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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 48 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 45 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.45% 2.08% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.53% 11.28% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 0
Average daily rate
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£235 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%
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
359 195 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 27.49% 18.47% 29.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 94 84
Average daily rate £350 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 4 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +54.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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
Milton Keynes +2 37 £235 +17.50% 3
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (88.71%) Windows
3 49 (79.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (64.52%) VMware
5 35 (56.45%) Microsoft
6 34 (54.84%) ITIL
6 34 (54.84%) MCP
6 34 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (53.23%) MS Excel
8 31 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 30 (48.39%) SC Cleared
9 30 (48.39%) MS Exchange
10 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (41.94%) Exchange Server 2003
11 25 (40.32%) Backup Exec
11 25 (40.32%) Citrix
12 23 (37.10%) SLA
13 21 (33.87%) VMware ESX
14 20 (32.26%) Service Management
15 19 (30.65%) Change Management
16 18 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
17 17 (27.42%) IIS
18 16 (25.81%) McAfee
18 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (24.19%) UNIX
19 15 (24.19%) BladeLogic
20 14 (22.58%) Windows 2000 Server
20 14 (22.58%) NAS
20 14 (22.58%) Windows 7

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 26 (41.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (27.42%) IIS
4 12 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.61%) Lync
7 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 33 (53.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) NAS
1 14 (22.58%) SAN
2 5 (8.06%) Broadband
3 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 3 (4.84%) VoIP
3 3 (4.84%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) LAN
4 2 (3.23%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.61%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) DHCP
5 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Analyst
2 14 (22.58%) Support Analyst
3 12 (19.35%) Windows Administrator
3 12 (19.35%) 1st Line Support
3 12 (19.35%) Administrator
4 11 (17.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 10 (16.13%) Team Leader
6 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 6 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Service Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) Wintel Administrator
9 4 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.84%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.84%) NOC Engineer
11 2 (3.23%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (19.35%) Clustering
3 6 (9.68%) Mainframe
4 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.45%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 55 (88.71%) Windows
2 49 (79.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (24.19%) UNIX
6 14 (22.58%) Windows 2000 Server
6 14 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 14 (22.58%) Windows 2000
7 13 (20.97%) Linux
7 13 (20.97%) Windows NT
8 12 (19.35%) Windows Vista
9 10 (16.13%) Windows 8
10 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.61%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (54.84%) ITIL
2 20 (32.26%) Service Management
3 19 (30.65%) Change Management
4 18 (29.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 7 (11.29%) Migration
7 6 (9.68%) Validation
7 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.68%) ITIL V3
7 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (8.06%) Line Management
8 5 (8.06%) Operations Management
9 4 (6.45%) Data Migration
9 4 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.23%) Risk Assessment
11 1 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.61%) Mentoring
11 1 (1.61%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (54.84%) MCP
3 31 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 30 (48.39%) SC Cleared
5 11 (17.74%) Degree
6 10 (16.13%) DV Cleared
7 6 (9.68%) CCNA
7 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.45%) MCITP
9 3 (4.84%) CNA
9 3 (4.84%) CNE
9 3 (4.84%) Novell Certification
10 2 (3.23%) CCNP
11 1 (1.61%) VCAP
11 1 (1.61%) CCIA
11 1 (1.61%) CCA
11 1 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.61%) CCEA
11 1 (1.61%) CCSA
11 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.10%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (33.87%) VMware ESX
3 17 (27.42%) Active Directory
4 14 (22.58%) ISA Server
5 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
6 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 12 (19.35%) Terminal Services
7 8 (12.90%) Firmware
8 3 (4.84%) vSphere
9 2 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.61%) XenApp
10 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (40.32%) Backup Exec
2 15 (24.19%) BladeLogic
3 12 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
4 11 (17.74%) OVSD
5 10 (16.13%) SCOM
6 7 (11.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (6.45%) Tivoli
7 4 (6.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 40 (64.52%) VMware
2 35 (56.45%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.32%) Citrix
4 16 (25.81%) McAfee
5 12 (19.35%) Intel
5 12 (19.35%) Sophos
5 12 (19.35%) Lumension
6 4 (6.45%) IBM
7 3 (4.84%) Remedy
7 3 (4.84%) Cisco
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle
8 1 (1.61%) Huawei
8 1 (1.61%) Computacenter