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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 58 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.33% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 1.74% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
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£190 - £369
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 - £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 - £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
120 115 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.78% 18.95% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 77
Average daily rate £375 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -52.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £34.40 £38.75
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -2 1 £190 -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Watford - - - - 3
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
MCSE
East of England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) MS Office
4 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
5 10 (52.63%) MCP
6 9 (47.37%) A+ Certification
6 9 (47.37%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (42.11%) Windows
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
9 5 (26.32%) Citrix
9 5 (26.32%) VMware
9 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
10 4 (21.05%) MCITP
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (21.05%) NetApp
10 4 (21.05%) Firewall
10 4 (21.05%) Dell
10 4 (21.05%) SAN
11 3 (15.79%) EMC
11 3 (15.79%) HP
11 3 (15.79%) IBM
11 3 (15.79%) Migration
11 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (15.79%) vSphere
11 3 (15.79%) VCAP
11 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
11 3 (15.79%) XenApp
11 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
12 2 (10.53%) SCCM

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Office
2 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
3 9 (47.37%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Support Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Help Desk Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 9 (47.37%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (52.63%) MCP
3 9 (47.37%) A+ Certification
4 4 (21.05%) MCITP
5 3 (15.79%) VCAP
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (10.53%) MCSA
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) NCDA
7 1 (5.26%) NCIE
7 1 (5.26%) CCNP
7 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) NetApp
3 4 (21.05%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 3 (15.79%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Sage
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec
6 1 (5.26%) Tripwire
6 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
6 1 (5.26%) Veeam
6 1 (5.26%) Splunk
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) CommVault
Watford
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago