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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 65 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing MCSE 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.84% 0.78% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 3.21% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
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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
225 187 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.95% 24.32% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 93 72
Average daily rate £350 £317 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £141 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 5
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.14 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.50 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 2015, 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (88.89%) Windows
3 35 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (73.33%) ITIL
5 30 (66.67%) VMware
6 29 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (64.44%) MCP
7 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
8 25 (55.56%) MS Excel
8 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
8 25 (55.56%) Backup Exec
9 24 (53.33%) SC Cleared
10 23 (51.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (51.11%) MS Exchange
11 18 (40.00%) Service Management
12 15 (33.33%) McAfee
12 15 (33.33%) SLA
12 15 (33.33%) Citrix
12 15 (33.33%) Hyper-V
13 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
14 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
15 12 (26.67%) Linux
15 12 (26.67%) Change Management
15 12 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (26.67%) VMware ESX
16 11 (24.44%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (24.44%) Lumension
16 11 (24.44%) Sophos
17 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 23 (51.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 23 (51.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) IIS
3 6 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) SAN
1 7 (15.56%) NAS
2 3 (6.67%) IP Telephony
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
2 3 (6.67%) Broadband
2 3 (6.67%) VoIP
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) MPLS
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 12 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (20.00%) Team Leader
3 9 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 6 (13.33%) Service Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) Administrator
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
7 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Server Support
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
10 1 (2.22%) Network Support Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Support Consultant
10 1 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (17.78%) Clustering
3 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.89%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (31.11%) Windows 7
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (26.67%) Linux
6 10 (22.22%) Windows Vista
6 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (20.00%) UNIX
8 8 (17.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (17.78%) Windows 2000
8 8 (17.78%) Windows NT
9 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (73.33%) ITIL
2 18 (40.00%) Service Management
3 12 (26.67%) Change Management
3 12 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.11%) Validation
5 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.89%) Line Management
6 4 (8.89%) Operations Management
6 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.44%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (2.22%) Information Security
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (64.44%) MCP
3 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 24 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 7 (15.56%) Degree
7 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.11%) CCNA
8 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (6.67%) CNA
9 3 (6.67%) CNE
9 3 (6.67%) Novell Certification
10 2 (4.44%) MCITP
11 1 (2.22%) MCTS
11 1 (2.22%) CCNP
11 1 (2.22%) CCA
11 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (2.22%) CCEA
11 1 (2.22%) VCAP
11 1 (2.22%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (26.67%) VMware ESX
4 7 (15.56%) Firmware
5 6 (13.33%) Terminal Services
5 6 (13.33%) ISA Server
5 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (8.89%) vSphere
7 1 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (55.56%) Backup Exec
2 11 (24.44%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (22.22%) OVSD
4 7 (15.56%) BladeLogic
5 6 (13.33%) SCOM
6 4 (8.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (8.89%) Tivoli
7 3 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) VMware
2 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (33.33%) Citrix
3 15 (33.33%) McAfee
4 11 (24.44%) Sophos
4 11 (24.44%) Lumension
5 7 (15.56%) Intel
6 4 (8.89%) IBM
7 3 (6.67%) Symantec
7 3 (6.67%) Remedy
8 2 (4.44%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco
8 2 (4.44%) GFI Software
9 1 (2.22%) Computacenter
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle