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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 287 253 239
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 334 365 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.77% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 3.99% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 167 187
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £170 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 54 47
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -13.04%
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
9564 9146 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.67% 19.34% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5529 5096 4065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 473 438
Average hourly rate £22.43 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +7 142 £325 - 69
South East -4 95 £300 - 39
East of England -20 22 £250 +1.01% 10
North West -34 19 £350 +40.00% 33
West Midlands -11 16 £225 -7.21% 10
Yorkshire -17 14 £300 -4.00% 20
South West -13 13 £278 +73.43% 19
East Midlands -13 7 £300 +11.11% 6
Midlands - 2 £275 -
North East -2 1 £330 - 4
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 717 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 549 (76.57%) Windows
3 464 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 391 (54.53%) Active Directory
5 306 (42.68%) VMware
6 290 (40.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 264 (36.82%) ITIL
8 247 (34.45%) MS Exchange
9 203 (28.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 202 (28.17%) MCP
11 201 (28.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 187 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 181 (25.24%) Citrix
14 169 (23.57%) Cisco
15 152 (21.20%) MCITP
16 141 (19.67%) MS Excel
17 139 (19.39%) MCSA
17 139 (19.39%) Windows 7
18 124 (17.29%) Security Cleared
18 124 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
19 123 (17.15%) DNS
20 116 (16.18%) SAN
21 114 (15.90%) HP
21 114 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2010
22 111 (15.48%) Firewall
23 110 (15.34%) SQL
24 106 (14.78%) CCNA
25 100 (13.95%) TCP/IP
26 99 (13.81%) Linux
27 98 (13.67%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 247 (34.45%) MS Exchange
2 114 (15.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (12.83%) SharePoint
4 76 (10.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 73 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 65 (9.07%) Lync
6 65 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (6.83%) IIS
8 33 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (3.35%) Office Communications Server
9 24 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 20 (2.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.12%) SAS
12 7 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.70%) Apache
13 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 141 (19.67%) MS Excel
2 97 (13.53%) MS Office
3 19 (2.65%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.84%) MS Project
6 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.56%) Office 365
2 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.26%) SaaS
3 9 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.98%) IaaS
4 7 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 123 (17.15%) DNS
2 116 (16.18%) SAN
3 111 (15.48%) Firewall
4 100 (13.95%) TCP/IP
5 95 (13.25%) DHCP
6 82 (11.44%) WAN
7 80 (11.16%) LAN
8 49 (6.83%) VPN
9 47 (6.56%) Internet
10 42 (5.86%) NAS
11 40 (5.58%) VoIP
12 30 (4.18%) VLAN
13 25 (3.49%) Wireless
14 19 (2.65%) NetScaler
15 17 (2.37%) SSL
15 17 (2.37%) MPLS
16 15 (2.09%) IP Telephony
17 12 (1.67%) PBX
17 12 (1.67%) Ethernet
18 10 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.13%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.56%) Spotfire
8 4 (0.56%) MySQL
9 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.42%) QlikView
9 3 (0.42%) PerformancePoint
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.14%) SSDT
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.84%) MSI
4 4 (0.56%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.42%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.42%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.14%) Ant
6 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 91 (12.69%) Finance
2 32 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.04%) Banking
4 14 (1.95%) Legal
5 10 (1.39%) Law
6 9 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.12%) Military
7 8 (1.12%) Marketing
8 6 (0.84%) Local Government
8 6 (0.84%) Retail
8 6 (0.84%) Back Office
9 5 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.56%) Electronics
10 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 118 (16.46%) Support Engineer
2 99 (13.81%) Analyst
3 76 (10.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 71 (9.90%) Consultant
5 63 (8.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 48 (6.69%) Server Engineer
7 42 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 40 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 36 (5.02%) IT Support
10 35 (4.88%) Desktop Support
11 34 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 30 (4.18%) Architect
12 30 (4.18%) Administrator
13 28 (3.91%) Service Analyst
13 28 (3.91%) Service Desk Analyst
14 24 (3.35%) Desktop Engineer
14 24 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 21 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
16 18 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
16 18 (2.51%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.37%) XML
1 17 (2.37%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.95%) Web Services
3 13 (1.81%) .NET
4 8 (1.12%) HTML
5 7 (0.98%) JSP
6 6 (0.84%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.70%) SOAP
8 4 (0.56%) LAMP
8 4 (0.56%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.42%) MDX
9 3 (0.42%) OLE
10 2 (0.28%) ODBC
11 1 (0.14%) EDI
11 1 (0.14%) WAP
11 1 (0.14%) COM
11 1 (0.14%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 64 (8.93%) Clustering
2 51 (7.11%) Blackberry
2 51 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 24 (3.35%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.23%) Replication
7 9 (1.26%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 7 (0.98%) iPhone
8 7 (0.98%) iPad
8 7 (0.98%) NHS
8 7 (0.98%) PKI
9 6 (0.84%) EPoS
9 6 (0.84%) Open Source
9 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.70%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.70%) CMDB
10 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 549 (76.57%) Windows
2 290 (40.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 203 (28.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 201 (28.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 139 (19.39%) Windows 7
6 99 (13.81%) Linux
7 73 (10.18%) Windows XP
8 39 (5.44%) UNIX
9 33 (4.60%) Windows 8
10 29 (4.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (2.93%) Windows 2000 Server
12 19 (2.65%) Windows Vista
13 15 (2.09%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.53%) Android
15 8 (1.12%) Solaris
15 8 (1.12%) AIX
16 6 (0.84%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.84%) Debian
16 6 (0.84%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (36.82%) ITIL
2 79 (11.02%) Migration
3 52 (7.25%) Service Management
4 48 (6.69%) Service Delivery
5 42 (5.86%) Project Management
6 37 (5.16%) PRINCE2
6 37 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (4.88%) Change Management
8 34 (4.74%) Configuration Management
9 29 (4.04%) Incident Management
9 29 (4.04%) ITIL V3
10 24 (3.35%) Time Management
11 21 (2.93%) Performance Monitoring
12 20 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
12 20 (2.79%) Network Management
12 20 (2.79%) Problem Management
12 20 (2.79%) Validation
13 19 (2.65%) Asset Management
13 19 (2.65%) CRM
13 19 (2.65%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 110 (15.34%) SQL
2 58 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 18 (2.51%) VBScript
4 9 (1.26%) C
5 8 (1.12%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.70%) VBA
6 5 (0.70%) R
7 4 (0.56%) PHP
7 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.42%) VB
8 3 (0.42%) C#
8 3 (0.42%) Java
8 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.28%) Python
9 2 (0.28%) Perl
9 2 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.14%) Tcl
10 1 (0.14%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.14%) Korn
10 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 717 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (28.17%) MCP
3 152 (21.20%) MCITP
4 139 (19.39%) MCSA
5 124 (17.29%) Security Cleared
5 124 (17.29%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (14.78%) CCNA
7 96 (13.39%) SC Cleared
8 88 (12.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 73 (10.18%) MCTS
10 59 (8.23%) Degree
11 52 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
12 43 (6.00%) CCA
13 41 (5.72%) DV Cleared
14 32 (4.46%) CCNP
15 25 (3.49%) MCDST
16 24 (3.35%) CCEA
17 23 (3.21%) A+ Certification
18 18 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
18 18 (2.51%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (10.88%) SLA
2 11 (1.53%) QA
3 10 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.98%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.56%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 391 (54.53%) Active Directory
2 187 (26.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (13.67%) Hyper-V
4 77 (10.74%) XenApp
5 51 (7.11%) vSphere
6 36 (5.02%) VMware ESX
7 23 (3.21%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.23%) ISA Server
9 15 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 13 (1.81%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (1.67%) Xen
12 12 (1.67%) Terminal Services
13 11 (1.53%) UAG
14 10 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
15 9 (1.26%) vCloud
15 9 (1.26%) VMware Server
15 9 (1.26%) Terminal Server
15 9 (1.26%) XenServer
16 8 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 96 (13.39%) SCCM
2 54 (7.53%) SCOM
3 27 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 11 (1.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.53%) Nagios
4 11 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.39%) HP SIM
5 10 (1.39%) WMI
6 9 (1.26%) OVSD
6 9 (1.26%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.12%) BladeLogic
7 8 (1.12%) SCSM
8 7 (0.98%) WSUS
9 6 (0.84%) Nessus
9 6 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.70%) MOM
10 5 (0.70%) Puppet
11 4 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 464 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 306 (42.68%) VMware
3 181 (25.24%) Citrix
4 169 (23.57%) Cisco
5 114 (15.90%) HP
6 54 (7.53%) McAfee
7 38 (5.30%) NetApp
8 37 (5.16%) Red Hat
9 30 (4.18%) Dell
9 30 (4.18%) EMC
10 29 (4.04%) Symantec
11 24 (3.35%) Sophos
12 23 (3.21%) Juniper
13 20 (2.79%) Avaya
14 18 (2.51%) IBM
15 17 (2.37%) Apple
16 16 (2.23%) Remedy
16 16 (2.23%) AppSense
17 13 (1.81%) Wyse
17 13 (1.81%) Veritas
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Essex
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
BPXNet
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Greater Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 27 days ago