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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 45 57 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing MCSE 13 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.16% 0.82% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 4.08% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +185.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £400 £152
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.66% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -9.52%
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
78 98 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.96% 20.21% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 53
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £540 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.73 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +140.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.36 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.25 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 2015. 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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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
Chelmsford - 4 £400 -
Brentwood 0 3 - -
Basildon -9 1 - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
5 9 (50.00%) SQL
5 9 (50.00%) SCCM
6 8 (44.44%) SCOM
7 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
7 7 (38.89%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) Dell
8 6 (33.33%) Finance
9 5 (27.78%) Information Security
9 5 (27.78%) CISSP
9 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
9 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
9 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
9 5 (27.78%) ISACA
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (22.22%) Panasonic
10 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (22.22%) Citrix
10 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 4 (22.22%) McAfee
10 4 (22.22%) Sophos
10 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 4 (22.22%) Time Management
10 4 (22.22%) MCDST
10 4 (22.22%) MCITP
10 4 (22.22%) Asset Management

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) LAN
4 1 (5.56%) SMS
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) IT Security Manager
1 5 (27.78%) Security Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Project Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Technician
3 2 (11.11%) ICT Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security
2 5 (27.78%) Security Architecture
3 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
3 4 (22.22%) Time Management
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CISSP
2 5 (27.78%) ISACA
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) MCDST
3 4 (22.22%) MCITP
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.56%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 8 (44.44%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) McAfee
4 4 (22.22%) Sophos
4 4 (22.22%) Panasonic
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 1 (5.56%) Clearswift
6 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL