The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 163 161 175
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +14
Contract jobs citing MCSE 87 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.43% 3.64% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 48 31
Average daily rate £325 £295 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £222 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £397 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £280 £285
% change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 6
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.26 £19.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.22% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.57 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £29.85 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £18.20 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-14.83% -1.62%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCSE
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +6 25 £365 +62.22% 15
Buckinghamshire -10 19 £275 -15.38% 12
West Sussex +10 14 £350 - 2
Hampshire +10 13 £295 -6.34% 7
Surrey -8 10 £235 +13.93% 13
Kent 0 3 - - 5
Oxfordshire -20 2 £375 +27.11% 6
Middlesex - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (85.71%) Windows
3 88 (54.66%) Microsoft
4 80 (49.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (47.20%) Active Directory
6 61 (37.89%) VMware
7 58 (36.02%) ITIL
8 55 (34.16%) MS Exchange
9 48 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (24.84%) MCP
11 39 (24.22%) MS Excel
11 39 (24.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (23.60%) Windows 7
13 33 (20.50%) SQL Server
14 31 (19.25%) MCITP
15 29 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2010
15 29 (18.01%) SQL
15 29 (18.01%) Citrix
16 28 (17.39%) Cisco
17 27 (16.77%) CCNA
17 27 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
18 25 (15.53%) DHCP
18 25 (15.53%) IIS
18 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
19 24 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
19 24 (14.91%) MCSA
20 23 (14.29%) DNS
20 23 (14.29%) Oracle
20 23 (14.29%) SAN
21 22 (13.66%) TCP/IP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 55 (34.16%) MS Exchange
2 29 (18.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (15.53%) IIS
4 17 (10.56%) SharePoint
5 13 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (7.45%) Lync
7 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (5.59%) SAS
7 9 (5.59%) Apache
8 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (3.11%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.48%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.48%) Site Server
10 3 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.86%) ArcGIS
11 2 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (24.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.59%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Office 365
2 7 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.53%) DHCP
2 23 (14.29%) DNS
2 23 (14.29%) SAN
3 22 (13.66%) TCP/IP
4 17 (10.56%) Firewall
5 14 (8.70%) Internet
5 14 (8.70%) VLAN
6 11 (6.83%) LAN
7 9 (5.59%) Intranet
8 8 (4.97%) VoIP
8 8 (4.97%) Network Security
9 7 (4.35%) VPN
9 7 (4.35%) WAN
10 5 (3.11%) HTTP
11 4 (2.48%) LDAP
11 4 (2.48%) ISDN
11 4 (2.48%) SSL
11 4 (2.48%) RTP
12 3 (1.86%) MPLS
12 3 (1.86%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (20.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (5.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.24%) MSI
2 2 (1.24%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.62%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.62%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (4.97%) Finance
2 5 (3.11%) Banking
2 5 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.48%) Military
4 3 (1.86%) Publishing
4 3 (1.86%) Electronics
5 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) German Language
6 1 (0.62%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.62%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 41 (25.47%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (9.32%) Analyst
4 13 (8.07%) Consultant
5 12 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (7.45%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.83%) Server Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) Applications Specialist
8 8 (4.97%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.73%) Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) Senior Support Engineer
10 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (3.73%) Designer
10 6 (3.73%) Infrastructure Designer
11 5 (3.11%) IT Support
11 5 (3.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.70%) .NET
2 11 (6.83%) Web Services
3 8 (4.97%) XML
4 4 (2.48%) Classic ASP
4 4 (2.48%) XSD
4 4 (2.48%) XSLT
4 4 (2.48%) Middleware
4 4 (2.48%) WCF
4 4 (2.48%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.24%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.62%) HTML
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.83%) Computer Science
1 11 (6.83%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.21%) Clustering
3 8 (4.97%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.48%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.86%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.86%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.86%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) Replication
7 1 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.62%) Celerra
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) CESG
7 1 (0.62%) Handset
7 1 (0.62%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 138 (85.71%) Windows
2 80 (49.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (29.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (23.60%) Windows 7
5 24 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.42%) Linux
6 20 (12.42%) UNIX
7 17 (10.56%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.21%) Windows 2000
9 9 (5.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (5.59%) Windows Vista
10 5 (3.11%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.48%) Windows NT
11 4 (2.48%) Solaris
11 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.24%) Debian
12 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.62%) SUSE
13 1 (0.62%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (36.02%) ITIL
2 15 (9.32%) ITIL V3
2 15 (9.32%) Service Management
2 15 (9.32%) Migration
3 14 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 12 (7.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (6.83%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (6.83%) Problem Management
6 10 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.59%) DRM
7 9 (5.59%) Change Management
8 8 (4.97%) CRM
8 8 (4.97%) Incident Management
8 8 (4.97%) Change Control
9 5 (3.11%) Network Management
10 4 (2.48%) Business Continuity
10 4 (2.48%) SOA
10 4 (2.48%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.48%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.01%) SQL
2 22 (13.66%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.97%) C#
3 8 (4.97%) C++
4 7 (4.35%) Java
4 7 (4.35%) C
5 4 (2.48%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.48%) VBScript
6 1 (0.62%) Korn
6 1 (0.62%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.62%) C-shell
6 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) PHP
6 1 (0.62%) AWK
Qualifications
1 161 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (24.84%) MCP
3 31 (19.25%) MCITP
4 27 (16.77%) CCNA
4 27 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (15.53%) Security Cleared
6 24 (14.91%) MCSA
7 22 (13.66%) Degree
8 19 (11.80%) MCSD
9 18 (11.18%) MCTS
9 18 (11.18%) SC Cleared
10 16 (9.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (8.07%) DV Cleared
12 10 (6.21%) A+ Certification
13 9 (5.59%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (4.97%) MCDBA
14 8 (4.97%) CCA
14 8 (4.97%) MCDST
15 7 (4.35%) VCDX
16 5 (3.11%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 76 (47.20%) Active Directory
2 39 (24.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.94%) vSphere
5 8 (4.97%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.73%) XenApp
7 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.48%) XenServer
9 3 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.24%) Samba
10 2 (1.24%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.24%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.24%) NLBS
11 1 (0.62%) Xen
11 1 (0.62%) Squid
11 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.62%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (6.83%) Backup Exec
2 8 (4.97%) SCCM
2 8 (4.97%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.73%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.48%) WSUS
5 3 (1.86%) SCOM
5 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.86%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.24%) MOM
7 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.62%) Plesk
7 1 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.62%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.62%) Foglight
Vendors
1 88 (54.66%) Microsoft
2 61 (37.89%) VMware
3 29 (18.01%) Citrix
4 28 (17.39%) Cisco
5 23 (14.29%) Oracle
6 19 (11.80%) HP
7 12 (7.45%) Sophos
8 11 (6.83%) Dell
9 10 (6.21%) McAfee
10 9 (5.59%) Lumension
11 8 (4.97%) Altiris
11 8 (4.97%) Remedy
12 7 (4.35%) SolarWinds
13 6 (3.73%) Sun
14 5 (3.11%) NetApp
14 5 (3.11%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.11%) Apple
14 5 (3.11%) IBM
15 4 (2.48%) CommVault
15 4 (2.48%) Intel
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