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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 245 204 260
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +56
Contract jobs citing MCSE 435 483 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 1.00% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.10% 5.86% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 291 183
Average daily rate
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£347 £352 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £188 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £352 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 35
Average hourly rate £19.46 £20.11 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.23% +5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £11.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.72% +14.28%
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
10622 8241 9359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.99% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6010 4760 4950
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 343 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.68 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% -19.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.77 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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
South East -18 159 £325 -15.58% 52
London -37 142 £375 +9.89% 59
North West +16 42 £350 +55.55% 23
East of England -36 23 £310 +12.72% 8
North East -19 16 £250 -6.54% 2
South West -31 16 £330 -12.00% 14
Yorkshire -4 14 £295 -6.34% 12
West Midlands -13 14 £300 -17.24% 16
East Midlands +1 8 £360 +30.90% 7
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 788 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 618 (78.43%) Windows
3 491 (62.31%) Microsoft
4 408 (51.78%) Active Directory
5 317 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 312 (39.59%) VMware
7 283 (35.91%) ITIL
8 269 (34.14%) MS Exchange
9 226 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 219 (27.79%) MCP
11 196 (24.87%) Citrix
12 195 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 174 (22.08%) MCITP
14 168 (21.32%) MS Excel
15 164 (20.81%) Firewall
16 162 (20.56%) DNS
16 162 (20.56%) SAN
17 157 (19.92%) HP
17 157 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
18 144 (18.27%) Security Cleared
19 143 (18.15%) Cisco
20 142 (18.02%) TCP/IP
21 137 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
22 132 (16.75%) SQL Server
23 127 (16.12%) Cisco Certification
24 125 (15.86%) DHCP
25 121 (15.36%) CCNA
25 121 (15.36%) Windows 7
26 120 (15.23%) SCCM
27 119 (15.10%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 269 (34.14%) MS Exchange
2 137 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (11.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 86 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 83 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 72 (9.14%) IIS
7 59 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (5.58%) Lync
9 36 (4.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 28 (3.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.89%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2000
13 7 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
14 6 (0.76%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.63%) Apache
15 5 (0.63%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
17 3 (0.38%) Documentum
Applications
1 168 (21.32%) MS Excel
2 109 (13.83%) MS Office
3 23 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.63%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
6 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (2.16%) assyst
2 9 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.25%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.79%) Office 365
2 17 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.40%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 164 (20.81%) Firewall
2 162 (20.56%) DNS
2 162 (20.56%) SAN
3 142 (18.02%) TCP/IP
4 125 (15.86%) DHCP
5 74 (9.39%) WAN
6 70 (8.88%) LAN
7 55 (6.98%) Internet
8 32 (4.06%) NAS
8 32 (4.06%) VPN
9 28 (3.55%) Network Security
10 27 (3.43%) VoIP
11 25 (3.17%) Wireless
12 21 (2.66%) SMTP
13 20 (2.54%) X.400
14 19 (2.41%) X.500
15 16 (2.03%) IP Telephony
15 16 (2.03%) VLAN
15 16 (2.03%) NetScaler
15 16 (2.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (4.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 22 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (1.14%) MySQL
9 6 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.76%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.38%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.38%) DTS
10 3 (0.38%) OLAP
11 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 15 (1.90%) MSI
2 10 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.76%) Subversion
4 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.51%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.51%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.38%) LoadRunner
5 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 101 (12.82%) Finance
2 28 (3.55%) Banking
3 21 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.28%) Marketing
5 17 (2.16%) Law
6 15 (1.90%) Spanish Language
7 13 (1.65%) Advertising
8 12 (1.52%) Mandarin Language
8 12 (1.52%) French Language
9 10 (1.27%) Military
10 9 (1.14%) Retail
11 8 (1.02%) Front Office
11 8 (1.02%) Back Office
12 5 (0.63%) Legal
12 5 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.51%) International Banking
14 3 (0.38%) Games
15 2 (0.25%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (17.01%) Analyst
2 114 (14.47%) Support Engineer
3 81 (10.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 58 (7.36%) Support Analyst
5 55 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 50 (6.35%) Consultant
7 45 (5.71%) Administrator
7 45 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 42 (5.33%) Architect
9 33 (4.19%) Desktop Support
10 32 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
11 27 (3.43%) Security Analyst
12 25 (3.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 25 (3.17%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (3.17%) Messaging Engineer
12 25 (3.17%) Wintel Engineer
13 24 (3.05%) Service Analyst
13 24 (3.05%) 1st Line Support
14 23 (2.92%) IT Support
15 22 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.58%) .NET
2 18 (2.28%) ASP.NET
3 14 (1.78%) HTML
4 12 (1.52%) Software Packaging
5 7 (0.89%) .NET Framework
5 7 (0.89%) JSP
6 6 (0.76%) WCF
7 5 (0.63%) MDX
7 5 (0.63%) Web Services
7 5 (0.63%) Middleware
8 4 (0.51%) WAP
8 4 (0.51%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.51%) LAMP
8 4 (0.51%) WinForms
8 4 (0.51%) CSS
8 4 (0.51%) WPF
8 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.38%) HTML5
10 2 (0.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (0.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 79 (10.03%) Clustering
2 64 (8.12%) Blackberry
3 54 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.05%) PKI
5 22 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.41%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.03%) Replication
8 14 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.52%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.52%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.40%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.02%) iPad
12 7 (0.89%) CMDB
12 7 (0.89%) EPoS
12 7 (0.89%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.76%) Derivative
13 6 (0.76%) iPhone
13 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.63%) Grid Computing
14 5 (0.63%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 618 (78.43%) Windows
2 317 (40.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 226 (28.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 157 (19.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 121 (15.36%) Windows 7
6 100 (12.69%) Linux
7 70 (8.88%) Windows XP
8 57 (7.23%) UNIX
9 40 (5.08%) Windows 8
10 32 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (3.30%) Windows 2000
12 25 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 17 (2.16%) Windows Vista
14 13 (1.65%) Windows NT
15 10 (1.27%) Android
16 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.51%) CentOS
17 4 (0.51%) Solaris
18 3 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (35.91%) ITIL
2 54 (6.85%) Migration
3 47 (5.96%) Project Management
4 46 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 44 (5.58%) Service Management
6 43 (5.46%) Incident Management
7 35 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 33 (4.19%) Load Balancing
9 30 (3.81%) Change Control
10 29 (3.68%) Time Management
10 29 (3.68%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.55%) Change Management
12 24 (3.05%) Validation
13 23 (2.92%) Penetration Testing
13 23 (2.92%) Problem Management
13 23 (2.92%) Information Security
13 23 (2.92%) PRINCE2
14 17 (2.16%) Coaching
15 16 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
15 16 (2.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 119 (15.10%) SQL
2 76 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 24 (3.05%) VBScript
4 17 (2.16%) T-SQL
5 16 (2.03%) VB
6 15 (1.90%) C
6 15 (1.90%) C#
7 11 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 10 (1.27%) Perl
9 8 (1.02%) VBA
10 5 (0.63%) PHP
10 5 (0.63%) C++
10 5 (0.63%) Bourne shell
10 5 (0.63%) Korn
11 3 (0.38%) Python
11 3 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.25%) Java
13 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.13%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 788 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 219 (27.79%) MCP
3 174 (22.08%) MCITP
4 144 (18.27%) Security Cleared
5 127 (16.12%) Cisco Certification
6 121 (15.36%) CCNA
7 113 (14.34%) MCSA
8 106 (13.45%) SC Cleared
9 101 (12.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 81 (10.28%) Degree
11 59 (7.49%) MCTS
12 49 (6.22%) CCNP
13 44 (5.58%) MCDST
14 42 (5.33%) DV Cleared
15 31 (3.93%) Citrix Certification
16 25 (3.17%) CCA
17 24 (3.05%) CISSP
17 24 (3.05%) CEH
18 23 (2.92%) A+ Certification
19 21 (2.66%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.61%) SLA
2 22 (2.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.89%) QA
5 3 (0.38%) BS7799
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 408 (51.78%) Active Directory
2 195 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 72 (9.14%) vSphere
5 64 (8.12%) VMware ESX
6 55 (6.98%) XenApp
7 35 (4.44%) ISA Server
8 27 (3.43%) XenServer
9 23 (2.92%) XenDesktop
10 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 18 (2.28%) Terminal Services
11 17 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (2.16%) UAG
12 16 (2.03%) NFS
13 12 (1.52%) Xen
14 11 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
15 10 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
16 9 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 7 (0.89%) vCloud
18 6 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 120 (15.23%) SCCM
2 64 (8.12%) SCOM
3 54 (6.85%) Backup Exec
4 20 (2.54%) NetBackup
5 18 (2.28%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (1.78%) Nessus
6 14 (1.78%) WSUS
6 14 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (1.52%) BladeLogic
8 11 (1.40%) Nagios
8 11 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.14%) OVSD
9 9 (1.14%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.76%) MIMEsweeper
11 6 (0.76%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 491 (62.31%) Microsoft
2 312 (39.59%) VMware
3 196 (24.87%) Citrix
4 157 (19.92%) HP
5 143 (18.15%) Cisco
6 69 (8.76%) Symantec
7 44 (5.58%) McAfee
8 42 (5.33%) Dell
9 37 (4.70%) Red Hat
9 37 (4.70%) NetApp
10 30 (3.81%) EMC
10 30 (3.81%) Oracle
10 30 (3.81%) SolarWinds
11 29 (3.68%) IBM
12 27 (3.43%) Avaya
13 23 (2.92%) Sophos
14 22 (2.79%) Juniper
14 22 (2.79%) Apple
15 21 (2.66%) CheckPoint
15 21 (2.66%) Intel
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