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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 125 85 107
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +22
Contract jobs citing MCSE 22 45 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.73% 1.86% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.89% 10.37% 6.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 9
Average daily rate
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£270 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £373 £275
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%
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
566 434 557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.77% 17.90% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 221 279
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 42 59
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 October 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 October 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
Cambridgeshire +2 9 £295 - 2
Norfolk -4 6 £225 -9.09% 1
Essex -31 6 - - 1
Bedfordshire -23 1 £245 -40.24%
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Suffolk - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (86.96%) Windows
3 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
4 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
5 23 (50.00%) VMware
6 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (41.30%) ITIL
8 17 (36.96%) Cisco
9 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (32.61%) MCITP
10 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
10 14 (30.43%) DNS
11 13 (28.26%) Linux
11 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
12 12 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (26.09%) DHCP
13 11 (23.91%) MCSA
13 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
14 10 (21.74%) MCP
14 10 (21.74%) SAN
14 10 (21.74%) Firewall
15 9 (19.57%) Citrix
15 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (19.57%) HP
15 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
15 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
15 9 (19.57%) MCDST
15 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (4.35%) IIS
8 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) DNS
2 12 (26.09%) DHCP
3 10 (21.74%) SAN
3 10 (21.74%) Firewall
4 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) VoIP
5 3 (6.52%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) Broadband
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) IPv6
6 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.17%) FirePass
6 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Project Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Architect
4 4 (8.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.35%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (28.26%) Linux
4 13 (28.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) UNIX
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.17%) VMS
9 1 (2.17%) AIX
9 1 (2.17%) Solaris
9 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Time Management
2 6 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.17%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.17%) Scrum
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Validation
6 1 (2.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (32.61%) MCITP
3 12 (26.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (23.91%) MCSA
5 10 (21.74%) MCP
6 9 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (19.57%) MCDST
7 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 8 (17.39%) CCNA
8 5 (10.87%) MCTS
9 3 (6.52%) A+ Certification
9 3 (6.52%) VCP5
10 2 (4.35%) VCAP
10 2 (4.35%) NCDA
10 2 (4.35%) NCIE
10 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (4.35%) MOS
11 1 (2.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (2.17%) MCSD
11 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.04%) vSphere
4 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.17%) MetaFrame
6 1 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 23 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (36.96%) Cisco
4 9 (19.57%) Citrix
4 9 (19.57%) HP
5 7 (15.22%) Dell
6 6 (13.04%) Panasonic
6 6 (13.04%) McAfee
6 6 (13.04%) Sophos
7 5 (10.87%) EMC
8 4 (8.70%) NetApp
8 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.70%) Oracle
9 3 (6.52%) Apple
9 3 (6.52%) Symantec
9 3 (6.52%) F5
10 2 (4.35%) Veeam
10 2 (4.35%) Intel
10 2 (4.35%) IBM
10 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint