The first table below looks at the demand for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCSE over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Somerset region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 46 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing MCSE 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.41% 1.06% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.07 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-18.71% +23.52%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
175 50 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 49.44% 26.60% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 16 28
Average daily rate £350 £330 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.75 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
MCSE
South West

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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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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
Bath - - - - 2
MCSE
South West

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Citrix
4 9 (75.00%) MCP
5 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (58.33%) SLA
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco
7 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (50.00%) MCITP
7 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
8 5 (41.67%) Mitel
8 5 (41.67%) Wireless
8 5 (41.67%) Avaya
8 5 (41.67%) Firewall
8 5 (41.67%) ITIL
8 5 (41.67%) MCSA
9 4 (33.33%) UNIX
9 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (25.00%) assyst
10 3 (25.00%) Service Management
10 3 (25.00%) HP
10 3 (25.00%) SAN
10 3 (25.00%) Oracle

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) NetScaler
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Front Office
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Network Support
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) MCP
3 6 (50.00%) MCITP
4 5 (41.67%) MCSA
5 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Mitel
4 5 (41.67%) Avaya
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle