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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 44 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.44% 2.53% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 13.16% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate £225 £193 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -51.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £283 £288
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £18.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-16.44% -0.54%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
55 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.17% 19.19% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 26
Average daily rate £400 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £431 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
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
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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -3 1 - - 4
Luton - - - - 1
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
5 5 (41.67%) PMP
5 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
5 5 (41.67%) MS Project
5 5 (41.67%) MS Office
5 5 (41.67%) Project Management
5 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 5 (41.67%) Change Management
5 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 5 (41.67%) Altiris
5 5 (41.67%) Project Planning
5 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (25.00%) MCP
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (16.67%) McAfee
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Project
2 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 3 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (8.33%) NUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Support
3 1 (8.33%) PC Support
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) CSS3
1 1 (8.33%) Silverlight
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) SecurID
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) Project Planning
2 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (16.67%) Business Transformation
4 1 (8.33%) Product Management
4 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (8.33%) BDD
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) PMP
2 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) A+ Certification
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCDST
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) CCSP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) CCIP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (8.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Panasonic
4 1 (8.33%) Sophos
4 1 (8.33%) Clearswift
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec