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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 147 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs citing MCSE 118 124 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 1.36% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 4.98% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 101
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£350 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 1
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £17.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -6.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+36.82% -25.00%
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
2303 2488 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.60% 27.35% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1303 1227 1120
Average daily rate £388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 97 137
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.33 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +12 38 £363 +107.14% 11
Berkshire +12 27 £275 -28.57% 10
Surrey +6 20 £330 +10.00% 14
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £375 +57.89% 6
West Sussex -42 7 £170 -23.59% 4
Kent -9 5 £255 -27.14% 2
Oxfordshire -20 4 £300 -
East Sussex -18 2 - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 169 (78.60%) Windows
3 152 (70.70%) Microsoft
4 122 (56.74%) Active Directory
5 100 (46.51%) ITIL
6 85 (39.53%) MS Exchange
7 77 (35.81%) MCP
7 77 (35.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 71 (33.02%) VMware
9 61 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 57 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 55 (25.58%) HP
12 54 (25.12%) Windows 7
13 52 (24.19%) Security Cleared
14 47 (21.86%) MS Excel
15 44 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (19.07%) SCCM
16 41 (19.07%) MCSA
17 39 (18.14%) Citrix
17 39 (18.14%) MCITP
18 37 (17.21%) Exchange Server 2013
19 36 (16.74%) Configuration Management
19 36 (16.74%) SQL
20 35 (16.28%) Cisco
21 34 (15.81%) SC Cleared
21 34 (15.81%) vSphere
22 33 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
23 32 (14.88%) Firewall
24 31 (14.42%) DNS
25 30 (13.95%) DV Cleared

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 85 (39.53%) MS Exchange
2 57 (26.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (17.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (12.56%) Lync
5 25 (11.63%) SharePoint
6 24 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (6.51%) IIS
9 7 (3.26%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.33%) SAS
11 4 (1.86%) Oracle Application Server
11 4 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.40%) Documentum
13 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 47 (21.86%) MS Excel
2 24 (11.16%) MS Office
3 20 (9.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS Project
5 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.77%) Office 365
2 7 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.33%) IaaS
4 4 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.88%) Firewall
2 31 (14.42%) DNS
3 28 (13.02%) SAN
4 27 (12.56%) WAN
5 26 (12.09%) LAN
6 23 (10.70%) TCP/IP
7 20 (9.30%) DHCP
8 17 (7.91%) VPN
9 11 (5.12%) Internet
10 7 (3.26%) Intranet
10 7 (3.26%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.26%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.79%) VLAN
11 6 (2.79%) VoIP
12 5 (2.33%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.33%) FCoE
13 4 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.86%) NAS
13 4 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.40%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) WinRunner
1 2 (0.93%) TestDirector
1 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
1 2 (0.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 18 (8.37%) Finance
2 5 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.40%) Banking
4 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.93%) Military
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Publishing
5 1 (0.47%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Billing
5 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.47%) French Language
5 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 45 (20.93%) Support Engineer
2 29 (13.49%) 2nd Line Support
3 22 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 21 (9.77%) Architect
5 20 (9.30%) Consultant
6 18 (8.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (8.37%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.12%) Analyst
9 10 (4.65%) Messaging Engineer
10 9 (4.19%) Server Engineer
11 6 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (2.79%) IT Support
12 5 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
12 5 (2.33%) Field Engineer
12 5 (2.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.33%) Rollout Engineer
12 5 (2.33%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (2.33%) Applications Specialist
12 5 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.79%) Web Services
2 3 (1.40%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.47%) JSP
4 1 (0.47%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.44%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.98%) Clustering
4 10 (4.65%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.26%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.86%) Informatics
8 4 (1.86%) PKI
9 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.40%) NHS
9 3 (1.40%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.93%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.93%) EPoS
10 2 (0.93%) Replication
10 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.93%) PDA
10 2 (0.93%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 169 (78.60%) Windows
2 77 (35.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (25.12%) Windows 7
5 33 (15.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (9.77%) Linux
7 16 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 10 (4.65%) UNIX
9 8 (3.72%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.26%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.93%) AIX
12 2 (0.93%) HPUX
13 1 (0.47%) Solaris
13 1 (0.47%) VMS
13 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (46.51%) ITIL
2 36 (16.74%) Configuration Management
3 27 (12.56%) Migration
4 10 (4.65%) Mentoring
5 9 (4.19%) Patch Management
5 9 (4.19%) Time Management
6 8 (3.72%) System Testing
6 8 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.26%) Service Management
7 7 (3.26%) Change Management
7 7 (3.26%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (3.26%) ITIL V3
7 7 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (2.79%) Software Deployment
8 6 (2.79%) Network Management
8 6 (2.79%) Problem Management
8 6 (2.79%) Service Delivery
8 6 (2.79%) Asset Management
8 6 (2.79%) Validation
9 5 (2.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.74%) SQL
2 22 (10.23%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.51%) VBScript
4 5 (2.33%) C
5 2 (0.93%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.47%) C#
6 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 215 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (35.81%) MCP
3 52 (24.19%) Security Cleared
4 41 (19.07%) MCSA
5 39 (18.14%) MCITP
6 34 (15.81%) SC Cleared
7 30 (13.95%) DV Cleared
8 22 (10.23%) Degree
9 21 (9.77%) MCTS
9 21 (9.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (6.51%) CCNA
11 10 (4.65%) MCDST
12 8 (3.72%) MCSD
13 7 (3.26%) CCNP
13 7 (3.26%) VCP4
14 5 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.40%) CISSP
15 3 (1.40%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.93%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 122 (56.74%) Active Directory
2 44 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (15.81%) vSphere
4 22 (10.23%) XenApp
5 20 (9.30%) Hyper-V
6 15 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 10 (4.65%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.79%) DFS Replication
9 6 (2.79%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.86%) UAG
11 3 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.40%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.93%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.93%) Samba
12 2 (0.93%) XenServer
12 2 (0.93%) vCloud
13 1 (0.47%) Novell eDirectory
13 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (19.07%) SCCM
2 28 (13.02%) SCOM
3 9 (4.19%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.26%) vMotion
5 6 (2.79%) WSUS
6 5 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.86%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.40%) SCSM
8 3 (1.40%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.40%) WMI
9 2 (0.93%) Foglight
9 2 (0.93%) NetVault Backup
10 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.47%) OVSD
Vendors
1 152 (70.70%) Microsoft
2 71 (33.02%) VMware
3 55 (25.58%) HP
4 39 (18.14%) Citrix
5 35 (16.28%) Cisco
6 28 (13.02%) Symantec
7 20 (9.30%) Intel
8 16 (7.44%) McAfee
9 15 (6.98%) Dell
10 10 (4.65%) SolarWinds
11 9 (4.19%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.26%) EMC
12 7 (3.26%) Oracle
13 6 (2.79%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.79%) LANDesk
14 5 (2.33%) Sophos
14 5 (2.33%) Avaya
14 5 (2.33%) CommVault
14 5 (2.33%) Panasonic
15 4 (1.86%) GFI Software
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