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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 115 122 169
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +47
Contract jobs citing MCSE 134 117 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.47% 1.34% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.81% 5.59% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 81 33
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£300 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 6
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.36 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% +2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.73 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.96 £36.00 £25.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-9.69% +27.27%
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
2308 2094 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.27% 23.95% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1191 1082 1058
Average daily rate £365 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 111 156
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 28 August 2014.

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
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 28 August 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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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
Hampshire +17 43 £347 -17.26% 14
Berkshire -1 24 £300 -29.41% 9
West Sussex +14 19 £220 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £170 +9.67% 4
Surrey -14 15 £325 - 21
East Sussex -4 8 £110 -66.15%
Kent -5 6 £350 +27.27% 4
Oxfordshire -10 3 - - 5
Middlesex - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 238 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 192 (80.67%) Windows
3 146 (61.34%) Active Directory
4 141 (59.24%) Microsoft
5 102 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (40.34%) MS Exchange
7 88 (36.97%) MCP
8 83 (34.87%) ITIL
9 81 (34.03%) VMware
10 67 (28.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (25.21%) Firewall
11 60 (25.21%) Security Cleared
12 54 (22.69%) CCNA
12 54 (22.69%) Cisco Certification
13 53 (22.27%) Citrix
14 52 (21.85%) MS Excel
15 46 (19.33%) SCCM
16 45 (18.91%) MCITP
16 45 (18.91%) SC Cleared
16 45 (18.91%) SQL
17 44 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
18 40 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2010
18 40 (16.81%) SAN
19 39 (16.39%) DNS
19 39 (16.39%) Cisco
20 38 (15.97%) HP
21 37 (15.55%) MS Office
21 37 (15.55%) DHCP
22 36 (15.13%) Degree
23 34 (14.29%) Linux

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 96 (40.34%) MS Exchange
2 40 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (14.29%) IIS
4 18 (7.56%) SharePoint
4 18 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (4.20%) Lync
8 9 (3.78%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (2.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.52%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (1.26%) ArcGIS
12 3 (1.26%) Documentum
13 2 (0.84%) SAS
13 2 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.42%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 52 (21.85%) MS Excel
2 37 (15.55%) MS Office
3 16 (6.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.62%) Office 365
2 10 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (25.21%) Firewall
2 40 (16.81%) SAN
3 39 (16.39%) DNS
4 37 (15.55%) DHCP
5 32 (13.45%) TCP/IP
6 23 (9.66%) WAN
7 20 (8.40%) LAN
8 17 (7.14%) Internet
9 16 (6.72%) VPN
10 15 (6.30%) Wireless
11 13 (5.46%) MPLS
11 13 (5.46%) VoIP
12 12 (5.04%) X.400
13 11 (4.62%) X.500
13 11 (4.62%) NAS
14 10 (4.20%) Network Security
15 9 (3.78%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (3.36%) IP Telephony
17 7 (2.94%) SMTP
18 6 (2.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.78%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (2.94%) MSI
2 2 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.84%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.42%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (7.56%) Finance
2 8 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.10%) Military
4 4 (1.68%) Banking
5 3 (1.26%) Publishing
6 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
7 1 (0.42%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (20.59%) Analyst
2 44 (18.49%) Support Engineer
3 26 (10.92%) Support Analyst
3 26 (10.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (6.30%) Administrator
5 13 (5.46%) Systems Engineer
5 13 (5.46%) Security Analyst
6 12 (5.04%) Messaging Engineer
7 11 (4.62%) Consultant
7 11 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (4.20%) Architect
8 10 (4.20%) IT Security Analyst
9 9 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (3.78%) Windows Administrator
10 8 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (3.36%) Infrastructure Designer
10 8 (3.36%) Designer
11 7 (2.94%) IT Support
11 7 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.14%) .NET
2 8 (3.36%) ASP.NET
2 8 (3.36%) HTML
3 6 (2.52%) JSP
4 5 (2.10%) XML
5 4 (1.68%) XSLT
5 4 (1.68%) Classic ASP
5 4 (1.68%) Middleware
6 3 (1.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.26%) WAP
7 2 (0.84%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.84%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.84%) CSS
8 1 (0.42%) ODBC
8 1 (0.42%) XSD
8 1 (0.42%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.24%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.88%) Clustering
2 14 (5.88%) PKI
3 8 (3.36%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.52%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.52%) Mainframe
4 6 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.52%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.68%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.26%) CLARiiON
7 2 (0.84%) CMDB
7 2 (0.84%) Blog
7 2 (0.84%) iPad
8 1 (0.42%) iPhone
8 1 (0.42%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.42%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.42%) EPoS
8 1 (0.42%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 192 (80.67%) Windows
2 102 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 67 (28.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (14.29%) Linux
5 30 (12.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (12.18%) UNIX
7 27 (11.34%) Windows 7
8 23 (9.66%) Windows XP
9 18 (7.56%) Windows 2000
10 15 (6.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (5.04%) Windows NT
13 8 (3.36%) Windows 8
14 7 (2.94%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.42%) Android
16 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (34.87%) ITIL
2 18 (7.56%) Configuration Management
3 16 (6.72%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.46%) Service Delivery
4 13 (5.46%) Change Management
4 13 (5.46%) Service Management
5 12 (5.04%) Migration
6 11 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (4.20%) Project Management
7 10 (4.20%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (4.20%) Validation
7 10 (4.20%) Vulnerability Management
8 8 (3.36%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.36%) Test Scripting
9 6 (2.52%) Network Management
9 6 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (2.52%) Document Management
10 5 (2.10%) Software Testing
10 5 (2.10%) Information Security
10 5 (2.10%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.91%) SQL
2 15 (6.30%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.20%) C
4 8 (3.36%) Java
4 8 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.94%) C#
6 6 (2.52%) C++
6 6 (2.52%) VBScript
7 5 (2.10%) VB
8 4 (1.68%) Perl
8 4 (1.68%) Bourne shell
8 4 (1.68%) Korn
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
9 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 238 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (36.97%) MCP
3 60 (25.21%) Security Cleared
4 54 (22.69%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (22.69%) CCNA
5 45 (18.91%) MCITP
5 45 (18.91%) SC Cleared
6 36 (15.13%) Degree
7 33 (13.87%) MCSA
8 29 (12.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (10.50%) MCDST
10 23 (9.66%) DV Cleared
11 18 (7.56%) MCTS
11 18 (7.56%) CCNP
12 10 (4.20%) CISSP
12 10 (4.20%) CEH
13 9 (3.78%) CCA
13 9 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (3.36%) MCSD
15 7 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.08%) SLA
2 4 (1.68%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.26%) BS7799
3 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (61.34%) Active Directory
2 44 (18.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.24%) vSphere
4 15 (6.30%) ISA Server
4 15 (6.30%) VMware ESX
4 15 (6.30%) UAG
5 12 (5.04%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.78%) XenApp
7 7 (2.94%) Terminal Services
7 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.52%) vCloud
9 5 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.68%) NFS
11 3 (1.26%) Nmap
11 3 (1.26%) Xen
11 3 (1.26%) XenServer
12 2 (0.84%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 46 (19.33%) SCCM
2 15 (6.30%) SCOM
3 13 (5.46%) Nessus
4 12 (5.04%) Backup Exec
5 9 (3.78%) WSUS
6 7 (2.94%) BladeLogic
6 7 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.52%) Nagios
7 6 (2.52%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.10%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (2.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.26%) OVSD
10 3 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.26%) Sysprep
10 3 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.42%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.42%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 141 (59.24%) Microsoft
2 81 (34.03%) VMware
3 53 (22.27%) Citrix
4 39 (16.39%) Cisco
5 38 (15.97%) HP
6 22 (9.24%) Symantec
7 17 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 17 (7.14%) Oracle
8 13 (5.46%) Intel
9 12 (5.04%) McAfee
10 11 (4.62%) EMC
11 10 (4.20%) Juniper
11 10 (4.20%) Qualys
12 7 (2.94%) SolarWinds
12 7 (2.94%) Apple
12 7 (2.94%) Avaya
13 6 (2.52%) CheckPoint
14 5 (2.10%) ProCurve
14 5 (2.10%) F5
15 4 (1.68%) ServiceNow
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