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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Rank 115 125 172
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +47
Contract jobs citing MCSE 134 130 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.44% 1.49% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.65% 6.46% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 84 36
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£300 £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £178 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -12.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £31.50 £26.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.02 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.20% +35.48%
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
2372 2013 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.56% 23.05% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1219 1049 1062
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 106 149
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.36 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -41.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.11 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +20 44 £348 +5.37% 9
Berkshire -5 31 £300 -29.41% 12
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £165 +6.45% 8
Surrey -11 17 £300 -11.11% 14
West Sussex +5 11 £220 -20.00%
Oxfordshire -7 6 £306 -18.87% 4
East Sussex -11 5 - -
Kent -4 3 - - 1
Middlesex - - - - 2
Sussex - - - -
MCSE
England

MCSE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 252 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 202 (80.16%) Windows
3 151 (59.92%) Microsoft
3 151 (59.92%) Active Directory
4 101 (40.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (39.68%) MS Exchange
6 92 (36.51%) MCP
7 89 (35.32%) ITIL
8 83 (32.94%) VMware
9 71 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 70 (27.78%) Security Cleared
11 57 (22.62%) Firewall
12 55 (21.83%) CCNA
12 55 (21.83%) Citrix
12 55 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
13 54 (21.43%) MS Excel
14 53 (21.03%) SC Cleared
15 46 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (18.25%) MCITP
15 46 (18.25%) SCCM
15 46 (18.25%) SQL
16 43 (17.06%) HP
17 41 (16.27%) MS Office
18 40 (15.87%) DNS
18 40 (15.87%) SAN
19 39 (15.48%) Cisco
19 39 (15.48%) Degree
19 39 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
20 38 (15.08%) Linux
20 38 (15.08%) DHCP

MCSE
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 100 (39.68%) MS Exchange
2 39 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (14.29%) IIS
4 19 (7.54%) SharePoint
4 19 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 15 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.97%) Lync
7 10 (3.97%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (1.19%) Documentum
11 3 (1.19%) ArcGIS
11 3 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
12 2 (0.79%) SAS
13 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 54 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 41 (16.27%) MS Office
3 18 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.37%) Office 365
2 10 (3.97%) IaaS
2 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (22.62%) Firewall
2 40 (15.87%) DNS
2 40 (15.87%) SAN
3 38 (15.08%) DHCP
4 29 (11.51%) TCP/IP
5 23 (9.13%) WAN
6 20 (7.94%) LAN
7 18 (7.14%) Internet
8 17 (6.75%) X.400
9 16 (6.35%) X.500
9 16 (6.35%) VoIP
9 16 (6.35%) VPN
10 15 (5.95%) Wireless
11 13 (5.16%) NAS
12 12 (4.76%) SMTP
13 11 (4.37%) MPLS
14 10 (3.97%) Network Security
15 9 (3.57%) IP Telephony
15 9 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (2.78%) MSI
2 2 (0.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (0.79%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (7.94%) Finance
2 9 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.98%) Banking
3 5 (1.98%) Military
4 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
5 1 (0.40%) Electronics
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (21.43%) Analyst
2 43 (17.06%) Support Engineer
3 31 (12.30%) Support Analyst
4 29 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.75%) Messaging Engineer
6 16 (6.35%) Administrator
7 15 (5.95%) Security Analyst
8 12 (4.76%) Consultant
8 12 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
9 11 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.97%) Architect
10 10 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (3.97%) IT Security Analyst
10 10 (3.97%) Windows Administrator
11 9 (3.57%) Technical Support
11 9 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 8 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (3.17%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (2.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.75%) .NET
2 8 (3.17%) HTML
2 8 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 6 (2.38%) JSP
4 5 (1.98%) XML
5 4 (1.59%) Middleware
5 4 (1.59%) XSLT
5 4 (1.59%) Classic ASP
6 3 (1.19%) WAP
6 3 (1.19%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.79%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.79%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) ODBC
8 1 (0.40%) XSD
8 1 (0.40%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.92%) Blackberry
2 24 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.56%) PKI
3 14 (5.56%) Clustering
4 9 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.17%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.78%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.59%) CMDB
9 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.19%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.79%) iPad
10 2 (0.79%) Blog
10 2 (0.79%) Replication
10 2 (0.79%) EPoS
11 1 (0.40%) DTV
11 1 (0.40%) AS400
11 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 202 (80.16%) Windows
2 101 (40.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (15.08%) Linux
5 33 (13.10%) UNIX
5 33 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (12.70%) Windows 7
7 21 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 18 (7.14%) Windows 2000
9 17 (6.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (4.76%) Windows NT
12 9 (3.57%) Windows 8
13 8 (3.17%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.40%) Android
15 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (35.32%) ITIL
2 20 (7.94%) Configuration Management
3 16 (6.35%) Incident Management
3 16 (6.35%) Coaching
4 15 (5.95%) Service Management
4 15 (5.95%) Change Management
5 13 (5.16%) Validation
5 13 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.37%) Project Management
8 10 (3.97%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (3.97%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (3.17%) Test Scripting
9 8 (3.17%) Migration
10 7 (2.78%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.38%) Network Management
11 6 (2.38%) Time Management
11 6 (2.38%) Load Balancing
11 6 (2.38%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.25%) SQL
2 14 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.76%) C
4 8 (3.17%) Java
4 8 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.78%) C#
6 6 (2.38%) C++
6 6 (2.38%) VBScript
6 6 (2.38%) VB
7 5 (1.98%) Perl
7 5 (1.98%) Korn
7 5 (1.98%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 252 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (36.51%) MCP
3 70 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 55 (21.83%) CCNA
4 55 (21.83%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (21.03%) SC Cleared
6 46 (18.25%) MCITP
7 39 (15.48%) Degree
8 33 (13.10%) MCSA
9 32 (12.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (11.11%) DV Cleared
11 24 (9.52%) MCDST
12 19 (7.54%) MCTS
13 18 (7.14%) CCNP
14 10 (3.97%) CEH
14 10 (3.97%) CISSP
15 9 (3.57%) CCA
15 9 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
16 8 (3.17%) HNC
17 7 (2.78%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.90%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.19%) BS7799
3 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 151 (59.92%) Active Directory
2 46 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.13%) vSphere
4 19 (7.54%) VMware ESX
5 17 (6.75%) ISA Server
6 15 (5.95%) UAG
7 12 (4.76%) Hyper-V
8 9 (3.57%) Terminal Services
8 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (2.78%) XenApp
10 6 (2.38%) vCloud
10 6 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.98%) NFS
11 5 (1.98%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.98%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.19%) Nmap
12 3 (1.19%) Xen
13 2 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.40%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 46 (18.25%) SCCM
2 16 (6.35%) SCOM
3 13 (5.16%) Backup Exec
3 13 (5.16%) Nessus
4 9 (3.57%) BladeLogic
4 9 (3.57%) WSUS
5 8 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (2.78%) Nagios
6 7 (2.78%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (1.98%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.59%) OVSD
8 4 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.19%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.40%) WhatsUp Gold
11 1 (0.40%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 151 (59.92%) Microsoft
2 83 (32.94%) VMware
3 55 (21.83%) Citrix
4 43 (17.06%) HP
5 39 (15.48%) Cisco
6 24 (9.52%) Symantec
7 21 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.75%) Oracle
9 15 (5.95%) Intel
10 12 (4.76%) EMC
10 12 (4.76%) McAfee
11 10 (3.97%) Qualys
11 10 (3.97%) Juniper
12 8 (3.17%) Apple
13 7 (2.78%) Avaya
13 7 (2.78%) SolarWinds
14 6 (2.38%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.98%) ProCurve
15 5 (1.98%) Isilon
15 5 (1.98%) F5
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