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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 138 163 165
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Contract jobs citing MCSE 119 71 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 3.42% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 38 28
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£310 £355 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +14.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £200 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £304
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -20.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £13.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £25.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-3.94% +3.26%
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
2567 2078 1623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.80% 24.72% 21.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 988 739
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 113 127
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +10 34 £204 -52.00% 18
Hampshire -2 22 £325 -7.14% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 20 £350 +18.64% 6
West Sussex +6 19 £290 -9.37% 5
East Sussex +1 8 £425 +30.26%
Surrey -10 8 £145 -63.75% 9
Kent -9 6 £305 +1.66% 4
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 287 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 233 (81.18%) Windows
3 179 (62.37%) Microsoft
4 151 (52.61%) Active Directory
5 125 (43.55%) ITIL
6 117 (40.77%) VMware
7 114 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 110 (38.33%) MCP
9 100 (34.84%) Security Cleared
10 96 (33.45%) MS Exchange
10 96 (33.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 82 (28.57%) SC Cleared
12 78 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (21.95%) HP
14 56 (19.51%) Citrix
15 55 (19.16%) MS Excel
16 52 (18.12%) Windows 7
17 51 (17.77%) SQL
18 50 (17.42%) DNS
18 50 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 49 (17.07%) Linux
20 47 (16.38%) DHCP
20 47 (16.38%) SLA
21 46 (16.03%) SAN
22 44 (15.33%) SCCM
23 43 (14.98%) DV Cleared
23 43 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2003
24 40 (13.94%) MCITP
24 40 (13.94%) Firewall
25 39 (13.59%) Hyper-V

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 96 (33.45%) MS Exchange
2 43 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 31 (10.80%) IIS
4 23 (8.01%) SharePoint
5 21 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (5.57%) Lync
8 12 (4.18%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (2.09%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.39%) SAS
12 3 (1.05%) Documentum
12 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.35%) Apache
13 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 55 (19.16%) MS Excel
2 35 (12.20%) MS Office
3 18 (6.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.14%) Office 365
2 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.39%) IaaS
4 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.42%) DNS
2 47 (16.38%) DHCP
3 46 (16.03%) SAN
4 40 (13.94%) Firewall
5 38 (13.24%) TCP/IP
6 22 (7.67%) WAN
7 21 (7.32%) NAS
8 19 (6.62%) LAN
9 17 (5.92%) VoIP
10 14 (4.88%) VPN
11 12 (4.18%) SSL
12 10 (3.48%) SMTP
12 10 (3.48%) VLAN
12 10 (3.48%) X.400
12 10 (3.48%) X.500
13 9 (3.14%) Internet
13 9 (3.14%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.79%) Broadband
15 7 (2.44%) Wireless
16 5 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 18 (6.27%) Finance
2 6 (2.09%) Military
3 5 (1.74%) Banking
4 3 (1.05%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.35%) Electronics
5 1 (0.35%) Automotive
5 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.35%) Marketing
5 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 59 (20.56%) Support Engineer
2 49 (17.07%) Analyst
3 25 (8.71%) Support Analyst
3 25 (8.71%) Administrator
3 25 (8.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (7.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (7.67%) Server Engineer
5 20 (6.97%) Windows Administrator
5 20 (6.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (6.97%) Consultant
6 17 (5.92%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (5.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 15 (5.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 15 (5.23%) Messaging Engineer
9 14 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.53%) Architect
11 12 (4.18%) Service Analyst
11 12 (4.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.18%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (3.83%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.83%) XML
2 6 (2.09%) HTML
3 5 (1.74%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.05%) .NET
4 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.05%) JSP
5 1 (0.35%) ODBC
5 1 (0.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.45%) Clustering
2 21 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.57%) Blackberry
4 15 (5.23%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 6 (2.09%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.09%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.09%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.39%) CMDB
9 3 (1.05%) PKI
10 2 (0.70%) iPhone
10 2 (0.70%) iPad
10 2 (0.70%) EPoS
10 2 (0.70%) Replication
11 1 (0.35%) DTV
11 1 (0.35%) AS400
11 1 (0.35%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.35%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 233 (81.18%) Windows
2 114 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 96 (33.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (18.12%) Windows 7
5 50 (17.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (17.07%) Linux
7 26 (9.06%) UNIX
8 20 (6.97%) Windows XP
9 19 (6.62%) Windows 2000 Server
10 17 (5.92%) Windows 2000
11 13 (4.53%) Windows NT
11 13 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (4.53%) Windows 8
12 12 (4.18%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.05%) Android
14 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (43.55%) ITIL
2 35 (12.20%) Service Management
3 26 (9.06%) Change Management
4 23 (8.01%) Configuration Management
5 20 (6.97%) Validation
6 19 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (6.62%) Service Delivery
7 16 (5.57%) ITIL V3
8 15 (5.23%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.53%) Migration
9 13 (4.53%) Performance Monitoring
10 12 (4.18%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (4.18%) Time Management
11 11 (3.83%) System Testing
11 11 (3.83%) Customer Engagement
11 11 (3.83%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (2.79%) CRM
13 7 (2.44%) Information Security
13 7 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (2.44%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 51 (17.77%) SQL
2 18 (6.27%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.79%) VBScript
3 8 (2.79%) C
4 6 (2.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.09%) Perl
4 6 (2.09%) VB
4 6 (2.09%) Bourne shell
4 6 (2.09%) Korn
5 3 (1.05%) VBA
5 3 (1.05%) PHP
5 3 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 287 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (38.33%) MCP
3 100 (34.84%) Security Cleared
4 82 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 43 (14.98%) DV Cleared
6 40 (13.94%) MCITP
7 34 (11.85%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (11.85%) CCNA
8 30 (10.45%) MCSA
8 30 (10.45%) Degree
9 26 (9.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (6.97%) MCTS
11 12 (4.18%) HNC
12 11 (3.83%) CCA
12 11 (3.83%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (3.14%) MCDST
14 8 (2.79%) CCNP
15 7 (2.44%) CISSP
15 7 (2.44%) VCAP
16 6 (2.09%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (16.38%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) BS7799
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 151 (52.61%) Active Directory
2 78 (27.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 25 (8.71%) VMware ESX
5 22 (7.67%) ISA Server
6 18 (6.27%) vSphere
7 17 (5.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 15 (5.23%) Terminal Services
9 11 (3.83%) vCloud
10 10 (3.48%) UAG
11 8 (2.79%) Firmware
12 6 (2.09%) NFS
12 6 (2.09%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
15 3 (1.05%) Nmap
15 3 (1.05%) XenApp
16 2 (0.70%) Xen
17 1 (0.35%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 44 (15.33%) SCCM
2 37 (12.89%) SCOM
3 31 (10.80%) Backup Exec
4 16 (5.57%) Nagios
5 15 (5.23%) BladeLogic
6 13 (4.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (4.53%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.48%) OVSD
7 10 (3.48%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.79%) Nessus
8 8 (2.79%) WMI
8 8 (2.79%) SCSM
9 5 (1.74%) MOM
9 5 (1.74%) WSUS
10 4 (1.39%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 3 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (1.05%) OpenView
11 3 (1.05%) Foglight
12 2 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 179 (62.37%) Microsoft
2 117 (40.77%) VMware
3 63 (21.95%) HP
4 56 (19.51%) Citrix
5 30 (10.45%) Cisco
5 30 (10.45%) McAfee
6 23 (8.01%) Symantec
7 20 (6.97%) Red Hat
8 14 (4.88%) Sophos
9 13 (4.53%) Intel
10 12 (4.18%) Lumension
11 11 (3.83%) SolarWinds
12 10 (3.48%) EMC
12 10 (3.48%) Juniper
13 9 (3.14%) Avaya
14 8 (2.79%) NetApp
14 8 (2.79%) IBM
14 8 (2.79%) Remedy
14 8 (2.79%) Isilon
14 8 (2.79%) F5
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