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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 56 67 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 25 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.14% 1.53% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.74% 9.30% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 1
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£165 £145 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -41.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-12.15% +39.54%
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
286 172 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.44% 16.49% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 97 86
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 14
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +9 22 £165 +13.79% 6
Amersham - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Marlow - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (90.48%) Windows
3 33 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
5 22 (52.38%) MS Exchange
5 22 (52.38%) Citrix
5 22 (52.38%) MCP
6 21 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 21 (50.00%) VMware
7 20 (47.62%) ITIL
8 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
9 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
9 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
10 17 (40.48%) SLA
10 17 (40.48%) UNIX
11 16 (38.10%) Backup Exec
11 16 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (30.95%) VMware ESX
12 13 (30.95%) Change Management
12 13 (30.95%) Windows 2000
12 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (28.57%) Windows NT
13 12 (28.57%) Intel
13 12 (28.57%) SAN
13 12 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (28.57%) Service Management
13 12 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 12 (28.57%) NAS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 22 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 16 (38.10%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (26.19%) IIS
4 9 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.38%) Lync
8 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) SAN
1 12 (28.57%) NAS
2 5 (11.90%) Broadband
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.76%) Network Security
4 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.38%) VLAN
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) DSL
4 1 (2.38%) MPLS
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) DHCP
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Administrator
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Administrator
5 8 (19.05%) 1st Line Support
6 7 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (9.52%) Service Analyst
8 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (7.14%) Wintel Administrator
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 3 (7.14%) Team Leader
10 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
10 2 (4.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
11 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (23.81%) Clustering
3 5 (11.90%) Mainframe
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (90.48%) Windows
2 33 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (45.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (40.48%) UNIX
5 13 (30.95%) Windows 2000
6 12 (28.57%) Windows NT
6 12 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
8 5 (11.90%) Windows Vista
9 4 (9.52%) Linux
9 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) ITIL
2 13 (30.95%) Change Management
3 12 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (28.57%) Service Management
4 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.76%) Validation
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
7 1 (2.38%) Line Management
7 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.38%) Coaching
7 1 (2.38%) Operations Management
7 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (52.38%) MCP
3 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
4 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
5 11 (26.19%) Degree
6 7 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (9.52%) CCNA
8 3 (7.14%) MCSA
9 2 (4.76%) MCDST
9 2 (4.76%) MCTS
9 2 (4.76%) MCITP
10 1 (2.38%) CCSA
10 1 (2.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 18 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (30.95%) VMware ESX
3 11 (26.19%) ISA Server
4 9 (21.43%) Terminal Services
4 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.14%) Firmware
7 2 (4.76%) vSphere
7 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.38%) NLBS
8 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (38.10%) Backup Exec
2 11 (26.19%) BladeLogic
3 9 (21.43%) SCOM
4 6 (14.29%) OVSD
5 5 (11.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (2.38%) SCCM
7 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 22 (52.38%) Citrix
3 21 (50.00%) VMware
4 12 (28.57%) Intel
5 4 (9.52%) McAfee
5 4 (9.52%) Sophos
5 4 (9.52%) Lumension
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) Kaseya
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) Huawei
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
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