The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 258 210 261
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +51
Contract jobs citing MCSE 393 458 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.94% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 5.37% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 228 184
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 44
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% +12.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.55 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.70 £35.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +31.25%
MCSE
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9525 8525 9353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.64% 17.45% 17.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5467 4741 4910
Average daily rate £383 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £544 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 444 574
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.02 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.00 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the England region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in England

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the England region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the England region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
London -45 141 £375 +5.63% 58
South East +10 135 £300 -11.43% 56
North West +15 42 £300 +33.33% 25
South West -33 17 £325 +85.71% 19
East of England -41 17 £295 +7.27% 14
Yorkshire +7 14 £290 - 9
West Midlands -16 12 £265 -18.46% 7
East Midlands -11 7 £450 +41.73% 10
North East -18 5 - - 5
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 762 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 589 (77.30%) Windows
3 478 (62.73%) Microsoft
4 418 (54.86%) Active Directory
5 318 (41.73%) VMware
6 311 (40.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 262 (34.38%) ITIL
8 258 (33.86%) MS Exchange
9 215 (28.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 207 (27.17%) MCP
11 203 (26.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 188 (24.67%) Citrix
13 184 (24.15%) MCITP
14 181 (23.75%) DNS
15 176 (23.10%) MS Excel
16 163 (21.39%) SAN
17 160 (21.00%) Firewall
18 150 (19.69%) Cisco
19 142 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
20 139 (18.24%) HP
20 139 (18.24%) DHCP
21 134 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
22 130 (17.06%) SQL Server
23 129 (16.93%) SQL
24 127 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
25 125 (16.40%) TCP/IP
26 124 (16.27%) SCCM
27 121 (15.88%) MCSA
28 119 (15.62%) CCNA
29 106 (13.91%) Windows 7

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 258 (33.86%) MS Exchange
2 142 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (10.89%) SharePoint
4 81 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 81 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 67 (8.79%) IIS
6 46 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (5.25%) Lync
9 33 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.05%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.66%) JOnAS
15 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 176 (23.10%) MS Excel
2 103 (13.52%) MS Office
3 20 (2.62%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.10%) assyst
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.36%) Office 365
2 12 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 181 (23.75%) DNS
2 163 (21.39%) SAN
3 160 (21.00%) Firewall
4 139 (18.24%) DHCP
5 125 (16.40%) TCP/IP
6 80 (10.50%) WAN
7 77 (10.10%) LAN
8 46 (6.04%) Internet
9 34 (4.46%) VoIP
10 33 (4.33%) VPN
11 32 (4.20%) Wireless
12 29 (3.81%) Network Security
13 28 (3.67%) NAS
14 20 (2.62%) IP Telephony
14 20 (2.62%) SMTP
15 18 (2.36%) MPLS
15 18 (2.36%) iSCSI
16 17 (2.23%) VLAN
17 15 (1.97%) Intranet
18 14 (1.84%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (17.06%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (4.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.92%) MySQL
8 7 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.79%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.66%) DTS
11 3 (0.39%) OLAP
11 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.71%) MSI
2 11 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.79%) Subversion
5 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.52%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.52%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.39%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 95 (12.47%) Finance
2 25 (3.28%) Banking
3 21 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.36%) Advertising
4 18 (2.36%) Marketing
5 15 (1.97%) French Language
6 14 (1.84%) Spanish Language
6 14 (1.84%) Mandarin Language
6 14 (1.84%) Law
7 8 (1.05%) Back Office
8 7 (0.92%) Front Office
8 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.92%) Retail
8 7 (0.92%) Military
9 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.52%) International Banking
10 4 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.39%) Publishing
11 3 (0.39%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 126 (16.54%) Analyst
2 123 (16.14%) Support Engineer
3 74 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 59 (7.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 51 (6.69%) Support Analyst
6 46 (6.04%) Systems Engineer
7 45 (5.91%) Consultant
8 42 (5.51%) Server Engineer
9 40 (5.25%) Administrator
10 34 (4.46%) Architect
11 31 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (3.28%) Security Analyst
12 25 (3.28%) Desktop Support
12 25 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (3.15%) IT Support
14 21 (2.76%) Messaging Engineer
14 21 (2.76%) Network Engineer
15 20 (2.62%) Service Analyst
15 20 (2.62%) 1st Line Support
16 19 (2.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.61%) .NET
2 19 (2.49%) ASP.NET
3 15 (1.97%) HTML
4 10 (1.31%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.31%) Software Packaging
5 9 (1.18%) Middleware
6 8 (1.05%) Web Services
6 8 (1.05%) WCF
7 7 (0.92%) JSP
8 5 (0.66%) XML
8 5 (0.66%) CSS
8 5 (0.66%) WPF
8 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.66%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.66%) MDX
9 4 (0.52%) HTML5
9 4 (0.52%) Classic ASP
9 4 (0.52%) WAP
9 4 (0.52%) XSLT
9 4 (0.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.14%) Clustering
2 61 (8.01%) Blackberry
3 25 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.02%) PKI
6 13 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.57%) Replication
8 10 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.18%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.05%) iPad
11 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.79%) Derivative
11 6 (0.79%) NHS
11 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.66%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.66%) Grid Computing
12 5 (0.66%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 589 (77.30%) Windows
2 311 (40.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 215 (28.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 134 (17.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 106 (13.91%) Windows 7
6 80 (10.50%) Linux
7 73 (9.58%) Windows XP
8 49 (6.43%) UNIX
9 25 (3.28%) Windows 2000
10 24 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (3.15%) Windows 8
11 20 (2.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (1.84%) Windows Vista
13 12 (1.57%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.92%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.52%) Android
16 3 (0.39%) CentOS
16 3 (0.39%) VMS
17 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (34.38%) ITIL
2 63 (8.27%) Migration
3 56 (7.35%) Project Management
4 38 (4.99%) Service Management
5 37 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (4.86%) Incident Management
6 36 (4.72%) Load Balancing
7 34 (4.46%) Configuration Management
8 26 (3.41%) Service Delivery
8 26 (3.41%) Change Control
9 25 (3.28%) Change Management
9 25 (3.28%) PRINCE2
10 22 (2.89%) Information Security
10 22 (2.89%) Penetration Testing
11 21 (2.76%) Problem Management
11 21 (2.76%) Workflow
12 20 (2.62%) Time Management
13 19 (2.49%) Coaching
14 17 (2.23%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (1.84%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (16.93%) SQL
2 87 (11.42%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.62%) C#
4 19 (2.49%) T-SQL
5 18 (2.36%) VBScript
6 16 (2.10%) C
7 15 (1.97%) VB
8 14 (1.84%) Perl
9 11 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.31%) C++
11 9 (1.18%) Java
12 4 (0.52%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.52%) VBA
12 4 (0.52%) Korn
13 3 (0.39%) Python
13 3 (0.39%) PHP
13 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 762 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 207 (27.17%) MCP
3 184 (24.15%) MCITP
4 127 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 121 (15.88%) MCSA
6 119 (15.62%) CCNA
7 100 (13.12%) Security Cleared
8 95 (12.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 91 (11.94%) Degree
10 71 (9.32%) SC Cleared
10 71 (9.32%) MCTS
11 45 (5.91%) CCNP
12 39 (5.12%) MCDST
13 28 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
14 27 (3.54%) CISSP
15 26 (3.41%) DV Cleared
15 26 (3.41%) VCP5
16 24 (3.15%) CCA
17 23 (3.02%) CEH
18 20 (2.62%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.22%) SLA
2 18 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.18%) QA
4 7 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.39%) BS7799
7 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 418 (54.86%) Active Directory
2 203 (26.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (11.94%) vSphere
4 86 (11.29%) Hyper-V
5 60 (7.87%) VMware ESX
6 58 (7.61%) XenApp
7 40 (5.25%) XenServer
8 33 (4.33%) XenDesktop
9 28 (3.67%) ISA Server
10 22 (2.89%) UAG
11 14 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.84%) NFS
12 13 (1.71%) Terminal Services
13 11 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (1.44%) vCloud
14 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.05%) Xen
16 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 124 (16.27%) SCCM
2 60 (7.87%) SCOM
3 36 (4.72%) Backup Exec
4 17 (2.23%) NetBackup
5 16 (2.10%) SCVMM
6 14 (1.84%) WSUS
6 14 (1.84%) Nessus
7 11 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (1.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (1.31%) Nagios
9 8 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.05%) MAILsweeper
9 8 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.92%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.52%) Puppet
13 4 (0.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 478 (62.73%) Microsoft
2 318 (41.73%) VMware
3 188 (24.67%) Citrix
4 150 (19.69%) Cisco
5 139 (18.24%) HP
6 64 (8.40%) Symantec
7 59 (7.74%) Dell
8 38 (4.99%) Oracle
9 36 (4.72%) NetApp
10 31 (4.07%) McAfee
11 28 (3.67%) Avaya
12 26 (3.41%) Juniper
12 26 (3.41%) EMC
13 25 (3.28%) SolarWinds
14 24 (3.15%) Red Hat
15 21 (2.76%) IBM
16 20 (2.62%) Intel
16 20 (2.62%) CheckPoint
17 19 (2.49%) Compaq
17 19 (2.49%) F5
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £140 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Up to £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Rate: £19k - 24k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
County Durham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
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Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
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