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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 119 96 87
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 24 29 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 1.22% 1.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.39% 5.97% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 27
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 £119 £151 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
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
547 486 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.07% 20.43% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 208 267
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 41 83
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -48.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £10.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.63 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
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 30 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 30 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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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 -20 8 £200 -27.27% 4
Essex -7 6 £400 +125.35% 1
Cambridgeshire -13 4 £118 - 6
Hertfordshire -2 3 £190 - 6
Suffolk -17 2 £363 - 1
Norfolk -9 1 £270 -
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England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (69.12%) Microsoft
3 46 (67.65%) Windows
4 35 (51.47%) Active Directory
5 30 (44.12%) VMware
6 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (30.88%) MCP
7 21 (30.88%) MS Exchange
8 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 20 (29.41%) ITIL
9 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (26.47%) Cisco
10 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (26.47%) MCITP
11 16 (23.53%) SAN
12 15 (22.06%) MS Office
12 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
13 14 (20.59%) Citrix
13 14 (20.59%) Firewall
14 13 (19.12%) vSphere
14 13 (19.12%) SCCM
15 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
15 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (17.65%) A+ Certification
15 12 (17.65%) SQL
15 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
15 12 (17.65%) MCSA
16 11 (16.18%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 21 (30.88%) MS Exchange
2 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (16.18%) SharePoint
3 11 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.35%) JOnAS
7 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.94%) IIS
7 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.47%) SAS
8 1 (1.47%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 15 (22.06%) MS Office
3 9 (13.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) SAN
2 14 (20.59%) Firewall
3 11 (16.18%) DNS
4 10 (14.71%) DHCP
5 8 (11.76%) WAN
5 8 (11.76%) LAN
6 6 (8.82%) NAS
6 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) VPN
7 5 (7.35%) VLAN
8 4 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 4 (5.88%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.94%) FirePass
9 2 (2.94%) VoIP
9 2 (2.94%) SSL
10 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
3 1 (1.47%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Help Desk Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (13.24%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Project Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.35%) Architect
8 4 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Technical Support Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.47%) XMPP
2 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Clustering
2 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) EqualLogic
3 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 46 (67.65%) Windows
2 24 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.76%) Linux
6 4 (5.88%) UNIX
6 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.47%) Android
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (5.88%) Software Deployment
3 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.41%) Business Continuity
4 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.41%) Time Management
4 3 (4.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.94%) Change Control
5 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.47%) CRM
6 1 (1.47%) MVC
6 1 (1.47%) Validation
6 1 (1.47%) Scrum
6 1 (1.47%) Network Design
6 1 (1.47%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) VBScript
4 2 (2.94%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (30.88%) MCP
3 18 (26.47%) MCITP
4 14 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (17.65%) A+ Certification
5 12 (17.65%) MCSA
6 10 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (13.24%) CCNA
8 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
9 5 (7.35%) VCP5
10 4 (5.88%) MCDST
11 3 (4.41%) CCA
11 3 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
11 3 (4.41%) MCTS
11 3 (4.41%) VCAP
12 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.94%) MOS
12 2 (2.94%) CCEA
12 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (51.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 13 (19.12%) vSphere
5 10 (14.71%) XenApp
6 5 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (7.35%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.35%) UAG
7 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) SCCM
2 8 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 47 (69.12%) Microsoft
2 30 (44.12%) VMware
3 18 (26.47%) Cisco
4 14 (20.59%) Citrix
5 11 (16.18%) Dell
6 10 (14.71%) HP
7 7 (10.29%) EMC
8 6 (8.82%) NetApp
8 6 (8.82%) IBM
9 5 (7.35%) Oracle
10 4 (5.88%) McAfee
11 3 (4.41%) Intel
11 3 (4.41%) Symantec
11 3 (4.41%) Sophos
11 3 (4.41%) Panasonic
12 2 (2.94%) F5
12 2 (2.94%) Splunk
12 2 (2.94%) Altiris
12 2 (2.94%) Veeam
12 2 (2.94%) Remedy
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