The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 69 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.15% 1.00% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 5.56% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
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£170 £155 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -37.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £125 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £275 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.60% +27.27%
MCSE
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
285 198 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.32% 18.08% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 102 136
Average daily rate £340 £315 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.53% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £38.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
Milton Keynes +7 12 £170 +17.24% 1
Amersham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (90.91%) Windows
3 24 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (63.64%) MS Exchange
5 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 17 (51.52%) Citrix
7 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
7 16 (48.48%) ITIL
7 16 (48.48%) MCP
8 15 (45.45%) UNIX
8 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
8 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
8 15 (45.45%) VMware
9 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
10 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (36.36%) Backup Exec
11 12 (36.36%) SLA
12 11 (33.33%) SQL
12 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (27.27%) Service Management
13 9 (27.27%) Change Management
14 8 (24.24%) Windows 2000
14 8 (24.24%) SAN
14 8 (24.24%) Migration
15 7 (21.21%) Intel
15 7 (21.21%) Windows NT
15 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
16 6 (18.18%) Degree
16 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 21 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.12%) Lync
5 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) SAN
2 6 (18.18%) NAS
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) Broadband
4 3 (9.09%) MPLS
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security
5 2 (6.06%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.03%) LAN
6 1 (3.03%) WAN
6 1 (3.03%) DSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
1 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (15.15%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Server Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (90.91%) Windows
2 24 (72.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (45.45%) UNIX
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 2000
6 7 (21.21%) Windows NT
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (9.09%) Windows Vista
8 3 (9.09%) Linux
9 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
9 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Service Management
2 9 (27.27%) Change Management
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
4 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (48.48%) MCP
3 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.18%) Degree
4 6 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 5 (15.15%) MCSA
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.12%) CCNA
7 3 (9.09%) MCITP
8 2 (6.06%) MCDST
8 2 (6.06%) MCTS
9 1 (3.03%) CCSA
9 1 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
4 5 (15.15%) ISA Server
4 5 (15.15%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 2 (6.06%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) NLBS
6 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) Backup Exec
2 5 (15.15%) SCOM
2 5 (15.15%) BladeLogic
3 3 (9.09%) OVSD
3 3 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.06%) SCCM
5 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (3.03%) WSUS
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (51.52%) Citrix
3 15 (45.45%) VMware
4 7 (21.21%) Intel
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam
5 3 (9.09%) McAfee
5 3 (9.09%) Sophos
5 3 (9.09%) Lumension
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
6 2 (6.06%) Kaseya
7 1 (3.03%) Huawei
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Novell
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint