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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 283 253 216
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -37
Contract jobs citing MCSE 385 391 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.77% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 4.15% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 227 225
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 54
Average hourly rate £21.15 £19.00 £21.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% -10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £15.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.20 £31.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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
10108 9426 8264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.06% 18.65% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6151 5402 4615
Average daily rate £400 £386 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +2.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 394 428
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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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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
London +16 156 £312 -16.93% 50
South East -59 89 £363 +20.83% 50
East of England +27 39 £350 +18.64% 11
Yorkshire -6 36 £400 +35.59% 11
North West -46 26 £350 +16.34% 13
West Midlands +12 15 £300 +17.64% 10
South West -10 12 £338 +3.84% 12
North East -27 7 £290 - 3
East Midlands -14 2 £300 -33.33% 4
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 758 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 563 (74.27%) Windows
3 533 (70.32%) Microsoft
4 373 (49.21%) Active Directory
5 345 (45.51%) VMware
6 264 (34.83%) ITIL
7 256 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 254 (33.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 200 (26.39%) MS Exchange
10 194 (25.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 178 (23.48%) MCSA
12 176 (23.22%) Citrix
13 171 (22.56%) MS Excel
14 169 (22.30%) MCITP
15 166 (21.90%) Cisco
16 149 (19.66%) Cisco Certification
17 143 (18.87%) DNS
18 138 (18.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 137 (18.07%) Windows 7
20 132 (17.41%) LAN
21 131 (17.28%) MCP
22 130 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
23 128 (16.89%) SQL
24 127 (16.75%) CCNA
25 126 (16.62%) SAN
26 124 (16.36%) vSphere
27 123 (16.23%) SCCM
28 120 (15.83%) WAN
29 119 (15.70%) MS Office
30 113 (14.91%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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
1 200 (26.39%) MS Exchange
2 113 (14.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (10.82%) Lync
4 77 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (9.89%) SharePoint
6 63 (8.31%) IIS
7 60 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 22 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
10 19 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.40%) TPMS
15 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.13%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.13%) Oracle Application Server
16 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 171 (22.56%) MS Excel
2 119 (15.70%) MS Office
3 23 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.19%) MS Project
6 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) SAP CCM
1 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.26%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.33%) Office 365
2 30 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.66%) SaaS
4 5 (0.66%) IaaS
4 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.26%) PaaS
5 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.13%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 143 (18.87%) DNS
2 132 (17.41%) LAN
3 126 (16.62%) SAN
4 120 (15.83%) WAN
5 110 (14.51%) DHCP
6 101 (13.32%) TCP/IP
6 101 (13.32%) Firewall
7 40 (5.28%) VLAN
8 38 (5.01%) VPN
9 25 (3.30%) Internet
10 22 (2.90%) NetScaler
11 20 (2.64%) NAS
12 19 (2.51%) Wireless
12 19 (2.51%) MPLS
13 18 (2.37%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (2.24%) iSCSI
14 17 (2.24%) VoIP
15 16 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.40%) MySQL
9 2 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.13%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (1.19%) MSI
2 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.66%) Fiddler
4 5 (0.66%) Ant
5 3 (0.40%) JIRA
5 3 (0.40%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Maven
6 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.13%) Hudson
6 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 77 (10.16%) Finance
2 20 (2.64%) Telecoms
3 14 (1.85%) Legal
4 13 (1.72%) Banking
5 12 (1.58%) Retail
6 11 (1.45%) French Language
7 7 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.79%) German Language
8 6 (0.79%) Advertising
9 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.53%) Law
9 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 3 (0.40%) Marketing
10 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Military
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (16.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (12.01%) Support Engineer
3 75 (9.89%) Analyst
4 60 (7.92%) Server Engineer
5 55 (7.26%) Consultant
6 54 (7.12%) 3rd Line Support
7 48 (6.33%) Architect
8 44 (5.80%) Support Analyst
8 44 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
10 33 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 31 (4.09%) Administrator
12 26 (3.43%) Desktop Support
13 21 (2.77%) IT Support
14 20 (2.64%) Wintel Engineer
15 19 (2.51%) Project Engineer
16 18 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
17 17 (2.24%) Desktop Engineer
17 17 (2.24%) Windows Server Engineer
18 16 (2.11%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.77%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.85%) .NET
3 6 (0.79%) Web Services
4 4 (0.53%) LAMP
5 3 (0.40%) XML
5 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.26%) COM
6 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.26%) jQuery
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.13%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.13%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.13%) JSP
7 1 (0.13%) Middleware
7 1 (0.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.80%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 39 (5.15%) Clustering
4 35 (4.62%) Video Conferencing
5 33 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (3.30%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.77%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.85%) EqualLogic
8 14 (1.85%) PKI
9 13 (1.72%) NHS
10 11 (1.45%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.45%) Replication
10 11 (1.45%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.19%) iPad
11 9 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.06%) CESG
13 7 (0.92%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.92%) iPhone
14 6 (0.79%) CMDB
15 5 (0.66%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 563 (74.27%) Windows
2 256 (33.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 254 (33.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (18.07%) Windows 7
5 130 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 102 (13.46%) Linux
7 54 (7.12%) Windows 8
8 40 (5.28%) Windows XP
9 32 (4.22%) UNIX
10 16 (2.11%) Ubuntu
10 16 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 16 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (1.45%) Android
11 11 (1.45%) Data ONTAP
12 10 (1.32%) Solaris
13 9 (1.19%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.06%) SUSE
14 8 (1.06%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.79%) Debian
16 5 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (34.83%) ITIL
2 98 (12.93%) Migration
3 54 (7.12%) Project Management
4 44 (5.80%) Configuration Management
5 41 (5.41%) Server Building
6 38 (5.01%) Service Management
7 35 (4.62%) Service Delivery
7 35 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (4.22%) Change Control
9 30 (3.96%) Patch Management
10 25 (3.30%) Change Management
11 23 (3.03%) PRINCE2
12 22 (2.90%) Problem Management
13 20 (2.64%) ITIL V3
14 18 (2.37%) Load Balancing
15 17 (2.24%) Time Management
15 17 (2.24%) Asset Management
16 16 (2.11%) Capacity Management
17 15 (1.98%) Kalman Filter
17 15 (1.98%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 128 (16.89%) SQL
2 86 (11.35%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.83%) VBScript
4 10 (1.32%) Python
5 9 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.06%) C
6 8 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 7 (0.92%) Perl
8 3 (0.40%) C#
8 3 (0.40%) VB
8 3 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.26%) R
9 2 (0.26%) Java
10 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.13%) VBA
10 1 (0.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 758 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (23.48%) MCSA
3 169 (22.30%) MCITP
4 149 (19.66%) Cisco Certification
5 138 (18.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 131 (17.28%) MCP
7 127 (16.75%) CCNA
8 87 (11.48%) Security Cleared
9 67 (8.84%) Degree
10 49 (6.46%) MCTS
11 48 (6.33%) SC Cleared
12 47 (6.20%) Citrix Certification
13 40 (5.28%) ITIL Certification
14 39 (5.15%) CCNP
15 36 (4.75%) A+ Certification
16 28 (3.69%) MCDST
17 24 (3.17%) DV Cleared
17 24 (3.17%) CCA
18 20 (2.64%) CCEE
19 19 (2.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.12%) SLA
2 20 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.66%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.53%) QA
6 2 (0.26%) BS7799
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 373 (49.21%) Active Directory
2 194 (25.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (16.36%) vSphere
4 81 (10.69%) XenApp
5 70 (9.23%) Hyper-V
6 41 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (5.15%) VMware ESX
8 33 (4.35%) XenDesktop
9 24 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.32%) DFS Replication
11 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.19%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.06%) NFS
12 8 (1.06%) vCloud
13 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
13 7 (0.92%) XenServer
13 7 (0.92%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.66%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 123 (16.23%) SCCM
2 71 (9.37%) SCOM
3 18 (2.37%) Backup Exec
4 17 (2.24%) Tivoli
5 16 (2.11%) WSUS
6 15 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 12 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (1.58%) Puppet
8 12 (1.58%) vMotion
9 9 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (1.19%) SCVMM
10 8 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (1.06%) Nagios
11 7 (0.92%) SolarWinds Orion
11 7 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.92%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 6 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 533 (70.32%) Microsoft
2 345 (45.51%) VMware
3 176 (23.22%) Citrix
4 166 (21.90%) Cisco
5 107 (14.12%) HP
6 57 (7.52%) NetApp
7 50 (6.60%) Symantec
8 45 (5.94%) Dell
9 38 (5.01%) EMC
9 38 (5.01%) Intel
10 31 (4.09%) McAfee
11 25 (3.30%) Apple
12 21 (2.77%) Red Hat
12 21 (2.77%) AppSense
13 19 (2.51%) Juniper
13 19 (2.51%) IBM
14 18 (2.37%) SolarWinds
15 17 (2.24%) 3PAR
15 17 (2.24%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.85%) Remedy
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