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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 51 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.63% 1.99% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 6.82% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £148 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+171.18% -47.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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
96 132 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.13% 29.20% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 54 50
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £140 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 16
Average hourly rate £33.73 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.90% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £9.23 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
Basildon +1 2 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco
4 6 (50.00%) Dell
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (33.33%) Panasonic
6 4 (33.33%) Time Management
6 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) McAfee
6 4 (33.33%) Sophos
6 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 4 (33.33%) MCDST
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) CCNA
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) EMC
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (25.00%) Firewall

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) FirePass
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Lead Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Server Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 4 (33.33%) MCDST
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) CCA
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCEA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Dell
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee
5 4 (33.33%) Sophos
5 4 (33.33%) Panasonic
6 3 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) F5
7 2 (16.67%) Altiris
8 1 (8.33%) Zeacom
8 1 (8.33%) Veeam
8 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) Citrix
8 1 (8.33%) NetApp