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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 99 117 93
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs citing MCSE 42 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.38% 0.79% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.82% 4.39% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 8
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£363 £213 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.58% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £119 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £448 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £16.39 - £25.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 - £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 - £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
537 547 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.58% 18.07% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 283 205
Average daily rate £363 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 34 41
Average hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.25 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.63 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +13 16 £388 +229.78%
Essex 0 12 £406 +1.56% 1
Hertfordshire 0 7 £325 +71.05% 3
Suffolk +8 5 £250 -31.03%
Norfolk +1 3 £250 -7.40%
Bedfordshire +4 1 £200 - 3
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (75.38%) Microsoft
3 38 (58.46%) Windows
4 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (27.69%) MCITP
6 18 (27.69%) Cisco
6 18 (27.69%) VMware
7 16 (24.62%) Citrix
7 16 (24.62%) ITIL
7 16 (24.62%) SQL
7 16 (24.62%) SCCM
8 15 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (20.00%) Finance
9 13 (20.00%) SCOM
9 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
10 12 (18.46%) Office 365
10 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
10 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
10 12 (18.46%) MCP
11 10 (15.38%) Migration
11 10 (15.38%) MS Office
11 10 (15.38%) MCSA
11 10 (15.38%) Dell
12 9 (13.85%) LAN
12 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
12 9 (13.85%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.77%) Lync
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.69%) IIS
5 4 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (18.46%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.38%) MS Office
3 4 (6.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) assyst
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) Office 365
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) TCP/IP
2 9 (13.85%) LAN
2 9 (13.85%) WAN
3 8 (12.31%) Firewall
4 5 (7.69%) SAN
4 5 (7.69%) DNS
5 4 (6.15%) VPN
5 4 (6.15%) DHCP
5 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
5 4 (6.15%) VLAN
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.08%) FCoE
6 2 (3.08%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.08%) VoIP
6 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
7 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.54%) PBX
7 1 (1.54%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MSI
2 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Legal
3 2 (3.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) Support Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Desktop Support
3 7 (10.77%) Consultant
4 6 (9.23%) Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) IT Security Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Security Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
5 5 (7.69%) Cloud Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Server Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Project Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.62%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
1 2 (3.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Clustering
2 7 (10.77%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.15%) iPhone
5 3 (4.62%) EqualLogic
5 3 (4.62%) iPad
5 3 (4.62%) CMDB
5 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Tandem
7 1 (1.54%) Replication
7 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.54%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (58.46%) Windows
2 21 (32.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (18.46%) Windows 7
5 9 (13.85%) Linux
6 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
6 6 (9.23%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.08%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Migration
3 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.69%) Project Management
4 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.69%) Information Security
4 5 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.15%) CAD
6 3 (4.62%) CRM
6 3 (4.62%) Change Management
6 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.62%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.62%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.62%) Time Management
6 3 (4.62%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.62%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.62%) SQL
2 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (27.69%) MCITP
3 12 (18.46%) MCP
4 10 (15.38%) MCSA
5 8 (12.31%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (10.77%) Degree
6 7 (10.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (10.77%) A+ Certification
7 6 (9.23%) CISSP
7 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (9.23%) CCNA
8 5 (7.69%) MCDST
8 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 5 (7.69%) ISACA
9 3 (4.62%) MCTS
9 3 (4.62%) PMP
9 3 (4.62%) PMI Certification
9 3 (4.62%) MCSD
10 2 (3.08%) CCA
10 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 8 (12.31%) XenApp
3 8 (12.31%) VMware ESX
4 6 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (6.15%) vSphere
6 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (4.62%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.54%) XenServer
7 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) SCCM
2 13 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.54%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 49 (75.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.69%) Cisco
2 18 (27.69%) VMware
3 16 (24.62%) Citrix
4 10 (15.38%) Dell
5 7 (10.77%) HP
6 6 (9.23%) Sophos
7 5 (7.69%) Remedy
7 5 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (6.15%) McAfee
9 3 (4.62%) Google
9 3 (4.62%) SonicWALL
9 3 (4.62%) Panasonic
9 3 (4.62%) Wyse
9 3 (4.62%) MobileIron
9 3 (4.62%) Mapinfo
9 3 (4.62%) Symantec
9 3 (4.62%) Adobe
10 2 (3.08%) EMC
10 2 (3.08%) Red Hat