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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 354 305 284
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -21
Contract jobs citing MCSE 302 345 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.68% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 3.48% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 225 173
Average daily rate £330 £308 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £466 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £286
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 26 48
Average hourly rate £19.80 £17.75 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.56% +2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.27 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.85 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £19.78 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.86% +27.58%
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
10731 9920 9799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.95% 19.62% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 6824 5700 5647
Average daily rate £405 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 470 490
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.56 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016. 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 +28 114 £375 +21.95% 33
London -63 87 £313 -3.10% 47
North West -8 23 £305 -3.68% 3
West Midlands -5 18 £300 +50.00% 7
East Midlands +14 15 £263 -12.50% 10
East of England -4 13 £150 -40.00% 4
North East -23 13 £240 -27.27% 5
South West +2 11 £315 -16.00% 5
Yorkshire -9 7 £288 -4.16% 19
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UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 527 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 394 (74.76%) Windows
3 341 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 289 (54.84%) Active Directory
5 208 (39.47%) VMware
6 204 (38.71%) Windows Server
7 200 (37.95%) ITIL
8 164 (31.12%) MS Exchange
9 158 (29.98%) MCSA
10 153 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
11 149 (28.27%) MS Excel
12 141 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
13 140 (26.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 134 (25.43%) MS Office
15 120 (22.77%) MCP
16 119 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
17 116 (22.01%) Citrix
18 115 (21.82%) Windows 7
19 111 (21.06%) CCNA
20 108 (20.49%) DNS
21 104 (19.73%) PowerShell
22 100 (18.98%) Cisco
23 95 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
24 87 (16.51%) HP
25 81 (15.37%) SQL
25 81 (15.37%) SCCM
25 81 (15.37%) vSphere
26 79 (14.99%) Security Cleared
26 79 (14.99%) Linux
27 76 (14.42%) Office 365

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 164 (31.12%) MS Exchange
2 74 (14.04%) SharePoint
3 71 (13.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 47 (8.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 36 (6.83%) Skype for Business
6 34 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 29 (5.50%) IIS
8 16 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (2.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.66%) OpenStack
10 10 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.95%) Apache
11 5 (0.95%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.57%) Zimbra
14 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 149 (28.27%) MS Excel
2 134 (25.43%) MS Office
3 9 (1.71%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.19%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (14.42%) Office 365
2 45 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.28%) IaaS
6 10 (1.90%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.14%) Yammer
9 5 (0.95%) PaaS
10 4 (0.76%) SaaS
11 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.38%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.38%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.19%) GitHub
12 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (20.49%) DNS
2 72 (13.66%) TCP/IP
3 70 (13.28%) DHCP
4 64 (12.14%) SAN
5 62 (11.76%) LAN
5 62 (11.76%) WAN
6 57 (10.82%) Firewall
7 41 (7.78%) VPN
8 34 (6.45%) VoIP
9 32 (6.07%) Skype
10 25 (4.74%) Internet
11 19 (3.61%) VLAN
12 14 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (2.66%) Wireless
13 13 (2.47%) Network Security
14 11 (2.09%) LDAP
15 10 (1.90%) IPv6
15 10 (1.90%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 10 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
4 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.33%) MS Access
7 6 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.76%) Datazen
9 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.57%) Big Data
10 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.57%) Power BI
11 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.38%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 12 (2.28%) JIRA
2 9 (1.71%) Ant
2 9 (1.71%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.71%) Hudson
2 9 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.71%) Maven
2 9 (1.71%) Subversion
3 4 (0.76%) MSI
4 3 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.38%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.19%) Moq
6 1 (0.19%) NUnit
6 1 (0.19%) Selenium
6 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 75 (14.23%) Finance
2 34 (6.45%) Banking
3 14 (2.66%) German Language
4 10 (1.90%) Marketing
5 9 (1.71%) Retail
6 8 (1.52%) French Language
6 8 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.33%) Military
8 6 (1.14%) Advertising
8 6 (1.14%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Law
9 5 (0.95%) Local Government
10 4 (0.76%) Back Office
10 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Billing
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 101 (19.17%) Support Engineer
2 77 (14.61%) Analyst
3 57 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 55 (10.44%) Desktop Support
5 47 (8.92%) Support Analyst
6 35 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 35 (6.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 34 (6.45%) Consultant
7 34 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
8 33 (6.26%) Server Engineer
9 32 (6.07%) Windows Engineer
10 30 (5.69%) Architect
11 25 (4.74%) Technical Support
12 24 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
12 24 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 22 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
14 21 (3.98%) IT Support
15 20 (3.80%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.23%) .NET
2 13 (2.47%) CSS
3 12 (2.28%) XML
4 8 (1.52%) Web Services
5 6 (1.14%) HTML
5 6 (1.14%) SAML
6 5 (0.95%) ELK Stack
6 5 (0.95%) ODBC
7 4 (0.76%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.76%) ADO.NET
7 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.76%) Autofac
7 4 (0.76%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.76%) Middleware
7 4 (0.76%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (0.57%) ADO
8 3 (0.57%) OLE
8 3 (0.57%) OLE DB
8 3 (0.57%) WAP
8 3 (0.57%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 64 (12.14%) Data Centre
2 57 (10.82%) Computer Science
3 41 (7.78%) Blackberry
4 32 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.93%) PKI
6 25 (4.74%) Clustering
7 24 (4.55%) Management Information System
8 20 (3.80%) Replication
9 17 (3.23%) Driving Licence
10 12 (2.28%) Fat Client
10 12 (2.28%) Thin Client
11 11 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.90%) EMC VNX
13 9 (1.71%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.52%) CESG
15 6 (1.14%) NHS
15 6 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
16 5 (0.95%) CESG CLAS
16 5 (0.95%) Mainframe
16 5 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 394 (74.76%) Windows
2 204 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 153 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 140 (26.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (21.82%) Windows 7
6 95 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (14.99%) Linux
8 41 (7.78%) Unix
9 27 (5.12%) Windows XP
10 25 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.98%) Windows 8
12 19 (3.61%) Windows 10
13 16 (3.04%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (2.66%) VMS
15 13 (2.47%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.90%) CentOS
17 8 (1.52%) Android
18 7 (1.33%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
20 3 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (37.95%) ITIL
2 66 (12.52%) Migration
3 37 (7.02%) Change Management
4 36 (6.83%) Configuration Management
4 36 (6.83%) ITIL V3
4 36 (6.83%) Service Management
5 33 (6.26%) Service Delivery
6 24 (4.55%) Project Management
6 24 (4.55%) Time Management
7 22 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 20 (3.80%) PRINCE2
8 20 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (3.61%) Data Migration
9 19 (3.61%) DevOps
9 19 (3.61%) Problem Management
10 18 (3.42%) ITSM
10 18 (3.42%) Software Deployment
10 18 (3.42%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 104 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 81 (15.37%) SQL
3 26 (4.93%) VBScript
4 18 (3.42%) VB
5 17 (3.23%) Python
6 16 (3.04%) C#
7 13 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.09%) C
9 10 (1.90%) C++
9 10 (1.90%) Ruby
10 9 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.14%) Java
12 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.95%) VBA
13 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.57%) Perl
14 3 (0.57%) R
14 3 (0.57%) Scala
15 2 (0.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 2 (0.38%) sed
Qualifications
1 527 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 158 (29.98%) MCSA
3 120 (22.77%) MCP
4 119 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (21.06%) CCNA
6 79 (14.99%) Security Cleared
7 74 (14.04%) MCITP
8 69 (13.09%) Degree
8 69 (13.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (8.54%) MCDST
10 40 (7.59%) SC Cleared
11 24 (4.55%) CCNP
12 23 (4.36%) MCTS
13 22 (4.17%) DV Cleared
14 21 (3.98%) CISSP
15 17 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (3.04%) MCSD
17 12 (2.28%) RHCSA
18 11 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
19 10 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.88%) SLA
2 8 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.57%) QA
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 289 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 141 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (15.37%) vSphere
4 63 (11.95%) XenApp
5 51 (9.68%) Hyper-V
6 22 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.04%) VMware ESX
8 13 (2.47%) XenServer
9 12 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.90%) Docker
11 10 (1.90%) UAG
12 9 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (1.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 9 (1.71%) ISA Server
13 6 (1.14%) NFS
14 5 (0.95%) Brightmail
15 4 (0.76%) Samba
15 4 (0.76%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 81 (15.37%) SCCM
2 49 (9.30%) SCOM
3 47 (8.92%) WSUS
4 36 (6.83%) NetBackup
5 25 (4.74%) Backup Exec
5 25 (4.74%) McAfee ePO
6 18 (3.42%) Puppet
7 14 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.09%) Ansible
10 10 (1.90%) Nagios
11 9 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (1.33%) vMotion
14 6 (1.14%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.95%) AirWatch
15 5 (0.95%) Cacti
15 5 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
15 5 (0.95%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 341 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 208 (39.47%) VMware
3 116 (22.01%) Citrix
4 100 (18.98%) Cisco
5 87 (16.51%) HP
6 51 (9.68%) Dell
7 38 (7.21%) Oracle
8 34 (6.45%) NetApp
8 34 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 31 (5.88%) Intel Security
9 31 (5.88%) Symantec
10 26 (4.93%) EMC
11 21 (3.98%) CommVault
11 21 (3.98%) Remedy
12 16 (3.04%) Apple
13 15 (2.85%) IBM
14 12 (2.28%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.09%) Splunk
16 10 (1.90%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.90%) Sophos
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