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 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 285 263 239
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -24
Contract jobs citing MCSE 349 364 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.59% 3.77% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 172 180
Average daily rate
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£309 £308 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +6.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £282 £293
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 42
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.95 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+39.03% -12.67%
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
9723 9664 7829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.22% 19.46% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5582 5589 4212
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 482 438
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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 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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +18 156 £325 - 62
South East -24 81 £309 -5.00% 35
North West -25 24 £313 +25.00% 22
East of England -5 23 £250 - 8
Yorkshire -19 18 £300 -4.00% 11
West Midlands -7 16 £200 -14.89% 11
South West +8 15 £375 +38.24% 17
East Midlands -6 7 £300 -13.66% 2
North East - 5 £330 - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 686 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 517 (75.36%) Windows
3 453 (66.03%) Microsoft
4 393 (57.29%) Active Directory
5 303 (44.17%) VMware
6 252 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 249 (36.30%) ITIL
8 217 (31.63%) MS Exchange
9 194 (28.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 185 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
11 176 (25.66%) Windows Server 2003
12 168 (24.49%) Cisco
13 167 (24.34%) Citrix
14 165 (24.05%) MCP
15 154 (22.45%) MCSA
16 149 (21.72%) MCITP
17 137 (19.97%) MS Excel
18 135 (19.68%) DNS
18 135 (19.68%) Windows 7
19 125 (18.22%) Cisco Certification
20 115 (16.76%) HP
20 115 (16.76%) SAN
21 108 (15.74%) Security Cleared
22 107 (15.60%) SQL
23 106 (15.45%) Firewall
24 105 (15.31%) CCNA
25 103 (15.01%) DHCP
25 103 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
26 98 (14.29%) SCCM
27 97 (14.14%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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
1 217 (31.63%) MS Exchange
2 103 (15.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (12.54%) SharePoint
4 68 (9.91%) Lync
5 56 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (8.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 54 (7.87%) IIS
8 47 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 21 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (2.77%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (1.17%) SAS
14 6 (0.87%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.73%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
16 4 (0.58%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.58%) Apache
16 4 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.44%) Documentum
Applications
1 137 (19.97%) MS Excel
2 93 (13.56%) MS Office
3 24 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.02%) MS Project
4 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.85%) Office 365
2 18 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.60%) SaaS
4 9 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.02%) IaaS
6 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (19.68%) DNS
2 115 (16.76%) SAN
3 106 (15.45%) Firewall
4 103 (15.01%) DHCP
5 97 (14.14%) TCP/IP
6 85 (12.39%) LAN
6 85 (12.39%) WAN
7 55 (8.02%) VPN
8 46 (6.71%) Internet
9 40 (5.83%) NAS
10 37 (5.39%) VoIP
11 34 (4.96%) VLAN
12 23 (3.35%) Wireless
13 16 (2.33%) SSL
13 16 (2.33%) MPLS
13 16 (2.33%) NetScaler
14 14 (2.04%) IP Telephony
15 13 (1.90%) Ethernet
16 12 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
17 11 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.73%) MySQL
9 4 (0.58%) Spotfire
10 3 (0.44%) QlikView
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.15%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 12 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.87%) MSI
4 5 (0.73%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.44%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.44%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.15%) Ant
6 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 84 (12.24%) Finance
2 35 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.64%) Banking
4 16 (2.33%) Legal
5 10 (1.46%) Law
6 8 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.02%) Spanish Language
8 6 (0.87%) Local Government
8 6 (0.87%) Marketing
8 6 (0.87%) Military
9 5 (0.73%) Retail
9 5 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.58%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Front Office
13 1 (0.15%) Billing
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (15.74%) Support Engineer
2 90 (13.12%) Analyst
3 83 (12.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 64 (9.33%) Consultant
5 55 (8.02%) 3rd Line Support
6 48 (7.00%) Server Engineer
7 42 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (4.81%) IT Support
9 32 (4.66%) Support Analyst
10 30 (4.37%) Desktop Support
10 30 (4.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 29 (4.23%) Administrator
12 26 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 24 (3.50%) Architect
14 23 (3.35%) Service Analyst
14 23 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
15 20 (2.92%) Desktop Engineer
16 18 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
17 16 (2.33%) IT Support Engineer
18 15 (2.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.62%) Application Packaging
2 16 (2.33%) XML
3 14 (2.04%) Web Services
3 14 (2.04%) .NET
4 9 (1.31%) HTML
5 8 (1.17%) JSP
6 7 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.73%) SOAP
8 4 (0.58%) LAMP
9 3 (0.44%) MDX
9 3 (0.44%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.29%) OLE
10 2 (0.29%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.29%) ODBC
11 1 (0.15%) EDI
11 1 (0.15%) COM
11 1 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.02%) Clustering
2 48 (7.00%) Blackberry
3 46 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 22 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.33%) Replication
8 14 (2.04%) PKI
9 12 (1.75%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.17%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.17%) iPhone
10 8 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.02%) Open Source
11 7 (1.02%) NHS
12 6 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.73%) iPad
13 5 (0.73%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.73%) CMDB
13 5 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.73%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 517 (75.36%) Windows
2 252 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 194 (28.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 176 (25.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 135 (19.68%) Windows 7
6 97 (14.14%) Linux
7 61 (8.89%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.81%) UNIX
9 27 (3.94%) Windows 8
10 24 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 12 (1.75%) Android
13 10 (1.46%) Windows Vista
14 9 (1.31%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.02%) Solaris
15 7 (1.02%) Mac OS X
15 7 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.87%) Debian
16 6 (0.87%) AIX
17 5 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (36.30%) ITIL
2 82 (11.95%) Migration
3 48 (7.00%) Service Management
4 44 (6.41%) Project Management
5 42 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 38 (5.54%) Configuration Management
7 34 (4.96%) Change Management
8 33 (4.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (4.66%) PRINCE2
10 26 (3.79%) ITIL V3
11 24 (3.50%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.35%) Performance Monitoring
13 20 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
14 19 (2.77%) Time Management
14 19 (2.77%) Change Control
14 19 (2.77%) Problem Management
14 19 (2.77%) CRM
15 17 (2.48%) Validation
15 17 (2.48%) Network Management
16 16 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.60%) SQL
2 60 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 17 (2.48%) VBScript
4 9 (1.31%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.02%) C
6 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.73%) R
7 4 (0.58%) Java
8 3 (0.44%) PHP
8 3 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.29%) VB
9 2 (0.29%) Python
9 2 (0.29%) C#
9 2 (0.29%) Perl
10 1 (0.15%) Tcl
10 1 (0.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 686 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (24.05%) MCP
3 154 (22.45%) MCSA
4 149 (21.72%) MCITP
5 125 (18.22%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (15.74%) Security Cleared
7 105 (15.31%) CCNA
8 88 (12.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 78 (11.37%) SC Cleared
10 71 (10.35%) MCTS
11 61 (8.89%) Degree
12 51 (7.43%) Citrix Certification
13 40 (5.83%) CCA
14 37 (5.39%) DV Cleared
15 31 (4.52%) CCNP
16 24 (3.50%) CCEA
17 22 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (2.92%) CISSP
18 20 (2.92%) A+ Certification
18 20 (2.92%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (10.50%) SLA
2 12 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.60%) QA
4 8 (1.17%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.73%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.58%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 393 (57.29%) Active Directory
2 185 (26.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (12.24%) Hyper-V
4 76 (11.08%) XenApp
5 56 (8.16%) vSphere
6 37 (5.39%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 17 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (1.75%) XenServer
10 12 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
10 12 (1.75%) Terminal Server
10 12 (1.75%) Terminal Services
11 10 (1.46%) ISA Server
11 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (1.31%) Xen
12 9 (1.31%) vCloud
12 9 (1.31%) UAG
13 8 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 98 (14.29%) SCCM
2 54 (7.87%) SCOM
3 18 (2.62%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (1.46%) WMI
5 10 (1.46%) Tivoli
5 10 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.17%) Nagios
6 8 (1.17%) HP SIM
6 8 (1.17%) Puppet
6 8 (1.17%) SCSM
7 7 (1.02%) WSUS
8 6 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (0.87%) MOM
8 6 (0.87%) BladeLogic
8 6 (0.87%) Nessus
8 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (0.87%) NetBackup
8 6 (0.87%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 453 (66.03%) Microsoft
2 303 (44.17%) VMware
3 168 (24.49%) Cisco
4 167 (24.34%) Citrix
5 115 (16.76%) HP
6 54 (7.87%) McAfee
7 47 (6.85%) NetApp
8 35 (5.10%) Symantec
9 31 (4.52%) Red Hat
10 29 (4.23%) EMC
11 28 (4.08%) Dell
12 25 (3.64%) Juniper
13 22 (3.21%) IBM
14 21 (3.06%) Apple
15 20 (2.92%) Sophos
16 19 (2.77%) AppSense
17 17 (2.48%) Avaya
18 13 (1.90%) Oracle
18 13 (1.90%) Wyse
19 11 (1.60%) Remedy
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 hours ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £473.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Sheffield
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £market rates
Posted: 21 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago