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 29 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 54 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.65% 1.33% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.28% 6.94% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£170 £145 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -41.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £125 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £175 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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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
223 144 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.27% 19.15% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 75 111
Average daily rate £330 £268 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.36% -14.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.82 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.55% -29.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.95 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £38.00 £19.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) Windows
3 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (64.00%) Citrix
6 14 (56.00%) UNIX
6 14 (56.00%) SLA
6 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
7 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
8 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
8 11 (44.00%) VMware
8 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
9 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (40.00%) Windows 2000
9 10 (40.00%) ITIL
10 9 (36.00%) MCP
10 9 (36.00%) SQL
10 9 (36.00%) Windows NT
10 9 (36.00%) Intel
10 9 (36.00%) Backup Exec
10 9 (36.00%) Change Management
10 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (32.00%) Degree
12 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (28.00%) BladeLogic
12 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
12 7 (28.00%) Clustering

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (28.00%) IIS
3 7 (28.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (8.00%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (8.00%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) SAN
1 7 (28.00%) NAS
2 4 (16.00%) Broadband
3 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
1 1 (4.00%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Server Support
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Packager
7 1 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (56.00%) UNIX
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (40.00%) Windows 2000
5 9 (36.00%) Windows NT
6 7 (28.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 9 (36.00%) Change Management
2 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (24.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Online Security
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) MCP
4 8 (32.00%) Degree
5 4 (16.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (4.00%) CCNP
6 1 (4.00%) CCNA
6 1 (4.00%) CCSA
6 1 (4.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
2 7 (28.00%) Terminal Services
2 7 (28.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (36.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (28.00%) BladeLogic
2 7 (28.00%) SCOM
3 4 (16.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (12.00%) OVSD
5 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Citrix
3 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 9 (36.00%) Intel
5 1 (4.00%) Novell
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Huawei