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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 108 97 93
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 1.10% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.42% 6.88% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 17
Average daily rate £174 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £12.44 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £17.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
468 407 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.64% 15.93% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 199 205
Average daily rate £365 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £189 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 46 32
Average hourly rate £45.00 £20.22 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.60% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.82 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.70 £38.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the East of England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cambridgeshire +14 11 £174 -43.41% 6
Hertfordshire +8 3 £160 -36.00% 5
Essex -3 2 £375 +51.51% 2
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (80.43%) Windows
3 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
4 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
5 27 (58.70%) ITIL
6 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
7 20 (43.48%) MS Excel
8 18 (39.13%) MS Office
9 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
10 14 (30.43%) Cisco
10 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (28.26%) Citrix
12 12 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
13 11 (23.91%) MCSA
13 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
14 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
14 10 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (19.57%) VMware
15 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (19.57%) MCITP
15 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (19.57%) SCCM
15 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
16 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (17.39%) SCOM
16 8 (17.39%) Finance
16 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
17 7 (15.22%) MCP
17 7 (15.22%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (43.48%) MS Excel
2 18 (39.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) DHCP
1 5 (10.87%) DNS
1 5 (10.87%) Firewall
1 5 (10.87%) WAN
2 4 (8.70%) VoIP
3 3 (6.52%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.35%) Internet
4 2 (4.35%) LAN
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) FCoE
5 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.17%) Network Security
5 1 (2.17%) SMS
5 1 (2.17%) VLAN
5 1 (2.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MSI
2 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
2 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (2.17%) Metasploit
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (15.22%) Desktop Support
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Business Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Business Systems Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
5 3 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (4.35%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
1 2 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) iSeries
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
6 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (15.22%) Linux
7 7 (15.22%) Windows 8
7 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (10.87%) Unix
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.17%) Android
10 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (58.70%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (8.70%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.70%) Functional Testing
4 4 (8.70%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.52%) CRM
5 3 (6.52%) ERP
5 3 (6.52%) High Availability
5 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.52%) ITSM
6 2 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (26.09%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (23.91%) MCSA
4 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
5 9 (19.57%) MCITP
5 9 (19.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (15.22%) MCP
6 7 (15.22%) VCP5
7 5 (10.87%) Degree
7 5 (10.87%) MCDST
8 4 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (6.52%) CCNA
9 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.52%) VCP6
10 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
10 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
10 2 (4.35%) VCAP
10 2 (4.35%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.04%) VMware ESX
4 6 (13.04%) vSphere
5 4 (8.70%) XenApp
6 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
2 8 (17.39%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) AppDNA
4 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.17%) Nessus
5 1 (2.17%) QRadar
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (30.43%) Cisco
3 13 (28.26%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) VMware
5 5 (10.87%) Dell
6 4 (8.70%) Apple
6 4 (8.70%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 3 (6.52%) JD Edwards
7 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.52%) Remedy
8 2 (4.35%) Intel
8 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.35%) Panasonic
8 2 (4.35%) Sophos
9 1 (2.17%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.17%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.17%) Symantec