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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 255 214 252
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +38
Contract jobs citing MCSE 398 451 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.94% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 5.34% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 227 188
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 49 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.50 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £35.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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
9543 8443 9343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 17.54% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5490 4696 4904
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 437 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.42 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 -38 146 £375 +2.04% 53
South East 0 136 £300 -11.76% 53
North West +13 44 £300 +33.33% 23
South West -34 17 £325 +85.71% 13
East of England -42 17 £270 -1.81% 14
Yorkshire +6 14 £290 - 9
West Midlands -10 12 £265 -18.46% 5
East Midlands -16 6 £450 +41.73% 10
North East -22 3 - - 4
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 761 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 589 (77.40%) Windows
3 474 (62.29%) Microsoft
4 415 (54.53%) Active Directory
5 318 (41.79%) VMware
6 312 (41.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 262 (34.43%) ITIL
8 255 (33.51%) MS Exchange
9 214 (28.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 208 (27.33%) MCP
11 204 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 188 (24.70%) Citrix
13 187 (24.57%) MCITP
14 180 (23.65%) DNS
15 177 (23.26%) MS Excel
16 161 (21.16%) SAN
17 160 (21.02%) Firewall
18 152 (19.97%) Cisco
19 142 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2010
20 139 (18.27%) DHCP
21 138 (18.13%) HP
22 131 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
23 130 (17.08%) Cisco Certification
24 128 (16.82%) SQL
25 127 (16.69%) SQL Server
26 124 (16.29%) SCCM
27 123 (16.16%) TCP/IP
28 122 (16.03%) MCSA
29 120 (15.77%) CCNA
30 105 (13.80%) Windows 7

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 255 (33.51%) MS Exchange
2 142 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 83 (10.91%) SharePoint
4 81 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 81 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 65 (8.54%) IIS
6 45 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (5.78%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (5.26%) Lync
9 33 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.05%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2000
14 5 (0.66%) JOnAS
15 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 177 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 103 (13.53%) MS Office
3 20 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.39%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.10%) assyst
2 8 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.53%) 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 18 (2.37%) Office 365
2 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.31%) IaaS
5 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 180 (23.65%) DNS
2 161 (21.16%) SAN
3 160 (21.02%) Firewall
4 139 (18.27%) DHCP
5 123 (16.16%) TCP/IP
6 80 (10.51%) WAN
7 77 (10.12%) LAN
8 45 (5.91%) Internet
9 34 (4.47%) VoIP
10 33 (4.34%) VPN
11 32 (4.20%) Wireless
12 29 (3.81%) Network Security
13 28 (3.68%) NAS
14 20 (2.63%) IP Telephony
15 18 (2.37%) iSCSI
15 18 (2.37%) SMTP
15 18 (2.37%) MPLS
16 17 (2.23%) VLAN
17 15 (1.97%) Intranet
18 13 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (16.69%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (3.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.92%) MySQL
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.79%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.66%) DTS
12 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
13 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 13 (1.71%) MSI
2 11 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.79%) Subversion
5 4 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.53%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.53%) InstallShield
5 4 (0.53%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.39%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 95 (12.48%) Finance
2 25 (3.29%) Banking
3 21 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.37%) Advertising
5 17 (2.23%) Marketing
6 15 (1.97%) French Language
7 14 (1.84%) Spanish Language
7 14 (1.84%) Mandarin Language
7 14 (1.84%) Law
8 8 (1.05%) Back Office
9 7 (0.92%) Front Office
9 7 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.92%) Retail
9 7 (0.92%) Military
10 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.53%) International Banking
11 4 (0.53%) Legal
12 3 (0.39%) Publishing
12 3 (0.39%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 124 (16.29%) Analyst
1 124 (16.29%) Support Engineer
2 73 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 60 (7.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 50 (6.57%) Support Analyst
5 47 (6.18%) Systems Engineer
6 46 (6.04%) Consultant
7 42 (5.52%) Server Engineer
8 40 (5.26%) Administrator
9 35 (4.60%) Architect
10 31 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 26 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 25 (3.29%) Security Analyst
12 25 (3.29%) Desktop Support
13 23 (3.02%) IT Support
14 21 (2.76%) Network Engineer
15 20 (2.63%) Service Analyst
15 20 (2.63%) 1st Line Support
16 19 (2.50%) Systems Administrator
16 19 (2.50%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (7.62%) .NET
2 19 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 15 (1.97%) HTML
4 10 (1.31%) .NET Framework
4 10 (1.31%) Software Packaging
5 9 (1.18%) Middleware
6 8 (1.05%) Web Services
6 8 (1.05%) WCF
7 7 (0.92%) JSP
8 5 (0.66%) XML
8 5 (0.66%) CSS
8 5 (0.66%) WPF
8 5 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.66%) Application Packaging
8 5 (0.66%) MDX
9 4 (0.53%) HTML5
9 4 (0.53%) Classic ASP
9 4 (0.53%) WAP
9 4 (0.53%) XSLT
9 4 (0.53%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.15%) Clustering
2 60 (7.88%) Blackberry
3 25 (3.29%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.89%) PKI
6 13 (1.71%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.71%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.58%) Replication
8 10 (1.31%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.18%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.05%) iPad
11 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.79%) Derivative
11 6 (0.79%) NHS
11 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.66%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.66%) Grid Computing
12 5 (0.66%) Statistics
12 5 (0.66%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 589 (77.40%) Windows
2 312 (41.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 214 (28.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (17.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (13.80%) Windows 7
6 80 (10.51%) Linux
7 73 (9.59%) Windows XP
8 49 (6.44%) UNIX
9 25 (3.29%) Windows 2000
10 24 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (3.15%) Windows 8
11 20 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (1.84%) Windows Vista
13 12 (1.58%) Windows NT
14 7 (0.92%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.53%) Android
16 3 (0.39%) CentOS
16 3 (0.39%) VMS
17 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (34.43%) ITIL
2 62 (8.15%) Migration
3 56 (7.36%) Project Management
4 39 (5.12%) Service Management
5 38 (4.99%) Load Balancing
6 36 (4.73%) Incident Management
7 34 (4.47%) Configuration Management
7 34 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (3.68%) Service Delivery
9 25 (3.29%) Change Management
9 25 (3.29%) PRINCE2
10 24 (3.15%) Change Control
11 22 (2.89%) Information Security
11 22 (2.89%) Penetration Testing
12 21 (2.76%) Problem Management
12 21 (2.76%) Workflow
13 18 (2.37%) Time Management
14 16 (2.10%) Performance Tuning
15 14 (1.84%) Network Management
16 13 (1.71%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (16.82%) SQL
2 87 (11.43%) PowerShell
3 20 (2.63%) C#
4 19 (2.50%) VBScript
5 18 (2.37%) T-SQL
6 16 (2.10%) C
7 15 (1.97%) VB
8 14 (1.84%) Perl
9 11 (1.45%) JavaScript
10 10 (1.31%) C++
11 9 (1.18%) Java
12 4 (0.53%) Bourne shell
12 4 (0.53%) VBA
12 4 (0.53%) Korn
13 3 (0.39%) Python
13 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.39%) PHP
14 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
15 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 761 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 208 (27.33%) MCP
3 187 (24.57%) MCITP
4 130 (17.08%) Cisco Certification
5 122 (16.03%) MCSA
6 120 (15.77%) CCNA
7 98 (12.88%) Security Cleared
8 96 (12.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 91 (11.96%) Degree
10 71 (9.33%) MCTS
11 70 (9.20%) SC Cleared
12 48 (6.31%) CCNP
13 38 (4.99%) MCDST
14 30 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (3.81%) CISSP
16 26 (3.42%) CCA
16 26 (3.42%) VCP5
17 25 (3.29%) DV Cleared
18 23 (3.02%) CEH
19 20 (2.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.10%) SLA
2 18 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.18%) QA
4 7 (0.92%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.39%) BS7799
7 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 415 (54.53%) Active Directory
2 204 (26.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (11.83%) vSphere
4 86 (11.30%) Hyper-V
5 60 (7.88%) VMware ESX
6 58 (7.62%) XenApp
7 39 (5.12%) XenServer
8 33 (4.34%) XenDesktop
9 28 (3.68%) ISA Server
10 22 (2.89%) UAG
11 14 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.84%) NFS
12 13 (1.71%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.45%) vCloud
15 10 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (1.05%) Xen
17 7 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
18 6 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 6 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 124 (16.29%) SCCM
2 60 (7.88%) SCOM
3 36 (4.73%) Backup Exec
4 16 (2.10%) SCVMM
5 15 (1.97%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.84%) Nessus
6 14 (1.84%) WSUS
7 11 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (1.31%) Nagios
9 8 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.05%) MAILsweeper
9 8 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.92%) BladeLogic
11 6 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.53%) Puppet
13 4 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 474 (62.29%) Microsoft
2 318 (41.79%) VMware
3 188 (24.70%) Citrix
4 152 (19.97%) Cisco
5 138 (18.13%) HP
6 64 (8.41%) Symantec
7 59 (7.75%) Dell
8 38 (4.99%) Oracle
9 35 (4.60%) NetApp
10 31 (4.07%) McAfee
11 28 (3.68%) Avaya
11 28 (3.68%) Juniper
12 25 (3.29%) EMC
12 25 (3.29%) SolarWinds
13 24 (3.15%) Red Hat
14 22 (2.89%) CheckPoint
15 21 (2.76%) IBM
16 20 (2.63%) Intel
17 19 (2.50%) Compaq
18 18 (2.37%) F5
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Capita Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Rate: £19k - 24k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Ascot, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
County Durham
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €500 - €800 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £180 - £230 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
British Film Institute
Rate: From £34,446 to £40,296 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Steria
Rate: From £28,000 to £34,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 23 days ago