The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank - 48 80
Contract jobs citing MCSE 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 1.14% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category - 6.12% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.16% +2.77%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
150 98 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.96% 18.56% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £269 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.10 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -2.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.48 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.05 £34.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Sage
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) CommVault
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (25.00%) Tripwire
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Sage
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Tripwire
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) CommVault
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp