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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 75 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.45% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 3.51% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Average daily rate
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£295 £290 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £248 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £375 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £352 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.67% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +14.28%
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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
168 114 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.56% 12.72% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 58 94
Average daily rate £325 £339 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +8.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +51.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £14.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £61.75 £26.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) SAN
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) HP
5 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 3 (37.50%) Dell
6 3 (37.50%) NetApp
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) IBM
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) DHCP
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (25.00%) IIS
7 2 (25.00%) Internet
7 2 (25.00%) Citrix
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (25.00%) DNS
7 2 (25.00%) CCNA
7 2 (25.00%) MCITP
7 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) DSL
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (75.00%) MCSA
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Adobe