The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 247 209 235
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +26
Contract jobs citing MCSE 366 463 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.99% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.98% 5.57% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 236 185
Average daily rate
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£301 £334 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.86% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £466 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 52 48
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £13.50 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9190 8305 9096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.62% 17.82% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5234 4509 4797
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 455 566
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.96 £41.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
UK

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -44 145 £375 +2.04% 56
South East 0 126 £295 -13.74% 48
North West +6 33 £275 +21.68% 13
East of England -21 24 £213 -10.52% 17
South West -35 15 £319 +82.14% 11
West Midlands -14 8 £250 -16.66% 8
Yorkshire -8 7 £313 - 18
East Midlands -18 7 £350 +12.90% 11
Midlands - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 726 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 564 (77.69%) Windows
3 457 (62.95%) Microsoft
4 397 (54.68%) Active Directory
5 313 (43.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 308 (42.42%) VMware
7 258 (35.54%) MS Exchange
8 256 (35.26%) ITIL
9 210 (28.93%) MCP
10 206 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 202 (27.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 192 (26.45%) Citrix
13 191 (26.31%) MCITP
14 175 (24.10%) MS Excel
15 170 (23.42%) DNS
16 153 (21.07%) Cisco
17 152 (20.94%) Firewall
18 141 (19.42%) SAN
19 139 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
20 134 (18.46%) DHCP
21 133 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
22 129 (17.77%) SQL
23 124 (17.08%) MCSA
24 123 (16.94%) CCNA
25 116 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
25 116 (15.98%) SCCM
26 114 (15.70%) MS Office
27 113 (15.56%) SQL Server
28 110 (15.15%) TCP/IP
29 106 (14.60%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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
1 258 (35.54%) MS Exchange
2 139 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 91 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 86 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 81 (11.16%) SharePoint
6 55 (7.58%) IIS
7 45 (6.20%) Lync
8 44 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 42 (5.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 41 (5.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 22 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.96%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.69%) JOnAS
13 5 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.41%) Documentum
14 3 (0.41%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
15 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 175 (24.10%) MS Excel
2 114 (15.70%) MS Office
3 21 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.38%) assyst
2 7 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.48%) Office 365
2 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.24%) IaaS
5 7 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (23.42%) DNS
2 152 (20.94%) Firewall
3 141 (19.42%) SAN
4 134 (18.46%) DHCP
5 110 (15.15%) TCP/IP
6 89 (12.26%) LAN
7 85 (11.71%) WAN
8 41 (5.65%) VPN
9 39 (5.37%) Internet
10 35 (4.82%) Wireless
11 31 (4.27%) VoIP
12 28 (3.86%) Network Security
13 27 (3.72%) NAS
14 20 (2.75%) SMTP
15 19 (2.62%) MPLS
16 18 (2.48%) NetScaler
16 18 (2.48%) IP Telephony
17 17 (2.34%) iSCSI
18 15 (2.07%) VLAN
18 15 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.96%) MySQL
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.69%) DTS
10 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.41%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.28%) QlikView
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (1.65%) MSI
2 9 (1.24%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (0.83%) Subversion
5 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.55%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.55%) CruiseControl
5 4 (0.55%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.55%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 96 (13.22%) Finance
2 23 (3.17%) Banking
3 22 (3.03%) Advertising
4 19 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.48%) French Language
6 17 (2.34%) Marketing
6 17 (2.34%) Spanish Language
6 17 (2.34%) Mandarin Language
7 13 (1.79%) Law
8 8 (1.10%) Back Office
9 7 (0.96%) Retail
9 7 (0.96%) Front Office
9 7 (0.96%) Legal
10 6 (0.83%) Military
11 5 (0.69%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.55%) Publishing
12 4 (0.55%) International Banking
13 3 (0.41%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 136 (18.73%) Support Engineer
2 115 (15.84%) Analyst
3 72 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 61 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 50 (6.89%) Support Analyst
6 45 (6.20%) Consultant
7 42 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
8 41 (5.65%) Server Engineer
9 35 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.68%) Architect
11 28 (3.86%) Administrator
12 26 (3.58%) Network Engineer
13 25 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (3.17%) Desktop Support
14 23 (3.17%) IT Support
15 20 (2.75%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.62%) Security Analyst
16 19 (2.62%) Desktop Engineer
16 19 (2.62%) Wintel Engineer
17 18 (2.48%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.71%) .NET
2 17 (2.34%) ASP.NET
3 14 (1.93%) HTML
4 11 (1.52%) Middleware
5 10 (1.38%) WCF
6 9 (1.24%) .NET Framework
6 9 (1.24%) Software Packaging
7 8 (1.10%) XML
8 7 (0.96%) Web Services
9 6 (0.83%) Application Packaging
9 6 (0.83%) JSP
10 5 (0.69%) WPF
10 5 (0.69%) MDX
11 4 (0.55%) HTML5
11 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.55%) WinForms
11 4 (0.55%) WAP
11 4 (0.55%) Classic ASP
11 4 (0.55%) CSS
11 4 (0.55%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.68%) Blackberry
2 58 (7.99%) Clustering
3 26 (3.58%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.44%) Computer Science
5 17 (2.34%) PKI
6 14 (1.93%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.93%) Replication
6 14 (1.93%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.24%) EqualLogic
9 7 (0.96%) iPad
10 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (0.83%) Derivative
11 5 (0.69%) Statistics
11 5 (0.69%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.69%) Grid Computing
12 4 (0.55%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.55%) Open Source
12 4 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 564 (77.69%) Windows
2 313 (43.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 202 (27.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 116 (15.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (14.05%) Windows 7
6 81 (11.16%) Linux
7 77 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 48 (6.61%) UNIX
9 25 (3.44%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 22 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (2.20%) Windows 2000
13 14 (1.93%) Windows Vista
14 8 (1.10%) Windows NT
15 7 (0.96%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.83%) Android
17 3 (0.41%) CentOS
18 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
19 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
19 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (35.26%) ITIL
2 62 (8.54%) Migration
3 54 (7.44%) Project Management
4 49 (6.75%) Service Management
5 38 (5.23%) Incident Management
6 36 (4.96%) Configuration Management
7 35 (4.82%) Service Delivery
8 31 (4.27%) Load Balancing
9 28 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (3.31%) Problem Management
10 24 (3.31%) PRINCE2
10 24 (3.31%) Change Management
11 22 (3.03%) Workflow
12 20 (2.75%) Information Security
13 19 (2.62%) Change Control
14 16 (2.20%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (2.20%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (2.07%) Business Continuity
15 15 (2.07%) Network Management
16 13 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 129 (17.77%) SQL
2 91 (12.53%) PowerShell
3 21 (2.89%) C#
4 20 (2.75%) VBScript
5 16 (2.20%) VB
5 16 (2.20%) C
6 14 (1.93%) T-SQL
7 13 (1.79%) C++
8 11 (1.52%) Perl
9 10 (1.38%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.10%) Java
11 5 (0.69%) VBA
12 3 (0.41%) Python
12 3 (0.41%) PHP
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) PowerHouse
14 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.14%) Korn
14 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 726 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (28.93%) MCP
3 191 (26.31%) MCITP
4 133 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
5 124 (17.08%) MCSA
6 123 (16.94%) CCNA
7 92 (12.67%) Degree
8 89 (12.26%) Security Cleared
9 88 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 70 (9.64%) MCTS
11 66 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 50 (6.89%) CCNP
13 40 (5.51%) MCDST
14 33 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (3.99%) DV Cleared
16 26 (3.58%) VCP5
17 25 (3.44%) CISSP
18 24 (3.31%) CCA
19 22 (3.03%) A+ Certification
20 18 (2.48%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (7.16%) SLA
2 19 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.10%) QA
4 7 (0.96%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.41%) BS7799
7 2 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 397 (54.68%) Active Directory
2 206 (28.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (13.09%) Hyper-V
4 89 (12.26%) vSphere
5 60 (8.26%) XenApp
6 56 (7.71%) VMware ESX
7 36 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 34 (4.68%) XenServer
9 22 (3.03%) ISA Server
10 19 (2.62%) UAG
11 14 (1.93%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (1.38%) Terminal Services
12 10 (1.38%) NFS
13 8 (1.10%) vCloud
13 8 (1.10%) Xen
14 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 4 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 116 (15.98%) SCCM
2 51 (7.02%) SCOM
3 38 (5.23%) Backup Exec
4 17 (2.34%) SCVMM
5 15 (2.07%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (1.79%) WSUS
6 13 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (1.65%) Nessus
7 12 (1.65%) MAILsweeper
8 10 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.10%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.69%) Nagios
11 5 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.55%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
13 3 (0.41%) OVSD
Vendors
1 457 (62.95%) Microsoft
2 308 (42.42%) VMware
3 192 (26.45%) Citrix
4 153 (21.07%) Cisco
5 106 (14.60%) HP
6 56 (7.71%) Symantec
7 53 (7.30%) Dell
8 37 (5.10%) McAfee
9 34 (4.68%) Oracle
10 28 (3.86%) Juniper
10 28 (3.86%) NetApp
11 27 (3.72%) Avaya
12 25 (3.44%) SolarWinds
13 24 (3.31%) EMC
14 23 (3.17%) Sophos
15 22 (3.03%) Red Hat
15 22 (3.03%) CheckPoint
16 21 (2.89%) Apple
17 19 (2.62%) IBM
18 17 (2.34%) Compaq
Berkshire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.59 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £45000 per annum + FTC
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham
Orgtel
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £230.00 - £240.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Upon Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxted, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum Pro-rate
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 days ago