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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 253 239 235
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 382 338 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.78% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.80% 4.30% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 190 214
Average daily rate £300 £285 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £152 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £283 £285
% change year-on-year
-2.65% -0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 54
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £135.00 £31.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.40 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-15.76% -0.54%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10051 7856 9696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.57% 18.19% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5762 4193 5089
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 503 448 527
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -27 149 £325 +4.83% 89
South East -9 83 £330 +11.86% 66
East of England -17 44 £250 +11.11% 12
North West +2 36 £250 +17.64% 17
South West -23 23 £205 +2.50% 22
West Midlands -16 21 £224 +9.14% 11
Yorkshire -18 14 £313 -5.30% 10
East Midlands -12 11 £348 +31.13% 5
North East - 1 - - 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 737 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 581 (78.83%) Windows
3 457 (62.01%) Microsoft
4 388 (52.65%) Active Directory
5 311 (42.20%) VMware
6 301 (40.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 272 (36.91%) ITIL
8 252 (34.19%) MS Exchange
9 221 (29.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 216 (29.31%) MCP
11 212 (28.77%) Citrix
12 210 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
13 196 (26.59%) MS Excel
14 179 (24.29%) MCITP
15 166 (22.52%) DNS
16 146 (19.81%) Windows 7
17 143 (19.40%) DHCP
18 141 (19.13%) Cisco
19 135 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
20 133 (18.05%) MCSA
21 128 (17.37%) MS Office
22 121 (16.42%) SQL
22 121 (16.42%) CCNA
23 117 (15.88%) SQL Server
23 117 (15.88%) vSphere
24 108 (14.65%) PowerShell
25 106 (14.38%) SAN
26 105 (14.25%) Exchange Server 2010
27 98 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2003
28 94 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 252 (34.19%) MS Exchange
2 105 (14.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (13.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 94 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 79 (10.72%) SharePoint
6 58 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 52 (7.06%) IIS
8 41 (5.56%) Lync
9 28 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 25 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 15 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
12 13 (1.76%) IBM Notes
13 11 (1.49%) Apache
14 10 (1.36%) SAS
14 10 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.22%) JOnAS
15 9 (1.22%) Tomcat
16 8 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
17 7 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
18 4 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 196 (26.59%) MS Excel
2 128 (17.37%) MS Office
3 29 (3.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.22%) MS Project
5 8 (1.09%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.41%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.27%) Mingle
8 1 (0.14%) CATIA
8 1 (0.14%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 9 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.27%) Tridion
4 2 (0.27%) assyst
4 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.85%) Office 365
2 7 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.54%) SaaS
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 166 (22.52%) DNS
2 143 (19.40%) DHCP
3 106 (14.38%) SAN
4 90 (12.21%) TCP/IP
5 87 (11.80%) Firewall
6 85 (11.53%) LAN
7 84 (11.40%) WAN
8 41 (5.56%) Internet
9 40 (5.43%) VPN
10 37 (5.02%) VLAN
11 30 (4.07%) Wireless
11 30 (4.07%) SMTP
12 29 (3.93%) NetScaler
13 22 (2.99%) VoIP
14 21 (2.85%) Network Security
15 17 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (2.31%) NAS
16 13 (1.76%) Intranet
17 12 (1.63%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (15.88%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.81%) MySQL
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.41%) IDOL
9 2 (0.27%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.27%) DTS
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (1.63%) MSI
2 11 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.36%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.27%) NUnit
4 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.14%) MSTest
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 92 (12.48%) Finance
2 36 (4.88%) Legal
3 34 (4.61%) Law
4 32 (4.34%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.71%) Banking
6 15 (2.04%) Advertising
7 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.95%) French Language
8 6 (0.81%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.81%) Publishing
8 6 (0.81%) Military
9 5 (0.68%) Games
9 5 (0.68%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (0.54%) Retail
10 4 (0.54%) Back Office
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 124 (16.82%) Support Engineer
2 99 (13.43%) Analyst
3 60 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 59 (8.01%) Consultant
5 58 (7.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (6.92%) Systems Engineer
7 50 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 49 (6.65%) Support Analyst
9 39 (5.29%) Administrator
10 36 (4.88%) Server Engineer
11 35 (4.75%) Architect
12 27 (3.66%) Desktop Support
13 24 (3.26%) IT Support
13 24 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 23 (3.12%) Technical Support
14 23 (3.12%) Service Analyst
15 22 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
15 22 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
16 21 (2.85%) Desktop Engineer
17 20 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.21%) .NET
2 24 (3.26%) Web Services
3 22 (2.99%) Application Packaging
4 10 (1.36%) Middleware
5 8 (1.09%) XML
6 7 (0.95%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.81%) HTML
8 5 (0.68%) XMPP
9 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.54%) XSLT
9 4 (0.54%) Classic ASP
9 4 (0.54%) CSS
9 4 (0.54%) WCF
10 3 (0.41%) XSD
11 2 (0.27%) LAMP
11 2 (0.27%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.27%) RESTful
11 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.27%) HTML5
11 2 (0.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.40%) Blackberry
2 62 (8.41%) Clustering
3 34 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.12%) Thin Client
4 23 (3.12%) Fat Client
5 21 (2.85%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.63%) Replication
6 12 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.36%) EqualLogic
9 7 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.95%) NHS
10 4 (0.54%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.54%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.54%) iPad
10 4 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.41%) Statistics
11 3 (0.41%) PKI
11 3 (0.41%) Handset
11 3 (0.41%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 581 (78.83%) Windows
2 301 (40.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 221 (29.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 146 (19.81%) Windows 7
5 84 (11.40%) Windows XP
6 74 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (8.96%) Linux
8 42 (5.70%) UNIX
9 28 (3.80%) Windows 2000 Server
10 27 (3.66%) Windows 8
11 26 (3.53%) Windows 2000
12 25 (3.39%) Windows Vista
13 11 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (0.81%) Android
14 6 (0.81%) Windows NT
14 6 (0.81%) Solaris
15 4 (0.54%) Debian
16 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.41%) VMS
17 2 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (36.91%) ITIL
2 77 (10.45%) Migration
3 61 (8.28%) Service Management
4 51 (6.92%) Project Management
5 44 (5.97%) Service Delivery
6 36 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (4.34%) Load Balancing
7 32 (4.34%) Change Control
8 29 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
9 27 (3.66%) PRINCE2
10 26 (3.53%) Problem Management
11 25 (3.39%) Change Management
12 23 (3.12%) Business Continuity
12 23 (3.12%) Server Monitoring
13 21 (2.85%) Incident Management
14 20 (2.71%) Workflow
15 18 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (2.31%) ITIL V3
17 14 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
17 14 (1.90%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (16.42%) SQL
2 108 (14.65%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.48%) VB
4 15 (2.04%) VBScript
5 13 (1.76%) C#
6 11 (1.49%) C
7 7 (0.95%) T-SQL
7 7 (0.95%) Perl
8 6 (0.81%) C++
8 6 (0.81%) Java
9 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.27%) VBA
11 2 (0.27%) Korn
12 1 (0.14%) AWK
12 1 (0.14%) LotusScript
12 1 (0.14%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.14%) C-shell
12 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 737 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 216 (29.31%) MCP
3 179 (24.29%) MCITP
4 135 (18.32%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (18.05%) MCSA
6 121 (16.42%) CCNA
7 73 (9.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 64 (8.68%) MCTS
8 64 (8.68%) Security Cleared
9 61 (8.28%) Degree
10 56 (7.60%) Citrix Certification
11 49 (6.65%) CCNP
12 43 (5.83%) SC Cleared
13 40 (5.43%) CCA
14 39 (5.29%) MCDST
15 31 (4.21%) A+ Certification
16 26 (3.53%) MCSD
17 23 (3.12%) ITIL Certification
17 23 (3.12%) DV Cleared
18 17 (2.31%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (6.65%) SLA
2 13 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) HL7
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 388 (52.65%) Active Directory
2 210 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (15.88%) vSphere
4 84 (11.40%) Hyper-V
5 79 (10.72%) XenApp
6 58 (7.87%) VMware ESX
7 43 (5.83%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (2.71%) ISA Server
10 19 (2.58%) XenServer
11 18 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
12 15 (2.04%) UAG
13 9 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.68%) IAG
15 5 (0.68%) vCloud
15 5 (0.68%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.54%) NFS
16 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 84 (11.40%) SCCM
2 43 (5.83%) SCOM
3 31 (4.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 28 (3.80%) MAILsweeper
4 28 (3.80%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 12 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.36%) WSUS
8 9 (1.22%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.81%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.54%) AppDNA
11 4 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.41%) MOM
12 3 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.41%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.41%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 457 (62.01%) Microsoft
2 311 (42.20%) VMware
3 212 (28.77%) Citrix
4 141 (19.13%) Cisco
5 93 (12.62%) HP
6 57 (7.73%) Dell
7 42 (5.70%) Symantec
8 31 (4.21%) Oracle
9 29 (3.93%) NetApp
10 28 (3.80%) McAfee
11 27 (3.66%) IBM
11 27 (3.66%) EMC
11 27 (3.66%) Open Text
11 27 (3.66%) Clearswift
11 27 (3.66%) Altiris
12 26 (3.53%) RightFax
13 21 (2.85%) Websense
14 20 (2.71%) Compaq
15 19 (2.58%) Sophos
16 16 (2.17%) Avaya
Warwickshire
Jumar
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £16 - £18 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
IT HR
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Horley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Engineering
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
E-Resourcing Limited
Rate: £15.00 - £16.50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimbledon
Premier Group
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Plymouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £150 per day + Possible renewals
Posted: 22 days ago