The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Milton Keynes 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 59 43 55
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing MCSE 9 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.02% 1.71% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 5.17% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 9
Average daily rate £275 £425 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +142.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £265 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
258 174 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.32% 33.02% 22.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 88 65
Average daily rate £328 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.76% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 - £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
Buckinghamshire

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 11 (52.38%) VMware
5 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
7 8 (38.10%) MCP
8 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL
9 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) Citrix
10 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (19.05%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) Service Management
10 4 (19.05%) Firewall
10 4 (19.05%) SLA
10 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (9.52%) Lync
6 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) Network Security
4 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
4 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) ADSL
4 1 (4.76%) Broadband
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MSI
1 2 (9.52%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Server Specialist
1 4 (19.05%) Senior Server Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Packager
3 2 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Officer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Hedge funds
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
3 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) MCP
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) VCDX
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (14.29%) MCITP
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) MCSA
5 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (9.52%) Terminal Server
5 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) MOM
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.76%) Plesk
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Lumension
4 3 (14.29%) McAfee
4 3 (14.29%) Sophos
5 2 (9.52%) Genesys
5 2 (9.52%) Novell
5 2 (9.52%) Altiris
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Compaq
6 1 (4.76%) Intel
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
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