The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 97 104 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 31 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.22% 1.32% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.61% 7.31% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 20
Median daily rate £250 £375 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +76.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £250 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £448 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.15 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+3.64% +23.87%
MCSE
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
469 561 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.40% 18.01% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 308 289
Median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 71 33
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.51 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.59% +0.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex 0 10 £268 -34.15%
Hertfordshire +15 7 £230 -29.23% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £287 -28.25%
Bedfordshire +6 4 - - 1
Norfolk 0 3 £190 -24.00%
Suffolk -4 1 £190 -49.33%
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (63.64%) Windows
4 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
5 20 (45.45%) ITIL
6 18 (40.91%) MS Office
7 17 (38.64%) MCP
8 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
9 15 (34.09%) Cisco
10 13 (29.55%) CCNA
10 13 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (29.55%) VMware
11 12 (27.27%) WAN
12 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 10 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (22.73%) SCCM
13 10 (22.73%) CCA
13 10 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
15 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
15 8 (18.18%) MCITP
15 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (18.18%) Internet
15 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
15 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
16 7 (15.91%) LAN
16 7 (15.91%) NHS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (40.91%) MS Office
2 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 7 (15.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) OneDrive
2 4 (9.09%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) Internet
3 7 (15.91%) LAN
4 6 (13.64%) WLAN
5 5 (11.36%) SAN
6 4 (9.09%) MPLS
6 4 (9.09%) NetScaler
7 3 (6.82%) VoIP
7 3 (6.82%) Wireless
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.55%) DNS
8 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.55%) Firewall
8 2 (4.55%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.55%) NAS
9 1 (2.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) Data Mining
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.27%) DTS
6 1 (2.27%) MS Access
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (13.64%) Local Government
2 2 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (2.27%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Desktop Support
2 9 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (13.64%) Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Analyst
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
1 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.91%) NHS
4 4 (9.09%) Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) Solaris
7 3 (6.82%) Linux
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.55%) Unix
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.27%) Android
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (18.18%) Data Analysis
4 7 (15.91%) Migration
5 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 6 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (9.09%) High Availability
7 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.82%) Project Management
9 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.55%) Change Management
9 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
9 2 (4.55%) ITSM
9 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.55%) Service Management
9 2 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) SQL
2 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (38.64%) MCP
3 13 (29.55%) CCNA
3 13 (29.55%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (22.73%) CCA
4 10 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
6 8 (18.18%) MCITP
7 7 (15.91%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 5 (11.36%) MCSA
10 4 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (6.82%) Degree
12 2 (4.55%) CCENT
12 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
12 2 (4.55%) PMP
12 2 (4.55%) VCAP
13 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (2.27%) VCP5
13 1 (2.27%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) vSphere
4 5 (11.36%) XenApp
5 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.55%) Firmware
7 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) Simpana
3 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) Cisco
3 13 (29.55%) VMware
4 7 (15.91%) Citrix
5 6 (13.64%) HP
6 5 (11.36%) Apple
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle
7 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 3 (6.82%) CommVault
9 2 (4.55%) NetApp
10 1 (2.27%) Altiris
10 1 (2.27%) Avaya
10 1 (2.27%) Dell
10 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.27%) Sage
10 1 (2.27%) Symantec
10 1 (2.27%) Toshiba
10 1 (2.27%) Veeam
10 1 (2.27%) Virgin Media