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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 41 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing MCSE 34 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.93% 3.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 11.85% 21.01% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 0
Average daily rate
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£164 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £373 £275
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +35.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.11%
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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
287 119 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 33.18% 17.47% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 58 65
Average daily rate £325 £278 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% -13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 6 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £38.16 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £18.00 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -21.39%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (82.93%) Windows
3 32 (78.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (65.85%) MCP
5 26 (63.41%) ITIL
6 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
7 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
7 24 (58.54%) MS Excel
8 23 (56.10%) Citrix
9 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
10 21 (51.22%) MS Exchange
10 21 (51.22%) Backup Exec
10 21 (51.22%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (48.78%) VMware
12 18 (43.90%) SLA
13 16 (39.02%) Service Management
13 16 (39.02%) UNIX
14 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (29.27%) Change Management
16 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (26.83%) Windows 2000
16 11 (26.83%) OVSD
17 10 (24.39%) BladeLogic
17 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 10 (24.39%) Intel
17 10 (24.39%) Terminal Services
17 10 (24.39%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (24.39%) IIS
17 10 (24.39%) SQL

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 21 (51.22%) MS Exchange
1 21 (51.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (24.39%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (24.39%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Lync
3 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 24 (58.54%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) SAN
1 9 (21.95%) NAS
2 4 (9.76%) Broadband
3 3 (7.32%) IP Telephony
3 3 (7.32%) Internet
3 3 (7.32%) VoIP
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Analyst
2 15 (36.59%) Support Analyst
3 12 (29.27%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (26.83%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Service Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (12.20%) Team Leader
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 5 (12.20%) Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) NOC Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Windows Server Engineer
9 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Consultant
9 1 (2.44%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (21.95%) Clustering
3 4 (9.76%) Mainframe
4 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (82.93%) Windows
2 32 (78.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) UNIX
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (26.83%) Windows 2000
5 10 (24.39%) Windows NT
6 9 (21.95%) Windows Vista
6 9 (21.95%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
6 9 (21.95%) Windows 8
7 7 (17.07%) Linux
8 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.44%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) ITIL
2 16 (39.02%) Service Management
3 12 (29.27%) Change Management
4 10 (24.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.32%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) Validation
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.88%) Line Management
8 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.44%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (65.85%) MCP
3 25 (60.98%) Security Cleared
4 24 (58.54%) SC Cleared
5 9 (21.95%) Degree
6 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
7 5 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (12.20%) CCNA
8 3 (7.32%) CNA
8 3 (7.32%) CNE
8 3 (7.32%) Novell Certification
9 1 (2.44%) MCITP
9 1 (2.44%) CCSA
9 1 (2.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (43.90%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 10 (24.39%) Terminal Services
2 10 (24.39%) ISA Server
3 9 (21.95%) VMware ESX
3 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
4 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.76%) Firmware
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (51.22%) Backup Exec
2 11 (26.83%) OVSD
3 10 (24.39%) BladeLogic
4 8 (19.51%) SCOM
5 6 (14.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (14.63%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Citrix
2 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 20 (48.78%) VMware
4 10 (24.39%) Intel
5 6 (14.63%) McAfee
5 6 (14.63%) Sophos
5 6 (14.63%) Lumension
6 3 (7.32%) Remedy
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco
8 1 (2.44%) Computacenter
8 1 (2.44%) Huawei
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle