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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 260 272 211
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -61
Contract jobs citing MCSE 421 373 469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.74% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.22% 3.99% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 213 241
Average daily rate
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£340 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £171 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £303
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 27 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £14.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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
9978 9353 8451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.03% 18.63% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6031 5330 4588
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 410 464
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.25 £12.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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
London +24 164 £312 -16.93% 59
South East -19 119 £360 +20.00% 45
East of England +21 42 £363 +70.58% 6
Yorkshire +4 35 £360 +15.20% 12
North West -28 21 £310 +12.72% 18
South West -7 13 £350 +9.80% 6
West Midlands +6 11 £300 +20.00% 5
North East - 10 £290 -
East Midlands -14 3 £303 -13.57% 6
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 767 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 570 (74.32%) Windows
3 548 (71.45%) Microsoft
4 393 (51.24%) Active Directory
5 356 (46.41%) VMware
6 279 (36.38%) ITIL
7 250 (32.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 249 (32.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 220 (28.68%) MS Exchange
10 208 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
11 188 (24.51%) MCSA
12 186 (24.25%) Citrix
13 179 (23.34%) Cisco
14 174 (22.69%) MS Excel
15 170 (22.16%) MCITP
16 150 (19.56%) MCP
17 139 (18.12%) Cisco Certification
17 139 (18.12%) SAN
18 138 (17.99%) Windows 7
19 130 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 129 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
21 127 (16.56%) DNS
21 127 (16.56%) LAN
22 122 (15.91%) SQL
23 121 (15.78%) SCCM
24 119 (15.51%) CCNA
25 117 (15.25%) SQL Server
25 117 (15.25%) MS Office
25 117 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
26 115 (14.99%) WAN

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 220 (28.68%) MS Exchange
2 117 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (10.69%) Lync
4 79 (10.30%) SharePoint
4 79 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (7.04%) IIS
7 29 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 22 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 13 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (0.78%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.65%) SAS
14 4 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.39%) TPMS
16 2 (0.26%) MS Project Server
17 1 (0.13%) WorkSite
17 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2000
17 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 174 (22.69%) MS Excel
2 117 (15.25%) MS Office
3 22 (2.87%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.17%) MS Project
6 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) MicroStation
7 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.26%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Eikon
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 48 (6.26%) Office 365
2 29 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.91%) SaaS
4 7 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.78%) IaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
8 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 139 (18.12%) SAN
2 127 (16.56%) LAN
2 127 (16.56%) DNS
3 115 (14.99%) WAN
4 102 (13.30%) Firewall
5 97 (12.65%) DHCP
6 86 (11.21%) TCP/IP
7 46 (6.00%) VPN
8 42 (5.48%) VLAN
9 34 (4.43%) Internet
10 30 (3.91%) NAS
11 20 (2.61%) NetScaler
12 19 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (2.35%) MPLS
14 16 (2.09%) VoIP
15 15 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
16 14 (1.83%) Network Security
16 14 (1.83%) iSCSI
17 13 (1.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.39%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.39%) QlikView
8 3 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.13%) MySQL
10 1 (0.13%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (0.91%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.65%) MSI
2 5 (0.65%) Ant
3 3 (0.39%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.13%) JIRA
5 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.13%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
General
1 83 (10.82%) Finance
2 23 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.87%) Banking
4 16 (2.09%) Legal
5 14 (1.83%) Retail
6 11 (1.43%) French Language
7 7 (0.91%) Spanish Language
7 7 (0.91%) Law
8 6 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.78%) Advertising
8 6 (0.78%) German Language
9 4 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.39%) Electronics
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Marketing
12 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 111 (14.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 95 (12.39%) Support Engineer
3 82 (10.69%) Analyst
4 62 (8.08%) Server Engineer
5 57 (7.43%) Consultant
6 52 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 46 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 43 (5.61%) Support Analyst
9 42 (5.48%) Architect
10 35 (4.56%) Administrator
11 33 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 30 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (3.26%) Desktop Support
13 25 (3.26%) IT Support
14 23 (3.00%) Windows Server Engineer
14 23 (3.00%) Wintel Engineer
15 22 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
16 19 (2.48%) Service Analyst
16 19 (2.48%) Service Desk Analyst
16 19 (2.48%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.48%) Application Packaging
2 12 (1.56%) .NET
2 12 (1.56%) Web Services
3 6 (0.78%) XML
4 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.52%) LAMP
5 3 (0.39%) MDX
5 3 (0.39%) COM
6 2 (0.26%) ODBC
6 2 (0.26%) OLE
6 2 (0.26%) jQuery
6 2 (0.26%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.13%) HTML
7 1 (0.13%) XMPP
7 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.13%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.13%) Middleware
7 1 (0.13%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.52%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 46 (6.00%) Clustering
4 32 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 27 (3.52%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.35%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.96%) PKI
7 15 (1.96%) EqualLogic
8 13 (1.69%) NHS
9 12 (1.56%) Thin Client
9 12 (1.56%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.56%) Replication
10 9 (1.17%) iPad
10 9 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (1.04%) iPhone
11 8 (1.04%) CESG
12 6 (0.78%) CMDB
13 5 (0.65%) Informatics
13 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 570 (74.32%) Windows
2 250 (32.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 249 (32.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 138 (17.99%) Windows 7
5 129 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (13.43%) Linux
7 54 (7.04%) Windows 8
8 43 (5.61%) Windows XP
9 39 (5.08%) UNIX
10 15 (1.96%) Mac OS X
10 15 (1.96%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.56%) Solaris
11 12 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
11 12 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (1.17%) Android
13 8 (1.04%) Debian
14 7 (0.91%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.65%) SUSE
16 5 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 279 (36.38%) ITIL
2 102 (13.30%) Migration
3 62 (8.08%) Project Management
4 45 (5.87%) Server Building
5 43 (5.61%) Service Delivery
6 40 (5.22%) Configuration Management
6 40 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 37 (4.82%) Service Management
8 34 (4.43%) PRINCE2
9 33 (4.30%) Patch Management
10 32 (4.17%) Change Control
11 27 (3.52%) Problem Management
12 26 (3.39%) Change Management
13 25 (3.26%) ITIL V3
14 22 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (2.74%) Load Balancing
16 19 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
17 15 (1.96%) Incident Management
17 15 (1.96%) Time Management
17 15 (1.96%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 122 (15.91%) SQL
2 80 (10.43%) PowerShell
3 26 (3.39%) VBScript
4 10 (1.30%) C
5 9 (1.17%) T-SQL
6 7 (0.91%) Perl
7 5 (0.65%) Python
7 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.65%) R
8 4 (0.52%) C#
8 4 (0.52%) Java
9 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.39%) VB
9 3 (0.39%) XMLA
10 2 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.13%) VBA
11 1 (0.13%) Tcl
11 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 767 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 188 (24.51%) MCSA
3 170 (22.16%) MCITP
4 150 (19.56%) MCP
5 139 (18.12%) Cisco Certification
6 130 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 119 (15.51%) CCNA
8 96 (12.52%) Security Cleared
9 67 (8.74%) Degree
10 63 (8.21%) MCTS
11 58 (7.56%) SC Cleared
12 48 (6.26%) Citrix Certification
13 38 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (4.82%) CCNP
15 33 (4.30%) A+ Certification
16 27 (3.52%) CCA
17 26 (3.39%) MCDST
18 24 (3.13%) DV Cleared
18 24 (3.13%) CISSP
19 16 (2.09%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (7.43%) SLA
2 22 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.65%) QA
5 5 (0.65%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.26%) BS7799
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 393 (51.24%) Active Directory
2 208 (27.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (14.60%) vSphere
4 88 (11.47%) XenApp
5 75 (9.78%) Hyper-V
6 40 (5.22%) VMware ESX
6 40 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.30%) VMware Server
9 10 (1.30%) Terminal Services
9 10 (1.30%) XenServer
9 10 (1.30%) DFS Replication
10 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (1.04%) NFS
11 8 (1.04%) vCloud
12 7 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (0.91%) Terminal Server
13 6 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 121 (15.78%) SCCM
2 64 (8.34%) SCOM
3 16 (2.09%) Backup Exec
4 14 (1.83%) Tivoli
5 13 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (1.69%) WSUS
6 12 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.43%) vMotion
8 9 (1.17%) SCVMM
8 9 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (1.04%) HP SIM
10 7 (0.91%) Puppet
10 7 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
12 5 (0.65%) SCDPM
13 4 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.52%) Foglight
13 4 (0.52%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 548 (71.45%) Microsoft
2 356 (46.41%) VMware
3 186 (24.25%) Citrix
4 179 (23.34%) Cisco
5 110 (14.34%) HP
6 54 (7.04%) NetApp
7 48 (6.26%) Symantec
8 44 (5.74%) Dell
9 36 (4.69%) McAfee
10 33 (4.30%) EMC
11 31 (4.04%) Intel
12 29 (3.78%) Apple
13 23 (3.00%) IBM
14 20 (2.61%) 3PAR
15 19 (2.48%) AppSense
16 18 (2.35%) Red Hat
16 18 (2.35%) Juniper
17 15 (1.96%) Oracle
17 15 (1.96%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.96%) SolarWinds
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