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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 48 50 66
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 41 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.31% 2.80% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.52% 17.26% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 0
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£175 £175 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £283
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +32.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+28.74% -13.88%
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
356 168 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 28.76% 16.25% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 85 74
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £51.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 36 £175 - 4
Buckingham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Marlow - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (87.27%) Windows
3 42 (76.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (60.00%) MCP
5 31 (56.36%) VMware
5 31 (56.36%) Security Cleared
6 30 (54.55%) SC Cleared
6 30 (54.55%) ITIL
7 28 (50.91%) MS Excel
7 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
8 27 (49.09%) Citrix
8 27 (49.09%) MS Exchange
9 25 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 25 (45.45%) Backup Exec
9 25 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (41.82%) SLA
11 19 (34.55%) Service Management
11 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (32.73%) UNIX
13 17 (30.91%) Change Management
13 17 (30.91%) VMware ESX
14 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
15 15 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (27.27%) BladeLogic
16 14 (25.45%) Windows 2000 Server
16 14 (25.45%) NAS
16 14 (25.45%) Windows 2000
16 14 (25.45%) SAN
16 14 (25.45%) IIS
16 14 (25.45%) Disaster Recovery

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 27 (49.09%) MS Exchange
2 25 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (25.45%) IIS
4 12 (21.82%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.82%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (50.91%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) SAN
1 14 (25.45%) NAS
2 5 (9.09%) Broadband
3 3 (5.45%) VoIP
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 3 (5.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.82%) MPLS
4 1 (1.82%) Firewall
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Analyst
2 16 (29.09%) Support Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) 1st Line Support
4 12 (21.82%) Administrator
4 12 (21.82%) Windows Administrator
4 12 (21.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Team Leader
6 7 (12.73%) Service Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 7 (12.73%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (9.09%) Wintel Administrator
8 4 (7.27%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.45%) NOC Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Windows Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 1 (1.82%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (21.82%) Clustering
3 6 (10.91%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (87.27%) Windows
2 42 (76.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (32.73%) UNIX
5 14 (25.45%) Windows 2000 Server
5 14 (25.45%) Windows 2000
6 13 (23.64%) Windows NT
7 10 (18.18%) Linux
7 10 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 10 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 10 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) ITIL
2 19 (34.55%) Service Management
3 17 (30.91%) Change Management
4 14 (25.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.27%) Validation
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.27%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.45%) Line Management
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.45%) Operations Management
8 1 (1.82%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (60.00%) MCP
3 31 (56.36%) Security Cleared
4 30 (54.55%) SC Cleared
5 11 (20.00%) Degree
6 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
7 5 (9.09%) CCNA
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.45%) CNA
8 3 (5.45%) CNE
8 3 (5.45%) Novell Certification
9 1 (1.82%) CCSA
9 1 (1.82%) MCITP
9 1 (1.82%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.82%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (30.91%) VMware ESX
3 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
4 14 (25.45%) ISA Server
5 12 (21.82%) Terminal Services
5 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
7 6 (10.91%) Firmware
8 2 (3.64%) vSphere
8 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (45.45%) Backup Exec
2 15 (27.27%) BladeLogic
3 12 (21.82%) OVSD
4 10 (18.18%) SCOM
5 9 (16.36%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (12.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) VMware
2 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
3 27 (49.09%) Citrix
4 12 (21.82%) Intel
5 9 (16.36%) McAfee
5 9 (16.36%) Sophos
5 9 (16.36%) Lumension
6 3 (5.45%) Remedy
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.82%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.82%) Huawei
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