The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 53 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 16 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.06% 0.79% 1.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.27% 4.63% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 12
Average daily rate £248 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 - £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
142 108 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.30% 17.09% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 54 83
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
East of England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
St Albans - 10 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (55.00%) MS Office
4 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 9 (45.00%) MCP
5 9 (45.00%) A+ Certification
5 9 (45.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (40.00%) Citrix
7 7 (35.00%) VMware
7 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (30.00%) HP
8 6 (30.00%) IBM
8 6 (30.00%) NetApp
8 6 (30.00%) XenApp
9 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
10 4 (20.00%) VB
10 4 (20.00%) Dell
10 4 (20.00%) DHCP
10 4 (20.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (20.00%) Clustering
10 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (20.00%) MCITP
11 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Node.js
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) SAS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (55.00%) MS Office
3 9 (45.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (5.00%) Neo4j
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.00%) NUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) MSTest
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Help Desk Support
2 9 (45.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XMPP
1 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
1 1 (5.00%) RESTful
1 1 (5.00%) HTML5
1 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (5.00%) CSS3
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (5.00%) CentOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
4 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) System Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Product Management
3 1 (5.00%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (5.00%) BDD
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) CQRS
3 1 (5.00%) MVC
3 1 (5.00%) UML
3 1 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (5.00%) C#
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) MCP
2 9 (45.00%) A+ Certification
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) MCITP
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (15.00%) VCAP
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) NCDA
5 1 (5.00%) NCIE
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) XenApp
3 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
4 6 (30.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) Dell
6 3 (15.00%) McAfee
6 3 (15.00%) Lotus
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
8 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
8 1 (5.00%) PlateSpin
8 1 (5.00%) Juniper
8 1 (5.00%) Symantec