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 30 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 81 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 23 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.41% 0.38% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.31% 3.42% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £313 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
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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
223 117 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.64% 11.13% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 72 82
Average daily rate £375 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Average hourly rate £16.51 £15.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% -31.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £14.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £16.50 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2015, 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (81.25%) VMware
3 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
4 23 (71.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (68.75%) MCITP
6 14 (43.75%) EMC
6 14 (43.75%) IIS
7 13 (40.63%) Windows
7 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
9 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (25.00%) vSphere
12 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (21.88%) Cisco
13 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
13 6 (18.75%) ITIL
13 6 (18.75%) MCTS
14 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
14 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (15.63%) SUSE
14 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
15 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
15 4 (12.50%) Migration
15 4 (12.50%) IP Telephony

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 14 (43.75%) IIS
2 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
3 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (12.50%) Lync
5 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DMZ
1 4 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.13%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
1 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Consultant
3 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) FMCG
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (15.63%) SUSE
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 4 (12.50%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Server Building
3 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
1 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (71.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (68.75%) MCITP
4 6 (18.75%) MCTS
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 3 (9.38%) MCSA
7 3 (9.38%) CCNA
8 2 (6.25%) CCNP
9 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (3.13%) CCEA
9 1 (3.13%) MCP
9 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (3.13%) Degree
9 1 (3.13%) NCDA
9 1 (3.13%) CCEE
9 1 (3.13%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.00%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.13%) Terminal Server
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
1 4 (12.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) VMware
2 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
3 14 (43.75%) EMC
4 7 (21.88%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (6.25%) Intel
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos
7 1 (3.13%) Wyse
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) Brocade