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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / England
Rank 384 376 285
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -91
Contract jobs citing MCSE 195 221 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.48% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 2.30% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 113 188
Median daily rate £325 £326 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £316 £324
% change year-on-year
+3.01% -2.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 38
Median hourly rate £16.09 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £10.50 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.04 £51.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.88 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.85%

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
8408 9618 9400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.28% 21.06% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5899 5597
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 445 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £35.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +89.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £52.63 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +105.26%

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 17 January 2017.

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
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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +9 73 £325 -0.76% 31
South East -31 34 £350 +6.06% 28
East of England +11 23 £300 +72.41% 8
North West +23 13 £263 -30.00% 9
East Midlands +6 13 £320 -28.88% 5
Yorkshire +17 12 £400 +42.22% 8
South West +16 8 £205 -44.96% 5
West Midlands -12 8 £350 +133.33% 6
North East -13 8 £290 +16.00% 2
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 510 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 373 (73.14%) Windows
3 332 (65.10%) Microsoft
4 288 (56.47%) Active Directory
5 241 (47.25%) Windows Server
6 215 (42.16%) VMware
7 179 (35.10%) ITIL
8 162 (31.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
10 142 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 138 (27.06%) Cisco
12 128 (25.10%) MS Excel
13 115 (22.55%) MCSA
14 114 (22.35%) MCP
14 114 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
15 108 (21.18%) Citrix
16 103 (20.20%) MS Exchange
17 100 (19.61%) CCNA
18 92 (18.04%) Degree
19 89 (17.45%) Office 365
20 86 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
21 85 (16.67%) DNS
22 84 (16.47%) SQL Server
23 82 (16.08%) MS Office
23 82 (16.08%) DHCP
24 81 (15.88%) PowerShell
25 80 (15.69%) MCITP
26 74 (14.51%) SCCM
27 73 (14.31%) Firewall
28 72 (14.12%) Migration

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
1 103 (20.20%) MS Exchange
2 70 (13.73%) SharePoint
3 69 (13.53%) Skype for Business
4 68 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (9.41%) IIS
6 46 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (4.51%) SharePoint 2013
8 20 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (3.14%) OpenStack
10 15 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
11 14 (2.75%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.96%) IBM Notes
13 8 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (1.18%) Apache
15 5 (0.98%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.59%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.59%) MS Project Server
17 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 128 (25.10%) MS Excel
2 82 (16.08%) MS Office
3 11 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 11 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Eikon
4 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 89 (17.45%) Office 365
2 61 (11.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.49%) IaaS
4 24 (4.71%) PaaS
4 24 (4.71%) SaaS
5 23 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (2.16%) HP Helion
7 11 (2.16%) OneDrive
8 6 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.78%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.39%) GitHub
11 2 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.39%) Yammer
12 1 (0.20%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 85 (16.67%) DNS
2 82 (16.08%) DHCP
3 73 (14.31%) Firewall
4 72 (14.12%) LAN
4 72 (14.12%) WAN
5 58 (11.37%) Internet
6 56 (10.98%) TCP/IP
7 54 (10.59%) SAN
7 54 (10.59%) Skype
8 40 (7.84%) MPLS
9 35 (6.86%) VPN
10 30 (5.88%) Wireless
11 18 (3.53%) NAS
11 18 (3.53%) Network Security
11 18 (3.53%) VLAN
12 16 (3.14%) Ethernet
13 14 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (2.35%) NetScaler
14 12 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (16.47%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 5 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.78%) MySQL
11 3 (0.59%) DTS
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.59%) Power BI
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.59%) CruiseControl
5 3 (0.59%) JIRA
5 3 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.20%) tSQLt
General
1 70 (13.73%) Finance
2 31 (6.08%) Retail
3 20 (3.92%) Banking
4 12 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.16%) Legal
6 10 (1.96%) Advertising
6 10 (1.96%) Back Office
7 8 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.37%) Local Government
8 7 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.78%) Law
10 3 (0.59%) German Language
11 2 (0.39%) Games
11 2 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.39%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 70 (13.73%) Architect
2 66 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 49 (9.61%) Support Engineer
4 46 (9.02%) Analyst
5 44 (8.63%) Consultant
5 44 (8.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 33 (6.47%) Desktop Support
7 29 (5.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (5.69%) Windows Engineer
8 28 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 26 (5.10%) Administrator
10 24 (4.71%) IT Engineer
10 24 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (4.51%) Support Analyst
12 20 (3.92%) Cisco Architect
12 20 (3.92%) Network Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (3.73%) IT Support
13 19 (3.73%) Technical Architect
13 19 (3.73%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
14 17 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.73%) .NET
2 16 (3.14%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.55%) Web Services
4 10 (1.96%) Middleware
5 7 (1.37%) HTML
5 7 (1.37%) SOAP
6 6 (1.18%) REST
7 4 (0.78%) CSS
7 4 (0.78%) LAMP
7 4 (0.78%) OAuth
7 4 (0.78%) SAML
7 4 (0.78%) WCF
8 3 (0.59%) Ajax
8 3 (0.59%) ebXML
8 3 (0.59%) WF
9 2 (0.39%) COM
9 2 (0.39%) WAP
10 1 (0.20%) J2EE
10 1 (0.20%) ODBC
10 1 (0.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 41 (8.04%) Computer Science
3 40 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 38 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (7.45%) Blackberry
4 38 (7.45%) Clustering
5 23 (4.51%) NHS
6 18 (3.53%) Client/Server
7 17 (3.33%) Replication
8 13 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (2.35%) PKI
10 9 (1.76%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.57%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.18%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.98%) Fat Client
14 5 (0.98%) iPad
14 5 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 373 (73.14%) Windows
2 241 (47.25%) Windows Server
3 162 (31.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (27.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (16.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 68 (13.33%) Linux
6 68 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 31 (6.08%) Apple iOS
8 23 (4.51%) Android
9 21 (4.12%) Windows 10
10 18 (3.53%) Windows 8
11 17 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (3.33%) Unix
12 12 (2.35%) Solaris
13 11 (2.16%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 6 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.59%) SUSE
16 2 (0.39%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (35.10%) ITIL
2 72 (14.12%) Migration
3 52 (10.20%) Change Management
4 37 (7.25%) Project Management
5 36 (7.06%) Problem Management
6 32 (6.27%) Load Balancing
7 31 (6.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 31 (6.08%) PRINCE2
8 28 (5.49%) DevOps
8 28 (5.49%) ITIL V3
9 27 (5.29%) Performance Monitoring
9 27 (5.29%) Service Delivery
10 24 (4.71%) Time Management
11 22 (4.31%) Service Management
11 22 (4.31%) TOGAF
12 20 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (3.73%) Identity Management
13 19 (3.73%) Network Design
13 19 (3.73%) Validation
14 18 (3.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 81 (15.88%) PowerShell
2 55 (10.78%) SQL
3 17 (3.33%) Java
4 14 (2.75%) C#
5 9 (1.76%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.76%) C++
6 6 (1.18%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.18%) Python
7 5 (0.98%) C
7 5 (0.98%) Ruby
7 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.98%) VBScript
8 4 (0.78%) PHP
8 4 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.59%) Perl
9 3 (0.59%) VB
10 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 510 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 115 (22.55%) MCSA
4 114 (22.35%) MCP
5 100 (19.61%) CCNA
6 92 (18.04%) Degree
7 80 (15.69%) MCITP
8 68 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 49 (9.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (9.41%) Citrix Certification
11 42 (8.24%) CCIE
11 42 (8.24%) SC Cleared
12 40 (7.84%) CCA
13 34 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (6.27%) MCDST
15 27 (5.29%) CCNP
16 18 (3.53%) MCTS
16 18 (3.53%) Network+ Certification
17 16 (3.14%) A+ Certification
17 16 (3.14%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.10%) SLA
2 14 (2.75%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.59%) HL7
4 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.59%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.20%) GCP
5 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 288 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 114 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 38 (7.45%) vSphere
5 29 (5.69%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (5.29%) XenApp
7 24 (4.71%) Virtual Servers
8 18 (3.53%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.57%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.18%) Docker
10 6 (1.18%) Firmware
10 6 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.18%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.98%) NDS
11 5 (0.98%) UAG
12 4 (0.78%) NFS
13 3 (0.59%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.59%) Xen
14 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (14.51%) SCCM
2 34 (6.67%) SCOM
3 20 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 14 (2.75%) Puppet
6 11 (2.16%) AirWatch
6 11 (2.16%) Nessus
7 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.76%) WSUS
8 8 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.98%) Ansible
9 5 (0.98%) Cisco UCCX
9 5 (0.98%) vMotion
10 4 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (0.78%) WMI
11 3 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 332 (65.10%) Microsoft
2 215 (42.16%) VMware
3 138 (27.06%) Cisco
4 108 (21.18%) Citrix
5 55 (10.78%) HP
6 31 (6.08%) Oracle
7 28 (5.49%) Apple
8 27 (5.29%) NetApp
9 20 (3.92%) SolarWinds
10 17 (3.33%) EMC
11 16 (3.14%) Symantec
12 15 (2.94%) Intel Security
13 14 (2.75%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.75%) Veeam
14 13 (2.55%) 3PAR
14 13 (2.55%) LANDesk
15 12 (2.35%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.35%) Dell
16 11 (2.16%) Forcepoint
17 10 (1.96%) Veritas
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