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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 97 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 0.76% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.42% 3.97% 7.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 17
Median daily rate £400 £174 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+129.88% -30.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £140 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £275 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £316
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £34.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.35% +94.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%

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
424 453 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.11% 19.21% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 233 188
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £548 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 56 49
Median hourly rate £41.00 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +104.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.00 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire +5 12 £413 +137.06% 1
Hertfordshire +2 5 - - 3
Norfolk - 3 £107 - 1
Essex -6 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £375 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 22 (44.90%) Cisco
3 22 (44.90%) Windows
4 21 (42.86%) MCP
4 21 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (40.82%) CCNA
6 16 (32.65%) CCA
6 16 (32.65%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (30.61%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (26.53%) LAN
8 13 (26.53%) WAN
9 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
10 11 (22.45%) Internet
10 11 (22.45%) ITIL
10 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
11 10 (20.41%) MCITP
12 9 (18.37%) Data Analysis
12 9 (18.37%) Finance
12 9 (18.37%) Migration
12 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
12 9 (18.37%) MS Office
12 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (16.33%) Office 365
13 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
13 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
13 8 (16.33%) Spreadsheet

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 (16.33%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.04%) GroupWise
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (16.33%) Office 365
2 4 (8.16%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.04%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) LAN
1 13 (26.53%) WAN
2 11 (22.45%) Internet
3 8 (16.33%) WLAN
4 6 (12.24%) SAN
4 6 (12.24%) Wireless
5 5 (10.20%) Firewall
6 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.12%) Skype
8 2 (4.08%) DNS
8 2 (4.08%) MPLS
8 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.08%) VLAN
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.04%) DHCP
9 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (6.12%) DTS
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Consultant
2 7 (14.29%) DBA
2 7 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 6 (12.24%) Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Azure Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Office 365 Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Designer
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.16%) IT Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) IT Support
5 4 (8.16%) IT Support Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) NHS
3 7 (14.29%) Clustering
4 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
6 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.04%) iPad
7 1 (2.04%) iPhone
7 1 (2.04%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.90%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) Solaris
9 1 (2.04%) Linux
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Performance Monitoring
2 11 (22.45%) ITIL
3 9 (18.37%) Data Analysis
3 9 (18.37%) Migration
4 8 (16.33%) System Testing
5 6 (12.24%) High Availability
5 6 (12.24%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (10.20%) Coaching
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (10.20%) Problem Management
6 5 (10.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (6.12%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
7 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.12%) Database Security
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.12%) Security Patching
7 3 (6.12%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.29%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) X++
Qualifications
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (42.86%) MCP
3 20 (40.82%) CCNA
4 16 (32.65%) CCA
4 16 (32.65%) Citrix Certification
5 10 (20.41%) MCITP
6 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 6 (12.24%) MCSA
8 3 (6.12%) CCNP
8 3 (6.12%) MCDBA
8 3 (6.12%) OCP
8 3 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.04%) CCIP
10 1 (2.04%) CCSP
10 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.04%) MCDST
10 1 (2.04%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.16%) NDS
3 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) XenApp
4 3 (6.12%) Firmware
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.04%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.12%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (6.12%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.04%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.04%) DameWare
3 1 (2.04%) Simpana
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (44.90%) Cisco
3 7 (14.29%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) Citrix
5 5 (10.20%) Oracle
6 4 (8.16%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) Novell
7 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.04%) Adobe
8 1 (2.04%) CommVault
8 1 (2.04%) Google
8 1 (2.04%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds