The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank - 40 48
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.57% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.57% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £293 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.40%
MCSE
South West

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

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
221 127 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 46.92% 36.49% 57.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 57 114
Average daily rate £450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £255 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 18
Average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £12.75 £29.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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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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
Cheltenham - - - - 6
Gloucester - - - -
MCSE
South West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technology Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) AIX
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
2 2 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSD
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCA
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCEA
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (25.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software