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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 356 294 275
Rank change year-on-year
-62 -19
Contract jobs citing MCSE 248 342 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.73% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 3.59% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 192 156
Average daily rate £325 £305 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £139 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.06 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £33.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
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
10012 9534 8820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.22% 20.25% 19.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6240 5589 4833
Average daily rate £403 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 443 405
Average hourly rate £36.75 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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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 -13 87 £320 +16.36% 59
South East -19 76 £300 -1.63% 48
South West 0 17 £375 +5.63% 12
East of England -10 17 £174 -33.71% 14
East Midlands -8 16 £450 +5.88% 4
North West -15 14 £338 -15.62% 19
West Midlands -23 12 £150 -50.00% 13
Yorkshire -22 8 £275 -22.80% 7
North East -26 1 - - 1
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 534 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 386 (72.28%) Windows
3 354 (66.29%) Microsoft
4 301 (56.37%) Active Directory
5 220 (41.20%) ITIL
6 203 (38.01%) Windows Server
7 181 (33.90%) VMware
8 168 (31.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 144 (26.97%) MS Exchange
10 142 (26.59%) Cisco Certification
11 140 (26.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 133 (24.91%) CCNA
13 131 (24.53%) MCP
14 125 (23.41%) MCSA
15 123 (23.03%) MS Office
16 118 (22.10%) MS Excel
17 117 (21.91%) Windows 7
18 115 (21.54%) Cisco
19 114 (21.35%) Citrix
20 106 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
21 103 (19.29%) MCITP
22 100 (18.73%) Windows Server 2003
23 96 (17.98%) DNS
24 89 (16.67%) SQL
25 81 (15.17%) TCP/IP
26 79 (14.79%) LAN
26 79 (14.79%) vSphere
27 78 (14.61%) WAN
27 78 (14.61%) HP
27 78 (14.61%) SQL Server

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 144 (26.97%) MS Exchange
2 64 (11.99%) SharePoint
3 63 (11.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 37 (6.93%) IIS
6 37 (6.93%) Skype for Business
7 20 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.25%) OpenStack
10 11 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.94%) IBM Notes
13 4 (0.75%) Apache
14 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.37%) LiveLink
14 2 (0.37%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.19%) Zimbra
Applications
1 123 (23.03%) MS Office
2 118 (22.10%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.75%) Teamcenter
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) assyst
4 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.19%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.67%) Office 365
2 32 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.94%) IaaS
6 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.75%) Yammer
7 3 (0.56%) SaaS
8 2 (0.37%) PaaS
9 1 (0.19%) GitHub
9 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 96 (17.98%) DNS
2 81 (15.17%) TCP/IP
3 79 (14.79%) LAN
4 78 (14.61%) WAN
5 69 (12.92%) DHCP
6 61 (11.42%) Firewall
7 55 (10.30%) SAN
8 40 (7.49%) VPN
9 38 (7.12%) VoIP
10 27 (5.06%) Skype
10 27 (5.06%) VLAN
11 24 (4.49%) Internet
12 20 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (3.75%) Wireless
13 15 (2.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.06%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.87%) LDAP
15 10 (1.87%) NetScaler
15 10 (1.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (0.94%) MySQL
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.75%) MS Access
9 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.56%) Power BI
9 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.37%) GIS
10 2 (0.37%) QlikView
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.37%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Git (software)
2 12 (2.25%) JIRA
3 9 (1.69%) Ant
3 9 (1.69%) Hudson
3 9 (1.69%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.69%) Maven
3 9 (1.69%) Subversion
4 8 (1.50%) MSI
5 3 (0.56%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.56%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.19%) Moq
7 1 (0.19%) NSubstitute
7 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 77 (14.42%) Finance
2 26 (4.87%) Banking
3 13 (2.43%) German Language
3 13 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.69%) French Language
5 8 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.31%) Retail
7 6 (1.12%) Advertising
7 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.94%) Korean Language
9 4 (0.75%) Local Government
10 3 (0.56%) Dutch Language
10 3 (0.56%) Marketing
10 3 (0.56%) Publishing
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Front Office
11 2 (0.37%) Law
11 2 (0.37%) Legal
11 2 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (16.67%) Analyst
2 84 (15.73%) Support Engineer
3 67 (12.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 56 (10.49%) Support Analyst
5 55 (10.30%) Desktop Support
6 51 (9.55%) Architect
7 35 (6.55%) Consultant
8 34 (6.37%) IT Engineer
9 32 (5.99%) IT Support
10 28 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 28 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
11 27 (5.06%) Service Analyst
12 26 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (4.49%) Desktop Analyst
13 24 (4.49%) Service Desk Analyst
14 22 (4.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 20 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
16 19 (3.56%) Server Engineer
17 18 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 17 (3.18%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.81%) .NET
2 11 (2.06%) Web Services
3 6 (1.12%) SAML
4 5 (0.94%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.94%) ELK Stack
4 5 (0.94%) HTML
4 5 (0.94%) ODBC
4 5 (0.94%) XML
5 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.37%) Autofac
5 2 (0.37%) CSS
5 2 (0.37%) Entity Framework
5 2 (0.37%) Middleware
5 2 (0.37%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (0.37%) WAP
5 2 (0.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.19%) OLE
6 1 (0.19%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.19%) SOAP
6 1 (0.19%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 40 (7.49%) Blackberry
3 30 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 29 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 27 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
7 22 (4.12%) PKI
8 21 (3.93%) Driving Licence
9 20 (3.75%) Clustering
10 18 (3.37%) CESG
11 16 (3.00%) Replication
12 14 (2.62%) CESG CLAS
13 13 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (1.87%) EMC VNX
14 10 (1.87%) Fat Client
14 10 (1.87%) Thin Client
15 8 (1.50%) EqualLogic
16 7 (1.31%) Client/Server
16 7 (1.31%) NHS
17 5 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 386 (72.28%) Windows
2 203 (38.01%) Windows Server
3 168 (31.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 140 (26.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (21.91%) Windows 7
6 100 (18.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (12.17%) Linux
8 37 (6.93%) Unix
9 25 (4.68%) Windows 8
9 25 (4.68%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (2.43%) Windows Vista
13 12 (2.25%) Windows 10
14 11 (2.06%) Android
14 11 (2.06%) Mac OS X
14 11 (2.06%) VMS
15 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.75%) CentOS
16 4 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (41.20%) ITIL
2 65 (12.17%) Migration
3 50 (9.36%) Service Management
4 32 (5.99%) Change Management
4 32 (5.99%) Configuration Management
5 28 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (5.24%) Time Management
6 26 (4.87%) Information Security
7 24 (4.49%) ITIL V3
8 21 (3.93%) PRINCE2
8 21 (3.93%) TOGAF
9 19 (3.56%) DevOps
10 18 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (3.37%) Project Management
11 17 (3.18%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (3.18%) ITSM
11 17 (3.18%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (3.00%) CRM
12 16 (3.00%) High Availability
12 16 (3.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 89 (16.67%) SQL
2 72 (13.48%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.37%) Python
4 12 (2.25%) VBScript
5 11 (2.06%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.87%) Ruby
7 7 (1.31%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.94%) C#
8 5 (0.94%) VB
9 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.56%) C
10 3 (0.56%) Java
11 2 (0.37%) AWK
11 2 (0.37%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.37%) Perl
11 2 (0.37%) sed
11 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.37%) VBA
12 1 (0.19%) R
12 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 534 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 142 (26.59%) Cisco Certification
3 133 (24.91%) CCNA
4 131 (24.53%) MCP
5 125 (23.41%) MCSA
6 103 (19.29%) MCITP
7 74 (13.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 73 (13.67%) Security Cleared
9 62 (11.61%) Degree
10 45 (8.43%) MCDST
11 39 (7.30%) SC Cleared
12 32 (5.99%) DV Cleared
13 28 (5.24%) CCNP
14 27 (5.06%) ITIL Certification
15 26 (4.87%) CISSP
15 26 (4.87%) Citrix Certification
16 22 (4.12%) MCTS
17 21 (3.93%) A+ Certification
18 16 (3.00%) CCA
19 15 (2.81%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.37%) SLA
2 8 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.94%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.56%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 301 (56.37%) Active Directory
2 106 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (14.79%) vSphere
4 55 (10.30%) XenApp
5 36 (6.74%) Hyper-V
6 23 (4.31%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.12%) VMware ESX
8 17 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (2.25%) XenServer
11 11 (2.06%) Terminal Server
12 10 (1.87%) Docker
13 9 (1.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 7 (1.31%) ISA Server
15 6 (1.12%) NFS
16 4 (0.75%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.75%) Samba
16 4 (0.75%) UAG
17 3 (0.56%) Brightmail
17 3 (0.56%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (13.11%) SCCM
2 48 (8.99%) SCOM
3 38 (7.12%) WSUS
4 28 (5.24%) NetBackup
5 20 (3.75%) Puppet
6 18 (3.37%) Backup Exec
7 15 (2.81%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (2.62%) Ansible
8 14 (2.62%) Nagios
8 14 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
9 12 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (1.31%) Sysprep
11 6 (1.12%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.94%) Cacti
12 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.94%) vMotion
13 4 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 354 (66.29%) Microsoft
2 181 (33.90%) VMware
3 115 (21.54%) Cisco
4 114 (21.35%) Citrix
5 78 (14.61%) HP
6 43 (8.05%) Oracle
7 41 (7.68%) Dell
8 28 (5.24%) EMC
8 28 (5.24%) NetApp
8 28 (5.24%) Symantec
9 23 (4.31%) Intel Security
10 21 (3.93%) Apple
10 21 (3.93%) Red Hat
11 18 (3.37%) SolarWinds
12 17 (3.18%) Remedy
13 13 (2.43%) CommVault
14 12 (2.25%) Intel
15 11 (2.06%) Sophos
15 11 (2.06%) Splunk
16 10 (1.87%) IBM
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