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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 43 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.77% 1.09% 1.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.57% 7.32% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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
35 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 9.02% 14.96% 22.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 30
Average daily rate £428 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.54% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £170 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015. 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 -1 1 - - 1
Luton - - - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Office
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) MPLS
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix