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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 368 358 267
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -91
Contract jobs citing MCSE 250 274 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.54% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 2.62% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 161 231
Median daily rate £330 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £321 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 45
Median hourly rate £17.06 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £10.50 £13.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.46 £21.55 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £17.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.79%
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
9240 10450 10748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.15% 20.70% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5843 6390 6183
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 499 502
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +12 83 £325 +6.12% 36
South East -26 48 £425 +21.42% 19
North East +2 30 £330 +32.00% 2
East of England +4 27 £300 - 6
North West +18 23 £350 -6.91% 14
South West +14 13 £310 -21.01% 7
West Midlands -22 12 £330 +120.00% 5
East Midlands -3 11 £400 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire +13 6 £400 +220.00% 7
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 553 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 393 (71.07%) Windows
3 363 (65.64%) Microsoft
4 303 (54.79%) Active Directory
5 249 (45.03%) Windows Server
6 229 (41.41%) VMware
7 200 (36.17%) ITIL
8 169 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 167 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
10 163 (29.48%) Cisco
11 148 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 133 (24.05%) MCSA
13 129 (23.33%) Citrix
14 124 (22.42%) MS Excel
15 120 (21.70%) MCP
16 116 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 111 (20.07%) CCNA
18 106 (19.17%) Degree
19 105 (18.99%) MS Exchange
19 105 (18.99%) SQL Server
20 102 (18.44%) MS Office
21 94 (17.00%) Office 365
22 88 (15.91%) Security Cleared
23 86 (15.55%) SCCM
23 86 (15.55%) PowerShell
23 86 (15.55%) DNS
24 85 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
25 82 (14.83%) Linux
26 81 (14.65%) DHCP
27 80 (14.47%) SharePoint

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
1 105 (18.99%) MS Exchange
2 80 (14.47%) SharePoint
3 72 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 68 (12.30%) Skype for Business
5 45 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (7.23%) IIS
7 26 (4.70%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (4.52%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (2.89%) Office Communications Server
9 16 (2.89%) OpenStack
10 15 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (1.99%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.90%) MS Project Server
14 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.54%) GroupWise
16 2 (0.36%) Apache
16 2 (0.36%) CMS
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 124 (22.42%) MS Excel
2 102 (18.44%) MS Office
3 21 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.90%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.36%) MS Project
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 30 (5.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) Eikon
4 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (17.00%) Office 365
2 52 (9.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.34%) IaaS
4 21 (3.80%) PaaS
5 20 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (3.07%) SaaS
7 11 (1.99%) HP Helion
7 11 (1.99%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.36%) G Suite
10 2 (0.36%) GitHub
10 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.36%) Yammer
11 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 86 (15.55%) DNS
2 81 (14.65%) DHCP
3 71 (12.84%) Firewall
4 69 (12.48%) LAN
5 68 (12.30%) WAN
6 64 (11.57%) Internet
6 64 (11.57%) SAN
7 63 (11.39%) TCP/IP
8 51 (9.22%) Skype
9 38 (6.87%) MPLS
10 36 (6.51%) Wireless
11 24 (4.34%) VPN
12 19 (3.44%) VLAN
13 18 (3.25%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (3.25%) Ethernet
13 18 (3.25%) NAS
13 18 (3.25%) WLAN
14 16 (2.89%) NetScaler
15 14 (2.53%) Network Security
16 13 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (4.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.27%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (0.72%) MySQL
11 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.54%) DTS
12 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.54%) Power BI
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle9i Database
13 2 (0.36%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.54%) CruiseControl
4 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.36%) MSI
5 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.36%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.18%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.18%) JIRA
6 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.18%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.18%) tSQLt
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (12.12%) Finance
2 29 (5.24%) Retail
3 22 (3.98%) Banking
4 16 (2.89%) Advertising
5 11 (1.99%) Legal
6 10 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.45%) Law
8 7 (1.27%) Local Government
8 7 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.08%) Back Office
10 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.54%) German Language
11 3 (0.54%) Military
12 2 (0.36%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 86 (15.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 69 (12.48%) Architect
3 56 (10.13%) Support Engineer
4 48 (8.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 45 (8.14%) Analyst
6 40 (7.23%) Consultant
7 37 (6.69%) Windows Engineer
8 34 (6.15%) Desktop Support
9 32 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (5.79%) Administrator
10 30 (5.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 26 (4.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.34%) Support Analyst
13 23 (4.16%) IT Engineer
13 23 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (3.62%) Cisco Architect
14 20 (3.62%) Network Infrastructure Architect
14 20 (3.62%) Technical Leader
15 19 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 19 (3.44%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.34%) .NET
2 17 (3.07%) ASP.NET
3 14 (2.53%) Web Services
4 12 (2.17%) Middleware
5 9 (1.63%) HTML
6 7 (1.27%) SOAP
7 6 (1.08%) REST
8 4 (0.72%) Ajax
8 4 (0.72%) CSS
8 4 (0.72%) LAMP
8 4 (0.72%) OAuth
8 4 (0.72%) SAML
8 4 (0.72%) WCF
9 3 (0.54%) ebXML
9 3 (0.54%) WF
10 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.36%) COM
10 2 (0.36%) ODBC
10 2 (0.36%) WAP
10 2 (0.36%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 51 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (9.04%) Computer Science
4 45 (8.14%) Blackberry
5 43 (7.78%) Management Information System
6 38 (6.87%) Clustering
7 27 (4.88%) NHS
8 21 (3.80%) Client/Server
9 12 (2.17%) Replication
10 11 (1.99%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.63%) PKI
11 9 (1.63%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.27%) Private Cloud
14 6 (1.08%) AS400
14 6 (1.08%) Fat Client
14 6 (1.08%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.08%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.90%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 393 (71.07%) Windows
2 249 (45.03%) Windows Server
3 169 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 148 (26.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (15.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 82 (14.83%) Linux
7 69 (12.48%) Windows 7
8 38 (6.87%) Apple iOS
9 27 (4.88%) Android
10 26 (4.70%) Windows 8
11 24 (4.34%) Windows 10
12 21 (3.80%) Unix
13 15 (2.71%) Windows XP
14 12 (2.17%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (1.99%) Solaris
16 10 (1.81%) Mac OS X
17 7 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (36.17%) ITIL
2 68 (12.30%) Migration
3 52 (9.40%) Change Management
4 46 (8.32%) Project Management
5 37 (6.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 37 (6.69%) Problem Management
6 36 (6.51%) PRINCE2
7 34 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 31 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (5.06%) Time Management
10 26 (4.70%) ITIL V3
11 25 (4.52%) Data Analysis
12 23 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (4.16%) Load Balancing
12 23 (4.16%) TOGAF
13 22 (3.98%) Mobile Device Management
14 21 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (3.62%) DevOps
15 20 (3.62%) Network Design
15 20 (3.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 86 (15.55%) PowerShell
2 70 (12.66%) SQL
3 21 (3.80%) C#
3 21 (3.80%) Java
4 12 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 12 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 11 (1.99%) C++
6 10 (1.81%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.81%) VBScript
7 9 (1.63%) Python
8 8 (1.45%) Ruby
9 6 (1.08%) Perl
10 5 (0.90%) C
10 5 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.72%) PHP
12 3 (0.54%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 553 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (24.05%) MCSA
4 120 (21.70%) MCP
5 111 (20.07%) CCNA
6 106 (19.17%) Degree
7 88 (15.91%) Security Cleared
8 75 (13.56%) MCITP
9 63 (11.39%) Citrix Certification
10 59 (10.67%) SC Cleared
11 58 (10.49%) CCA
12 56 (10.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 38 (6.87%) MCDST
14 37 (6.69%) ITIL Certification
15 35 (6.33%) CCIE
16 34 (6.15%) CCNP
17 28 (5.06%) MCTS
18 21 (3.80%) Network+ Certification
19 19 (3.44%) MCSM
20 18 (3.25%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.24%) SLA
2 17 (3.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.72%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.54%) HL7
5 3 (0.54%) QA
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) GCP
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 303 (54.79%) Active Directory
2 116 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 51 (9.22%) vSphere
5 41 (7.41%) XenApp
6 29 (5.24%) Virtual Servers
7 27 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.07%) VMware ESX
9 14 (2.53%) Firmware
9 14 (2.53%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.08%) Docker
12 6 (1.08%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.08%) Xen
13 5 (0.90%) NDS
13 5 (0.90%) UAG
13 5 (0.90%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.72%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 86 (15.55%) SCCM
2 41 (7.41%) SCOM
3 20 (3.62%) Backup Exec
4 14 (2.53%) Puppet
5 13 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (1.99%) NetBackup
6 11 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.99%) WSUS
7 8 (1.45%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.45%) Ansible
7 8 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.27%) Nessus
9 6 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
9 6 (1.08%) OpenView
10 5 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 363 (65.64%) Microsoft
2 229 (41.41%) VMware
3 163 (29.48%) Cisco
4 129 (23.33%) Citrix
5 70 (12.66%) HP
6 36 (6.51%) Oracle
7 33 (5.97%) Apple
8 32 (5.79%) NetApp
9 23 (4.16%) Dell
10 20 (3.62%) SolarWinds
11 18 (3.25%) Symantec
12 15 (2.71%) Juniper
12 15 (2.71%) Veeam
13 14 (2.53%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.17%) IBM
14 12 (2.17%) Intel Security
15 11 (1.99%) EMC
15 11 (1.99%) Lotus
15 11 (1.99%) Red Hat
15 11 (1.99%) SAP
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Networkers
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Plan-net
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Talent International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour
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Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
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Hounslow, Middlesex
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Rate: £22000 - £29326 per annum + + benefits+Overtime
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