The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 89 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.28% 0.53% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 3.51% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate - £375 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £323 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.39% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+12.67% +10.93%
MCSE
West Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
254 171 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.84% 15.03% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 132 88
Average daily rate £411 £374 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.95% +24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £257 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) ITIL
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 8 (61.54%) MS Office
4 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (46.15%) MCITP
5 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
7 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 4 (30.77%) EMC
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) VoIP
7 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) IIS
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
8 3 (23.08%) vSphere
8 3 (23.08%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) Citrix

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Domino
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) Telepresence
6 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Project Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Support Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (15.38%) SUSE
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
2 4 (30.77%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (46.15%) MCITP
3 4 (30.77%) CCNA
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (15.38%) MCP
5 1 (7.69%) MCDST
5 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) DameWare
1 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) EMC
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Lotus
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Symantec
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