The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 65 45 20
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 2 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.71% 0.42% 5.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.39% 2.90% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 27
Average daily rate
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£300 - £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.77 £19.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% -57.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.37% -18.71%
MCSE
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
114 69 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.22% 14.47% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 33 101
Average daily rate £350 £325 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £505 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 16
Average hourly rate £15.89 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £14.06 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £66.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCSE across the Oxfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Banbury - 3 £300 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Thame - 1 - -
MCSE
South East

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) UNIX
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Network Design
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) McAfee
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) HP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Deskside Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) UNIX
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
1 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco