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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 369 300 270
Rank change year-on-year
-69 -30
Contract jobs citing MCSE 283 399 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.77% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 3.95% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 215 231
Median daily rate £325 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £305
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 34
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.86 £13.91 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £45.80 £31.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -2.45%
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
10246 10103 9544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.41% 19.37% 18.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6419 6116 5492
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 486 402
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.04 £13.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.25 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -71 100 £400 +29.87% 41
South East -30 55 £300 -17.24% 29
North East +5 28 £260 -10.34% 2
East of England +4 27 £275 -21.42% 4
Yorkshire -22 20 £363 -9.37% 8
West Midlands -31 17 £400 +33.33% 9
North West +4 16 £250 -27.53% 13
South West +13 14 £275 -21.42% 8
East Midlands +1 5 £270 -10.74% 3
MCSE
UK

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 608 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 454 (74.67%) Windows
3 393 (64.64%) Microsoft
4 322 (52.96%) Active Directory
5 256 (42.11%) VMware
6 245 (40.30%) Windows Server
7 221 (36.35%) ITIL
8 176 (28.95%) Citrix
9 151 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 150 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 148 (24.34%) MCSA
11 148 (24.34%) MS Excel
12 147 (24.18%) DNS
13 143 (23.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 138 (22.70%) MS Office
15 137 (22.53%) SQL Server
16 134 (22.04%) Security Cleared
17 131 (21.55%) MCP
18 130 (21.38%) PowerShell
19 128 (21.05%) MS Exchange
20 120 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
21 113 (18.59%) SCCM
22 110 (18.09%) SQL
23 108 (17.76%) Degree
24 107 (17.60%) Cisco
25 105 (17.27%) DHCP
26 102 (16.78%) SharePoint
27 101 (16.61%) HP
28 100 (16.45%) Windows 7
29 94 (15.46%) SC Cleared

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
1 128 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 102 (16.78%) SharePoint
3 69 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (10.20%) Skype for Business
5 45 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (6.58%) IIS
7 30 (4.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 29 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (2.47%) Office Communications Server
10 15 (2.47%) OpenStack
11 13 (2.14%) IBM Notes
12 12 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.82%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.49%) Apache
15 3 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 148 (24.34%) MS Excel
2 138 (22.70%) MS Office
3 22 (3.62%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.97%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.32%) MS Project
6 6 (0.99%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.16%) Eikon
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%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 88 (14.47%) Office 365
2 55 (9.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.96%) IaaS
5 16 (2.63%) OneDrive
6 13 (2.14%) PaaS
7 6 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (0.99%) SaaS
8 5 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.82%) Google Apps
8 5 (0.82%) Yammer
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 147 (24.18%) DNS
2 105 (17.27%) DHCP
3 90 (14.80%) TCP/IP
4 89 (14.64%) SAN
5 81 (13.32%) Firewall
6 59 (9.70%) WAN
7 52 (8.55%) LAN
8 46 (7.57%) Internet
9 32 (5.26%) VPN
10 31 (5.10%) Skype
11 18 (2.96%) Wireless
12 16 (2.63%) NAS
12 16 (2.63%) Network Security
13 15 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (2.47%) NetScaler
13 15 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (2.30%) HTTP
14 14 (2.30%) IPv6
14 14 (2.30%) VLAN
15 13 (2.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 27 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.15%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.99%) SQLPlus
11 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.66%) MySQL
12 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.49%) MS Access
14 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.82%) MSI
5 4 (0.66%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.49%) JIRA
7 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.33%) Ant
7 2 (0.33%) Hudson
7 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.33%) Subversion
7 2 (0.33%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.16%) tSQLt
General
1 77 (12.66%) Finance
2 33 (5.43%) Banking
3 19 (3.13%) Advertising
4 15 (2.47%) Marketing
5 13 (2.14%) German Language
6 12 (1.97%) Legal
7 10 (1.64%) Local Government
7 10 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.64%) Retail
8 9 (1.48%) Law
9 8 (1.32%) French Language
9 8 (1.32%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.15%) Back Office
11 6 (0.99%) Billing
11 6 (0.99%) Military
11 6 (0.99%) Portuguese Language
11 6 (0.99%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 91 (14.97%) Support Engineer
2 71 (11.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 64 (10.53%) Analyst
4 51 (8.39%) Architect
5 48 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
6 44 (7.24%) Server Engineer
7 41 (6.74%) Desktop Support
8 40 (6.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 39 (6.41%) Consultant
10 37 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
11 35 (5.76%) Wintel Engineer
12 34 (5.59%) Infrastructure Architect
12 34 (5.59%) Support Analyst
13 28 (4.61%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 28 (4.61%) Administrator
14 26 (4.28%) Systems Engineer
15 22 (3.62%) Desktop Engineer
15 22 (3.62%) Service Analyst
16 19 (3.13%) Active Directory Engineer
16 19 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.43%) .NET
2 28 (4.61%) XML
3 18 (2.96%) CSS
4 15 (2.47%) Middleware
4 15 (2.47%) Web Services
5 13 (2.14%) HTML
6 11 (1.81%) REST
7 9 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.32%) WSDL
8 8 (1.32%) XSD
9 6 (0.99%) ODBC
10 5 (0.82%) Ajax
11 3 (0.49%) ADO
11 3 (0.49%) ADO.NET
11 3 (0.49%) ebXML
11 3 (0.49%) LAMP
11 3 (0.49%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.49%) SOAP
11 3 (0.49%) WAP
12 2 (0.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.14%) Data Centre
2 74 (12.17%) Computer Science
3 52 (8.55%) Blackberry
4 45 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (6.91%) Clustering
6 38 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.62%) PKI
8 21 (3.45%) NHS
9 17 (2.80%) Client/Server
10 16 (2.63%) Private Cloud
11 15 (2.47%) User Experience
12 14 (2.30%) Mainframe
12 14 (2.30%) Visualisation
13 13 (2.14%) AS400
13 13 (2.14%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.48%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.48%) Tandem
15 8 (1.32%) Driving Licence
16 7 (1.15%) Replication
17 5 (0.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 454 (74.67%) Windows
2 245 (40.30%) Windows Server
3 150 (24.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 143 (23.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (16.45%) Windows 7
6 90 (14.80%) Linux
7 83 (13.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (6.74%) Unix
9 31 (5.10%) Apple iOS
10 29 (4.77%) Windows 8
11 27 (4.44%) Android
12 25 (4.11%) Windows XP
13 22 (3.62%) Windows 10
14 20 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (2.96%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.97%) Solaris
17 11 (1.81%) VMS
18 9 (1.48%) Mac OS X
19 8 (1.32%) Mac OS
19 8 (1.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (36.35%) ITIL
2 82 (13.49%) Migration
3 50 (8.22%) Project Management
4 44 (7.24%) Change Management
4 44 (7.24%) Service Delivery
5 40 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 38 (6.25%) ITIL V3
7 28 (4.61%) PRINCE2
7 28 (4.61%) Problem Management
8 27 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 27 (4.44%) Workflow
9 26 (4.28%) Mobile Device Management
10 25 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (3.95%) ITSM
12 23 (3.78%) Configuration Management
13 22 (3.62%) Incident Management
13 22 (3.62%) Service Management
13 22 (3.62%) Time Management
14 21 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.38%) PowerShell
2 110 (18.09%) SQL
3 36 (5.92%) C#
4 35 (5.76%) VBScript
5 23 (3.78%) Java
6 22 (3.62%) T-SQL
7 21 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 19 (3.13%) C++
9 17 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.80%) VB
10 15 (2.47%) Python
11 11 (1.81%) Ruby
12 9 (1.48%) C
13 8 (1.32%) Perl
14 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.49%) PHP
16 1 (0.16%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 608 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (24.34%) MCSA
3 134 (22.04%) Security Cleared
4 131 (21.55%) MCP
5 120 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
6 108 (17.76%) Degree
7 94 (15.46%) SC Cleared
8 87 (14.31%) CCNA
9 70 (11.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 65 (10.69%) MCITP
11 50 (8.22%) MCDST
12 46 (7.57%) CCNP
13 39 (6.41%) Citrix Certification
14 38 (6.25%) MCTS
15 37 (6.09%) CCA
16 33 (5.43%) MCSD
17 19 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
18 16 (2.63%) DV Cleared
18 16 (2.63%) MCDBA
19 15 (2.47%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.26%) SLA
2 16 (2.63%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.64%) HL7
5 9 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.16%) ISO27002
7 1 (0.16%) QA
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 322 (52.96%) Active Directory
2 151 (24.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (14.31%) Hyper-V
4 70 (11.51%) XenApp
5 69 (11.35%) vSphere
6 25 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (3.78%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (2.96%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (2.30%) Xen
10 13 (2.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.81%) Firmware
11 11 (1.81%) UAG
12 10 (1.64%) Docker
13 8 (1.32%) BitLocker
14 7 (1.15%) Brightmail
14 7 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 6 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 113 (18.59%) SCCM
2 68 (11.18%) SCOM
3 29 (4.77%) Microsoft Clustering
4 28 (4.61%) WSUS
5 26 (4.28%) Backup Exec
6 19 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 16 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 14 (2.30%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (1.97%) OpenView
10 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
10 10 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (1.64%) Puppet
11 9 (1.48%) Ansible
12 8 (1.32%) IBM BigFix
12 8 (1.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 8 (1.32%) WMI
13 7 (1.15%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 5 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 393 (64.64%) Microsoft
2 256 (42.11%) VMware
3 176 (28.95%) Citrix
4 107 (17.60%) Cisco
5 101 (16.61%) HP
6 54 (8.88%) Oracle
7 43 (7.07%) Dell
8 40 (6.58%) NetApp
9 27 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 26 (4.28%) Apple
10 26 (4.28%) Symantec
11 23 (3.78%) IBM
11 23 (3.78%) Juniper
12 20 (3.29%) Intel Security
13 17 (2.80%) SAP
14 14 (2.30%) 3PAR
14 14 (2.30%) EMC
15 13 (2.14%) CommVault
15 13 (2.14%) Lotus
16 12 (1.97%) Trend Micro
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