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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 276 246 267
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 325 345 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.77% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.54% 4.09% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 163 143
Average daily rate
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£315 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £151 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.06 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -10.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.85 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £25.90 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year
- -6.41%
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
9173 8436 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.92% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5411 4650 3941
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 380 526
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.02 £40.00 £44.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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
South East +33 118 £308 -7.51% 48
London -37 100 £320 -3.03% 61
South West -14 23 £355 +144.82% 19
East of England -16 22 £301 +14.76% 13
West Midlands +15 21 £325 -18.75% 9
East Midlands +10 11 £398 +39.47% 8
North East -10 11 £270 -23.69% 1
North West -12 10 £395 +75.55% 20
Yorkshire -12 5 £313 +26.26% 16
Midlands - 2 £275 -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 770 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 604 (78.44%) Windows
3 473 (61.43%) Microsoft
4 387 (50.26%) Active Directory
5 329 (42.73%) VMware
6 316 (41.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 268 (34.81%) ITIL
8 246 (31.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 241 (31.30%) MS Exchange
10 199 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
11 198 (25.71%) MCP
12 194 (25.19%) Citrix
13 193 (25.06%) Windows Server 2012
14 168 (21.82%) HP
15 157 (20.39%) MCITP
16 154 (20.00%) Security Cleared
17 151 (19.61%) DNS
18 148 (19.22%) MS Excel
19 145 (18.83%) Cisco
20 139 (18.05%) Windows 7
21 134 (17.40%) TCP/IP
22 124 (16.10%) SAN
23 123 (15.97%) Firewall
23 123 (15.97%) MCSA
24 119 (15.45%) DHCP
24 119 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
25 118 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
26 115 (14.94%) SC Cleared
27 112 (14.55%) SCCM
28 109 (14.16%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 241 (31.30%) MS Exchange
2 119 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (11.17%) SharePoint
4 83 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 69 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 67 (8.70%) IIS
7 57 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 56 (7.27%) Lync
9 28 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (2.08%) Office Communications Server
12 14 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (1.30%) Tomcat
15 8 (1.04%) Apache
15 8 (1.04%) WebSphere
16 6 (0.78%) Lotus Domino
17 5 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
17 5 (0.65%) SAS
17 5 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 148 (19.22%) MS Excel
2 95 (12.34%) MS Office
3 21 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.52%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (1.04%) assyst
2 6 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.55%) Office 365
2 14 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.91%) SaaS
4 6 (0.78%) IaaS
4 6 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (19.61%) DNS
2 134 (17.40%) TCP/IP
3 124 (16.10%) SAN
4 123 (15.97%) Firewall
5 119 (15.45%) DHCP
6 67 (8.70%) WAN
7 62 (8.05%) LAN
8 49 (6.36%) Internet
9 43 (5.58%) VoIP
10 40 (5.19%) NAS
11 39 (5.06%) VPN
12 31 (4.03%) VLAN
13 25 (3.25%) Wireless
14 21 (2.73%) SSL
15 19 (2.47%) NetScaler
16 18 (2.34%) IP Telephony
17 16 (2.08%) Network Security
18 14 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
19 13 (1.69%) iSCSI
19 13 (1.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.17%) MySQL
8 5 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.52%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.39%) PerformancePoint
10 3 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.39%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.26%) OLAP
11 2 (0.26%) Data Mart
11 2 (0.26%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Power View
12 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (1.30%) MSI
1 10 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.52%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.13%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.13%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 87 (11.30%) Finance
2 31 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.12%) Banking
4 15 (1.95%) Law
5 14 (1.82%) Military
6 11 (1.43%) Legal
6 11 (1.43%) Marketing
7 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.65%) Local Government
8 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Retail
11 2 (0.26%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 125 (16.23%) Support Engineer
2 111 (14.42%) Analyst
3 78 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 69 (8.96%) Consultant
5 51 (6.62%) 3rd Line Support
6 46 (5.97%) Server Engineer
7 45 (5.84%) Administrator
8 43 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 42 (5.45%) Desktop Support
10 39 (5.06%) Architect
11 34 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 30 (3.90%) IT Support
14 29 (3.77%) Service Analyst
15 28 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
16 27 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
17 26 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 25 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
19 24 (3.12%) Windows Administrator
20 23 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.60%) .NET
2 13 (1.69%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.56%) HTML
3 12 (1.56%) XML
4 9 (1.17%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.17%) JSP
5 7 (0.91%) Web Services
6 6 (0.78%) Software Packaging
7 5 (0.65%) SOAP
8 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.39%) LAMP
10 2 (0.26%) ADO.NET
10 2 (0.26%) CSS
10 2 (0.26%) Ajax
10 2 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.26%) WCF
11 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
11 1 (0.13%) ODBC
11 1 (0.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 84 (10.91%) Clustering
2 53 (6.88%) Blackberry
3 42 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
6 17 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.82%) Replication
8 11 (1.43%) PKI
8 11 (1.43%) CMDB
9 10 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.91%) iPad
11 7 (0.91%) NHS
12 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.78%) EPoS
12 6 (0.78%) Open Source
12 6 (0.78%) iPhone
13 4 (0.52%) AS400
13 4 (0.52%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 604 (78.44%) Windows
2 316 (41.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 246 (31.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 193 (25.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (18.05%) Windows 7
6 103 (13.38%) Linux
7 81 (10.52%) Windows XP
8 45 (5.84%) UNIX
9 33 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 31 (4.03%) Windows 8
11 30 (3.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 27 (3.51%) Windows 2000
13 20 (2.60%) Windows Vista
14 15 (1.95%) Android
15 13 (1.69%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.52%) Solaris
17 4 (0.52%) AIX
17 4 (0.52%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 268 (34.81%) ITIL
2 66 (8.57%) Migration
3 52 (6.75%) Service Management
4 50 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (4.94%) Change Management
6 34 (4.42%) Time Management
6 34 (4.42%) Service Delivery
7 31 (4.03%) Configuration Management
8 29 (3.77%) Incident Management
8 29 (3.77%) Change Control
9 28 (3.64%) PRINCE2
10 25 (3.25%) Project Management
11 24 (3.12%) Validation
12 20 (2.60%) Asset Management
12 20 (2.60%) ITIL V3
13 19 (2.47%) Network Management
14 18 (2.34%) Information Security
14 18 (2.34%) Load Balancing
14 18 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (1.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 109 (14.16%) SQL
2 69 (8.96%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.86%) VBScript
4 15 (1.95%) VB
5 12 (1.56%) C
5 12 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.30%) T-SQL
7 6 (0.78%) Perl
7 6 (0.78%) C#
7 6 (0.78%) Korn
7 6 (0.78%) Bourne shell
8 5 (0.65%) PHP
8 5 (0.65%) VBA
9 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.26%) Java
10 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 770 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 198 (25.71%) MCP
3 157 (20.39%) MCITP
4 154 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 123 (15.97%) MCSA
6 118 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
7 115 (14.94%) SC Cleared
8 103 (13.38%) CCNA
9 94 (12.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 66 (8.57%) MCTS
11 58 (7.53%) Degree
12 54 (7.01%) DV Cleared
13 46 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
14 42 (5.45%) CCNP
15 40 (5.19%) CCA
16 32 (4.16%) MCDST
17 26 (3.38%) A+ Certification
18 18 (2.34%) CISSP
19 17 (2.21%) CCEA
19 17 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (10.78%) SLA
2 14 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.30%) QA
4 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 387 (50.26%) Active Directory
2 199 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (13.25%) Hyper-V
4 69 (8.96%) XenApp
5 63 (8.18%) vSphere
6 52 (6.75%) VMware ESX
7 29 (3.77%) ISA Server
8 21 (2.73%) Terminal Services
9 20 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (2.08%) Xen
12 15 (1.95%) XenDesktop
13 14 (1.82%) NFS
13 14 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
13 14 (1.82%) XenServer
14 12 (1.56%) vCloud
14 12 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 11 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
15 11 (1.43%) UAG
16 9 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 112 (14.55%) SCCM
2 69 (8.96%) SCOM
3 45 (5.84%) Backup Exec
4 26 (3.38%) NetBackup
5 20 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (2.47%) Nagios
7 15 (1.95%) BladeLogic
7 15 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (1.30%) WSUS
8 10 (1.30%) OVSD
9 9 (1.17%) SCSM
9 9 (1.17%) WMI
10 8 (1.04%) Nessus
11 7 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 6 (0.78%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.78%) Puppet
12 6 (0.78%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.65%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 473 (61.43%) Microsoft
2 329 (42.73%) VMware
3 194 (25.19%) Citrix
4 168 (21.82%) HP
5 145 (18.83%) Cisco
6 58 (7.53%) McAfee
7 50 (6.49%) Symantec
7 50 (6.49%) NetApp
8 41 (5.32%) Red Hat
9 40 (5.19%) EMC
10 37 (4.81%) Dell
11 30 (3.90%) Sophos
11 30 (3.90%) IBM
12 25 (3.25%) Avaya
13 23 (2.99%) Veritas
13 23 (2.99%) Juniper
14 19 (2.47%) Remedy
15 17 (2.21%) Veeam
16 16 (2.08%) Apple
16 16 (2.08%) SolarWinds
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