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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 43 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.28% 2.02% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.75% 10.84% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £200 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.35 £15.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+34.47% -24.40%
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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
57 83 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.83% 18.61% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 17
Average daily rate £338 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £538 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.96% +87.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

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 6 July 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) PMP
3 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) MCSA
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) CAD
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) Intel
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (60.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) PMP
2 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Dell
2 1 (20.00%) Intel
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware