The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 37 45 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -19
Contract jobs citing MCSE 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.38% 0.55% 1.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.00% 2.82% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +31.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -12.67%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
50 71 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.01% 19.45% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 20
Average daily rate £363 £340 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £435 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.16 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £20.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Cardiff region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Cardiff region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

MCSE
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Softswitch
2 1 (50.00%) Structured Cabling

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) ISDN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Softswitch
2 1 (50.00%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Support
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Support
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Avaya