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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
South East / Kent
Rank 36 - 35
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.21% - 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% - 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Median daily rate £350 - £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £300
% change year-on-year +1.44% +15.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -22.09% +22.85%  

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 46 90 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 16.91% 20.41% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 69 22
Median daily rate £350 £270 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -36.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £175 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £29.92 £170.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.40% +351.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCSE in Kent

MCSE
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 12 (100.00%) MCSA
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) MCP
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Nessus
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
2 11 (91.67%) LANDesk
2 11 (91.67%) SolarWinds
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Server Patching
4 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) IPv4
4 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (8.33%) Social Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) Logistics

MCSE
Top Related 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 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
1 1 (8.33%) IPv4
1 1 (8.33%) VLAN
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
General
1 11 (91.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Systems Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Engineer
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Server Patching
2 1 (8.33%) Logistics
2 1 (8.33%) Social Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSA
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
2 11 (91.67%) MCP
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) LANDesk
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) SolarWinds
1 11 (91.67%) VMware