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 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 323 298 273
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSE 322 371 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 3.77% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 232 183
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 48
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +24.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £34.00 £26.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
10476 9829 9550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.26% 19.32% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6565 5728 5648
Median daily rate £407 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £543 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 483 489
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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
South East +1 100 £400 +26.18% 22
London -67 82 £375 +13.63% 38
North East -2 50 £313 +18.11% 5
South West 0 19 £550 +46.66% 10
West Midlands 0 18 £288 +53.33% 10
North West -5 16 £258 -4.74% 11
East of England -1 14 £182 -44.00% 9
East Midlands +16 13 £319 +6.25% 3
Yorkshire 0 10 £288 -4.16% 8
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 595 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 453 (76.13%) Windows
3 381 (64.03%) Microsoft
4 334 (56.13%) Active Directory
5 248 (41.68%) VMware
6 240 (40.34%) Windows Server
7 224 (37.65%) ITIL
8 171 (28.74%) MS Excel
9 168 (28.24%) MCSA
10 165 (27.73%) MS Exchange
11 164 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 163 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 157 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 155 (26.05%) Citrix
15 149 (25.04%) MS Office
16 133 (22.35%) DNS
17 130 (21.85%) PowerShell
18 129 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
19 121 (20.34%) Windows 7
20 119 (20.00%) MCP
21 115 (19.33%) CCNA
22 109 (18.32%) Security Cleared
23 108 (18.15%) Windows Server 2003
24 106 (17.82%) Cisco
25 105 (17.65%) SQL
26 104 (17.48%) HP
27 100 (16.81%) SQL Server
28 92 (15.46%) Migration
28 92 (15.46%) Degree
28 92 (15.46%) SCCM

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
1 165 (27.73%) MS Exchange
2 87 (14.62%) SharePoint
3 74 (12.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (9.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (7.73%) Skype for Business
6 45 (7.56%) IIS
7 40 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (3.70%) OpenStack
9 17 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 15 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.34%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
13 6 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.84%) Apache
15 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.67%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.50%) Zimbra
17 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 171 (28.74%) MS Excel
2 149 (25.04%) MS Office
3 12 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.01%) MS Project
5 4 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.34%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.17%) Eikon
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 84 (14.12%) Office 365
2 56 (9.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.54%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.19%) IaaS
5 14 (2.35%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (2.02%) PaaS
8 8 (1.34%) SaaS
8 8 (1.34%) Yammer
9 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.50%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.17%) GitHub
12 1 (0.17%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 133 (22.35%) DNS
2 88 (14.79%) TCP/IP
3 85 (14.29%) DHCP
4 75 (12.61%) SAN
5 74 (12.44%) Firewall
6 58 (9.75%) WAN
7 57 (9.58%) LAN
8 43 (7.23%) VPN
9 35 (5.88%) Skype
9 35 (5.88%) VoIP
10 26 (4.37%) Internet
11 16 (2.69%) Network Security
11 16 (2.69%) VLAN
11 16 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (2.52%) Wireless
13 13 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (2.18%) HTTP
13 13 (2.18%) IPsec
13 13 (2.18%) IPv6
14 12 (2.02%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (16.81%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.18%) MS Access
10 6 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.84%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.67%) Datazen
13 3 (0.50%) Big Data
13 3 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.50%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.85%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.68%) JIRA
4 7 (1.18%) Ant
4 7 (1.18%) Hudson
4 7 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.18%) Maven
4 7 (1.18%) Subversion
5 2 (0.34%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.34%) MSI
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.17%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.17%) Moq
6 1 (0.17%) Selenium
6 1 (0.17%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 79 (13.28%) Finance
2 31 (5.21%) Banking
3 19 (3.19%) German Language
4 14 (2.35%) Marketing
5 13 (2.18%) French Language
6 10 (1.68%) Retail
7 9 (1.51%) Legal
7 9 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.18%) Advertising
8 7 (1.18%) Military
8 7 (1.18%) Spanish Language
9 6 (1.01%) Back Office
9 6 (1.01%) Law
9 6 (1.01%) Local Government
9 6 (1.01%) Portuguese Language
9 6 (1.01%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Billing
11 2 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 117 (19.66%) Support Engineer
2 80 (13.45%) Analyst
3 58 (9.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (9.24%) Desktop Support
5 48 (8.07%) Support Analyst
6 42 (7.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 40 (6.72%) Server Engineer
8 38 (6.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 35 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
9 35 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
10 34 (5.71%) Architect
11 32 (5.38%) Consultant
12 26 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (4.37%) Technical Support
13 25 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 25 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
14 23 (3.87%) Desktop Analyst
15 22 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
15 22 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
15 22 (3.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.21%) .NET
2 29 (4.87%) XML
3 17 (2.86%) CSS
4 14 (2.35%) Web Services
5 10 (1.68%) HTML
6 8 (1.34%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.18%) ODBC
7 7 (1.18%) REST
7 7 (1.18%) WSDL
7 7 (1.18%) XSD
8 6 (1.01%) ADO
8 6 (1.01%) ADO.NET
8 6 (1.01%) Middleware
8 6 (1.01%) SAML
9 4 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.67%) Autofac
9 4 (0.67%) Entity Framework
9 4 (0.67%) Unity DI Container
10 3 (0.50%) Castle Windsor
10 3 (0.50%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 80 (13.45%) Computer Science
1 80 (13.45%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.57%) Blackberry
3 37 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (6.22%) Clustering
4 33 (5.55%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.70%) PKI
6 18 (3.03%) Replication
7 17 (2.86%) Smartphone
8 16 (2.69%) Driving Licence
9 13 (2.18%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.02%) Private Cloud
11 11 (1.85%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.85%) NHS
11 11 (1.85%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.85%) User Experience
12 10 (1.68%) EMC VNX
13 9 (1.51%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.34%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 453 (76.13%) Windows
2 240 (40.34%) Windows Server
3 163 (27.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 157 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (20.34%) Windows 7
6 108 (18.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 88 (14.79%) Linux
8 42 (7.06%) Unix
9 27 (4.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (4.54%) Windows XP
10 20 (3.36%) Windows 10
10 20 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 17 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
12 16 (2.69%) VMS
13 14 (2.35%) Android
14 11 (1.85%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.51%) Mac OS X
16 8 (1.34%) CentOS
17 6 (1.01%) Mac OS
17 6 (1.01%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (37.65%) ITIL
2 92 (15.46%) Migration
3 40 (6.72%) ITIL V3
4 39 (6.55%) Service Delivery
5 34 (5.71%) Change Management
6 33 (5.55%) Configuration Management
6 33 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (5.38%) Project Management
8 29 (4.87%) Service Management
8 29 (4.87%) Time Management
9 25 (4.20%) Load Balancing
9 25 (4.20%) Mentoring
10 23 (3.87%) ITSM
11 22 (3.70%) PRINCE2
12 21 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (3.36%) Change Control
13 20 (3.36%) Root Cause Analysis
13 20 (3.36%) TOGAF
14 19 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.85%) PowerShell
2 105 (17.65%) SQL
3 31 (5.21%) VBScript
4 29 (4.87%) C#
5 20 (3.36%) Python
6 18 (3.03%) VB
7 17 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 15 (2.52%) C++
9 14 (2.35%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.18%) Java
11 12 (2.02%) C
12 11 (1.85%) Ruby
13 10 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.01%) Perl
15 5 (0.84%) VBA
16 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.50%) R
17 3 (0.50%) Scala
18 2 (0.34%) sed
Qualifications
1 595 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 168 (28.24%) MCSA
3 129 (21.68%) Cisco Certification
4 119 (20.00%) MCP
5 115 (19.33%) CCNA
6 109 (18.32%) Security Cleared
7 92 (15.46%) Degree
8 76 (12.77%) MCITP
9 73 (12.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 64 (10.76%) SC Cleared
11 53 (8.91%) MCDST
12 35 (5.88%) CCNP
13 34 (5.71%) MCSD
14 29 (4.87%) MCTS
15 20 (3.36%) CISSP
16 18 (3.03%) DV Cleared
16 18 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
18 11 (1.85%) MCDBA
18 11 (1.85%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.88%) SLA
2 11 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.68%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.51%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (1.01%) HL7
6 3 (0.50%) QA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 334 (56.13%) Active Directory
2 164 (27.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (13.95%) vSphere
4 70 (11.76%) XenApp
5 68 (11.43%) Hyper-V
6 26 (4.37%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (3.70%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.52%) Docker
9 13 (2.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (2.18%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.18%) XenServer
10 12 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.85%) UAG
12 10 (1.68%) Xen
13 9 (1.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (1.34%) Brightmail
14 8 (1.34%) ISA Server
15 6 (1.01%) Terminal Server
15 6 (1.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 92 (15.46%) SCCM
2 62 (10.42%) SCOM
3 44 (7.39%) WSUS
4 41 (6.89%) NetBackup
5 27 (4.54%) Backup Exec
6 22 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
7 17 (2.86%) Puppet
8 13 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 12 (2.02%) Ansible
10 11 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (1.34%) Nagios
12 8 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (1.18%) Tivoli
14 6 (1.01%) IBM BigFix
14 6 (1.01%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 6 (1.01%) vMotion
15 5 (0.84%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.84%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 381 (64.03%) Microsoft
2 248 (41.68%) VMware
3 155 (26.05%) Citrix
4 106 (17.82%) Cisco
5 104 (17.48%) HP
6 50 (8.40%) Dell
7 44 (7.39%) NetApp
7 44 (7.39%) Oracle
8 35 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 30 (5.04%) Symantec
10 28 (4.71%) Intel Security
11 26 (4.37%) EMC
12 22 (3.70%) CommVault
13 20 (3.36%) Remedy
14 19 (3.19%) IBM
15 15 (2.52%) Apple
16 13 (2.18%) Sophos
17 12 (2.02%) 3PAR
17 12 (2.02%) Juniper
17 12 (2.02%) SolarWinds
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