The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank - 42 32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.79% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category - 8.11% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
MCSE
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.81% 9.71% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 21 23
Average daily rate £373 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £191 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £562
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 5 3
Average hourly rate £46.50 £19.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -51.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Intel
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) VCP5
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Server Building

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCP
2 2 (66.67%) MCSA
2 2 (66.67%) VCP5
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Intel
2 2 (66.67%) VMware