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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 78 63 52
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.01% 1.53% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 5.38% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 6
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£311 £275 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £228 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -14.86%
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
286 353 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.09% 28.42% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 205 113
Average daily rate £395 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 6
Average hourly rate £41.25 £15.75 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+161.90% +5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.47 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.60 £29.60 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 -5 6 £355 +13.60% 5
High Wycombe -3 3 - - 1
Gerrards Cross - 1 £150 -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) Windows
3 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 12 (54.55%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (45.45%) ITIL
5 10 (45.45%) MCP
5 10 (45.45%) VMware
5 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
6 9 (40.91%) Migration
6 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
6 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (27.27%) vSphere
9 6 (27.27%) Citrix
9 6 (27.27%) MCITP
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (22.73%) MCTS
10 5 (22.73%) Service Management
10 5 (22.73%) HP
10 5 (22.73%) Symantec
10 5 (22.73%) MCSA
10 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
10 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (18.18%) Lync
7 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
3 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Server Support
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) ITIL
2 9 (40.91%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 2 (9.09%) Operations Management
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.55%) ITSM
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (45.45%) MCP
3 6 (27.27%) MCITP
3 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (22.73%) MCTS
4 5 (22.73%) MCSA
4 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCEA
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCNP
6 1 (4.55%) CCNA
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.55%) VCAP
6 1 (4.55%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (40.91%) Hyper-V
4 6 (27.27%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (9.09%) Firmware
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
2 4 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.55%) OVSD
4 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) HP
4 5 (22.73%) Symantec
5 4 (18.18%) GFI Software
5 4 (18.18%) Dell
6 3 (13.64%) McAfee
6 3 (13.64%) Sophos
6 3 (13.64%) Lumension
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco
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