The table below looks at the statistics for MCSE in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 165 171 174
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 102 67 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.67% 2.96% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 28 22
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£308 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £195 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 5
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -28.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.04%
MCSE
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2781 2265 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.37% 25.58% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1087 786
Average daily rate £375 £356 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 126 112
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £55.00 £51.50
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 the South East

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

MCSE Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSE
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCSE Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MCSE
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCSE Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MCSE
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MCSE Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MCSE
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCSE across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCSE Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

MCSE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 February 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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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
Berkshire +13 30 £204 -25.81% 23
West Sussex 0 23 £310 -11.42% 1
Hampshire -2 20 £325 +8.33% 7
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £350 +27.27% 2
Kent -11 7 £305 +1.66% 2
Surrey -7 6 £138 -45.54% 14
East Sussex - 5 £425 - 2
Oxfordshire -13 1 £300 -20.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
Sussex - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 255 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (82.35%) Windows
3 168 (65.88%) Microsoft
4 134 (52.55%) Active Directory
5 127 (49.80%) ITIL
6 116 (45.49%) MCP
7 111 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (42.35%) VMware
9 93 (36.47%) MS Exchange
9 93 (36.47%) Security Cleared
10 83 (32.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 79 (30.98%) SC Cleared
12 69 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 55 (21.57%) Windows 7
14 52 (20.39%) HP
15 50 (19.61%) MS Excel
15 50 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (18.43%) Linux
17 45 (17.65%) SQL
17 45 (17.65%) Citrix
18 44 (17.25%) Exchange Server 2003
19 43 (16.86%) DNS
20 42 (16.47%) DV Cleared
20 42 (16.47%) Hyper-V
21 41 (16.08%) DHCP
22 39 (15.29%) SLA
22 39 (15.29%) SAN
22 39 (15.29%) Firewall
22 39 (15.29%) MCITP
23 37 (14.51%) MCSA

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 93 (36.47%) MS Exchange
2 44 (17.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 28 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 28 (10.98%) IIS
4 25 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (5.49%) Lync
7 9 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.75%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (1.18%) Documentum
12 2 (0.78%) SAS
13 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.39%) Apache
13 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 32 (12.55%) MS Office
3 18 (7.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.31%) Office 365
2 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.35%) IaaS
4 5 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (16.86%) DNS
2 41 (16.08%) DHCP
3 39 (15.29%) SAN
3 39 (15.29%) Firewall
4 34 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 20 (7.84%) WAN
6 17 (6.67%) LAN
7 15 (5.88%) VoIP
7 15 (5.88%) VPN
8 14 (5.49%) NAS
9 10 (3.92%) SSL
10 9 (3.53%) X.400
10 9 (3.53%) X.500
10 9 (3.53%) SMTP
11 8 (3.14%) Internet
11 8 (3.14%) VLAN
12 7 (2.75%) Wireless
13 6 (2.35%) IP Telephony
13 6 (2.35%) Broadband
14 5 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) WinRunner
1 2 (0.78%) TestDirector
1 2 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 20 (7.84%) Finance
2 5 (1.96%) Military
2 5 (1.96%) Banking
3 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (21.57%) Support Engineer
2 42 (16.47%) Analyst
3 26 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 24 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 24 (9.41%) Server Engineer
5 23 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (8.24%) Support Analyst
7 18 (7.06%) Consultant
7 18 (7.06%) Administrator
7 18 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (5.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 14 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 14 (5.49%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (5.10%) Windows Administrator
10 12 (4.71%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (4.31%) Messaging Engineer
12 10 (3.92%) Team Leader
12 10 (3.92%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.31%) XML
2 5 (1.96%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.57%) HTML
4 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.39%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.39%) .NET
5 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.39%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.76%) Clustering
2 24 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.49%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.96%) PKI
6 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.18%) Replication
8 2 (0.78%) EPoS
8 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.78%) iPhone
8 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) CMDB
8 2 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.78%) PDA
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 210 (82.35%) Windows
2 111 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (32.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 55 (21.57%) Windows 7
5 50 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (18.43%) Linux
7 21 (8.24%) Windows XP
8 17 (6.67%) UNIX
9 15 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 13 (5.10%) Windows 8
11 12 (4.71%) Windows Vista
12 9 (3.53%) Windows 2000
13 8 (3.14%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.78%) AIX
14 2 (0.78%) Android
15 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (49.80%) ITIL
2 32 (12.55%) Service Management
3 27 (10.59%) Configuration Management
4 19 (7.45%) Change Management
5 18 (7.06%) Validation
6 17 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 16 (6.27%) ITIL V3
8 15 (5.88%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 12 (4.71%) System Testing
12 11 (4.31%) Vulnerability Management
12 11 (4.31%) Migration
13 10 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (3.92%) Time Management
13 10 (3.92%) Customer Engagement
14 9 (3.53%) Network Management
15 7 (2.75%) CRM
15 7 (2.75%) Information Security
16 6 (2.35%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.65%) SQL
2 14 (5.49%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.14%) VBScript
4 5 (1.96%) C
5 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.18%) PHP
7 2 (0.78%) Bourne shell
7 2 (0.78%) Perl
7 2 (0.78%) C#
7 2 (0.78%) VB
7 2 (0.78%) VBA
7 2 (0.78%) Korn
8 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 255 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (45.49%) MCP
3 93 (36.47%) Security Cleared
4 79 (30.98%) SC Cleared
5 42 (16.47%) DV Cleared
6 39 (15.29%) MCITP
7 37 (14.51%) MCSA
8 30 (11.76%) CCNA
8 30 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (9.02%) MCTS
9 23 (9.02%) Degree
10 21 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (3.53%) MCDST
11 9 (3.53%) CISSP
12 8 (3.14%) MCSD
13 7 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (2.35%) CEH
14 6 (2.35%) HNC
14 6 (2.35%) CCNP
15 5 (1.96%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (15.29%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) Solvency II
System Software
1 134 (52.55%) Active Directory
2 69 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (16.47%) Hyper-V
4 23 (9.02%) VMware ESX
5 14 (5.49%) vSphere
6 11 (4.31%) ISA Server
6 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (3.53%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.14%) Firmware
9 7 (2.75%) UAG
10 6 (2.35%) vCloud
11 5 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (1.57%) XenApp
12 4 (1.57%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.78%) NFS
14 1 (0.39%) Nmap
14 1 (0.39%) Xen
14 1 (0.39%) NLBS
14 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (13.33%) SCCM
2 30 (11.76%) Backup Exec
3 29 (11.37%) SCOM
4 15 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
5 10 (3.92%) OVSD
5 10 (3.92%) Nagios
6 9 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (3.53%) BladeLogic
7 8 (3.14%) WMI
7 8 (3.14%) SCSM
8 6 (2.35%) Nessus
8 6 (2.35%) NetBackup
9 5 (1.96%) MOM
10 4 (1.57%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (1.18%) OpenView
11 3 (1.18%) Foglight
11 3 (1.18%) WSUS
12 2 (0.78%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 168 (65.88%) Microsoft
2 108 (42.35%) VMware
3 52 (20.39%) HP
4 45 (17.65%) Citrix
5 34 (13.33%) McAfee
6 30 (11.76%) Cisco
7 18 (7.06%) Red Hat
8 15 (5.88%) Sophos
8 15 (5.88%) Symantec
9 12 (4.71%) Lumension
10 9 (3.53%) Dell
11 8 (3.14%) IBM
11 8 (3.14%) Avaya
11 8 (3.14%) Remedy
11 8 (3.14%) Intel
12 7 (2.75%) Juniper
12 7 (2.75%) NetApp
13 6 (2.35%) Veritas
13 6 (2.35%) EMC
14 5 (1.96%) CA
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