The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 38 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing MCSE 10 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.96% 2.58% 7.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.80% 12.77% 35.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
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£213 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £258 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
102 47 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.04% 20.17% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 19 34
Average daily rate £313 £283 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.61% -14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -58.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -2 4 £185 -26.00% 2
Luton -17 2 - -
Dunstable -1 1 £225 -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) MCP
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (41.67%) VCP5
7 4 (33.33%) vSphere
7 4 (33.33%) MCSA
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (25.00%) Intel
9 2 (16.67%) SAN
9 2 (16.67%) IIS
9 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 2 (16.67%) DNS
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
1 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (41.67%) MCP
3 5 (41.67%) VCP5
4 4 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (16.67%) MCITP
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) MCDST
6 1 (8.33%) MCTS
6 1 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
6 1 (8.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Panasonic