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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 121 101 175
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +74
Contract jobs citing MCSE 151 138 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.54% 1.62% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 6.63% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 98 32
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£325 £394 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +29.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £15.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £17.50 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
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
2854 2080 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.02% 24.37% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1051 771
Average daily rate £375 £370 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 91 160
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -32.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Buckinghamshire +3 42 £245 +22.50% 8
Berkshire -31 32 £300 -29.41% 11
West Sussex +10 27 £325 -8.70% 2
Hampshire -2 23 £325 +8.33% 11
East Sussex +2 9 £413 +26.43%
Surrey -13 9 £406 +16.07% 12
Kent -2 7 £353 +17.50% 2
Oxfordshire -19 1 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 242 (83.16%) Windows
3 183 (62.89%) Microsoft
4 163 (56.01%) Active Directory
5 123 (42.27%) MCP
6 121 (41.58%) ITIL
7 118 (40.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (40.21%) VMware
9 106 (36.43%) MS Exchange
9 106 (36.43%) Security Cleared
10 98 (33.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 94 (32.30%) SC Cleared
12 78 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (23.02%) HP
14 61 (20.96%) Citrix
15 57 (19.59%) MS Excel
16 56 (19.24%) Linux
17 55 (18.90%) DNS
18 53 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 52 (17.87%) SAN
20 51 (17.53%) DHCP
20 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
21 50 (17.18%) SQL
22 46 (15.81%) SLA
23 45 (15.46%) SCCM
24 43 (14.78%) Firewall
25 42 (14.43%) CCNA
25 42 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
25 42 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2003
26 41 (14.09%) MCITP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 106 (36.43%) MS Exchange
2 42 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 33 (11.34%) IIS
4 24 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (6.53%) SharePoint
7 17 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (5.50%) Lync
9 12 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.37%) SAS
10 4 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.34%) Apache
13 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (19.59%) MS Excel
2 39 (13.40%) MS Office
3 19 (6.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.41%) Office 365
2 5 (1.72%) IaaS
2 5 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 55 (18.90%) DNS
2 52 (17.87%) SAN
3 51 (17.53%) DHCP
4 43 (14.78%) Firewall
5 40 (13.75%) TCP/IP
6 22 (7.56%) NAS
7 16 (5.50%) WAN
7 16 (5.50%) LAN
8 15 (5.15%) SMTP
8 15 (5.15%) X.400
9 14 (4.81%) X.500
9 14 (4.81%) VoIP
10 13 (4.47%) SSL
11 12 (4.12%) Internet
12 11 (3.78%) Wireless
12 11 (3.78%) VPN
13 10 (3.44%) VLAN
14 9 (3.09%) IP Telephony
15 6 (2.06%) SNMP
16 5 (1.72%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (0.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 20 (6.87%) Finance
2 6 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.72%) Military
3 5 (1.72%) Banking
4 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.34%) Electronics
5 1 (0.34%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (18.90%) Analyst
2 54 (18.56%) Support Engineer
3 30 (10.31%) Support Analyst
4 27 (9.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (8.59%) Administrator
6 24 (8.25%) Server Engineer
7 20 (6.87%) Windows Administrator
7 20 (6.87%) Messaging Engineer
8 19 (6.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (6.19%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (5.84%) Consultant
11 16 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (5.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 13 (4.47%) Service Analyst
12 13 (4.47%) Security Analyst
13 12 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 12 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 12 (4.12%) Linux Engineer
14 11 (3.78%) Architect
14 11 (3.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.75%) HTML
2 7 (2.41%) XML
2 7 (2.41%) Software Packaging
3 5 (1.72%) .NET
3 5 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.72%) JSP
4 1 (0.34%) ODBC
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.28%) Clustering
2 20 (6.87%) Blackberry
3 19 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.84%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.06%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.37%) CMDB
8 4 (1.37%) PKI
9 3 (1.03%) iPad
9 3 (1.03%) EPoS
10 2 (0.69%) Replication
10 2 (0.69%) iPhone
10 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.69%) Blog
11 1 (0.34%) DTV
11 1 (0.34%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 242 (83.16%) Windows
2 118 (40.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (33.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (19.24%) Linux
5 53 (18.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (17.53%) Windows 7
7 29 (9.97%) UNIX
8 19 (6.53%) Windows 2000 Server
9 17 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (5.84%) Windows 2000
9 17 (5.84%) Windows XP
10 14 (4.81%) Windows 8
11 13 (4.47%) Windows NT
12 12 (4.12%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.03%) Android
14 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (41.58%) ITIL
2 32 (11.00%) Service Management
3 26 (8.93%) Change Management
4 22 (7.56%) Validation
5 21 (7.22%) Configuration Management
6 20 (6.87%) Service Delivery
7 19 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (5.84%) Incident Management
9 15 (5.15%) ITIL V3
10 13 (4.47%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
11 11 (3.78%) Coaching
11 11 (3.78%) Time Management
11 11 (3.78%) Migration
12 9 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (2.75%) Information Security
14 7 (2.41%) Penetration Testing
14 7 (2.41%) Project Management
14 7 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
14 7 (2.41%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.18%) SQL
2 16 (5.50%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.09%) C
4 8 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.06%) Perl
5 6 (2.06%) VB
5 6 (2.06%) Bourne shell
5 6 (2.06%) Korn
6 4 (1.37%) VBScript
7 3 (1.03%) VBA
7 3 (1.03%) PHP
7 3 (1.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (42.27%) MCP
3 106 (36.43%) Security Cleared
4 94 (32.30%) SC Cleared
5 42 (14.43%) CCNA
5 42 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (14.09%) MCITP
7 36 (12.37%) DV Cleared
8 32 (11.00%) Degree
9 27 (9.28%) MCSA
10 26 (8.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (4.81%) CCNP
12 12 (4.12%) HNC
13 11 (3.78%) CCA
13 11 (3.78%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (3.44%) MCDST
14 10 (3.44%) MCTS
15 8 (2.75%) CISSP
16 7 (2.41%) CEH
17 6 (2.06%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (15.81%) SLA
2 5 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.03%) BS7799
3 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
System Software
1 163 (56.01%) Active Directory
2 78 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (12.37%) Hyper-V
4 26 (8.93%) VMware ESX
5 22 (7.56%) ISA Server
6 17 (5.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 17 (5.84%) vSphere
7 15 (5.15%) Terminal Services
8 11 (3.78%) UAG
9 9 (3.09%) vCloud
10 8 (2.75%) Firmware
11 6 (2.06%) NFS
11 6 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.37%) XenDesktop
14 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (1.03%) Nmap
14 3 (1.03%) Xen
14 3 (1.03%) XenApp
15 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 45 (15.46%) SCCM
2 30 (10.31%) SCOM
2 30 (10.31%) Backup Exec
3 16 (5.50%) Nagios
4 15 (5.15%) BladeLogic
5 14 (4.81%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (3.78%) OVSD
7 10 (3.44%) Nessus
7 10 (3.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (3.44%) NetBackup
8 7 (2.41%) WSUS
9 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.37%) MOM
9 4 (1.37%) WMI
9 4 (1.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 4 (1.37%) SCSM
10 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.03%) OpenView
10 3 (1.03%) Foglight
11 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 183 (62.89%) Microsoft
2 117 (40.21%) VMware
3 67 (23.02%) HP
4 61 (20.96%) Citrix
5 31 (10.65%) McAfee
6 30 (10.31%) Cisco
7 25 (8.59%) Red Hat
8 20 (6.87%) Symantec
9 13 (4.47%) Sophos
9 13 (4.47%) Intel
10 12 (4.12%) Lumension
11 11 (3.78%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.78%) Juniper
12 8 (2.75%) EMC
12 8 (2.75%) IBM
12 8 (2.75%) NetApp
12 8 (2.75%) Isilon
12 8 (2.75%) F5
13 7 (2.41%) Qualys
14 6 (2.06%) Remedy
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