The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 10 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 5.88% 2.63% 3.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.22% 12.50% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£475 - £193
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
MCSE
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 26.47% 21.05% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate £413 £325 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +31.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £29.88 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Bedford region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) CentOS
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Intel
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix