The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 54 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing MCSE 2 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.38% 0.46% 1.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 1.87% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate £375 £245 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% -48.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £150.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
MCSE
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
89 107 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.86% 24.54% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 48
Average daily rate £375 £380 £432
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -11.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 6
Average hourly rate £46.00 £47.00 £32.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +45.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £28.25 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £49.54 £38.50
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 Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Essex region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Essex region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 5 (71.43%) SCCM
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (57.14%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) IBM
5 3 (42.86%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (42.86%) SCOM
5 3 (42.86%) MSI
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
5 3 (42.86%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (14.29%) QRadar
6 1 (14.29%) SANS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) SMS
2 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MSI
2 1 (14.29%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Back Office
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PC Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Build Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) CEH
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CISM
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (14.29%) MCDST
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) RHCE
4 1 (14.29%) SANS
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) SCCM
2 3 (42.86%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) Nessus
3 1 (14.29%) QRadar
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 1 (14.29%) Panasonic
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec