The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 111 93 82
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing MCSE 26 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.91% 1.41% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.31% 7.11% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 30
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -28.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £155 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 12
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
490 464 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.09% 19.76% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 200 261
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £173 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 50 79
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.50 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -43.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £13.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £40.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
MCSE
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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
Bedfordshire -15 9 £200 -27.27% 3
Essex -7 7 £356 +67.64% 1
Hertfordshire +1 4 £190 - 2
Cambridgeshire -12 3 £115 - 5
Suffolk -18 2 £363 - 1
Norfolk -9 1 £270 -
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England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (69.01%) Windows
3 46 (64.79%) Microsoft
4 38 (53.52%) Active Directory
5 31 (43.66%) VMware
6 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (33.80%) ITIL
8 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
9 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (29.58%) MS Excel
11 20 (28.17%) MCP
11 20 (28.17%) MCITP
12 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (26.76%) Cisco
13 17 (23.94%) SAN
14 16 (22.54%) Citrix
14 16 (22.54%) MS Office
14 16 (22.54%) SCCM
15 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
15 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (21.13%) Firewall
16 14 (19.72%) Windows 7
17 13 (18.31%) vSphere
18 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (16.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 12 (16.90%) SQL
18 12 (16.90%) DNS
18 12 (16.90%) Dell
18 12 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (16.90%) MCSA

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 23 (32.39%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (15.49%) SharePoint
3 11 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.04%) JOnAS
7 2 (2.82%) IIS
7 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.41%) Lync
8 1 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (1.41%) SAS
8 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (29.58%) MS Excel
2 16 (22.54%) MS Office
3 9 (12.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.94%) SAN
2 15 (21.13%) Firewall
3 12 (16.90%) DNS
4 11 (15.49%) DHCP
5 10 (14.08%) LAN
5 10 (14.08%) WAN
6 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
6 6 (8.45%) VPN
6 6 (8.45%) NAS
7 5 (7.04%) VLAN
8 4 (5.63%) NetScaler
8 4 (5.63%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.82%) FirePass
9 2 (2.82%) SSL
9 2 (2.82%) VoIP
9 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.41%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (29.58%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Help Desk Support
3 9 (12.68%) Consultant
3 9 (12.68%) Help Desk Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Project Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.86%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
8 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) XMPP
2 1 (1.41%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) Thin Client
2 4 (5.63%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.82%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.41%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 49 (69.01%) Windows
2 27 (38.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.72%) Windows 7
5 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (12.68%) Linux
7 5 (7.04%) UNIX
8 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.82%) Android
9 2 (2.82%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.41%) VMS
10 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (33.80%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 5 (7.04%) Software Deployment
4 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.63%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.23%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.23%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.23%) Time Management
6 2 (2.82%) Change Control
6 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.41%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.41%) Web Development
7 1 (1.41%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (1.41%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.41%) Network Design
7 1 (1.41%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.23%) VBScript
4 2 (2.82%) VB
5 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (28.17%) MCP
2 20 (28.17%) MCITP
3 12 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (16.90%) MCSA
3 12 (16.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (16.90%) A+ Certification
4 11 (15.49%) CCNA
5 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.63%) VCP5
6 4 (5.63%) MCDST
7 3 (4.23%) MCTS
7 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.23%) CCA
7 3 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.23%) VCAP
8 2 (2.82%) MOS
8 2 (2.82%) CCEA
9 1 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (53.52%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
4 13 (18.31%) vSphere
5 11 (15.49%) XenApp
6 6 (8.45%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (7.04%) UAG
8 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (2.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) SCCM
2 8 (11.27%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) Microsoft
2 31 (43.66%) VMware
3 19 (26.76%) Cisco
4 16 (22.54%) Citrix
5 12 (16.90%) Dell
6 11 (15.49%) HP
7 7 (9.86%) IBM
8 6 (8.45%) EMC
8 6 (8.45%) NetApp
9 5 (7.04%) Oracle
9 5 (7.04%) Symantec
9 5 (7.04%) McAfee
10 3 (4.23%) Sophos
10 3 (4.23%) Panasonic
10 3 (4.23%) Mercator
10 3 (4.23%) Lotus
10 3 (4.23%) Intel
11 2 (2.82%) Juniper
11 2 (2.82%) Nokia
11 2 (2.82%) Apple
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