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 29 June 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 320 289 283
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 342 397 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.78% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.22% 4.16% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 233 175
Median daily rate £330 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £333 £273
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +22.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 31
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £38.80 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +36.82%
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
10607 9550 9314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.54% 18.78% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6691 5677 5448
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 482 435
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £44.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +20.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -47 101 £375 +17.18% 36
South East -29 86 £360 +1.05% 28
North East -4 63 £312 +24.60% 2
South West +9 21 £600 +60.00% 15
East of England -7 20 £190 -47.58% 4
West Midlands -17 19 £306 +36.11% 8
Yorkshire -9 12 £331 +10.41% 9
North West -24 12 £220 -18.49% 5
East Midlands +11 7 £363 +18.85% 5
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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.

1 607 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 470 (77.43%) Windows
3 388 (63.92%) Microsoft
4 321 (52.88%) Active Directory
5 252 (41.52%) VMware
6 247 (40.69%) Windows Server
7 225 (37.07%) ITIL
8 179 (29.49%) MCSA
9 168 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
10 161 (26.52%) MS Excel
11 160 (26.36%) MS Office
12 158 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 156 (25.70%) Citrix
14 154 (25.37%) MS Exchange
15 153 (25.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 150 (24.71%) PowerShell
17 149 (24.55%) DNS
18 117 (19.28%) Windows 7
19 115 (18.95%) SQL Server
19 115 (18.95%) MCP
20 114 (18.78%) Security Cleared
21 113 (18.62%) SQL
22 110 (18.12%) Cisco Certification
23 108 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
24 105 (17.30%) HP
24 105 (17.30%) Degree
25 97 (15.98%) TCP/IP
25 97 (15.98%) SCCM
26 96 (15.82%) DHCP
26 96 (15.82%) 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
1 154 (25.37%) MS Exchange
2 90 (14.83%) SharePoint
3 77 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (8.57%) Skype for Business
5 50 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 45 (7.41%) IIS
7 40 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (3.46%) OpenStack
9 16 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (1.81%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.65%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.66%) Apache
13 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.49%) Zimbra
15 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 161 (26.52%) MS Excel
2 160 (26.36%) MS Office
3 17 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.15%) MS Project
5 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.33%) Eikon
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 92 (15.16%) Office 365
2 61 (10.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.13%) IaaS
5 16 (2.64%) OneDrive
6 14 (2.31%) PaaS
7 13 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.32%) Yammer
9 7 (1.15%) SaaS
10 5 (0.82%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.49%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.16%) GitHub
13 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 149 (24.55%) DNS
2 97 (15.98%) TCP/IP
3 96 (15.82%) DHCP
4 81 (13.34%) SAN
5 79 (13.01%) Firewall
6 53 (8.73%) WAN
7 52 (8.57%) LAN
8 44 (7.25%) VPN
9 37 (6.10%) Skype
10 32 (5.27%) Internet
11 20 (3.29%) Wireless
12 19 (3.13%) VoIP
13 16 (2.64%) Network Security
14 15 (2.47%) VLAN
15 14 (2.31%) HTTP
15 14 (2.31%) IPsec
15 14 (2.31%) IPv6
15 14 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (2.14%) Software-Defined Networking
17 12 (1.98%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (3.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
8 7 (1.15%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.99%) MS Access
10 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.82%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.49%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.48%) JIRA
4 6 (0.99%) Ant
4 6 (0.99%) Hudson
4 6 (0.99%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.99%) Maven
4 6 (0.99%) Subversion
5 4 (0.66%) MSI
6 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.16%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.16%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.16%) Moq
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
8 1 (0.16%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (12.52%) Finance
2 32 (5.27%) Banking
3 19 (3.13%) German Language
4 16 (2.64%) Marketing
5 13 (2.14%) French Language
6 12 (1.98%) Legal
6 12 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.65%) Advertising
8 9 (1.48%) Back Office
9 8 (1.32%) Retail
10 7 (1.15%) Law
10 7 (1.15%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.99%) Billing
11 6 (0.99%) Local Government
11 6 (0.99%) Military
11 6 (0.99%) Portuguese Language
12 5 (0.82%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.33%) Electronics
14 2 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (18.95%) Support Engineer
2 76 (12.52%) Analyst
3 51 (8.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (7.74%) Desktop Support
5 45 (7.41%) Server Engineer
6 42 (6.92%) Windows Engineer
6 42 (6.92%) Wintel Engineer
7 41 (6.75%) Support Analyst
8 36 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
9 35 (5.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (5.27%) Architect
11 31 (5.11%) Consultant
12 29 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
13 27 (4.45%) Systems Engineer
14 26 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (4.28%) Technical Support
15 25 (4.12%) Active Directory Engineer
15 25 (4.12%) Service Analyst
16 22 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
17 21 (3.46%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.60%) .NET
2 29 (4.78%) XML
3 18 (2.97%) CSS
4 14 (2.31%) Web Services
5 13 (2.14%) HTML
6 11 (1.81%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.48%) Middleware
8 8 (1.32%) REST
8 8 (1.32%) WSDL
8 8 (1.32%) XSD
9 7 (1.15%) ODBC
10 6 (0.99%) SAML
11 5 (0.82%) ADO
11 5 (0.82%) ADO.NET
12 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.49%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.49%) jQuery
12 3 (0.49%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.49%) Unity DI Container
12 3 (0.49%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.00%) Computer Science
2 79 (13.01%) Data Centre
3 48 (7.91%) Blackberry
4 45 (7.41%) Clustering
5 42 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (6.26%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.29%) PKI
8 15 (2.47%) User Experience
9 14 (2.31%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.31%) Mainframe
9 14 (2.31%) Public Cloud
10 13 (2.14%) AS400
11 12 (1.98%) NHS
11 12 (1.98%) Private Cloud
12 11 (1.81%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.48%) Replication
13 9 (1.48%) Smartphone
13 9 (1.48%) Tandem
13 9 (1.48%) Visualisation
14 8 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 470 (77.43%) Windows
2 247 (40.69%) Windows Server
3 158 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (25.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (19.28%) Windows 7
6 108 (17.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 91 (14.99%) Linux
8 44 (7.25%) Unix
9 28 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 28 (4.61%) Windows XP
10 26 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 25 (4.12%) Windows 10
12 23 (3.79%) Android
13 22 (3.62%) Apple iOS
14 15 (2.47%) VMS
15 11 (1.81%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.81%) Ubuntu
16 9 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
18 7 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (37.07%) ITIL
2 96 (15.82%) Migration
3 43 (7.08%) Service Delivery
4 42 (6.92%) Project Management
5 39 (6.43%) Change Management
6 38 (6.26%) ITIL V3
7 37 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (5.27%) Configuration Management
9 28 (4.61%) PRINCE2
10 27 (4.45%) Load Balancing
11 26 (4.28%) ITSM
11 26 (4.28%) Service Management
12 24 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (3.79%) Mentoring
14 22 (3.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 22 (3.62%) Virtual Environments
15 21 (3.46%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
15 21 (3.46%) Time Management
15 21 (3.46%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 150 (24.71%) PowerShell
2 113 (18.62%) SQL
3 39 (6.43%) VBScript
4 34 (5.60%) C#
5 25 (4.12%) Python
6 21 (3.46%) T-SQL
7 19 (3.13%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.80%) Bash Shell
8 17 (2.80%) C++
8 17 (2.80%) Java
9 16 (2.64%) VB
10 13 (2.14%) Ruby
11 11 (1.81%) C
12 9 (1.48%) Perl
12 9 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.82%) VBA
14 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.33%) AWK
15 2 (0.33%) R
15 2 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 607 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 179 (29.49%) MCSA
3 115 (18.95%) MCP
4 114 (18.78%) Security Cleared
5 110 (18.12%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (17.30%) Degree
7 93 (15.32%) CCNA
8 72 (11.86%) SC Cleared
9 69 (11.37%) MCITP
9 69 (11.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 54 (8.90%) MCDST
11 39 (6.43%) CCNP
11 39 (6.43%) MCTS
12 36 (5.93%) MCSD
13 20 (3.29%) CISSP
13 20 (3.29%) DV Cleared
14 19 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
16 14 (2.31%) CCA
16 14 (2.31%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.77%) SLA
2 14 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.15%) HL7
5 2 (0.33%) QA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO27002
System Software
1 321 (52.88%) Active Directory
2 168 (27.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (13.01%) vSphere
4 78 (12.85%) Hyper-V
5 66 (10.87%) XenApp
6 26 (4.28%) VMware ESX
6 26 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (2.64%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.47%) Docker
9 15 (2.47%) Xen
10 12 (1.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (1.98%) UAG
10 12 (1.98%) XenServer
11 11 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (1.48%) Brightmail
13 8 (1.32%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (0.99%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 97 (15.98%) SCCM
2 58 (9.56%) SCOM
3 48 (7.91%) WSUS
4 31 (5.11%) Microsoft Clustering
5 29 (4.78%) Backup Exec
6 25 (4.12%) NetBackup
7 20 (3.29%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (2.80%) Puppet
9 15 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (2.31%) Ansible
11 10 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 10 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.48%) OpenView
13 8 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (1.15%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (1.15%) Tivoli
14 7 (1.15%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 388 (63.92%) Microsoft
2 252 (41.52%) VMware
3 156 (25.70%) Citrix
4 105 (17.30%) HP
5 93 (15.32%) Cisco
6 56 (9.23%) Oracle
7 54 (8.90%) Dell
8 45 (7.41%) NetApp
9 34 (5.60%) Red Hat
9 34 (5.60%) Symantec
10 29 (4.78%) Intel Security
11 21 (3.46%) Apple
12 19 (3.13%) IBM
13 15 (2.47%) EMC
13 15 (2.47%) Remedy
13 15 (2.47%) SAP
14 14 (2.31%) Juniper
15 12 (1.98%) Sophos
16 11 (1.81%) CommVault
16 11 (1.81%) Lotus
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Bristol, Avon
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