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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 83 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.49% 0.71% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.19% 4.90% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £285 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £253 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £348 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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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
188 143 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.47% 14.46% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 93 71
Average daily rate £330 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £415 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £62.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -72.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 29 December 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) MCSA
3 8 (66.67%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) HP
5 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) NAS
8 3 (25.00%) WorkSite
8 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (25.00%) IBM
8 3 (25.00%) CCNA
8 3 (25.00%) Dell
8 3 (25.00%) CommVault
8 3 (25.00%) NetApp

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (25.00%) WorkSite
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (16.67%) DMVPN
3 2 (16.67%) HSRP
3 2 (16.67%) IPsec
3 2 (16.67%) VPLS
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (16.67%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) OSPF
3 2 (16.67%) BGP
3 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
3 2 (16.67%) VRRP
3 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
1 1 (8.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Social Media
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) BCP
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCSA
3 8 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) CCDA
5 2 (16.67%) CCDP
5 2 (16.67%) CISSP
5 2 (16.67%) CCNP
5 2 (16.67%) CCSA
5 2 (16.67%) CCSE
5 2 (16.67%) VCAP
5 2 (16.67%) VCP5
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) CommVault
5 3 (25.00%) NetApp
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 3 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (25.00%) Reuters
6 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint