The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 48 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.25% 2.60% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 9.45% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £178 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.35% -33.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £145 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £218 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £308 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
96 127 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.96% 27.55% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 48
Average daily rate £395 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £93 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.24 £9.23 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Essex region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 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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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
Colchester - 1 - -
Epping - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (38.46%) CCNA
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 4 (30.77%) Dell
7 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
7 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) MCITP
8 3 (23.08%) Firewall
8 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 3 (23.08%) MCP
8 3 (23.08%) EMC
8 3 (23.08%) Citrix
8 3 (23.08%) CCA
8 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (23.08%) VPN
8 3 (23.08%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) iSCSI

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) FirePass
3 2 (15.38%) SSL
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix Systems Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
1 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Lead Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Senior Technician
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (7.69%) Server Technician
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
4 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 2 (15.38%) VBScript
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (30.77%) MCITP
4 3 (23.08%) MCP
4 3 (23.08%) CCA
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) MCDST
5 2 (15.38%) MCSA
5 2 (15.38%) CCEA
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (7.69%) MCTS
6 1 (7.69%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
3 2 (15.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Dell
5 3 (23.08%) EMC
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) F5
6 2 (15.38%) Panasonic
6 2 (15.38%) McAfee
6 2 (15.38%) Sophos
6 2 (15.38%) Altiris
7 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) NetApp
7 1 (7.69%) Zeacom
7 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (7.69%) Veeam
7 1 (7.69%) Splunk