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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 251 228 260
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 410 438 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.91% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.10% 5.26% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 230 182
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 41
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.08 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.04 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +35.48%
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
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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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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 -20 152 £350 - 62
South East +10 134 £300 -17.80% 52
North West +19 44 £310 +37.77% 19
South West -41 20 £328 +1.55% 12
East of England -42 14 £323 +17.27% 7
Yorkshire +7 13 £300 -4.76% 9
North East -23 11 - - 2
West Midlands -16 10 £275 -8.33% 11
East Midlands -9 8 £450 +51.26% 7
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 776 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 597 (76.93%) Windows
3 485 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 421 (54.25%) Active Directory
5 313 (40.34%) VMware
6 298 (38.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 270 (34.79%) ITIL
8 263 (33.89%) MS Exchange
9 211 (27.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 200 (25.77%) MCP
10 200 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 192 (24.74%) Citrix
12 188 (24.23%) MCITP
13 177 (22.81%) DNS
14 171 (22.04%) MS Excel
15 162 (20.88%) Firewall
16 161 (20.75%) SAN
17 152 (19.59%) HP
18 151 (19.46%) Cisco
19 145 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
20 140 (18.04%) TCP/IP
21 139 (17.91%) SQL Server
22 137 (17.65%) DHCP
23 136 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
24 135 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
25 132 (17.01%) SCCM
26 130 (16.75%) SQL
27 129 (16.62%) MCSA
27 129 (16.62%) CCNA
28 122 (15.72%) Windows 7

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 263 (33.89%) MS Exchange
2 145 (18.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 84 (10.82%) SharePoint
4 78 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 76 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 74 (9.54%) IIS
7 50 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (5.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 41 (5.28%) Lync
10 33 (4.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.03%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.90%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.77%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
17 4 (0.52%) Apache
17 4 (0.52%) JOnAS
18 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
18 3 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 171 (22.04%) MS Excel
2 106 (13.66%) MS Office
3 22 (2.84%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 17 (2.19%) assyst
2 11 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.39%) 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 17 (2.19%) Office 365
2 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.29%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 177 (22.81%) DNS
2 162 (20.88%) Firewall
3 161 (20.75%) SAN
4 140 (18.04%) TCP/IP
5 137 (17.65%) DHCP
6 83 (10.70%) WAN
7 75 (9.66%) LAN
8 56 (7.22%) Internet
9 43 (5.54%) VPN
10 35 (4.51%) VoIP
11 32 (4.12%) Network Security
12 28 (3.61%) Wireless
13 27 (3.48%) NAS
14 22 (2.84%) SMTP
15 20 (2.58%) iSCSI
16 18 (2.32%) VLAN
17 17 (2.19%) X.400
18 16 (2.06%) IP Telephony
18 16 (2.06%) X.500
18 16 (2.06%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (17.91%) SQL Server
2 49 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (2.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (2.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (1.42%) MySQL
9 9 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.77%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.52%) DTS
13 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
13 3 (0.39%) OLAP
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.06%) MSI
2 11 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.77%) InstallShield
4 6 (0.77%) Subversion
5 4 (0.52%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.52%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.39%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 93 (11.98%) Finance
2 26 (3.35%) Banking
3 24 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.32%) Marketing
5 17 (2.19%) Law
6 16 (2.06%) Advertising
7 15 (1.93%) French Language
7 15 (1.93%) Spanish Language
8 14 (1.80%) Mandarin Language
9 12 (1.55%) Military
10 8 (1.03%) Retail
11 7 (0.90%) Front Office
11 7 (0.90%) Back Office
12 6 (0.77%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.64%) Legal
14 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.52%) International Banking
15 3 (0.39%) Games
16 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 135 (17.40%) Analyst
2 120 (15.46%) Support Engineer
3 78 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 57 (7.35%) Support Analyst
5 54 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 45 (5.80%) Consultant
7 42 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
8 38 (4.90%) Administrator
9 35 (4.51%) Architect
10 33 (4.25%) Server Engineer
11 31 (3.99%) Desktop Support
12 30 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
13 28 (3.61%) Security Analyst
14 26 (3.35%) IT Support
14 26 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 24 (3.09%) Messaging Engineer
15 24 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
16 23 (2.96%) Service Analyst
16 23 (2.96%) Network Engineer
17 22 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.22%) .NET
2 19 (2.45%) ASP.NET
3 15 (1.93%) HTML
4 11 (1.42%) Software Packaging
5 10 (1.29%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.16%) Middleware
7 8 (1.03%) WCF
8 7 (0.90%) JSP
9 6 (0.77%) LAMP
10 5 (0.64%) Application Packaging
10 5 (0.64%) MDX
10 5 (0.64%) WPF
10 5 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (0.64%) Web Services
10 5 (0.64%) XML
10 5 (0.64%) CSS
11 4 (0.52%) WAP
11 4 (0.52%) XSLT
11 4 (0.52%) Classic ASP
11 4 (0.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 73 (9.41%) Clustering
2 65 (8.38%) Blackberry
3 57 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.48%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.09%) PKI
6 23 (2.96%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.32%) Replication
8 11 (1.42%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.42%) Thin Client
9 10 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.29%) iPad
9 10 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.16%) EqualLogic
11 8 (1.03%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.03%) CMDB
12 6 (0.77%) Derivative
12 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.64%) iPhone
13 5 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.64%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 597 (76.93%) Windows
2 298 (38.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 211 (27.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 135 (17.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 122 (15.72%) Windows 7
6 87 (11.21%) Linux
7 72 (9.28%) Windows XP
8 55 (7.09%) UNIX
9 30 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (3.87%) Windows 8
10 26 (3.35%) Windows 2000
11 24 (3.09%) Windows 2000 Server
12 15 (1.93%) Windows Vista
13 13 (1.68%) Windows NT
14 9 (1.16%) Android
15 7 (0.90%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.39%) CentOS
17 3 (0.39%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (34.79%) ITIL
2 56 (7.22%) Migration
3 53 (6.83%) Project Management
4 43 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (5.28%) Incident Management
6 36 (4.64%) Service Management
6 36 (4.64%) Load Balancing
7 34 (4.38%) Configuration Management
8 30 (3.87%) Change Control
9 25 (3.22%) Service Delivery
9 25 (3.22%) Change Management
10 24 (3.09%) Information Security
11 23 (2.96%) Time Management
11 23 (2.96%) PRINCE2
11 23 (2.96%) Penetration Testing
12 20 (2.58%) Problem Management
13 19 (2.45%) Validation
14 18 (2.32%) Coaching
15 17 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (2.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 130 (16.75%) SQL
2 79 (10.18%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.71%) VBScript
4 20 (2.58%) C
5 19 (2.45%) C#
5 19 (2.45%) T-SQL
6 18 (2.32%) VB
7 13 (1.68%) Perl
8 11 (1.42%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.29%) C++
10 9 (1.16%) Java
11 5 (0.64%) Bourne shell
11 5 (0.64%) Korn
12 4 (0.52%) PHP
12 4 (0.52%) VBA
13 3 (0.39%) Python
13 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 776 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 200 (25.77%) MCP
3 188 (24.23%) MCITP
4 136 (17.53%) Cisco Certification
5 129 (16.62%) MCSA
5 129 (16.62%) CCNA
6 113 (14.56%) Security Cleared
7 101 (13.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 90 (11.60%) Degree
9 80 (10.31%) SC Cleared
10 73 (9.41%) MCTS
11 50 (6.44%) CCNP
12 41 (5.28%) MCDST
13 34 (4.38%) DV Cleared
14 30 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
15 26 (3.35%) CISSP
15 26 (3.35%) CCA
16 24 (3.09%) CEH
16 24 (3.09%) VCP5
17 22 (2.84%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (8.12%) SLA
2 24 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.16%) QA
4 7 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) BS7799
System Software
1 421 (54.25%) Active Directory
2 200 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 80 (10.31%) vSphere
5 68 (8.76%) VMware ESX
6 55 (7.09%) XenApp
7 31 (3.99%) XenServer
8 29 (3.74%) ISA Server
9 23 (2.96%) XenDesktop
10 21 (2.71%) UAG
11 18 (2.32%) NFS
12 16 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (2.06%) Terminal Services
13 14 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (1.16%) Xen
16 8 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 7 (0.90%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
18 6 (0.77%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (17.01%) SCCM
2 62 (7.99%) SCOM
3 42 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 21 (2.71%) NetBackup
5 15 (1.93%) WSUS
6 14 (1.80%) Nessus
7 12 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (1.55%) MAILsweeper
7 12 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (1.55%) SCVMM
8 11 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (1.42%) Nagios
9 9 (1.16%) BladeLogic
9 9 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 8 (1.03%) MIMEsweeper
11 7 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.64%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (0.64%) Puppet
Vendors
1 485 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 313 (40.34%) VMware
3 192 (24.74%) Citrix
4 152 (19.59%) HP
5 151 (19.46%) Cisco
6 70 (9.02%) Symantec
7 49 (6.31%) Dell
8 41 (5.28%) Oracle
9 37 (4.77%) NetApp
10 34 (4.38%) McAfee
11 33 (4.25%) Red Hat
12 32 (4.12%) EMC
13 29 (3.74%) IBM
14 28 (3.61%) SolarWinds
15 26 (3.35%) Avaya
16 24 (3.09%) Juniper
17 23 (2.96%) Apple
18 22 (2.84%) Intel
19 18 (2.32%) CheckPoint
20 16 (2.06%) Remedy
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