The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 31 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 Bristol 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 68 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.25% 0.37% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 1.36% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£294 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 - £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
116 147 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.52% 26.87% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 96 92
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.27% -22.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.75 £44.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MCSE
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco