The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 36 38 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing MCSE 37 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 4.11% 3.03% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.03% 14.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 0
Average daily rate
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£235 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -
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 £20.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.51%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
284 151 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 31.52% 20.77% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 77 65
Average daily rate £350 £325 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £548 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 2 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (86.54%) Windows
3 43 (82.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
5 33 (63.46%) ITIL
5 33 (63.46%) VMware
6 32 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (61.54%) MS Excel
7 31 (59.62%) MCP
8 28 (53.85%) Security Cleared
9 27 (51.92%) SC Cleared
10 25 (48.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (48.08%) MS Exchange
11 24 (46.15%) Backup Exec
12 23 (44.23%) SLA
12 23 (44.23%) Citrix
13 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (36.54%) Service Management
14 18 (34.62%) Change Management
14 18 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (30.77%) VMware ESX
16 15 (28.85%) McAfee
16 15 (28.85%) UNIX
16 15 (28.85%) IIS
17 14 (26.92%) Windows 2000
17 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
18 13 (25.00%) BladeLogic
18 13 (25.00%) Windows NT
18 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
18 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 25 (48.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 25 (48.08%) MS Exchange
2 15 (28.85%) IIS
3 12 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.92%) Lync
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 32 (61.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.08%) SAN
1 12 (23.08%) NAS
2 5 (9.62%) Broadband
3 3 (5.77%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) VoIP
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (1.92%) VLAN
5 1 (1.92%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) DHCP
5 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (36.54%) Analyst
2 14 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 12 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (21.15%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (17.31%) Team Leader
6 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 7 (13.46%) Windows Administrator
7 7 (13.46%) Administrator
8 6 (11.54%) Service Analyst
8 6 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 3 (5.77%) NOC Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) Windows Systems Engineer
11 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 1 (1.92%) Network Support Engineer
12 1 (1.92%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (23.08%) Clustering
3 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
4 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 43 (82.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (28.85%) UNIX
5 14 (26.92%) Windows 2000
5 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
6 13 (25.00%) Windows NT
7 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (23.08%) Linux
7 12 (23.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 10 (19.23%) Windows Vista
8 10 (19.23%) Windows 8
9 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) ITIL
2 19 (36.54%) Service Management
3 18 (34.62%) Change Management
3 18 (34.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
5 7 (13.46%) Migration
6 6 (11.54%) Incident Management
7 5 (9.62%) Validation
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.62%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (7.69%) Line Management
8 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.69%) Operations Management
9 2 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.92%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (59.62%) MCP
3 28 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 27 (51.92%) SC Cleared
5 11 (21.15%) Degree
6 10 (19.23%) DV Cleared
7 6 (11.54%) CCNA
7 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.77%) CNA
8 3 (5.77%) CNE
8 3 (5.77%) Novell Certification
9 2 (3.85%) CCNP
9 2 (3.85%) MCITP
10 1 (1.92%) CCSA
10 1 (1.92%) MCTS
10 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.92%) VCAP
10 1 (1.92%) CCIA
10 1 (1.92%) CCA
10 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (44.23%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (30.77%) VMware ESX
3 13 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (23.08%) ISA Server
4 12 (23.08%) Terminal Services
4 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 12 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 7 (13.46%) Firmware
6 3 (5.77%) vSphere
7 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.92%) XenApp
8 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (46.15%) Backup Exec
2 13 (25.00%) BladeLogic
3 11 (21.15%) OVSD
3 11 (21.15%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (19.23%) SCOM
5 7 (13.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (7.69%) Tivoli
6 4 (7.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 34 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 33 (63.46%) VMware
3 23 (44.23%) Citrix
4 15 (28.85%) McAfee
5 12 (23.08%) Intel
6 11 (21.15%) Lumension
6 11 (21.15%) Sophos
7 4 (7.69%) IBM
8 3 (5.77%) Remedy
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco
9 1 (1.92%) Huawei
9 1 (1.92%) Computacenter
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle