21.60% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 23
Median daily rate £375 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 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 £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in Kent

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCSE in Kent

MCSE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in Kent over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCSE in Kent

MCSE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Kent

MCSE
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 MCSE within the Kent region over the 3 months to 26 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 - -
MCSE
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE 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 MCSE.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) VMware
3 12 (60.00%) MCSA
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (55.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (25.00%) MCITP
6 5 (25.00%) MCP
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (20.00%) Change Management
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) LANDesk
7 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 4 (20.00%) Nessus
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) IT Strategy
7 4 (20.00%) High Availability
7 4 (20.00%) Server Patching
8 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) MCTS

MCSE
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) IPv4
2 1 (5.00%) VLAN
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Active Directory Technician
3 4 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Server Technician
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) High Availability
2 4 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 4 (20.00%) Server Patching
2 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Logistics
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Social Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (60.00%) MCSA
3 10 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (25.00%) MCITP
4 5 (25.00%) MCP
5 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) LANDesk
3 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
Aylesford, Kent
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