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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 60 60 47
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.90% 1.17% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.59% 5.41% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£190 £215 £207
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £215 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £215 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £286
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.54 £21.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-21.26% +25.37%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
223 148 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.20% 21.61% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 65 96
Average daily rate £330 £315 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £226 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £14.71 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £38.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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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
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 23 July 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 10 (52.63%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) MCP
5 10 (52.63%) Backup Exec
6 9 (47.37%) Citrix
6 9 (47.37%) UNIX
6 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
7 8 (42.11%) SQL
7 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (36.84%) Service Management
8 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
8 7 (36.84%) SLA
9 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
10 4 (21.05%) Intel
10 4 (21.05%) Windows NT
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (21.05%) Change Management
10 4 (21.05%) Degree
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
11 3 (15.79%) Migration

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (15.79%) Lync
4 2 (10.53%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Broadband
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
2 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
1 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
4 4 (21.05%) Windows NT
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.26%) Online Security
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
2 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
3 10 (52.63%) MCP
4 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Backup Exec
2 3 (15.79%) OVSD
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
4 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 8 (42.11%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Intel
5 3 (15.79%) Lumension
5 3 (15.79%) McAfee
5 3 (15.79%) Sophos
6 1 (5.26%) Novell