The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 74 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 12 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.91% 0.98% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.05% 5.13% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Average daily rate
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£200 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £211 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £383 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +21.73%
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
296 195 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.51% 19.17% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 97 118
Average daily rate £325 £320 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
South East

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
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 28 July 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 -5 9 £190 -11.62% 6
High Wycombe - 1 £275 - 1
Marlow - - - -
Amersham - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (91.18%) Windows
3 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (70.59%) MS Exchange
5 20 (58.82%) ITIL
5 20 (58.82%) MCP
6 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
6 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
6 19 (55.88%) VMware
7 17 (50.00%) Citrix
8 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
8 16 (47.06%) Backup Exec
8 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (44.12%) UNIX
9 15 (44.12%) SQL
10 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
10 14 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
11 13 (38.24%) Service Management
12 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (35.29%) Hyper-V
13 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
13 11 (32.35%) Change Management
14 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
15 9 (26.47%) Linux
15 9 (26.47%) McAfee
15 9 (26.47%) Sophos
15 9 (26.47%) Lync
15 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (26.47%) Lumension
16 8 (23.53%) McAfee ePO

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 24 (70.59%) MS Exchange
2 14 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (26.47%) Lync
4 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
5 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (5.88%) IIS
7 2 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) SAN
2 4 (11.76%) MPLS
2 4 (11.76%) DHCP
2 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) NAS
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) VLAN
3 3 (8.82%) Broadband
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.94%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.94%) WLAN
5 1 (2.94%) BGP
5 1 (2.94%) DSL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
1 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 8 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (2.94%) Server Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Leader
5 1 (2.94%) Applications Packager
5 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.94%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (91.18%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (44.12%) UNIX
4 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (26.47%) Linux
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000
6 5 (14.71%) Windows NT
7 4 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (58.82%) ITIL
2 13 (38.24%) Service Management
3 11 (32.35%) Change Management
4 9 (26.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (20.59%) ITIL V3
5 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
5 7 (20.59%) CRM
6 6 (17.65%) Migration
7 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.94%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (58.82%) MCP
3 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (55.88%) Security Cleared
4 11 (32.35%) DV Cleared
5 6 (17.65%) MCSA
6 5 (14.71%) Degree
7 4 (11.76%) CCNA
7 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (8.82%) MCITP
9 2 (5.88%) MCDST
9 2 (5.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
1 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (5.88%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.94%) Xen
5 1 (2.94%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 16 (47.06%) Backup Exec
2 8 (23.53%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (11.76%) SCOM
4 3 (8.82%) OVSD
5 2 (5.88%) BladeLogic
5 2 (5.88%) SCCM
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.94%) WSUS
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) VMware
2 17 (50.00%) Citrix
3 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 9 (26.47%) McAfee
4 9 (26.47%) Sophos
4 9 (26.47%) Lumension
5 5 (14.71%) Intel
6 3 (8.82%) Veeam
7 2 (5.88%) Kaseya
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) NetApp
8 1 (2.94%) Novell
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) Symantec