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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 53 52 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing MCSE 18 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.30% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 5.00% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
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£350 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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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
222 160 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.43% 21.92% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 89 69
Average daily rate £350 £356 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 January 2015.

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 January 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (88.46%) Windows
3 41 (78.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (67.31%) VMware
4 35 (67.31%) ITIL
5 34 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
7 30 (57.69%) MCP
8 29 (55.77%) MS Excel
9 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 26 (50.00%) Backup Exec
10 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
11 24 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (46.15%) MS Exchange
12 21 (40.38%) SLA
12 21 (40.38%) Citrix
13 19 (36.54%) Service Management
14 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (32.69%) Change Management
15 17 (32.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (28.85%) VMware ESX
16 15 (28.85%) Hyper-V
16 15 (28.85%) McAfee
16 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
17 14 (26.92%) UNIX
17 14 (26.92%) IIS
17 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
18 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
19 12 (23.08%) Linux
19 12 (23.08%) Windows NT

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
1 24 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (26.92%) IIS
3 11 (21.15%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (55.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) NAS
1 11 (21.15%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) Broadband
3 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 3 (5.77%) VoIP
3 3 (5.77%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 2 (3.85%) LAN
4 2 (3.85%) DNS
4 2 (3.85%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) DHCP
5 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) VLAN
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 18 (34.62%) Analyst
2 13 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (19.23%) 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
9 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (5.77%) Consultant
10 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (5.77%) NOC Engineer
10 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
11 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 2 (3.85%) Server Support
12 1 (1.92%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (21.15%) Clustering
3 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
4 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 46 (88.46%) Windows
2 41 (78.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (26.92%) UNIX
4 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
6 12 (23.08%) Linux
6 12 (23.08%) Windows NT
6 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (21.15%) 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 35 (67.31%) ITIL
2 19 (36.54%) Service Management
3 17 (32.69%) Change Management
3 17 (32.69%) 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%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.69%) Line Management
8 4 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (7.69%) Operations Management
8 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
9 2 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
10 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.92%) Coaching
10 1 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (57.69%) MCP
3 26 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
5 10 (19.23%) Degree
5 10 (19.23%) DV Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (11.54%) CCNA
7 4 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.77%) CNA
8 3 (5.77%) CNE
8 3 (5.77%) Novell Certification
9 2 (3.85%) MCITP
9 2 (3.85%) CCNP
10 1 (1.92%) VCAP
10 1 (1.92%) CCIA
10 1 (1.92%) CCA
10 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.92%) CCEA
10 1 (1.92%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (40.38%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (28.85%) VMware ESX
2 15 (28.85%) Hyper-V
2 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 11 (21.15%) ISA Server
3 11 (21.15%) Terminal Services
4 7 (13.46%) Firmware
5 6 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.92%) XenApp
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 12 (23.08%) BladeLogic
3 11 (21.15%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (19.23%) OVSD
5 9 (17.31%) SCOM
6 6 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (7.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Tivoli
8 2 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) VMware
2 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 21 (40.38%) Citrix
4 15 (28.85%) McAfee
5 11 (21.15%) Lumension
5 11 (21.15%) Intel
5 11 (21.15%) Sophos
6 4 (7.69%) IBM
7 3 (5.77%) Remedy
7 3 (5.77%) Symantec
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco
8 2 (3.85%) HP
8 2 (3.85%) Dell
8 2 (3.85%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle
9 1 (1.92%) Huawei
9 1 (1.92%) Computacenter