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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 131 88 91
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 17 34 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.54% 1.43% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 6.91% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 21
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£270 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £155 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.75 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -25.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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
579 492 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.46% 20.69% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 220 273
Average daily rate £363 £300 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -9.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £193 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 33 75
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £11.85 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -5 7 £208 - 4
Essex -11 3 £400 +171.18% 2
Suffolk -10 2 £363 - 1
Norfolk -14 2 £270 +22.72%
Bedfordshire -23 2 £288 +4.54% 2
Hertfordshire -16 1 £170 - 4
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (72.41%) Windows
3 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
4 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
5 27 (46.55%) VMware
6 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (29.31%) ITIL
7 17 (29.31%) Cisco
8 16 (27.59%) MS Exchange
9 15 (25.86%) MCP
9 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (25.86%) MCITP
10 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
10 14 (24.14%) SAN
11 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
11 13 (22.41%) vSphere
11 13 (22.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
12 12 (20.69%) Firewall
13 11 (18.97%) MS Office
13 11 (18.97%) SQL
13 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
13 11 (18.97%) SCCM
14 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (17.24%) MCSA
14 10 (17.24%) DNS
14 10 (17.24%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (18.97%) SharePoint
4 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (13.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (8.62%) JOnAS
7 2 (3.45%) IIS
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.97%) MS Office
3 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) SAN
2 12 (20.69%) Firewall
3 10 (17.24%) DNS
4 8 (13.79%) DHCP
5 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 5 (8.62%) LAN
6 5 (8.62%) VLAN
6 5 (8.62%) WAN
7 3 (5.17%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.17%) NAS
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.45%) FirePass
8 2 (3.45%) SSL
8 2 (3.45%) VoIP
8 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.72%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) Billing
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Support Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Project Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.62%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (6.90%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Help Desk Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.45%) Server Support
7 2 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.72%) XMPP
2 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.45%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.72%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (72.41%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.62%) Linux
7 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.45%) UNIX
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.72%) VMS
9 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.72%) Android
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) ITIL
2 9 (15.52%) Migration
3 5 (8.62%) Time Management
3 5 (8.62%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.45%) Change Control
6 2 (3.45%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.72%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.72%) Web Development
7 1 (1.72%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (1.72%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
7 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.72%) ITSM
7 1 (1.72%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.72%) VBScript
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (25.86%) MCP
2 15 (25.86%) MCITP
3 13 (22.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (17.24%) MCSA
5 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (13.79%) CCNA
7 7 (12.07%) A+ Certification
8 6 (10.34%) MCDST
8 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.62%) VCP5
10 3 (5.17%) VCAP
10 3 (5.17%) MCTS
11 2 (3.45%) MOS
12 1 (1.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.72%) CCA
12 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.72%) CCEA
12 1 (1.72%) MCSD
12 1 (1.72%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.41%) vSphere
4 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.62%) UAG
6 3 (5.17%) XenApp
6 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) SCCM
2 9 (15.52%) SCOM
3 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 40 (68.97%) Microsoft
2 27 (46.55%) VMware
3 17 (29.31%) Cisco
4 10 (17.24%) Dell
5 9 (15.52%) Citrix
6 7 (12.07%) EMC
6 7 (12.07%) HP
7 5 (8.62%) NetApp
7 5 (8.62%) McAfee
7 5 (8.62%) Sophos
7 5 (8.62%) Panasonic
7 5 (8.62%) Oracle
8 3 (5.17%) F5
8 3 (5.17%) Apple
8 3 (5.17%) Symantec
8 3 (5.17%) Intel
9 2 (3.45%) IBM
9 2 (3.45%) Remedy
9 2 (3.45%) Sage
9 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
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