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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
UK / England
Rank 377 363 301
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -62
Contract jobs citing MCSE 206 263 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.55% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.59% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 136 191
Median daily rate £339 £328 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £174 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.84% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 40
Median hourly rate £16.09 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.55% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £59.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%

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
8689 10160 9646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.75% 21.30% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5537 6394 5594
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 401 452
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +70.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.73 £41.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.26% +86.22%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 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 80 £339 +5.03% 32
South East -11 46 £338 +7.14% 30
East of England +9 23 £400 +129.88% 7
East Midlands +2 15 £320 -28.88% 7
Yorkshire +23 12 £400 +45.45% 8
North West +16 11 £350 -6.66% 18
North East -12 7 £290 - 1
South West +2 6 £289 -17.57% 6
West Midlands +4 4 £325 +116.66% 3
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 502 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 379 (75.50%) Windows
3 309 (61.55%) Microsoft
4 287 (57.17%) Active Directory
5 247 (49.20%) Windows Server
6 212 (42.23%) VMware
7 179 (35.66%) ITIL
8 169 (33.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 148 (29.48%) Cisco Certification
9 148 (29.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 128 (25.50%) Cisco
11 121 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 118 (23.51%) MS Exchange
13 117 (23.31%) MS Excel
14 107 (21.31%) MCSA
14 107 (21.31%) MCP
15 105 (20.92%) CCNA
16 104 (20.72%) Office 365
17 102 (20.32%) PowerShell
18 99 (19.72%) Citrix
19 90 (17.93%) MCITP
20 89 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
21 85 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
22 80 (15.94%) SQL Server
23 78 (15.54%) Firewall
24 77 (15.34%) Degree
25 76 (15.14%) Hyper-V
26 75 (14.94%) Skype for Business
26 75 (14.94%) Migration
26 75 (14.94%) MS Office

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
1 118 (23.51%) MS Exchange
2 75 (14.94%) Skype for Business
3 71 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 69 (13.75%) SharePoint
5 50 (9.96%) IIS
6 49 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.99%) OpenStack
10 13 (2.59%) Office Communications Server
11 9 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.20%) Apache
12 6 (1.20%) IBM Notes
13 5 (1.00%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.40%) GroupWise
15 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 117 (23.31%) MS Excel
2 75 (14.94%) MS Office
3 14 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (5.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 13 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.20%) Eikon
4 1 (0.20%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 104 (20.72%) Office 365
2 85 (16.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.57%) IaaS
4 29 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
5 28 (5.58%) PaaS
6 25 (4.98%) SaaS
7 22 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.19%) HP Helion
8 11 (2.19%) OneDrive
9 8 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.80%) GitHub
10 4 (0.80%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.60%) Yammer
12 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.40%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (15.54%) Firewall
2 73 (14.54%) LAN
3 71 (14.14%) WAN
4 69 (13.75%) DNS
5 62 (12.35%) DHCP
6 58 (11.55%) SAN
7 57 (11.35%) Skype
8 46 (9.16%) Internet
9 45 (8.96%) TCP/IP
10 34 (6.77%) VPN
11 32 (6.37%) MPLS
12 29 (5.78%) Wireless
13 18 (3.59%) NAS
13 18 (3.59%) Network Security
13 18 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
14 17 (3.39%) VLAN
15 16 (3.19%) VoIP
16 13 (2.59%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (2.39%) Ethernet
17 12 (2.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (4.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.80%) DTS
10 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle9i Database
11 3 (0.60%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.39%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.00%) CruiseControl
5 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.80%) JIRA
7 3 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.20%) MSI
9 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 66 (13.15%) Finance
2 30 (5.98%) Retail
3 15 (2.99%) Banking
4 13 (2.59%) Legal
5 12 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.19%) Back Office
7 10 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.80%) Law
9 4 (0.80%) Local Government
10 3 (0.60%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.40%) Marketing
11 2 (0.40%) Military
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (12.35%) Architect
2 59 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (9.96%) Analyst
3 50 (9.96%) Consultant
4 47 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 38 (7.57%) Infrastructure Architect
6 29 (5.78%) Systems Engineer
7 25 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 25 (4.98%) IT Engineer
7 25 (4.98%) Support Analyst
7 25 (4.98%) Windows Engineer
8 23 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (4.58%) Administrator
8 23 (4.58%) Desktop Support
9 20 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (3.59%) Azure Consultant
10 18 (3.59%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.39%) Cisco Architect
11 17 (3.39%) IT Support
11 17 (3.39%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.78%) .NET
2 20 (3.98%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.19%) Web Services
4 8 (1.59%) HTML
4 8 (1.59%) Middleware
5 6 (1.20%) WCF
6 5 (1.00%) SAML
6 5 (1.00%) WF
7 4 (0.80%) OAuth
7 4 (0.80%) REST
7 4 (0.80%) SOAP
8 3 (0.60%) WAP
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.20%) COM
9 1 (0.20%) CSS3
9 1 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
9 1 (0.20%) HTML5
9 1 (0.20%) J2EE
9 1 (0.20%) LAMP
9 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.56%) Data Centre
2 48 (9.56%) Clustering
3 39 (7.77%) Computer Science
4 36 (7.17%) Management Information System
5 32 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (5.38%) Blackberry
7 21 (4.18%) NHS
8 18 (3.59%) Replication
9 14 (2.79%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (2.59%) Client/Server
11 11 (2.19%) iPad
12 9 (1.79%) PKI
13 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (1.20%) Life Science
14 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
14 6 (1.20%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.20%) Smartphone
14 6 (1.20%) User Experience
15 5 (1.00%) Driving Licence
15 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 379 (75.50%) Windows
2 247 (49.20%) Windows Server
3 169 (33.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 148 (29.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (17.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 71 (14.14%) Linux
7 62 (12.35%) Windows 7
8 26 (5.18%) Apple iOS
9 23 (4.58%) Android
9 23 (4.58%) Windows 10
10 20 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (3.78%) Windows 8
12 18 (3.59%) Unix
13 11 (2.19%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.39%) Solaris
15 6 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (1.00%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.60%) SUSE
18 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
18 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (35.66%) ITIL
2 75 (14.94%) Migration
3 49 (9.76%) Change Management
4 32 (6.37%) Project Management
5 31 (6.18%) Load Balancing
6 30 (5.98%) DevOps
6 30 (5.98%) ITIL V3
6 30 (5.98%) PRINCE2
7 29 (5.78%) Problem Management
8 28 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.98%) Service Management
10 24 (4.78%) Performance Monitoring
10 24 (4.78%) Service Delivery
11 23 (4.58%) TOGAF
12 22 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (4.18%) Time Management
14 19 (3.78%) Identity Management
15 18 (3.59%) Mobile Device Management
15 18 (3.59%) Network Design
16 17 (3.39%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 102 (20.32%) PowerShell
2 61 (12.15%) SQL
3 14 (2.79%) C#
4 11 (2.19%) Java
4 11 (2.19%) Python
5 10 (1.99%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.59%) VBScript
7 6 (1.20%) C++
7 6 (1.20%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.00%) Perl
8 5 (1.00%) Ruby
9 4 (0.80%) C
9 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.40%) VB
11 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.20%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 502 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (29.48%) Cisco Certification
3 107 (21.31%) MCP
3 107 (21.31%) MCSA
4 105 (20.92%) CCNA
5 90 (17.93%) MCITP
6 77 (15.34%) Degree
7 61 (12.15%) Security Cleared
8 50 (9.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (7.77%) Citrix Certification
10 37 (7.37%) ITIL Certification
11 36 (7.17%) CCIE
11 36 (7.17%) SC Cleared
12 29 (5.78%) CCA
13 27 (5.38%) CCNP
14 25 (4.98%) MCDST
14 25 (4.98%) MCTS
15 15 (2.99%) MCSD
16 14 (2.79%) Network+ Certification
17 12 (2.39%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.38%) SLA
2 9 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.60%) QA
6 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.20%) GCP
7 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 287 (57.17%) Active Directory
2 121 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (15.14%) Hyper-V
4 38 (7.57%) vSphere
5 34 (6.77%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (3.98%) XenApp
7 18 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
8 17 (3.39%) VMware ESX
9 10 (1.99%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.20%) Docker
11 6 (1.20%) Firmware
11 6 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.20%) UAG
11 6 (1.20%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.00%) NDS
12 5 (1.00%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 65 (12.95%) SCCM
2 35 (6.97%) SCOM
3 24 (4.78%) NetBackup
4 19 (3.78%) Puppet
5 17 (3.39%) Backup Exec
6 15 (2.99%) AirWatch
7 12 (2.39%) Nessus
8 11 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (2.19%) WSUS
9 10 (1.99%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (1.39%) Ansible
10 7 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.39%) vMotion
11 6 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (1.20%) WMI
12 5 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.00%) XenMobile
13 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 309 (61.55%) Microsoft
2 212 (42.23%) VMware
3 128 (25.50%) Cisco
4 99 (19.72%) Citrix
5 57 (11.35%) HP
6 28 (5.58%) NetApp
6 28 (5.58%) Oracle
7 25 (4.98%) SolarWinds
8 23 (4.58%) Apple
9 19 (3.78%) EMC
9 19 (3.78%) Symantec
10 15 (2.99%) Intel Security
10 15 (2.99%) Red Hat
11 14 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 14 (2.79%) LANDesk
12 12 (2.39%) Dell
13 11 (2.19%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.19%) Forcepoint
14 10 (1.99%) Sophos
14 10 (1.99%) Veeam
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