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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 156 142 110
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -32
Contract jobs citing MCSE 100 103 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.17% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.32% 4.28% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 97
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£329 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £135 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.44% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 2
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £24.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.82% -36.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.20 £16.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £32.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -14.86%
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
2313 2409 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.38% 27.28% 26.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1182 1087
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 125
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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
Hampshire +9 30 £348 +3.73% 12
Berkshire +4 26 £275 -27.63% 9
Surrey +11 17 £295 -1.66% 10
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £313 +19.04% 6
West Sussex -32 6 £300 +33.33%
Kent +2 3 £255 -2.85% 2
East Sussex -12 2 £325 -18.75% 1
Oxfordshire -18 2 £300 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 155 (76.35%) Windows
3 146 (71.92%) Microsoft
4 121 (59.61%) Active Directory
5 90 (44.33%) ITIL
6 77 (37.93%) MS Exchange
7 75 (36.95%) MCP
8 73 (35.96%) VMware
9 67 (33.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 57 (28.08%) HP
11 53 (26.11%) Security Cleared
12 49 (24.14%) Windows 7
13 47 (23.15%) SQL
14 46 (22.66%) Exchange Server 2010
14 46 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (22.17%) SCCM
16 43 (21.18%) MCITP
17 42 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
18 40 (19.70%) SC Cleared
18 40 (19.70%) DNS
19 39 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
20 38 (18.72%) Citrix
20 38 (18.72%) Firewall
21 37 (18.23%) SAN
22 36 (17.73%) MS Excel
23 35 (17.24%) Cisco
23 35 (17.24%) MCSA
24 34 (16.75%) Configuration Management
25 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
25 30 (14.78%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 77 (37.93%) MS Exchange
2 46 (22.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (12.81%) SharePoint
4 24 (11.82%) Lync
4 24 (11.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (9.36%) IIS
7 9 (4.43%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (3.45%) SAS
9 5 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.97%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.48%) Documentum
12 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.99%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 36 (17.73%) MS Excel
2 25 (12.32%) MS Office
3 20 (9.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.99%) MS Project
5 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.49%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.85%) Office 365
2 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.96%) IaaS
3 5 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (19.70%) DNS
2 38 (18.72%) Firewall
3 37 (18.23%) SAN
4 30 (14.78%) TCP/IP
4 30 (14.78%) DHCP
5 24 (11.82%) WAN
6 21 (10.34%) LAN
7 18 (8.87%) VPN
8 11 (5.42%) VoIP
8 11 (5.42%) Internet
9 10 (4.93%) VLAN
10 9 (4.43%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (3.94%) NAS
12 6 (2.96%) Wireless
12 6 (2.96%) Intranet
13 5 (2.46%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.46%) FCoE
13 5 (2.46%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.97%) SSL
14 4 (1.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Subversion
1 2 (0.99%) WinRunner
1 2 (0.99%) TestDirector
1 2 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (7.39%) Finance
2 4 (1.97%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.48%) Banking
4 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.99%) Military
5 1 (0.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (17.73%) Support Engineer
2 25 (12.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 23 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (10.84%) Consultant
5 18 (8.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) Analyst
7 15 (7.39%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (6.90%) Architect
9 10 (4.93%) Messaging Engineer
10 9 (4.43%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) IT Support
12 7 (3.45%) Field Engineer
12 7 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (2.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 5 (2.46%) Senior Consultant
14 5 (2.46%) Applications Specialist
14 5 (2.46%) Rollout Engineer
15 4 (1.97%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.45%) XML
2 6 (2.96%) Web Services
3 3 (1.48%) HTML
4 2 (0.99%) .NET
4 2 (0.99%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.37%) Data Centre
1 17 (8.37%) Clustering
2 15 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.40%) Blackberry
4 10 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.43%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.46%) PKI
9 4 (1.97%) Informatics
10 3 (1.48%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.48%) NHS
11 2 (0.99%) PDA
11 2 (0.99%) Replication
11 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.99%) EPoS
11 2 (0.99%) Life Science
11 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 155 (76.35%) Windows
2 67 (33.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 46 (22.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (19.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (11.82%) Linux
7 15 (7.39%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.94%) UNIX
8 8 (3.94%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.46%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.99%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.99%) AIX
11 2 (0.99%) Android
12 1 (0.49%) VMS
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (44.33%) ITIL
2 34 (16.75%) Configuration Management
3 24 (11.82%) Migration
4 11 (5.42%) Service Management
5 9 (4.43%) System Testing
5 9 (4.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (4.43%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (4.43%) Mentoring
6 8 (3.94%) Change Management
6 8 (3.94%) Coaching
7 7 (3.45%) Time Management
7 7 (3.45%) ITIL V3
7 7 (3.45%) CRM
7 7 (3.45%) Validation
8 6 (2.96%) Information Security
8 6 (2.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (2.96%) Network Management
8 6 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (2.96%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (23.15%) SQL
2 20 (9.85%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.40%) VBScript
4 5 (2.46%) C
5 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.99%) PHP
6 2 (0.99%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 203 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (36.95%) MCP
3 53 (26.11%) Security Cleared
4 43 (21.18%) MCITP
5 40 (19.70%) SC Cleared
6 35 (17.24%) MCSA
7 27 (13.30%) DV Cleared
7 27 (13.30%) MCTS
8 23 (11.33%) Degree
9 22 (10.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (9.36%) CCNA
10 19 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (4.43%) MCDST
12 8 (3.94%) MCSD
13 7 (3.45%) CISSP
14 6 (2.96%) CCNP
14 6 (2.96%) VCP4
15 5 (2.46%) CEH
16 4 (1.97%) A+ Certification
16 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.84%) SLA
2 3 (1.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (59.61%) Active Directory
2 42 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (14.29%) vSphere
4 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
5 20 (9.85%) XenApp
6 13 (6.40%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.94%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.94%) UAG
8 6 (2.96%) DFS Replication
8 6 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.96%) vCloud
9 4 (1.97%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.48%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.99%) Samba
11 2 (0.99%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.99%) XenServer
12 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.49%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 45 (22.17%) SCCM
2 29 (14.29%) SCOM
3 9 (4.43%) vMotion
3 9 (4.43%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.46%) SCSM
4 5 (2.46%) WSUS
4 5 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.46%) Nagios
4 5 (2.46%) WMI
5 4 (1.97%) Nessus
5 4 (1.97%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.48%) MOM
7 2 (0.99%) OpenView
7 2 (0.99%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 146 (71.92%) Microsoft
2 73 (35.96%) VMware
3 57 (28.08%) HP
4 38 (18.72%) Citrix
5 35 (17.24%) Cisco
6 24 (11.82%) Symantec
7 19 (9.36%) McAfee
8 13 (6.40%) Dell
9 10 (4.93%) Intel
9 10 (4.93%) Avaya
10 9 (4.43%) SolarWinds
11 7 (3.45%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.45%) Oracle
11 7 (3.45%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.46%) Sonus
12 5 (2.46%) Panasonic
12 5 (2.46%) EMC
12 5 (2.46%) Juniper
12 5 (2.46%) CommVault
12 5 (2.46%) Sophos
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