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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 327 267 271
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 338 430 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.83% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.18% 4.32% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 239 204
Median daily rate £330 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +9.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 45 31
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% +20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £30.30 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.92 £21.35 £17.07
% change year-on-year
+2.65% +25.05%
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
10643 9947 9411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.32% 19.24% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6687 6037 5389
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 489 414
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £52.17 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -57 103 £400 +25.00% 51
South East -38 68 £343 -2.14% 27
North East +9 60 £320 +14.28% 1
East of England +12 31 £250 -35.48% 4
South West +11 21 £600 +71.42% 8
West Midlands -26 18 £400 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire -20 16 £375 +4.16% 7
North West -3 14 £300 - 13
East Midlands -1 6 £388 +27.04% 5
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 640 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 481 (75.16%) Windows
3 421 (65.78%) Microsoft
4 333 (52.03%) Active Directory
5 266 (41.56%) VMware
6 259 (40.47%) Windows Server
7 230 (35.94%) ITIL
8 179 (27.97%) MCSA
9 176 (27.50%) Citrix
10 166 (25.94%) MS Excel
11 165 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 161 (25.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 158 (24.69%) MS Office
14 153 (23.91%) DNS
15 151 (23.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 150 (23.44%) MS Exchange
17 145 (22.66%) PowerShell
18 138 (21.56%) Security Cleared
18 138 (21.56%) SQL Server
19 134 (20.94%) MCP
20 128 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
21 116 (18.13%) SQL
22 115 (17.97%) Cisco
23 113 (17.66%) Windows 7
24 110 (17.19%) SCCM
24 110 (17.19%) HP
25 108 (16.88%) Degree
26 104 (16.25%) SharePoint
27 102 (15.94%) CCNA
28 101 (15.78%) Windows Server 2003

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 150 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 104 (16.25%) SharePoint
3 76 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (9.22%) Skype for Business
5 47 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
6 43 (6.72%) IIS
7 32 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 24 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 19 (2.97%) OpenStack
10 18 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 14 (2.19%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (1.56%) IBM Notes
14 8 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.78%) MS Project Server
16 4 (0.63%) Apache
16 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
17 3 (0.47%) Zimbra
18 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 166 (25.94%) MS Excel
2 158 (24.69%) MS Office
3 20 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.25%) MS Project
6 6 (0.94%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.31%) Eikon
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 97 (15.16%) Office 365
2 60 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.81%) IaaS
5 17 (2.66%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.03%) PaaS
7 8 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.25%) Yammer
8 6 (0.94%) SaaS
9 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.78%) Google Apps
10 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.63%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 153 (23.91%) DNS
2 100 (15.63%) DHCP
2 100 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 91 (14.22%) Firewall
4 89 (13.91%) SAN
5 67 (10.47%) WAN
6 59 (9.22%) LAN
7 40 (6.25%) Internet
7 40 (6.25%) VPN
8 35 (5.47%) Skype
9 20 (3.13%) Wireless
10 18 (2.81%) VLAN
11 17 (2.66%) VoIP
12 16 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (2.34%) Network Security
13 15 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (2.19%) HTTP
14 14 (2.19%) IPsec
14 14 (2.19%) IPv6
14 14 (2.19%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (21.56%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (3.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.09%) Relational Database
11 6 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.94%) MS Access
11 6 (0.94%) SQLPlus
12 5 (0.78%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.47%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.47%) Datazen
14 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 10 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.94%) JIRA
5 5 (0.78%) MSI
6 4 (0.63%) Ant
6 4 (0.63%) Hudson
6 4 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.63%) Maven
6 4 (0.63%) Subversion
7 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.31%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.16%) tSQLt
General
1 82 (12.81%) Finance
2 39 (6.09%) Banking
3 15 (2.34%) German Language
3 15 (2.34%) Marketing
4 14 (2.19%) Legal
5 13 (2.03%) Advertising
6 12 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.41%) Back Office
7 9 (1.41%) French Language
7 9 (1.41%) Law
7 9 (1.41%) Retail
8 8 (1.25%) Local Government
9 7 (1.09%) Military
9 7 (1.09%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.94%) Billing
10 6 (0.94%) Portuguese Language
10 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.31%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 108 (16.88%) Support Engineer
2 81 (12.66%) Analyst
3 66 (10.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (7.81%) Desktop Support
5 46 (7.19%) Server Engineer
5 46 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
6 43 (6.72%) Support Analyst
7 42 (6.56%) Architect
8 40 (6.25%) Consultant
8 40 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
9 38 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 37 (5.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 29 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (4.38%) Desktop Engineer
13 27 (4.22%) Infrastructure Architect
13 27 (4.22%) Service Analyst
14 25 (3.91%) Administrator
15 24 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
15 24 (3.75%) Technical Support
16 22 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.63%) .NET
2 29 (4.53%) XML
3 18 (2.81%) CSS
4 14 (2.19%) Middleware
5 13 (2.03%) Web Services
6 12 (1.88%) HTML
7 9 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.41%) REST
8 8 (1.25%) WSDL
8 8 (1.25%) XSD
9 7 (1.09%) ODBC
10 6 (0.94%) SAML
11 5 (0.78%) ADO
11 5 (0.78%) ADO.NET
12 4 (0.63%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.47%) Ajax
13 3 (0.47%) SAP Basis
13 3 (0.47%) WAP
14 2 (0.31%) OLE
14 2 (0.31%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 91 (14.22%) Data Centre
2 82 (12.81%) Computer Science
3 51 (7.97%) Blackberry
4 47 (7.34%) Clustering
5 41 (6.41%) Management Information System
6 40 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (3.59%) PKI
8 15 (2.34%) NHS
8 15 (2.34%) Private Cloud
8 15 (2.34%) User Experience
9 14 (2.19%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.19%) Mainframe
10 13 (2.03%) AS400
10 13 (2.03%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.03%) Visualisation
11 11 (1.72%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.56%) Replication
13 9 (1.41%) Smartphone
13 9 (1.41%) Tandem
13 9 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 481 (75.16%) Windows
2 259 (40.47%) Windows Server
3 161 (25.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 151 (23.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 113 (17.66%) Windows 7
6 101 (15.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 98 (15.31%) Linux
8 43 (6.72%) Unix
9 34 (5.31%) Windows 8
10 29 (4.53%) Android
11 28 (4.38%) Apple iOS
12 26 (4.06%) Windows XP
13 24 (3.75%) Windows 10
14 22 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (2.81%) Ubuntu
16 13 (2.03%) VMS
17 11 (1.72%) Solaris
18 10 (1.56%) Mac OS X
19 8 (1.25%) Mac OS
19 8 (1.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (35.94%) ITIL
2 95 (14.84%) Migration
3 48 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 47 (7.34%) Project Management
5 44 (6.88%) Change Management
6 40 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 39 (6.09%) ITIL V3
8 29 (4.53%) ITSM
9 28 (4.38%) Load Balancing
10 27 (4.22%) Configuration Management
10 27 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (4.06%) PRINCE2
11 26 (4.06%) Service Management
12 24 (3.75%) Mobile Device Management
12 24 (3.75%) Problem Management
13 23 (3.59%) Mentoring
13 23 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (3.44%) Time Management
14 22 (3.44%) Workflow
15 21 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 145 (22.66%) PowerShell
2 116 (18.13%) SQL
3 40 (6.25%) VBScript
4 35 (5.47%) C#
5 24 (3.75%) T-SQL
6 20 (3.13%) Java
6 20 (3.13%) Python
7 19 (2.97%) JavaScript
8 18 (2.81%) C++
9 17 (2.66%) VB
10 16 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 12 (1.88%) C
12 11 (1.72%) Ruby
13 8 (1.25%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.09%) Perl
15 5 (0.78%) VBA
16 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.31%) R
17 2 (0.31%) Scala
18 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 640 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 179 (27.97%) MCSA
3 138 (21.56%) Security Cleared
4 134 (20.94%) MCP
5 128 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (16.88%) Degree
7 102 (15.94%) CCNA
8 92 (14.38%) SC Cleared
9 71 (11.09%) MCITP
10 68 (10.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 50 (7.81%) MCDST
12 47 (7.34%) CCNP
13 41 (6.41%) MCTS
14 36 (5.63%) MCSD
15 27 (4.22%) Citrix Certification
16 25 (3.91%) CCA
17 20 (3.13%) DV Cleared
18 19 (2.97%) CISSP
19 17 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
20 15 (2.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.47%) SLA
2 14 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.25%) HL7
6 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.31%) QA
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO27002
System Software
1 333 (52.03%) Active Directory
2 165 (25.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (13.44%) Hyper-V
4 77 (12.03%) vSphere
5 73 (11.41%) XenApp
6 22 (3.44%) Virtual Servers
7 19 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (2.81%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.81%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.50%) Xen
10 15 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (2.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (2.19%) UAG
12 12 (1.88%) Docker
13 10 (1.56%) Firmware
14 8 (1.25%) BitLocker
14 8 (1.25%) Brightmail
14 8 (1.25%) XenServer
15 7 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 110 (17.19%) SCCM
2 64 (10.00%) SCOM
3 38 (5.94%) WSUS
4 33 (5.16%) Microsoft Clustering
5 27 (4.22%) Backup Exec
6 20 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 16 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 15 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (1.88%) Puppet
10 11 (1.72%) Ansible
10 11 (1.72%) OpenView
11 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 8 (1.25%) IBM BigFix
13 8 (1.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 8 (1.25%) WMI
14 7 (1.09%) AirWatch
14 7 (1.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (1.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 421 (65.78%) Microsoft
2 266 (41.56%) VMware
3 176 (27.50%) Citrix
4 115 (17.97%) Cisco
5 110 (17.19%) HP
6 62 (9.69%) Oracle
7 49 (7.66%) Dell
8 41 (6.41%) NetApp
9 29 (4.53%) Red Hat
9 29 (4.53%) Symantec
10 25 (3.91%) Apple
10 25 (3.91%) Juniper
11 23 (3.59%) IBM
12 22 (3.44%) Intel Security
13 15 (2.34%) EMC
13 15 (2.34%) SAP
14 14 (2.19%) 3PAR
15 13 (2.03%) CommVault
16 12 (1.88%) Remedy
17 11 (1.72%) Trend Micro
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