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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 290 254 248
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 311 343 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 3.77% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 151 161
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £13.05 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+10.93% -13.04%
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
9904 9098 7647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.15% 19.65% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5807 4968 4102
Average daily rate £400 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 429 469
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -15 116 £305 -6.00% 75
South East +10 102 £308 +2.50% 50
East of England -3 29 £288 +4.54% 14
West Midlands +5 22 £300 -5.51% 12
North West -27 13 £321 +42.60% 20
South West -19 9 £355 +121.87% 26
Yorkshire -11 8 £356 +14.00% 10
East Midlands -5 6 £398 +54.36% 6
Midlands - 3 £275 -
North East -3 1 - - 2
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 743 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 586 (78.87%) Windows
3 477 (64.20%) Microsoft
4 388 (52.22%) Active Directory
5 323 (43.47%) VMware
6 309 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 263 (35.40%) ITIL
8 259 (34.86%) MS Exchange
9 226 (30.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 213 (28.67%) MCP
11 199 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 195 (26.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 194 (26.11%) Citrix
14 158 (21.27%) Cisco
15 157 (21.13%) MCITP
16 155 (20.86%) Windows 7
17 152 (20.46%) Security Cleared
18 141 (18.98%) HP
19 136 (18.30%) MS Excel
20 134 (18.03%) DNS
21 133 (17.90%) MCSA
22 130 (17.50%) Firewall
23 125 (16.82%) TCP/IP
24 124 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2010
25 122 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
26 119 (16.02%) SC Cleared
27 113 (15.21%) SAN
28 107 (14.40%) CCNA
29 106 (14.27%) Hyper-V
30 104 (14.00%) SCCM

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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
1 259 (34.86%) MS Exchange
2 124 (16.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 87 (11.71%) SharePoint
4 82 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 76 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 61 (8.21%) Lync
8 58 (7.81%) IIS
9 38 (5.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.69%) Office Communications Server
11 19 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
11 19 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (1.21%) Tomcat
14 8 (1.08%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.94%) Apache
16 6 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
17 5 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
18 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
18 4 (0.54%) WorkSite
Applications
1 136 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 102 (13.73%) MS Office
3 21 (2.83%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.13%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) assyst
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.25%) Office 365
2 16 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.21%) SaaS
3 9 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.08%) IaaS
5 7 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 134 (18.03%) DNS
2 130 (17.50%) Firewall
3 125 (16.82%) TCP/IP
4 113 (15.21%) SAN
5 104 (14.00%) DHCP
6 74 (9.96%) WAN
7 70 (9.42%) LAN
8 54 (7.27%) VPN
9 53 (7.13%) Internet
10 40 (5.38%) VoIP
10 40 (5.38%) NAS
11 33 (4.44%) VLAN
12 25 (3.36%) Wireless
13 20 (2.69%) NetScaler
14 19 (2.56%) IP Telephony
15 18 (2.42%) SSL
16 14 (1.88%) MPLS
17 13 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
18 12 (1.62%) Network Security
19 11 (1.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (13.59%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.08%) MySQL
7 6 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.40%) PerformancePoint
9 3 (0.40%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.27%) QlikView
10 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Power View
11 1 (0.13%) OLAP Cube
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.13%) SSDT
11 1 (0.13%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 9 (1.21%) MSI
2 6 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.40%) WinRunner
4 3 (0.40%) TestDirector
4 3 (0.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (0.40%) InstallShield
5 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
General
1 98 (13.19%) Finance
2 35 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 32 (4.31%) Banking
4 13 (1.75%) Military
4 13 (1.75%) Law
4 13 (1.75%) Legal
5 9 (1.21%) Marketing
6 8 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.81%) Back Office
7 6 (0.81%) Local Government
8 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.40%) Retail
10 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Games
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (17.23%) Support Engineer
2 113 (15.21%) Analyst
3 74 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 68 (9.15%) Consultant
5 55 (7.40%) 3rd Line Support
6 50 (6.73%) Server Engineer
7 48 (6.46%) Support Analyst
8 41 (5.52%) Desktop Support
9 40 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 35 (4.71%) Service Analyst
10 35 (4.71%) IT Support
11 34 (4.58%) Administrator
11 34 (4.58%) Service Desk Analyst
11 34 (4.58%) Architect
12 32 (4.31%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 28 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
13 28 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
14 23 (3.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 23 (3.10%) 1st Line Support
14 23 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.02%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.88%) .NET
2 14 (1.88%) XML
3 8 (1.08%) HTML
4 7 (0.94%) Web Services
4 7 (0.94%) JSP
5 6 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.67%) SOAP
6 5 (0.67%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.40%) LAMP
8 2 (0.27%) MDX
8 2 (0.27%) OLE
9 1 (0.13%) OLE DB
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.13%) ODBC
9 1 (0.13%) EDI
9 1 (0.13%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.23%) Clustering
2 58 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 51 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.10%) Management Information System
5 22 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 16 (2.15%) Replication
8 9 (1.21%) PKI
8 9 (1.21%) iPhone
8 9 (1.21%) iPad
9 8 (1.08%) CMDB
10 7 (0.94%) Fat Client
10 7 (0.94%) NHS
10 7 (0.94%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.81%) EPoS
11 6 (0.81%) Open Source
12 5 (0.67%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.67%) PDA
12 5 (0.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 586 (78.87%) Windows
2 309 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 226 (30.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 195 (26.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 155 (20.86%) Windows 7
6 102 (13.73%) Linux
7 80 (10.77%) Windows XP
8 41 (5.52%) UNIX
9 38 (5.11%) Windows 8
10 35 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
12 21 (2.83%) Windows Vista
13 19 (2.56%) Windows 2000
14 15 (2.02%) Android
15 10 (1.35%) Windows NT
16 9 (1.21%) AIX
17 7 (0.94%) Solaris
18 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
19 4 (0.54%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (35.40%) ITIL
2 73 (9.83%) Migration
3 51 (6.86%) Service Management
4 45 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (4.85%) Service Delivery
6 35 (4.71%) PRINCE2
7 34 (4.58%) Configuration Management
8 33 (4.44%) Change Management
8 33 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 28 (3.77%) Project Management
9 28 (3.77%) Time Management
10 26 (3.50%) Change Control
11 23 (3.10%) Validation
12 21 (2.83%) Network Management
13 19 (2.56%) ITIL V3
13 19 (2.56%) Asset Management
14 18 (2.42%) Performance Monitoring
15 17 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (2.29%) CRM
16 14 (1.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 101 (13.59%) SQL
2 59 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 22 (2.96%) VBScript
4 12 (1.62%) C
5 11 (1.48%) VB
6 8 (1.08%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
7 5 (0.67%) PHP
7 5 (0.67%) VBA
8 3 (0.40%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.40%) Perl
8 3 (0.40%) C#
8 3 (0.40%) Java
8 3 (0.40%) Korn
9 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.27%) R
10 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.13%) Tcl
10 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 743 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 213 (28.67%) MCP
3 157 (21.13%) MCITP
4 152 (20.46%) Security Cleared
5 133 (17.90%) MCSA
6 122 (16.42%) Cisco Certification
7 119 (16.02%) SC Cleared
8 107 (14.40%) CCNA
9 89 (11.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 82 (11.04%) MCTS
11 55 (7.40%) Degree
12 53 (7.13%) Citrix Certification
13 52 (7.00%) DV Cleared
14 43 (5.79%) CCNP
15 42 (5.65%) CCA
16 33 (4.44%) MCDST
17 22 (2.96%) A+ Certification
18 21 (2.83%) CCEA
19 19 (2.56%) CISSP
20 17 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (11.44%) SLA
2 11 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.21%) QA
4 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 388 (52.22%) Active Directory
2 199 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (14.27%) Hyper-V
4 80 (10.77%) XenApp
5 57 (7.67%) vSphere
6 46 (6.19%) VMware ESX
7 23 (3.10%) ISA Server
8 20 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (2.69%) XenDesktop
9 16 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 16 (2.15%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.88%) Xen
10 14 (1.88%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (1.48%) NFS
11 11 (1.48%) UAG
12 10 (1.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 10 (1.35%) XenServer
13 8 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (1.08%) Firmware
14 7 (0.94%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 104 (14.00%) SCCM
2 59 (7.94%) SCOM
3 40 (5.38%) Backup Exec
4 19 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
5 18 (2.42%) NetBackup
6 13 (1.75%) Nagios
7 12 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (1.62%) BladeLogic
8 10 (1.35%) OVSD
8 10 (1.35%) WMI
9 9 (1.21%) WSUS
10 8 (1.08%) SCSM
11 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.81%) Nessus
13 5 (0.67%) MOM
13 5 (0.67%) MIMEsweeper
13 5 (0.67%) MAILsweeper
13 5 (0.67%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.67%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 477 (64.20%) Microsoft
2 323 (43.47%) VMware
3 194 (26.11%) Citrix
4 158 (21.27%) Cisco
5 141 (18.98%) HP
6 65 (8.75%) McAfee
7 46 (6.19%) NetApp
8 41 (5.52%) Red Hat
9 40 (5.38%) Symantec
10 37 (4.98%) EMC
11 33 (4.44%) Sophos
12 29 (3.90%) Dell
13 26 (3.50%) IBM
14 23 (3.10%) Avaya
14 23 (3.10%) Juniper
15 22 (2.96%) Remedy
16 21 (2.83%) Apple
17 20 (2.69%) Veritas
18 15 (2.02%) Lumension
19 13 (1.75%) Wyse
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Surrey
Gold Group
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £250 - 300 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £22.50 - 35.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £240 - £280 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Explore Group
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Explore Group
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Essex
Explore Group
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Venturi
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
England
Explore Group
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Colchester
Explore Group
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 27 days ago