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 27 August 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 210 172 134
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -38
Contract jobs citing MCSE 55 104 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 1.06% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 4.00% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 60 67
Median daily rate £313 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £174 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £392 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £360 £303
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 18 15
Median hourly rate £22.45 £21.35 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +25.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £15.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.74 £65.25 £19.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -2.63%
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
2223 2601 2354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.84% 26.53% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1545 1201
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 118 101
Median hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

MCSE
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +8 19 £313 -10.71% 9
Hampshire -24 11 £300 -17.24% 8
Berkshire -1 7 £350 +133.33% 10
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £425 +21.42% 1
Oxfordshire -5 6 £288 +19.79%
Kent +1 3 £130 -68.00% 1
Middlesex - 2 £313 - 1
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 163 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (77.30%) Windows
3 108 (66.26%) Microsoft
4 86 (52.76%) Active Directory
5 72 (44.17%) VMware
6 62 (38.04%) Windows Server
7 59 (36.20%) ITIL
8 54 (33.13%) MS Excel
9 53 (32.52%) DNS
9 53 (32.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (24.54%) MS Exchange
11 40 (24.54%) MCSA
12 39 (23.93%) PowerShell
13 38 (23.31%) SCCM
13 38 (23.31%) Citrix
14 37 (22.70%) MCP
15 36 (22.09%) MS Office
15 36 (22.09%) TCP/IP
16 35 (21.47%) DHCP
17 31 (19.02%) SQL
18 29 (17.79%) SAN
19 28 (17.18%) Linux
20 27 (16.56%) SharePoint
20 27 (16.56%) Office 365
20 27 (16.56%) Windows 7
21 26 (15.95%) HP
22 25 (15.34%) Cisco
23 24 (14.72%) Degree
23 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 40 (24.54%) MS Exchange
2 27 (16.56%) SharePoint
3 20 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (4.91%) IIS
5 8 (4.91%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.45%) OpenStack
7 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.61%) Apache
9 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.61%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (33.13%) MS Excel
2 36 (22.09%) MS Office
3 10 (6.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.23%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.56%) Office 365
2 22 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (7.36%) IaaS
4 11 (6.75%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.91%) PaaS
6 5 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.23%) SaaS
9 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (32.52%) DNS
2 36 (22.09%) TCP/IP
3 35 (21.47%) DHCP
4 29 (17.79%) SAN
5 21 (12.88%) VPN
5 21 (12.88%) WAN
6 19 (11.66%) LAN
7 14 (8.59%) Firewall
7 14 (8.59%) HTTP
7 14 (8.59%) IPsec
7 14 (8.59%) IPv6
8 13 (7.98%) Software-Defined Networking
9 10 (6.13%) Internet
10 7 (4.29%) NAS
10 7 (4.29%) Skype
11 6 (3.68%) BGP
12 4 (2.45%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.45%) MPLS
12 4 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (1.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (5.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.45%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.45%) MSI
3 3 (1.84%) Ant
3 3 (1.84%) Hudson
3 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.84%) JIRA
3 3 (1.84%) Maven
3 3 (1.84%) Subversion
4 2 (1.23%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.23%) TestDirector
General
1 19 (11.66%) Finance
2 12 (7.36%) Marketing
3 9 (5.52%) German Language
4 5 (3.07%) Military
5 4 (2.45%) Banking
5 4 (2.45%) French Language
6 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Advertising
7 2 (1.23%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (18.40%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.43%) Architect
2 17 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (9.20%) Analyst
4 14 (8.59%) Consultant
4 14 (8.59%) Desktop Support
4 14 (8.59%) Wintel Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Server Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (6.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (6.13%) Network Support
8 9 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.91%) Active Directory Specialist
9 8 (4.91%) Administrator
9 8 (4.91%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.91%) Wintel Specialist
10 7 (4.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.29%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (4.29%) SAN Specialist
10 7 (4.29%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) CSS
2 12 (7.36%) .NET
3 9 (5.52%) XML
4 5 (3.07%) ODBC
5 3 (1.84%) ADO.NET
6 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.61%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.61%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) Computer Science
2 21 (12.88%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.98%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.13%) PKI
5 7 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.07%) Clustering
6 5 (3.07%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.84%) AS400
7 3 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.84%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.84%) CMDB
7 3 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.61%) Contactless
9 1 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 126 (77.30%) Windows
2 62 (38.04%) Windows Server
3 47 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (17.18%) Linux
5 27 (16.56%) Windows 7
6 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.68%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.45%) Unix
11 3 (1.84%) VMS
11 3 (1.84%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.23%) Solaris
12 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.61%) CentOS
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (36.20%) ITIL
2 19 (11.66%) Load Balancing
3 18 (11.04%) ITIL V3
3 18 (11.04%) Mentoring
3 18 (11.04%) Presales
4 17 (10.43%) Service Delivery
5 14 (8.59%) Workflow
6 13 (7.98%) Project Management
7 12 (7.36%) Process Improvement
8 10 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (5.52%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.91%) Information Security
10 8 (4.91%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.91%) Service Management
11 7 (4.29%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.29%) Software Testing
12 6 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.68%) Migration
12 6 (3.68%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.93%) PowerShell
2 31 (19.02%) SQL
3 15 (9.20%) VBScript
4 13 (7.98%) VB
5 9 (5.52%) Python
5 9 (5.52%) Ruby
6 8 (4.91%) C++
7 7 (4.29%) C#
7 7 (4.29%) Perl
8 6 (3.68%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.68%) C
8 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 163 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (24.54%) MCSA
3 37 (22.70%) MCP
4 24 (14.72%) Degree
5 22 (13.50%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (13.50%) Security Cleared
6 21 (12.88%) MCDST
7 15 (9.20%) MCITP
7 15 (9.20%) MCSD
7 15 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (7.98%) SC Cleared
9 11 (6.75%) CCNA
10 10 (6.13%) DV Cleared
10 10 (6.13%) MCTS
11 8 (4.91%) CCNP
12 6 (3.68%) CCIE
13 5 (3.07%) RHCE
14 4 (2.45%) CCA
14 4 (2.45%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) SLA
2 6 (3.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 86 (52.76%) Active Directory
2 53 (32.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (14.72%) Hyper-V
4 22 (13.50%) XenApp
5 21 (12.88%) vSphere
6 9 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (4.91%) Firmware
8 7 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (3.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.07%) VMware ESX
10 4 (2.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.84%) Docker
12 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.23%) XenServer
13 1 (0.61%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.61%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 38 (23.31%) SCCM
2 20 (12.27%) SCOM
3 14 (8.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (7.98%) WSUS
5 10 (6.13%) Ansible
5 10 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.13%) Puppet
6 9 (5.52%) Backup Exec
6 9 (5.52%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (4.91%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.23%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.23%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.23%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.61%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 108 (66.26%) Microsoft
2 72 (44.17%) VMware
3 38 (23.31%) Citrix
4 26 (15.95%) HP
5 25 (15.34%) Cisco
6 15 (9.20%) Red Hat
7 14 (8.59%) NetApp
8 9 (5.52%) Intel Security
8 9 (5.52%) Juniper
8 9 (5.52%) Oracle
9 7 (4.29%) 3PAR
9 7 (4.29%) CommVault
9 7 (4.29%) Dell
9 7 (4.29%) EMC
10 4 (2.45%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.45%) Remedy
11 3 (1.84%) Splunk
11 3 (1.84%) Sybase
11 3 (1.84%) Symantec
12 2 (1.23%) IBM
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