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 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 330 324 266
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -58
Contract jobs citing MCSE 319 348 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 3.36% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 187 230
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £141 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 36
Median hourly rate £21.25 £21.15 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% +11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £13.24 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £29.50 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £21.07 £18.97
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +11.11%
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
10049 10372 10287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.44% 19.66% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6215 6318 5726
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 497 431
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -45 100 £400 +25.98% 53
South East +2 67 £425 +17.24% 26
North East +27 58 £340 +21.42% 4
East of England +13 26 £250 - 8
Yorkshire -2 19 £369 -7.81% 7
North West +6 18 £250 -37.50% 13
West Midlands -20 17 £400 +33.33% 4
South West +15 13 £275 -21.42% 6
East Midlands -5 4 £265 -11.66% 4
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 648 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 494 (76.23%) Windows
3 411 (63.43%) Microsoft
4 362 (55.86%) Active Directory
5 294 (45.37%) Windows Server
6 268 (41.36%) VMware
7 230 (35.49%) ITIL
8 190 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 172 (26.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 170 (26.23%) Citrix
11 169 (26.08%) MS Excel
12 153 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
13 152 (23.46%) MCSA
14 147 (22.69%) Security Cleared
15 146 (22.53%) SQL Server
16 145 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 145 (22.38%) PowerShell
17 144 (22.22%) DNS
18 136 (20.99%) MS Office
19 135 (20.83%) Cisco
20 134 (20.68%) MS Exchange
21 133 (20.52%) MCP
22 125 (19.29%) Degree
23 116 (17.90%) Office 365
24 115 (17.75%) SharePoint
25 111 (17.13%) SCCM
26 110 (16.98%) HP
27 108 (16.67%) SQL
28 107 (16.51%) DHCP
29 106 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 134 (20.68%) MS Exchange
2 115 (17.75%) SharePoint
3 88 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 80 (12.35%) Skype for Business
5 63 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 58 (8.95%) IIS
7 34 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (4.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 28 (4.32%) OpenStack
10 24 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 20 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
12 16 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (2.31%) IBM Notes
14 12 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
16 5 (0.77%) MS Project Server
17 3 (0.46%) Apache
17 3 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
17 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 169 (26.08%) MS Excel
2 136 (20.99%) MS Office
3 25 (3.86%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.31%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.23%) MS Project
6 5 (0.77%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 24 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Eikon
4 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 116 (17.90%) Office 365
2 63 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.63%) IaaS
4 25 (3.86%) PaaS
5 22 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (2.93%) SaaS
7 14 (2.16%) OneDrive
8 11 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.70%) HP Helion
9 6 (0.93%) Yammer
10 5 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.77%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.31%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 144 (22.22%) DNS
2 107 (16.51%) DHCP
3 91 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 89 (13.73%) Firewall
5 78 (12.04%) SAN
6 58 (8.95%) WAN
7 54 (8.33%) Internet
8 53 (8.18%) LAN
9 45 (6.94%) Skype
10 29 (4.48%) MPLS
10 29 (4.48%) VPN
11 23 (3.55%) Network Security
12 21 (3.24%) Wireless
13 16 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (2.31%) Ethernet
14 15 (2.31%) Kerberos
14 15 (2.31%) NAS
14 15 (2.31%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.16%) VLAN
16 13 (2.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (4.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (2.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.93%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.93%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.62%) MySQL
11 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.08%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.46%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.46%) MSI
4 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.31%) CruiseControl
5 2 (0.31%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.31%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.15%) Hudson
6 1 (0.15%) JIRA
6 1 (0.15%) Maven
6 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.15%) tSQLt
6 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 74 (11.42%) Finance
2 30 (4.63%) Banking
3 22 (3.40%) Retail
4 18 (2.78%) Advertising
5 14 (2.16%) Legal
6 11 (1.70%) Marketing
7 10 (1.54%) Law
8 9 (1.39%) Back Office
8 9 (1.39%) German Language
8 9 (1.39%) Local Government
9 8 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.08%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.93%) Billing
11 6 (0.93%) French Language
11 6 (0.93%) Portuguese Language
11 6 (0.93%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.77%) Military
13 4 (0.62%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 90 (13.89%) Support Engineer
2 81 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 74 (11.42%) Architect
4 56 (8.64%) Analyst
5 55 (8.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 46 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
7 42 (6.48%) Desktop Support
8 38 (5.86%) Consultant
8 38 (5.86%) Server Engineer
9 37 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 36 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (4.48%) Administrator
11 29 (4.48%) Support Analyst
12 28 (4.32%) Wintel Engineer
13 27 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
15 22 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
16 21 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 20 (3.09%) Network Infrastructure Architect
18 19 (2.93%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.17%) .NET
2 21 (3.24%) ASP.NET
2 21 (3.24%) XML
3 15 (2.31%) HTML
3 15 (2.31%) Web Services
4 14 (2.16%) Middleware
5 12 (1.85%) CSS
6 11 (1.70%) REST
7 8 (1.23%) WSDL
7 8 (1.23%) XSD
8 5 (0.77%) ODBC
9 4 (0.62%) Ajax
10 3 (0.46%) ADO
10 3 (0.46%) ebXML
10 3 (0.46%) LAMP
10 3 (0.46%) OAuth
10 3 (0.46%) SAML
10 3 (0.46%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.46%) SOAP
10 3 (0.46%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 86 (13.27%) Data Centre
2 83 (12.81%) Computer Science
3 53 (8.18%) Blackberry
3 53 (8.18%) Clustering
4 48 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 48 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.55%) NHS
6 20 (3.09%) Client/Server
7 19 (2.93%) PKI
8 15 (2.31%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.31%) User Experience
9 13 (2.01%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.85%) AS400
11 11 (1.70%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.39%) Smartphone
13 8 (1.23%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.23%) Replication
13 8 (1.23%) Tandem
14 6 (0.93%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 494 (76.23%) Windows
2 294 (45.37%) Windows Server
3 190 (29.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 172 (26.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 98 (15.12%) Windows 7
7 90 (13.89%) Linux
8 40 (6.17%) Apple iOS
9 35 (5.40%) Unix
10 32 (4.94%) Android
11 28 (4.32%) Windows 8
12 27 (4.17%) Windows 10
13 26 (4.01%) Windows XP
14 13 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.01%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.70%) Solaris
16 9 (1.39%) VMS
17 8 (1.23%) Mac OS X
17 8 (1.23%) Windows Phone
18 7 (1.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (35.49%) ITIL
2 99 (15.28%) Migration
3 56 (8.64%) Change Management
4 47 (7.25%) Project Management
5 45 (6.94%) Service Delivery
6 41 (6.33%) PRINCE2
7 38 (5.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 34 (5.25%) ITIL V3
9 34 (5.25%) Problem Management
9 34 (5.25%) TOGAF
10 28 (4.32%) Mobile Device Management
10 28 (4.32%) Time Management
11 23 (3.55%) Change Control
11 23 (3.55%) Incident Management
11 23 (3.55%) ITSM
11 23 (3.55%) Performance Monitoring
11 23 (3.55%) Workflow
12 22 (3.40%) Service Management
13 20 (3.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (22.38%) PowerShell
2 108 (16.67%) SQL
3 37 (5.71%) C#
4 31 (4.78%) Java
5 30 (4.63%) VBScript
6 20 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 20 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 19 (2.93%) C++
8 16 (2.47%) Bash Shell
9 14 (2.16%) Python
10 10 (1.54%) Ruby
11 9 (1.39%) VB
12 8 (1.23%) Perl
13 6 (0.93%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.77%) C
15 3 (0.46%) PHP
Qualifications
1 648 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
3 152 (23.46%) MCSA
4 147 (22.69%) Security Cleared
5 133 (20.52%) MCP
6 125 (19.29%) Degree
7 101 (15.59%) SC Cleared
8 97 (14.97%) CCNA
9 70 (10.80%) MCITP
10 64 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 49 (7.56%) CCNP
12 47 (7.25%) MCDST
13 46 (7.10%) Citrix Certification
14 44 (6.79%) CCA
15 43 (6.64%) MCTS
16 34 (5.25%) ITIL Certification
17 31 (4.78%) MCSD
18 30 (4.63%) CCIE
19 18 (2.78%) A+ Certification
20 16 (2.47%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.40%) SLA
2 17 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.54%) HL7
4 9 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.15%) QA
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 362 (55.86%) Active Directory
2 145 (22.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (12.81%) Hyper-V
4 75 (11.57%) vSphere
5 62 (9.57%) XenApp
6 35 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (4.32%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (3.55%) VMware ESX
9 20 (3.09%) XenDesktop
10 15 (2.31%) Xen
11 12 (1.85%) UAG
12 11 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (1.70%) Firmware
13 10 (1.54%) Docker
14 9 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
15 8 (1.23%) BitLocker
15 8 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 7 (1.08%) Brightmail
17 6 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 111 (17.13%) SCCM
2 71 (10.96%) SCOM
3 28 (4.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (4.17%) Backup Exec
5 26 (4.01%) WSUS
6 19 (2.93%) NetBackup
7 15 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (2.01%) AirWatch
9 11 (1.70%) OpenView
10 10 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 9 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.39%) Puppet
12 8 (1.23%) IBM BigFix
12 8 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (1.23%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 8 (1.23%) WMI
13 7 (1.08%) Ansible
14 5 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 5 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 411 (63.43%) Microsoft
2 268 (41.36%) VMware
3 170 (26.23%) Citrix
4 135 (20.83%) Cisco
5 110 (16.98%) HP
6 52 (8.02%) Oracle
7 41 (6.33%) Dell
8 37 (5.71%) NetApp
9 31 (4.78%) Symantec
10 27 (4.17%) Apple
11 23 (3.55%) Intel Security
12 22 (3.40%) Juniper
13 18 (2.78%) IBM
13 18 (2.78%) Red Hat
13 18 (2.78%) SAP
14 15 (2.31%) Lotus
15 14 (2.16%) Veritas
16 13 (2.01%) IronPort
17 12 (1.85%) 3PAR
17 12 (1.85%) Trend Micro
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