The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 25 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 East of England 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 119 92 79
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 27 29 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.89% 1.21% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 6.11% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 29
Average daily rate
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£213 £238 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £151 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 11
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
547 475 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.03% 19.87% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 204 279
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 87
Average hourly rate £21.38 £16.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% -48.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £37.90 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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England

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bedfordshire -15 10 £213 -22.72% 4
Essex -5 6 £400 +125.35%
Hertfordshire +1 4 £190 - 5
Cambridgeshire -11 4 £118 - 6
Suffolk -23 2 £363 -
Norfolk -8 1 £270 -
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England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
2 47 (68.12%) Windows
3 36 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 31 (44.93%) VMware
5 25 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (31.88%) MS Exchange
7 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
7 21 (30.43%) ITIL
7 21 (30.43%) MCP
8 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (26.09%) MCITP
10 18 (26.09%) Cisco
11 17 (24.64%) SAN
12 15 (21.74%) Citrix
12 15 (21.74%) MS Office
12 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
12 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (20.29%) SCCM
13 14 (20.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (20.29%) Firewall
14 13 (18.84%) MCSA
14 13 (18.84%) vSphere
14 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
15 12 (17.39%) DNS
15 12 (17.39%) SQL
15 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
15 12 (17.39%) A+ Certification

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (31.88%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.94%) SharePoint
3 11 (15.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.25%) JOnAS
7 2 (2.90%) IIS
7 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.45%) Lync
8 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 15 (21.74%) MS Office
3 9 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) SAN
2 14 (20.29%) Firewall
3 12 (17.39%) DNS
4 11 (15.94%) DHCP
5 9 (13.04%) LAN
5 9 (13.04%) WAN
6 7 (10.14%) NAS
7 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.25%) VPN
8 5 (7.25%) VLAN
9 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
9 4 (5.80%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.90%) FirePass
10 2 (2.90%) SSL
10 2 (2.90%) VoIP
11 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (13.04%) Consultant
3 9 (13.04%) Help Desk Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Project Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Analyst
5 7 (10.14%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.25%) Architect
6 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.35%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) XMPP
2 1 (1.45%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Clustering
2 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.90%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.45%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (68.12%) Windows
2 25 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (28.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
6 9 (13.04%) Linux
7 5 (7.25%) UNIX
8 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.45%) Android
10 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Migration
3 5 (7.25%) Software Deployment
4 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.35%) Time Management
6 2 (2.90%) Change Control
6 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.45%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.45%) Web Development
7 1 (1.45%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (1.45%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.45%) Network Design
7 1 (1.45%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) VBScript
4 2 (2.90%) VB
5 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 69 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (30.43%) MCP
3 18 (26.09%) MCITP
4 14 (20.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (18.84%) MCSA
6 12 (17.39%) A+ Certification
7 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (13.04%) CCNA
9 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.25%) VCP5
11 4 (5.80%) MCDST
12 3 (4.35%) MCTS
12 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
12 3 (4.35%) CCA
12 3 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (4.35%) VCAP
13 2 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (2.90%) MOS
13 2 (2.90%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 13 (18.84%) vSphere
5 11 (15.94%) XenApp
6 6 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (7.25%) UAG
8 3 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (20.29%) SCCM
2 8 (11.59%) SCOM
3 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.90%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 47 (68.12%) Microsoft
2 31 (44.93%) VMware
3 18 (26.09%) Cisco
4 15 (21.74%) Citrix
5 12 (17.39%) Dell
6 11 (15.94%) HP
7 7 (10.14%) IBM
7 7 (10.14%) EMC
8 6 (8.70%) NetApp
9 5 (7.25%) Oracle
10 4 (5.80%) McAfee
11 3 (4.35%) Sophos
11 3 (4.35%) Panasonic
11 3 (4.35%) Mercator
11 3 (4.35%) Symantec
11 3 (4.35%) Intel
12 2 (2.90%) Juniper
12 2 (2.90%) Remedy
12 2 (2.90%) Apple
12 2 (2.90%) Sage
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