The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 55 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing MCSE 4 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.03% 0.59% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.70% 3.03% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £275 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.28 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +11.97%
MCSE
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 66 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 11.83% 19.41% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 35
Median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.88 £55.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.95% +223.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.56%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCSE across the Oxford region.

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Oxford region.

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
4 9 (75.00%) VMware
5 8 (66.67%) DNS
5 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
6 7 (58.33%) NetApp
6 7 (58.33%) Citrix
6 7 (58.33%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (50.00%) Office 365
8 5 (41.67%) MCTS
8 5 (41.67%) MCITP
9 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 2 (16.67%) MCP
10 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (16.67%) WAN
10 2 (16.67%) Cisco
11 1 (8.33%) CCNA
11 1 (8.33%) DHCP
11 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
11 1 (8.33%) LAN
11 1 (8.33%) Linux
11 1 (8.33%) MCSA
11 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
11 1 (8.33%) SharePoint

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL V2
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) MCITP
2 5 (41.67%) MCTS
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
3 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (8.33%) Sophos