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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 180 156 153
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -3
Contract jobs citing MCSE 81 86 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.92% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% 3.49% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 59
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£308 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £135 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 4
Average hourly rate £21.55 £15.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.82% -21.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £14.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £31.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.78 £15.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.58% -12.67%
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
2586 2463 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.92% 26.41% 24.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1232 1036
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 116 124
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +4 21 £213 -41.78% 12
Hampshire -1 21 £354 +19.91% 9
West Sussex -15 17 £290 -17.14% 1
Surrey +2 13 £310 +31.91% 7
Buckinghamshire -18 7 £300 +9.09% 9
East Sussex -6 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Kent -5 1 - - 5
Oxfordshire -18 1 £300 -20.00%
M4 Corridor - 1 £500 -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 200 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 153 (76.50%) Windows
3 143 (71.50%) Microsoft
4 111 (55.50%) Active Directory
5 95 (47.50%) ITIL
6 84 (42.00%) VMware
7 78 (39.00%) MCP
8 69 (34.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (34.00%) MS Exchange
10 59 (29.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (29.00%) Security Cleared
12 53 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (26.50%) HP
13 48 (24.00%) SC Cleared
13 48 (24.00%) Windows 7
14 45 (22.50%) SQL
15 41 (20.50%) DNS
16 38 (19.00%) SCCM
17 37 (18.50%) Windows Server 2012
17 37 (18.50%) MCITP
18 36 (18.00%) Firewall
18 36 (18.00%) DHCP
19 35 (17.50%) Linux
19 35 (17.50%) MS Excel
20 33 (16.50%) MCSA
20 33 (16.50%) SAN
21 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
22 31 (15.50%) SCOM
23 30 (15.00%) Hyper-V
23 30 (15.00%) Citrix

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 68 (34.00%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (13.50%) SharePoint
4 24 (12.00%) IIS
5 22 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 19 (9.50%) Lync
7 13 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (4.50%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (3.50%) SAS
10 5 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.50%) Documentum
13 2 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.50%) Apache
14 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.50%) MS Office
3 18 (9.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.00%) Office 365
2 6 (3.00%) IaaS
2 6 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 41 (20.50%) DNS
2 36 (18.00%) DHCP
2 36 (18.00%) Firewall
3 33 (16.50%) SAN
4 32 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 21 (10.50%) VPN
6 19 (9.50%) WAN
7 16 (8.00%) LAN
8 11 (5.50%) VoIP
8 11 (5.50%) Internet
9 10 (5.00%) VLAN
9 10 (5.00%) SSL
9 10 (5.00%) NAS
10 7 (3.50%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (3.50%) Wireless
11 6 (3.00%) Intranet
12 5 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.50%) SNMP
12 5 (2.50%) Unified Communications
13 4 (2.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.00%) WinRunner
1 2 (1.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (9.00%) Finance
2 5 (2.50%) Banking
3 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.50%) Military
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
5 1 (0.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 43 (21.50%) Support Engineer
2 24 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (10.50%) Analyst
4 19 (9.50%) Consultant
4 19 (9.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 15 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Field Engineer
7 10 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 9 (4.50%) Architect
8 9 (4.50%) IT Support
9 8 (4.00%) Administrator
10 6 (3.00%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.00%) Security Analyst
11 5 (2.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 5 (2.50%) Windows Administrator
11 5 (2.50%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.50%) XML
2 6 (3.00%) Web Services
3 5 (2.50%) HTML
4 3 (1.50%) .NET
4 3 (1.50%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (9.50%) Clustering
3 14 (7.00%) Blackberry
4 12 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 12 (6.00%) Private Cloud
5 11 (5.50%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.50%) PKI
7 5 (2.50%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.50%) Replication
9 2 (1.00%) EPoS
9 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.00%) iPad
9 2 (1.00%) iPhone
9 2 (1.00%) PDA
10 1 (0.50%) Informatics
10 1 (0.50%) Open Source
10 1 (0.50%) Kindle
10 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 153 (76.50%) Windows
2 69 (34.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (29.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 37 (18.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (17.50%) Linux
7 20 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 10 (5.00%) UNIX
8 10 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (3.00%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.00%) Windows NT
10 4 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.50%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.00%) Android
12 2 (1.00%) AIX
12 2 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.50%) VMS
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (47.50%) ITIL
2 26 (13.00%) Configuration Management
3 20 (10.00%) Service Management
4 18 (9.00%) Migration
5 16 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 14 (7.00%) Validation
7 13 (6.50%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (6.00%) ITIL V3
8 12 (6.00%) Change Management
9 11 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.50%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (5.00%) System Testing
11 8 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (4.00%) Network Management
11 8 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 7 (3.50%) Time Management
12 7 (3.50%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.50%) CRM
12 7 (3.50%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 45 (22.50%) SQL
2 20 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.00%) VBScript
4 5 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.00%) C
6 3 (1.50%) PHP
7 2 (1.00%) Java
8 1 (0.50%) Python
8 1 (0.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 200 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (39.00%) MCP
3 58 (29.00%) Security Cleared
4 48 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 37 (18.50%) MCITP
6 33 (16.50%) MCSA
7 28 (14.00%) DV Cleared
8 24 (12.00%) Degree
9 23 (11.50%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (11.50%) CCNA
10 22 (11.00%) MCTS
11 16 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (4.50%) CISSP
13 7 (3.50%) CCNP
13 7 (3.50%) MCDST
14 6 (3.00%) CEH
14 6 (3.00%) MCSD
15 5 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.00%) A+ Certification
16 4 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (13.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (55.50%) Active Directory
2 53 (26.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.50%) vSphere
5 13 (6.50%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.50%) XenApp
6 7 (3.50%) UAG
7 6 (3.00%) vCloud
7 6 (3.00%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.00%) Firmware
8 4 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.50%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.50%) Samba
9 3 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.00%) XenServer
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.50%) NLBS
11 1 (0.50%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 38 (19.00%) SCCM
2 31 (15.50%) SCOM
3 13 (6.50%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.00%) WMI
4 8 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (4.00%) SCSM
5 7 (3.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.00%) Nagios
6 6 (3.00%) Nessus
7 5 (2.50%) Tivoli
7 5 (2.50%) MOM
8 4 (2.00%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (2.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (1.50%) vMotion
9 3 (1.50%) OpenView
9 3 (1.50%) WSUS
10 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.00%) OVSD
10 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 143 (71.50%) Microsoft
2 84 (42.00%) VMware
3 53 (26.50%) HP
4 30 (15.00%) Citrix
5 29 (14.50%) Cisco
6 27 (13.50%) McAfee
7 15 (7.50%) Symantec
8 10 (5.00%) Avaya
8 10 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.50%) Dell
9 9 (4.50%) Sophos
10 8 (4.00%) Oracle
11 7 (3.50%) NetApp
11 7 (3.50%) Juniper
12 6 (3.00%) Intel
12 6 (3.00%) IBM
12 6 (3.00%) Lumension
13 5 (2.50%) Sonus
13 5 (2.50%) Qualys
14 4 (2.00%) SolarWinds
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